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May 31, 2019
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Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy. AppleInsider … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple’s decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant’s reasoning is flawed and its statement … Continue reading

May 2, 2019
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Parental control app developers call Apple’s statement on MDM systems ‘misleading’

Over the weekend, a report from The New York Times detailed Apple’s removal of certain parental control applications from the App Store. Shortly thereafter, Apple responded with a press release explaining that the removals weren’t “a matter of competition” but … Continue reading

April 29, 2019
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Apple says it removed parental control apps because they posed privacy risk

Apple on Sunday issued a formal response to a New York Times report that implied the company removed a number of parental control apps from the App Store to quash competition, saying the titles in question posed a threat to … Continue reading

April 29, 2019
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Apple releases official statement responding to parental control app rejection controversy

Apple has released an official company statement in response to the recent controversy surrounding Apple’s decision to remove apps that relied on MDM system to provide features similar to those introduced by Apple in iOS 12 as Screen Time. Echoing … Continue reading

April 6, 2019
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Ecobee camera leaks with clean black and silver design, likely to include voice control

Ecobee has become one of the most popular smart thermostat brands on the market. The company has expanded slightly from its flagship product with a smart light switch, but a potential camera release would be a notable expansion for Ecobee in … Continue reading

February 22, 2019
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[Update: Four more videos added] Apple shares new iPhone how-to videos covering Live Photos, Depth Control, and more

Apple this evening has uploaded four new iPhone how-to videos on its YouTube channel. These videos cover choosing a Key Photo in Live Photos, Depth Control, searching in the Photos app, and more. more… The post [Update: Four more videos … Continue reading

January 16, 2019
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Poll: Would you like to see Slide Over and Control Center in macOS?

There has long been debate over the extent to which macOS and iOS will converge. Some think we’ve already gone too far down that route, with Launchpad coming in for particular criticism as an unnecessary child-like interface (though it can … Continue reading

December 31, 2018
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Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

A new FCC filling from Sonos suggests the company is developing a new satellite speaker to work in conjunction with its existing Playbar soundbar. The filing was first discovered by Variety, who explains that the satellite speaker could bring true … Continue reading

December 5, 2018
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LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit

It’s no secret that Apple is incredibly bullish on the future of augmented reality, having introduced ARKit 2.0 as part of iOS 12. Now startup LinkDesk is using ARKit to allow you to control your HomeKit accessories. more… The post … Continue reading

November 8, 2018
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watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability

These ‘bug fix’ versioned Apple software betas keep delivering with all sorts of little additions. New in watchOS 5.1.2 is a Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie … more… The post watchOS 5.1.2 adds Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie availability appeared … Continue reading

October 3, 2018
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Twitter for iOS adds new ‘data saver’ feature for easier control of data usage

Twitter for iOS has been updated today with a handful of new features and changes. The update brings the app to version 7.33 and includes new data management tools, group message controls, and more. The new Twitter data saver feature … Continue reading

September 24, 2018
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Apple to add support for depth control while taking an image w/ iPhone XS

With the iPhone XS, Apple introduced support for bokeh and depth control – allowing users to adjust the depth of field of an image after it has been shot. A report from Macerkopf today explains that Apple also plans to … Continue reading