Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly helps iPhone battery life, robotic test shows [Video]

Dark Mode is one of the tentpole features of iOS 13 this year, and is rolling out quickly to third-party apps and websites. A new test from PhoneBuff this weekend aims to discover just how much better Dark Mode is for battery life than Light Mode. more… The post Dark Mode in iOS 13 significantly […]

Pandora Music now works with Dark Mode, Siri on iPhone, HomePod, and CarPlay

Apple showed up new features coming to CarPlay back at WWDC in June including the ability to control Pandora and Waze with Siri. We’re still awaiting the big iOS 13 update from Waze, but Pandora has just released the new version of its music player for iPhone. more… The post Pandora Music now works with […]

Apple Music for Android beta adds Dark Mode, time-synced lyrics, more

Apple today has updated the Apple Music beta app for Android with a pair of notable features from iOS 13. With today’s update, Android users can now take advantage of Dark Mode in Apple Music, as well as time-synced lyrics. more… The post Apple Music for Android beta adds Dark Mode, time-synced lyrics, more appeared […]

Everything we know about iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPad improvements, Sleep Mode, more

We’re less than a month away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. At WWDC this year, Apple will announce new features for each of its operating systems, including iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15, and tvOS 13. Over the last several weeks, we’ve reported a lot of what you can expect […]

Chrome 73 for desktops rolling out w/ Mac Dark Mode support, upcoming settings changes

The latest release of Google Chrome is rolling out today for Mac, Windows, and Linux. On desktops, Chrome 73 introduces a handful of changes related to syncing and account sign-in, as well as developer support for hardware media keys and Auto Picture-in-Picture. However, the most significant user-facing addition is a Dark Mode for macOS. more… The post Chrome 73 […]

New iPhone 8 concept imagines ‘HomeBar’ for virtual Home button, dark mode, and more

A variety of concepts have taken on the task of imagining what Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will look like, both in terms of hardware changes and iOS changes. This afternoon, a new concept from John Calkins provides an optimistic look at how Apple will make changes to iOS for the iPhone 8… more… 9to5Mac

Apple acquires ‘dark data’ machine learning & AI company Lattice Data for $200M

According to a report today out of TechCrunch, Apple has acquired Lattice Data, a company that specializes in artificial intelligence where it relates to so-called “dark data.” The report explains that the deal was closed a few weeks ago, with 20 or so engineers from Lattice Data joining Apple. more… 9to5Mac

Designer imagines the borderless experience an OLED display + Dark Mode could create w/ iPhone 8

Yesterday, we rounded up everything we currently know about the iPhone 8, including the expected nearly bezel-less design and OLED display. One of the biggest benefits of OLED vs LCD is the deeper black that it can provide, which would pair almost perfectly with a “Dark Mode” in iOS. Now, designer Vianney le Masne has imagined what the combination […]

Apple’s WWDC app gains new video filters, more 3D Touch actions, tvOS Dark Mode

The latest update to Apple’s WWDC app includes new features for iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. Apple’s developer conference app now works with Dark Mode on the Apple TV when running tvOS 10. The change should reflect whichever mode the Home screen is using which you can set with Siri or in the Settings app. […]