Have you noticed that your Apple Watch automatically shows ‘Now Playing’ and other audio apps when you wake the screen sometimes? This could be really frustrating when you just want to check the time, but thankfully, this can be easily disabled.
Do you use Apple’s Translate app to communicate with those who speak a different language? Or are you using the Translate app to learn a foreign language yourself? If you’re curious to learn a little bit of the language, you may often want to check the definitions of the translated words. The Translate app on iPhone and iPad makes this easy.
Did you know that Siri on your HomePod is capable of distinguishing between different voices? Although this is a feature that’s not activated by default, it’s something that you can set up within a matter of minutes for HomePod using your iPhone or iPad.
Mentions is one of the newer features that Apple has added to iMessage, which are particularly helpful with group conversations. But if you’re in a lot of Group Conversations on iMessage, you may want to turn off notifications for these mentions, and that’s easy to do on iPhone and iPad.
Traveling to a foreign country is a great experience for sure, but one of the downsides is being unable to communicate properly with someone who speaks a different language. Apple aims to address this problem with the Translate app, an excellent feature on iPhone and iPad, that, as the name implies, allows you to translate languages. Conversation Mode is even better, in that it allows for live language translation while people are speaking, all using iPhone.
The eight beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is now available for testing for users who are enrolled in either the developer beta or public beta programs for iPhone and ipad system software.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 include a variety of changes and new features, including Live Text for selection of text within images, an expanded Do Not Disturb mode called Focus, a changed Safari interface, Safari tab grouping, Safari Extensions support, Private Relay for Safari to reduce ad tracking, redesigned Notifications, along with changes to many bundled apps like Photos, Music, Health, Maps, Weather, and more.
iPadOS also includes all features from iOS 15, and now allows users to put widgets anywhere on the iPad Home Screen, and there are refinements to the iPad multitasking system.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 both include new anti-abuse surveillance features from Apple that scans your photos for illegal content and will report them to authorities if offending content is found, and a similar feature scans messages on kids devices for adult content with automatic reporting to the parent if offending material is found.
Resetting your Apple ID password is normally a pretty easy task, but if you don’t have access to the device that you’re already signed into, things could get super complicated and inconvenient. However, Apple offers another option with an Apple ID recovery key, which can be used to reset an Apple ID account as well.
Mobile websites are great, but they are very limited when it comes to how much content can be displayed on the small screen. Apple’s iPhones have gotten bigger in size over the years and thanks to HTML5, viewing desktop sites on your phone isn’t nearly as bad as you think. Plus sometimes you may need to use the full desktop version of a site, so you may come into a situation where forcing Safari to load the desktop site onto iPhone is necessary.
If you are attempting to open apps downloaded from the web or elsewhere on modern versions of macOS like Big Sur, you may see an error message that says something like ‘”AppName.app” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store.’
Below that warning also states “Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the App Store.” and the error message dialog box also shows when and where the file was downloaded from, with two options, choosing OK or to Show in Finder. But what if you want to open the app? That’s what we’re covering, and you’ll see it’s quite simple.
Apple has released the sixth beta version of macOS Monterey for users involved in the testing programs. The sixth beta release comes three weeks after the fifth beta, and is now only one version behind beta 7 of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
MacOS Monterey has various new features for the Mac, including Facetime screen sharing, Facetime grid view for group chats, changes to Safari tabs and Safari interface, Live Text for text selection in images, Universal Control for using a mouse and keyboard across a Mac and iPad, Quick Notes for apps, Low Power Mode for Mac laptops, Shortcuts app for Mac, and a variety of changes to various apps like Photos, Music, Messages, Maps, and more.
Did you know your iPhone and iPad can translate text for you from foreign languages? If you’ve been on international trips, or interacted with anyone who speaks a foreign language, you likely know it can be difficult to communicate with people who aren’t writing or speaking the same language as you. Apple intends to make this a lot easier with the Translate app, which is native to modern iPhone and iPads. Much like you can translate speech, you can also translate written text too.