Convert Currency in Spotlight Search for iOS

Spotlight Search for iOS now has the ability to perform currency calculations and conversions using up to date exchange rates.This is a handy built-in feature for travelers, anyone who needs to exchange money, and those who work across borders, and it’s built right into the latest versions of Spotlight for iOS on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Getting Currency Conversions in iOS with Spotlight Search
To convert any currency, open Spotlight from the Home Screen of iOS by pulling down on an icon, then enter the following syntax types, specifying the currency to start with and to convert to:
1 USD to EUR
1 USD to GBP




500 CAD to USD

100 RMB to USD

500 EUR to JPY

This is just an example, as any major world currency is supported for conversions in iOS.

You can specify the three letter shorthand for the currency, which is the fastest method, or if you aren’t sure, you can actually type out the entire currency name as well, like so:

1 US dollar to Japanese Yen
15 Euros to Great British Pound

19585 Indonesian Rupiah to US dollars

100 Australian Dollars to Vietnamese Dong

1000 US dollars to Apple Store Apples

850 Chinese Renminbi to Korean Won

As long as the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is connected to the internet it will pull the most up to date exchange rates for the currency conversion.


Super Mario Run for iOS will be released on December 15

Announced in September, at the same time with the iPhone 7, Super Mario Run is the very first Mario game developed for mobile devices. Of course, we mean the first official Mario game for mobile, because knock-offs have been around for quite some time. 

Today, Nintendo revealed that Super Mario Run will be available on iOS devices starting December 15. The game is free to download, but you’ll have to pay $9.99 in order to get unlimited access to everything that it’s offering (including three game modes). 

Styled just like the Mario games of our childhoods, Super Mario Run is an endless runner that asks you to collect coins, avoid obstacles and enemies, and reach flagpoles to complete levels. The game supports no less than 10 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and traditional Chinese. In order to download Super Mario Run, you’ll need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 8.0 or later.
Super Mario Run will also be available on Android devices, but it’s not clear exactly when this should happen (probably sometime in 2017). We’ll keep you posted! 

source: Nintendo