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iOS 12 will reportedly include new NFC features, enable iPhones to become secure hotel room keys

The Information reports that Apple will be taking a big leap in iOS 12, giving some third-party developers full access to the NFC chip inside iPhones, first introduced with iPhone 6.<p>The report says Apple wants the iPhone to be used in many more contactless interactions beyond Apple Pay payments, …

Apple Pay

Apple Promotes Powerful Privacy Tools For iPhone, iPad, Mac Users In GDPR Response

Apple didn’t need to do anything to meet the stringent requirements of the new EU law, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25 – it already practised such good privacy hygiene that its existing precautions already passed the new obligations. However, it …

Privacy

Survey Finds Early Adopters of iPhone X Very Satisfied With All Features Except Siri

A survey conducted by research firm Creative Strategies last month has found that the iPhone X has a 97 percent customer satisfaction rate, primarily among early adopters of the smartphone in the United States, as noted by John Gruber.<p>The total includes 85 percent of respondents who said they are …

Artificial Intelligence

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in for $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge …

How To Quickly View the Battery Level of Connected Bluetooth Devices in iOS 11

• Home<br>• How To<br>• iOS<br>• How To Quickly View the Battery Level of Connected Bluetooth Devices in iOS 11<p>Chris Hauk - Apr 11, 2018<p>There are a large number of …

Apple Watch

Death of Touch ID scheduled for this fall

All of the 2018 iPhone models will have Face ID, according to an industry analyst. This helps confirm earlier reports that Apple is phasing out its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning system in favor of the facial-recognition system that debuted in the iPhone X.<p>The analyst also indicated that two of the …

I don't think Apple can fix the iOS mess it's created

Apple has turned iOS from a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-use operating system into a ghastly horror show.<p><i>Apple knows iOS has deteriorated, but it</i> …

iOS

How to Cancel App Store and Apple Music Subscriptions

Several TV and music services and other apps offer free trials through the App Store that automatically renew to become paid subscriptions after the trial period ends.<p>If you want to prevent an App Store subscription from running beyond the trial period or cancel a subscription you're currently …

AirPods trouble? Here are the most common AirPods problems and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are some of the best fully wireless earbuds around right now, but they aren’t perfect. From disconnected calls and pairing issues to …

iCloud Backup Failed? Why iPhone Won't Back Up & How to Fix It

Backing up your iPhone or iPad regularly is an important part of keeping your data and settings secure. By regularly backing up your device, you're assured that if your iPhone is damaged, you won't lose your device settings, app data, messages, or photos and videos. There's even a way to set your …

Operating Systems

iOS 11.3 vs iOS 11.2.6 (Video)

Apple released their iOS 11.3 software update last week and now we have some videos of iOS 11.3 vs iOS 11.2.6.<p>The iOS 11.3 software update is Apple’s …

News: iOS 11.3 Update Ruins 3D Touch on iPhones

It's no secret that iOS 11 is one buggy piece of software. Remarkably, even after three major updates, we're still seeing issues with our iPhones. …

iOS 11.3 is here: Should you update your iPhone?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's time once again to find creative ways to free enough space on your iPhone just so you can install the latest update.<p>Apple …

iPhones answer calls for privacy

Apple has unveiled new privacy controls to let iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac users delete their Apple accounts or get a copy of everything Apple …

Apple seeks an army of engineers to make Siri smarter

Apple wants to hire 142 people for Siri-related jobs, almost twice as many as this time last year. Clearly, the company is serious about turning around its troubled voice-driven digital assistant.<p>Siri has been a sore spot for Apple lately. Voice access is a weak point in the otherwise-stellar …

What to expect from WWDC 2018

What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018.<p>Every year, the event gives Cupertino execs a chance to show off Apple’s new software and hardware. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s …

Apple's macOS 10.13.4 brings full external GPU support to recent MacBooks

Apple’s latest macOS update is the one we’ve all been waiting for. Available now, version 10.13.4 brings support for external graphics cards (eGPU) first announced last June at WWDC.<p>The update solves one of the biggest disadvantages for Apple’s pro-level users. After increasingly shifting even the …

iPhone is two years ahead of its rivals in one important way

While the iPhone is still my pick for the world’s best smartphone, there’s no doubt that some of Apple’s rivals have done a good job of catching up in certain areas.<p>One place they’re unlikely to match Apple any time soon? Face ID, claims a new report. The reason? Because Apple has bought up so much …

iPhone wireless phone charging comes at a cost: your battery

Wireless cellphone charging on the iPhone X and 8 sounded too good to be true. We knew there had to be a catch.<p>And here it is, as ZDNet contributor …

How to give your Finder window superpowers

The Finder has been with the Mac since day one, way back in 1984. But just because it’s old, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some new tricks. Did you know, for instance, that you can add a path bar to the bottom of the window to show the path of the current folder on your Mac? Or that you can add …

How to find a lost iPhone even when it’s set to vibrate/silent

It can be a frustrating experience to try and find a lost or misplaced iPhone, particularly when it’s set to vibrate/silent. Follow along for two easy ways to locate your iPhone.<p>Apple offers a couple of handy ways to find your misplaced iPhone (and other Apple devices) even when it’s set to …

Don't Buy an Apple Laptop Until the New MacBook Air Comes Out

The MacBook Air hasn’t gotten much love from Apple over the past few years, but that could finally change this spring. A new report from popular …

New survey shows the top reasons people didn’t upgrade to the iPhone 8 or iPhone X

A new analyst survey published today offers some insight as to what consumers are looking for in future generation iPhones. Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson shared the results of a survey he conducted with 1,500 people who did not recently purchase a new iPhone, finding three primary factors …

Apple is Taking Action After iPhone X Phone Call Bug Hits Users

The company has issued a statement.<p>Apple has been hit by another issue around the iPhone X, after a number of users started complaining that the …

iPhone sales disappoint despite all the hype

iPhone sales slip 1 percent compared to the year-ago quarter despite all the hype surrounding the iPhone X.<p>Apple's Q1 2018 results are out, and the …

Mobile Technology

Apple says an update to fix its iPhone throttling will come ‘this spring’

A few days ago, Apple announced iOS 11.3 and then released the first developer and public betas. They pack various handy new features but the iPhone …

Mobile Technology

You can stream your own entertainment to your hotel’s TV with these 3 devices

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Here's a nifty trick for enjoying your own on-demand entertainment on your hotel's TV anytime you travel.<p>Whenever you stay in a hotel — …

Apple may discontinue iPhone X when next model arrives

An analyst predicts Apple will kill off the original iPhone X once the second-generation model hits stores.<p>When the newest phones get old, they often get cheaper.<p>It's why people sometimes wait about a year after a phone's release, for a discount on the device. That might not be the case with …

Mobile Technology

Apple will upgrade some iPhone 6 Plus units in need of repair

If you have an iPhone 6 Plus in need of replacement, you could be in line for an upgrade to iPhone 6s Plus. An internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers gives permission for units to be upgraded until the end of March, though no reason is given.<p>Apple states that “orders …

Apple Plans to Discontinue iPhone X This Fall

Apple’s iPhone X is an extraordinary device which was created exclusively to commemorate the iPhone’s tenth anniversary. And while we’ve known from …

Mobile Technology