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How to Use Instant Tuning in iOS 12 and Change Notification Behavior on the Fly

As part of its digital health initiative in iOS 12, Apple has introduced some improvements to the way app notifications can be managed, enabling users to more easily reduce the number of daily distractions their iPhone or iPad throws their way. One of these new features is called Instant Tuning, which allows you to quickly adjust the future behavior of app notifications whenever they appear in the Lock Screen or the Notifications Center. Here

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Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after providing the beta to developers and three days after releasing the tvOS 12 update. The tvOS 12.1 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under "System." "Get Public Beta Updates" will need to be toggled on, and once it is, the Apple TV will download t

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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers With Group FaceTime

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after releasing the beta to developers and three days after the launch of iOS 12, a new major version of the iOS software. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple‘s beta testing program will receive the iOS 12 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device. Those who want to join the beta t

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Hulu Updates Website With New Design, Picture-in-Picture Browsing, and More

Hulu today is rolling out a new update for Hulu.com, bringing it in line with the design and user interface that users should be familiar with if they use Hulu on smartphones and TVs, like iOS and tvOS. The company is launching the new update to coincide with fall television premieres, which typically kick off around this time, in mid to late September. The company says that subscribers can expect all of the usual options they need on Hulu.c

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How to Enable iOS 12‘s New Do Not Disturb at Bedtime Feature

There‘s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night, glancing over at your iPhone to check the time, and seeing a bunch of notifications that demand your attention and distract you from getting back to sleep. Apple is aiming to prevent this in iOS 12 with a new Do Not Disturb at bedtime feature that prevents notifications from being displayed on the iPhone‘s Lock Screen during your downtime, removing the temptation to s

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Apple Maps Now Provides Transit Directions Across New Zealand

Apple Maps now supports transit in New Zealand, enabling users to navigate with public transportation in most populated areas of the country. In the largest city of Auckland, directions are available for NZ Bus routes, AT Metro trains, or the SkyBus shuttle to the Auckland Airport. In the capital area of Wellington, directions are available for Metlink buses and trains. Between select destinations in New Zealand, Apple Maps can now provid

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iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Orders Now Shipping After Erroneous ‘Shipment on Hold‘ Status

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 orders are now shipping to customers around the world, with the first deliveries to set to arrive at doorsteps tomorrow, Friday, September 21. There were concerns earlier today after some customers noticed their iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max order had been updated with a "Shipment on Hold" status, indicating that "there is an issue with your delivery." MacRumors has been informed this was in er

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New Apple Watch Series 4 Faces Were Captured as Live Effects, Not Computer Rendered

The Apple Watch Series 4 has multiple new watch faces for users to choose from, including Fire, Water, Liquid Metal, and Vapor faces that were custom-designed for Series 4 to interact with the edges of its larger display. Apple briefly showed off these faces during its September 12 keynote in Cupertino, but more information about the making of the watch faces has been shared today in a new behind-the-scenes video by Cool Hunting. Left image vi

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Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing Videos Reveal New Packaging for Aluminum and Stainless Steel Models

A few days after unboxing videos for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were shared online, some of the same YouTubers have now provided a glimpse into the unboxing experience of the Apple Watch Series 4. Unlike this year‘s new iPhones, the Apple Watch Series 4‘s packaging is noticeably different from previous generations. Image via iJustine To start off, iJustine unboxed the Apple Watch Series 4 40mm Gold Stainless Steel Case with a

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Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4‘s ECG Functionality to Canadian Market

Apple says it is working with Health Canada to bring the Apple Watch Series 4‘s all-new ECG functionality to the Canadian market, according to MobileSyrup‘s Patrick O‘Rourke. No timeframe was specified. This likely means that Apple has submitted an application with Health Canada for clearance to sell the Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG functionality enabled. Health Canada has similar requirements as the FDA in the United

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iPhone XS Teardown Reveals New Single-Cell L-Shaped Battery

Dutch repair site FixjeiPhone today shared a teardown of the iPhone XS, providing us with our first look inside the 5.8-inch model. A side-by-side comparison shot with the iPhone X reveals that the internal layout of the iPhone XS has not changed significantly, with the most obvious difference being a new single-cell L-shaped battery with a capacity of 2,658 mAh. The battery was also L-shaped in the iPhone X, but it was a two-cell configu

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How to Use App Limits and Downtime in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple‘s digital health push includes a couple of special new features for iPhone and iPad users who want to cut down on their app usage: App Limits and Downtime. In this article, we‘ll show you how to use them. App Limits allows you to set specific time limits on a particular app category (games, for example). When you‘ve spent the designated time using the app category, iOS sends you an alert notifying you of the

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‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ Director Jon M. Chu Shoots Short Film Using iPhone XS Max

Jon M. Chu, best known for directing hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians," was provided with one of Apple‘s new iPhone XS Max models by WIRED, which he used to shoot a short film in 4K to test out the device‘s capabilities. Chu‘s video was shot handheld using available light using only the native camera app and stabilizer, without any additional equipment or lighting. The video was edited on a computer, but no color correction or

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How to Use iOS 12‘s New Do Not Disturb Options

In iOS 12, Apple has given users the tools to cut down on disturbances to get more time away from their devices if desired, and one of these new tools is an expanded set of Do Not Disturb options. Thanks to these changes, there are more convenient options for using Do Not Disturb in iOS 12, and it‘s also a lot smarter. How to Get to the New Do Not Disturb Options Your Do Not Disturb options in the Settings app are largely the same, w

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Apple Music App for Android Gains Android Auto Support, Search by Lyrics and More

Following the release of iOS 12, which brought a few new Apple Music features, Apple has updated its Apple Music app for Android to introduce feature parity. Today‘s update brings support for searching by lyrics, an iOS 12 feature that‘s designed to let you locate songs and artists using song lyrics rather than a song name. To use the feature, all you need to do is type in a sentence from the lyrics of a particular song and Appl

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How to Use the Siri Raise to Speak Feature in watchOS 5

Apple‘s watchOS 5 update includes a new Siri feature that eliminates the need to say "Hey Siri" or push the Digital Crown to activate the personal assistant. Instead, you can raise your wrist and speak right to Siri, with the Apple Watch able to detect your movements and your desire to relay a Siri command. It‘s simple to enable, and it works well once you know a few tricks. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more vi

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Apple Highlights Apple Watch Series 4 Reviews

Reviews for the new Apple Watch Series 4 models went live this morning ahead of Friday‘s launch, and in a new press release, Apple has highlighted reviews from several members of the media who were able to spend some hands on time with the new Apple Watches. Apple shared key review passages from a variety websites focused on tech, health, fitness, fashion, and lifestyle, including The New York Times, Women‘s Health, USA Today, Hodi

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How to Use the New Augmented Reality Measure App in iOS 12

One of the new features in iOS 12 is an augmented reality app called Measure, which Apple has designed to make it easier for you to measure various real-world objects using 3D spatial detection techniques. Open up the Measure app. Follow the on-screen instructions and move your iPhone around the room so that it can get the dimensions of various objects. Once it‘s calibrated, denoted by a white dot in a circle, you‘re r

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How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple has introduced some new features to the Photos app that aim to make it easier for you to search, share, and enjoy your photo collection. Here‘s how to make the most of them. The most prominent addition in the Photos app is a new For You tab, which replaces the old Memories and Shared tabs and brings together their features along with any iCloud Shared Albums you may have in a single scrolling panel. Subscribe to th

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How to Use Walkie-Talkie in watchOS 5

Apple‘s watchOS 5 update, coming this fall to all Apple Watch models with the exception of the original Apple Watch, introduces a fun new feature that mimics old school walkie talkies. With Walkie-Talkie, you can connect to your friends and family and have push-to-talk conversations right on your wrist. The video below demonstrates Walkie-Talkie in action, while the post explains the steps to set it up and use it. Subscribe to the Mac

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iOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch

Apple‘s newest operating system, iOS 12, is installed on just over 10 percent of devices 48 hours after it launched according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data suggests customers are adopting iOS 12 at a slower rate than iOS 11 and iOS 10. Last year, iOS 11 was installed on 10 percent of devices just 24 hours after launching, and in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45 percent of devices within 24 hours. Custo

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iOS 12.1 Simulator Supports Virtualized 4K External Displays, Hinting at USB-C Port for iPad Pro

After installing the 12.1 beta, the iOS Simulator in Xcode appears to offer support for virtualized 4K external displays, according to developer Steven Troughton-Smith. That‘s not a feature that‘s possible with existing iOS devices using a Lightning to HDMI adapter, which suggests it could be a new option targeted at upcoming iPad Pro models that are rumored to be getting USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports. New in iOS 12.1:

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HomePod Guide: How to Create Multiple Timers, Search for Lyrics, Find Your iPhone, and Make Calls

Apple‘s HomePod was updated this week to version 12, which debuted alongside iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads. The HomePod update brings about a handful of new abilities for Apple‘s smart speaker, including support for multiple timers, lyric search, find my iPhone, making and receiving phone calls, and more. Because of all the useful and handy new additions arriving on HomePod this week, we‘ve written this guide to provide quic

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How to Create and Use Memoji in iOS 12

In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. In iOS 12, Animoji have grown to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you. Memoji can do all of the same things that Animoji can, mimicking your facial expressions to allow for cute videos, photos, and interactions with friends and family. In iOS 12, you

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