iOS 9 will allow iPad screen sharing between apps, and Siri will compete with Google Now
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At WWDC 2015 Apple announced a new version of the operating system iOS. iOS 9 will have a lot of new features, many of them will work on a contextual principle and compete with Google Now. iOS 9 will support split-screen mode on iPad.
iOS 9 will update many standard applications (Notes, for example, will add the ability to insert photos and lists, and draw with your finger). Apple Maps will get navigation that takes into account the movement of public transport. The new Apple News app will allow you to read news in a new format, similar in some ways to Flipboard, but publishers will prepare publications in a special format and will be able to add interactive elements to them.
Notes in iOS 9 allows you to draw by hand Apple News
Many innovations related to Siri voice assistant. Siri is 40% faster now, according to Apple Vice President Craig Federighi. But the really interesting news is that Siri will now understand some commands related to what is happening on the phone at the moment. For example, when browsing a page in Safari, you can ask the voice assistant to remind you of that page at a certain time or place (e.g., “remind me of this when I come to work”). In this case, the reminder will be accompanied by a link.
Siri in iOS 9 reminds you to look at a web page when you get home
iOS will suggest a variety of actions based on what the user is used to doing in a particular place or at a particular time. Federighi gave a simple example: he wakes up in the morning and is going for a walk; when he plugs in his iPhone headphones, it will remind him that the user likes to listen to music at that time and will display the player control on the lock screen. Or another example: if you’re used to listening to audiobooks in the car on the way to work, in this context, iOS 9 will offer to continue listening, interrupted the previous day.
The search screen to the left of the home screen will return to iOS. In addition to the search bar, there will be a variety of information that the phone will display depending on the user’s habits and current context. So, if you’re at work, a list of multiple contacts on the search screen will show the people you call and text most often at work. Developers will finally have access to programmatic search interfaces, and searches will also be available within apps (as well as jumping from the results directly to the desired content in the app).
The search screen in iOS 9 tries to anticipate what will be relevant in a particular place, at a particular moment
Apple Maps will now include navigation for public transportation in some cities. In this Apple is directly competing with Google Maps, which has had such a feature for a long time. Apple has a long way to go: now public transportation in Apple Maps is displayed only in a few cities in the U.S., capitals of Canada, Mexico, England and Germany, as well as in large cities in China. Remarkably, Apple Maps knows not only about the routes of transport, but can show the subway stations maps (at the presentation was shown how it works in New York City. whether there are similar maps for the other listed cities, is unknown yet).
Apple Maps will prevent confusion in the intricacies of the New York subway
Apple is gradually developing Apple Pay payment system as well. According to the company’s representative, users have already activated more than 50 million credit cards. Apple Pay will support Square payment terminals, as well as discount cards. Apple Pay in iOS 9 will merge with Passbook, and the new program will be called Wallet.
For iPad users, the news that by installing iOS 9, they will be able to split the screen between two applications, and watch videos in a pop-up window will be extremely pleasant. Simply swipe from the edge of the tablet towards the center of the screen to divide the screen between the app you are currently using and the one you were using before. The second app will take up one third of the workspace, but you can give it half if you want.
You can switch applications independently on both screens, so, for example, you can allocate one third of the screen to “Notes”, and switch between the browser, e-mail, maps and other applications in the main space.
Split View mode divides the screen between two programs
Interestingly, these two modes (“one-third of the screen” and “in half”) have different names, operate differently, and will be supported on different devices. Split View will be available for all existing apps, but only on iPad Air 2. Slide Over must be supported by third-party developers through new API. In essence, this is a special mode of the program. But it will be possible to use this function on any device that supports iOS 9.
Slide Over mode allows the app to fill up a third of the screen
If the application is playing a video, then when you switch to another program, the video window can now be left active. It looks a lot like the picture-in-picture mode that’s available on some televisions. The window can be moved and resized to your liking.
Picture-in-picture mode allows you to do your business without taking your eyes off the porn
The iPad on-screen keyboard has also changed. In iOS 9, if you stroke it with two fingers, it will change the position of the text cursor. so you can, for example, quickly drag the cursor to the beginning of the line or, by activating the highlight mode, select multiple words. Context buttons will be added to the top of the keyboard, depending on the app. For example, for the mailer, it’s inserting pictures and attaching files.
New buttons on the iPad on-screen keyboard
One of the nice, but very important little things in iOS 9 is the power saving mode. By enabling this mode, the user disables many background processes and thus saves the phone’s battery. Other noteworthy things. two-factor authorization in iCloud (especially for Taylor Swift!) and reducing the amount of free space that will be needed to update (now only 1.3 GB vs. 4.5 GB for iOS 8). App developers will be excited about the new APIs: GameKit will make it easier to create game AIs, and ReplayKit will allow you to record replays in games.
A beta version of iOS 9 is expected in July 2015, with a stable version in the fall. Support for all devices on which iOS 8 worked is announced.
Thing of the day: turning the iPad into a second Mac screen
When I say “check out this new Kickstarter feature” some people start laughing. again they will show some crap and it will stay in projects. But among the ideas presented on the site there are viable options.
For example, here is such a thing, it is poetically called Luna Display. The concept is this: you buy a special adapter, plug it into a port macbook, run the proprietary application, and the screen of your iPad turns into useful extra space. One screen is good, but two is better! Especially pleased should be those who are happy owners of a large 12.9-inch iPad Pro, that’s where the wilderness.
The adapter connects via Mini DisplayPort or USB-C, you need Wi-Fi to work, if there is no internet, you can connect via cable. I understand you need a USB-C Lightning.
The beauty of this accessory is that you get a touch-sensitive Mac, something Apple doesn’t do, and it’s an open space for creativity. You can connect a wireless keyboard or Apple Pencil to your tablet, and work with macOS apps, but on iPad. The experience is guaranteed and you won’t have to put your gadget to sleep.
Luna requires a Mac with macOS 10.10 or newer, adapter works with MacBook Air (2012 or newer), MacBook Pro (2012 or newer), Mac mini (2012 or newer), iMac (2012 or newer), Mac Pro (Late 2013). And you need an iPad that supports iOS 9.1 or newer, that is, any modern Apple tablet.
The developers say that the image transfer to the second screen is much faster compared to Apple’s proprietary technology, a 4-fold difference should be noticeable.
I wish the team well, so far it’s going great, the guys have quickly raised several times the amount of money needed to launch the project. Fundraising will end on October 19 this year. The thing costs 59. you can still sign up for the wish list while there are still slots available to order.
What can cause the device to break?
If the image does not rotate, it is worth finding out the causes of the malfunction. In many cases it can be solved quickly. It could be:
- Using programs that do not support autorotation
- Disabling the auto-rotate switch
- Locking Display Rotation
- hardware setup failure
- gyroscope failure
There are two screens marked with dots in the control section of the device. The settings you need to unlock auto-rotate are in the first. The device on which the screen does not unfold should be configured in the enabled mode.
Remember that sometimes the orientation does not change if it is not supported. When starting to repair the auto-rotate on the iPad, you need to remember that some apps and programs do not support this function, opening only in portrait or landscape mode. To test the rotation of a screen that has ceased to function normally, you can close all applications and enter Settings. Stand the tablet horizontally. if the screen does not change orientation automatically, it may be because the switch is turned off.
How to use iPad as a second display on a Mac and PC
iPad is quite functional, many people use it in combination with a keyboard as a netbook when traveling, as an e-reader, game station, etc.д. etc.п. In addition to all of the above, there is one more way to test your iPad and squeeze as much as possible out of it. It works pretty well as an additional monitor and connects not only to your Mac, but also to your PC.
Such a small monitor can be a good refuge for your messengers, color palette when working with Photoshop, the interface for applications and other useful widgets.
To turn your iPad into an additional monitor, you’ll need:
iPad. 2. MacOSX or Windows computer. 3. Wi-Fi network. 4. iPad Air Display app (9.99 on the App Store). 5. Air Display app for the computer (free).
If you can’t connect to Wi-Fi, you can use Ad-Hoc connection of iPad and computer.
Installing the Air Display server on your computer and the client software on your iPad
In this example, the server installation would be on a Windows 7 PC. There’s nothing complicated about the installation. the only thing you’ll need to do is approve the installation of the display drivers as requested by Avatron Software and do a reboot after the drivers are installed.
While your computer is rebooting, install the apps on your iPad. If this is the first time you run it, it will prompt you for instructions on how to connect to your computer. If you are already familiar with the application, simply leave it open and switch back to your computer to run the Air Display application already on it.
In theory, everything should go smoothly. But if you do get an error message, you need to switch your host’s DNS server from the default (your ISP’s) settings to the publicly available Open DNS or Google DNS servers. If there was no error message, it’s time to connect your iPad to your computer.
Right-click on the Air Display icon to get the context menu. In addition to the standard menu items you should see the name of your iPad.
If you do not see the tablet in the network, then you need to check again all connections and whether you are connected to the right network. If the device is shown in the network, then just click on it.
As soon as you click on it with the mouse on the computer, the tablet itself should start flashing the connection icon. After that your desktop should start flashing and switch from Aero Theme to Basic.
If you are working on one monitor, the iPad screen should be on the right side by default. If you work with several monitors, the tablet screen will be on the right side of the first monitor. If you work with two monitors, and the one on the left is. and the one on the right is. then the new iPad screen will be right in the middle between them. If you have three monitors installed on your machine, then the iPad monitor will be between the leftmost monitor and the middle one.
But you’re quite free to choose where to place the additional monitor yourself. To do this, right-click on the Air Display icon again, select Display Arrangemen to move the monitor to the location you specify.
Once you have configured the location of your additional monitor, you can use it as intended.
Taking advantage of the additional benefits of Air Display
In addition to simply using your iPad as a second monitor, the app has a few additional really useful features.
In addition to simply extending your desktop, you can duplicate it. To switch to the “mirror mode” you need to right click on the application icon, select Options, and then select Mirror Mode.
Also do not forget about the touch screen iPad, which still continues to function in its usual mode. This means that any app that will be moved to the tablet as a second screen can be controlled by touch.
Finally, you can drag and drop various questionnaires and other forms onto it and fill them out using the on-screen keyboard. For example, you’re working on a computer and would like your customer to fill out an electronic form. To do that, you’ll just have to drag it onto your iPad and hand it over. While he fills it out, you can finish your work.
If you want to exit split screen mode on the iPad, follow these steps:
- First of all, when you open the two applications, you will see a separating line between them.
- Tap and drag the app separator to the left or right, depending on which side you want to close the app.
- Finally, when you reach the edge of the screen, release the separator and you get a full-screen view of a single app.
If you want to completely disable split screen mode on the iPad, you need to follow these steps:
How to Split Screen Multitask on iPad Pro
- Go to the Settings app on your iPad.
- After that, tap “Home and Dock”.
- Then in the “Multitasking” section, turn off “Allow multiple apps”.
By following these steps, you have completely closed the split screen view function. If you want to enable this feature again, you just need to repeat the steps above and enable the “Allow multiple apps” option.
It’s important to keep Safari’s split screen in mind. If you’ve enabled split-screen in Safari on the iPad, it will continue to work there even if you’ve disabled split-screen on the iPad.
Split-screen multitasking for the iPhone iPad
While it’s not the most catchy title, it definitely lets you know what to expect. Split Screen Multitasking View (for iOS 8.1 or higher) is another web browser, which allows you to split it into two panels. The app costs 4.99., But it’s not the cheapest app on the App Store, but it works very well in both portrait and landscape mode, and it also lets you adjust the size of the panels with the middle bar.
This split-screen app also offers plugins that give you more customization and depth. For example, one plugin is designed to consolidate your social media apps into one of two windows, allowing you to swipe through those apps while the other browser window remains open at the top of the screen.
Some of the extra features aren’t as intuitive as the simple split screen mode, so you have to play around with it, but this app definitely has a lot of options to choose from. There are also many standard web browsing features included as options, such as private browsing, parental controls and more.
The biggest problems with this app for me are the inability to pinch to change the zoom, and that the settings bar can sometimes freeze when you don’t want it to. However, these problems can be missed depending on how you use your iPhone for split-screen multitasking.
Starting with version 7.0 Nougat and above, Android has a convenient way to quickly switch between your current and most recently opened apps. To do this, double-click the square “Recent” button in the navigation bar, then select a program.
- Swipe from the bottom to the top edge of the screen.
- Open the app.
- Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen, hold your finger, then release it.
- Tap and hold an app icon.
- Select Split Screen.
- The screen will be divided into two parts.
Turns off the “split screen” in Android 7.0 Nougat exactly the same “long” click on the “Last apps launched” button. Then the button icon will change again, and on your smartphone or tablet screen, the top app (or the left app if in landscape view) will switch to full screen mode.
Open Safari and follow the steps below. 1) From the menu bar at the top, select Window. 2) Now tap Merge all windows. After that all your open windows will be combined into one as tabs.
Turns off the “split screen” in Android 7.0 Nougat in exactly the same “long” tap on the “Last apps launched” button. After that, the button icon will change again, and the top app (or left app if in landscape view) on your smartphone or tablet will switch to full screen mode.
To disable “Split View” mode, tap and hold the “New Tab” button in the lower right corner of any of your browser windows. Then tap “Merge All Tabs” to open both tabs on one window, or tap “Close Tabs” to close one window and expand to full screen.