Apple’s recent iPhone 3.0 beta shows additional tweaks and improvements

“Developer sources familiarizing themselves with betas of Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software have uncovered a handful of additional tweaks and improvements to the system in recent weeks, including changes to Safari’s window handling, new battery status indicators and notification preferences, as well as the advent of data detectors in certain apps,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“With the release of iPhone 3.0, Safari will let you close out and clear all your open browser windows without having to first create a new blank page to get rid of the contents of the last active window,” Oliver reports.

“iPhone 3.0 will also introduce an option of showing you how much battery life you have left on your iPhone or iPod touch in a numerical percentage,” Oliver reports. “Also visible in the latest betas of iPhone 3.0 software is a new Push Notifications preference pane that will allow you to enable or disable any of the three types of notifications that third party applications can push to your handset: Sounds, Alerts and Badges. Alternatively, notifications can be disabled as a whole.”

“It’s also noted that Apple is enabling Data Detectors in a variety of new applications,” Oliver reports.

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