Forget Game of Thrones. The greatest story ever told was one of two highly heralded platforms: iOS and Android. They’re in constant competition, and there’s never a shortage of shade, whether it’s Apple dropping a truth bomb about Android’s flip-a-switch privacy during its WWDC ’19 keynote, or Google showing off the prowess of its integrated AI smarts at its developer event. Whatever smartphone you’re using, you’re bound to find similarities in features. That’s because like in fashion, there are trends, and Apple and Google are setting the bar. Both companies have major software updates coming soon—iOS 13 and Android Q, respectively—both of which will usher in a variety of new abilities you’ll quickly find you can’t live without. (As long as you update your software, of course.) Dark mode Developers of both platforms cheered in unison when Apple and Google respectively announced that there would be a dark interface … [Read more...] about How Does iOS 13 Stack Up to Android Q?
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The latest version of iOS brings a whole bunch of exciting updates to both iPhone and iPad. Whether you've been downloading the beta software through Apple's beta program or you're just waiting to get your hands on it for the first time, here are some important steps to follow to make sure your iPhone and iPad are ready for the update! Step 1: Make sure your iPhone or iPad is compatible While iOS 11 is available to a lot of the iPhones and iPads out there, not every previous Apple device is capable of receiving the upgrade. Each new operating system usually has higher power and system requirements which means some older hardware is just not powerful enough to run iOS 12. Which devices are compatible with iOS 12? Step 2: Check your apps for updates If you haven't already heard, apps that haven't been updated by developers to 64-bit will not work in iOS 12. This change was actually implemented in last years iOS 11, but in case you are updated from iOS 10 or earlier, you may be wondering … [Read more...] about How to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS 12
Apple Inc. today released the latest version of its mobile operating system and although some are describing iOS 12 as just an incremental improvement, it includes a range of upgrades and new features that will likely keep fans happy. Leading the pack is improved performance management that provides a snappier experience, directly addressing the revelation last year that Apple had been intentionally slowing down older devices. “iOS 12 brings performance improvements across the system and to more devices than any previous version, supporting back to iPhone 5s introduced in 2013,” Apple said in a statement. “Camera launches up to 70 percent faster, the keyboard appears up to 50 percent faster and typing is more responsive. When there is a lot going on across the system, apps can launch up to twice as fast.” The new operating software also delivers enhanced augmented reality through new shared AR experiences, persistent AR and more dynamic object … [Read more...] about Apple releases iOS 12 with a range of new features and upgrades
iOS 12 is officially available today, after months of betas both for developers and the general public, following its announcement at WWDC in June. And as is the case with Apple’s iOS updates, it’s coming to a huge range of iPhone and iPad devices, from this year’s latest iPhone XS all the way back to 2013’s iPhone 5S. And with every iOS update, there’s the question that comes up, especially for owners of older devices: “Should I install the new update? Or will it slow down my phone?” It’s been an urban legend for years that Apple intentionally crippled its older devices with software updates, to subtly encourage customers to upgrade to the latest and greatest model — something that was confirmed, at least in part, with the revelations about Apple’s battery throttling late last year. But iOS 12 is a very different software update for Apple. Unlike in years past, where the focus has been on bright, flashy changes — … [Read more...] about iOS 12 review: the fixes are in
New iPhones, new Apple Watch and more: We react to Wednesday’s Apple event. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld Podcast, episode 621.Today’s episode of the Macworld Podcast is sponsored by Sophos Home, which provides business-grade cybersecurity for home users. You can learn more at home.sophos.com.Watch us liveThe Macworld Podcast usually broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. (We changed the time this week because of the Apple event.) You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.Poll resultWhat product was not discussed during the Apple event that you wanted to hear about? Here are the results or our Twitter poll.Get infoHere are relevant links to get more info on the stuff we discussed on the show. Everything Apple announced at its September 12 ‘Gather Round’ event The 5 iPhone Xs features that … [Read more...] about New iPhones, new Apple Watch, more reactions to Apple’s ‘Gather round’ event