Apple has today announced that iOS 12 will have a new feature designed to enable people in emergency situations to get help as quickly as possible, whereby the location data of anyone in the US who calls 911will, automatically and securely, be shared with first responders. This should reduce emergency response times by ensuring that the services get location information as quickly and as accurately as possible.
Figures show that approximately 80% of 911 calls are made using mobile devices, but due to old-fashioned landline-style infrastructure, 911 centers can often find it difficult to ascertain a mobile caller’s exact location.
Apple already launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, whereby cell towers and on-device data sources such as GPS and...
The soccer World Cup kicked off today in Russia, and millions of people all over the world will be watching the month-long tournament and also looking for ways to keep informed about all aspects of the tournament both on the go and at home. MacRumors reports that Apple has outlined some of the many ways fans will be able to follow the World Cup across all its platforms.
First of all, Siri has been updated with support for sports in Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, making a total of 35 countries that now have sports support for Siri, including the US. Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, HomePod, Mac users can now ask Siri World-Cup-themed questions, such as “When does France play Australia?” or “Who is on the England squad?”
AppleInsider reports today that according to a new research note from Jun Zhang of Rosenbatt Securities, Apple is set to upgrade the charging circuitry in the 2018 iPhone line-up from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A. Zhang says that Apple wants to do this in order to “support more applications, provide a quicker recharge, and better compete with Android OEMs.”
Zhang says that Apple will achieve this aim by giving Power Integrations the exclusive contract to supply fast-charging chipsets for the new phones. He adds that once Power Integrations fixes an unnamed quality issue, it will then take over from ON Semiconductor and NXP Semiconductor as “the main provider for the charging solution for all new iPhones and iPads.”
Zhang also stated that Texas Instruments will replace...
Bethesda Softworks has announced at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles, California, that a new game, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, will be coming to iOS this fall. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout Shelter, The Elder Scrolls: Blades was created exclusively for mobile.
The brand-new single-player story is set in the world of The Elder Scrolls, with the player taking on the role of a member of The Blades, one of the Empire’s top agents, who has been forced into exile. When you...
It’s been a while since we had a good iPhone endurance story, so it’s great to see that 9to5 Mac has a really heartwarming one today about an iPhone X that went on a fascinating and mysterious river journey and lived to tell the tale, before being reunited with its delighted owner!
The phone in question was found by YouTuber Dallas, who has a YouTube channel called "Man + River" where he posts videos of his “river treasure dives.” Aside from the sheer joy of adventuring that inspires Dallas to go on his diving expeditions, he also likes the fact that he’s able to return lost property to owners if at all possible.
In his latest video, “I Found an iPhone X Underwater in the River!!! (iPhone Returned to Owner – BEST REACTION EVER!),” he tells the story of “one of my...
If you’ve always wanted the ability to delete your Snapchat messages after you’ve sent them, well now you can, as MacRumors reports that Snapchat has today launched a new feature called “Clear Chats” that lets you do just that, in both group and individual chat.
The Clear Chats function includes text chats, stickers, audio and voice notes, as well as any photos and videos sent from Memories.
It’s really simple to delete a message using the new function. All you have to do is press and hold on the message, video, etc., and then select the option to “Delete.” You will then see a warning from Snapchat that lets you know that the recipient will be informed that the message was deleted. It’s also worth noting that messages can still be screenshot.
According to a new report from Nikkei, via MacRumors, Apple is taking a “cautious approach” with 2018 iPhone component pre-orders, and has therefore asked for its suppliers to manufacture “around 20% fewer” components for its new iPhones.
Nikkei says that according to its four sources in Apple’s supply chain, Apple has placed orders for production of 80 million iPhones in 2018, which is down from orders for 100 million that it placed in 2017.
This latest report from Nikkei also ties in with recent reports from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that all three new iPhones will ship in September 2018. Nikkei’s source says that while previous reports of low yields for the new LCD iPhone were true at one point, the situation is now...
Apple announced macOS Mojave during the keynote address on the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California on Monday. The major update includes new features such as Dark Mode, new Mac apps, new features such as Stacks, and a totally revamped Mac App Store.
Apple announced watchOS 5 during yesterday’s WWDC in San Jose, including lots of new activity and connectivity features, such as Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face.
First up we have Activity competitions, inspired by the...