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New iPhone Users in for a Surprise

According to the tech site Macotakara, the next generation iPhone will make fast charging incompatible with third party chargers. Apple has added support for ‘C-AUTH’ to its new iPhones’ charging specification; C-AUTH stands for ‘USB Type-C Authentication.’ This means Apple will include a new security check feature that stops fast charging from any third party chargers and cables, unless they have been licensed by Apple.

Apple is not the first to use this feature; it is a safe way to stop dangerous third party cables from damaging your phone, which may result in needing to replace your iPhone in the long run. However, Apple took things a little further by modifying  the current C-AUTH standard. Currently, C-AUTH restricts fast chargers of 18 watts or more down to 5 watts to performance. With its new models, Apple will use C-AUTH to drop all third-party chargers to 2.5W.

Although this may seem like unwelcoming downside for the new iPhone models to come this year, Apple will be pairing their fast chargers with their phones. However, if you ever need an additional fast charger for your phone, you may be looking at $68-84 per charger.

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Buzz About New IPad Pro Models Coming Out This Year

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Apple is releasing new models for the iPad pro. Although the release date is not official, Apple is telling everyone to stay tuned!

Apple has been very busy in 2018 due to their launch of a new education-focused iPad and new Macbook Pro that includes Touchbar models. Apple has plenty more products in store for the future, however, Apple users may have to wait for the production process to keep progressing in order to give us all the answers. Adding onto the latest version of the iPhones coming out in the Fall, Apple will have variations including a pair of new iPad Pros that will launch with new features and upgrades.

Physical Features And Upgrades To Design

The iPad has had a very consistent look to it and that will continue to be the case. Apple will keep the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The company, however, expects to grant the iPad Pro an iPhone X-like look which will include some new aspects to its design. Apple also says that they will reduce bezel sizes on both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro variants. However, this will mean different things for the different variations of these models.

According to Ming Chi Kuo, Apple will still have the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and remain the same physical size, but include a screen that is extended in nature. This will mean that consumers will receive an  added screen real estate in the same form factor. According to Kuo, this 10.5-inch model will eventually progress to becoming an 11-inch model due to the reduced bezel sizes.

Moreover, Kuo says that the amount of bezel sizes will reduce in regards to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro but will not increase the display size. The 12.9-inch display will then remain the same way, however, the overall footprint of the device will decrease. This will make it not only more portable, but also very easy to manage.

For more information on the new iPad models, click here.

 

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Apple Puts Together the 16 Best iOS Apps With “Dark Mode”

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Apple’s release of iOS 11 has been nothing less than successful. With the release of their new update, Apple has also launched several apps that compliment the new update’s feature. Ever since the release of these apps, there has been an influx in Apple’s app downloads. The soar in app downloads is according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower. Since Apple has created ways to feature apps, more and more Apple users are downloading them.

Apple’s “daily stories,” is in reference to a single app, which includes its daily games and apps.  These apps include becoming a better cook and entertaining kids. By having apps that reach multiple audiences, Apple has increased its amount of downloads.

In more recent news, Apple’s App Store editors made  a daily list called “Does this App Come in Black?”, which highlights the 16 iOS apps which offer a “pure black mode.” This “pure black mode” helps create darker features for the iPhone.

Darker themes are known as being easier to look at. Instead of staring at a bright white background, the darker features are easier on the eyes. This is especially helpful at night or when you are looking at your iPhone in dimmed lighting.

Apple also includes a pure-black mode that serves as an excellent way to take advantage of the gorgeous OLED screen on the iPhone X. This screen has the ability to display far greater contrast than the LCD displays on previous iPhones. The colors appear as being more vibrant, whereas blacks and dark colors appear as being much deeper. If you own the new and latest update for the iPhone, you should try these darker features. They are becoming more and more popular worldwide so make sure you get in on in the action ! For more information on this topic, click here.

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Apple Stands By Malala Fund

 

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Apple launches a collaboration between its 10 Apple Developer Academies in Brazil and Malala Fund to help progress girls’ education opportunities. The Malala Fund in Latin America is working to provide safe, quality secondary education and opportunities for girls. It will also offer grants to local advocates in Brazil. The advocates at Apple will join Malala Fund’s network of Gulmakai champions and implement projects all over the country. These projects  will feature a design to empower girls, inspire teachers and policymakers to develop their skills through programs, and positively affect school enrollment efforts and advocacy for education.

Malala Fund’s Network

Malala Fund’s network will be challenging the creativity and innovative minds of Apple Developer Academy students and Brazilian alumni. It will also give them the chance to collaborate with Malala Fund to develop and design apps that enhance the education opportunities for girls. This challenge will motivate the students to find ways to better enable Malala Fund’s network of Gulmakai champions around the world.  It will also help Malala to communicate and share best practices in a secure environment.

The Apple Developer Academy’s developers in Rio met Malala Yousafzai on Friday. They spoke with her when she was there to visit the students. She was there to discuss how important the developers are to the fund’s mission to provide education opportunities to girls all over the world.

Apple became Malala Fund’s first Laurete partner in January. Apple did this by enabling the Malala Fund to increase the amount of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network. They will also fund new programs in India and Latin America. This is with the goal in mind of enhancing the opportunities for secondary education for over 100,000 girls.

Dating back to 2013, more than 3,000 students have gone through this experience at Brazil’s Apple Developer Academy program.  Moreover, there are 500 other students that are currently enrolled in 10 sites. The sites are all across Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. The scholarship winners include the seventy-five Brazilian students who were present at the Worldwide Developer Conference. For more information on Apple’s support of Malala’s fund, click here.

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Apple Music Will Release Exclusive Kesha Documentary

 

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Apple Music is going to release a documentary that will feature the popular artist, Kesha. The documentary mainly focuses on how Kesha creates her last album, Rainbow, and includes new footage of Kesha performances.

As reported by Engadget, Rainbow – The Film gives the artist a creative space to explain her struggles. It also highlights the people who stood by her through the rough experiences in her life.

Kesha’s Input

Kesha comments on her experience saying,

“Making Rainbow the album was such a therapeutic process. Being given the opportunity to turn it into a three dimensional piece of art has helped me find even deeper healing and catharsis,” Kesha said in a statement. “I hope this film inspires others to never give up even if you feel full of hurt or lost, because after the storm comes a rainbow. Depression, anxiety and mental illness are things we all need to talk about more, and there is no shame in asking for help. Making the decision to work on yourself is the bravest thing you can do. I hope this film helps bring light and love to everyone.”

Apple Music chose to include Kesha’s documentary because they are trying to expand their following.  From documentaries with Major Lazer and Pink, to exclusive live concerts from Taylor Swift, the streaming service has the desire of using its leverage to give artists a platform that will reach a wide-range of audiences. Apple wants to give artists a voice and Apple Music is the perfect way to do so. People will be able to use Apple Music to listen to an artist’s album and have access to exclusive documentaries. They will even have access to interviews of their artistic process. The film is set to release exclusively on Apple Music on August 10 so be ready and be one of the first to learn more about Kesha!

More information from www.9to5mac.com.

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Apple Honors World Emoji Day

 

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https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/apple-celebrates-world-emoji-day/

Apple is celebrating world emoji day! They celebrating this day by launching 70 new emoji characters for the iPhone and iPad. There will also be emojis for the Mac and Apple Watch that will launch later on.

Apple will start by creating emojis with all different hair types and complexions. These new emojis will include ones with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, and a bald head. This is Apple’s way of acknowledging the diversity amongst their users.  Other new  faces will also add more facial expressions. These include smiley emojis including a face with hearts around it, a party face, a pouty face, and a cold face.

New Emoji Smiley Faces

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Apple also increased their number of animal emojis . Apple is adding a peacock, kangaroo, lobster and parrot emoji to their keyboard.  After creating more animal emojis for their users, Apple will also add more food emojis. The new food emojis will include a mango, lettuce, moon cake, cupcake, and other food images. Adding more food emojis will is creative, fun and exciting for people who work with food. This way, people who work with food and promote food on social media have a fun method of communicating with their customers.

Other characters include symbols, sports emojis, and more!  Moreover, the emojis that will launch later this year will include a softball, a new superhero emoji, an infinity symbol, and a nazar amulet.

The New Animal Emojis

Animal Emojis
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The new emojis are now available on iOS, watchOS and macOS. These include gender-neutral characters, smiley faces, clothing, unique food, exotic animals, mythical creatures and more! Therefore, what better way to celebrate world emoji day then with releasing several new emojis for people to enjoy? Apple is creating these new emojis to make instant messaging fun for everyone! For more information, click here.

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Why You Should Install The iOS 12 Update

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The iOS 12 Update is said to help improve and speed up the way your smartphone operates.  This is why Apple users are saying that the iOS 12 update is one of the best software updates that Apple has had in years!

Getting The Beta Installed Is Made Simple: 

The steps of setting up the software are simple. The first step involves backing up your phone or tablet to ensure that all of your previous data remains protected. Protecting the data you had while using iOS 11 requires a full wipe and restoration of your Apple product. This process requires the following steps:

  1. Go to the Apple beta site on your iPhone or iPad, then sign in with your Apple ID.
  2. Download the beta settings profile and use your pin code to install it .
  3. Make sure you are connected to wifi.
  4. Look for updates in the settings app under General > Software Update.
  5. Download and then install the iOS 12 Public beta system.

Once you install the software, iOS 12 will make an automatic update as the new beta versions get released. Since older versions are no longer supported, this step is crucial to protecting your Apple device from any bugs.

The iOS 12 beta also includes new Screen Time tools, which is what makes the software update so great! This is used for monitoring how many times you use apps, how often you pick up or put down your phone, and other information that may be useful. This will also give you the ability to set app and device time limits for your children’s iPhones or iPads through the parental controls. Other exciting features consist of Apple’s new personalized Memoji. Memoji stacks notifications within the app so it is easier to process. This allows for speed improvement even for older iPhones.

If you want an iPhone that will guarantee you faster service, then update to iOS 12! For more information, click here.

 

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Three New Apple Audio Products Launching Soon

 

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Apple is always coming out with products that are new and exciting. That is why it is important to know when they are releasing new products. This time, they are simply creating better versions of Apple products that already exist.  They are launching new Apple audio products that include Apple’s AirPower, new AirPods, and a new Apple Watch. Now instead of only updating your Apple iPhone, you can update your Apple audio products as well!

Just In: New Apple Audio Accessories And Devices

Apple is said to be developing many new audio accessories and devices. These include a wireless charging case for Apple’s AirPod earbuds along with a wireless charging pad called AirPower that has the power to charge an iPhone. These are said to launch alongside the new style of AirPods and Apple Watch. They will all launch in 2019 as a way of giving consumers a wide range of options. If an  Apple user is not interested in the new Apple Watch, they will still have the opportunity to purchase a new product such as the AirPower or the new version of AirPods. Apple is uncertain when the products will be ready for release, but they are sure that three new Apple audio products are on the horizon.

A new report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple will release a new version of their popular AirPods that are noise canceling and water resistant. This, however, will make them cost more than Apple’s current AirPods. Their second product consists of Apple over-ear wireless headphones. They will be similar to the Beats Solo3. According to Bloomberg, Apple is said to release a new style of their HomePod speaker. The report does not offer further details, but these three audio products are said to be high-end versions of existing products.

These high-end versions could potentially be very popular. They can be popular because consumers are always looking for the next best thing! Apple wants to create better versions of their already existing products because that is what Apple users tend to prefer. The 2019 launch will mark a new and fresh outlook on Apple audio products that will satisfy consumers. For more information, click here

 

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“Do Not Disturb While Driving” Feature Helps Bad Habits

According to EverQuote’s Safe Driving Report, there are about 92% of US drivers that use their phone while driving, while about 88 seconds are spent on mobile devices during an average 21-minute ride.

To change this dangerous habit that almost every driver has, Apple created a new “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature, which had launched with its iOS 11 update in September 2017. From September to October, about 80% of drivers used this feature, although 27% of users disabled it after the initial use. This feature works by blocking all notifications from appearing onscreen while the user is driving, until they reach their destination. This way, drivers are less inclined to look at their phones because they cannot see their notifications.

Due to users taking advantage of this feature, the phone usage while driving decreased about 8%. Although it wasn’t a significant decrease, the iPhone feature is helping drivers stop their bad habits of checking their texts, email and social media, which decreases the number accidents caused by phone usage while driving.

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Apple’s “Field Trip” Event

In Apple’s first major event of 2018, it will take place at 10 a.m. Central time at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. Instead of focusing on iPhones and Apple Watches as per usual, this keynote will be all about education and creativity.

Considering the event is happening at a high school, the infrastructure to provide a solid livestream might not be available. However, there will still be a liveblog of everything that’s going down at the event.

Software will be the main focus of Apple’s education event, ClassKit being the biggest star. The new Apple framework will help developers create better educational apps; for example, students will be able to answer quizzes remotely and have the answers transmitted to a teacher via iCloud. A “kiosk mode” that locks a student into one app was also discovered. Dozens of other features that haven’t leaked out yet will also be included in the ClassKit release.

In order to run ClassKit apps, iPhone and iPad users will need iOS 11.3. Therefore, it is likely that Apple will release the final version of the iOS update after the keynote. iOS 11.3 comes with many new features, including battery health metrics, new Animoji for iPhone X, business chat on iMessage, and others.