Readers of this blog will know that I recently featured a clever little device that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter, has 2 USB ports, and can store the location of where you park your car.Well, today I discovered that Apple has now rendered my nifty little device almost redundant with one of the new features of iOS 10.
My iPhone can now tell me where I parked my car - even without that additional device that I purchased! I can ask Siri 'Where is my car?'. How good is that!
This is just one of the features that I have found noteworthy in iOS 10.
Below are some others that I will definitely make use of - and I am sure there will be more to come, as I play with iOS 10 more and more. iTandCoffee Club members can tap/click on 'More Details›' for some of the items below to find out more about the feature. (If you are not yet a member, find out more about The iTandCoffee Club here.)
Lock screen, Notification Centre and Spotlight Search
Photos and Camera
Storage management/ Home Screens
Mail, Messages and Keyboard/Typing
There are also lots of little changes in various places (see here for more details of the below changes) -
Is it time to install iOS 10 yet?
For the majority of iTandCoffee clients and subscribers, there is nothing really 'life-changing' in iOS 10 make it worth rushing in and getting.
It has been pretty stable, although I have had a few apps' crash since the upgrade. This may just be that those apps have not been fully updated to go with iOS 10. Fortunately, the 'crashes' have just been an annoyance and I have not been prevented from doing what I need to do.
I am, however, a little concerned about poor battery performance since upgrade to iOS 10. This may just mean that I need to turn certain features off, but time will tell. I know that others have reported similar issues. As an example, this weekend I went from 18% battery to zero in a matter of seconds, while I was taking photos. Very frustrating.
If you can bear to wait, I would suggest holding fire for a bit longer - for at least a week or two - perhaps waiting for iOS 10.0.1 to arrive and settle in. You might save yourself from multiple updates, should Apple release one or more changes over the next few weeks.
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