A new Google Maps update is bringing a feature to aid those in wheelchairs, as it will now list accessible places within the app.#technology #tech #Google #Android #iOS #GIS
Initially, Accessible Places for Google Maps is gradually rolling out for users in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States from May 21. Google says support for more countries is on the way, but hasn't provide a timeline or any further details.
Apple has released iOS 13.5, iPad OS 13.5, and tvOS 13.4.5. According to the release notes, the first two speed up access to the passcode field on devices with Face ID when you’re wearing a face mask and introduces the Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities.MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 beta 5 has also been released
With people around the world stuck in their homes under lockdown during this time, boredom is probably one of the things that everyone has in common. Thankfully, there are thousands of education apps available in the App Store that you can check out. Covering a wide range of topics, learning doesn’t stop even in these trying times.There's also Udemy and YouTube, of course.
Instead of constantly attempting to identify your face using Face ID, a process that will not work while wearing a cloth or respiratory face mask to protect against COVID-19, iOS will now pull up the manual passcode option after one swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The change — which should eventually arrive in the standard, non-beta iOS release — will be a welcome one for any iPhone user who no longer has a model with a physical home button.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS #FaceID #security #privacy
With an external (hardware) keyboard like the Magic Keyboard connected to your iPad, the onscreen (software) keyboard doesn’t appear. Apple in its wisdom does allow you to switch between the hardware and software keyboard, but it could have definitely done a better job surfacing that feature for average users who may be unaware it even exists in the firsts place. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial to learn how to quickly switch your iPad keyboard between the stock iOS keyboard and your Magic Keyboard or any other physical iPad keyboard.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
Not just a great iOS synth, but a great synth full-stop, KV331’s SynthMaster One has gone free for iPhone and iPad until 15 April. The regular price is $19.99. [Note: Extended until the 1st of May]If you're a music producer using iOS or iPsdOS, this is one not to miss! It's not only standalone, it's AUv3 so you can use it in GarageBand, Auria Pro, Cubasis, and any other DAW that accepts AUv3 plugins.
On Friday, April 10, news broke that Google and Apple would team up to provide contact tracing solutions for both Android and iOS operating systems to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Limited details were announced initially, though a simplified overview of the system was released to help shed some light on just how these tech giants would build this system into Android and iOS.They could have made all this clear up front rather than relying on tech journalists to make the details clear.
Now, Google and Apple have slightly pulled back the curtain on how this system will be implemented and what precautions they’re taking to ensure user data remains safe.
Face masks have become common over the course of a month and they’re here to stay. In order for them to be effective, it is advised that you do not touch the mask frequently, especially the outside of it. What all this means is that you won’t be able to use Face ID. It won’t recognize a face that is covered half-way by a mask. You have to remove it for the scan to work. Turns out, you can actually train Face ID to work with a mask. Here’s how to set up Face ID with a mask.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS #FaceID #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
Apple and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.#technology #tech #Apple #Google #Android #iOS #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus
Contact tracing is a useful tool that helps public health authorities track the spread of the disease and inform the potentially exposed so that they can get tested. It does this by identifying and “following up with” people who have come into contact with a COVID-19-affected person.
iCloud Folder Sharing was first announced as a feature of iOS 13. Apple then pulled the feature back in order to work out some bugs. iOS 13.4 brought the feature back, so here’s how to use it across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.#technology #tech #Apple #iCloud #iOS #iPadOS #macOS
Apple and Amazon seem to have made nice, with the Prime Video app on iOS, iPadOS and tvOS now supporting in-app purchases. Apple device users, be it an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, will now be able to rent or purchase anything from the Prime Video library directly from the app.#entertainment #video #movies #film #tv #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #Amazon #Prime
The Safari app on both iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 platforms now fails to search for the plus symbol (+) on the internet. If you try to search for the + symbol or any term that contains a + symbol in it using Safari’s search bar/unified address bar, it removes the symbol from the search results page and provides search results that do not contain +.#technology #tech #web #Apple #iOS #macOS #Safari
A report claims that Zoom's iOS app is sending analytics data to Facebook.#video #VideoCalling #VideoConferencing #Zoom #Apple #iOS
It happens even if you don't have a Facebook account.
A privacy activist described the revelation as "shocking".
It turns out that an updated Android app was just the start of Google's plans for a Podcasts overhaul. The internet giant has released its first version of Podcasts for iOS, giving you a way to listen to the likes of Dolly Parton's America or The Engadget Podcast (you knew we'd plug that) that syncs with virtually any device where your Google account works. This new app is also a showcase for a larger redesign (including on Android and the web) meant to not only help you find new shows, but satisfy your curiosity about subjects mentioned in those shows.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS #Google #podcast
Apple confirmed iOS 13.4 will be landing on Tuesday, March 24, and it's set to be a fairly big update to your iPhone. Your iPad will also get an update to iPadOS 13.4, if it's compatible.I've seen elsewhere that you can also expect an update to be available for WatchOS and TVOS as well.
Many users have reported the Personal Hotspot feature is temperamental in the iOS 13 update, with it disconnecting regularly. An easy fix is to turn the feature off and on again, but that doesn't solve the problem for good.
Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors, has been secretly collecting data from millions of people who have installed popular VPN and ad-blocking apps for Android and iOS, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. These apps, which don’t disclose their connection to the company or reveal that they feed user data to Sensor Tower’s products, have more than 35 million downloads.#technology #tech #VPN #adblocker #SensorTower #Android #iOS
iOS 14 will ship with a brand-new Home screen layout that allows users to arrange icons in a list, according to a new report. The view is expected to be customizable and will incorporate Siri Suggestions for making your most frequently used apps easier to access.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS
According to code seen by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to roll out rich system-wide support for mouse cursors with iOS 14. Apple added rudimentary compatibility with external mice in iOS 13 Accessibility settings, but iOS 14 (iPadOS 14) will make it mainstream.#technology #tech #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
Last fall, Microsoft launched a new Office for iOS beta with a unified design including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sticky Notes in one app for a simpler experience. Now the new Office app for iPhone is available for all users.#technology #tech #iOS #iPadOS #Microsoft #Office
developbranch and is on the way to be on a stable release when 0.8.0.0 is released. This means #dandelion* can properly use the features provided by the API and give all notifications and native feel which was missing in the web view. Not to mention the fact that we can have even a cool console client which can use the API, the possibilities are unlimited.
There’s a new mobile game taking off that’s causing quite a stir, especially for parents concerned about their children’s privacy. It’s called Photo Roulette, and it’s a group party game that selects random photos from players’ camera rolls for everyone to see and guess about.#technology #photography #Android #iOS #security #privacy
This year Apple made it possible to log into iCloud.com on iOS. Previously you would see a page directing you to use the apps. Further, you can also log in via Touch ID/Face ID. And now there’s another update.#technology #Apple #iCloud #iOS
Apple has formally opened its bug bounty program today to all security researchers, after announcing the move earlier this year in August at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.#technology #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #MacOS #security
Until today, Apple ran an invitation-based bug bounty program for selected security researchers only and was accepting only iOS security bugs.
Starting today, the company will accept vulnerability reports for a much wider spectrum of products that also includes as iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and iCloud.
In addition, the company has also increased its maximum bug bounty reward from $200,000 to $1,500,000, depending on the exploit chain's complexity and severity.
In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.Cos we all need more GIFs...
Adobe announced its December updates to its photography apps today, and among the most significant is the ability to direct import photos on Lightroom for iOS and iPadOS. iOS and iPadOS 13.2 now allows raw files to be directly imported into Lightroom from cameras and memory cards.#photography #Lightroom #iOS #iPadOS
Google has announced that Incognito mode for Google Maps on iOS is rolling out today. Google first announced the feature at its I/O developer conference in May, and it’s already available for Google Maps on Android.#technology #Google #iOS #GoogleMaps
With Black Friday just around the corner, we’re being bombarded by discounts and deals, but what about freebies? If you’re an iPad user you’re in luck, because the popular and powerful Pixelmator Photo: Pro Editor app for iPadOS is free for the next 24 hours only.It may only be $5 normally, but it's 100% off today. iPad only.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Is your iPhone getting blown up with spammy messages? Then you should probably update to iOS 13 if you haven’t already. iOS 13 includes a couple of new tools for blocking junk emails and robocalls, and carries over the iMessage blocking options from iOS 12.#technology #iOS #iPhone #iPad #iPadOS #email #SMS #phone #privacy
Every time I’ve written about bookmarklets, I’ve had to add a section on how to add them to Safari in iOS. On the Mac, you just drag them up to the bookmark bar, and you’re done. On iOS, the situation was so complex that I wrote a whole how-to just so I could link to that, instead of writing several paragraphs every time. But there is a way to drag and drop bookmarklets on iOS.Hmm... I wish I'd seen the how-to. I've been doing it manually, or resorting to using Firefox up to now.
Apple is warning users of a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS involving third-party keyboards.#technology #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #security #privacy
In a brief advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the bug impacts third-party keyboards which have the ability to request “full access” permissions.
Apple’s updated operating system will now show you how often your location has been recorded and by which apps. It will do this proactively via a pop up, which shows a map of where you have been tracked, including the option to allow or limit it.#technology #iOS #mobile #Apple #privacy #security
Along the same theme, another blow to apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp is a change in Apple’s iOS 13 that will not allow messaging and calling apps to run in the background when the programs are not actively in use. Before, apps such as these were able to collect information on what you were doing on your device.
your area has coverage, that is. Look Around is just getting started, and covers very few places. Street View, on the other hand, is available for pretty much anywhere, including underwater, up mountains and on hiking trails.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #Maps
Why is Look Around better? Well, it’s faster, for one. And it just looks nicer. The images are super-high-resolution and full-screen. Using it on a 13-inch iPad Pro feels like taking a virtual street tour of a neighborhood.
Apple’s new iOS 13 update adds a new privacy measure that requires apps to get your consent in order to use your device’s Bluetooth. After installing the latest version of iOS, trust me when I say you’ll be surprised by the number of apps asking for Bluetooth permission the next time you open them. Some might seem very strange (like Dunkin’ Donuts in my case), but others probably won’t make you think twice about giving the thumbs-up.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #Bluetooth
Apple has barely released iOS 13, but you might be getting another significant revision mere days later. The company has told Engadget it's moving the releases of iPadOS and iOS 13.1 to September 24th, or nearly a week before the originally scheduled September 30th debut.#technology #mobile #smartphone #tablet #Apple #iOS #iPadOS
iOS 13, which will be generally released later this week, has already been spotted catching Facebook’s app trying to use Bluetooth to track nearby users.Apple definitely takes privacy and security far more seriously than Facebook does.
ith the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Apple will introduce the updated and renamed Find My app. Part of the update includes the ability to locate devices even when they are offline. And it's already done its job with one Reddit user locating a lost Wi-Fi-only iPad at an airport.#technology #mobile #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #FindMy
The way this is made possible is pretty mind-blowing. Users mark their devices as lost and then other peoples' iPhones, iPads, and Macs effectively start looking for them via an encrypted Bluetooth signal. If a lost devices is spotted, its location is then sent back to Apple which in turn forwards it to the Apple ID that the device is registered with.
Surprise, Apple didn’t release yet another beta version of iOS 13. The company released the first developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.1 instead.#technology #Apple #iOS #iPadOS #watchOS #tvOS
This is a curious move, as Apple doesn’t usually share beta versions of .1 updates before the release of major updates. What’s even more surprising is that Apple released new beta versions for watchOS 6.0 and tvOS 13.0 today.