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July/August 2015 issue, Volume 1, Issue 5

Apple iOS 9's iPad features will benefit business users

Slowly but surely, Apple is turning its tablet into a business productivity machine. When iOS 9 comes out later next year, enterprise users will have a host of new iPad features, including multitasking and keyboard shortcuts, plus new apps at their disposal. The new operating system, which Apple unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, also brings some important management and security improvements for IT. iPad features play catch-up Multitasking capabilities, which are readily available on Windows and Android tablets, have topped iPad users' wish lists for years. In iOS 9, the tablet will finally be able to display two running apps on the screen at the same time, through a feature called Split View. Another feature, Slide Over, lets a user in one app quickly glance at another app by swiping the side of the screen. Plus, there's picture-in-picture capability so users can watch videos while working in other apps. Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture will be available on the iPad Air, Air 2, mini 2 and mini 3; Split ...

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