Apple updated its privacy website on Wednesday. The site now details security improvements in macOS Mojave and iOS 12, end-to-end encryption for Screen Time and Group FaceTime, improvements to no-tracking for websites, and more. It also includes links for managing your privacy with Apple devices and services, and Apple’s transparency in privacy report. It’s great to see the effort Apple is putting into protecting user privacy, especially since so many other companies are playing fast and loose with our data.
You can use Apple’s Maps app on your iPhone to see the local hourly forecast without having to use the Weather app. Here’s how.
No new features are in evidence, meaning this release squashes bugs, optimizes, and generally refines iOS 12.1.
iOS 12 has been available for a month now and is already installed on 53% of compatible devices.
A Redditor created a handy voting Siri shortcut that tells you where your local polling station is so you can vote on November 6.
This maintenance release fixes several bugs, and it puts the “.?123” key on the iOS keyboard back where it used to be.
It’s only been about two weeks since it launched and the iOS 12 user base is already at 46% of devices, according to analytics company Mixpanel.
Happy 2018 Birthday Siri! Apple’s virtual assistant made her debut on October 4, 2011 which makes her seven years old today. Siri is now more powerful than ever, and with the release of iOS 12 users can work to customize the assistant a bit with the Shortcuts app. Siri can make calls or send texts for you whether you are driving, have your hands full, or are simply on the go. It also offers proactive suggestions, like texting someone that you’re running late for a meeting, so you can stay in touch effortlessly. Set alarms, timers, and reminders. Get directions. Preview your calendar. Siri can do it all without your ever having to pick up a device. Based on your routine, Siri can even anticipate what you might need to help you breeze through your day. Machine learning is constantly making Siri smarter. And you can personalize Siri to make it even more useful. Choose to have Siri speak one of 21 different languages. Teach Siri who your family members are. And spell out unusual words so Siri can recognize them in the future.
Making your first Shortcut in iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Here’s how to get started, and how to add a Siri voice command, too.
Some people have been experiencing an iPhone XS hotspot bug (or maybe just one person). In any case, the issue was solved.
The Philips Hue app for controlling Hue smart lights was updated on Tuesday with support for iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts.
Apple released iOS 12.1 Developer Beta 2 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with 70 new emoji and more.
iOS 12.1 is currently being beta tested by both developers and the public, and new emojis include animals, people, food, and objects.
He talked with Arianna Huffington about iOS 12 Screen Time, iOS update cycle compared to Android, and more.
Apple’s Student ID feature in iOS 12’s Wallet went live on Tuesday with three universities.
Some people reported being unable to search in Settings after upgrading to iOS 12. But a Redditor found a quick fix for it.
The Gallery section in iOS 12’s Shortcuts app is full of ideas you can use to learn how to automate your iPhone or iPad.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about HomePod coming to Marriott hotel rooms, plus they explore who will be interested in iOS 12 Shortcuts.
Continuity Camera is a new feature in macOS Mojave that lets you quickly scan documents and take pictures to use on your Mac.