News tagged: Apple iOS

iOS 11 Adoption Slower Than Prior OSs, Is At 52%

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 Pay Cash Now Available In Beta

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.

Facebook Adds GIF, Photo Polls

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.

Amazon's iOS App Receives AR Shopping Features

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 Released With More Emoji, WiFi Issue Fix

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.

Google Assistant Now Works With Apple Music For iOS

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.

Gmail Receives Native Add-Ons

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.

Gmail For iOS Tests Third-Party Accounts

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, GE Partner On Industrial iOS Apps

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 Adds Live Location Sharing

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.