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iOS 13: How to set and use Favorites and Collections in Maps

Apple has slowly been releasing brand-new mapping data across the U.S., and it's more detailed and accurate than ever before. But a great mobile maps experience is about more than just great map data. With iOS 13, Apple's adding a slew of useful new features, and the most useful are probably the ability to mark locations as favorites and build … [Read more...]

New Apple Maps are rolling out to the northeast U.S.

About a year ago, Apple announced a huge change to Apple Maps. It wasn’t about new features in the Maps app (though there are new features coming in iOS 13), but rather a complete overhaul of the fundamental map data. Buildings, rivers, roads, vegetation; it’s all vastly more detailed and accurate in the new maps.Apple began rolling out the new … [Read more...]

Apple Card on track to launch in the first half of August

Update 07/30/19: During its Q3 2019 earnings call on Tuesday, July 30, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Card is slated for an August release.Ever since the iOS 12.4 beta began back in May, we’ve been waiting for the promised “summer” release of Apple Card. During testing, the iOS 12.4 update appeared to show no new features, and it was assumed to be … [Read more...]

How to delete apps from your iPhone or iPad

You know how it is. Over the last several months, you’ve downloaded a bunch of apps, because hey most of them are free, right? And after trying them out, you decide some are just not for you. Or you find another one you like better. Or you play a game until you’re tired of it and now you’re never going to touch it again.For whatever reason, it … [Read more...]

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple releases Public Beta 4

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 … [Read more...]

How the App Store is changing in iOS 13

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The most oft-used app on our iPhones is probably Safari. It is the default web browser, after all. But just behind that, and arguably more important, is the app we use to find, download, and update most of our other apps: the App Store.Back in iOS 11, Apple gave the App Store its first big facelift in a years when it added its own editorial content … [Read more...]

WatchOS 5.3 restores Walkie-Talkie and brings ECG support to Canada and Singapore

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After updating your iPhone to iOS 12.4 and then launching the Watch app to update it to watchOS 5.3, you may be a little disappointed by the release notes. In the Watch app, Apple only says, “This update includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes and is recommended for all users.”Truth be told, unless you were a big fan of the Walkie-Talkie … [Read more...]

iOS 13: How to quickly connect to Bluetooth devices

You've got YouTube or your favorite music app open and are ready to kick back, when you realize your favorite Bluetooth headphones aren't connected to your iPhone anymore.So you have to leave your app, find and open the Settings app, go into the Bluetooth menu, connect to your headphones, then close it all and go back into your app. What a pain. In … [Read more...]

Apple slashes prices on Mac storage upgrades

Apple did more on Tuesday than streamline the MacBook lineup. It also dramatically reduced the price of many storage upgrades across all Macs, including MacBooks, iMacs, and even the new Mac mini.In the wake of falling SSD prices, Apple’s surcharge for bigger drives was particulalry egregious. With these price drops, they are still a bit above the … [Read more...]

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 6

Apple released iOS 12.3 in the second week of May, bringing us its new TV app with Channels subscriptions. Just days later, it started releasing betas to developers for another point release, iOS 12.4.Those who are part of Apple’s developer program can register a device for developer betas by heading to developer.apple.com/download. Those who are … [Read more...]

What’s new in Apple Maps in iOS 13

Apple has a bad reputation with maps. Seven years ago, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps service in iOS 6, and the rollout was nothing short of disastrous. Apple Maps was inferior to Google Maps in every way: features, stability, accuracy, performance—you name it. It took two years to really clear out the bugs, and Apple has spent … [Read more...]

In summary: Everything Apple announced in its WWDC 2019 keynote

Apple’s big WWDC keynote presentation is over, and our coverage of the new Mac Pro, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina is just beginning. The tech giant had a lot to say in its over-two-hour presentation. We’ll have tons of details about all these products over the coming days, but if you want to catch up quickly and can’t (or don’t … [Read more...]

It’s time for Apple to kill 3D Touch

Three years ago, Jason Snell wrote about the problems with 3D Touch, after six months on the market (Apple introduced it with the iPhone 6s). His conclusion: 3D touch is not ubiquitous enough to be relied upon as a key interface function for developers, and after six months he had quit using it entirely.Here we are several years and several iPhones … [Read more...]

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 3 to developers

Apple released iOS 12.3 in the second week of May, bringing us its new TV app with Channels subscriptions. Just days later, it started releasing betas to developers for another point release, iOS 12.4.With WWDC just around the corner, and the first iOS 13 beta likely to land at that time, it’s not yet clear why Apple needs another release. Simple … [Read more...]

WWDC 2019: What to expect from Apple’s big June event

Apple holds multiple events throughout the year, but the most important two by far are the introduction of new iPhones (typically in September), and the Worldwide Developers Conference in the summer. Known simply as WWDC, the week-long event focuses on the people who make all the apps and services we enjoy on our iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple … [Read more...]

10 lesser-known Apple Maps features you should check out

Maybe you don’t think Apple Maps is as good as Google Maps. Honestly, it’s probably not. But it’s already on your iPhone, it gets better with every update, and it does a better job of protecting your privacy. As the new Apple Maps data starts rolling out across the country, it’s going to be worth getting to know.With these tips, you may find using … [Read more...]

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