News tagged: Apple iOS
While some people like the display on Apple's latest iPhone X, there are many that actually can't get used to the display notch. The good news is that there is a way to remove it, but it is up to you whether you will like the solution. It appears that Apple has made an exception
Apple has updated its operating system adoption figures, revealing iOS 11 is now installed on 52% of devices. Though that means it's rolling out pretty fast, it's actually lagging behind prior versions. In a similar period of time, iOS 10 reached 60% and iOS 9 reached 67%.
Apple's person-to-person payments feature, Apple Pay Cash, is now available in beta form. The feature lets users transfer money within the Messages app on iPhone. You can only receive the capability right now if you've entered the iOS Public Beta program.
Apple is going to let developers on the App Store offer their users discounts on in-app subscriptions so long as those subscriptions are created with auto-pay enabled. This new discount option was discussed in iOS 11.2's beta release notes. iOS 11.2 doesn't have a release date.
Facebook has expanded its involvement with polls a lot during the past year. They've appeared in Instagram Stories and Messenger group chats, for example. Now the company is continuing that expansion with an official launch of "Facebook Polls," which includes GIFs and images.
Augmented reality shopping capabilities in the form of a feature called AR View are now available in Amazon's iOS app. With AR View, you can see how products would look in your house or office. This visualization option is available for thousands of items.
iOS 11.1 is now available and it comes with a few notable updates. The new software version comes with more than 70 new emoji, a patch for the Krack WiFi vulnerability, and the addition of a 3D touch option for opening the app switcher via pressing the left side of the display.
Super Mario Run for Android and iOS has been downloaded two hundred million times, but it hasn't generated an "acceptable profit" for Nintendo, says the company's latest earnings report. More detailed stats on how many of those downloads became paying users weren't shared.
Google Assistant on iOS has been updated so that it can now work with Apple Music. iOS users can utilize the digital assistant to play specific content in the music streaming app. This will work for bringing up content you've purchased or have access to via your subscription.
If you accidentally send something through WhatsApp or simply share something you later regret, the messaging application now offers an unsend feature called 'Delete for everyone." With this capability you can delete messages after they have gone out.
A new way for consumers to find the products they're interested in has been introduced by eBay. The company's "Find It On eBay" feature has launched on Android and Image Search is available on both Android and iOS. You can upload a photo with Image Search.
Third-parties are now able to come out with add-ons that'll be integrated directly with Gmail. Support for add-ons was revealed by Google earlier this year and it has just now arrived. Among the first developers to work with the capability are Asana, Trello, and DialPad.
Being featured as Apple's "App of the Day" appears to be one of the greatest gifts a developer could ask for. According to data from Apptopia, apps and games that are featured in the new "Today" section of the App Store receive download boosts as great as 2,172%.
Google is trying out support for third-party email accounts in Gmail for iOS. You can only access the feature as a beta tester right now. If you're fine with potential performance issues within the app, you can sign up to become a beta tester for this feature here.
Apple is working with General Electric to create "industrial" applications on iPhone and iPad that'll be used by enterprise customers. This work is yielding, among other things, a new SDK targeted at the Internet of Things. Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to GE as an "ideal partner."
WhatsApp has joined other messaging applications in offering users the ability to share their location in real-time. The feature has appeared on Android and iOS, and you can reach the option in the same area you'd find the normal "share location" function.
Google Maps is scrapping a recently introduced feature that tracked calories burned and estimated how many calories people would expend by walking a particular path. The company says it's removing the feature due to "strong user feedback." The feature was on iOS.
Individuals using the latest beta versions of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS shouldn't have to worry about the recently revealed WiFi vulnerability, known as Krack. Apple says the betas of those operating systems, which are available to developers, are protected.
Lyft's application for drivers now includes Google Maps, removing the need for them to switch between applications in order to start a trip. This makes things easier for users and should allow trips to start sooner. For now, Maps integration only exists on Android.
Since the official launch of iOS 11, Apple has released two software updates to fix various bugs that users have been reporting. Unfortunately, there are more bugs to fix and the Cupertino company is now rolling out another update, the Apple iOS 11.0.3.