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iOS 6 Tips and Hidden Features


iOS 6 has been out for more than an hour now. (Don’t get left behind.) Apple showcased many of the big-ticket features at its WWDC keynote back in June and, later, at the iPhone 5 unveiling. But there’s far more to iOS 6 than things like Passbook and Maps.
There are dozens of tweaks and additions that substantially enhance Apple’s mobile OS -- some obvious, and some hidden. Either way, we’ve saved you the trouble of searching for them.
Here are iOS 6’s 13 best new features. Got any suggestions we didn’t mention? Share them in the comments.


Have the Whole World in Your Hands

Apple’s completely redesigned Maps app replaces Google Maps in iOS 6. The new app has nifty features like turn-by-turn directions, Fly Over and, because it uses vector-based images, 3-D image renderings of many destinations. One of the less helpful (but fun!) features is the ability to zoom out in Satellite mode to see the Earth as a glowing blue ball in space.
Simply pinch to zoom out, like you normally, and keep doing it until the map becomes a globe. You can even spin the world around. The view doesn’t show time zones, or where it’s day or night, or any other useful information, but now you’ve got a globe in the palm of your hand.
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