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iOS 11.3 is available now. Here are the best new features

Apple's update brings fixes for Apple's battery snafu, new Animoji, AR upgrades and more.<p>iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is available now -- and it offers more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented …

Augmented Reality

How to stop hackers from stealing (and selling) your Apple ID

Hackers want it. You can protect it, but only if you know how.<p>Here's some sobering news: Hackers are reportedly selling Apple IDs on the dark web for about $15 a pop. Yep, someone has literally put a price on your personal information -- and it's the equivalent of one month's worth of HBO Now.<p>Of …

Identity Theft

How to make your iPhone speakers louder [Quick Tips]

Apple improves the speakers in iPhones, iPads and iPods with each release — usually making them louder than the previous generation. Still, people constantly complain that iPhones are not loud enough.<p>In our latest Quick Tips video, I’ll show you a super-easy way to boost those tiny speakers. Check …

KGI: Apple to release all new high-end over-ear headphones later this year

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo today reports that Apple will release ‘high-end over-ear’ headphones in late fall ‘at the earliest’. Apparently featuring an all new design, it sounds like this is not a successor to the Beats Studio 3, but it will be Apple’s AirPods equivalent for premium over-ear headphones.<p>The …

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries …

Tim Cook

Go Install the Apple Updates for the Spectre Vulnerability Right Now

Security professionals had an “oh shit” moment last week when two gaping vulnerabilities were discovered in the bulk of modern microprocessors. The …

How To Clear Space On Your iPhone Quickly & Without Deleting Everything You Love

At one point in your life, you have probably struggled with trying to figure out how to clear space on your iPhone quickly, and without deleting …

In response to investor letter, Apple says improved parental controls coming in future update

Earlier today, Apple investors published an open letter, “Think Differently About Kids,” asking the company to improve the parental control features in iOS. Apple has now responded to the letter, saying that new features and enhancements are planned for a future update…<p>First reported by WSJ, …

Customers

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 security update with Spectre mitigations for Safari

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The software update highlights security improvements and Apple “recommends for all users.”<p>Apple hasn’t disclosed exactly what security issues are addressed by iOS 11.2.2, but we can expect to see details on Apple’s security page shortly. We’ll …

IPad Air

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement announcing that the $29/£25 replacements are available today (December 30th) in the US, UK and elsewhere for affected users with an iPhone 6 or later, …

PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately

After growing controversy, Apple this week issued a public apology for how it handled slowing down older iPhones in conjunction with aging batteries. In addition to its apology, Apple also said that it would be lowering the price of iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29.<p>Originally, the …

Mobile Technology

iOS 12 release date: Apple may switch to a two-year iOS update cycle

Apple may ditch one-year update cycles for iOS after iOS 12 is done and dusted<p>With iOS 12 still many months away, iOS 11 is still ticking through …

How to switch cellular phone calls between your iPhone, iPad & Mac

If your iPhone, iPad and Mac meet the Continuity system requirements and are on the same Wi-Fi network, you can seamlessly transfer any in-progress …

Phones

Geekbench developer links iPhone performance issues to battery age and iOS updates

[<b>Update</b>: Developer Guilherme Rambo has discovered the software system, <i>powerd</i> (short for power daemon), that Apple put in place in iOS 10.2.1. powerd controls CPU/GPU speed and power. It also responds to thermal pressure and helps iPhones from catching fire.<p>Since <i>powerd</i> was first released in 10.2.1, …

Mobile Technology

How to Move Multiple Apps at Once with iOS 11 on iPhone

Drag & Drop in iOS 11 is mostly for iPad users; however, the iPhone is also perfectly capable of dragging multiple items, such as apps or photos, and dropping them somewhere else. Which means you can select multiple apps that you want to drop into a folder on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to move …

Apps

Jony Ive returns to Apple design management role after two years

Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is returning to his management role within Apple’s design group after handing off managerial duties in 2015. <i>9to5Mac</i> noted that Ive’s design deputies Dye and Howarth were no longer listed on Apple’s leadership page earlier today, and news of Ive’s return broke …

Product Design

Type ‘let it snow’ into the Apple Store app on iOS for a surprise holiday easter egg

Apple is getting into the holiday spirit this year. The company recently released an update to its Apple Store app on iOS, and hidden in that update is a neat little easter egg…<p>Simply head into the app, tap on the search icon in the upper-right corner, and type “let it snow.” You should then see …

Apple Store

5 easy tricks to help you free up storage space on your iPhone

There are already dozens of ways to free up storage on your iPhone, but the issue always seems to rear its ugly head for just about everyone.<p>If you …

What’s the Wi-Fi password? Share it easily in iOS 11 with Wi-Fi Sharing

Did you know you can easily share your Wi-Fi connection with other people if you’re using iOS 11? No? According to our latest Twitter poll, you’re …

Apple releases fifth iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 betas

Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. tvOS 11.2 beta and macOS 10.13.2 beta 5 are also available for testing. There doesn’t appear to be a new watchOS 4.2 beta today.<p>Here’s what we’ve seen so far:<p>iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X marketing still wallpapers now available on …

Apple Pay

The complete list of Siri commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Apple's virtual assistant.<p>There's a lot you can do with Apple's virtual assistant -- and some things you can't do. For example, while Siri can send texts, search Twitter, and open up your front-facing camera, she can't adjust your device's ring volume (something …

Apps

Fresh report supports launch of iPhone SE refresh early next year

We first heard talk of a new iPhone SE model back in August, and a new report today echoes this. Labelling it the iPhone SE 2, the Chinese report suggests that it will be exclusively manufactured by Wistron in India, though for worldwide sale …<p>The supply-chain report doesn’t have any fresh details …

Mobile Technology

iOS 11: How to Screen Record with Audio on iPhone

With iOS 11 or later on iPhone, you can record your iPhone’s screen. But the ability to screen record with sound is pretty hidden. So the good news is that screen recording on iPhone with iOS 11 does have sound, you just have to turn it on from within Control Center. If you add Screen Recording to …

Music Production

12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks …

The best Black Friday deals for Apple gadgets

Black Friday is hours away at this point, but many popular retailers are getting a jump on things with plenty of pre-Black Friday sales already …

12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks …

Apple reportedly working with TSMC on microLED displays expected to supersede OLED

Apple may have only just launched its first iPhone with an OLED screen, but technology never stands still. The company is reportedly pressing ahead with work on the microLED display technology which is expected to supersede OLED within the next few years.<p>microLED screens take some of the key …

Apple Watch

How criminals clear your stolen iPhone for resale

Criminals have dedicated themselves to compromising iCloud accounts to wipe clean stolen devices using a set of interesting tools.<p>Mobile devices, …

Identity Theft

Apple Releases iOS 11.1.1 Update With Fix for 'A[?]' Autocorrect Bug

Apple today released iOS 11.1.1, the sixth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.1.1 comes a week and a half after Apple released iOS 11.1, the first major update to iOS 11. iOS 11.1 introduced new emoji and included several important bug fixes.<p>The iOS 11.1.1 update can be …

Bezel-less iPad Pro renders envision what Apple could launch next year

On the heels of a new report today about what we’re likely to see from Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro release, Benjamin Geskin has shared a set of new renders imagining what a mostly bezel-less iPad Pro with Face ID might look like.<p>Today’s details from <i>Bloomberg</i> shared that next year’s iPad Pros will adopt …

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