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Topic: iOS

Startup seeks $200,000 from Apple over 'stolen' Shortcuts app icon

06/07/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple's iOS 12 operating system, unveiled earlier this week, is already the target of a $200,000 legal overture alleging the design of the tech giant's new Shortcuts app icon was cribbed from the logo of tech startup Shift.

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Apple stops signing iOS 11.3 following release of iOS 11.4

06/07/2018, 08:06 pm

As it does with every new iOS release, Apple on Thursday stopped signing legacy iOS 11.3.1 code after last week's release of iOS 11.4.

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Two students detail an "amazing" experience at Apple's WWDC18

06/07/2018, 07:06 pm

For most of Apple's installed base, WWDC is a dramatic keynote address detailing the future of Apple's platforms--sometimes involving hardware product launches. But for attendees, the week-long conference is an opportunity to gain deeper insight into how things work in a series of Sessions; direct access to Apple's engineers in a series of Labs and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other developers working on similar problems at Get-Togethers and other events, including the Thursday Bash.

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Speed testing iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on an iPhone X

06/07/2018, 06:06 pm

With the unveiling of iOS 12 at Apple's WWDC, Craig Federighi mentioned the company's focus on performance in its upcoming operating system update. AppleInsider starts speed testing the iOS 12 developer beta, comparing it with iOS 11 running on an iPhone X, to see how much faster it really is.

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Apple's Airport Express reappears in Home app in iOS 12 beta

06/07/2018, 02:06 pm

The Home app is once more spotting the AirPort Express in iOS 12, raising the hopes for devotees of the now cancelled hardware.

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These iOS 12 improvements will help you live a less stressful digital life

06/07/2018, 12:06 pm

iOS 12 has a long-awaited "Digital Health" suite of enhancements, which along with other tweaks will greatly help users live a less stressful digital life. AppleInsider delves into all of iOS 12's quality of life improvements, and talks about how they'll help the iPhone-addicted.

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How Apple is making animations smoother in iOS 12

06/07/2018, 09:06 am

Users of iOS 12 may find the user interface to scroll smoother and process animations with fewer dropped frames compared to previous versions, thanks to a series of changes Apple made.

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Siri can interact with streaming media apps like Spotify in iOS 12

06/06/2018, 11:06 pm

Apple appears to be relaxing its grip on Siri's media capabilities, as the company is building a new "Play Media" integration into iOS 12 that opens the door to compatibility with third-party streaming services like Spotify.

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This third-year WWDC scholarship winner built an ML model to recognize beer in one day

06/06/2018, 09:06 pm

Every year Apple invites student developers to its Worldwide Developer Conference. This year there were 350 scholarship winners in attendance. This afternoon I met up with Collin DeWaters of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who already has four titles in the App Store and put together a new 3D racing game for his Swift Playground application in three days. He's 21.

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Watch Apple's new Memoji take on Samsung's AR Emoji

06/06/2018, 08:06 pm

After Apple released Animoji for the iPhone X, Samsung fired back with AR Emoji, an augmented reality feature that turns Samsung Galaxy S9 users into cartoon-like avatars. Apple will answer Samsung's retort with Memoji when iOS 12 launches later this year, but you can see how the two features compare right now.

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Inside Apple's move to ramp up security & privacy in iOS 12 & macOS Mojave

06/06/2018, 08:06 am

Apple used the Platforms State of the Union presentation to detail the privacy and security enhancements it will be including in macOS 10.14 and iOS 12, protecting even more types of user data and making it safer for users to download macOS apps away from the Mac App Store.

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Hands on: Screen Time in iOS 12 helps build healthy device habits

06/05/2018, 11:06 pm

In efforts to curb tech addiction, Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 12 that provides users an in-depth look at usage statistics and offers tools to manage onscreen time. We take a first look at the digital health solution, aptly called Screen Time, as it stands in Apple's first iOS 12 developer beta.

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How to make and use personalized Memoji on iPhone X in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 08:06 pm

In iOS 12, iPhone X users will be able create their own customized Memoji character right in the Messages app. Choose from hundreds of different design combinations to create any number of different characters to use in iMessage conversations, or even FaceTime calls.

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Apple brings Live Listen accessibility feature to AirPods in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple intends to deliver its Live Listen accessibility function, currently used to stream live audio from iPhone's microphone to compatible hearing aids, to AirPods wireless headphones with the launch of iOS 12 later this year.

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iPhone X Face ID misfires resolved with a simple swipe in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 03:06 pm

Reattempting to unlock an iPhone X with Face ID is now even easier to start in the first beta of iOS 12 provided to developers, with users now able to try again straight away after a failure with a single swipe of the smartphone's display.

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Apple Music in iOS 12 adds song search by lyrics, new artist pages

06/05/2018, 01:06 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 12, one Apple Music upgrade will include the ability to search for songs by their lyrics, rather than just artist, album, or title.

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iOS app porting won't make Mac feel like iPhone, Apple's Federighi says

06/05/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's efforts to bring iOS apps to the Mac have been underway for two years, and the porting process for third-party developers won't be completely automatic, software engineering head Craig Federighi said in an interview.

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iOS 12 users must unlock their iPhones every hour to maintain USB connections

06/05/2018, 10:06 am

Apple has enhanced the USB Restricted Mode feature in the first beta of iOS 12, requiring users to unlock their iPhone once an hour to allow data transfers via the Lightning port, in an attempt to protect user data stored on iOS devices from acquisition by unlocking services employed by law enforcement officials.

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Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

06/05/2018, 08:06 am

Though it went unannounced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple's new biometric authentication technology.

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Apple rebrands iTunes Connect as 'App Store Connect,' adds new app management features

06/05/2018, 02:06 am

Apple on Monday introduced developers to App Store Connect, a streamlined process for submitting, monitoring and managing App Store titles from the web and, with the help of a new iOS app, iPhone and iPad.

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