Apple released iOS 9.2.1 Tuesday, an update that fixes an issue with mobile device management (MDM) servers. The update also includes security fixes for 9 different security holes, most of which allow the bad guys to take over your iOS device.
The iOS 9.3 public beta is out and it includes a cool new feature called Night Shift. No, it isn't an evening job; instead, it's an option to cut down on our iOS device's blue light cast at night to help reduce the impact screen viewing has on our circadian rhythm.
Developers got their hands on iOS 9.3 a couple days ago, and now public beta participants can do the same. The update (build 13E5181f) includes several new features such as Night Shift, and multi-user support for iPads in schools.
London newspaper The Telegraph reported Tuesday that Apple was working on a "simple tool" that would make it easy for iOS users to move their contacts, music, and photos to Android. The newspaper said Apple had agreed to do so under pressure from the European Commission (EC), but Re/code then reported that Apple flatly denied the story. Bryan Chaffin walks us through what it all means.
Apple has some big features coming to iOS, but they won't be holding out until iOS 10 is released, presumably some time this fall. Instead, they're coming in iOS 9.3 as a mid-cycle update which isn't Apple's typical modus operandi.
ZUS is a smart car charger for your iOS or Android device that serves double duty as a locator for your car. The device's circuitry can charge your iPhone up to two times faster than other chargers, which is cool in and of itself. But then with a free companion app, it becomes a beacon you can use to find your car. Check out the deal listing for more details, including a video showing the device and app in use.
Apple has filed a patent application describing how the use of two separate lenses with different focal lengths could bring effective optical zoom, simultaneous capture of full-resolution photos and video, and improved three-dimensional sensor mapping to a future iPhone design.
Apple shipped a lot of great products in 2015, most of which Dr. Mac owns and uses daily. They’re all darn good, but which one did he think was number one -- the best of the best? There's only one way to find out!
Ford kicked off CES by annoucing broad support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on all 2017 model year vehicles equipped with the company's SYNC 3 platform. Starting with the 2017 Escape, Ford's CarPlay-compatible vehicles will all hit dealers this year.
In 2011, IDC and Gartner both predicted that by the end of 2015, Microsoft's Windows Phone would overtake Apple's iOS to become the world's second largest smartphone platform. Bryan Chaffin takes stock of how those predictions worked out.
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