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Michael E. Cohen 25 comments

Apple Introduces Redesigned iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Grab your wallet as a set of spiffy new iPad Pros come to town, featuring Face ID, USB-C, and A12X Bionic brains. Apple also released an improved Apple Pencil that charges inductively, sticks to the iPad Pro itself, and won't roll off your desk.

Josh Centers 24 comments

Apple Releases iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, watchOS 5.1.1, and tvOS 12.1

During its special event in Brooklyn, Apple announced iOS 12.1, which gains the delayed Group FaceTime feature, dual-SIM capabilities for this year’s iPhones, camera improvements, new emojis, and more. Later in the day, the company quietly released macOS 10.14.1 Mojave, also with support for Group FaceTime, along with watchOS 5.1, tvOS 12.1, and iOS 12.1 for HomePod.

Joe Kissell 6 comments

Inside iOS 12: Use Third-Party Password Managers to Simplify Logins

Among the password-related changes in iOS 12 is the much-anticipated support for integrating third-party password managers with Safari and other apps, almost—but not quite—as a peer to iCloud Keychain.

Adam Engst 7 comments

Survey Responses: Apple OS Upgrade Plans, NAS Devices, and Do Not Disturb

We’ve been running some quick polls at the end of some recent articles, and we wanted to share results from the first batch. Check them out to see how your opinions and experiences correspond with those of other TidBITS readers.

Josh Centers 2 comments

Adobe Is Bringing “Real Photoshop” to the iPad

Adobe says it will bring a nearly full-featured version of Photoshop CC to the iPad in 2019. Will it be a game-changer for iPad productivity?

Josh Centers 22 comments

Apple Likely to Announce New Macs and iPads at Brooklyn Event on 30 October 2018

Apple is having another special event at the end of October. Josh Centers ponders what Apple might unveil. New Macs? New iPads? An autonomous flying car? OK, maybe not that last one.

Josh Centers No comments

Five Ways Google’s Pixel 3 Advances Computational Photography

Apple made much of the computational photography capabilities of the new iPhone XS and XR, but it isn’t the only company innovating in the field. Digital Photography Review outlines five features of Google’s Pixel 3 that push computational photography forward. Will we see similar features in 2019’s iPhones?

Josh Centers 9 comments

Inside iOS 12: How to Create Siri Shortcuts

The new Siri Shortcuts feature in iOS 12 lets you create your own Siri commands for both built-in features and for capabilities provided by third-party apps. “Take Control of iOS 12” author Josh Centers explains how to create and use these custom Siri commands.

Josh Centers 17 comments

Apple Fixes Bugs with iOS 12.0.1, watchOS 5.0.1, and tvOS 12.0.1

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, watchOS 5.0.1, and tvOS 12.0.1 to fix a number of annoying bugs. iPhone XS and iPad users may be the most interested in updating.

Jeff Carlson 13 comments

Inside iOS 12: Photos Encourages More Engagement

Are you overwhelmed by the hundreds or thousands of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, or imported into your iPad? Apple has several ideas for how the Photos app in iOS 12 can help, starting with new features that encourage you to revisit your images, share them with friends in a new way, and edit raw files natively on some devices.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Apple Updates HomePod with iOS 12 for Phone Calls, Multiple Timers, and More

iOS 12 on the HomePod adds a bevy of welcome features, including support for making and receiving calls, setting and naming multiple timers, and pinging misplaced Apple devices in your home

Michael E. Cohen 11 comments

Inside iOS 12: There Is No “I” in “Books”

iBooks becomes Apple Books in iOS 12, and while the reading experience remains the same, Apple has renovated the Library.

Adam Engst 13 comments

Inside iOS 12: Do Not Disturb Learns to Turn Itself Off

In iOS 12, Apple lets you manually invoke Do Not Disturb sessions that automatically turn themselves off at appropriate times. A new Bedtime mode is also welcome and can be used to create a second Do Not Disturb schedule.

Josh Centers 6 comments

Apple’s AirPower Wireless Charger: What Happened?

The AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced last year seems to have proved significantly more difficult to engineer than Apple had anticipated. If and when it ships, it may be quite different from what Apple previously described.

Adam Engst 41 comments

When and How to Upgrade to iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS 10.14 Mojave

Three of Apple’s four major operating system upgrades—iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12—are now out, and the fourth, macOS 10.14 Mojave, is due on September 24th. Read on for our advice on when and how to install.