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Tech Report: Giving Apple’s iOS 6 A Try

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The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Apple released its latest version of their operating system, iOS 6, on Wednesday. I downloaded it, and after playing around with it a little, so far so good.

I like a lot of what I’ve seen, even with Siri. With Siri, I was able to get some sports scores, restaurant information and movie listings.

With their new camera app, you can take a picture and upload it to Facebook, which used to not be the case. Also there’s a panorama view, where you can take a picture and swivel to the right or the left to get that nice all-inclusive shot.

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I even took a drive to check out the maps application. Even though they have received some criticism for lacking some of the bells and whistles of Google Maps, I liked it because it was simple. I used Siri to take me to the nearest Starbucks and turn-by-turn she got me to the closest one.

In the old days, we would have to hook up our iPad or iPhone to the mother ship or desktop computer. That’s no longer the case since it can all be done in the cloud.

For people upgrading to iOS 6, I suggest to allow some time since the process took a while. Don’t do it right before you need to make a phone call. Give yourself an hour, just to make sure.

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