No new features are in evidence, meaning this release squashes bugs, optimizes, and generally refines iOS 12.1.
Lifehacker has a simple but cool tip to check out. If you’ve ever wanted to hide iOS folder names, you can do it with this little trick.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin ask if Apple’s rumored next iPad Pro is the Mac replacement long predicted. They also discuss what went wrong with Apple TV gaming, and the pros and cons and cons and cons of iPhone driver’s licenses. They sneak some Anki Vector love in there, too.
The case was an attempt to bring legal action against Google over claims that it collected the sensitive data of over 4 million iPhone users.
This maintenance release fixes several bugs, and it puts the “.?123” key on the iOS keyboard back where it used to be.
Civilization VI on an iPhone? Really, it boggles my mind that Civ VI can played on an iPad, but Aspyr announced Thursday that it’s now available for iPhone, too. What these “phones” we carry with us everywhere can do is really something else. In any event, Civ VI for iPhone is free download—the free version lets you play 60 turns, enough to see if you’re going to like it. You can unlock the full game for $23.99 as an in-app purchase. It’s a hybrid app, too, so if you already bought it for iPad, you can download it on iPhone.
This device is part grip and part Bluetooth controller that lets you take pics on your iPhone (or Android device) more like you would on a DSLR.
iOS 12.1 is currently being beta tested by both developers and the public, and new emojis include animals, people, food, and objects.
James Dempsey worked at Apple for fifteen years before setting out on his own in August 2011. As a software engineer at Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team. He’s the founder of Tapas Software, developer of iOS and Mac software. We talked abut his “aha” moments in life starting with his college roommate’s Mac Plus in 1986. His dream to work for Apple was eventually fulfilled in 1996, and James described what it was like to be an Apple evangelist in those days. But James is also an accomplished comedian, vocalist, ukulele player and has a published album. He’s also routinely written special songs for WWDC each year. If you ever wanted to work for Apple, this show is must listening.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use macOS Mojave’s Marzipan to split iTunes apart, plus they look at some apps that make using your iPhone even better.
Apple and Salesforce are partnering to bring more powerful customer service-focused apps to the iPhone and iPad.
Apple has a five minute video tour showing you how to navigate iPhone XS/XS Max/XR (and really, iPhone X, too). It’s straight forward and easy to follow. If you have any questions about how to use an iPhone without a Home button, this video should give you answers.
The new Mac versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote add support for macOS Moajave’s Dark Mode, the ability to record right in the apps, support for Continuity Camera; the iOS updates include animation features, annotation tools, support for Dynamic Type, and more.
Fortunately, it’s easy to take your iOS device off Apple’s beta program, and Bryan Chaffin walks you through the steps.
A web-based CSS iPhone hack has the ability to crash and restart your phone with just a few lines of code, exploiting weaknesses in WebKit.
Security researcher Rafay Baloch found an iOS Safari spoofing exploit, and at this time there is no documented fix. Will iOS 12 patch it?
Apple has hired Liz Schimel, formerly of Condé Nast, to help build Apple News. The Information (via AppleInsider) reported (subscription required) that her new title at Apple is Head of News Business, according to her LinkedIn Profile. She’s a media veteran, and her most recent title was President of Condé Nast’s China business. I personally used to worry that Apple News would be yet another project launched and then forgotten by Apple, but the company is clearly intent on growing the service. I read tons of articles on Apple News every day on iPad and iPhone, and I expect to use it in macOS Mojave when that OS ships later this year. TMO has also seen an increase in traffic on Apple News, and that probably coincides with overall growth in the platform. All of which makes Apple investing in more resources and people to build and promote Apple News make sense.
If you’ve got shared albums within iCloud Photo Sharing, then you may have wished you could take back a comment or two on someone else’s image. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going over just how you can save yourself some embarrassment!
What would it take for Apple to ditch the Lightning port on iPhones? Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet explore the possibilities, and Bryan ends up convincing himself to buy Apple’s not-shipping-yet AirPower charging pad. They also ask themselves what it would take for them to want Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, new iPad Pros, and new MacBooks. Their conclusion? It’s going to be an expensive fall.
Wanna know which Bluetooth keyboard Dr. Mac calls, “easily the most functional, usable, durable, and clever iPad keyboard I’ve ever tried?” Read this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves!