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Topic: iOS

Apple sets March 27 deadline for developers to support iPhone XS Max, 2018 iPad Pro

03/20/2019, 11:03 am

Starting March 27, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch developers will be required to use the latest iOS and watchOS SDKs, as well as support Apple's biggest mobile displays in all new apps and updates submitted to the App Store.

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Editorial: The iPad Air and the iPad mini have always been Apple's best tablets

03/20/2019, 11:03 am

Apple has again launched a new iPad Air and a new iPad mini at the same time. Throughout all the previous versions of both, they have represented the best balance of price, specifications, and portability.

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Updated AirPods specs signal major iOS, macOS & watchOS updates next week

03/20/2019, 09:03 am

Hidden in the specifications for Apple's new AirPods is the fact they require macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, or watchOS 5.2 -- updates that are still in beta, therefore signaling their imminent public launch.

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Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 6: AirPower support & AppleCare+

03/19/2019, 03:03 pm

The release of Apple's iOS 12.2 appears imminent as the sixth beta was recently pushed out to developers with a number of new changes and refinements. AppleInsider goes through everything that is new in the latest -- and possibly last -- iOS 12.2 beta.

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Apple's AirPower wireless charging mat looks like it's arriving very soon

03/19/2019, 02:03 pm

More signs that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower charging mat have surfaced, after changes to references in how wireless charging were found in the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta mentioned the charging of multiple devices simultaneously.

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Apple ceases iOS 12.1.3 code signing following iOS 12.1.4 release

03/18/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple on Monday stopped signing iOS 12.1.3 code after the release of iOS 12.1.4, a routine process that ensures iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest version of the operating system.

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Quicken Loans Arena fans use Apple Business Chat to buy drinks at their seats

03/18/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple Business Chat adoption continues to grow at a slow but steady rate, with Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena and stadium food vendor Aramark the latest to adopt the technology in a system that allows iPhone-toting customers to order drinks from the comfort of their seats.

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Apple deploys sixth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4

03/18/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple is quickening the release schedule for its developer betas, with the sixth beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available to download for testing.

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Apple offers peek behind the curtain of GarageBand development, loop creation

03/16/2019, 12:03 pm

To celebrate 15 years of GarageBand, Apple has offered a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the music creation tool's production, as well as providing access to the media to the Music Apps studio for the first time, revealing the amount of work that goes into producing all of its sounds and virtual instruments.

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Apple continues UK 'There's more to iPhone' campaign with focus on recycling, Face ID, iOS 12

03/15/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "There's more to iPhone" campaign in the United Kingdom, by publishing three new videos to its regional YouTube account highlighting the usefulness of iOS 12 software updates, Face ID, and the iPhone maker's recycling schemes.

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Google Translate support added to iOS Gboard two years after Android version

03/15/2019, 09:03 am

Google has updated Gboard, its third-party keyboard for iOS, adding the ability to take advantage of Google Translate to write text in another language directly from the keyboard itself, without requiring users to access the separate Google Translate app or the website version.

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Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Following on from Wednesday's demonstration of 'Project xCloud," Microsoft has announced it will be opening up Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, with developers able to take advantage of the gaming platform's major features in iPhone and iPad games.

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Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

03/13/2019, 08:03 pm

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

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Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

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Spark email client receives major update to turn emails into delegated tasks for teams

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Popular macOS and iOS email client Spark got a significant update. adding a unique feature to make it even more powerful for teams.

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AT&T raises DirecTV Now subscription by $10, shakes up packages for new customers

03/11/2019, 02:03 pm

AT&T is making major changes to the pricing of DirecTV Now, with the streaming television service going up in price by $10 per month for new and existing customers starting in April, while at the same time cutting down the number of available packages for new customers.

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Apple releases fifth developer betas of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 [u]

03/11/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has issued its fifth round of developer betas for its operating systems, providing participants in its testing program new builds of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4.

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First look at 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' for iPhone given by 'Pokemon Go' creator Niantic

03/11/2019, 11:03 am

Niantic and WB Games has offered more information on what to expect from the upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' game for iOS, a follow-up to 'Pokemon Go' that takes advantage of AR to bring the magic-based franchise to real world, via the iPhone's screen.

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How to download prior versions of apps onto an older iPhone or iPad that can't run iOS 12

03/10/2019, 11:03 am

Apple hasn't totally left old iPad owners behind. In addition to still signing the last iOS releases for those devices, you can still download software for them -- assuming you know where to look.

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Google Duplex restaurant bookings arriving on iPhone in coming weeks

03/06/2019, 03:03 pm

Google is preparing to expand the availability of Duplex, its automated calling feature for Google Assistant, to iPhones in the coming weeks, allowing users of the digital assistant to book tables at restaurants in 43 states across the United States.

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