Safari’s update for iOS 11 is filled with technology updates that mostly work behind the scenes. The Cross Site Tracking prevention feature, for example, will automatically block trackers for you.
The mainstream new iPhones are here. And once you’ve done setting up your new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, your first order of business should be installing apps. And we’ve got the list of the best iPhone apps for your brand new iPhone. Everything for the essential social media apps to utilities and productivity apps that are unique to iOS.
iOS 11 is one of those behind the scenes update. You’ll find big sweeping changes on the iPad. But on the iPhone, they’re much more subtle. There are new technologies under the hood. And new features like Do Not Disturb While Driving or QR Code scanning that only get a mention in the Settings app.
iOS 11 supports QR scanning using the Camera app. And you can use websites make your own QR codes. But they’re all a bit clunky. There’s now an easy way to create your own QR codes, right on your iPhone or iPad.
iOS 11 Files app brings basic file management to the iPhone and iPad. Along with the ability to organize documents, there’s also limited support for zip files. Files app will let you open and preview the contents in the Files app. If you drag multiple files from the Files app to the Mail app, it will be converted into a zip automatically. But that’s as far as it goes.
The first wave of ARKit apps and games have hit the new App Store in iOS 11. As this is still week one of what Apple hopes will be a revolution in gaming, there are only handful of awesome AR games in the App Store. We’re sure we’ll see more interesting AR gameplay in the coming months.
The newest macOS udpate is here. It’s time to say hello to macOS High Sierra. It’s a refinement update. It’s on the same lines as Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While there are new features and newer technologies, the main focus in on improving performance, fixing bugs and refining features. And right now, that actually sounds like a great thing. The Mac is a professional tool and more stable the OS, the better it is for the pro users.
iOS 11 is a solid update. But it messes with some fundamental technologies and UIs that we’ve been used to since iOS 7 days. Some of the apps have been redesigned completely, and they’ve lost functionality. Or it’s been moved somewhere else.