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Topic: iOS

Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time tipped to transfer to macOS 10.15

04/19/2019, 11:04 am

Siri Shortcuts, iOS' automation service, could make an appearance in macOS in the update to version 10.15, with the claim it and Screen Time will be among the functions transferred over from iOS at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

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Apple said to be unifying Find My Friends & Find My iPhone, developing Tile-style tracker

04/17/2019, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly working to merge Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into a single app, and even compete with Tile by launching a new object-tracking tag.

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Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

04/16/2019, 11:04 pm

Following weeks of legal wrangling, Apple and Google on Wednesday complied with government demands and removed popular video sharing app TikTok from their respective app stores.

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Indian government requests Apple remove TikTok from App Store over child safety fears

04/16/2019, 09:04 am

Apple has been requested to remove the popular Chinese social video app TikTok from the App Store by the Indian government, over the belief developer ByteDance is failing to protect its younger users from seeing inappropriate content and that the app is a danger to children.

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Dark mode, universal 'Undo' gestures touted to arrive in 'iOS 13'

04/15/2019, 10:04 am

The next major release of iOS will join macOS in having a "dark mode," a report claims, with "iOS 13" also tipped to introduce increased multitasking options on iPad, font management changes, and a universal gesture to undo commands.

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Cardhop contacts app comes to iOS with fast searching and powerful quick actions

04/13/2019, 12:04 pm

A new iOS app, from the developer of Fantastical, aims to turn Contacts from something you rarely search into a tool you regularly exploit. Alongside fast search and sorting, it lets you rapidly start calling, texting and emailing directly from it.

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Apple adds 'Confirm Subscription' step to iOS app subscription purchases

04/11/2019, 11:04 pm

In what appears to be a bid to thwart "scammy" apps, Apple recently activated an extra confirmation step in iOS that requires users to physically interact with a pop-up notification before committing to the purchase of recurring app subscription.

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Netherlands competition regulator investigating App Store dominance abuse claims

04/11/2019, 09:04 am

Apple is being investigated by a competition regulator in the Netherlands over the dominance of the App Store to determine if Apple has abused its position in the app marketplace, and has put out a call to developers asking for examples of potential abuses.

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Apple allegedly paid $485M to acquire Texture, the core of Apple News+

04/10/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple paid at least $485 million to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service it acquired in early 2018 and absorbed into Apple News, it has been alleged, with the size of the purchase indicating how much the iPhone maker valued the service's technology and potential.

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Second public beta builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, and macOS 10.14.5 now available to download

04/09/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple has issued the second public betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, and macOS 10.14.5 for testing, just one day after the developer counterpart builds were offered up to download by participants in the test program.

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Pixelmator Photo is now available on the iPad

04/09/2019, 08:04 am

The new image manipulating app brings the photo-specific tools of the Mac's Pixelmator Pro, to iOS and adds new machine learning features to speed up typical photography editing tasks.

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Everything new in iOS 12.3 beta 2

04/08/2019, 04:04 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with the latest beta of iOS 12.3, which includes the newly revamped TV app and several minor tweaks.

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Enterprise certificates still being abused to spy on iPhone users

04/08/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple's Enterprise Certificate program continues to be abused for unauthorized purposes with the discovery of a disguised spyware app that has the capability to acquire a considerable amount of data from a user's iPhone, one that may have been created by a government surveillance app developer.

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Apple posts second developer betas of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1

04/08/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple has moved onto the second round of developer betas, offering new builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5 for participants of its developer testing program to download.

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Netflix drops AirPlay support citing unnamed 'technical limitations'

04/05/2019, 07:04 pm

For reasons unknown, Netflix recently disabled the ability to stream content from an iOS device to Apple TV using Apple's AirPlay protocol, a move that limits customer options.

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How to block spam calls, texts, and social media messages on your iPhone

04/05/2019, 10:04 am

You know how to use messaging and emails, and you use them to get things done, but far too many just want to sell you things or annoy you with them. Here's how to get persistent callers and emailers out of your hair so that you can get some work done.

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Apple ceases iOS 12.1.4 code signing following release of iOS 12.2

04/04/2019, 06:04 pm

Following the March release of iOS 12.2, Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 12.1.4, ensuring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners are running the latest, most secure version of the operating system.

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'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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