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Apple Unveils iOS 9 at WWDC, with a ‘proactive’ Siri and smarter maps
On Monday, June 8th, Apple launched its newest update to their mobile operating system, iOS, at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference. iOS 9 has groundbreaking changes in Siri, the mapping app, and tablet productivity. Such changes bring apple closer to features that certain Android and Windows phones and tablets already have.
While Siri was the first personal assistant invented, she has now started to fall short of the Android M’s Google now. However that is about to change. The mobile user will now be able to use natural language to communicate with Siri’s new accommodation, Proactive. It will have a new responsiveness that serves for specific requests and takes into account time relevance. You’ll now be able to ask to search for photos from a specific date or location and set more personalized reminders such as, “Remind me to grab my coffee from the roof of the car when I get in.” Furthermore searches will pull information such as scores and videos from applications running in the background and then link you to it. Additionally every time you make a search, Siri will make Suggestions based on what the user is typically doing at that time of the day. Siri connects to Apple Music and not only plays songs on demand, but will also know how to find songs without giving a title.
Apples maps is also renovating itself by including directions via walking or transit. It will also search for train or tram schedules which run through a specific line in addition to pointing out entries and exits to further ease commutes.
The News app is a preinstalled personalized newsreader application that will feed you with stories based on sources you’ve used before or subjects you’ve read about before. Of course you’ll be allowed to search readings in addition to those recommended to you. There’s an emphasis on anything that is read is private; Apple won’t share what...