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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Notes app is greatly enhanced with drawings, lists, pictures, links & more

06/12/2015, 01:06 pm

Apple's native Notes application has received a major overhaul with iOS 9, allowing users to sketch ideas, insert pictures, include links to external apps, and more, making it a fully featured note taking solution.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple brings IFTTT-like functionality to HomeKit with Event Triggers

06/12/2015, 12:06 pm

With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple has added new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful --including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.

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Parrot refreshes iOS-controlled minidrone lineup, adds new Airborne and Hydrofoil models [u]

06/12/2015, 10:06 am

Parrot on Friday announced several changes to its minidrone line, showing off updated jumping bots, new flying drones, and revealing its first-ever water drone. [updated]

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Inside iOS 9: Apple makes it easier to upgrade with automatic overnight updates, smaller files

06/11/2015, 12:06 pm

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves --at a convenient time for the user.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

09/23/2015, 09:09 am

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple's personal digital assistant has received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

06/10/2015, 05:06 pm

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.

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Continuity over cellular will allow remote answering of phone calls, texts in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly plannning to untether some of its Continuity features in iOS 9, working with mobile network operators to forward calls and text messages from your iPhone to your Mac or iPad over the cell network.

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First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

06/10/2015, 12:06 pm

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has --as it does in every iOS revision --made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone's side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.

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Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 11:06 am

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.

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Find My iPhone, Friends become built-in apps in Apple's first iOS 9 beta, cannot be uninstalled

06/10/2015, 08:06 am

Both Apple's "Find My iPhone" and "Find My Friends" applications are built in to the first beta of iOS 9, hinting that they could be added to the growing list of native iPhone apps when the software update launches this fall.

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Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

06/09/2015, 05:06 pm

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit now accepts a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.

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iOS 9 power-saving tactics include cutting display power for face-down devices

09/18/2015, 07:09 am

Better battery life is an Apple priority for iOS 9, and to that end the company has adopted extreme attention to detail, implementing things like face-down power restrictions, a Low Power mode, and a dedicated menu in the Settings app with more granular detail.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps gains transit directions for buses, trains, subways, more

09/17/2015, 08:09 am

For years, the biggest omission in Apple Maps has been the lack of transit directions. But that all has changed with this year's iOS 9 update, which includes built-in support for buses, subways, trains, and more in select major cities.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri Suggestions, news, apps & more on Apple's revamped search screen

09/16/2015, 03:09 pm

Apple has introduced an entirely new home screen in iOS 9 that presents users with intelligent, contextually aware information, including frequently opened apps based on time of day and location, or potential destinations in Maps that a user might seek out.

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First look: iOS 9 brings Find My Friends widget, changes for Safari, Reminders, Camera

06/09/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system includes a number of evolutionary updates to complement its new headline features, like a new Notification Center widget for Find My Friends and user interface tweaks to Safari, Reminders, and the Camera app.

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iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

09/18/2015, 11:09 am

This week's launch of iOS 9 brings a slew of small but important new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. They include an all-new app for viewing iCloud Drive content, support for more complex six-digit passcodes, and a series of tweaks and improvements.

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Apple again warns White House against policies fostering weak encryption

06/09/2015, 12:06 am

In a letter delivered to President Barack Obama on Monday, two trade groups comprised of some of the largest tech companies in the U.S. asked the White House to reject government policies designed to undermine encryption systems built to keep consumer data private.

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Apple's 'Move to iOS' app transports user data from Android to iPhone

06/08/2015, 05:06 pm

With an eye on easing the transition from Android to the iOS ecosystem, Apple plans to offer switchers a special Android app that wirelessly transfers personal data, downloaded apps and other information over to a new iPhone.

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Apple drops Helvetica for San Francisco in iOS 9

09/16/2015, 04:09 pm

The launch of Apple's iOS 9 mobile operating system officially brings its bespoke San Francisco typeface to the rest of its product lineup, as Helvetica's short run has come to a close.

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iOS 8.4, iTunes for Mac updates coming by June 30 to prep for Apple Music

06/08/2015, 03:06 pm

As a part of its its WWDC 2015 keynote, Apple announced that iOS 8.4 and a new version of iTunes will be available by June 30, in time for the launch of the on-demand Apple Music streaming service.

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