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Topic: iOS

Video: What to expect at WWDC 2018

05/24/2018, 11:05 am

WWDC 2018 is just around the corner, and we're extremely excited to see what Apple's got up its sleeve. The annual conference is focused on software technologies, but sometimes Apple sneaks in a few hardware releases and announcements.

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iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

05/23/2018, 06:05 pm

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement for Touch ID was a fundamental change in how users interact with their devices. Six months down the line, Face ID continues to prove the security switch was worth doing.

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Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote for June 4 at 10 a.m.

05/22/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued press invitations to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, scheduled for June 4 at 10 a.m. at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

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Video: iPhone X vs Galaxy S9+ AR Gaming -- ARKit vs ARCore

05/19/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple's ARKit made a public debut at WWDC 2017 and was later released with iOS 11, enabling any iOS device with an A9 or newer processor to run augmented reality games and apps. Like clockwork, Google introduced a competing product in ARCore for devices running Android. We take a closer at the respective AR platforms in this video.

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App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!

05/19/2018, 08:05 am

New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week.

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Apple issues sixth developer beta of iOS 11.4

05/17/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple has seeded the sixth developer beta for iOS 11.4, a mere three days after the fifth betas of Apple's operating systems were distributed for testing ahead of an upcoming public release.

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AI-powered Google News debuts in iOS App Store, replaces Google Play Newsstand

05/15/2018, 08:05 pm

Making good on promises to deliver a revamped news consumption app for iOS, Google on Tuesday launched Google News with machine learning capabilities, smart content organization and a fresh, uncluttered design.

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Suspect identified in CIA 'Vault 7' leak that revealed iOS and Mac exploits

05/15/2018, 06:05 pm

U.S. officials have identified a primary suspect in the so-called "Vault 7" leak that released a massive cache of information detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's cyber tools, including software exploits targeting iPhone and Mac devices.

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Hands On: FileMaker Pro 17 beefs up its app development features

05/15/2018, 09:05 am

The decades-old database software now wants to be where you go to create data-centric Mac, PC, cloud and iOS apps, and generally accomplishes what it set out to do.

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Video: What's new in iOS 11.4 beta 5: Is this the 'gold master?'

05/14/2018, 03:05 pm

Coming one week after beta four, the fifth iteration of iOS 11.4 has been released to developers. With a release expected soon, is this going to be the final beta?

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Apple releases fifth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4 & watchOS 4.3.1

05/14/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple has released its fifth developer betas of iOS 11.4, macOS 10.13.5, tvOS 11.4, and watchOS 4.3.1, with this third batch of betas seeded since the start of May indicating the operating systems are getting closer to a full release.

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App Roundup: Fender Play for iOS, Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac, Pinball Arcade, Gmail for iOS, more!

05/12/2018, 08:05 am

New apps and updates to existing software are published in the App Store and other software marketplaces all the time, and keeping track of them all is an impossible task for most people. AppleInsider has gathered together some of the highlight macOS and iOS software updates and new apps that surfaced in the last week.

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'Secure Data Act' would block US from demanding backdoors in Apple's iPhone

05/11/2018, 10:05 am

A new bill being proposed in U.S. Congress would theoretically ban any attempt at imposing legal backdoors into devices like Apple's iPhone.

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Valve Steam Link for iOS and tvOS brings desktop games to Apple devices

05/09/2018, 02:05 pm

Valve Software will be making its digital storefront more useful for mobile users, by preparing the Steam Link and Steam Video apps for iOS enabling gamers to stream a PC or Mac game, or video content bought from the store, to their iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

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Google 'Cloud Anchors' will help synchronize group AR experiences across iOS and Android devices

05/09/2018, 09:05 am

ARCore 1.2, Google's updated augmented reality framework, includes a new cross-platform feature called 'Cloud Anchors,' which can allow both iOS and Android device users to share the same AR experience despite using different underlying AR technologies.

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'Black Dot' Unicode bug crashes iOS Messages with invisible characters

05/09/2018, 08:05 am

A malicious message dubbed the 'Black Dot' message has started doing the rounds on iOS following circulation on Android devices, one that takes advantage of a bug in Unicode to crash Apple's Messages app on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.3 and the beta releases of iOS 11.4.

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Google ML Kit aims to help developers add machine learning to their iOS apps

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google launched a new machine learning SDK called ML Kit, which provides a way for developers to add machine learning-based features to their Android and iOS apps, with Google's new framework following almost a year after Apple introduced the similar Core ML platform.

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Apple's iOS 11.4 update with 'USB Restricted Mode' may defeat tools like GrayKey

05/08/2018, 10:05 am

The iOS 11.4 beta contains a new feature called USB Restricted Mode, designed to defeat physical data access by third parties -- possibly with forensic firms like Grayshift and Cellebrite in mind.

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What's new iOS 11.4 beta 4: one step forward, one step back

05/07/2018, 05:05 pm

Arriving just one week following the third beta of iOS 11.4, beta four has is now in the hands of developers. Included in this late-stage beta are some notable improvements to performance, as well as a regression to one of the additions we saw in beta three.

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Apple sets July compliance deadline for using iOS 11 SDK and iPhone X display in app updates

05/07/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple on Monday told developers that as of July, any app updates they submit will have to be built using the iOS 11 SDK, and support the Super Retina display on the iPhone X.

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