New iPhone feature to block texts while driving

by Lawrence Cooper June 7, 2017, 12:01

This also means that if you delete a conversation it is deleted across all devices. You can also see who's at the front door, check in on your baby, watch video, get news briefings, and more. "When you are driving you don't need to be responding to these kinds of messages". The Siri-enabled wireless speaker also doubles as a HomeKit powered smart home hub, giving Apple a new fixed HomeKit control point beyond Apple TV. As an added bonus, developers who have integrated Siri into their apps will now get support for more categories, including to-do-lists or reminders, banking and apps that use QR codes. (Its Siri-controlled interface will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem.) That it's fashionably late to the category is actually an asset.

The App Storee has a complete overhaul. Other app developers seek to offer incentives to reduce phone-related auto fatalities.

"Importantly, this makes it necessary to now store credit in a virtual card on the phone, which we could see Apple converting to a physical debit card in the not to distant future", Hall said. "Microsoft has proven with the Surface Pro that enterprise users like this form factor", Greengart said, "but what may hold the iPad back is that Windows runs many legacy and custom corporate apps, while iOS does not".

The most exciting thing added to the Photos app is a new High-Efficiency Image File Format that significantly reduces the file size of your photos. The company said the screen is also 43 percent brighter than its previous models.

Apple's iOS launches are a regular yearly occurrence, so nobody was surprised when Apple took to the stage with version 11 yesterday.

Apps also has its own tab, with dedicated features and charts for each app. There's also a new Document Scanner in Notes that lets you scan a document, and then sign it with the Apple Pencil. It's the same Invert Colors option that's existed in the Accessibility menu for years, but with tweaks to make it more usable.

Every pixel that is "turned on" to show any colour other than black draws power from the battery, so a white screen draws more power than a black screen. It's still a little buggy and will probably remain that way until app developers fully embrace it, but it seems like the dark-screen hordes may finally have their wish. Building on improvements launched a year ago, iOS 11 includes new multitasking features for the iPad that let you more quickly switch between apps and find important content.

Phone number as Apple ID: Due to the popularity of WeChat, many Chinese people don't use email as much as Americans do.

There's a new, much wider taskbar that looks a lot like the dock from macOS.

That you can get one of the best styli on the market, the Apple Pencil, as an add-on accessory doesn't hurt, though several Windows 2-in-1s pack those in these days. There is a new Today view with featured app content. But what might end of having the biggest financial impact for Apple are the large multitasking enhancements to the iPad, and new payment features. If you come across any bugs, use the Feedback Assistant app to report them. This made it hard on occasion to choose the right GIF saved to your Photos app.

The App Store changes are more evolution than revolution.

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