iOS

  • Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

    Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

    The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making the process as easy as possible. Clearly someone on the Apple TV team shares Doug’s late night Wheel of Fortune viewing habit. This function makes sense. Sometimes you want to watch Veep but your partner cannot stand Jonah. Pop on the show, select your AirPods… Read More

  • iOS 11’s new ‘Password Autofill for Apps’ won’t work with (or replace) your favorite password manager

    iOS 11’s new ‘Password Autofill for Apps’ won’t work with (or replace) your favorite password manager

    The next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 11, is going to make it easier for you to log into your apps. The new mobile operating system’s software will introduce a new feature called “Password AutoFill for Apps,” which will offer easy access to your passwords right from the iOS keyboard when you’re on an app’s login screen. Read More

  • iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

    iOS 11 stops apps like Uber and Waze from accessing user location data at all times

    Apple put a heavy focus on improving iOS at its WWDC this week with introductions such as file management, more visible iMessage features, QR code scanning and more, but there are a number of notable features in iOS 11 that weren’t explicitly announced. One of those, which will be well-received by many, is a tweak to security settings that allows users to restrict the use of their… Read More

  • Apple’s Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform

    Apple’s Business Chat will bring customer service to the iMessage platform

    Apple is working on a way to bring businesses to the iMessage platform, in order to answer customer questions, offer customer service and even perform transactions. Though not announced at WWDC, a new page on Apple’s Developer site briefly details this new service, dubbed “Business Chat,” which will be able to operate across platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple… Read More

  • The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes

    The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes

    Remember when QR codes were the next big thing? In the U.S. you used to be able to find them on billboards, business cards — you name it. They were supposed to change the way we use our devices. Remember CurrentC? But the technology never really caught on stateside, mainly because users had to download a totally separate third-party app to scan them, and the whole system was pretty… Read More

  • How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

    Apple is holding a keynote today at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, and the company is expected to unveil new updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and maybe also the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event as the company is streaming it live. Read More

  • Apple test hints that iOS 11 will be the end-of-life for outdated, 32-bit applications

    Apple test hints that iOS 11 will be the end-of-life for outdated, 32-bit applications

    Ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference today, and the expected announcement of iOS 11, the company briefly removed older, 32-bit iOS applications from appearing in the App Store’s search results. The change, which appears to have been a short test on Sunday, could have impacted a sizable portion of the App Store’s long tail. [Updated: see below] According to data… Read More

  • Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    Leaked App Store entry suggests Apple will launch a file-management app for iOS

    A leak spotted on the eve of Apple’s WWDC event suggests that the company is preparing to revamp the way iPhone owners manage and store files on their phone. That’s according to a new app placeholder unearthed by developer Steve Stroughton Smith which hints at a new ‘Files’ app for iOS coming soon. A major feature would almost certainly ship within the iOS 11 software… Read More