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Topic: iOS

Apple's Find My feature requires two devices, boasts extreme security safeguards

06/05/2019, 06:06 pm

A report on Wednesday digs deep into Apple's new Find My service, an upcoming iOS 13 and macOS Catalina feature that leverages encrypted crowdsourced data to pinpoint the location of a missing or stolen iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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Everything new coming to CarPlay in iOS 13

06/05/2019, 02:06 pm

In its first major overhaul since its original debut, CarPlay is gaining a wealth of new features with the launch of iOS 13. Here is every new feature and changing coming to Apple's automotive platform.

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Spotify, Pandora, and other music apps could gain Siri playback controls

06/05/2019, 01:06 pm

Siri could be used to play music from third-party streaming services like Spotify in iOS 13, iPadOS, and HomePod, with a change to SiriKit enabling verbal control of tracks and podcasts being played in non-Apple apps via the virtual assistant, without requiring the use of Siri Shortcuts.

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Here's how to see Apple's new Mac Pro & Pro Display XR in your office with your iPhone or iPad

06/05/2019, 11:06 am

Apple has allowed users to take advantage of augmented reality on an an iPhone or iPad to see how the new Mac Pro and Pro Display in their home or office.

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App & Web developers asked to put 'Sign in with Apple' above all other sign-in buttons

06/05/2019, 09:06 am

Apple's rules for the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" feature in iOS 13 include urging developers to put its button above any social media alternatives, according to official Human Interface Guidelines.

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Mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes USB and Bluetooth devices

06/04/2019, 10:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday elaborated on mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS, saying both USB and Bluetooth devices will be recognized by the operating systems. The company made it clear, however, that the feature is designed specifically for a subset of users who have difficulty interacting with touch screen interfaces.

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ARKit 3 features restricted to latest iPhones and iPads

06/04/2019, 09:06 pm

Apple's upcoming ARKit 3 feature set, which include People Occlusion and motion capture, will only be available to users of current-generation iPhones and iPads, the company revealed this week.

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Apple posts WWDC Platform State of the Union video with deeper dive on new features

06/04/2019, 05:06 pm

Apple delivered it's Platform State of the Union yesterday, announcing major overhauls and new tools for the way that developers create apps. Apple has posted a video of the presentation, with the main things for developers to focus on for the rest of the event.

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How to master Dark Mode in iOS 13 & iPadOS

06/04/2019, 04:06 pm

Apple put a significant amount of effort into developing Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad. Here is everything you need to know to master the new inky appearance when iOS 13 is available for all, later in 2019.

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'Sign in with Apple' about convenience of social media sign-on 'without the tracking part'

06/04/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple's "Sign in with Apple" feature, coming to iOS 13 apps this fall, is about acknowledging the convenience of social media sign-on options from Google, Facebook, and Twitter without the "heavy privacy price," the company's software technology VP said in an interview.

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Craig Federighi says iPadOS created because iPad is now a 'truly distinct experience'

06/04/2019, 01:06 pm

The splintering of the iPad-specific "iPadOS" from the iPhone's "iOS" is due to it being a "truly distinct experience" separate from the company's other platforms, according to Apple's Craig Federighi in a post-WWDC keynote interview.

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Developers sue Apple over $99 annual fee, mandatory pricing increments of $0.99

06/04/2019, 11:06 am

Two iOS developers have filed a class-action suit claiming that Apple abuses its position as the owner of the App Store by dictating pricing tiers, and that its mandatory annual fee for all developers is "profit-killing."

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Full WWDC 2019 keynote now available to view on-demand

06/04/2019, 07:06 am

Apple has started to offer a replay of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address, with the full two-hour presentation available to view by attendees wanting to see all of the new announcements relating to iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iPadOS.

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Apple folds bug reporting into Feedback Assistant, discontinues Bug Reporter

06/04/2019, 12:06 am

In a major change to its bug reporting system, Apple on Monday announced the deprecation of its standalone Bug Reporter service, the capabilities of which are now folded into the Feedback Assistant app for iOS and Mac.

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New iOS 13 feature uses Siri smarts to thwart spam calls

06/03/2019, 11:06 pm

Apple is looking to combat pesky spam callers in iOS 13 with a new Siri-powered feature that weeds out and silences calls from unknown numbers, sending them directly to voicemail.

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Hands on with the best features of iOS 13 and iPadOS

06/03/2019, 10:06 pm

There are more features to count in iOS 13 and iPadOS, so we narrowed down the list to our top six, which run the gamut from huge system-wide changes to small, but extremely useful tweaks.

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Pixelmator Photo, Asphalt 9: Legends among 2019 Apple Design Award winners

06/03/2019, 09:06 pm

Following Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple held its annual Design Award ceremony in San Jose, crowning a handful of outstanding iPhone, iPad and Mac apps with the coveted trophy.

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Apple introduces smart battery optimization in iOS 13 to combat battery aging

06/03/2019, 08:06 pm

Buried among the sea of features, upgrades, modifications and changes coming to iOS 13 is a new battery optimization tool designed to intelligently hold charge levels below a designated threshold, thereby preventing premature battery aging.

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'Sign in with Apple' mandatory for all apps with third-party sign-in options

06/03/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's new "Sign in with Apple" login feature that debuts with iOS 13 later this year will be mandatory for all apps that offer third-party sign-in options to users, the company said in an update to developers on Monday.

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Apple's iOS 13 to enable large app downloads over cellular, Apple News+ expansion, more

06/03/2019, 06:06 pm

In its keynote speech at WWDC on Monday, Apple announced a bevy of features set to launch with iOS 13 later this fall, but a number didn't make the cut for an onstage reveal. Here's a rundown of the most important capabilities that went unmentioned.

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