Articles about iOS

M1 Macs Will No Longer Be Able To Sideload Unsupported iOS Apps
To help deal with the initial shortage of native apps developed for the M1 chipset, Apple has allowed users to install iOS apps on M1 Mac computers. Even though iOS apps aren’t necessarily optimized for laptops or computers, it still helps to fill a void, even if it is temporary.

Jooxter Smart Occupancy Management App Helps Social Distancing at Work
French startup Jooxter, a pioneer in smart occupancy management, uses technology tools such as AI, Cloud, and IoT to reinvent the COVID / Post- COVID hybrid work model. Part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, Jooxter launched its new web application that maximizes office space, reduces cost, and keeps employees productive and socially engaged. The innovative and secure platform facilitates both remote and physical team management to help […]

Americans Now Spend More Time Using Apps Than Watching Live TV
Our smartphones are basically personal computers that fit into our pockets. They can be used to go online, play games, chat with friends, do work, study, and more, so it’s really not surprising to learn that over the years, our habits have changed. According to App Annie’s State of Mobile report, it seems that Americans now spend more time using apps than they do watching live TV.

WhatsApp Publishes FAQ On Its Data Sharing With Facebook
As many of you might have heard by now, WhatsApp is expected to begin sharing data with Facebook starting next month. Prior to this, WhatsApp had given users the option to opt out, but now it seems like it’s either you agree to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, or you find yourself another app to use.

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Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps In A While
Google typically keeps its apps updated rather frequently, whether it be introducing new features, bug fixes, improvements, and more. However, for some reason, it appears that the company has not updated its iOS apps in a month, and it has been speculated that the reason could be due to Apple’s new requirements.

iOS And Android Users Spent $400 Million On Apps During Christmas
It’s not hard to see why getting into app development seems like it could be a lucrative business. This is because according to the folks at Sensor Tower, based on their data and estimates, it has been suggested that iOS and Android users spent a combined total of $400 million on apps during Christmas alone.

Future iOS Devices Could Support Multiple User Accounts
At the moment, Apple’s iOS devices are typically limited to just one user per device. This is unlike a computer where users can sign in using their own ID where their preferences and files are kept separately. However, it seems that in the future, iOS devices could potentially allow for multiple user accounts.

Apple Starts Accepting Developers Into Its Small Business Program
Last month, Apple announced its Small Business Program which is aimed at iOS developers who are pulling in under $1 million in revenue a year. The idea is that for these developers, instead of charging them a 30% cut, Apple will instead take a smaller cut of 15%, allowing these developers to potentially earn more money.

Apple’s Privacy-Tracking Prompt Is Showing Up Early For Some Users
One of the changes Apple is expected to bring to iOS devices in 2021 is improved privacy controls, where Apple will now give users the option of preventing apps from tracking users across multiple apps and websites at the same time. However, it seems that for some users, the feature has launched slightly earlier than intended.

Epic Continues To Troll Apple With ‘Free Fortnite’ Campaign
As many of you are probably aware by now, Apple and Epic are locked in a legal battle over Fortnite Battle Royale, where Epic seemingly does not want to pay Apple a cut for their in-app purchases. To that end, Epic has gone on to launch several campaigns targeting companies like Apple and Google.

How To Use Widgets To Customize Your Home Screen On iOS 14
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.

How To Customize iOS App Icons
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.

Apple Responds To Facebook’s Ad, Says They’re Standing Up For Their Users
As some of you might have heard, come 2021 Apple is expected to introduce some new privacy features that will prevent iOS users from being tracked across the web. This is a good thing, but it’s also a bad thing for advertisers who use these types of personal identifiable information to create targeted ads.

Discord For iOS And Android Can Now Screen Share
Screen sharing is a pretty useful tool and we’ve seen many desktop video calling applications offer the feature. In case you’re unfamiliar with the feature, basically during a video call or livestream, you can share what’s on your screen so that people in the chat know what you’re looking at.

81% Of iPhones From The Last Four Years Are Running On iOS 14
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.

This Is How Much Information Facebook Is Collecting On You
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.

iOS 14.3 Released With ProRAW Support
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.

How To Change Default Browser On iPhone And iPad
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.

Ecosia Is Now One Of The Default Search Engines For iOS
Whenever you search for something on iOS or macOS using Safari, by default it uses Google. It makes sense given that Google is the world’s largest search engine, although we had heard that Google had also apparently paid Apple billions of dollars to remain its default search engine across its products.

Mozilla Praises iOS 14’s Privacy Features
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.