Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of many Take Control Books: Notes, Home Automation, Apple TV, co-author of Take Control of Preview. He also published Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. And he’s recently joined The Prepared as an editor.
In his seventh appearance on the show, Josh explored the new faetures of iOS 14 and what he likes most—as he prepares for his forthcoming Take Control book. The App Libraries feature was at the top of his list. In segment two, Josh and I discussed a major, impressive research article he recently wrote about the often contentious relationship between developers and Apple and its handling of the App Store. We finished with thoughts on a next gen Apple TV 4K.
An annoyance in how you set an alarm in the Clock app has been fixed. The rotating dial is gone, but the feature still isn’t perfect.
Representatives from Facebook have been meeting with mobile game companies concerned that iOS 14’s anti-tracking feature could affect their ad revenue.
Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and a new headphone option coming with iOS 14.
Apple released iOS 14 public beta 4 today for beta testers after it released a new developer beta on Tuesday.
Within iOS 14, Apple Translate is a highly useful app for anybody who needs to talk or text in a language they don’t speak well or at all.
iOS 14 features like “ask to track” could hurt Facebook’s ad targeting business, said Chief Financial Officer David Wehner.
With the update to its mobile devices, Apple will ask users if they want to let app developers track their activity across other apps and websites […] The change is expected to start impacting Facebook’s advertising in the third quarter but it will have a more pronounced effect in the fourth quarter, Wehner said.
I’m sure Facebook will find other ways to track people.
Apple is giving us more control in iOS 14 like widgets and App Library, and you can edit your iOS 14 home screen too.
NextDNS for iOS 14 is now available as a TestFlight beta. It uses the encrypted DNS feature introduced with iOS 14.
The first beta of NextDNS for iOS 14 is now available at:https://testflight.apple.com/join/AFDFPLP3
This version uses the new Encrypted DNS feature of iOS 14, removing the need for the fake-VPN trick used in iOS 13 and below.
The new iOS 14 feature means three things. First, DNS apps will no longer need to set up a fake VPN profile for you to use the service. Second, these DNS settings will work over cellular, whereas in the past it would only work over Wi-Fi unless you used said fake VPN profile. Third, this means that if you have a real VPN app, you can set it to use the OpenVPN protocol. Because of the fake VPN profile created by DNS apps, you had to use the IKEv2 VPN protocol if you wanted to use the VPN and DNS apps at the same time.
iOS 14 widgets can be placed on the Home Screen and stacked, and they come in different sizes. Here’s where to find and start using them.
An Apple ID recovery key is an extra layer of security for your account. But you can be permanently locked out if you lose it, so be careful.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iOS public beta release, and how Joanna Sterns inspired Charlotte to retry Safari.
The iOS 14 beta has been released for developers, but the public beta isn’t out yet. Here’s where to install them on your devices.
Tests prove that Safari outperforms Google Chrome on a Mac. Because of that and the extra privacy, Charlotte is going to give it another try.
iOS 14 Sleep Mode is a feature that replaces Bedtime introduced with iOS 12. You’ll be opening a different app to set a sleep schedule.
Apple lets you use a private MAC address in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7. Here’s what that means and where to find the setting.
Charlotte Henry and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Apple’s Swift educational resources and new features in iOS 14.