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Topic: iOS

Google Lens visual search lands on Google Photos for all Android devices, update for iOS app expected soon

03/07/2018, 09:03 am

Google has started to roll out its visual search tool Google Lens to more mobile devices, expanding from its previous exclusivity to the company's Pixel smartphones, making the feature available to Google Photos users on Android before it arrives on the iOS version of the image management app.

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FCA and Volkswagen offer six-month Apple Music trials to new car buyers

03/06/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the U.S. and Volkswagen in Europe to offer new car buyers six months of Apple Music with select models supporting the CarPlay platform, doubling the streaming service's normal trial period.

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Digital boardgame 'Scythe' nears Mac and iOS release, 'Rome: Total War' for iPhone delayed until summer

03/06/2018, 04:03 pm

Asmodee reveals the current state of its upcoming digital board game "Scythe" arriving soon on Mac and iOS, as Feral Interactive delays the release of the iPhone-compatible version of "Rome: Total War" until the summer.

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How to start copying and pasting between your Mac and iPad using Universal Clipboard

03/06/2018, 12:03 pm

For occasions where there's a need to copy text from an iPad browser window to a word processor on a nearby Mac and other similar situations, Apple implemented the Universal Clipboard to make the process as easy as copying and pasting. This AppleInsider guide tells you how to turn on this highly useful Continuity function.

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Fourth iOS 11.3 beta reverts 'Books' app name back to iBooks

03/06/2018, 08:03 am

Apple has changed the name of 'Books' in the fourth beta release of iOS 11.3, reverting the name of the iPhone and iPad e-reader app back to its former identity of iBooks after just over a month.

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MoviePass says app tracks user location after they leave theaters, CEO says [u]

03/05/2018, 05:03 pm

The CEO of MoviePass, a popular iOS app and subscription service that lets customers watch a movie a day, caused a bit of a stir in announcing the software tracks user locations via GPS after trips to the theater.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made its fourth developer beta test versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available to download for testing nearly two weeks after the last release.

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Microsoft plans to deepen integration of Cortana in Outlook for iOS

03/05/2018, 11:03 am

Microsoft is reportedly planning to increase the integration of Cortana in Outlook for iOS, with the digital assistant said to be undergoing internal testing that could eventually allow users of the popular email client to manage their iPhone-based messages using verbal requests alone.

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Cellebrite executive insists iPhone unlocking has a 'public safety imperative'

03/04/2018, 11:03 am

Cellebrite offers its services to law enforcement for the welfare of the public, an executive of the security firm known for breaking the security of iOS and other devices claims in an interview, while also stressing the firm's tools are not a major risk to the privacy of iPhone users in general.

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Apple 'Lose your wallet' campaign lands in Los Angeles with discounts for local shops

03/02/2018, 08:03 pm

Apple continues efforts to bolster Apple Pay adoption, and is currently hosting a "Lose your wallet" event in Los Angeles, offering users of the service exclusive discounts on food, fashion and more.

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Apple stops signing older code following iOS 11.2.6 release

03/02/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple on Friday stopped signing iOS 11.2.5 code following last week's release of iOS 11.2.6, a typical move designed to ensure iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners are running the latest, most secure version of the mobile operating system.

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Microsoft Soundscape app helps visually impaired iPhone users navigate with 3D audio cues

03/02/2018, 01:03 pm

Microsoft has released a free iPhone app, Soundscape, which aims to help blind people and users with limited vision more of a bearing of their surroundings while outside, by providing 3D audio clues to where locations are in relation to the user's position.

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How HomePod serves as a hub for Siri HomeKit automation and entertainment

03/01/2018, 10:03 am

HomePod is a sophisticated computer dedicated to the task of producing immersive, room-filling sound. That's not all it can do, however. Equipped with the same A8 processor as Apple TV 4, it can also serve as a HomeKit hub for choreographing home accessories, even enabling remote access to your devices. Here's an in-depth look.

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Fandango offers $5 discount on movie ticket purchases using Apple Pay

03/01/2018, 09:03 am

Apple is holding another limited time promotion to encourage iPhone owners to use Apple Pay, this time providing a discount of $5 off the purchase of two tickets via Fandango if the transaction is performed through Apple's payment platform.

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Apple Maps expands lane guidance feature Austria, South Africa, and Switzerland

02/28/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple recently expanded its Apple Maps lane guidance feature to cover Austria, South African and Switzerland, providing users in those countries access to localized onscreen assets designed to keep drivers abreast of upcoming highway or freeway deviations.

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Activists call for boycott of Apple and Amazon over National Rifle Association streaming app

02/28/2018, 01:02 am

Following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., gun control activists are calling for a 24-hour boycott of Apple and Amazon as the two companies host the National Rifle Association's NRAtv channel on their respective platforms.

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Apple Maps activates Transit directions in South Carolina

02/27/2018, 09:02 pm

Apple recently enabled Apple Maps public transit data for major metropolitan areas in South Carolina as part of ongoing efforts to build out its mapping service, granting users access to bus timetables, schedules and routes.

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Google ships first beta of Flutter framework for developing both iOS and Android apps

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

Google has released its first beta of Flutter, a mobile user interface framework that intends to help developers create interfaces for their apps on iOS as well as Android smartphones, a toolkit that could speed up and simplify cross-platform app development.

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Review: 'Alto's Odyssey' for iOS heads down the mountain as an excellent sequel to 'Alto's Adventure'

02/26/2018, 08:02 pm

"Alto's Odyssey" makes a number of enhancements to the successful formula set out by "Alto's Adventure" three years ago, resulting in an endless runner that will satisfy both players of the original and newcomers alike.

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Cellebrite advertises its ability to unlock devices running iOS 11, including the iPhone X, to government agencies

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Cellebrite, the Israeli security firm believed to have helped the FBI unlock an iPhone during the San Bernardino investigation, is claiming it is capable of bypassing the security of devices running iOS 11 and older versions, including recently launched hardware including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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