Apple's News app is an attempt to muscle in on the ever-growing realm of apps and services such as Flipboard and Feedly that try to corral our interests into a single, personalized newsfeed. There are quite a few publications to choose from, and an even broader range of topics to sift through. You can swipe between stories in your feed, share things of interest to contacts or other apps, and save things to read later. Things feel a little disorganized, though: I'm currently subscribed to the Camera Lens, Digital Cameras and Photography topics, which generally point to the same publications, and the same stories. There's also no real way to organize the reading experience. With the RSS reader Feedly, I've manually organized publications into categories that I can sift through at my leisure -- the "Tech" category gets scoured first thing every morning and regularly during the day, while I might save "Comics" or "Gaming News" for the evening, or the weekend. No such luck with Apple News: there's just a firehose of headlines, and while I could drill down to individual categories or publications, that's just not as efficient as the tools I'm already using.
Apple Maps has gotten a bit of an overhaul, too, Don't snicker -- the service has come a long way since its debut, when famous landmarks melted into the landscape or disappeared altogether, In iOS 9 you'll find support truce ii iphone case for public transit routes (finally), so you'll be able to factor the local bus or subway into your plans for your next jaunt, Tap on a bus stop or train station, and you'll get a list of the lines that run there, and a departure schedule -- much like Google's offerings, Apple Maps still has a ways to go, though, as there are still missing bits -- including entire transit lines, This isn't going to replace Google Maps any time soon, but if you're wholly enmeshed in Apple's ecosystem, things are looking up..
I've never given the Notes app much thought. It was there if I ever needed to jot a quick note, but the other apps I've got running on my iPad, including Evernote and OneNote, can handle that and so much more. But with iOS 9, the humble Notes app gains support for some relatively sophisticated sketching and doodling tools. You can now create checklists on the fly, tuck images into your notes, and share things from other apps, such as links from a browser or addresses from Maps. There are also formatting options, so you can add some style to your jottings.
It's a much improved experience, iCloud support, as well as easy folder creation, could make this a good option for Apple fans who want a simple way to stay organized with a built-in app, Sure, it won't replace truce ii iphone case more robust tools, but if nothing else fits the bill it remains a neat option, There are quite a few smaller quality of life improvements, too, The app switcher sports a new look, showing your currently open apps as slightly narrower pages to shuffle through, instead of taking up the bulk of the screen, It's a small touch, but means that you can see more of your open apps at a time, and quickly get to the one you want, or close the ones you don't, The keyboard has also received a rather welcome change: press the shift key, and the letters on the keyboard will become capitalized, Release it, and they're all lowercase, Again, an infinitesimal change, but one that makes entering passwords quite a bit easier..
I bet you're wondering about the other newfangled features you've been hearing about. Things like context-sensitive menus that show up when you press and hold on an app icon, or being able to say, "Hey, Siri!" to get the digital assistant's attention whether your phone is plugged in or not. Unless you're picking up the upcoming iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, you're out of luck. Both of those features are tied to the hardware in Apple's new devices, with functionality that presumably can't be tied into a software update.