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Topic: iOS 10

Apple and the Bot War on Apps

07/10/2016, 10:07 pm

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

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Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

07/07/2016, 02:07 pm

A year ago, Apple launched Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps, but so far there's only a limited number of cities worldwide that support the new feature. Here's why.

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Apple releases first public betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

07/07/2016, 11:07 am

Fulfilling a promise it made at WWDC in June, Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra on Thursday, giving an early glimpse at software that won't be finished until sometime this fall. [Updated]

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Apple's second iOS 10 beta includes unencrypted 32-bit bootloader, RAM Disk, more

07/06/2016, 07:07 pm

Apple turned heads in June when it released a preview version of iOS 10 containing an unencrypted kernel cache, a significant shift in software security policy meant to streamline system performance, and analysis shows the company is building on those efforts with the second beta release.

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First look: Register as an organ donor with Donate Life America in Apple's iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 10 makes it easy for iPhone users to register with Donate Life America as an organ donor. Here's where to find it and how it works.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

07/05/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the second pre-release beta builds for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, arriving more than three weeks after the platforms were announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Apple will promote enrollment in national organ donor registry via iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 08:07 am

Starting with the launch of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will encourage users to become organ, eye and tissue donors by including an enrollment form in the iPhone's native Health app.

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Apple releases animated emoji sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages

07/02/2016, 01:07 am

As promised, Apple on Friday released the first official animated sticker packs for use with iOS 10 Messages, making the GIF-like graphics available to developers through iTunes.

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Apple Maps to gain Japan transit data in iOS 10

07/01/2016, 11:07 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Japanese website confirmed local transit data will arrive in Maps when iOS 10 launches this fall, further expanding the feature's reach into Asia.

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Video: See how widgets in iOS 10 offer quick access to app data

07/01/2016, 11:07 am

A new Widgets feature will be included in iOS 10 when the operating system launches this fall, making it easier for users to quickly access snippets of app data from both lock and home screens. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the upcoming feature poised to fundamentally change the way users interact with iPhone.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch app in iOS 10 lets you browse & customize watch faces

06/30/2016, 10:06 am

One key new feature in watchOS 3 comes in tandem with iOS 10, allowing users to view, add and edit watch faces to their liking with more screen real estate, via the Apple Watch app on an iPhone.

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iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

06/28/2016, 07:06 pm

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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Apple's differential privacy in iOS 10 is opt-in, limited to four use cases

06/24/2016, 05:06 pm

The new data collection method set to roll out in iOS 10 will require users to opt in, and will be limited to four specific system functions, according to Apple.

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Video: See how Photos in iOS 10 can recognize faces, places and more

06/24/2016, 11:06 am

Starting with iOS 10, the Photos app on your iPhone and iPad will automatically scan your pictures for faces and places, making it easier to find the shots you're looking for. It'll even group them into collections, and quickly automate creation of a view to relive your memories. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how it all works.

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Inside iOS 10: Split-screen view in Safari for iPad boosts productivity

06/23/2016, 03:06 pm

Apple's newly released iOS 10 improves multitasking on the iPad by offering a new split-screen mode in Safari, allowing users to have two tabs open side-by-side simultaneously.

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Apple intentionally left iOS 10 kernel unencrypted to optimize system performance

06/22/2016, 09:06 pm

Responding to speculation as to why the iOS 10 beta kernel was left unencrypted, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the move was made deliberately to streamline system performance.

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Inside iOS 10: Multilingual typing eases autocorrect woes

06/22/2016, 04:06 pm

One subtly important improvement in iOS 10 is support for multilingual typing, letting people use several languages in the same sentence without unwanted autocorrections.

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Apple's HomeKit smarthome platform picks up new device types & controls

06/22/2016, 12:06 pm

Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.

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Inside iOS 10: Control Center expands to three panes, offering quick access to Music & Home

06/22/2016, 09:06 am

Apple's quick-access Control Center has seen a number of significant improvements in iOS 10, most notably the ability to swipe over for new menus dedicated specifically to music controls and smart home accessories.

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Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in potential bug discovery effort

06/21/2016, 07:06 pm

In a bold move -- or an egregious error -- Apple has left the kernel of its recently released iOS 10 beta exposed, laying bare potentially exploitable security flaws ahead of a wide public release this fall.

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