Safari In iOS 12 Has Built-In Protection Against Fake Keyboards

These days hackers are getting better at trying to trick users into giving away personal information. Take for example ads where back in the day, it was common to find ads designed to look like Windows popups, thus tricking users into clicking it and potentially install some spyware or malware in the process.

Fortnite For iOS Has Managed To Earn $300 Million To Date

Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale has been making the company a ton of money. Earlier this year it was reported that the game had managed to earn a cool $100 million on iOS, but now according to the folks at Sensor Tower, they claim that the game has since managed to pull in a very impressive $300 million so far.

‘Yahoo Together’ Group Messenger App Launched

Back in the day, apps such as Yahoo Messenger used to be pretty popular, but fast forward to today’s landscape, the app remains as a fond memory of the earlier days of the internet. However it seems that it has not stopped the company from trying as they have since launched a new app called Yahoo Together.

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.

Opera Touch Browser Launched For iOS Devices

Earlier this year Opera launched its Touch browser for Android. For iOS users who might be feeling left out, you’ll be pleased to learn that Opera has since announced that its Touch browser will now be available for iOS devices where the company is hoping to convince iOS users to make the swap from Safari to Opera Touch.

Twitter For iOS Adds ‘Data Saver’ Feature

All mobile apps that require a connection to the internet will consume data, but exactly how much data varies from app to app, and how you use it. For example sending text messages through WhatsApp is definitely less data intensive compared to apps such as YouTube where tens, if not hundreds, of megabytes can be consumed in minutes.

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.

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.

Monster Hunter Stories Now Available On iOS & Android

Capcom seems to be on a roll releasing Monster Hunter games, such as Monster Hunter World and Monster Hunter Generations which was recently made available for the Nintendo Switch. Now if you’re looking to bring your monster hunting with you on the go, then you might be interested to learn that Capcom has since announced Monster Hunter Stories for mobile.

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.

Nintendo Switch’s App Updated With Voice Chat Support For More Games

The Nintendo Switch is a rather unique console which we reckon helped it achieve some of the success it’s had since its launch. Nintendo made some interesting decisions about the console, one of which is how voice chat is supported where users need to use a smartphone app in order to chat with friends.