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iOS: iOS 9 has been jailbroken for a while, but the smaller software iterations have been relatively untouched. Now, a clunky, Windows-only and Chinese-language-only jailbreak is available for the newest iOS operating system.
iOS updates aren't as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced this week.
iPad: Picture-in-picture mode was added to the iPad way back in September 2015, but the multitasking features required software-specific support. It's finally now available in the biggest streaming video app, Netflix.
iOS: Camera+ has been our pick for the best iPhone camera app for a long time, and today it's getting a little better with a new slow shutter mode that allows you to expose photos longer.
Jailbreaking may be falling out of favour these days, but it's still useful for those that love to tweak and customise. Whether you're sick of Apple's walled garden or you just like everything a certain way, jailbreaking allows you to really take control of your iPhone. It's not as necessary as it once was, but it's just as fun as ever.
iOS: Night Shift mode is probably everyone's favourite new feature in iOS 9.3, but for some reason, you can't have it enabled at the same time as Low Power Mode. This is pretty odd considering your phone's most likely to be dead around bed time. Good news though, Siri can still turn it on.
iPad: iOS 9 introduced multitasking to the iPad way back in September of 2015 and today Google finally updated the YouTube app to support these new multitasking modes.
Apple's iOS 9.3 is available for everyone today. The mobile OS update introduces several useful, interesting features, including a F.lux-like screen temperature changer based on time of day, password locks for notes and new shortcuts. Apple rarely does anything big with its incremental updates, but this time it's different.
iOS: For whatever reason, people love to quit apps on their iPhone in hopes of improving battery life. We've pointed out before that this doesn't work, but 9to5Mac has a supposed email from Apple's own Craig Federighi confirming it.
Back when it launched, Apple made a big deal out of the fact you could turn your iPhone sideways and get a different view of an app. These days, many of us keep rotation lock on and don't switch to landscape mode unless we're watching videos. If that sounds like you, you're missing out on some useful features.