Earlier today, Apple released the second beta of iOS 10.2 for all compatible iPhones and iPad. The beta update brings some new features and additions, including the new TV that Apple first demoed at its “Hello again” event on October 27th.
A one-handed iPhone keyboard that makes it easier to type on larger displays has been found hidden in iOS code. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith was first to uncover the unused feature, which can be activated in the iOS Simulator — as shown in the video below.
iOS 10 comes with many new exciting features, but it also comes with some annoyances that might put you off, ranging from the new ‘Press home to unlock’ method to losing your beloved iOS 9 features.
Ahead of the iOS 10 release to public later this week, Apple has made some of the major changes to App Store revenue sharing live for developers. The company had first detailed these changes right before WWDC this year.
If you routinely give your friends access to your iPhone, to make a call or to see some photos, you know they almost always end up snooping around. If you want to prevent this from happening, you can use a built-in Accessibility feature in iOS called Guided Access. This is also useful if you have kids and you hand them your iPhone or iPad to watch videos but don’t want them accidentally using everything that’s on your iPhone.
At the Black Hat Conference earlier this month, Ivan Krstic, Apple’s head of security engineering, gave a presentation about Apple security and announced the company’s new bug bounty program. Now you can watch the whole thing online.
If you’re facing issues it app downloads stuck at “Waiting” status and not downloading the app, here are some steps you can take to try and resolve the issue.
iCloud and Gmail backups have made sure that you never lose a contact ever again, even if you lose your phone. But freak accidents that ruin your contact book might still happen. Bugs might fill your contact book with duplicates for example. If that’s happened with you or if you’ve ended up with a pile of duplicate contacts sheerly through negligence, here are some apps that will help you out.
Apple wants to make it easier than ever to donate organs by allowing fans to register as donors via their iPhone. With a new software update, users will be able to sign up through the Health app that is pre-installed on every device.
I find it really funny but some of the best tech reads on the internet come from email subscriptions. It’s either Benedict Evan’s excellent weekly newsletter on how “mobile is eating the world” or Ben Thompson’s newsletter that manages to convey the business side of technology without confusing normal people. And then there’s all the amazing people who curate the best writing in the form of email newsletter. I particularly enjoy Owen Williams’ Charged newsletter and of course iPhoneHack’s own newsletter is a staple diet.