iOS 15 vs One UI 3.5: Should Samsung be taking cues from Apple?

There are still a lot of question marks surrounding One UI 3.5 and what it’s going to bring to the table. But Apple just showed its hand this week and we all know Samsung can’t and won’t be indifferent to whatever its biggest rival is doing. So, will iOS 15 bring any UX design lessons […]

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iOS 15: Check Out Safari’s New Tab Bar, Tab Groups, and Tab Switcher

Apple Announces iOS 15: First Look at New Features Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company’s next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities, improvements to Messages, user statuses, a smart notification summary, and more. FaceTime In iOS 15, FaceTime features a new grid view and portrait mode support for video. For […]

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iOS 15 Reminders Gains New ‘Smart List’ Feature for Easily Filtering Reminders Based on Locations, Tags, and More

In iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Apple is expanding the features built into the stock Reminders app, which received a major overhaul in 2019. With the new updates shipping this fall, users will be able to create “Smart Lists” that corral reminders based on different filters, such as their location, due date, flag, […]

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iOS 15’s Live Text Feature Lets You Digitize Written Notes, Call a Number on a Sign, Translate a Menu, and Much More

In iOS 15, Apple is introducing a new feature called Live Text that can recognize text when it appears in your camera’s viewfinder or in a photo you’ve taken and let you perform several actions with it. For example, Live Text allows you to capture a phone number from a storefront with the option to […]

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Apple Putting a Stop to Email Tracking Pixels With Mail Privacy Protection in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

Tracking when you’ve opened up an email and what you’ve read is something that many companies and advertisers rely on for their marketing efforts, plus there are email clients out there designed to let users know when the emails they’ve sent have been opened up. Much of this tracking is facilitated by remote images that […]

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iOS 15 Allows You to Request Refunds for In-App Purchases Directly Within Apps

One small but useful new feature introduced in iOS 15 is the ability for customers to request refunds for in-app purchases directly within an app, rather than having to use the Report a Problem page on Apple’s website. Apple has introduced a new StoreKit API that allows developers to implement a “Request a Refund” option […]

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iOS 15 Lets Developers Hide Sensitive Information in Widgets on the Lock Screen Until iPhone Is Unlocked

On iOS and iPadOS 15, Apple is adding new functionality to WidgetKit, introduced last year, that will allow developers to classify information deemed as sensitive in their widgets, meaning that specific information will only become viewable on the lock screen when the user unlocks their device. iOS 14 introduced completely redesigned ‌widgets‌ for the lock […]

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Apple’s Crowdsourced Find My Network Will Soon Help You Locate Your Lost AirPods Pro or AirPods Max

With iOS 15, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max will be able to tap into the Find My network, allowing users to locate their lost AirPods in the unfortunate event they get lost outside of nearby Bluetooth range. Users have always been able to locate their ‌AirPods‌ through the ‌Find My‌ app within Bluetooth range. Now, […]

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iOS 15 Finally Lets You Block Your Exes From Ruining Your Photo Memories

With iOS 15, Apple is introducing more granular control over the people and places that show up in your Photos Memories, letting you fine tune just who makes random appearances in the ‌Photos‌ app and the ‌Photos‌ widget. In iOS 14, the option on the right was available, but in ‌iOS 15‌, the person-specific option […]

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‘Spatialize Stereo’ Feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Simulates Spatial Audio for Non-Dolby Content

In iOS 15 and macOS Monterey betas, Apple has quietly included a new audio feature called “Spatialize Stereo” that takes any non-Dolby stereo mix and creates a virtual spatial audio environment out of it. The addition was first discovered by a Reddit user, who had this to say about it: I assumed that if they […]

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iOS 15 Tidbits: Text Cursor Magnifier, New Dial Picker, Custom Text Size Per App, and More

Apple Announces iOS 15: First Look at New Features Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company’s next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities, improvements to Messages, user statuses, a smart notification summary, and more. FaceTime In iOS 15, FaceTime features a new grid view and portrait mode support for video. For […]

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iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Introduce Ability to Capture 15-Second Gameplay Recordings Using a Game Controller

Apple’s new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey software updates unveiled this week introduce the ability to capture and save the last 15 seconds of gameplay at any time by long pressing a designated button on a supported game controller. Instead of having to remember to start and stop a screen recording while playing […]

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Hands-On With iOS 15: See Apple’s New Operating System Update in Action

Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 15, the newest version of the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone (and the iPad with iPadOS 15). ‌iOS 15‌ is a significant update that introduces many important new features, and we thought we’d give MacRumors readers a first look at the new software. Not everything that was announced […]

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