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iOS 12 Release – Today


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.

(credit Apple Inc.)

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.

 

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iOS 11.1.1 Released


Credit Apple Inc.

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.

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Apple Special Event Today


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.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader


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.

 

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WWDC 2017 Today’s Announcements ?


Apple is holding its annual World Wide Developer Conference this week. During the keynote address today, it is expected that Apple will announce (and hopefully show) the upcoming iOS 11, MacOS 10.13 and some new hardware.

You should be able to watch it live streaming from here beginning 10 AM PDT.

Typically, shortly following the presentation, it is available to watch from the same site.

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iOS 10.3 Update


iOS 10.3 has just been released. It is a big deal. To download, tap on Settings > Software Update and then download and install. Don’t forget to backup first.

The list of features and abilities as set forth by Apple include:

iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.

Find My iPhone
View the current or last known location of your AirPods
Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them

Siri
Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council

CarPlay
Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music

Other improvements and fixes
Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
Home app support for accessory battery level status
Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail.

More discussion on individual features to follow.