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Topic: iOS

Apple execs turn into their Memoji doppelgangers for World Emoji Day

07/16/2018, 07:07 pm

Apple executives on Monday took part in the company's celebration of World Emoji Day by updating their official profile pictures with Memoji, a customizable 3D avatar feature set to arrive with iOS 12.

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Hands on with Apple's new Unicode 11 emoji coming later this year

07/16/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple on Monday previewed a new set of emoji coming later this year to iOS, watchOS and macOS. Take a sneak peek at the more than 70 new characters you can expect to see on your Apple device in this video.

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Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

07/16/2018, 02:07 pm

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17 by sharing what some of the new emoji arriving to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year will look like, with the new batch featuring new hair options for characters and more expressions.

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How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

07/16/2018, 01:07 pm

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

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Everything new with Messages in iOS 12

07/16/2018, 11:07 am

AppleInsider takes a dive into iOS 12 to discover twenty new features and changes coming to the Messages app including new Animoji, camera effects, and layout changes.

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App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

07/14/2018, 07:07 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12

07/13/2018, 01:07 pm

Online shopping will get a lot more interactive this fall when iOS 12 launches, thanks to the new feature AR Quick Look. Instead of relying on user-installed apps, AR Quick Look makes it easy to view AR capable images right from within Safari.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

07/13/2018, 12:07 am

Apple on Thursday shared four short commercials touting Apple Pay Cash, the company's in-house person-to-person payments solution that lets users send money to friends, family and other parties with a text.

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How to send images from the Messages app on the iPhone in iOS 12

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

One of the more controversial changes in iOS 12 has to do with the way images from your photo library are shared in the Messages app. AppleInsider walks you through the easy, though perhaps a bit more convoluted than it has to be, method of sharing your images.

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Apple sued by patent troll over 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' tech

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Apple has become the subject of a new lawsuit from a patent troll, with SMTM Technology claiming Apple's Do Not Disturb While Driving feature for iOS 11 infringes on a similar patent concerning driving-detection and automated responses bought by the company.

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How to use Apple's latest 'USB Restricted Mode' security feature included in iOS 11.4.1

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Tucked away within the latest iOS 11.4.1 update, Apple included a new security feature that has been making headlines -- USB Restricted Mode. AppleInsider walks you through the new feature, how it works, and discusses if it really is that secure.

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Now-fixed Apple code crashed iOS devices when users typed 'Taiwan'

07/11/2018, 12:07 am

A blog post on Tuesday illustrates the sometimes inadvertent ill effects of modifying or adding code to a major operating system for no other purpose than to placate a certain market's government. Apple did just that when it removed the Taiwan flag emoji from circulation in China.

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Take control of notifications in iOS 12 with Do Not Disturb Siri Suggestions

07/10/2018, 09:07 pm

Siri is getting more proactive in iOS 12. When Apple's next-gen operating system launches this fall, it will get a slew of fresh Siri integrations that include smart notification management via Siri Suggestions for Do Not Disturb.

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How to quickly request the desktop version of a website on your iPhone

07/10/2018, 10:07 am

Need to access the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile-friendly version from your iPhone? AppleInsider shares two quick tricks to order your iOS devices to show the full version of sites in Safari, regardless of the screen size.

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The revolution Steve Jobs resisted: Apple's App Store marks 10 years of third-party innovation

07/10/2018, 06:07 am

The first iPhone saw release in 2007 with a fairly barebones selection of apps, none of which were made by outside developers. That changed when Apple opened the gates to developers a year later with iPhone OS 2.0, invigorating a sector and forever changing what it meant to be an "Apple developer."

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Researchers find loophole that extends USB Restricted Mode's hour-long timer

07/09/2018, 11:07 pm

Just hours after Apple debuted USB Restricted Mode in its latest iOS 11.4.1 firmware, security researchers discovered an easy to implement workaround that prevents the feature from working as intended.

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Apple's iOS 11.4.1 update makes USB Restricted Mode active

07/09/2018, 03:07 pm

With iOS 11.4.1, Apple has quietly turned on USB Restricted Mode, a feature designed to make it harder for hackers -- as well as spy and law enforcement agencies -- to gain physical access to iPhones and iPads.

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Apple releases iOS 11.4.1, HomePod 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1 & watchOS 4.3.2 [u]

07/09/2018, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released iOS 11.4.1, HomePod 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2 and tvOS 11.4.1, cleaning up most of its major platforms. The iOS update is of particular interest for security conscious users, as it marks the first publicly available firmware to include Apple's new USB Restricted Mode.

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App Roundup: GarageBand for iOS, CMV Pro, Tinder, Sygic, more!

07/07/2018, 09:07 am

New apps and updates to existing releases arrive in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, but there's just too many to keep track on all of them. AppleInsider has compiled a list of some of the iOS and macOS app updates from the last week that may be worth a look.

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Hands on: Create your own Siri commands with Shortcuts in iOS 12

07/06/2018, 07:07 pm

Shortcuts is a hotly anticipated iOS 12 app that lets users create powerful macros built on the lattice of Workflow, the automation app Apple acquired not long ago. With an invite-only beta now live, AppleInsider takes a look at how the application works, how to create your own shortcuts, and how to invoke them via Siri.

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