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iOS 10 Review

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The iOS 10 upgrade grants iPhone owners access to a number of conceptual interactivity upgrades that Apple has been developing and polishing for some time in advance. The visible interface adjustments are relatively minor upon installation, though the first minor cosmetic alteration that users may notice are the lightly redesigned notification bubbles.
Widgets extension functionality

The most significant change that iOS 10 is intended to facilitate is an boost to the performance capacity of certain apps. One of the more subtle but notable signs of iOS 10 empowerment is a streamlined window of access into information-streaming apps made possible through an upgrade Widgets extension capability.

If the user assigns their favorite information-streaming apps into the Widgets pane, then they’ll be able to view updates without needing to manually touch the app icons to pull up their feeds individually.

The new Widgets design places the Today View in three different positions: the lock screen, the notification feed, and to the immediate left of the home screen. In addition to the default widgets that Apple provides as a standard in all iOS 10 installations, there are a number of downloadable widgets that can be added as well

3D Touch display.

Miniature widget icons have been incorporated into iOS 10’s 3D Touch display. 3D Touch consists of three distinct panes: the smart homes control pane, the audio adjustment pane, and the system customization pane.

Third-party app incorporation with Siri

Though Siri is not compatible with all different third-party apps, a few categories of apps can now be accessed via Siri’s recognition. Some of the apps that have been confirmed compatible with iOS 10 Siri are LinkedIn, Uber, and a number of other lifestyle convenience apps designed for outgoing communication, photography and instant mobile payment.

Lock screen redesign

One of the more immediately noticeable updates is the redesign of the lock screen. Rather than going through with the familiar process of sliding a bar across the screen with a finger to unlock the main interface, users now have a two-step process that consists of a Touch ID input sequence and a single depression of the home button.


Ultimately, iOS 10 shows a willingness in Apple to start inching away from its interface’s status quo. Updates such as the lock screen makeover, Widget extensions, Siri’s new compatibility with 3rd-party apps, while not dramatic adjustments, offer appreciable convenience.

Sky Guide App

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Know your universe.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to look up into the night sky and be able to point out all the planets and constellations on display? Imagine the thrill of knowing without hesitation where Earth is related to the celestial bodies nearby, relatively speaking.

The Sky Guide app gives users these abilities and so much more. To use it, one simply needs to hold their device up to the sky. No Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal required. Tapping on an object will play a musical note based on the temperature and size of the object. Selecting the info button will display additional details about the object such as position, angle, and size. Information on constellations includes the myths surrounding them.

The app also features a useful tracking add-on. This addition to the app allows the user to select a specific Earth satellite and receive updates on where it is located in the sky. Follow the progress of any satellite, including the most exciting one, the International Space Station. Continue reading Sky Guide App

WhatsApp Messenger

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Countless smartphone apps exist for people to keep in touch but none as popular as WhatsApp. This messenger app is growing popularity in both iOS and Android at a global scale. This app has end-to-end encryption, very easy sign up and practically eliminates texting cell phone plans.

Unlike other messenger apps, WhatsApp does not require a user to create an account. Instead, you enter your phone number and verify it with a text message. Once this process is complete, the app syncs with your contact list; this allows you to chat with other friends who have the app. WhatsApp also has a support team that helps end-users with technical issues during the installation or product usage.

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