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Topic: Inside iOS 9

Inside iOS 9.3: Apple will allow third-party apps to add music to your iCloud Music Library [u]

02/18/2016, 11:02 am

With its forthcoming iOS 9.3 update, Apple plans to allow third-party apps to add songs to a user's iCloud Music Library, eliminating the need to use iTunes on a Mac or PC to upload songs to the cloud or add them to the iOS Music app.

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Inside iOS 9.3: 'Auto Switch' lets you use multiple Apple Watches with one iPhone

01/12/2016, 10:01 am

Upon installing iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, users can take advantage of a new feature Apple has dubbed "Auto Switch," allowing users to own multiple styles of Apple Watch and swap them out with ease.

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Inside iOS 9.3: Apple's native apps gain new 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s

01/12/2016, 09:01 am

The upcoming release of iOS 9.3 will bring new 3D Touch shortcuts to Apple's built-in apps on the iPhone 6s, most notably giving users the ability to quickly update App Store installs, or access battery or Wi-Fi settings.

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Inside iOS 9: Notification Center streamlined with app alerts sorted by date, Apple Watch battery widget, new iPad view

07/28/2015, 11:07 am

A number of small but significant tweaks to the Notification Center in iOS 9 have made Apple's catch-all drop down menu more useful and efficient, including an easier way to remove all app notifications on a daily basis.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Maps app gets smarter with automatic directions based on user habits

07/27/2015, 12:07 pm

A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system does that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you're probably planning to drive.

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First look: Apple's News app debuts in latest iOS 9 beta

07/08/2015, 03:07 pm

The newest pre-release version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system brought the first public release of the company's News app, an app and cloud service unveiled at WWDC and designed to act as an aggregator for news and commentary.

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Inside iOS 9: iPad home screen folders now display 16 apps per page

07/08/2015, 03:07 pm

In another move intended to take advantage of greater screen real estate on the iPad, folders iniOS 9 are now a larger four-by-four design, accommodating 16 apps per page.

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First look: iOS 9's totally redesigned app switcher

06/16/2015, 10:06 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system comes with many visual tweaks, but the all-new, simplified app switcher is perhaps the most radical change to the user interface.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's QuickType keyboard gains quick cut, copy, paste & more on iPad

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Apple's QuickType keyboard has gained new iPad-specific functions in iOS 9, including a "Shortcut Bar" with quick links to commonly used text entry functions like cut, copy, paste, and font options.

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iOS 9 hardware keyboard shortcuts bring Apple's iPad world closer to the Mac

06/12/2015, 03:06 pm

New hardware keyboard capabilities for the iPad in iOS 9 make it easier than ever to switch apps and access shortcuts, pushing Apple's tablet to become more like a traditional computer than ever before.

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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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First look: iOS 9's new cursor-controlling gesture keyboard on iPad

06/11/2015, 03:06 pm

One of the headline features in Apple's next-generation mobile operating system is the ability to turn the iPad's on-screen keyboard into an ersatz trackpad, an extremely useful addition that power users will love.

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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: Apple's iPad-only 'Picture in Picture' mode lets you keep watching video with any task

09/18/2015, 01:09 pm

With the release of iOS 9 this week, iPad owners can now shrink video and continue watching and listening while accomplishing other tasks, thanks to Apple's all-new Picture in Picture mode.

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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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Inside iOS 9: Apple's iPad-exclusive split-screen multitasking will enhance productivity

09/16/2015, 07:09 pm

With Apple's iOS 9 upgrade, the iPad lineup -- and the upcoming iPad Pro -- gets special attention to enhance productivity on the big-screen tablets, including an all-new split-screen multitasking mode that will allow users to more easily accomplish two tasks at once.

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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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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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