Posted on 01 September 2013.
Right from the invention of wheel to the latest touch-screen technology where a single flick of your finger can do many wonders we are evolving day by day to lead a comfortable life. Electronics plays a crucial role in the field of technology. Apple Inc. is one of the most significant developers of electronic gadgets in the history of technology evolution. It is the top grade manufacturer of phones, laptops, MP3 players and other accessories. It has its own world of software setups and unique operating system for its gadgets. iOS 7, the latest launched version of its operating systems can be installed in its gadgets which has lot of upgrades than its ancestral versions. Here are the top 10 features of the new release iOS 7.
1. Auto update of apps & App center:
Apple has added a feature that lets you search for apps based on new criteria. For example, you can now search for apps based on an age range, such as ages 6 to 9, or apps that are popular based on your location. One of the more nagging features of iOS has been updating your apps. You have to keep on checking your app store for updates, getting frustrated. Though it just takes a few minutes you need to stop everything you are doing and allow the interface to update. This is no longer the case in iOS 7. The apps are automatically updated in the background while you work.
2. Activation lock:
This is for the users who have had their iPhones stolen. Unless a thief knows your iCloud password, s/he will be unable access your phone. Even attempting to even turn off the Find My iPhone function immediately shuts the device up and it won’t reactivate again until you enter the correct iCloud password.
3. Siri & iOS in Automobiles:
Siri is an intellectual virtual personal assistant better at understanding natural language requests, and can interact with more applications on the iPhone or iPad. You can also tell the virtual assistant to turn on Bluetooth, play back voicemails, read SMS messages, changing brightness settings and much more. The new Siri in iOS 7 was integrated with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and Wikipedia. Siri also gets a new voice, both male and female that supports both French and German. You can also ask Siri what your friends are up to on Twitter.
iOS 7’s car functions also depend on Siri and can integrate with your car’s onscreen computer. A wide range of automobile manufacturers are going to introduce iOS 7 in the cars by 2014, allowing you to get step by step directions in map , play music etc directly in your car. Hence there is no need of an adapter or a Bluetooth pairing of your iPhone with car’s stereo system. Apple has partnered with a variety of automobile manufacturers like Chevrolet, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan.
4. iTunes Radio:
The biggest new feature is support for iTunes Radio which allows you to create and listen to a radio station among the tons of curetted radio stations based on genres. Apple has created hundreds of its own radio stations, but also lets users share their own. Simply click a star on the desired station and you’ll get more similar music on the radio. If you like a song and want to preview or purchase it in the iTunes store, you can immediately access the iTunes store from the Radio function. Ad-free listening is available for free for iTunes Match subscribers.
5. Air Drop:
Apple has introduced a new peer-to-peer Wi-Fi sharing service known as AirDrop. Airdrop is the answer to Near Field Communication (NFC) that Apple has been lacking with each successive iPhone update. However you just have to tap on the name of the file and it will be sent. A smarter way for data sharing through Wi-Fi.