Apple engineer explains how the incredibly useful Security Code AutoFill feature came to be

One of the most useful new features to come to iOS over the last several years has been Security Code AutoFill. Added in iOS 12, this feature autofills the security code authentication text messages you receive from banks, websites, and more. On Twitter this weekend, an Apple software engineer has offered a fun look at […]

Craig Federighi says scheduled iMessage feature is ‘something we continue to consider,’ lyrics visualizer slated for iOS 13.1 in Music app

iMessage is a rich messenger platform with its own App Store and features like end-to-end encryption. However, advanced features like scheduled iMessages could make it an even more robust service. Recently an Apple user reached out to Craig Federighi about this feature request and got a detailed response about how the company is considering it. […]

Opinion: Amazon’s AirPods competitor may sound better, but can’t match the best AirPods feature

As AirPods continue to grow in popularity, the truly wireless earbud market is also becoming increasingly crowded. Samsung, for instance, just launched the Galaxy Buds, while Apple’s Beats brand also introduced the Powerbeats Pro. Amazon is also rumored to be planning an entry into the totally wireless earbuds market with a focus on sound quality. […]

These are all of the countries where Apple Watch’s ECG feature is available

Apple today released watchOS 5.2 to the public, and the update includes the expansion of ECG support to a handful of new countries. With today’s expansion, ECG on Apple Watch Series 4 is now available in over 20 countries and territories around the world. more… The post These are all of the countries where Apple […]

Foursquare wants to know how creepy you think its new ‘Hypertrending’ feature is

Foursquare this week announced Hypertrending, a new in-app feature that allows you to see how popular places are through a top-down heat map view. The feature is only available in Austin, Texas until March 21st, and there’s a reason for that: Foursquare wants to learn how creepy people think this feature is. more… The post […]

Should Apple’s 31.6-inch 6K display also feature touchscreen capabilities? [Poll]

Over the weekend, Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors that Apple will release a massive 31.6-inch ‘6K3K’ display. We’ve already broken down what this display might look like, but one thing that’s very unclear is whether Apple’s “Pro” monitor will feature touch capabilities. more… The post Should Apple’s 31.6-inch 6K display also feature […]

As everyone waits for an edit button, Dorsey says Twitter is considering a ‘clarify’ feature for tweets

In an interview with Joe Rogan recently, Jack Dorsey said Twitter is considering on an edit system where you would be able to see the original and edited version of a tweet. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs event today, Dorsey also floated the idea of a “clarify” feature. more… The post As everyone waits for […]

WSJ: High-end ‘iPhone 11’ will feature triple rear camera, XR successor gets dual lenses

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s flagship 2019 lineup will feature three models, including 2 OLED and 1 LCD variant. The high-end ‘iPhone 11’ (iPhone 11 Max?) will feature a triple rear camera system. The successor to the iPhone XR, with LCD screen panel, will be upgraded from a single rear lens to […]

1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS Mojave boosts security

1Password has disabled the auto-submission of passwords in the latest version of its Mac app. The company says that the move has been forced on it by increased security measures in macOS Mojave, but that it agrees with the decision Apple has taken … more… The post 1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS […]

Halide Camera updated with new ‘Smart RAW’ feature for iPhone XS, more

Halide, the popular camera app for iOS, has been updated this week to version 1.10. The update includes a handful of new features to Halide for iOS, including a new Smart RAW capability for iPhone XS, optimization for Apple Watch Series 4, and more. more… The post Halide Camera updated with new ‘Smart RAW’ feature […]

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 is perhaps most notable. more… The post Twitter for iOS adds new ‘data saver’ feature […]

Facebook plots rollout of ‘Dating’ feature to its main app, but it plans to be cautious

Earlier this year at its F8 conference, Facebook showed off its new ‘Dating’ service that it will use to compete with Tinder and Match. Now, TechCrunch is offering up some more details on the service, which will actually be baked into the main Facebook app rather than a standalone app… more… 9to5Mac

Feature Request: Audio Quick Look previews for Logic Pro sessions in Finder

The Quick Look feature in macOS has always been a particularly useful, albeit somewhat unremarkable feature in Apple’s desktop environment. Select any file in the Finder, hit the Space bar and boom, you get a quick look at the contents of the file without having to open it in a compatible app. I use it […]

This week’s top stories: iOS 12’s life-saving feature, AirPower release, MacBook keyboard repairs, more

In this week’s top stories: A new life-saving feature is coming to iOS 12, how Apple could solve its MacBook Pro dilemma, Apple finally addresses the MacBook keyboard controversy, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories… more… 9to5Mac