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iPadOS Gives Apple’s Tablets their Own Operating System

With iPadOS, users would be able to work with apps in multiple windows

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According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Pixabay

Giving iPad new capabilities and intuitive features, Apple on Monday introduced iPadOS that is built on the same foundation as its iconic iOS.

With iPadOS, users would be able to work with apps in multiple windows, see more information on a redesigned Home screen and more natural ways to use Apple Pencil.

iPadOS with Dark Mode feature will be available this fall as a free software update for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini 4.

“iPadOS delivers exciting features, including a new Home screen with widgets, more powerful multitasking and new tools that make using Apple Pencil even more natural,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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Giving iPad new capabilities and intuitive features, Apple on Monday introduced iPadOS. Pixabay

The Home screen for iPad has been redesigned with a new layout to show more apps on each page.

iPad users can now work with multiple files and documents from the same app simultaneously with updates to Split View, or can quickly view and switch between multiple apps in Slide Over.

Maps features a new base-map, built from the ground up where users can see street-level images of cities using high-resolution 3D photography.

The new map is available now in select cities and states and will roll out across the US by the end of 2019 and to more countries in 2020.

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“iPad transforms how people work and express their creativity, and with iPadOS, we’re taking it even further by delivering exciting capabilities that take advantage of its large canvas and versatility,” noted Federighi. (IANS)

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WhatsApp Will No Longer Run On Android, iPhone Devices With Outdated Operating Systems

Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are affected by the WhatsApp update

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If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you were only able to use it until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the instant messaging platform. Pixabay

Several Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems were no longer be able to run WhatsApp from February 1.

According to the Facebook-owned messaging platform, the move was necessary in order to protect the security of its millions od users.

If WhatsApp is currently active on your iOS 8 device, you were only able to use it until February 1, 2020, according to an update from the instant messaging platform.

“On iOS 8, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts,” said the update.

iPhone users will need iOS 9 or later to run WhatsApp.

“For the best experience, we recommend you use the latest version of iOS available for your phone,” WhatsApp said.

Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone iOS 8 or older, are affected by the WhatsApp update.

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Several Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems were no longer be able to run WhatsApp from February 1. Pixabay

“We don’t explicitly restrict the use of jailbroken or unlocked devices. However, because these modifications might affect the functionality of your device, we can’t provide support for devices using modified versions of the iPhone’s operating system,” it added.

WhatsApp said that users of Android versions 2.3.7 and older will also no longer be able to create new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts.

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WhatsApp, which was one of the most-downloaded apps of the decade, first warned users in 2017 about the changes. (IANS)