Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today sent the fifth beta of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, and the new software comes a week after the release of the fourth beta. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 from the Apple Developer Center or over the air after installing the appropriate profile … Read more

iPads work as home hubs in iOS 16, but don’t support new home architecture

Although code in iOS 16 has indicated that the iPad will not function as a home hub after the update, an Apple spokesperson told us today. The edge that the ‌iPad‌ can indeed still be used as a home hub, but with a caveat – it won’t support a new architecture to be introduced later … Read more

Apple Seeds fourth beta of iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 to developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today sent the fourth beta of upcoming iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, and the new software comes two weeks after the release of the third beta. Developers can download iOS 15.6 and iPadOS 15.6 from the Apple Developer Center or over the air after installing the appropriate profile … Read more

Spurred by Roe’s overthrow, senators seek FTC probe into iOS and Android tracking [Updated]

Four U.S. Democratic senators today called on the Federal Trade Commission to “investigate Apple and Google for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by enabling the collection and sale of hundreds of millions of cell phone users’ personally identifiable information.” “The FTC should examine Apple’s and Google’s roles in transforming online advertising into an intensive … Read more

Apple confirms iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub in iOS 16

The iPad can no longer be used as a home hub after the release of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in ‌iOS 16‌ code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says the ‌iPad‌ is no longer supported as a home hub. This … Read more

iPhone’s built-in music recognition feature syncs to the Shazam app on iOS 16

Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has a built-in music recognition feature in Control Center, powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, as well as the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrewsongs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center … Read more

iOS 16 allows iPhone users to bypass CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites

Tapping traffic light images or deciphering squiggly text to prove you’re human will soon be a much less common nuisance for iPhone users, as iOS 16 introduces support for bypassing CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites. The handy new feature can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID > Password & Security > … Read more

Apple shares charging details for new dual USB-C power adapters

Following the launch of orders yesterday for the two new 35-watt dual USB-C power adapters introduced at WWDC, Apple has released a new support document detailing how power is distributed when devices are connected to both ports. In most scenarios, the 35-watt total watts will be shared equally between the two connected devices, except when … Read more

What clues iOS 16 and Android 13 give about the future of smartphones

This story is part of WWDC 2022CNET’s full coverage of Apple’s annual developer conference. Your smartphone will soon become even more closely linked to the non-digital aspects of your life. That is one of the main takeaways of iOS 16 and Android 13, the new mobile software updates coming from Apple and Google later this … Read more