What is a release note?
No, it is NOT permission to skip school.
Release notes are documents that are produced when new software is released. They usually describe what changes have been made in the version of software being released.
Whenever I am prompted to update my phone or laptop, I usually accept the changes and keep moving without thinking about it. And that is a mistake. Release notes are a valuable tool to learn about improvements and new features that are now available to me.
Yesterday, my daughter told me about a feature in my phone called “Guided Access”. This feature allows me to lock my phone so that it will not leave an application. She uses it when giving her phone to her 18 month old…so that Evie will not be able to accidentally buy a bunch of X-rated movies.
If I had been reading the release notes, I could have learned about this a long time ago. Here are the release notes to iOS 7 to see what they typically look like.
Read the Release Notes and Learn new stuff!
Thanks for listening.