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Somethins' Comin' Part 2

Somethins’ Comin’ Part 2
by Gary Woods

Last week I talked about the Apple World Wide Developers Conference on June 8th in San Francisco’s Moscone Center and the enhancement to iOS 9. But, there was also some other stuff that’s comin’ down the pike.

Siri will have some features that make it much more proactive and intuitive. For instance if you’re looking at something in Safari you can tell Siri to “remind me about this later” and it will be able to recall the web page you were viewing.

Another feature that debuted had to do with music. For example if you plug in your headphones your Music App will launch and display your most recently listened to track right on your lock screen. Also if you connect your iPhone to your car, Siri will suggest the audio book that you’ve been listening to on your commute every day.

Some other events of the day included re-branding Passbook with the name Wallet allowing you to save debit card information and rewards cards from various retailers.

Notes also got expanded features including an easier way to jot down your thoughts and the ability to insert graphics as well as creating a quick to-do list with check boxes.

The big news from Maps was the inclusion of full-featured transit maps, which will be available in 10 major cities including Baltimore, Berlin, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Finally a new App called News debuted which will replace Newsstand. This app is a customizable digital magazine that includes publishers like The New York Times, ESPN and Conde Nast who have created some great content. The users overall reading experience will be greatly enhanced and very interactive.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and he is a Broker/Associate at Sotheby’s International Realty.