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Topic: iOS

All the new features in iOS 11.4: AirPlay 2, Messages in the Cloud, & much more

05/29/2018, 02:05 pm

Apple has officially released iOS 11.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch which contains many new features, the biggest of which is the long-delayed AirPlay 2.

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Apple releases iOS 11.4 for iPhone and iPad with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud support

05/29/2018, 01:05 pm

Ahead of the unveiling of Apple's future plans for iOS at WWDC, the company has released iOS 11.4 to the public, including support for its ClassKit framework for educational apps, support for AirPlay 2, and the long-overdue addition of Messages in iCloud.

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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.

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Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines

05/26/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple's decision to prevent Valve's Steam Link iOS app from appearing in the App Store was due to a variety of issues, including in-app purchases, Apple's Phil Schiller has confirmed.

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App Roundup: FL Studio 20 for Mac, Spark 2, Evernote, Procreate Pocket 2, more!

05/26/2018, 10:05 am

The wide and varied world of software, there are new apps joining the iOS and Mac App Store ranks all the time, while existing releases receive updates to keep them relevant to their users. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main additions and updates for macOS and iOS software that shipped in the last week.

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Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report says

05/25/2018, 08:05 pm

Apple at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June is expected to announce a change in NFC policies that will enable a host of new capabilities for devices with embedded chips, for example opening NFC-enabled doors with an iPhone.

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Apple should allow Steam Link into App Store despite violating third-party marketplace rules

05/25/2018, 12:05 pm

While Valve didn't completely block the ability to buy games through the Steam Link app leading to its disapproval, Apple's decision to deny Valve's Steam Link iOS app from the App Store for 'business conflicts' is shortsighted.

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Editorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

05/25/2018, 08:05 am

When Apple outlined that its new HomePod didn't initiate phone calls on its own, nobody jumped to the conclusion that this was because having a device in your home that anyone's voice could use to place a telephone call from your personal mobile number might be a bad idea. Instead, the company was generally lambasted for "again" failing to match one of the many features of Amazon's Alexa Echo always-listening appliances.

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Apple rejects Steam Link app from App Store, cites breach of guidelines

05/24/2018, 07:05 pm

Gamers looking forward to playing their library of Steam games on an iPhone or iPad via the hotly anticipated Steam Link app will have to wait a bit longer, as Apple rejected the title from distribution through the App Store earlier in May.

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Vevo giving up on iPhone, iPad apps to focus on YouTube

05/24/2018, 01:05 pm

Vevo, the record label-owned distributor of music videos and related content, will be shutting down its apps for iOS and other operating systems, as well as its consumer-facing website.

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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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