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iOS 12 public beta 3 is now out for everyone

Fresh on heels of the yesterday’s release of iOS 12 beta 4, Apple has come out with a new public beta for iOS 12.<p>iOS 12 public beta 3 is available to all members of Apple’s public beta testing program, along with the third public beta of tvOS 12. The new updates contain a number of bug fixes and …

iOS

How to add time limits for apps in iOS 12 Screen Time

If you’re running the iOS 12 beta, you may have taken a peek at Screen Time, tried to work it out, then given up and gone elsewhere to try out some other of the update’s awesome new features. I know I did. But even in its currently-confusing state, Screen Time — Apple’s new feature for monitoring …

Apps

Apple releases third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released the third iOS 12 public beta for iPhone and iPad. The new version follows iOS 12 developer beta 4 which was released yesterday. The new version includes more Activity app stickers in Messages, more Memoji customization, and more.<p>The latest version also includes cellular data for …

iOS

Apple continues to ramp up testing of its self-driving car technology in California

Apple is continuing to expand its testing of autonomous vehicles. According to new details from macReports, the company now has upwards of 65 autonomous vehicles on the road in California, continuing the gradual increase that has been taking place over recent months…<p>This information comes from …

Autonomous Cars

How to Use Instant Tuning in iOS 12 and Change Notification Behavior on the Fly

As part of its digital health initiative in iOS 12, Apple has introduced some improvements to the way app notifications can be managed, enabling users to more easily reduce the number of daily distractions their iPhone or iPad throws their way.<p>One of these new features is called Instant Tuning, …

iOS

True Tone on New MacBook Pro Relies on Multi-Channel Ambient Light Sensor With Display Open to Work

Following in the footsteps of the latest iPhone and iPad Pro models, the new MacBook Pro features True Tone technology.<p>True Tone automatically adjusts the white balance of the MacBook Pro display to match the color temperature of the light around you, which, as Apple says, provides a more natural …

MacBook Pro

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 12 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 12 update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new software ahead of its fall public release. Today's third beta comes two weeks after Apple released the second tvOS 12 public beta, and it corresponds …

Smart TV

Apple Releases Third Public Beta of iOS 12

Apple today seeded the third public beta of iOS 12 to public beta testers, giving non-developers a chance to test the software ahead of its upcoming fall release. The third iOS 12 public beta, which comes two weeks after the second public beta, corresponds to the fourth developer beta released …

iOS

How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

Apple in iOS 12 introduced Screen Time, which is designed to provide you with information on how you're using your time on your iPhone and iPad.<p>With Screen Time, you can see how often you pick up your iOS device, which apps you're using, which apps are sending the most notifications, and other …

Apps

How to use Photos’ amazing new search in iOS 12

Photos already has a pretty decent search function on iOS 11. Thanks to Apple’s machine-learning tech, and AI categorization, you can search for thousands of “scenes.” These include the places you took the photo, but also anything from abacus to zucchini, people in the images, and times the images …

iOS

Apple stops signing iOS 11.4 following the release of iOS 11.4.1

On the heels of last week’s release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple today has stopped signing iOS 11.4. This means that users are no longer able to downgrade to the previous version of iOS, whether it be for a jailbreak or other reasons…<p>Apple released iOS 11.4.1 to the public last week, and while it’s not a …

iOS

Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9

Last week, Apple announced new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar. Perhaps most notable is the new power that is now available with the 15-inch, including the Intel Core i9 processor.<p>A new video, however, raises concerns about whether or not the MacBook Pro can …

MacBook Pro

YouTuber Claims 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Upgraded Core i9 Chip is Severely Throttled Due to Thermal Issues

Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro can be upgraded to include a 6-core 2.9GHz Intel Core i9 processor that has demonstrated impressive performance, but one YouTuber is warning customers away from purchasing it with claims that the MacBook Pro chassis can't provide sufficient cooling for it to run at …

MacBook Pro

How to Enable iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb at Bedtime Feature

There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, glancing over at your iPhone to check the time, and seeing a bunch of notifications that demand your attention and distract you from getting back to sleep.<p>Apple is aiming to prevent this in iOS 12 with a new Do Not Disturb at bedtime …

iOS

Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.4 Following Launch of iOS 11.4.1

Following the release of iOS 11.4.1 on Monday, July 9, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.4, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.<p>iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 will no longer be able to downgrade to earlier versions of iOS.<p>Apple routinely …

iOS

Apple Releases Third Beta of macOS Mojave to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to its public beta testing group, a week and a half after seeding the second macOS Mojave public beta. Today's third public beta is the same as the fourth developer beta released yesterday, and makes macOS Mojave available for …

Beta Testing

Apple no longer offers free repairs for faulty iPhone 7 speakers

You now have to pay to have faulty iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus speakers repaired by Apple.<p>The company’s unofficial repair program, which offered free fixes for those who were unable to activate the speaker function during calls, has now ended, according to multiple sources.<p>Apple didn’t launch an …

Mobile Technology

Apple seeds iOS 12 beta 4 to developers

A fresh new version of iOS 12 is waiting for developers to download, bringing with it a fresh batch of fixes and some UI tweaks.<p>Apple released iOS 12 beta 4 this morning for both iPhone and iPad. The update arrived exactly two weeks after Apple dropped the last beta, which added more detailed Map …

iOS

iOS 12 developer beta 4 for iPhone and iPad now available

Time to update your iPhones and iPads — iOS 12 developer beta 4 is out now. This beta is one of the last versions to possibly include interface tweaks, so we’ll dig in and see if anything has changed.<p>New in iOS 12<p>iOS 12 includes several significant changes for iPhone and iPad including performance …

iOS

tvOS 12 developer beta 4 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

tvOS 12 developer beta 4 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.<p>New in tvOS 12<p>When tvOS 12 is officially released later this year, Apple TV will gain Dolby Atmos audio …

Smart TV

watchOS 5 developer beta 4 for Apple Watch now available

watchOS 5 developer beta 4 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the previous beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in watchOS 5<p>watchOS 5 for Apple Watch includes Competitions for Activity Sharing; yoga …

Smartwatches

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from …

Northern California

Apple Releases Fourth Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>To install the beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be …

Smartwatches

Fourth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple …

Smart TV

Apple No Longer Offering Free Out-of-Warranty Repairs of iPhone 7 Models With Grayed-Out Speaker Button

A few months ago, in an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple acknowledged that some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users may experience a grayed-out speaker button during phone calls, or not be heard during phone calls or FaceTime chats. Apple didn't identify a cause for the issues.<p>If an …

Mobile Technology

How to scan QR codes from the lock screen in iOS 12

Ever since iOS 11, your iPhone and iPad have been able to detect a QR code in the camera frame, and pop up a banner at the top of the screen to open the link embedded within it. This is a great way to quickly extract the URL from a billboard, or from a particular nerdy lost-cat poster stapled to a …

iOS

Full 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off bigger battery, new T2 chip, more

Though iFixit offered us a brief glimpse at the new MacBook Pro keyboard last week, the site is back today with its full teardown of the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. While the internals of the new MacBook Pro look similar to last year’s on the surface, iFixit says there are a few things …

MacBook Pro

macOS Mojave developer beta 4 for Mac now available, supports 2018 MacBook Pro

macOS Mojave developer beta 4 is now available for testing. The new beta includes support for new 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the first beta and the latest beta below.<p>New in macOS Mojave<p>macOS …

MacBook Pro

Microsoft Launches Skype 8.0 for Mac and Windows

Microsoft today announced the official launch of Skype 8.0, the latest version of Skype that replaces the previous version, Skype 7.0, now known as Skype classic. According to Microsoft, Skype 8.0 is its "most powerful, intuitive, and flexible" version of Skype to date.<p>Skype 8.0 includes free HD …

Skype

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software …

Apple