iPhone Archive

iPhone XS leaked – larger model to be called Max, gold color and more

The successor to iPhone X will apparently be called iPhone XS, if leaks are to be believed. As rumored before, iPhone XS will be available in a 5.8-inch regular and 6.5-inch plus size variants. The new iPhones will also be available in gold color, which is not new to Apple’s smartphone line-up, but it would be new for iPhone X’s design language, which has only …

How to apply for Instagram verification and keep your account secure

Instagram has introduced some new security related features, aimed at protecting its users from hacks. This features include authenticity information for popular accounts, verification system for public figures and improvements to how two-factor authentication works on Instagram. The aim behind these measures is to ensure that users know who they are following or interacting with, as well as keep their accounts secure and better protected …

AirPort Express Firmware Update adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

In an unexpected tun of events, Apple has released a firmware update (version 7.8) for AirPort Express which brings AirPlay 2 support to the devices. Even though these devices were discontinued this April, Apple has made them even more useful by adding AirPlay 2 compatibility.¬†Users can take advantage of the 3.5mm headphone jack in AirPort Express by plugging in their speakers and turning them into …

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 …