5 Brand New iOS 11 Features You'll Want to Try Out As Soon As Possible (Look Away, Android Fans)

Apple might be known for its devices–but the world arguably wouldn’t be the same without their innovative strides with the iPhone–but today, Apple shows off just how much it’s been looking at its program side with the official release of iOS 11. Although there are tons of features to enjoy, here are the best of the best to try out.

1. Do Not Disturb for safer driving

Based on vehicle movement or Bluetooth connections, iOS 11 automatically puts you in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode while on the road. It can send an automatic reply if a message does come in so others know you can’t respond. I love the proactive approach and stance Apple is taking here on trying to put a stop to distracted driving and frankly, it could save lives.

2. Siri upgrades

Siri and I aren’t exactly at ‘bff status’ yet, but we’re getting there — she (or he, depending on your settings) has selective listening, which can be an aggravation at times. Needless to say, Apple has invested a lot into enhancing the overall Siri experience, including making her sound more like human speech. Siri also can now translate from English into several other languages and customize suggestion based on your device and app usage.

3. What’s up, Dock?

Sitting at the bottom of your screen, the new dock allows you to both launch and switch between apps and play with your windows. It’s much easier to work with more than one app at a time via Split View and Slide Over, and you can tweak what’s in the dock with simple drag and drop of apps and folders.

4. Camera bonuses

Looking to power up your Pokemon Go experience or just mess with your brain? On top of AR, the camera now has LED flash support, new filters, and can scan QR codes without a separate app.

5. Pay friends

Watch out, Venmo.

Owe a buddy $ 10 for pizza? Need to pay your rent to your roomie? Kid find their perfect outfit at the mall? Starting in the fall, Apple will link Apple Pay with Messages, so you can transfer money as you chat. It’s not out just yet, but it’s an incredibly smart move given that companies like Facebook include in-chat payment and digital banking is increasing in popularity. And don’t scoff, either — for all you millennials out there that swear by Venmo (like myself), this is about convenience and eliminating clicks/steps.

P.S. You can pay using Siri, too.

Needless to say, this is only the tip of the iceberg. For a full download on iOS 11’s capabilities, check out their comprehensive guide, here.


is it possible for engg students to do a project on cloud computing and deploy them,wat d b d cost n challenge?

Question by sinduja s: is it possible for engg students to do a project on cloud computing and deploy them,wat d b d cost n challenge?
is cloud computing a wise option for doing a final year engg project?wat technology should be used, and how to get started?

Best answer:

Answer by Silas G
Cloud computing can be done using any network. The easiest way to demonstrate it would be to have a database on one computer and two servers on two different computers. MySQL and PostgreSQL are both easy to use, and Apache comes with a good configuration right out of the box and doesn’t require a lot of know how. Finally, you are going to want a scripting interpreter in a language your students know, and a mod file for Apache using that language.

You then have your students write an upload form and a download form, each one connecting to the database. The upload form will be on one computer, and the download form on another.

To demonstrate the versatility of cloud computing, you can back up the database onto another computer, have your students write a script that will try to connect to both databases, and then alternately turn both computers off and show that the script still works. Explain that as long as the data is synced at some point, it doesn’t actually matter where it is located.

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Is it possible to use an external hard drive sort of like a cloud server?

Question by KILLER_X: Is it possible to use an external hard drive sort of like a cloud server?
For example, if I take an external hard drive, and plug one USB input into one PC and a Firewire input into a Mac, if I drag a file from the PC into the external hard drive, will the file show up on the Mac in the external hard drive?

Best answer:

Answer by cypheron
That should work, but it might depend on the enclosure. If you really want a cloud, put it on the network as a NAS. Of course, if you’re not using buzz-speak, then it’s just a file server.

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