iOS 12 Now Installed On 46% Of Devices

In previous iterations of iOS, we have seen a slow down in terms of adoption. This is because for the past few iOS versions, Apple has seemingly allowed rather frustrating bugs to bypass its QC which has resulted in less than ideal experiences for users. Apple vowed to fix this with iOS 12 and it certainly seems to be showing.

Philips Hue App Now Supports Siri Shortcuts

One of the brand new features that Apple introduced in iOS 12 comes in the form of Siri Shortcuts. Basically these are actions that have been grouped together so that by speaking a single phrase to Siri, all those commands would be executed at once, kind of like a macro. For those who use Philips Hue smart lighting, it seems that the app now supports Siri Shortcuts.

iOS 12.1 Will Address iPhone Xs, Xs Max Charging Issues

One of the problems that was spotted by early iPhone Xs and Xs Max adopters was that the phones had some charging issues. These users discovered that when their phones were idle, it had stopped charging for whatever reason. It is unclear as to what the problem might have been, but it doesn’t seem to have affected too many users.

Apple Wallet Gets Support For Contactless Student ID Cards

When Apple unveiled iOS 12 it said that support for contactless student ID cards would arrive in Apple Wallet. A few weeks after it released iOS 12 to the public , it’s now following through on its promise. The company has confirmed today that Apple Wallet now supports contactless student ID cards. Students at three universities will be the first to use contactless ID cards via Apple Wallet on their […]


Kids Are Seemingly Bypassing iOS Screen Time Restrictions

Compared to previous version of iOS, iOS 12 wasn’t about flashy new features and mostly seemed to focus on improvements to existing features, such as grouped notifications, group FaceTime calls, and so on. It also saw Apple introduce digital wellness tools to iOS, where users could manage their screen time on their devices.

iOS 12.1 Will Enable Dual SIM For The iPhone Xs, Xs Max

One of the highly-requested features for the iPhones is dual SIM, which Apple finally brought to the table with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max. However it seems that dual SIM isn’t quite ready yet as it seems that it will need to wait for the iOS 12.1 update before it is enabled, which means that you shouldn’t expect dual SIM support out of the box.

Apple Adding Depth Control For iPhone Xs In Future iOS Update

One of the features that Apple boasted about the iPhone Xs and Xs Max is the ability to adjust the depth-of-field (DOF) after a photo has been taken. In a way it’s almost like what Lytro’s cameras do, in which users can adjust the focal points after a photo has been taken. However now it looks like Apple will be adding a new feature for better DOF control.

AirPower Referenced In iPhone Xs Packaging & iOS 12.1 Code

Many are wondering what will happen to the AirPower wireless charging pad from Apple. It was expected to be officially launched at Apple’s iPhone event last week, but that clearly did not happen. In fact mentions of the AirPower accessory were subsequently removed from Apple’s website, and was followed by reports claiming that the device was “doomed” as it was plagued by all kinds of technical problems.

Test Finds That iOS 12 Improves Performance On Older iPhones

iOS adoption over the years has slowed down somewhat. This is because in previous updates, Apple’s QC has been slightly questionable which resulted in phones performing worse after updates, or being hit with a ton of annoying bugs. If those are some of the reasons that makes you hold back from adopting the recently released iOS 12, perhaps this might change your mind.

iOS 12.1 Beta Hints At Support For 4K External Display

If you’re planning on getting a new iPad, you might want to hold off because it’s starting to sound like the 2018 iPad refreshes could be a major one. Not only have we heard and seen potential signs that Face ID could be coming to the iPad, but now a tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith has suggested support for 4K external displays as well.

iOS 12.1 Beta Supports Face ID In Landscape Mode

We have been hearing rumors that the 2018 iPads are expected to feature the use of Face ID, a security feature that was introduced to 2017’s iPhone X. While it was a rumor, there have been signs that it might actually be true, thanks to code sightings spotted in iOS 12. Now it looks like there could be more evidence of that happening.

Google Maps For CarPlay Is Finally Here

The iOS 12 update was released just yesterday and one of the features of the update that some have been anticipating, is support for third-party mapping interfaces for CarPlay. This means that if you’re using CarPlay and you’d rather not use Apple Maps, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can now use Google Maps as an alternative.

iOS 12 Update Is Now Available For Download

When Apple announced its new iPhones last week, the company also confirmed when it will be releasing iOS 12 for existing handsets. The latest update for its operating system was detailed at the company’s WWDC 2018 event a few months ago and it has been in beta since then. Now, iOS 12 is available for download to the public.

Siri Shortcuts Might Not Have Full Functionality On Older iPhones

One of the features of iOS 12 is the introduction of Siri Shortcuts. In a way you could think of this as being similar to Google Assistant Routines where users can add a bunch of actions and group them together under a single command, meaning that users could launch multiple actions at once.