With the release of macOS Catalina 10.15.5, Apple has introduced a new Battery Health management feature to macOS. This feature is similar to what is already found in iOS and it aims to extend the lifespan of your MacBook by reducing the wear and tear on it.
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The team behind Unc0ver has just released an iOS 13.3.1 – iOS 13.5 jailbreak for all iPhones and iPads. This is the first iOS jailbreak in years to use a 0-day exploit as previous tools relied on a 1-day exploit or other security lapses from Apple’s part. If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 13.5 using Unc0ver, check out this guide.
Starting with iOS 11, Apple moved to HEIC (High Efficiency Image Coding) image format on the iPhone. The biggest advantage of HEIC is the ability to store images at half the file size of JPEG with no discernible difference in image quality. But there is a catch though. Even after two years of adoption, HEIC’s cross-platform availability is still a hit and miss. We have seen reports of students failing in AP exams due to the website’s lack of support for HEIC image format.
In response to Coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google partnered to develop contact-tracing technology to help global health authorities to track the COVID-19 spread. Both companies have released the first version of the exposure notification API for Android and iOS devices. Starting with the iOS 13.5 update on iPhone, you can enable the COVID-19 exposure logging on the device. Follow the steps to turn on exposure notifications on the iPhone.
A number of iPhone and iPad users have been reporting issues while running certain apps on their devices. They have been getting a ‘This app is no longer shared with you’ error and they are prompted to ‘buy’ it from the App Store again. The issue seems to affect a large number of iPhone users irrespective of whether they are using Family Sharing or not.
Video call usage is skyrocketing. Almost every company out there including WhatsApp, Google Duo, Microsoft Teams, etc. are ramping their video call offering with new features and tweaks. Among them, FaceTime looks to be the default choice for iPhone users. And why not? It’s easy to set up, offers adequate features, and up to 32 people can join a group video call on FaceTime.
macOS comes with the ability to adjust screen brightness manually and automatically. I usually set it to auto-mode as the system automatically sets the brightness bar based on the environment around. The brightness adjustment options vary based on different Macs and third-party keyboards. macOS also offers Energy Saver option which changes screen brightness based on the power delivery and battery percentage.
Apple offers full iPhone data backup using iCloud. It lets you backup photos, videos, apps data, iCloud Keychain, Reminders, Contacts, and more across all your Apple devices. While you can selectively choose the items to backup on iCloud, the same doesn’t apply when you are performing a backup through iTunes on PC or the Finder menu on Mac. Users can only perform a full backup using these solutions.
There is no doubt that the iPad is the best selling tablet in the world. People usually prefer it for multimedia and gaming. To Apple’s credit, the company did put some of the best sounding speakers for an enhanced experience in the iPad lineup. But 0ver time, you might observe the quality of audio output degrading or notice a slightly muffled sound coming out of iPad speakers. If you live in a dusty environment, then the small dust particles might get tucked in the iPad speakers’ holes, resulting in the bel0w-average speaker performance.
There’s no denying the fact that the AirPods and the AirPods Pro have turned out to be a massive hit for Apple. Due to their convenience factor, the wireless earbuds have quickly become a must-have iPhone accessory for many. Just like your iPhone though, it is recommended that you clean and disinfect your AirPods or AirPods Pro from time to time to keep them clean and ensure that it is working properly.