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Topic: iOS

'Synthetic group selfies' on iPhone could produce seamless collages from multiple pictures, automatically

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Group portraits could be made from multiple selfies taken on a number of different devices and digitally stitched together, Apple suggests, with an automated system creating a synthetic group selfie from separate self-portraits, one that could also be rearranged to the user's wishes.

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How to use Apple's Accessibility features to set up an iPad for the elderly or disabled

04/03/2019, 11:04 am

Apple ships its iPads with very many ways to help make them usable for everyone, but there are certain features that are especially useful for older people who may not be familiar with technology, or have disabilities to consider.

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Microsoft Store loses eBook sales fight, will refund users & delete books in July

04/03/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft is preparing to shut down its books section of the Microsoft Store, preventing customers from buying or renting new ebooks, deleting any notations on purchases, and warning that all of the purchased ebooks will not be available to read at all starting from July 2019.

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Cloudflare debuts free 'Warp' VPN for iPhone and iPad

04/01/2019, 12:04 pm

Content delivery network provider Cloudflare plans to make its 1.1.1.1 free DNS service more useful to iPhone and iPad users, with the "Warp" addition to the mobile app providing users with a free VPN that is claimed to make going online faster, reliable, and more secure.

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How to fix AirPods when they won't connect to your other iOS Bluetooth devices

04/01/2019, 12:04 pm

Apple makes setting up AirPods supremely easy, but in the drive for simplicity, it leaves out a step that can cause you problems on your other iOS devices. If your AirPods won't keep their connection to your iPad, follow these steps.

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Texture app shutting down on May 28 in wake of Apple News+ launch

03/29/2019, 12:03 pm

Following the launch of its Apple News+ magazine subscription service, Apple is preparing to close down the standalone version of Texture for all users at the end of May, with the notice of closure urging customers to try out the new Apple News subscription instead.

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Apple's updates to iWork suite for iOS adds macOS functionality and increased Apple Pencil support

03/28/2019, 04:03 pm

Apple has issued updates to its iWork suite of apps, with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS being brought closer to the macOS counterparts, as well as receiving extended support for using the Apple Pencil in each app.

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Apple offers first developer beta of watchOS 5.2.1, public betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has issued more betas, one day after the latest batch, with developers able to download a first build of watchOS 5.2.1 while public beta testers are able to get their hands on iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, complete with the new TV app.

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Teenage shaving queries used to promote Safari privacy in latest iPhone privacy ad

03/28/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple is continuing its "Privacy. That's iPhone" marketing campaign by publishing a new video to its YouTube channel, highlighting the anti-tracking measures of Safari to prevent advertisers from knowing what users are searching for online.

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Bethesda opens 'The Elder Scrolls: Blades' for iOS up to some players in early access

03/28/2019, 09:03 am

Game developer Bethesda is getting closer to releasing "The Elder Scrolls: Blades," a game from the franchise for iOS, by opening up the mobile title to play by fans in an "Early Access" period ahead of the game's full release.

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Alongside efforts to drive coding competency, Apple releases Swift 5 with ABI compatibility, new features

03/27/2019, 03:03 pm

This week, Apple's Swift programing language team released version 5 for use in Xcode 10.2, reaching the milestone of ABI stability-- compatibility with code compiled with future versions of Swift compilers-- and introducing new coding features for developers. Swift as a language is maturing alongside Apple's efforts to make code development an attainable skill for students.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 & tvOS 12.3: New TV app!

03/27/2019, 03:03 pm

Just days after the release of iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2, Apple has rolled out first betas of iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3. AppleInsider delves into them both, to see what is new and exciting.

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Apple provides first developer betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3 & new beta for third generation Apple TV

03/27/2019, 01:03 pm

Following the public release of its operating systems on Monday, Apple has recommenced the beta testing process, starting with the first developer betas for iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, as well as one for the third-generation Apple TV.

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Apple TV Remote app for iOS snags fresh icon in update

03/26/2019, 07:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out a minor refresh of its Apple TV Remote app for iOS, and with it a new icon bearing a stylized silhouette of the company's minimalist Siri Remote.

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Shortcuts 2.2 update adds Notes app and number extraction automations

03/26/2019, 01:03 pm

Apple has updated its Shortcuts app, adding more functions to the automation tool that can create and update items in the Notes app, as well as helping improve responses for travel time requests and to pull numbers from a block of text, among other improvements.

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Random Apple News+ crash issue fixed by Apple [u]

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Less than a day after launch, and following a wide rollout of iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4, some Apple News users and Apple News+ subscribers were seeing some crashes at launch on Tuesday morning, which now appears to have been fixed server-side.

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The Wall Street Journal bets Apple News partnership will lead to new subscribers, not cannibalization [u]

03/25/2019, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday officially announced Apple News+ and with it an important launch partner in The Wall Street Journal, one of only major two publications to sign on to the new Apple News subscription tier.

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Apple releases updates for iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2 with new Animoji, HomeKit TV support [u]

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple has publicly released iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2 just after its special event, with the latest versions of the operating systems now available to download by all iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV users.

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Apple is rolling out these 40 new features and changes in iOS 12.2 for iPhone & iPad

03/25/2019, 03:03 pm

Now that Apple has rolled out iOS 12.2 for iPhone and iPad, AppleInsider breaks down over 40 features and changes that are included in the new OS update.

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Apple debuts subscription 'Apple News+' integrating magazines & other publications

03/25/2019, 01:03 pm

At Apple's "its show time" event, Apple has debuted a paid news subscription called "Apple News+" integrating traditional magazines into Apple News. The service launches in the US for $9.99 per month and in Canada for $12.99 today, with other countries to follow.

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