iPad Archive

Google’s Gboard can turn selfie into stickers called ‘Minis’

Google has added a new feature called ‘Minis’ to Gboard, which lets users create customized stickers by taking a selfie. This creates a Bitmoji/Memoji like virtual avatar that can be copy and pasted in different apps. The feature works by using a combination of algorithms and neural networks, along with a number of personalization options, to create a digital replica of you.

YouTube now lets you track your time spent watching videos

YouTube has introduced new tools to help users manage their digital wellbeing. These tools let users track how much time they spend on the service while watching videos, and lets them configure notifications and break reminders to control their usage. Google just introduced digital wellbeing tools in Android P, which also let users track and control their usage. Expanding similar tools to Youtube only makes …

Apple releases iOS 12 beta 8 after a buggy beta 7 roll-back

Apple has released iOS 12 beta 8 as an over-the-air update as well as an IPSW on Apple Developer Center. Beta 7 was released earlier this week but was taken off after many users reported a bunch of performance issues on iPhone. These issues included sluggish performance during app launch and when using the notification center and lock screen. With this new release, Apple is …

Apple pulls iOS 12 beta 7 due to performance issues

Apple has pulled iOS 12 beta 7 developer preview due to performance issues. Released as an over-the-air update to developer beta testers, as well as an IPSW on Apple Developer Center, the new build resulted in users complaining in sluggishness through the operating system. Ultimately, this resulted in Apple removing the build as an OTA update, followed later by the removal of the IPSW from …

How to use Screen Time in iOS 12 to track and control app usage

Screen Time is a new feature in iOS 12 which allow users to track their device usage, set downtime to avoid distractions, configure app usage limits and manage parental controls on their devices. The purpose behind Screen Time is to help users understand how they use their devices, broken down by time spent on different apps and websites. The feature will be available to all …

70 new emojis available in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave

It was World Emoji Day on July 16 and Apple celebrated it by previewing 70 new emojis that would be coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year. The new set of emojis focus allow deeper personalization by adding new hairstyles like grey hair, curly hair and red hair, as well as new smiley faces and other expressions. Since Apple said that …