Last year, it was discovered that with the newer iPad Pro models, Apple introduced a privacy feature for the tablet’s microphone where when the cover of the iPad Pro’s case was closed, it would disconnect the microphone. The idea is that it would prevent any potential issues where the microphone could be hijacked and used to spy on users without their knowledge.
Whenever we use Google’s services, some kind of data is transmitted to the company. Typically, this kind of data is used by Google not necessarily for malicious purposes, but to gather information so that they can better serve up ads that they think is relevant to you. Some find it a bit invasive, but that’s the “price” we pay for using Google’s services.
While Apple Maps has come a long way since its initial debut, there are still some features missing from it that other apps have. For example, if you like to use Waze mainly because it allows you to report accidents and hazards, then you might be interested to learn that Apple Maps will be gaining that feature soon.
In the more recent versions of iOS, Apple has introduced indicators within iOS to let users know if their microphone or cameras are being accessed. This is useful because if you did not grant an app permission to use your phone’s cameras or microphones, then these indicators will let you know.
So with iOS 14, Apple has introduced the ability for users to finally set the default apps of their choice for certain functions, such as their browser and email. But what about music players? Turns out that in the upcoming iOS 14.5 update, that could change, but not necessarily in the way that some of us are hoping.
When you own a credit card, you can also apply for supplementary cards for your other family members, or friends if you happen to feel very generous. All these cards will share the same credit limit, but makes it easier for others to use the credit, like when they’re out shopping and you’re not there with them.
Similar to some of Apple’s more recent iPhones, the iPhone 12 lineup comes with dual SIM support. However, early on it was discovered that dual SIM support did not extend to 5G. This meant that if you wanted to use 5G, users would have to disable one of the SIM card slots, which was kind of annoying and limiting.
Apple has long been interested in the physical and mental health of its users and have included various features to support that, like with devices such as the Apple Watch that come with built-in health sensors. However, it seems that Apple wants to extend their support to not just your physical and mental health, but financial health as well.
We expect that for the foreseeable future, we will all still be wearing masks in public. This in turn makes features like Face ID a bit annoying to use. Apple has made some changes where if it detects a mask, users will be prompted to enter their PIN instead, but it’s still quite a hassle for a feature that’s meant to be hassle-free.
As some of you might be aware, Apple is expected to introduce a new feature in a future update of iOS 14 that will allow users to opt out of tracking in apps. This means that users will be prompted and given a choice as to whether or not they want to allow apps to track them across other apps and websites.
There is usually peace of mind when it comes to choosing first-party repairs. This is because it’s pretty much a guarantee that the parts used are genuine and are compatible, but at the same time, it’s easy to see why some might choose the third-party route because it is usually a lot cheaper.
When it comes to software updates, some people choose the “wait and see” approach by waiting for other people to update and report any bugs or issues before they update their devices themselves. It is understandable as some updates have been known to cause issues from time to time.
One of the reasons why official repairs can be so expensive is because the parts they use are genuine. This means that when you repair a device like an iPhone, you’re guaranteed that the part they used will be the same that is used across other iPhones. This is versus unofficial third-party repairs who might replace parts with cheaper alternatives.
While widgets in iOS aren’t new, Apple certainly stepped up their game with iOS 14 where widgets can now be used on your home screen. If you’re trying to set it up, here’s what you need to do.
Don’t like the way your home screen on iOS looks? Now that iOS 14 is allowing for a greater degree of customization thanks to widgets, users are now transforming their home screens into something truly unique by changing their app icons. If this sounds like fun, then read on to find out what you need to do.
One of the advantages that iOS has over Android is timely and extended software updates and support. Android devices are typically kept updated for around 2 years, after which users are pretty much on their own. This perk of iOS can clearly be seen in Apple’s latest iOS adoption figures where the company claims that 81% of iPhones from the past four years are now running on iOS 14.
It is no secret that Facebook collects a lot of information about us, but exactly how much information are they collecting? Apple has recently introduced a new requirement for apps on its App Store, where they now have to include privacy labels to show what kind of permissions and data an app collects from users.
One of the reasons why some professional photographers love capturing images in the RAW format is because it gives them more flexibility when it comes to making edits. This is versus other formats like JPEG which might have already been processed and compressed, thus already applying certain effects that you might not want.
It used to be impossible to change the default apps on your iOS device, but with iOS 14, Apple has made some concessions, one of which is the changing of your default browser.
Over the years, Apple has made changes to its operating system to help improve on the privacy of its system to better protect its users, or at least that’s what the company claims. Sure, it sounds like a lot of marketing, but it seems that Apple’s efforts are now being validated by outsiders, such as Mozilla.