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Topic: iOS

Apple confirms 'beautygate' fix for iPhone XS camera arriving in iOS 12.1

10/23/2018, 07:10 am

The so-called "beautygate" may soon be coming to an end, as Apple will be fixing the bug causing the smooth skin effect on photographs taken by the iPhone XS' front-facing camera when it releases iOS 12.1 to the general public in the future.

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Apple ceases iOS 12 code signing following release of iOS 12.0.1

10/22/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 12 after the release of iOS 12.0.1, meaning users running the latest sub-point update can no longer downgrade to the previous operating system version.

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Apple reportedly working with GasBuddy after update leaves iPhones unresponsive

10/22/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple on Monday informed employees it has identified an issue with gas price tracking app GasBuddy that causes iPhones running the title to become unresponsive.

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Apple rolls out fifth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 [u]

10/22/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple is onto its fifth round of testing for its current generation of operating system betas, with developers in the program able to update their devices with new builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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How to turn the iOS 12 keyboard into a trackpad on any iPhone or iPad

10/20/2018, 08:10 am

One of the potentially bothersome aspects of iOS is how hard it can be to tap your cursor exactly where you want it when typing or trying to copy or paste media. It's relatively easy to get around the issue, and with iOS 12, the solution is no longer limited to 3D Touch devices or multi-finger gestures.

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Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

10/18/2018, 11:10 pm

In an editorial bemoaning the lack of interoperability between Apple's iMessage and common SMS texting systems, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall reveals the company once tried to push wireless carriers toward its version of messaging.

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Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

10/18/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple is drumming up consumer interest in Siri Shortcuts following its release in iOS 12, and on Thursday threw a spotlight on popular apps that integrate the Siri-powered automation feature.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

10/16/2018, 09:10 pm

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

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Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

10/16/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

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App bundles expand to Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions

10/16/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its app bundles sales options, allowing Mac developers and those marketing free apps with subscriptions to group up to ten apps together into a single purchase.

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Siri could recognize user's voice patterns for identification in future iPhone or iPad

10/16/2018, 09:10 am

Apple is continuing to come up with ways to secure its devices while still making it as easy as possible to use, with one concept involving unlocking an iPhone or iPad and performing a Siri request, but only if the voice it hears matches that of its owner.

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Apple 'fixes' bagel emoji to look tastier in upcoming iOS 12.1 update

10/16/2018, 08:10 am

Apparently bowing to an undercurrent of criticism, the latest beta of iOS 12.1 now features an updated bagel emoji intended to look more appealing.

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Tip: How to recover deleted files from iCloud on your Mac or iOS device

10/15/2018, 02:10 pm

Many of our files are now hosted from inside of iCloud and you may not even know it. Not only does it this make them available on all your devices, but files can actually be recovered should they ever be deleted -- at least most of the time.

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Apple issues fourth developer betas for iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1

10/15/2018, 01:10 pm

A new batch of operating system betas have been issued by Apple, with participants in the company's developer beta testing program now able to shake down the fourth beta builds of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.

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Adobe announces Photoshop CC for iPad, debuts Premiere Rush CC iMovie competitor and CC updates

10/15/2018, 09:10 am

Adobe unleashed a slew of new software at its MAX 2018 conference on Monday, including cross-platform video editing tool Premiere Rush CC and updates to existing Creative Cloud apps, while announcing a 2019 launch date for a much-rumored iPad version of Photoshop CC.

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How to switch on iOS 12's Safari favicons for easier tab navigation

10/13/2018, 09:10 am

Something we almost take for granted on desktop Web browsers is favicons -- tiny icons that identify a tab at a glance, which can be particularly handy when you have a dozen open at a time.

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VoiceOver bug lets hackers view iPhone photos, send them to another device

10/12/2018, 10:10 pm

Amateur iOS hacker Jose Rodriguez on Friday unearthed another obscure, yet effective, lock screen bypass that leans on an unpatched bug in VoiceOver to gain unauthorized access to photos on a target device.

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Google is downplaying Android to focus its future on Chrome OS

10/12/2018, 03:10 pm

Five years ago, I described how Google was distancing itself from Android and increasingly pursuing a new strategy around Chrome OS. While that was a controversial idea at the time, Google's latest announcements show that's exactly what the company had been doing.

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Apple narrows iOS loyalty rate gap with Android in Q3, retention rates at all-time high

10/11/2018, 07:10 pm

Apple's iOS is catching up to Google's Android in terms of customer loyalty, continuing a three-year trend that has seen both operating systems enjoy extremely high retention rates, according to a research report published Thursday.

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Apple says half of all iOS devices are now running iOS 12

10/11/2018, 03:10 pm

Apple has confirmed iOS 12 is on over half of all devices produced by the company, with the latest official figures indicating 53 percent of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models running the latest iteration of the mobile operating system.

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