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Everything you can do with AirPlay 2 and HomePod after iOS 11.4 update

With iOS 11.4, Apple finally added a number of new and much awaited features to HomePod. Thanks to updated AirPlay 2 protocol, HomePod now supports stereo pairing and multi-room audio. Siri on HomePod can also handle calendar events now. This makes HomePod a little more functional than it was a week ago, however, it still has a long way to go before it can compete against …

How to enable Messages in iCloud in iOS 11.4

After a long wait, Apple has finally enabled Messages in iCloud with the release of iOS 11.4. This new feature allows automatic syncing of messages between different iOS and macOS devices. This means that if you delete any message in your chat transcript (iMessage, SMS or MMS) on your iPhone, it will be deleted from your iPad and Mac too. No need for deleting the same …

Download iOS 11.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released the final version of iOS 11.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new point release has a list of major new features: AirPlay 2, HomePod stereo pairing and multiroom audio, Messages in iCloud, and other bug fixes and security updates. All compatible devices should be receiving the update today, however, if you are looking for the IPSW link to manually download and …

Comparing apps: Google News and Apple News

Google announced a major design and feature update to their News app for web, iOS and Android at Google I/O 2018. Google News now sports a brand-new Material Design, a newsstand for news and magazine subscriptions, AI based news recommendations with features like Newscasts and Full Coverage and more. This new Google News app replaces the old Google Play Newstand and News & Weather apps. Apple had …

Apple’s cross-platform app development plans for macOS and iOS

There has been a lot of chatter recently with rumors of Apple’s plans to merge iOS and macOS apps. The project, codenamed Marzipan, will be a large scale effort, spanning multiple years, aimed at allowing developers to create a single app that works across different user interfaces. In theory, a developer could create a single app and implement multiple user interfaces targeted towards macOS (keyboard …

Hello Weather is the best weather app for smartphones

Hello Weather has been my primary source of weather information on iPhone for a few months and it has quickly become my favorite app in its category. In an app market, where it is far too easy to download sub-par cookie-cutter apps, Hello Weather stands up as a product with individuality. It also includes a long list of features that suits everyone from the regular …

How to fast charge iPhone X, iPhone 8 and older models

Fast charging support in iPhone X and iPhone 8 is one of the most under-rated features of these new smartphones. This feature is so under-rated that Apple does not even market fast-charging on the main landing pages for iPhone X and iPhone 8 on their website. However, if you dive deep into the tech specifications pages for these phones, you will notice that they support …