Tag Archives: iOS 11

Touch ID Encryption key, new security features in iOS 11 and screen inversion

Encryption key for iPhone 5s Touch ID exposed, opens door to further research — Just prior to a hacker’s conference, a participant has revealed that the iPhone 5s Secure Enclave has been hacked, and the decryption key for it has been revealed. However, at present, there is nothing for iPhone users immediately worry about.

New security feature in iOS 11 will allow users to temporarily disable Touch ID, quickly call 911 — The latest beta release of iOS 11 includes a new security feature, with a few button presses making it impossible to unlock your phone with Touch ID, as well as giving a quick option to dial 911. Here’s how to use it. iOS 11 will also introduce a new Smart Invert viewing mode, which you can see in this video. It intelligently inverts all screen colours except for those in displayed media, such as photos, videos, and icons. The feature might be used to extend battery life on an upcoming OLED-equipped ‘iPhone 8.’

Portrait mode, Titanfall Assault, Ristar, AirPlay 2, Wicked Brainstorm allows brainstorming within Messages

Apple’s Portrait Mode in iPhone 7 Plus and iOS 11 exits beta, allows effect to be turned off after the fact — In the latest iOS 11 beta, Apple has taken the Portrait Mode camera setting out of beta, and has altered how the camera roll handles the pictures to allow for the effect to be removed from a picture using it at any time.

Titanfall: Assault real-time strategy title lands on iPhone, Sega Forever drive expands with Ristar — Two major titles have arrived on iPhone and iPad as free-to-play titles this week, with Nexon’s Titanfall: Assault introducing real time strategy to the battlefield-based franchise, while Ristar has been ported to iOS a full 22 years after its first release on the Sega Genesis.

Watch: AirPlay 2 delivers speaker integration with HomeKit, Siri support, more — When iOS 11 launches this fall, Apple will roll out a revamped version of its AirPlay protocol featuring speaker support for HomeKit, multi-room audio, shared up-next playlists, Siri integration and more, as you can see in the video at this link.

Wicked Brainstorm lets you brainstorm up a storm in iOS Message — It can be very handy to be able to brainstorm with folks. However, it hasn’t been practical using Messages on your iPhone or iPad.
Now it is, thanks to Wicked Brainstorm. Before using the app, brainstorming buddies would see all ideas mixed in with every other text message. With Wicked Brainstorm, those ideas are gathered together, yet still kept within Messages. When you’re done, you can turn the brainstormed list into a checklist and even vote as a group on the best ideas. It’s a free app, too.


iOS 11, new games, iPhone document scanning, Firefox update

Hands on with iOS 11, which we will all have soonish — With the newly revamped iPad app dock in iOS 11, Apple introduces a completely new interaction experience more in line with macOS. Check out the new UI, which supports in-the-dock app interactions and drag-and-drop gestures, in this AppleInsider video.
Apple is also completely revamping the App Store in iOS 11, adding a number of new features and under-the-hood enhancements, while at the same time streamlining the platform’s user interface. AppleInsider goes over all the changes in this in-depth video.
Other changes include Augmented Reality Maps.

Augmented Reality added to Maps in iOS 11 will show landmarks in real time in the distance

Full Throttle Remastered and Layton’s Mystery Journey arrive for iPhone, iPad — Two notable puzzle-oriented games have become available to download from the iOS App Store today, with Full Throttle Remastered bringing a classic adventure game up to date, while Layton’s Mystery Journey lands on iPhone and iPad months before the Nintendo 3DS edition goes on sale.
Requiring iOS 9.0 or later and taking up 3.9GB of space, Full Throttle Remastered is available to purchase from the iOS App Store for NZ$7.49/US$4.99. (The Mac version of the game is NZ$21.99/US$14.99.)
Layton’s Mystery Journey requires iOS 9.0 or later, takes up 1.14GB of storage, and is priced at US$15.99.

How to turn your iPhone into a document scanner (and when you shouldn’t) — Nothing can beat having the iPhone’s camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, adds QR code reader and night-reading mode — Mozilla has upgraded Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, with the latest edition of the mobile web browser altering the way it handles tabs, as well as introducing new features including a built-in QR code scanner and a Night Mode that makes Firefox more useful for late night browsing.

ESPN iPhone 7 cover shoot, iOS 11, iOS 11 development course, free photo editing tools

ESPN uses iPhone 7 for 9th annual ‘Body Issue’ cover shoot — ESPN The Magazine’s hotly anticipated ‘Body Issue’ hit newsstands on Friday, and at least one of the covers (a portrait of Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez) was shot using Apple’s iPhone 7 handset. [Above. Crikey.]

iOS 11 adds Live Photos editing tools, new effects and more — Apple’s iOS 11 will deliver a handful of new Live Photos editing tools and special effects when it launches this fall. Take an early look at the upcoming feature set in this AppleInsider video.

iOS 11 is coming: Take advantage of our pre-sale on The Complete iOS 11 Development Course and Master Bundle — iOS 11 will be here soon, and developers need to get ready to take advantage of all the new features of Apple’s mobile operating system. We’re doing a pre-sale in the Apple World Today Deals Shop for The Complete iOS 11 Development Course and Mastery Bundle, where you can get the whole shebang for just US$29. If you wait to get the course, you could find yourself paying up to US$1299 for the same classes.

Enlight 2 offers more iPhone photo editing tools for free — Lightricks unveiled Enlight 2 late last week, giving iPhone users an updated version of the already capable photo editing app. Version 2, now called Enlight Photofox, lets you blend together multiple photos, included editing layers, includes drawing tools and loads of filters, supports 16-bit and Raw images and more. It’s great for turning your photos into artistic works and just touching up your vacation pics. The new version is free and for US$3.99 a month, US$19.99 a year or US$39.99 for a perpetual license you can unlock additional image editing features. Enlight Photofox is available for download at Apple’s App Store.

More on iPad Pro, iOS 11, HomePod, new faces for watchOS 4

iPad Pro gains a 10.5-inch model, vastly improved power— Apple today unveiled new iPad Pro models. The 9.7-inch model is no longer an option, but there’s a new 10.5-inch version to take its place. he 10.5-inch model is genius, providing 20% more screen real estate than the 9.7-inch model at the same weight of the older model. The addition of the more powerful camera and the A10X Fusion chip will make both the iPad Pros quite a bit more useful as well. But the big difference will come this fall with the special features for iPad that are built into iOS 11.
The new customizable Dock makes iPad Pro with iOS 11 so much more like an Mac laptop with a touch screen that it’s not funny. Coupled with improved multitasking, Spaces on iPad, the Files app, multi-touch drag and drop, a document scanner for Notes and more integration with the Apple Pencil, and suddenly the iPad Pro gains functionality that is pretty incredible.
The new 10.5-inch Pro is physically almost exactly the same physical dimensions as the previous 9.7-inch Pro, just without the bezels. Now that the front of the tablet is almost entirely screen, it could be nearly an inch larger without being harder to hold. Or heavier.
You can watch the new iPad Pro commercial here.  The NZ prices appear to be from NZ$1099 for the new 10.5 inch and from BZ$1299 for the 12.9-inch.

Using iOS 11 — There’s quite a bit to explore in this new version of the mobile operating system, but here’s what Jeff Butts found in his first 30 minutes of having the beta installed on his iPhone 7 Plus. Here are the 9 key features.

Apple’s HomePod speaker — Apple also took the wraps off its much-rumoured HomePod, a competitor to so-called ‘smart speakers’ like Amazon Echo, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more — watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update in three months or so. The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what’s been going on.

iOS 11, App store redesign, watchOS 4 has Siri face

Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more — The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked while unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

Apple focuses on Discovery with App Store redesign — Apple is revamping the iPhone and iPad App Store to improve discoverability, and we got our first look during the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2017 keynote on Monday.
Apple focuses on discoverability in App Store redesign
The redesigned App Store is using a tab metaphor to show product categories such as Today, Apps, and Games—and each app gets its own page. The new app pages show details about each title, and can highlight in-app purchases, which should make developers happy. The new App Store is part of iOS 11, which is shipping as a free update for the iPhone and iPad in a few months.

Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri watch face, connectivity with gym equipment — The next generation of Apple Watch software has just been unveiled in the form of watchOS 4, a major update that will include new watch faces, including one driven by the Siri personal assistant. Other additions include connectivity with gym equipment, and support for syncing multiple playlists.