Articles about iOS (page 2)

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.

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Apple’s App Store Now Features Privacy Labels
Apple has always had a huge focus on protecting the privacy of its users, and now in a recent update to its App Store, it will now show users the “nutrition labels” of apps, where it basically shows users what kind of privacy-related features an app might need access to if you were to download it.

6-Year Old Racks Up $16,000 Bill In In-App Purchases On Mom’s Credit Card
In recent years, companies like Apple have put into place preventive measures that would allow parents to put restrictions in place on devices like iPhones and iPads to curb unnecessary spending of money on in-app purchases. This is due to the various stories we’ve come across where kids unknowingly spend money on games.

Messages Notifications Are Disappearing In iOS 14
Despite iOS 14 having been released a while ago, it appears that people are still finding bugs in the software. According to various reports, this new bug comes in the form of Messages notifications that aren’t appearing and are actually disappearing. This means that as far as users are concerned, they could end up missing out on their messages.

iOS Users Will Be Able To Stream Xbox Games In 2021
If you’re looking to stream Xbox games to your iOS device through the Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service, you’ll be pleased to learn that you will be able to do so in 2021. This is according to Microsoft who has announced their plans to bring their game streaming services to iOS devices in the spring of 2021.

You Can Now Sync Google Photos With Apple Photos
Google Photos is a great way to store and backup your photos, and it also does a pretty good job working on iOS where you can use it to backup photos stored on your iPhone or iPad and sync it across devices. However, both apps typically work separate of each other, due to the restrictions that Apple has put in place in iOS.

iOS Users Can Now Share In-App Purchases From Third-Party Apps
One of the features that Apple has offered to users of its services is the ability to share them with family members. This includes subscriptions to services like Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple Music, and so on. The idea is that Apple is hoping that by spreading out the cost of a subscription, it would make it more affordable and thus more appealing.

iOS 14.2 Supports 1080p FaceTime Video Calls On iPhone 8 And Newer
While the front-facing cameras of the iPhone has a high resolution sensor, for some reason, FaceTime calls did not take full advantage of it and instead capped the quality to 720p. However, if you were hoping for higher resolution video calls, you might want to update to iOS 14.2.

iOS Exploit Could Allow Hackers Remote Access To An iPhone Without The User’s Knowledge
Due to the complexity of platforms like iOS, which needs to manage the features of the software and the hardware, we imagine that there are probably some security flaws that the team at Apple might have missed, which is why every now and then, we come across a story that reports on one of these flaws.

How To Listen To Spotify Offline (Desktop And Mobile)
Music streaming services are perfectly fine to use if you always have a steady and reliable internet connection, but what if you don’t? This is where offline listening comes in handy, and here’s what you need to do if you’re a Spotify user.

How To Make Your Instagram Profile Private
Platforms like Instagram allow us to share photos and our daily lives, which is great at helping friends and family keep up with you, but what if you didn’t want the rest of the internet finding out what you’ve been up to? Here’s how you can keep your Instagram profile private.

Microsoft Willing To Work With Apple To Bring xCloud Onto iOS Devices
Apple had not too long ago expressed their willingness to allow game streaming services on their mobile devices, but there was a caveat in which they also required developers to submit their games to the App Store if it were also available on the game streaming service. Apple claims that this is so that they can review the games to ensure it abides by their terms and conditions.

Someone Took Apple’s M1 MacBook Air And Turned It Into The World’s Largest Tesla Key
In order to help deal with the lack of native apps, Apple allows macOS Big Sur users on its M1 computers to run iPhone and iPad apps. While it might not necessarily be optimized for a laptop’s dimensions and UI, the idea is that it will bring about functionality and usability until more native apps arrive for the M1 chipset.

iOS 15 Could Drop Support For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, Original iPhone SE
In 2021, Apple will most likely be releasing their next major iOS update in the form of iOS 15. However, in addition to releasing the update, Apple is also rumored to be dropping support for some older iPhones which includes the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and also the original iPhone SE that was released several years ago.

Xbox Series X, Series S Controller Support Coming To iPhone And iPad
While the majority of mobile games can be played perfectly fine using the onscreen controls, there are some games that might benefit from using an external game controller. However, this in turn raises some issues in which gamers will need to spend extra money on a separate accessory.

iOS 14.3 Greatly Improves On Siri Shortcuts
One of the changes that Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets to the home screen. This in turn fueled the desire of iOS users to customize their home screens even further by using Siri Shortcuts to create custom app icons to help match the aesthetics of their iPhones, although there was a bit of a downside.

New Data Suggests That Apple Was Right To Introduce Deeper Customization In iOS 14
One of the massive changes that Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets to the home screen. While previous versions of iOS allowed users to add widgets, it was to a page to the left of the home screen. The extra step to swipe over basically meant that in some cases, it would have just been faster to launch the app itself.