iOS 11

iOS 11 install base grows to 65% in January

Apple announced that iOS is running on 65 percent of the devices. After reaching the 59 percent share of all active iOS devices in December, the latest version of the mobile operating system is now on 65% of the devices, according to a new publication by Apple. There’s a 6 percent increase for a month, which is probably thanks to the newly activated iPhone X and 8, as well as users who purchased older models like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The company says[…]

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ios 11

Text link can freeze your iPhone, but iOS 11.2.5 fixes this bug

Apple releases a new iOS beta that fixes the Messages crash bug. A new bug was found in iOS 11 yesterday, connected with the Messages app. It’s a simple link that goes to a webpage, but you don’t have to click on it at all. Once you receive the link, your messaging app will crash and the device will freeze or reboot. There is a solution to return the phone to a normal state – just close the Messages app and delete the entire conversation,[…]

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Universal App Store

Public and developer iOS 11.2.5 Beta 4 has been released

Apple rolls out under the hood fixes and improvements to iOS 11.2.5 After introducing some new features in iOS 11.2.5 Beta like the ability to play podcasts using Siri, Apple started squishing bugs and improving performance of the OS before the public release. The new, fourth, public and developer beta of iOS 11.2.5 is now available to download with further improvements. Available as an over-the-air update and from the Developer center, iOS 11.2.5 Beta IV allows you to use Siri with HomePod to play audio[…]

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Apple investors want new parental control features in iOS

Limiting the phone use could be added in future iOS update. We know that smartphones and other gadgets can have a negative physolocial effect on kids, especially if they are used more than 5 hours a day. Apple investors having $2 billion in shares are now demanding more parental control features in iOS. In a new letter, the investors ask Apple to improve the parental control features in iOS. The open letter cites different studies and results, like how the kids are negatively distracted by[…]

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Universal App Store

Apple developing a Universal app platform for iOS and macOS

iOS apps may soon be coming to Mac computers. Apple is planning to combine iPhone, iPad and Mac apps, creating a universal app platform with one Store, according to a report at Bloomberg. These new apps will support a mouse, keyboard, touchscreen and trackpad, and Apple is planning to announce them with the iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 updates next year. These plans may be discussed in details at the WWDC developer conference in June 2018 when Apple typically announces the next major version of[…]

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Battery Drain

Geekbench finds a correlation between battery age and iPhone performance

Apple decreases CPU speeds to preserve your old battery. A code introduced in iOS 10.2, called ‘powered’, apparently reduces the processor speed of your iPhone depending on the battery age in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The creator of Geekbench has found a strange correlation between the battery age and the CPU performance. In addition to a weaker battery life as the device ages, which is normal, different iPhone models register lower-than-usual scores at Geekbench 4. Interestingly, if the user replaces the battery, the score[…]

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Latest iOS update fixes autofocus problems with iPhone X and iPhone 8

iOS 11.2.1 also includes some other improvements. Yesterday, Apple released the first public update of iOS 11.2, bringing fixes to HomeKit remote sharing, and some under the hood tweaks and improvements to the operating system. Apparently, the update has significantly improved the performance of the autofocus on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Focus problems were noticed by users after the iOS 11.2 release a week ago, connected with the inability to focus on a subject while taking a photo. It has[…]

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iOS 11

Apple releases new updates to iOS for both general public and developers

iOS 11.2.1 and 11.2.5 are now available to download. A new developer beta and a new official public version of iOS have been released. For registered developers, version 11.2.5 is live from the Developer Center or as an OTA update, bringing unknown improvements and fixes to the operating system. At the same time, everyone on iOS 11 can grab the latest official version of the platform – version 11.2.1. This update comes just a week after 11.2 that brought increased wireless charging speed and Apple[…]

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First full jailbreak of iOS 11 to be released soon

iOS versions up to 11.1.2 could be hacked. Google’s Project Zero, a team focused on finding security holes and vulnerabilities in competing platforms like iOS and Windows, has recently found an exploit in iOS 11. The exploit has not been revealed in details yet, but if published, it could lead to the first public jailbreak of iOS 11. Although it was fixed by Apple in the iOS 11.2 update, devices running versions up to 11.1.2 could be hacked, allowing you to gain a full control[…]

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Apple Pay Cash

How to set up Apple Pay Cash

iOS 11.2 enables peer-to-peer payments. Apple officially introduced the feature Apple Pay Cash with the iOS 11.2 update, initially available only for users in the United States. Apple Pay Cash allows you to send and receive money from anyone in the contact list via Apple’s built-in Messaging app. Here is how to set up and use Apple Pay Cash. Set up: Enable Two-factor authentication. Go to Settings → iCloud → Passwords & Security. Open the Wallet app. Tap on the Apple Pay Cash card at[…]

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