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iOS 5 Beta 2 Shows Upcoming Calendar Items in Notification Center

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I’m gradually getting a chance to play around with the latest iOS 5 beta release, beta 2 – and finding out about nice little new features along the way, in addition to scary Norah Jones bugs.

One of the cool new features in the new Notification Center is that it now shows recent and upcoming calendar items. So you can just swipe down from the top of the screen from within any app (or on the home screen) to invoke Notification Center and calendar items as well as other notifications.

I don’t see any settings to let you specify what timeframe you’d like to see in Notification Center, but perhaps that will be added in a future beta.

Thanks to the guys at iPad in Canada for the heads-up on this one.

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iOS 5 Beta 2 Released, with WiFi Sync Enabled

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iOS 5 Beta 2 was released last night for registered developers. The big news about the new beta is that WiFi Sync has been enabled – though only for Mac users it looks like.

Here are the recommended steps and requirements for getting WiFi Sync enabled on an iPad (or other iOS device) running:

— You need to be running iOS 5 beta 2 of course, iTunes 10.5 beta 2, and  Mac OS X 10.6.8 or a preview build of OS X Lion.

— After restoring your iPad to iOS 5 beta 2, you should do a first sync while connected to your Mac.

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