Day: January 24, 2018

Safari 11.1 in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3 Introduces New Features and Optimizations

Both macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3 ship with an updated version of Safari, Safari 11.1. Safari 11.1 incorporates many new features that have been in testing in Apple’s Safari Preview browser, introducing new web APIs, security improvements, media changes, and more. Details on the Safari 11.1 update were shared by Apple’s Ricky Mondello, …

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Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds 2.0 With New Gallery, Subscription Feature for Following Content Creators

Alongside new iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, and tvOS 11.3 betas, Apple today released a major update for Swift Playgrounds, the iPad app that’s designed to teach students how to code. Swift Playgrounds 2.0 introduces a new feature that lets users subscribe to playgrounds from third-party creators, browse and download their content, and get alerts when …

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Xcode 9.3 Beta Includes New Tools to Help Developers Detect Apps Using Too Much Battery

Along with the first beta of iOS 11.3, Apple today also seeded the first beta of a new Xcode 9.3 update to developers. Xcode 9.3 introduces a new Energy organizer that’s designed to help developers detect when an app or app extension is using up too much battery life on a user’s device. The Energy …

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macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Displays Warnings When Opening 32-Bit Apps as Part of Apple's Phase Out Plan

Starting with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Apple is commencing with its plan to begin phasing out 32-bit apps on Macs. Apple has promised that macOS High Sierra will be the “last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compromises.” After installing macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which is now available in a beta testing capacity, when …

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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 48 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced almost two years ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. Safari Technology Preview release 48 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 11.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, just a day after releasing the tvOS 11.2.5 update. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.3 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that’s installed using Xcode. According …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to developers, one day after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 update focusing on security improvements. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 11.3 to Developers With New Animoji, Business Chat, Health Records, iCloud Messages and More

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11.3 update to developers, one week after releasing iOS 11.2.5, an update that focused primarily on bug fixes and security improvements. Registered developers can download the iOS 11.3 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the …

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AT&T Pledges Commitment to Open Internet Following FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shared an open letter today on the topic of Net Neutrality, pledging that the company is “committed to an open internet” following the Federal Communications Commission’s vote last month to repeal Net Neutrality. In the letter, Stephenson said that AT&T does not block websites, censor online content, or throttle, discriminate, and …

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iOS 11.3 Will Support Life-Saving Feature That Sends an iPhone's Precise Location to Responders in Emergencies

Apple today previewed what to expect in iOS 11.3, including new Animoji, health records, ARKit improvements, the ability to turn off Apple’s power management feature on iPhone 6 and newer, and much more. At the very bottom of its press release, Apple also briefly mentioned a potentially life saving feature coming in iOS 11.3: support …

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Taiwanese Apple Suppliers Face Falling Stock Prices Amid Ongoing Concern Over Weakened iPhone X Demand

Three major Apple suppliers faced falling stock prices on the Nikkei Asia300 Index today, believed to be directly related to “concerns over demand for iPhone X.” The three Taiwanese suppliers were Largan Precision, Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, dropping 4.4 percent, 1 percent, and 3 percent on the index, respectively. …

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iOS 11.3 Coming This Spring With New Animoji, Vertical ARKit, Health Records, Battery Info, and More

Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, its next major iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software update. The first beta has been seeded to developers today, with a public beta coming soon, ahead of an official release this spring. iOS 11.3 introduces new Animoji on the iPhone X, including a lion, bear, dragon, and skull. There will …

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Apple Reveals Messages in iOS 11.3 Will Get Four New Animoji and Customer Support 'Business Chat'

Within its larger unveiling of iOS 11.3, Apple today announced two new updates coming to Messages when the operating system update debuts this spring. First, there are four new Animoji characters that will allow iPhone X owners to become a dragon, bear, skull, or lion. This brings the total amount of Animoji available on iPhone …

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Apple Introduces 'Health Records' Section Coming to Health App in iOS 11.3

Apple today revealed an update coming to the Health app in the iOS 11.3 beta, which will bring a “Health Records” section to the app and allow users to see their medical records from various providers. The updated Health Records area will combine hospitals, clinics, and other information from Health “to make it easy for …

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