February 16, 2019
Netflix has launched a new ‘Smart Downloads’ feature for iOS. The app will automatically download new episodes of a previously downloaded TV show and delete the older episodes. The feature works only when connected to Wi-Fi, therefore, users do not have to worry about the app consuming mobile data. Users may think of this feature as an automatic download manager.
February 14, 2019
Unicode Consortium has approved 2019’s final list of Emojis with 230 new characters. Deaf person, ringed planet, blood drop, people holding hands and more are the new emojis that users will get to compose expressive text messages with. In addition, new birds, animals, worship places, food, clothing, updates to older emojis with new colors and more have made their way in the updated Emoji 12.0 specs. …
February 13, 2019
In its latest update, Skype has released a new background blur feature for video calls on desktop. Users on Skype (version 8) on Windows, Mac and Linux and Skype (version 14) on Windows 10 can enable background blur when on a video call with friends, family, boss, clients or potential business partners. The feature works just like the background blur feature in Microsoft Teams.
February 11, 2019
Installing Windows on Mac via Boot Camp is usually a straight forward process. Apple has created a Boot Camp Assistant app in macOS that guides users through the complete process. Even though the steps are simple, sometimes Boot Camp gives an odd error with disk partitions that is confusing to figure out. Here is how you can easily fix it.
February 11, 2019
Google is working on a dark mode for Chrome, which will work with both macOS Mojave and Windows 10. The update is currently a work in progress and has been included in the latest Canary builds of Chrome. Here’s how you can get Chrome canary build on your computer to use the new dark mode.
February 9, 2019
Netflix has launched a new feature for their iOS app which lets users share the thumbnail or artwork of any movie or TV Show to their Instagram story. In an Instagram Story, the artwork appears with a direct link to the movie or TV show on Netflix. This link can be accessed by viewers on any platform: iOS, Android, macOS or Windows. Users can decorate …
February 8, 2019
Apple has released updates to iOS and macOS Mojave with fixes for the popular Group FaceTime security flaw, as well as a number of other security fixes related to FaceTime, Live Photos and more. iOS 12.1.4 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update are now available as over-the-updates for iPhone, iPad and Macs.
February 7, 2019
Apple has posted a new video on YouTube titled ‘The lens of Love by Jia Zhangke’. The video was published on Chinese New Year and highlights the use of Smart HDR in iPhone XS. Renowned director Jia Zhangke explains how Smart HDR helped him create emotions and feelings connected with a person’s visit to their hometown during Chinese New Year by accentuating details like highlights …
February 6, 2019
A major flaw in Group FaceTime was discovered which allowed users to listen to the other person, before they even accept the call. The issue was replicated on iOS (iPhone and iPad) as well as Mac. As expected, news about the issue spread like wildfire on news, even making it to mainstream media. Apple responded by saying that they will be releasing software updates to …
February 6, 2019
Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta 2. The new update brings support for Apple News in Canada as well as support in Safari for automatic dark themes on websites. The update is available for both developers and public beta testers.