Apple’s latest updates and features at WWDC 2016 for iPhone and iWatch

ios10 and watchos3 features at WWDC 2016

This time, Apple focuses on only software, no new hardware has been released. At WWDC 2016 Apple announced latest updates and features primarily on iOS, MacOS, tvOS and watch OS.

iOS 10: iOS 10 features started with a redesigning Lock screen, includes 3D-touch, notifications that enable access to more information, easily accessible camera, and new widgets. Control Center also has been redesigned with the support of 3D Touch and a wake-up feature that wakes up the screen without bypassing notifications. iphone Siri can do a lot more in iOS 10. An updated Siri allows developers to build Siri support into their apps so that we can now ask Siri to do more things with third party apps like a Uber to book a ride or WhatsApp to send a message.

Messages have been updated with new features like background animations, bubble effects, sketching feature, which also was introduced on the Apple Watch, this feature allows users to create drawings. A predictive emoji feature that can suggest words in the message to replace emoji’s, by tapping on selected emoji, that word will replace the emoji automatically. Message app has its own Message App Store in this update, so iOS developers can create iMessage apps that can be used and improve Message app with unlimited capabilities. Message app can now send stickers and GIFs to order dinner and make payments.

And Apple added a dedicated Home app to operate multiple HomeKit devices, Photos app improved the recognition feature. Map and Music apps also have redesigned.

Watch OS 3: watchOS 3 is a significant update, introducing new apps, new watch faces, and impressive performance improvements. According to Apple, it is going to feel like a whole new watch. Navigation has been improved, with left and right swipes now used to change the iwatch face.

Activity sharing is new in watchOS 3, allowing Apple Watch owners to share their workout and activity information with friends to compete with each other  stay motivated. New activity-based Smart Replies in the app are available to communicate with friends and family over activity achievements. There are settings in the Activity app to customize workouts and activities for wheelchair users, with wheelchair pushes contributing to all-day calorie goals.

A new Breathe app is designed to guide Apple Watch owners through daily deep breathing sessions to cut down on stress and induce relaxation, and there are also new Reminders and Find My Friends Apps. There are three new watch faces, including Minnie Mouse, simple numerals face, and an Activity face that shows activity rings plus more faces can work with complications.

An SOS feature will automatically call emergency services when the side button pressed, no matter where you are in the world, and the Apple Watch can now be used to unlock a password protected Mac’s with new Continuity functionality.

The Messages app redesign makes it quicker to reply to incoming texts, and a new “Scribble” feature allowing you to write on the Apple Watch face with a finger.

 

A New IT Revolution Through Internet of Things

IoT technology is promising, as it may result in dramatically increasing productivity and change the nature of work how we do, and also the likely increase in income disparity. There have been multiple big technology revolutions, but the most impactful on human society are only a few. Let’s look at the prior technology revolutions, which amplified human capability.

Technology Revolutions

Mainframes: A mainframe is simply a large computer and entirely different from a PC. The mainframe name comes from the way it builds up. All units of the machine were set up into a frame. Thus, the main computer is built into one frame called a “Mainframe”. Due to massive development costs, these are typically manufactured by only large companies like IBM, Hitachi and among others.

In the 1950’s, a mainframe’s design was much different with speeds permitted to one thousand additions per second, it had vacuum cubes, and generated an enormous amount of heat. Mainframes required using chilled water and blower air conditioning system to cool the unit and consumed 125 kilowatts of electrical power. Initially, there was no operating system for mainframes, only hard wired and it need have hundreds of switches to have the machine calculate a table. The smaller version of the IBM 360 mainframe was the revolutionized computing in the 1960’s.

The primary purpose of mainframes was to run commercial applications of Fortune 1000 companies and other large-scale computing purposes. This was included banking and insurance businesses because they have enormous amounts of data are processed every day.

Microcomputer: In 1971, Intel introduced the first microprocessor chip and started the microcomputer revolution. Microcomputers had a significant impact on our society, economy and culture. As advantages of microcomputer increased, buyers began to own machines to take over expensive routine tasks like typing, copying, mailing, budgeting and managing lists.

The software grew rapidly, and prices dropped steadily. The color computer is the best among the microcomputer group. It has a small memory slot, excellent graphics, and a friendly interface to multitask. As business requirements increased, an expensive computer consisted of a keyboard, monitor, two drives, and a printer, all together with a good operating system.

SmartphoneSmartphones and tablets are now everywhere. The manner in which they used doesn’t match all initial expectations. Life before the smartphone was very different. We had Palm Treos, HP iPaqs, Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones were introduced executive management with the ability to read and send an email. An early criticism of smartphones was that they had a corporate value beyond email; Something the BlackBerry had already done for many years.

From the year 2006 onwards, Nokia started focusing on entertainment smartphones including their N-series smartphones. When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, it had a very different perspective and different approach than that one of the first smartphones to use a multi-touch user interface. In 2008, HTC released the first smartphone with an Android operating system, which is an open-source platform. Initially, Android phone adoption was slow, but from the year 2010, it started to gain popularity then from 2012 dominated the smartphone market worldwide.

Right now, we have depended on our smartphones for many years and the technology also moved forward very much faster. Vensi. Inc, is the best mobile app development company, that can transform your businesses process into robust, we provide a full range of mobile applications for any business.

Internet of Things: The Internet of Things has rapidly become one of the most familiar topics across business and technology. The Internet of Things is a present technological revolution that has been taking over just about everything and still some people don’t realize just how huge it.

IoT and Machine-to-machine technologies convert real-time data via the cloud into understandable information for a user that keeps users better connected than ever before. Web applications enable you to monitor and control remotely your smart devices like a thermostat. A smart device can sense and send data when temperature very high or low, this is one reason why the Internet of Things is the next big thing.

Today, we have already seen a huge number of revolutionary innovations around the Internet of Things and it just keeps on growing and leading us to a better connected and more intelligent world. The Internet of Things is providing businesses with more opportunities than ever before.

If you are looking new business opportunity, with IoT solutions along with your product, we at Blueapp.io will find an effective IoT solution that can communicate your product remotely through smartphones or tablets or even from the web.