Brand New ‘Microsoft News’ App Now Available On iOS & Android

These days we’re starting to see more companies launch news platforms of their own. For example Google launched a revamped version recently, and with macOS Mojave, Apple has also extended its Apple News feature to the desktop. However it looks like Microsoft wants in on the news action as well.


iOS 12 Will Let First Responders Know Your Location

When calls are made to 911, ideally the caller would be able to provide their location which is of course vital if police, firefighters, or an ambulance has to be sent to the location. However this isn’t always possible and while 911 can get a location, sometimes it might not be precise enough.


This Is How Apple Could ‘Fix’ 3D Touch

One of the supposed “revolutionary” features introduced in the iPhone 6s is 3D Touch. It was supposed to be a new way for users to interact with their phones beyond just pressing on the display. However it’s safe to say that 3D Touch was not as well-received compared to other iPhone features, but according to UX engineer Eliz Kılıç, she has an idea on how to fix it.


University Of Alabama Students Can Now Use Apple Watch As Student IDs

Considering that our lives are filled with all kinds of gadgets, it makes to streamline certain things. For example pilots are starting to make the shift from paper manuals to iPads, and we’re seeing the same in sports where coaches are using tablets for playbooks. Now it looks like similar conveniences are coming to students.


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WhatsApp Will Stop Supporting iOS 7 In 2020

Considering that iOS 12 will be released later this year, this means that iOS 7 was about five years ago. While it’s safe bet that the majority of iOS users are probably already on the latest version of iOS, WhatsApp has since updated its support where they state that the app will no longer support iOS 7 in 2020.


Valve Could Be Looking For Ways Get Steam Link For iOS Approved

When Valve announced the Steam Link app, it sounded quite promising. After all who wouldn’t want to be able to play PC games on their mobile phones, right? Unfortunately the launch on iOS did not go the way Valve had hoped and Apple rejected the app, citing “business conflicts”, although there were no specifics given.


Apple’s Restricted USB Mode Might Have Already Been Beaten

The other day Apple confirmed that they were including a new feature in iOS 12 in the form of a restricted USB mode. Basically what this does is that it prevents (or tries to) devices from connecting to an iPhone that has not been unlocked for the past hour, meaning that it should render devices used by law enforcement useless.


Apple Confirms iOS 12 Will Disable Law Enforcement’s Access

In recent times we’ve been hearing about how law enforcement agencies have managed to get their hands on software and hardware that grants them access to locked iPhones. This comes on the heels of Apple refusing unlock iPhones belonging to suspects (at least not without a valid warrant) or installing a backdoor for law enforcement agencies.


Apple Now Banning Apps That Sell Your Contacts’ Information

There are apps that sometimes request your permission to grant them access to your contacts. For example if you download a VoIP app or a messenger app or a social networking app, it sometimes asks for access to your contacts to help you find friends, create a phonebook, and so on, and for the most part it makes sense.


Following iOS 11.4 Update, iPhone Users Are Claiming Rapid Battery Drain

Updates are usually seen as good things as they are expected to bring about improvements and new features. However sometimes they can go wrong and end up causing more trouble. Now it has been a couple of weeks since Apple released iOS 11.4 but it seems that iPhone users are claiming that the update has resulted in their iPhones draining battery rapidly.


iOS 12 Introduces UI Tweaks That Will Save Users Time

We’re sure you guys have come across reviews and speed tests between phones that talk about things like the animations involved when an app opens or close. This is actually more important than you think because depending on the length of the animation, it determines how long it takes before you can proceed to the next action.


The Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced For Mobile

When Bethesda announced and launched Fallout Shelter a couple of years ago, it was a surprise as Bethesda had never really bothered to dabble in mobile games. However the game proved to be a huge hit and made quite a bit of money for the company, so it’s not really surprising that Bethesda is trying their hand at it again.


Gears Pop! Is A Cute Gears Of War Game For Mobile

If you’re a fan of the Gears of War franchise, then you might be very interested to learn that Microsoft has announced a new Gears Pop! game for mobile. This will be a game based on Gears of War, obviously, except that in this case the game was created together with the folks at Funko to help develop a very cute Funko Pop! version of the franchise.


iOS 12 Will Support Reporting Of Unwanted Calls & Messages

On iOS devices, it’s a bit difficult when it comes to reporting or blocking unwanted calls or messages. In fact there is no official way of doing so, unless that message is being sent via iMessage, but beyond that there isn’t much you can do. However as noted by 9to5Mac, that could change with iOS 12.