IPhone users, get ready for Do Not Disturb - while driving

Now whenever you start drawing anything from Apple Pencil in any app, the text surrounding it (if any) will adjust automatically to fall inline with the drawing. The research firm eMarketer says 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year. It'll learn from all your app usage habits - your web browsing, news reading, music listening, messaging, emails, traveling etc. Among the upgraded features for Siri will be new and more natural male and female voice options and the ability to translate English words and phrases into five languages: French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. With seven tweeters and one woofer it should offer much better sound quality than the Amazon Echo and Google Home. It also means iPhones and iPads that don't have a 64-bit capable processor can't make the move to iOS 11. Passengers will be able to override the mode.

What do you think of this new iOS 11 feature? "We listened. Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year", the company said on Twitter, confirming that Amazon Prime Video will also integrate with Apple's TV app on the streaming device. Besides that, a new high efficiency image file format has also been developed that'll significantly reduce the file size of images captured with iPhones/iPads.

Another disadvantage it has is that music support only comes from Apple Music.

Apple be saving some insights into HomePod for later this year when it is expected to unveil a tenth-anniversary edition of the iPhone. It was estimated that about 8 per cent of all apps on the App Store will become obsolete with the roll out of the update. Also available is lane guidance to ensure that you don't miss any turns.

The feature, called "Do Not Disturb While Driving", will be part of Apple's iOS 11, a new version of the operating software for Apple mobile devices.

It can even automatically send a reply to anyone who contacts you so that people are aware you are driving and will hopefully refrain from attempting to contact you until you have arrived. The users can use the received money to make purchases in stores or web, or transfer it to the bank accounts. The most recent was the "Get your hand off it" campaign, which featured...questionable...design. Hence, the categories tab has been broken into two - Games and Apps, which is further subdivided by categories.

Users have to activate it first, but the phone auto-detects that the user is driving and deactivates all notifications (ie from Facebook, WhatsApp and so on).

  • Carolyn Briggs