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Save Time with Passbook

Passbook is one of the most useful features in the new iOS 6 operating system for the iPhone. 

What is Passbook?   It's a handy feature that lets you store and quickly access electronic versions of tickets, boarding passes, merchant cards and more.

How does it work?  First, you need to download apps for those merchants that you plan to put into Passbook.  When you open Passbook for the first time, a button will appear that will take you to the Passbook section of the Apple App Store.  You’ll see all of the supported Passbook apps, like Fandango, American Airlines, and Walgreens to name a few.  Read More...

The Newest iPad and iPhone Features in iOS 6

Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system, available this fall, will bring some significant improvements to the iPhone and iPad.

Some of the most notable changes are to Siri. She will be able to open apps, pull up sports scores and stats, and even make restaurant reservations through Open Table. Siri will also be able to integrate into the hands-free systems of many vehicles.

A new application called Passbook can organize movie and sporting event tickets, store membership cards, retail coupons and airplane boarding passes. You can even use Passbook to check in for a flight, buy movie passes and redeem coupons.

The new iOS will also have its own mapping app with real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation spoken by Siri. Maps are vector based which means graphics and text are incredibly detailed. You can tilt and rotate to view an area and the Maps app will keep the names of streets and places where they belong. Read More...