5 iOS10 Features You May Like or Hate

Good, Bad, it is up to you.

Steve Smith talks about 5 features that Apple introduced to iOS10, whether they are good, or bad, is up to you.

Episode #7-04 released on September 24, 2016

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Music, it may look simple, and it may be redesigned, and yes, I can still find my music in this application, but to be completely honest, even if I can now access a dedicated music controller on the screen, and see albums I have played, the experience is broken. It looks like a child created the interface. However, I can apparently replace it with a different player, because it can be deleted now. The ability to delete the default music player, is the biggest thing going for it.

Unlocking the iPhone, or iPad. We used to swipe to unlock before the touch id was implemented. And, I still do not use touch id. Why? Because your fingerprint should be a username, not a password. Now, because Apple doesn't understand that, as well as many manufactures, they have continued to use dangerous technology. This being said, it is like they expect you to have it. There is no more swipe to unlock the phone for those of us who refuse to use touch ID. You have to press the home button to enter your pin code, or password. By the way, using a password is the only effective way to lock your device beyond the reach of a government agency, as well as, not using cloud services to store information, and encrypting local backups.

Bedtime, a new feature that allows you to implement a more normalized sleep pattern. It tells you when to go to bed, and wake up based on settings you input. Basically, in some cases, it does the work of your alarm clock, and your significant other. It does not, however, account for the normal everyday likelihood that people work shifts, or may have scattered work days. Perfect for those with stereotypical job hours, or at least consistent job hours, this feature's only redeeming qualities include the ability to exclude days, be turned off, or not be used.

Widgets, these can, or could be useful, in devices like android, but on an iPhone, we have to swipe right to see them. Seeing how many application developers don't make a widget for their iOS applications anyway, it is an empty feature that at best can tell someone your favourite music to listen to, your bank account balance, calendar information, favourite people to talk to, etc. The best implementation for this, would have been to use the home screen, and smaller widgets, having to swipe is a waste of time, and defeats the purpose of ease of use.

iMessage, basically converted to the old school MSN messenger that Microsoft killed in favor of Skype, which you can install on your iPhone. Now includes handwriting, word to emoji replacements, games, etc. Thing is, your contact will need iMessage, too, and have to have it turned on, too. I, personally, do not see the point of features that reproduce functionality of defunct applications.

My entire impression of the new upgrade is this, someone forgot you can reorient a headphone jack, reduced amount of effort put into features, reused old methodology from successful applications of yesteryears before, and recycled many features from other companies, which they probably claimed they invented.

Before anyone wonders why I use an iPhone, I am a Canadian, and considering what I just said about touch ID, and encrypted localized backups, it should be no surprise, that this is done to piss off Canadian police agencies who would rather take our data without the need for a warrant. That and Apple still is the leader in updating their devices, universally.

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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