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Topic: iOS

Hands on: Screen Time in iOS 12 helps build healthy device habits

06/05/2018, 11:06 pm

In efforts to curb tech addiction, Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 12 that provides users an in-depth look at usage statistics and offers tools to manage onscreen time. We take a first look at the digital health solution, aptly called Screen Time, as it stands in Apple's first iOS 12 developer beta.

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How to make and use personalized Memoji on iPhone X in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 08:06 pm

In iOS 12, iPhone X users will be able create their own customized Memoji character right in the Messages app. Choose from hundreds of different design combinations to create any number of different characters to use in iMessage conversations, or even FaceTime calls.

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Apple brings Live Listen accessibility feature to AirPods in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple intends to deliver its Live Listen accessibility function, currently used to stream live audio from iPhone's microphone to compatible hearing aids, to AirPods wireless headphones with the launch of iOS 12 later this year.

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iPhone X Face ID misfires resolved with a simple swipe in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 03:06 pm

Reattempting to unlock an iPhone X with Face ID is now even easier to start in the first beta of iOS 12 provided to developers, with users now able to try again straight away after a failure with a single swipe of the smartphone's display.

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Apple Music in iOS 12 adds song search by lyrics, new artist pages

06/05/2018, 01:06 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 12, one Apple Music upgrade will include the ability to search for songs by their lyrics, rather than just artist, album, or title.

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iOS app porting won't make Mac feel like iPhone, Apple's Federighi says

06/05/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's efforts to bring iOS apps to the Mac have been underway for two years, and the porting process for third-party developers won't be completely automatic, software engineering head Craig Federighi said in an interview.

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iOS 12 users must unlock their iPhones every hour to maintain USB connections

06/05/2018, 10:06 am

Apple has enhanced the USB Restricted Mode feature in the first beta of iOS 12, requiring users to unlock their iPhone once an hour to allow data transfers via the Lightning port, in an attempt to protect user data stored on iOS devices from acquisition by unlocking services employed by law enforcement officials.

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Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

06/05/2018, 08:06 am

Though it went unannounced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple's new biometric authentication technology.

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Apple rebrands iTunes Connect as 'App Store Connect,' adds new app management features

06/05/2018, 02:06 am

Apple on Monday introduced developers to App Store Connect, a streamlined process for submitting, monitoring and managing App Store titles from the web and, with the help of a new iOS app, iPhone and iPad.

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2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

06/05/2018, 01:06 am

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

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New App Store guidelines prohibit remote mirroring apps from eroding in-app purchases

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

Apple on Monday posted an update to its App Store Review Guidelines that, among other things, prohibits developers of PC mirroring apps from displaying a "store-like interface" and including the ability to purchase apps, specifications that appears to target PC streaming services like Steam.

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Check out all the new features in Apple's first iOS 12 beta

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

Apple announced iOS 12 at WWDC on Monday and we just finished installing the developer beta on our iPhone X. Let's take a look at some of the changes and what Apple has included in the first beta release.

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Apple's Health Records API paves way for comprehensive medical apps on iPhone

06/04/2018, 07:06 pm

Buried by a mountain of onstage WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday released a new Health Records API to developers, opening the door to a new apps that will allow users to manage medications and diseases diagnoses, track nutrition plans, participate in research and more directly from their iPhone.

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Apple stock hits all time high during WWDC as market cap flirts with $1 trillion

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

On a day of a software-focused Apple event with no Wall Street pleasing hardware announcements, the company's stock continues to climb, and reaches a new end-of-day high.

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Apple releases first iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 betas to developers

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

Following Monday's WWDC 2018 keynote presentation, Apple issued initial beta versions of its upcoming platform upgrades, including iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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Apple to let developers port iOS apps to Mac, starts with own apps in macOS Mojave

06/04/2018, 03:06 pm

Concluding its WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple offered a "sneak peek" at what it called a multi-year project to bring iOS apps to the Mac.

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App Limits in iOS 12 lets users manage device time & parents set allowances

06/04/2018, 02:06 pm

In introducing iOS 12 on Monday, Apple revealed a collection of tools designed to better temper how people use their devices, including App Limits, notification changes, and upgrades to Do Not Disturb.

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Apple has paid out $100 billion to developers since the App Store's inception

06/04/2018, 01:06 pm

The App Store will be hitting a new milestone later this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed at WWDC, with payments to developers expected to pass the $100 billion barrier within the next few days.

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iOS 12 'doubles down' on performance for iPhone and iPad

06/04/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has debuted iOS 12, bringing better performance to older devices, improved augmented reality, Memoji, FaceTime chats with an entire group, and much more to iPhones and iPads later in the year.

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How to stream Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on iOS, Mac, Apple TV, or Windows

06/04/2018, 08:06 am

Starting at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, Apple will be livestreaming its WWDC 2018 keynote in San Jose, where it's expected to reveal the next major updates of macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and likely some hardware surprises. Here's how to tune in via Apple devices or a Windows PC.

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