What’s new in iOS 9

Apple has recently updated its Operating system and made major improvements in software. Like new multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive. Siri can do more than ever and improvements in the operating system enhance performance, battery life and security.

Some of the features in iOS 9 include:

Built-in Apps – Great new features for the apps you use every day

iPad Experience – Do more on the big iPad display — in two apps at once.

iOS 9 gets smarter and proactive suggestions make your device even more helpful.

Faster performance, improved security, convenient updates and longer battery life

Turn lists into checklists

Note it with a photo

Sketch your thoughts

All your notes across all your devices – In cloud

Use public transport with Maps as your guide

The new iCloud Drive app built into iOS 9 allows you to access any file you save to iCloud from just one place

Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture give you new ways to multitask on iPad

Siri can search a wider range of topics for a wider range of answers. It understands what you say more accurately and delivers your results faster

Your search screen is now pre-populated with contacts and apps

Longer battery life

The default for passcodes on your Touch ID–enabled iPhone and iPad is now six digits instead of four

iOS 9 gives developers APIs and services that enable new categories of apps and features

For more details:
http://www.apple.com/in/ios/whats-new/

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ios9

Apple launches Move to iOS app to help shift from Android to iOS

Apple Inc has launched a new app called Move to iOS which help the users transfer their essential data to their iOS device over Wi-Fi when switching phones.

This is the first Android app released by Apple.

The app allows the users to migrate to iOS with just a few steps and they can transfer their content automatically and securely from their Android device with the Move to iOS app, which covers contacts, calendars, email accounts, message history and their camera roll.

The app will automatically set up a private Wi-Fi network and request a security code from the user and then transfer all the data

The app should help people switch to the new iPhones when they launch on September 25th. It works with previous iPhones as well and is compatible with Android devices running KitKat 4.0 or newer.

Download Move to iOS Android App:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.movetoios&hl=en

Move to iOS
Move to iOS

Android Marshmallow: Six New features in the latest Android version

Google has named its latest version of Android after the tasty sweet Marshmallow.

The company revealed the name as – Android Marshmallow recently on its blog and also revealed the final Android 6.0 SDK will be available for download via the SDK Manager in Android Studio.

Android Product Manager – Jamal Eason, has stated that aside from the new platform features which include the fingerprint support and Doze power saving mode, Android Marshmallow will also have a new permissions model that modernizes the app install and update process.

“Today with the final Developer Preview update, we’re introducing the official Android 6.0 SDK and opening Google Play for publishing your apps that target the new API level 23 in Android Marshmallow,”

Android Marshmallow
Android Marshmallow

Here are some of the new features in the new Android Marshmallow:

a. Android 6.0 Marshmallow has a new Doze power-saving feature that has motion detection which optimizes battery usage. When the dozing feature is enabled, the device continues to send notifications about priority activities

b. The new fingerprint functionality can be used as a standalone feature to unlock Android devices, authorize Android Pay transactions, Google Play store purchases or partner e-commerce app purchases

c. Android 6.0 will include an alternative to the mobile payment system. Google’s Android Pay which replace Google Wallet for making mobile purchases in stores and applications

d. Marshmallow also streamlines the “permissions” model for users to install and upgrade apps. Android 6.0 will make it easier for users to prevent mobile applications from grabbing their personal information

e. Google has also announced support for the USB Type-C standard in Android Marshmallow, which will make your device charge faster than the usual. Also the new USB support in Android Marshmallow will also lets users use their phone to charge other devices

f. The Direct Share feature will allow users to share content such as contacts, within other apps. For example, the direct share target might launch an activity in another social network app, which lets the user share content directly with a specific friend or community in that app.

Android is now used in over 80 per cent of mobile phones worldwide and with such regular updates Google’s market share will keep increasing.

Google launches home WiFi router – OnHub

Google launched a WiFi router yesterday.
The router comes with in-built antennas that will scan the airwaves to spot the fastest connection.

The cylinder-shaped router, named OnHub, can be pre-ordered for $199.99 at online retailers including the Google Store, Amazon.com Inc and Walmart.com.

With the router, users will be able to prioritise a device so that they can get the fastest Internet speeds for data-heavy activities such as downloading content or streaming a movie.

The router can be hooked up with Google’s On app, available on Android and iOS, to run network checks and keep track of bandwidth use among other things.

Google said OnHub automatically updates with new features and the latest security upgrades. The router is being manufactured by network company TP-LINK.

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Google-OnHub-wifi-router

It is move aimed at a connected home and household devices to Internet as the global market for “Internet of Things”, will nearly triple to $1.7 trillion by 2020 according to research firm International Data Corp.

More details:
http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2015/08/meet-onhub-new-router-for-new-way-to-wi.html

Intel launches Multi-OS Engine Porting Android Apps to iOS

Intel has introduced a Integrated Native Development Experience (INDE) called Multi-OS Engine that aims to make it easier for Java developers to port their Android apps to the iOS platform.

Intel INDE is a cross-platform development suite that allows developer to create applications for Android, Windows, and OS X. The new Multi-OS Engine makes it possible to use Java to create native apps for iOS and Android, natively supporting both the x86 and the ARM platforms. INDE, furthermore, enables writing native UI for better user experience by providing access to iOS API through auto-generated Java bindings for Objective-C and C libraries.

Intel INDE’s Multi-OS Engine is stil in beta, but it is available for early access to subscribing developers.

Developers can use the IDE of their choice, either Xcode on Mac or Android Studio on Windows.

INDE is available in three editions: Start, Professional, and Ultimate Edition.

Intel believes the tools will help them save time and effort in trying to reach multiple platforms and make applications available more swiftly.

Now, app developers can make use of INDE in order to design Java-based iOS apps in Windows or Mac within Android Studio or using Xcode. Devs can debug a device from here, but also from a simulator.

For more details:
https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-inde#editions

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10 Material Design Android apps you should be using right now

Informative post By Dan Seifert of theverge.com

“Last year, Google unveiled its design vision for the future. Called Material Design, it incorporates bold colors, flat elements, and informative animations to create a fresh user interface for the modern age.
Here are 10 Android apps that have taken advantage of Google’s new tools to provide fresh takes on old ideas.”

Read Full Article – http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/22/7871293/best-material-design-android-apps

Five great Android apps for kids

Nice post by Jinny Gudmundsen, Special for USA TODAY

“These introductory apps set the stage for what kids can expect going forward. But your child’s age is relevant, so the following five starter apps — selected for their ability to provide a positive experience.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/gudmundsen/2015/01/18/android-apps-kids/21686769/

Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Nice post by Darren Orf of Gizmodo

With the holiday season well over, new apps and updates are flooding all mobile platforms. Windows Phone is going to have a huge week with Microsoft (finally) detailing the future of the mobile OS with its Wednesday Windows 10 event.

Read More: http://gizmodo.com/our-favorite-android-ios-and-windows-phone-apps-of-th-1679202060

Google Launches Classroom Android And iOS Mobile Apps

Google announced today that it is releasing Android and iOS mobile apps for its Google Classroom service.

Classroom offers teachers a platform to plan lessons, assignments, and work alongside students – https://classroom.google.com/
It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student.

According to Google – “Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organised and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools that includes Gmail, Drive and Docs.
Classroom is designed to help Google capitalize on the existing use of Google Apps in education, as well as drive further adoption of said tools in schools.”

Features of Google Classroom App:

The Classroom mobile app gives students the ability to snap photos and attach them
It also allows them to share images, PDFs and more from other apps to Classroom
Offline caching so they can work on assignments without a data connection

Google Classroom apps are available on Google Play and the Apple iTunes Store:

Download Android App
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.classroom

Download iOS App
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/id924620788?mt=8

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google classroom