Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

What’s great about Apple iOS10; all iPhone users should know this

Narada Desk | October 4, 2016 10:37 pm Print
There's a chance you're one of the ten people who actually use Apple News. If so, you'll be interested in this one. It's receiving an Apple Music-like design overhaul, with similar chunky titles. Subscriptions and breaking news notifications are also incoming.

Enable Red Tint

To try out the new feature, simply go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations, then select the Color Filters option.

Add a Shortcut for Your Red Tint (Optional)

If you find yourself wanting to go back and forth between your new red tint and regular bright non-tinted screen, it’d be pretty inconvenient to have to keep going into the Color Filters menu in Settings to toggle the red filter on and off. To speed up this process, you can enable an Accessibility shortcut and just triple-click the home button to toggle the red screen on and off instead.

To set it up, go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility, then scroll all the way to the bottom and select Accessibility Shortcut. Choose the Color Filters option from the list and you’re done. Now every time you triple-click the home button, it’ll switch between normal screen and red tint.

Check out the other cool features!

SMARTER LOCK SCREEN

Apple has improved the lock screen experience with iOS 10. You’ll now be able view your lock screen just by picking up your phone, as well as action notifications using 3D Touch. These features aren’t quite as revolutionary as Apple is making out, but it’s good they’re finally landing on iDevices.

3D TOUCH & WIDGETS

Talking of 3D Touch, Apple is filling out the usage of its big hardware addition of last year’s iPhone 6S. You’ll be able to press and hold firmly on app icons to bring up widgets – essentially providing you with key information without actually entering the apps.

SIRI

Apple and open source software aren’t normally found in the same sentence, but the Cupertino-based firm’s hand has been forced to a certain extent and it’s releasing the Siri API to the developer community. Some of the third-party integrations coming include Uber, WhatsApp, Skype and Slack. If you enjoy talking to your phone, this is actually kind of exciting.

PHOTOS

There’s a bunch of new AI functionality coming to Apple’s native Photos app, including new facial and location detection capabilities, more powerful search, and a new tab called Memories that will turn your photos into highlight-style reels based around things like location and people. We’ll have to see how this one pans out in the flesh – it sounds like a nicety rather a game-changer (and is more than a bit reminiscent of HTC’s Zoe), but let’s not poo-poo it before we’ve tried it.

MAPS

Maps, like Siri and Photos, is getting smarter and more open. Developers will be able to access the Maps API in iOS 10 and beyond, so we can look forward to things like native restaurant booking and ride hailing.

APPLE NEWS

There’s a chance you’re one of the ten people who actually use Apple News. If so, you’ll be interested in this one. It’s receiving an Apple Music-like design overhaul, with similar chunky titles. Subscriptions and breaking news notifications are also incoming.

APPLE PAY

Apple Pay is making its way to web purchases with iOS 10. There’ll be a new ‘Buy with Apple Pay’ button appearing on website checkout screens, which will mean you can authorize payments using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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