“With iOS 9 due out in public beta next month and to the general public this fall, Apple continues refining the appearance and behavior of the software that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld. “And just as it’s doing with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple is adding a variety of under-the-hood improvements and new tricks that focus on proactivity, UI refinements, and best of all, stability and performance.”
“Perhaps one of the most useful search-related features is the one found to the left of the Home Screen,” deAgonia writes. “When you swipe to the right from the home screen, you’ll see a pre-populated list of information iOS 9 thinks is important to you: recent contacts, recent apps, suggestions to find nearby locations like gas stations, theaters and bars, and some of the latest headlines, based on trending local news.”
“When using guidance in Maps — tell Siri to take you to work, for instance — iOS 9 will prompt you when to leave based on current traffic, and then volunteer traffic updates along the way, as well as alternative routes around traffic any tie-ups ahead,” deAgonia writes. “(That’ll come in handy when Siri suddenly announces that there’s traffic two miles ahead due to an accident and suggests ways around it.)”
Much, much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re looking forward to iOS 9 this fall (beta 2 is still too wonky for everyday use, so, non-developers, do not install on your primary iOS devices), but iOS 8.4 with Apple Music is what we’re looking forward to first. Four days to go!