NEW FEATURES COMING TO YOUR IPHONE AND IPAD WITH IOS 9.3
A new iOS update is brewing, coming soon to your iPhone. iOS 9.3 is now available for developers and includes some welcome upgrades that'll help you sleep better and stay organized. Read the full story here: http://cnet.co/1PVVvQl
- •Stay up late with your iPadApple's trying to help you get a better night's rest with Night Shift, a setting that changes the colors on the screen at night. Researchers believe that blue light emitted by LED screens halts the production of melatonin, the hormone that tells our brains to sleep. Switching from bright white and blue undertones to warmer colors (like red, orange and yellow) is said to be easier on your eyes and allow your body to follow asleep naturally.
- •News you'll (probably) want to readApple tried to give us a one-stop shop for news last year with the News app. It's getting more personal with 9.3, showing stories that are more tailored to your interests. You'll see more articles the app thinks you want to read, plus suggested trending topics of news. The app will also get performance updates, so it'll load faster and watch videos from the feed.
- •Lock up your notesThe humble Notes app gets some love with 9.3. You can now password protect your notes to keep important info safe from prying eyes. You'll also be able to finally sort notes by date or title. Hardly revolutionary stuff, but it does make this simple app much more useful.
- •Apple really wants you to use the Health appStill wondering how to use that Health app? Apple will now highlight third-party apps you can connect to this wellness dashboard to keep tabs on your workouts, weight and sleep quality. And if you have an Apple Watch, you'll be able to see the movement data it collects from the Health app.
- •CarPlay gets better tunesApple's in-car entertainment and navigation system CarPlay gets upgrades courtesy of Apple Music and Maps. You'll get to browse suggested songs and artists in Apple Music before you head out. While you're on the road, a new Nearby feature uses Maps to find food, fuel and other services.