Apple reminds us in an App Store story today that iOS 14 Game Center has been completely redesigned. Here are new changes.
Facebook is being accused of accessing peoples’ cameras through Instagram, thanks to a iOS 14 feature that tells you when your camera is active.
Facebook denied the reports and blamed a bug, which it said it was correcting, for triggering what it described as false notifications that Instagram was accessing iPhone cameras.
In the complaint filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, New Jersey Instagram user Brittany Conditi contends the app’s use of the camera is intentional and done for the purpose of collecting “lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have access to.”
Facebook: “It’s a bug because you weren’t supposed to know we were doing this.”
A welcome change in iOS 14 users involves Shortcuts. It’s now possible for certain automations to run entirely in the background.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad/iOS 14 release, and the biggest updates and changes to your devices.
Readdle is ready for iOS 14, having recently updated its suite of apps for iOS 14. Spark, Documents, Calendars, Scanner Pro, and PDF Expert are all set. Here are some new things. Documents: Widgets for recent and favorite files, music, and file actions; picture-in-picture on iPhones. PDF Expert: Scribble for Apple Pencil; widgets for recents and favorite PDFs; faster folder navigation. Calendars: Widgets for events, tasks, and conference calls; faster search for events; create events with your voice. Scanner Pro: Widgets for important documents and fast scanning; search through OCRed text with Spotlight; annotate your scans. Spark: Set Spark as your default email app; widgets for important emails and calendar; OAuth support for Office 365 accounts.
Today, Apple announced the release of iOS 14. The newest operating system for the iPhone and iPad brings new features and privacy protection.
Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and Andrew has an update on the State of the (iOS) Beta.
Adam Mosseri, CEO of Facebook-owned company Instagram, is the latest to hit back against Apple’s privacy feature that will limit invasive tracking in iOS 14
In a first for 2020, Apple is releasing iOS 14 beta 8 for developers and public beta testers on the same day.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and what privacy will look like in iOS 14.
Apple is giving developers more time to comply with the iOS 14 anti-tracking feature that empowers users to consent to be tracked (or not).
Apple shared an update on Thursday giving developers more information to address iOS 14 app privacy questions when it’s released.
Over at The Verge, Casey Newton wrote about the increasingly heated battle between Apple and advertisers. There are a couple of tidbits I wanted to comment on.
If you believe that free, ad-supported news is beneficial to a healthy democracy, it’s worth noting that all these pro-privacy changes come at a cost.
Free is great, free news is greater, and transparency is greatest. I believe discussing a healthy democracy involves advocating for open source software, which would necessitate a stance against Apple. So I don’t disagree, and as Mr. Newton notes, we need strong privacy laws as well. He also shares an interesting link to Vox, in which some news publishers are considering abandoning iOS if they can’t monetize their users.
Good news for fans of Apple nostalgia – the Music Quiz game from Click Wheel era iPods looks set to return as a Shortcut in iOS 14.
Many news publishers are joining Facebook in worrying about an iOS 14 anti-tracking feature that could affect advertising.
Facebook shared a blog post on Wednesday in which it reveals that advertising revenue generated through its Audience Network tool could drop to 50%.
Today Apple released iOS 14 developer beta 6 for iPhones, seeding only a week after iOS beta 5, reflecting the OS stability.
Apple has released iOS 14 public beta 5 after releasing beta 5 for developers on Tuesday, bringing features like a taller Apple News widget.