Top iOS news of the week: Translate on Watch, fast iPad mini, iOS 9 fastest connection possible

This week in the world of iOS saw a leak that the iPad mini will get a boost, word that iOS 9 will auto-switch between Wi-Fi and cellular, and Translator was released for Apple Watch.

Microsoft Translator comes to Apple Watch

The folks in Redmond released a new version of Translator for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. The app offers translation in 50 languages, and is the first version for the Apple Watch.

The move reinforces the company's intention of bringing its products to the major mobile platforms.

Source: iDownloadBlog

Outlook update integrates better with iOS

Microsoft updated Outlook this week to make it better for users to collaborate with iOS users. Office users can now share documents via email, along with other features.

Outlook for iOS is also shaping up to be a nice email app.

Source: Macworld

iOS 9 to switch between Wi-Fi and cellular for best signal

The latest developer beta for iOS 9 has a new feature called Wi-Fi Assist designed to always use the best data connection possible. When turned on in settings, the iOS device will automatically switch to cellular data when Wi-Fi is poor.

This is not yet appearing in the public beta for iOS 9.

Source: Daily Mail

Next iPad mini to get performance boost

Hints uncovered in the OS X El Capitan beta suggest that the next iPad mini will get a performance boost. A hint points at the ability for the iPad mini to run multitasking in split view, something the current model can't do.

This would require performance on the level of the iPad Air 2, so it would seem the mini will get a speed bump.

Source: ZDNet


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