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    I hate the new tab bar in Safari. I always use my iPad 1 in landscape mode and the tab bar gobbles up precious screen space.

    Is there a way to remove it?

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    thanks for the info I must have missed that somewhere. Guess we'll have to wait for IPad 3 for some of the real coolness of iOS5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riki View Post
    Yes tim, I did. I'm in the process of reinstalling some of the apps I remember.
    Good to hear - let us know how you get on....

    I'm waiting a bit longer.....

    Tim

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    I started upgrading last night and finally finished at about 2pm today. I can't stand iTunes and it is the only that is ruining my enjoyment of my new iPad and iPhone 3GS. I work at demonstrating technology for a living so I know my way around most stuff like that but iTunes is a joke. Every time I attempted to update it would start syncing and backing up and then proceeded to tell my there was no more space on my ipad despite me starting off with 5gb free on my iPad. Long story short I was stuck in an endless loop of iTunes threatening to delete all my data or telling me I had no space until I finally got it sorted at 2pm today. There should be some detailed user friendly instructions with iTunes

    Overall iOS 5 was not worth the effort. I don't really see what all the fuss was about.

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    Sorry my post above went a bit funny, anyway to conclude ios 5 was not worth the effort.

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    Overall, it is an improvement though there is a few things I don't like:

    1. The new functionality of the photos app...can create albums but can't move photos between them. If you save a pic from email it goes to saved photos as before. You can select it and if you create a new album with it it goes to the new album but stays in saved photos as well. This is unacceptable. Apple dropped the ball on this feature. The two things they did improve in the photos app that work are being able to re-arrange the albums in the order you want and they improved scrolling speed when you have LOTS of albums like I do. The should have just copied the functionality of the Photoalbums+ tweak in cydia and added the re-arranging function to it.

    2. The music app. My main complaint here is making the now playing text too light on the background and the album art too small. I use my iPad in my car daily connected to my stereo, as I made a custom dash mount for it and this really makes it hard to see. Album art, I could live without, but would love to at least see the the now playing arrow or whatever you want to call it that is in the song list automatically jump to show which song is playing, especially when using shuffle so that the current song playing always shows close to the middle of the list.

    3. They should have included the weather widget for notification center. Is there a cydia tweak for this?


    Other than that, it's been a pretty positive experience so far....will be ever better once all the jailbreak tweaks get updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daved2006
    Sorry my post above went a bit funny, anyway to conclude ios 5 was not worth the effort.
    That's a shame, I'm enjoying getting to learn all the ins and outs of iOS 5.

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    iOS 5 seems ok. Not the massive upgrade apple were raving about. We don't have gestures on iPad one and I was looking forward to that.

    Things like news stand could have just been a downloadable app. iMessage is the best thing about the whole update. And let's be honest that could have been a downloadable app too lol.

    I think apple have let themselves down a bit with this update. They hyped it up and to be honest it's just average. Half the stuff it can do now android could do before.

    sent from iPad

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    By notification center, do you just mean what shows up when you swipe down from the top bar? Because I love it, maybe more than Android's. It's nicer looking.

    While I love the albums thing on the photo app, I have to agree I'm underwhelmed with it in the end... Because when I move pics into an album (you can't move pics into albums synced from your computer, I learned) they still stay in Camera Roll... Kind of annoying.

    I do like iMessage, having only an iPad and not an iPhone yet. My mom has an iPhone and because my android phone sucks, I like being able to use my iPad to text her (and other people) since she's one of those moms that even at 26 wants her daughter to text her to tell her she got home okay

    Overall iOS 5 is smoother. I don't like that you can't delete Newsstand because the only digital subscription I might get will just go in iBooks because it's a PDF. But I do like the smoothness, the notifications on the lock screen, the notification bar, and iMessage. I'm glad I upgraded. I also got lucky and lost no apps... Only thing I lost is the cover art on books I synced from iTunes that had been on an external hard drive.

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    Overall, I'm happy. The update gave me a few problems but on the first day, I didn't expect much. My ipod touch updated much faster.
    One thing that is odd is that while I was updating, I was connected to my PC the whole time. When I started the update, my battery was showing 71% but hours later when completed, it showed a full charge. This morning it's only down to 90% so my question is, does the new OS allow charging via USB now? I can't see where that's mentioned anywhere.


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