9.3 IOS Update is Biggest in Years
Four Cool IOS 9.3 Features!
How many nights do you sit in bed trying to fall asleep after using your Apple device? Probably a lot. Studies show that when using your iPhone, iPad, or even Macbook, sleep patterns get really out of wack. The blue light emitted from the screen awakens our mind and obviously, when we are trying to sleep, our minds being awake is not ideal. With the update, devices will start automatically tinting the screen to warmer colors that will not keep our minds up all night. Cool right? It gets even cooler. Apple has designed technology that uses the time, and geolocation to make your screen progressively more orange tinted as night's go on. Apple has made Night Shift such a priority that it can be located by swiping up on your screen in the Control Center menu, making it fast and efficient for Apple users to control how much blue rays they have on their screen. By the time it is morning, Night Shift's technology has already turned itself off and returned the screen back to normal, so that there is no need to be taking time during your morning rush to adjust your screen. I think it is safe to say that the Night Shift update could make for one of the best additions to Apple products ever.
As far as I am concerned, my Notes contain some of the most important information there is about me. The 9.3 update gives extra protection (behind the lock screen passcode) to Apple users on their private information that they contain in the Notes app. An optional passcode has now been put into place for Notes making it entirely safe to keep valuable information in the Notes app. Before the 9.3 update I have always been timid to jot down information in my Notes, but with the update, my Notes are fully protected if I were to ever lose my iPhone, iPad, or Macbook.
One of the most talked about additions coming from the 9.3 update was the Apple Classroom feature. Apple Classroom allows you to connect with your teacher and fellow students through an app. I know what you are thinking, just like Google Classroom, right? Wrong. Apple Classroom allows students to pick up their work right where they left off, within the app! Google Classroom allows you to turn in work using Google Drive, and you have to switch back and forth between it all. But Apple Classroom allows a classroom to connect and do work through one app! The only issues are that Apple Classroom is only available for school issued iPads at the moment. Any school that is not Apple Distinguished can not access this feature just yet, but I'd look for that to change within the next couple months.
The Apple News app has been kept under the radar for quite awhile now because of the slow loading issues that it has been having, But, with 9.3, Apple has made sure they marketed it. Apple has made adjustments to get the app moving at faster speeds. With this, Apple has designed a "Flipboard" in the app personalized specifically for you. The flipboard is actually located under the "For You" tab and is made to comprehend with the users interests. It knows the users interests by asking a few simple questions that will help the technology personalize the flipboard towards the user. Neat right? The app can be viewed either straight, or in landscape mode. Apple News has been constantly foreshadowed by Samsung's easier to access flipboard intergration. I'd look fore some more revolutionizing updates to Apple News in the next update in a few months, IOS 10.