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On 3D Touch-Enabled iPhones, Apple introduced Virtual Keyboard, a feature that you'd press a bit harder on the keyboard to turn the whole virtual keyboard into a trackpad. You can either select text or if you make a typo, just move the cursor to the typo, and change it. However, with iOS 12, any iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices can now use it.

  1. Open an app that you can use the keyboard
  2. Click on the space bar on the keyboard
  3. Now, it turns into a trackpad, whenever you move your finger, the cursor moves
  4. You can either select text or moved to cursor to where you made a typo
  5. That's it
The feature, however, is better replacements of the text selection feature - Select All. What's more interesting, is the fact that the feature now can be activated on every iOS 12 devices. Yet, it makes me wonder that is this the first sign that Apple will remove 3D touch on iPhones in the feature since rumors that this year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone won't include it.

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In the past 24 hours, it’s really a tough moment for users who were updating to the latest beta version of iOS 12. Every time you unlock it, there is a popup window that prompts you to update. But, Apple has released iOS 12 beta 12 been released that fixed the annoying bug.


Obviously, today is last day of August, which means that Apple to release the official software updates in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, Apple still hasn't release Siri Shortcuts app for iOS 12 users, which allow you to create own voice commands. It is expected that the company will add the Shortcuts app alongside iOS 12 official release.

Apple typically launches the GM version just before the day of the September event, and it's hard to say whether the company will update the beta again during this period. However, Apple has announced that they will be held a product launch event in Septmber 12th, so Gold Master could issues next week.

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For users who have already installed the latest beta version of iOS 12, they have encountered an annoying bug. Every time you unlock your iPhone, an update prompt popup will appear, it says that "A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta."


However, the problem is that users who have been updated to the latest version and there are no updates that need to be installed. It begins on August 27th, but in the past few days, the frequency of pop-ups has increased significantly. In the worst case, each time you unlock it, each time it appears.

Developer Guilherme Rambo believes that the error in the latest beta version caused the beta to think that the expiration date is approaching, so it constantly reminds you to update. So based on that info, we have got a workaround: go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time, switch off Set Automatically, and change the time to Fri Aug 24.

It's expected Apple will release a new beta rather sooner than later to fix the annoying bug. Stay turn!

Just four days after it seeded iOS 12 beta 10, Apple pushed beta 11 to the developer community this afternoon, it also released the public beta 9 at the same time. To update your devices to the latest beta, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update. They also released macOS 10.14 beta 9 and tvOS 12 beta 9.


Obviously, it's the end of August, which normally suggest that Apple will release the official software updates in the next two or three weeks. The beta itself has fewer and fewer bugs and is running snappier. While Apple still hasn't release Siri Shortcuts app for iOS 12 users, which allow you to create own voice commands.

However, Apple did make some changes to the beta 11, start with all devices now supports 3D Touch ‘Clear All Notifications’, and couple HomePod features such as you can now control the speaker volume from your iPhone, auto match volume on multiple HomePods and new Map data rolls out to all California users.

Apple typically launches the GM version just before the day of the September event, and it's hard to say whether the company will update the beta again during this period. So we should expect that Apple will push the Gold Master end of the week or next Monday.

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Apple's release of the iOS 12 beta updates is getting faster and faster, only three days after beta 9 was released, the company pushed beta 10 to the developer community this afternoon, it also released the public beta 8 at the same time.


Obviously, it's the end of August, which normally implies that Apple will release the official iOS 12 update in the next two or three weeks. The beta itself has fewer and fewer bugs and is running snappier. With beta 10 pushes, iOS 12 has successfully broken the record of up to 9 betas previously kept by iOS 11.

Apple typically launches the GM version just before the day of the September event, and it's hard to say whether the company will update the beta again during this period. So we should expect that Apple will push the Gold Master next Monday or so.

So far, iOS 12 introduces new features like Group FaceTime, personalized emoji called Memoji and four new Animojis, new Siri Shortcuts (except it's still in beta testings) with custom voice commands, Grouped Notifications, Screen Time that calculates how much you spend on your phone, also adds limits, and so on.

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Last week, Apple released two iOS 12 beta updates, beta 7 and beta 8, respectively, due to a problem with beta 7, which was quickly withdrawn by Apple after the release. Apple then pushed iOS 12 beta 8. And now, the Cupertino tech-giant has released iOS 12 beta 9, as always, users can install the beta once you had the developer beta profile in the place.


However, we didn't find any new features or changes whatsoever. Just a recap, iOS 12 introduces new features like Group FaceTime, personalized emoji called Memoji and four new Animojis, new Siri Shortcuts with custom voice commands, Grouped Notifications, Screen Time that calculates how much you spend on your phone, also adds limits, and so on.

Apple today also released the eighth developer beta of macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 with no changes at all. We are expecting these four updates to be released this September alongside three new iPhones as well as six different sizes of Apple Watch Series 4 models.

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Shortly after the users found out that when launching an app that will freeze on iOS 12 beta 7, it was temporarily removed by Apple. In less than 2 days,  the company has released iOS 12 beta 8 with fixed performances issue. Developers with beta profiles can download the update via OTA. We didn't expect the beta to bring any changes.


However, it appears that Apple has removed Group FaceTime in iOS 12 beta 7 and beta 8, a feature that let you to FaceTime up to 32 people at once. Apple says that the feature will be coming this fall. It's just like last year, the company has delayed several features, including Apple Pay Cash, Messages on iCloud, and AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.

As a significant update, iOS 12 is jet-packed with features: Group FaceTime, personalized emoji called Memoji and four new Animojis, new Siri Shortcuts that makes life less complicated with custom voice commands, Grouped Notifications, Screen Time that checks how much you spend on your phone, and adds limits, and so on.

Did the new beta fix your app freeze issues?

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Apple has released the seventh developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 12, one week after it seeded fifth betas. These versions can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your devices. Here are feature and changes so far discovered:


Sadly, it appears that Apple has removed Group FaceTime in iOS 12 beta 7 and macOS 10.14 beta 7, a feature that allows you to FaceTime up to 32 people at once. Apple says that the feature will be coming this fall. It's just like last year, the company has delayed several features, including Apple Pay Cash, Messages on iCloud, and AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.

For watchOS 5 beta 4 and tvOS 12 beta 5, we didn't notice any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Majove 10.14, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

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Every time when opening the News app on my devices, the Today page always appears first, and I am annoyed by the fact that it shows sort of news that I don't really care about it. However, I found a solution that prevents it from happening, and will only display news from channels that you subscribed. Here is how to enable that!

  1. Tap on the Settings app from your devices' Home screen
  2. Scroll down and click on the News section
  3. Once you are in the section, scroll down and toggle on Restrict Stories in Today
  4. And from now on, News will be only showing news from channels you have subscribed
This gives a way to clean up and tweak the Today page, so you don't have to peak at the political news but rather articles that fits your taste. Of course, you can also block channels via a tap on the little sharing button for the specific source, after a window pop up, click on Mute Channel.

Need help? Leave a comment down below so we can answer questions with our best efforts.

Apple has released the sixth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded fifth betas. These versions can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your devices. Here are feature and changes so far discovered:


The update so far fixed an issue where Bluetooth accessories not functioning correctly, Apple Pay Cash via Siri crash, an issue that Shortcuts not working, and a bug that limited Siri of opening apps by name in CarPlay. iOS 12 beta 6 also introduces a few splash screen for App Store and Music app, and iOS 12 wallpaper relocated to the bottom of the section.

For watchOS 5 beta 4, macOS Majove 10.14. and tvOS 12 beta 5, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Majove 10.14, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 6 introduced Windows Migration Assistant, it can transfer third-party data such as accounts, documents, email, contacts, and calendar. For instance, users can be importing data from Mircosoft Outlook.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

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Developer Guilherme Rambo shared new images to compare the upcoming iPhone X Plus (6.5-inch) vs last year's iPhone X (5.8-inch) in terms of size. Rambo says that the material was found in the PassKitUIFoundation framework. However, is said to be not the final design because the rendering size is larger than normal.


In contrast, the iPhone X Plus's bezels appear to be slightly thinner than the iPhone X, but the ratio of the side buttons on the right side is obviously not normal. Indeed, Rambo pointed out that these icons are early and unfinished, so don't take it as a clear indication of the appearance of the new iPhone.

On the other hand, Rambo says that in the latest release of iOS 12 firmware, it is found that the screen of the 2018 iPad Pro may be similar to the iPhone X rounded corner. He obtained a material in the firmware called J3xx affordance corners.png that's a mask for the rounded design that implements UI elements.


It's unclear when Apple will release the new 2018 iPad Pro, it will likely to be launched alongside new iPhones in September. However, it is also possible that Apple will choose to hold a separate event for iPad Pro and Mac in October, just like they did in the past.

Apple has released the iOS 12 Developer beta 5, Guilherme Rambo discovered that it has brought several easter eggs. In this beta, it confirms that the upcoming 2018 iPhones to have dual-SIM feature, HomePod will be able to make calls, and revealed the design of the next-generation of AirPods charging case.


Dual-SIM: A system component responsible for the generation of diagnostic reports is said to contain references to the "second SIM card status" and "second SIM tray slot status", another component refers to a “dual sim device” These references are clearly associated to future iPhones supporting dual SIM cards.

AirPods: Rambo finds the new animated material shows two states of the AirPods wireless charging case. It added external indicator light can conveniently display if it's charging or not charging. In addition to the new charging case, he also discovered the new AirPods device identification code is AirPods 1,2 (current one is AirPods 1,1)

HomePod: When entering the setup Ul for HomePod, the phone app icon appears on there and a text description mentions make phone calls. Currently, HomePod OS does not come with a developer beta so HomePod users may not be able to use the feature until the official release of iOS 12.

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Apple has released the fifth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded third betas. These versions can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your devices. Here are feature and changes so far discovered:

For iOS 12 beta 5, Screen Time in the Settings app no longer lists family members who aren't children, the Battery Health feature no longer in Beta, lyrics include in Apple Music search, new FaceTime tone when connecting and disconnecting.

Moreover, Apple also introduces some new bugs like paired Bluetooth accessories might not function correctly, error when using Apple Pay Cash via Siri, a couple bugs related to Siri Shortcuts, etc.


For watchOS 5 beta 4 and tvOS 12 beta 4, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

Lastly, for macOS Mojave beta 5, Apple adds several new wallpapers appropriate for use with Dark Mode, such as images of the Mojave desert, new abstract oil slick-style wallpapers, new dark flower wallpapers, marketing images that appear in recent Mac refreshes, and so on.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

Apple has released the fourth developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, two week after it seeded third betas. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your secondary devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.

With iOS 12 beta 4, the Cellular usage can now sort by the highest amount of data usage instead of organizing by alphabetical. Apple has also added more new Activity stickers in Messages. There is a new splash screen when you finished setup automatic updates.

Currently, beta 4 has some known issues that affect Screen Time, App Store, and Siri Shortcuts. The App Store app may crash when installing a new app for the first time. Apple recommends users try to restart devices to resolve these issues.


For watchOS 5 beta 4 and tvOS 12 beta 4, we didn't find any new feature in it. We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will be announced by Apple.

If there are any new changes being discovered, we will post it here!

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Apple today released the second public beta of iOS 12 and tvOS 12 to public beta testers. To download these betas, you need to sign up online at Apple’s Beta Software Program site, once you registered, install it via the over-the-air update method.

Since iOS 12 public beta 2 comes a few days after developer beta 3 was released, many new feature and changes should apply to the new update. In iOS 12 beta 3, Apple introduces new Maps app for the San Francisco Bay Area with new map data collected by Apple itself. Location sharing setting now in a user's profile settings. New animation when clear all notifications, Voice Memos app has redesigned for iPads, and Watch app now shows third-party apps that work with Siri watch face.


Apple today also introduced a beta version of its Siri Shortcuts app that will be available in iOS 12. Currently, the Shortcuts beta is being handled through TestFlight, meaning it needs to be requested to access it after you have logged in the Developer Center, and then will be notified via email.

For those unaware, Siri Shortcuts is designed to help users create custom commands, once a command is made, a user can ask Siri to perform the command. For example, enables Siri to turn on Thermostat, getting a direction to home, and turn on NPR new radio with just a “heading home” Siri command.

Apple has released the third developer beta of iOS 11.2, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12, two weel after it seeded second betas. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your secondary devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.

For iOS 12 beta 3, Apple has rolled out new Maps design in the San Francisco Bay Area on devices with data collected by Apple itself. Location sharing setting now in a user's profile settings. New animation when clear all notifications, Voice Memos app has redesigned for iPads, and Watch app now shows third-party apps that work with Siri watch face.


For watchOS 5 beta 3, Apple apparently tweaked new Breathe app icon to match its in-app design. We didn't find any new feature in the third beta of tvOS 12. However, tvOS 12 adds Dolby Atmos support. Apple said that iTunes will become the world's largest Dolby Atmos library, yet we no sign of support is being discovered in beta 3.

We expect that iOS 12, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will be released to all users in the fall alongside three new iPhones that will announce by Apple. 

If you have found any features in the latest beta version, please leave a comment below!

A few weeks after the first developer beta was released, Apple finally pushed the first public beta version of iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. For those early adopters who are not registered developers can now try out these latest platforms for free.

The so-called beta version was prepared by Apple for users who participated in the "Apple Beta Software Program." Users simply register the program and follow the installation tips to experience their latest beta system. However, Apple also warned that the betas are not stable, so try not to use on your main device.


As a significant update, iOS 12 is jet-packed with features: Group FaceTime, personalized emoji called Memoji and four new Animojis, new Siri Shortcuts that makes life less complicated, Grouped Notifications, Screen Time that checks how much you spend on your phone, and adds limits, and so on.

As for tvOS, it includes the long-awaited support for Dolby Atmos, zero sign-on that's designed for cable subscribers, auto-fill password from your iPhone, and more!

Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. The version can be updated with a developer beta profile and install it on your whichever devices. Here are the features and changes so far discovered.


Firstly, for iOS 12 beta 2, Apple is introducing iPhone 6 form of display size instead of iPhone 4 when you running iPhone apps on your iPad.

Furthermore, Apple has also redesigned the battery usage chart in the Settings app, it also tweaked the new Screen Time feature such as display an app’s information, its developer. You can now also view screen time by devices.

Other new features and changes are: Scanning with Face ID when Face ID required to unlock contents, advanced Photo Search, then the status bar shows softer location icon, and so on.

For other three software platforms: macOS 10.14 beta 2 now includes new night map feature for Maps app; watchOS 5 beta 2 gains functional Walkie-Talkie app, tvOS 12 beta 2 seems like supporting Dolby Atmos for now.

Apple has officially announced that a new life-saving feature in iOS 12—first responders will be able to access location data “securely and automatically” when iPhone users placed a 911 call once they updated their iPhones to the latest operating system.



According to Apple, the feature is implemented with privacy in mind, which means that user data can’t be used for any non-emergency purpose, the feature is only limited to the responding 911 Center to access the user’s location during an emergency call.

Apple has teamed up with firm RapidSOS to offer the life-saving feature that will be integrated into iOS 12. It can make emergency location sharing faster and more precise compared to the current 911 technology that Apple implemented it.

At present, it’s said that the feature will provide to all iOS 12 users in the United State for free. Compatible devices that are support iOS 12 includes iPhone 5s and above. Visit the Newsroom for more information

Apple has announced iOS 12 on the WWDC Keynote yesterday, the latest operating system that's designed for iPhone and iPad jet-packed many features. And now we have discovered some little tidbits that the company didn’t cover during the event...


First of all, Apple has tweaked iPad gestures in iOS 12 to brings iPhone X-style gestures. Once users updated to iOS 12, they’ll be able to swipe down from the top right of the iPad to bring up Control Center, as well as swipe up from the dock and brings up the Home screen.

Secondly, when Face ID fails to recognize you in iOS 12, you can simply swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone X to get Face ID to scan again, without having to tap or press another button first. You can now also set up for multiple Faces in Face ID setting.

As for Apple Music, you will be able to search for songs by lyrics in iOS 12. There are also couple changes in the Artist pages, whereas it displays larger artwork and a new "Play" button that plays an artist's entire catalog of songs.

Furthermore, we know that Apple introduced grouped notifications, but did you know that there are options to customize Notification Grouping for all of your apps: you can set it to Automatic, By App, and Off. There’s also a new setting allow notifications show up only in the Notification Center but not the Lock screen.

Apple’s iOS 12 enables Siri to be more customizable—Siri Shortcuts, which allows users to create their own Siri commands, that's capable of support any app. The virtual assistant now can answer questions related to famous people, food, lookup passwords, and more!

Other features and changes including a new iOS 12 wallpaper, a new Control Center shortcut for scanning a QR code, one-time Password Autofill, the ability to set custom durations for the Forward and Back options in Podcast, richer battery info, and so on.
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