Here are a few of the new features that will be coming with iOS 9 this fall. Low-power mode – When this is enabled, your battery life may be extended up to three hours. It will disable some visual effects, though and reduce performance when it is turned on. Trade offs??? Better note-taking – Improvements are added to the built-in app. A new toolbar will allow you to easily insert checklists, photos and video and you can also sketch out notes with your finger and put them into folders. Selfie folder! – All of your selfies will now be automatically organized into a single “Selfie” folder inside the Photos app.
Google Translate- cost:Free (Androis, iOS)- Google will generate a written translation for anything that you type, speak, photograph or draw on your touch screen. For nearly half of its supported languages (90), it also offers audio translations. Also, downloadable translation packs are available for 50 languages. This is prevent you from having to use your data plan.
Waygo– cost:Free (Androis, iOS)-Hold your phone’s camera up to anything written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean and it will produce an English translation. You are limited to 10 daily with the free app. Currently it works with the 3 languages mentioned, but Spanish and French are on the way.
Hot5 – cost:Free iOS – Hot5 is an up and coming fitness app to watch out for this year. From abs and core to yoga and flexibility and everything in between, Hot5 contains pages and pages of 5 minute video workouts of every variety and difficulty level
Tip of the month
Keystrokes to make Microsoft Office easier
F1 – Help! – All programs
F7 – Spell Check – Word, Excel, Outlook
Shift-F3 – Changes the Case – Word, Outlook
Shift-F12 – Save – Word, Excel, Outlook
Shift-F7 – Opens the Thesaurus – Word
F2 – Edits a cell – Excel
F11 – Creates a chart with data in the current range – Excel