For those of you who have been waiting for the go-ahead on iOS 10, it might now be time to think about updating.
On Oct 27, Apple released a 'major' update to iOS 10, iOS 10.1.
Then, hot on the heals of this iOS 10.1 release, Apple released a 'fix' for iOS 10.1 this week - so the latest version of iOS 10 is now (as at 5/11/16) iOS 10.10.1.
For those of you who had already installed iOS 10, 10.0.1, 10.0.2, 10.0.3 or 10.1, please do go ahead with this latest update, as there will be fixes for lots of little issues with the earlier releases of iOS 10 - as well as the new features described below.
For those who had not yet updated to iOS 10, I think that the upgrade and its updates have now 'bedded down' sufficiently for you to feel quite safe in going ahead with the update.
Below we look at some of the features that are worthy of mention in iOS 10.1 (and 10.1.1).
For anyone who is an iTandCoffee Club member, our next Free Friday on Nov 18th at 9am will be part 2 of 'Discovering the new features of iOS 10', where we will look at more of the great new features of iOS 10, and answer questions relating to iOS 10. Book here to reserve your place - seats are filling fast, so don't delay.
The video from the October Free Friday (where we looked at part 1 of 'Discovering the new features of iOS 10') is available here, for viewing by any iTandCoffee Club members who couldn't attend or who would like to refresh what we covered.
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iOS 10.1 has a lovely new feature on my iPhone 7 Plus
If, like me, you have splashed out on an iPhone 7 Plus, you will find a wonderful new feature in iOS 10.1, in the Camera app. (If you are tossing up between the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, this might help with your decision, as the feature is only available on the Plus model.)
The new feature is Portrait mode in the Camera App. When Portrait mode is selected, the resulting photo has looks like it was taken with a fancy SLR camera, blurring the background and focusing on the face/s or object in the foreground. Fancy!
Here is a Macworld article about this new feature.
Melbourne Public Transport directions are now available in Apple's Maps app
This is handy for those of you who love using Siri to get directions to places, try asking Siri "Give me public transport directions to 34 High Street Glen Iris" (or whatever address you really want!), and you will see the list of options for train, tram and bus routes and times.
This was available for many cities around the world, but has only recently become available for our own fair city.
Messages allows you to replay special effects
If you have been enjoying some of the special effects in the Messages app (some of which we featured in the last newsletter in the article "I somehow sent some animated balloons in my Message! How did that happen?"), iOS 10.1 provides the option to 'Replay' these effects.
And there's lots more in iOS 10.1, 10.1.1.
There are lots of other new features and fixes as well - here is the list extracted from the Apple website.
Recent Articles about iOS 10
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