Apple released the second developer beta of iOS 13.3 today and one of the changes includes Safari support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys.#technology #Apple #security #SecurityKeys
A report today claims that the Apple AR headset launch won’t be taking place until 2022 — some two years later than has previously been suggested. The information was reportedly announced to team members at an internal presentation in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.Does anyone else think they should have called it iSight?
The report suggests the Cupertino company plans a two-stage launch for the product that has been colloquially referenced as Apple Glasses.
Before he passed away, Steve Jobs uncharacteristically shared some strategic insights in public on what would make tablets successful. Rather than the rest of the industry benefiting from his observations, critics and competitors insisted he was wrong and set out to prove it.This is an interesting (and long) read for anyone who's into tech and, in particular, tablet computing, recounting not only the history of the iPad but of other tablets. The author is more than fair to Steve Jobs, considering that he more or less said outright that, "No one needs a pen" (cf. the Apple Pencil), "No one needs a small tablet" (cf. the iPad mini), and "No one needs a tablet that works like a PC" (cf. the concessions made in that direction including allowing users to add a mouse to an iPad that now almost has a 'proper' filing system).
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Apple has updated its privacy website and published several white papers explaining its approach to the issue and how its products protect your privacy.#technology #Apple #privacy #security
The site also offers a selection of understandable white papers that explain how privacy controls work in Safari, Location Services, Photos and Sign-in With Apple. These contain a large amount of information on Apple and its services.
Adobe recently released Photoshop on the iPad. If you’re not happy with it you might like to look at an alternative called Affinity Photo. Right now it’s 50% off at US$9.99, whereas after a 30-day trial Photoshop is US$9.99/mo.That's a one-off payment of US$9.99 for a post-processing app that's already far better than the new Photoshop and offers most of the same functionality.
A well-known patent describing an iPhone with a wraparound display was published all the way back in 2013, prompting speculation at the time, and in the years that followed, that Apple would make such a phone (see the concept image above).You know that scenario where you pick up your phone and switch it on, only to see that it's already in some app that you didn't intend to open - the Photos app, say, with all the photos selected and a dialog asking you to Confirm Delete? Well, bring on the wrap-around screens!
t was announced at WWDC in June and now it's available for everyone to try. Photoshop for iPad is here, and while it isn't quite the "real" Photoshop that we were promised, it does show signs that it might morph into it eventually.#technology #Apple #iPad #photography #Photoshop #PostProcessing
With the launch of Apple TV+ on Friday, Apple debuted its most ambitious free giveaway promotion in a long time: a free year of TV+ with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch since September 10. However, the rollout of the promotion has not gone smoothly for everyone.#technology #Apple #AppleTVPlus #streaming #TV
Apple has shipped iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for iPhone and iPad, an update it is shipping now to enable support for the AirPods Pro, as well as adding new emoji and the option to opt in to the Siri request accuracy review program.#technology #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #iPhone #iPad
Apple's "iPhone SE 2" is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and will launch at the end of March, according to the latest information from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.#technilogy #Apple #iPhone
The timing basically tallies with Kuo's previous reports on the so-called "iPhone SE 2," in which he predicted a Q1 2020 release for the device, which is expected to start at $399.
Apple has sent iPhone 5 users an alert recommending they update iOS to version 10.3.4.#technology #Apple #iPhone
The July-released software helps older devices maintain accurate location and GPS functionality.
A report suggests that without it, the iPhone 5 will no longer be able to connect to the internet.
The latest entry in the “Shot on iPhone” marketing machine that often irritates so many photo and videographers is a music video. Specifically, pop star Selena Gomez’ music video for her latest single “Lose You to Love Me,” which was shot by director Sophie Muller using the latest iPhone 11 Pro.A lovely song, and a very simply shot video, made on an iPhone. Remember how big video cameras used to be?
Citing sources familiar with Adobe's plans, Daring Fireball's John Gruber reports the company is taking the Photoshop CC for iPad effort seriously ahead of an expected release this fall.Missing features or not, it's likely to be subscription-based, like the desktop version. I'd be looking at Affinity Photo instead, if I didn't already have it.
"They view it as a serious, top-shelf project for creative professionals," Gruber writes. "The team of engineers working on it has grown significantly from a year ago, and they have plans to add features iteratively on an aggressive schedule."
The comments come on the heels of a Bloomberg report last week that claimed beta testers were left wanting more from the hotly anticipated creative app. Part of the issue, according to testers, is a dearth of desktop features which seemingly runs counter to Adobe's claims that the app will be a "real" version of Photoshop built for a touch-based user interface.
Adobe's plan to bring full-featured apps to the iPad might not be limited to Photoshop. Bloomberg contacts claim Adobe will preview an iPad version of Illustrator, its vector graphics editor, at its MAX conference starting November 2nd. It wouldn't be ready until 2020, but it would give creatives another major tool if more narrowly-focused apps like Fresco aren't enough.#technology #art #VectorGraphics #Adobe #Illustrator #Apple #iPad
Just under a week ago, Apple released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina with various bug fixes and performance improvements. Now, Apple has made a revised version of that same supplemental update available to users.What, another one?
Apple pushed out a host of new features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and one of the most significant is native support for external storage—it means you can plug in thumb drives, external disk drives, and digital cameras and bring up the contents of those devices in the iOS and iPadOS Files app. Here’s how it works.#technology #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
Apple is releasing iOS 13.1.3 to the public today with further bug fixes and performance improvements. The update, alongside iPadOS 13.1.3, is rolling out to now to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.#technology #Apple #smartphone #iOS #computing #MacOS
Update: Apple has also released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina, find the full release notes below.
Earlier today, a report raised questions about Apple sharing your browsing history with Tencent. Apple has primarily always relied on Google’s Safe Browsing technology for Safari’s ‘Fraudulent Website Warning’ feature. Apparently, starting from iOS 13 the company is using Tencent’s Safe browsing technology. In a bid to quell the fears, Apple has finally responded with an official statement.#technology #internet #Apple #Safari #security
In a new research report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that prices for the rumored iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, MacRumors reports. Alongside the new pricing information, Kuo also used the report to re-iterate several of his previous predictions for the device, including that it will be powered by the iPhone 11’s A13 chip, will have 3GB of RAM, and will be released in the first quarter of next year.#technology #smartphone #Apple #iPhone #iPhoneSE2
With the release of macOS Catalina this week, so came the death of iTunes for Mac users—but not anyone still using iTunes on Windows. Instead, Apple released a fix on Monday that patches a zero-day flaw that could have allowed bad actors to invisibly install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows computers running iTunes.#technology #computing #Apple #Windows #iTunes
Apple launched the latest macOS update on Monday but not everyone has been having an easy time installing it. Here’s how to fix a common problem that users are running into.#technology #computing #Apple #MacOS #Catalina
According to MacRumors, a number of Mac users have run into problems updating their iMacs and MacBooks to the latest Mac operating system, macOS Catalina.
Reports are flooding in of updates freezing during the installation process with users unable to do anything to push the update to continue.
Apple’s promised Siri recording opt-in feature is starting to roll out with the latest beta for the upcoming iOS 13.2 update, as spotted by TechCrunch, allowing customers to decide if they’d like to give audio recordings of requests to Apple to improve Siri.#technology #computing #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #assistant #Apple #Siri
"A lower birthrate, higher labor costs and the risk of overly centralizing its production in one country. These adverse factors are not going anywhere," said one executive with knowledge of the situation.Lower birthrate. "Hey, they don't have enough hungry mouths out there to be really desperate and work for us on our terms. There is not enough pressure. Let's move elsewhere"
On October 1st, inventor of the smartphone photo filter Hipstamatic made its grand return to the spotlight by releasing Hipstamatic X: a free iOS camera app that hopes to “bring all the joy, quirk, and randomness of film photography to your pocket.”#technology #smartphone #Apple #iOS #iPhone #photography #Hipstamatic
Ever since the iPhone came out in 2007 and almost instantaneously overshadowed the Mac, both in terms of sales and development resources, Apple has been making the Mac a bit more like the iPhone. Sure, a few features have moved the other way—the iPad has gradually gotten a bit more Mac-like as it has become powerful enough to do Mac-like things—but a big piece of every macOS release this decade has been "here's all the stuff Apple brought over from iOS this year."This is one HUGE review, 13 pages long
Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, GitHub, and other third-party login systems have handily solved the first-world problem of having to set up and remember lots of different credentials for different services. Apple’s new “Sign in with Apple” system, though, is aiming to fix one of the biggest issues with a lot of these systems: privacy.#technology #web #Apple #authentication #security
A lawsuit filed by millions of U.K. iPhone users alleges that Google bypassed Apple’s privacy settings to collect user data. The “Google You Owe Us” group represents more than 4 million people. This group is asking for a maximum $3.9 billion in damages.#technology #mobile #iPhone #Google #Apple #privacy #security
In a software update coming this year, Apple will allow Siri to use third-party messaging apps by default, Bloomberg reports. It will later expand to phone apps for making calls.#technology #Apple #iPhone #iPad #Mac #messaging #iMessage #Siri
Currently, if you want Siri to message or call a contact using WhatsApp or Skype, for example, you need to specifically mention those apps. Otherwise, the voice assistant defaults to Apple’s iMessage service or the Phone app. However, in the future, Siri will learn which service you prefer for each contact and default to that for communications, according to Bloomberg.
Apple boasted that the glass on the new iPhone 11 is the “toughest ever in a smartphone,” during the announcement in September, but we’re seeing reports of iPhone 11 models easily scratching after just over a week in the wild.#technology #smartphone #Apple #iPhone #ScratchGate
The growing number of complaints on the Apple Discussion Forums are approaching the level where some users are questioning if this is a manufacturing issue. If enough complaints arise, Apple may have a ScratchGate on its hands.
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.1.2, updates to the iOS and iPadOS 13.1.1 software that was released on Friday.Apple are trying to beat the record for most OS updates in one week.
The new ability to have open more than a single window on app is called Split View, and it shares much of the good and the bad about Split View on the Mac.#technology #computing #Apple #iPad
The good, though, is very good.
Where you used to have the ability to have two apps open at once, you can do that or now you can have two windows into the same app. So in a word processor for instance, you could have your research notes open on one side of the screen and your term paper on the other.
Tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that fitness fan Chris Mint, 30, was wearing his Apple Watch when it reported that he potentially had atrial fibrillation. That's a feature that's available on Apple Watch Series 1 and later, but Mint apparently had no idea it existed. So he did what the watch suggested and sought the opinion of medical professional.#technology #health #Apple #Watch
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is again reporting that he believes Apple will move to producing high end models of the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro which use Mini LED screens. These displays, said to be comparable to OLED, are expected to be launched in late 2020 or early 2021.#technology #computing #Apple #iPad #MacBook #MiniLED
Apple’s latest iPad – which for clarity we’re calling the new iPad (2019) – is in stores as of today (September 30), and by Apple standards it’s rather affordable.#technology #computing #rablet #Apple #iPad
Available now from Apple and elsewhere, it starts at $329 / £349 / AU$529 for a model with 32GB of storage, rising to $429 / £449 / AU$689 for 128GB of storage.
A newly announced iOS exploit could lead to a permanent, unblockable jailbreak on hundreds of millions of iPhones, according to researcher axi0mX who discovered it. Dubbed “checkm8,” the exploit is a bootrom vulnerability that could give hackers deep access to iOS devices on a level that Apple would be unable to block or patch out with a future software update. That would make it one of the biggest developments in the iPhone hacking community in years.#technology #Apple #iOS #security
Apple is still racing to fix iOS bugs days after the release of its latest iPhones. The tech giant has released an iOS 13.1.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS 13.1.1 version) that tackles a number of glaring problems. The most notable is a fix for a battery drain issue plaguing users across the board, but there's also a solution for Siri's problems recognizing requests on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This addresses issues with restoring your device from a backup, too, so you won't want to skip this if you're interested in safeguarding your data.Don't bother clicking through. I've included the whole thing here.
Other fixes tackle a security flaw with third-party keyboard apps, slow Reminders syncing and Safari suggestions turning back on despite your preferences. While this is technically a minor release, there are plenty of crucial fixes that make it a must-have.
Apple has not publicly announced a release date for macOS Catalina, but the company's regional website serving Denmark suggests the next-generation operating system will be available next week.#technology #computing #Apple #Mac #Catalina