iOS

  • Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe Crunch Network

    Researchers build a smart privacy app to keep you safe

    If you’re anything like me you want your apps to let others follow you around but refuse to let them share photographs of your food. But how can you tell each individual app on your phone what you will and won’t share? Researchers at CMU have some ideas. Their app is a smart privacy system that learns your preferences (“Don’t share pictures from delis”) and… Read More

  • iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    iOS 10 beta 2 is now available to developers

    Apple just released the second iteration of its iOS 10 developer beta. This update is only available to iOS developers with a developer account — at least for now. Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. Read More

  • Apple is building organ donation into iOS 10

    Apple is building organ donation into iOS 10

    Granted, it’s not the most cutting edge new feature for iOS 10, but it’s an important one, nonetheless. Apple issued a release this morning announcing that the company is teaming with Donate Life America to bring organ donation to its mobile operating system. When iOS 10 rolls out this fall, it will include an option that makes it possible for users to become organ, eye and… Read More

  • Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

    Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps. Read More

  • Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC Crunch Network

    Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

    Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access. You don’t need to have a disability to benefit from it. Read More

  • Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick

    Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick

    Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is using deep learning algorithms to turn smartphone photos into stylized artworks based on different artwork/graphical styles. Snap or choose your photo, select an ‘art filter’ to be applied and then wait as the app works its algorithmic magic — returning your… Read More

  • Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

    Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself. Read More

  • Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally

    When Apple released a preview version of iOS 10 at its annual developers conference last week, the company slipped in a surprise for security researchers — it left the core of its operating system, the kernel, unencrypted. “The kernel cache doesn’t contain any user info, and by unencrypting it we’re able to optimize the operating system’s performance without… Read More

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