Apple has announces an event for March 25, 2019. Many are anticipating Apple will unveil its TV streaming service at the “It’s Show Time” event at 10 am Pacific time at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, Ca.
If you are having problems with iCloud accounts (or someone, like a family member, has called you to help them figure out why they can’t log in to iCloud) before spending a bunch of time retyping your password over and over, you may want to look at Apple’s system status page.
This could save you a bunch of time and determine that the issue is not you, but Apple’s servers.
If you are dealing with development, there is a separate page to determine the system status.
iOS 12 is set to be released today. The update will work on select iPhones and iPads (all the way back to iPhone 5s and iPad Air) to allow you to have new features and improvements. According to Apple, performance should be improved for keyboard display and camera swipe to open.
The promised FaceTime feature with up to 32 people has been postponed to later this fall.
With the right iPhone, you can create “Memojis” or animojis of yourself to use in Messages and FaceTime. There are also 4 new Animojis available including koala, tiger, ghost and T.rex.
Camera effects have also been improved to liven up conversations. These include filters, animated text effects, fun stickers and more.
With the right iOS devices, you will experience better Augmented Reality.
To learn more about all the available features and how to use them, check out the Apple page on iOS 12.
My daughter interviewed Tim Cook recently.
Here is the article.
I will be updating the site with more iOS apps and ideas soon!
Apple has released an update to iOS 11 to address an issue with the keyboard auto-correct and where “Hey Siri” stops working.
To update, connect to a Wi-Fi network and tap on Settings > Software Update and download and install. As usual, it is always best to back up your device first. You can read more about the update process here.
Today, September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT, you can watch the keynote presentation where it is widely believed the new iPhone X will be introduced. Along with the new iPhone, there may be some new information about when the new iOS will be available. There may also be some news about any new or updated hardware for devices like the iPad.
You can watch the presentation livet here.
While waiting, you can learn more about iOS 11 here.
Adobe Acrobat Reader for iOS has been updated with various bug fixes. This impressive PDF app allows you not only to access PDFs stored in Adobe’s Document Cloud but PDFs stored on iCloud Drive, Dropbox, and OS X Server. Accessing these PDFs in various locations give you tremendous flexibility in storing and updating PDFs.
The commenting feature is very robust and allows you to mark up your PDFs with notes, highlighter, text underline and mark through as well as adding text, the ink tool and create a signature. After you highlight, you can tap on the highlighted portion and choose to clear it, choose various colors, modify the opacity and adjust the portion that is highlighted in case you did not select enough or selected too little.
The various tools are located to the left.
Also, with the iOS camera, you can created PDFs by “scanning” them into Adobe Acrobat.
If you are looking for a good PDF tool and reader, consider getting Adobe Acrobat Reader.