Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has come to a close. Engineers from Apple met and exchanged ideas with developers in the event, while consumers looked forward to updates on existing products and news about future innovations. Here are the highlights that stole the show.
An emoji encrypted with a series of hidden codes has been reported to disable and crash the messaging apps of Apple Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Read on to discover how you can address this problem before it does severe damage to your device.
What is going on?
A bug, known as “Black Dot,” is locking the messaging app on Apple devices running iOS 11.3 and 11.4 beta with Apple TVs and Apple Watches also at risk.
Gathering data such as user location is crucial for companies like Apple to provide personalized experiences through their mobile apps. Understandably, many users are not happy about this minor invasion of privacy, so here’s a guide for how to set privacy controls on your iOS 11 device.
Good news for Office 365 subscribers who use Apple devices: Microsoft apps now seamlessly integrate with the Apple ecosystem, which means working on documents is now much easier on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Here are some of those key capabilities.
Co-authoring in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Apple users can now co-edit documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
When you updated your Apple devices to iOS 11, you may have noticed the significant decrease in battery life. To solve that issue, Apple is releasing iOS 11.3, which comes with battery performance fixes and more features. Here’s everything we know so far about the new OS.
Battery management features
You might recall the infamous iOS software update in 2016 that deliberately slowed down iPhones.
Businesses were quick to adopt Apple’s iPad in the workplace since its release in 2010. It didn’t take long for it to become one of the most popular Apple devices, even though many users regarded it as just an oversized iPhone. All that changed with the release of the iPad Pro, which Apple is positioning as a practical replacement for the PC or Mac.
There’s nothing worse than hardware vulnerabilities that put even the most cautious of users at risk. We could lecture you about how even unimportant tablets with little to no personal information are still a security liability, but until Apple releases a patch to the iPad’s newest vulnerability, everyone who owns one is at risk of losing control of his or her data.
Many people hesitate to download updates when new ones comes out for their iPhone. However, with the exception of a few problematic updates in the past, most have only improved iPhone functionality and security. The latest iPhone update, specifically the iOS 10.1 update, is one you should not hesitate to download immediately.
With its most recent keynote, Apple has increased the storage capacity of iPhones and iPads. Minimum storage for these two devices have risen from the 16GB to 32GB, with iPad prices remaining the same. If you are thinking about buying a new iPad, stay tuned for the latest info about storage upgrades and the reduced price per gigabyte.
Although they may not garner the fervor of hardware releases and refreshes, iOS updates still manage to bring even the most casual of iPhone and iPad users out of the woodwork. Those who were willing to brave the bugs of Apple’s beta got a chance to play with the most recent version of the mobile platform, but the rest of us have been patiently awaiting its release.