Epic Games has decided to take Apple head-on for its App Store policies. The first casualty of this has been Fortnite which Apple removed from the App Store after Epic Games added a direct payment method to it. The removal means that you cannot download the game on your iPhone or iPad. This has even led to people selling iPhones and iPads with Fortnite pre-installed at a premium on eBay. However, you can still reinstall Fortnite on your iPhone from the App Store by following this guide.
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With iOS 14, Apple is adding much-needed improvements to the default Maps app on the iPhone. The notable add-ons include Cycling directions, Guides support for popular places, EV routings, Speed and red light camera, and more. Among them, Cycling directions support is a welcome addition as the practice is gaining traction among cities in the world. Google Maps has had cycling directions for years and it’s good to see Apple adding them in the default Maps app with iOS 14. Let’s understand how to use Apple Maps cycling directions in iOS 14 on iPhone.
Apple launched the public beta program for watchOS 7 earlier this week. This is the first time that Apple has launched a public beta of an upcoming release of watchOS for Apple Watch. If you are interested in installing the watchOS 7 public beta on your Apple Watch, follow the guide below.
iOS 14 is bringing much-awaited enhancements to Apple’s digital assistant Siri. The company has made the Siri interface compact so that it no longer takes up the entire screen of your iPhone when triggered. The improvements aren’t limited to interface though. With iOS 14, Siri has also picked up some handy new features, one of which is the ability to send audio messages or voice messages easily.
Third-party accessories like headphones, wireless earphones, Bluetooth speakers, have almost become an extension of one’s iPhone and iPad nowadays. Since these devices are powered by their own batteries, it’s useful to know how much juice is left on these devices. The practice allows you to avoid awkward situations, like running out of power during an on-going video call or in the middle of a music listening session. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to check the battery level of the connected Bluetooth devices to your iPhone.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 introduced a slew of features that prevent privacy-invasive apps from having a free run on your iPhone or iPad. But they don’t do much to protect you against unscrupulous site trackers, insecure network connections, or sketchy internet service providers. That is where a VPN can prove to be a life-saver.
Have a jailbroken iPhone using Unc0ver that you want to restore back to stock i.e. un-jailbreak it for some reason while running the same iOS version? You can always flash an IPSW firmware on your iPhone again to restore it to stock but it would also update the device to the latest version of iOS that’s being signed by Apple which cannot be jailbroken. Thankfully, Unc0ver jailbreak itself offers an option to restore a jailbroken iPhone back to its stock state.
With iOS 14, Apple is finally adding a small incoming call notification banner on the iPhone. It’s a huge convenience feature as you no longer have an incoming call taking the full screen while you are watching a video, playing a game, etc. The latest addition of pop-up call banner at the top and allows you to receive or decline the call or even dismiss incoming call notification on the iPhone without rejecting them.
With watchOS 7, Apple is adding a handwashing detection feature to the Apple Watch. Given the world we live in where frequently washing one’s hands is the new normal, the handwashing feature in Apple Watch on watchOS 7 is handy since it can remind one to periodically wash their hands. Here’s how you can use the handwashing feature on your Apple Watch running watchOS 7.