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Topic: iOS

Messages in iCloud: Everything you need to know

06/02/2018, 03:06 pm

Messages in iCloud is a great upgrade to Apple's messaging platform, working across both iOS and macOS devices. AppleInsider takes a deep dive on what Messages in iCloud can do, how it works, and where it has limitations.

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App Roundup: Things 3, Plex for iOS, Overflow 3.0, Philips Hue 3.0, more!

06/02/2018, 10:06 am

New apps and updates to existing software are pushed to the App Store and other online marketplaces every day, and there are simply too many of them to keep track of all of the changes. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS updates and launches from the last week that you should know about.

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Apple approves Telegram update after Russian government demands app shutdown

06/01/2018, 07:06 pm

Amidst a contentious battle with the Russian government over demands to pull Telegram from the App Store, Apple on Friday approved an updated version of the messaging app after seemingly blocking such changes for two months.

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Emoji candidates for 'iOS 13' revealed ahead of iOS 12 unveiling

06/01/2018, 11:06 am

The Emoji Consortium has unveiled candidates for 2019 additions to its official list, likely only to see the light of day close to the debut of iOS 13.

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What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote -- and what not to

06/01/2018, 09:06 am

WWDC is nearly upon us. AppleInsider takes a look at most of Apple's hardware lineup, and talks about what we might see, what we might not, and why.

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Podcast: gearing up for WWDC, iOS 11.4, interview with Swiss watch manufacturer

06/01/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss what we'd like to see out of WWDC, the key features from iOS 11.4, and Victor interviews Chaz of LIV Watches, who talks about his experiences making mechanical watches at a time when Swiss watch companies are trying to figure out where they fit following the Apple Watch.

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Will HomePod make a second splash at WWDC 2018?

05/31/2018, 04:05 am

Apple's introduction of HomePod at last year's Worldwide Developer Conference might not have seemed to have much direct relevance for third-party developers because unlike iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV it doesn't run apps.

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Apple rolls out first developer betas for iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and watchOS 4.3.2

05/30/2018, 01:05 pm

Apple has started up its beta testing program for another cycle, providing the first developer betas for iOS 11.4.1, watchOS 4.3.2, and tvOS 11.4.1 one day after the public release of the current versions of the operating systems.

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Lifting the veil on OmniFocus 3, a popular iOS "To Do" app that just got more powerful

05/30/2018, 07:05 am

The long-time To Do app was updated on Wednesday with redesigns to its core features to add power yet simplicity -- with promises of a forthcoming Web version.

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New Pokemon games for Nintendo Switch integrate with Pokemon GO, Pokemon Quest coming to iOS this fall

05/30/2018, 12:05 am

The Pokémon Company on Wednesday announced a new slate of Pokémon games for Nintendo's Switch console, two of which connect to Pokémon GO on iOS and another that will be available on Apple's mobile operating system later this fall.

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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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