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iOS 4.2 released, wireless improvements added

Posted by: Dan at 11/23/2010 5:26 AM
Apple released the latest update to iOS yesterday adding in a few features that were promised a while back. Most notably are AirPrint and AirPlay, which allow devices to print or stream wirelessly to AirPlay compatible devices. A few other tweaks and bug fixes were also thrown in as well as beefing up the parental controls. The update impacts iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod touches 2nd gen and later. Check out the whole list below

iOS 4.2 Software Update

This update contains improvements, including the following:

• AirPrint
   - Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to AirPrint compatible printers on a local wireless network
• AirPlay
   - Wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos to Apple TV
   - Wirelessly stream music to AirPlay compatible speakers and receivers, including AirPort Express
• FaceTime improvements
   - Initiate calls with Voice Control
   - Initiate calls from an SMS conversation
   - Support for Bluetooth accessories
• Find text on the web page in Safari
• New fonts setting available for Notes
• New SMS/MMS text tones and the ability to set custom tones per contact
• Additional restrictions (parental controls) available:
   - Account settings
   - App deletion
   - Game Center friends
   - Location settings
• Ability to import .ics files into Calendar
• Bug fixes, including:
   - Eliminates sound artifacts occasionally captured in recorded audio with 4th generation iPod touch
   - Improves audio playback to car stereos via USB