iOS 13 lets you know if you’re deleting apps with active subscriptions


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Over the past few months, Apple made changes to iOS subscriptions in an effort to make them more user-friendly and transparent. Now, MacStories EIC Federico Viticci has unearthed another subscription-related feature rolling out with iOS 13. Apparently, when you attempt to delete an app on the upcoming mobile platform, a pop up will let you know if it still has an active subscription.

Source: Federico Viticci (Twitter)

Apple is trying to save my hearing after I spent years ruining it


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My love affair with loud music started in earnest in my sophomore year of high school, when I got an iPod for my birthday and immediately started blasting Black Mages albums and anime theme songs. Fast forward fifteen years, and my morning commute neatly illustrates just how bad my hearing has gotten. I get dressed, walk to the subway, pop in my AirPods and crank up the volume to 100 percent. That’s the only way I can really hear my podcasts over the cacophony of the Q train as it winds through Brooklyn and chugs along over the Manhattan Bridge.

Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards


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iOS 13’s newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany is taking advantage of the upcoming software’s support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You’ll need to wait for both the release of iOS 13 (likely in September) and the German government’s AusweisApp2 to make everything work, but this might just save you the trouble of pulling out your wallet to prove who you are.

Via: Macerkopf (translated), 9to5Mac

Source: BMI (translated)

Germans can soon use their iPhones as virtual ID cards


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iOS 13’s newly expanded NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany is taking advantage of the upcoming software’s support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You’ll need to wait for both the release of iOS 13 (likely in September) and the German government’s AusweisApp2 to make everything work, but this might just save you the trouble of pulling out your wallet to prove who you are.

Via: Macerkopf (translated), 9to5Mac

Source: BMI (translated)

Tariffs are forcing Big Tech to move production out of China


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In response to the Trump administration’s trade war with China, major tech companies are preparing to relocate key manufacturing operations. According to Bloomberg, Google is moving production of its US-bound Nest thermostats and motherboards to Taiwan. The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo is shifting at least some production of its Switch console to Southeast Asia. At the same time, China has allegedly warned companies that they will face permanent consequences if they cooperate with Trump administration trade restrictions.

Source: Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal

Apple’s big iMovie iOS update includes green screen and more


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It looks like Apple is taking the casual filmmaker a little more seriously. Its latest update for iMovie for iOS — out today — comes with a new green screen effect, better still image support, 80 new soundtracks, graphic overlays and more.

Via: 9to5Mac

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Apple and Microsoft made a new iCloud for Windows app


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Apple and Microsoft teamed up to create an iCloud Drive experience that will hopefully resolve some compatibility issues. A brand new iCloud for Windows app is available today in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 users. The iCloud app will use the same technology as Microsoft’s OneDrive’s On-Demand feature — a very rare collaboration from tech’s two biggest rivals. Users can now easily access photos, videos, mail, calendars, files and other information from their iCloud accounts from their PC or smartphone.

Source: Microsoft

Apple can make US-bound iPhones outside of China if necessary


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If the trade war between the US and China spirals out of control and leads to Chinese retaliation against American tech production, is Apple hosed? Not necessarily. Senior Foxconn exec Young Liu told investors that his manufacturing company has “enough capacity” to make US-bound iPhones outside of China if necessary. About a quarter of that capacity is elsewhere, Liu said, including growing Indian production. While Apple hasn’t made any moves on that front, Foxconn can shift its lines elsewhere if things go south.

Source: Bloomberg

Shazam can now ID tracks played through your headphones


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Apple’s music ID app Shazam has always been a handy tool to have on your phone, but it has one small inconvenience – it can only identify music which is either played through your device’s internal speakers or picked up by its microphone.

Via: The Verge

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‘Journey’ creator’s Apple-exclusive ‘Sky’ officially launches July 11th


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Thatgamecompany’s Sky: Children of the Light has technically been available in beta for a long time, but now it’s really, truly ready for launch… well, almost. The Journey creator’s social exploration game is now slated to reach iOS and Apple TV users on July 11th, with the App Store offering pre-orders (it’s listed as free) as we write this. If you’ll recall, this is an Apple device exclusive — don’t expect an Android counterpart to arrive any time soon.

Via: Sky (Twitter), App Store (Twitter)

Source: App Store, Thatgamecompany (YouTube)

‘Journey’ creator’s Apple-exclusive ‘Sky’ officially launches July 11th


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Thatgamecompany’s Sky: Children of the Light has technically been available in beta for a long time, but now it’s really, truly ready for launch… well, almost. The Journey creator’s social exploration game is now slated to reach iOS and Apple TV users on July 11th, with the App Store offering pre-orders (it’s listed as free) as we write this. If you’ll recall, this is an Apple device exclusive — don’t expect an Android counterpart to arrive any time soon.

Via: Sky (Twitter), App Store (Twitter)

Source: App Store, Thatgamecompany (YouTube)

iOS 13 will show locations where apps have tracked you


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Apple will be big on privacy in iOS 13, and that includes the data collected after you’ve granted permission. Beta testers at 9to5Mac and elsewhere have discovered the upcoming release (and iPadOS) will occasionally pop up detailed panels asking if you want to retain the level of location sharing you have for a given app, including a map of just where an app has been tracking you. There’s also a description of just why an app needs that tracking data. If you’re uncomfortable with either explanation, you can limit location gathering on the spot.

Source: 9to5Mac

Siri will play third-party audio apps in iOS 13


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In the future, you might be able to ask Siri to play your Spotify music and podcasts. According to MacRumors, iOS 13 and iPadOS will open the SiriKit framework to third-party music, podcast, audiobook and radio apps. So, when it comes to playing DJ, Siri will be able to control more than your Apple Music, Podcast and TV apps — formerly known as iTunes, RIP.

Source: MacRumors

iOS 13 first look: Dark mode, Maps and more


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A dark mode. A swipe-friendly keyboard. A slew of redesigned apps. These are just a few of the things you’ll find in Apple’s new iOS 13 release, but here’s the rub: unless you’re a developer, you can’t actually try any of these new features until they become available in a public beta later this summer. (And even then, most of you will probably want to wait until iOS 13’s official release this September.)

We cut down Appleā€™s 2-hour WWDC keynote to under 30 minutes


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To say Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote was jam-packed would be an understatement. Apple offered its usual previews of the next versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, but it also broke some new ground. The iPad now has its own operating system, for starters. There were also meaningful updates to the HomePod and a new privacy-focused sign-in. And of course, there’s the not-so-small matter of the redesigned Mac Pro — Apple has finally shown its long-in-the-making workstation. It’s a lot to take in. Never fear, though, as we’ve boiled things down to a shorter video that gives you the gist of Apple’s many, many announcements.

iOS 13 isn’t coming to the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPad Air


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Bad news if you’re still rocking an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and hoped to install iOS 13 — Apple won’t support the latest version of the OS on those devices. Owners of the original iPad Air, iPad Mini2 and iPad Mini 3 will miss out on the swanky new iPadOS as well.

Source: Apple (1), (2)

All you need to control your Mac or iOS device is your voice


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Accessibility has become a popular avenue for tech companies lately, and today Apple revealed its latest push: Voice Control. With macOS Catalina and iOS 13, you’ll be able to control your devices completely with your voice. At WWDC, Apple showed that this can be used to do things like launch apps and select emoji. You can also ask it to simulate actions like a long press or access things typically done with swipe or gesture — like the app switcher. Most importantly, the company says your voice is processed on the device. Nothing is sent to, or stored by, Apple.

The new iPad Files app is actually useful for managing files


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Apple is making the iPad more powerful with the new iPadOS, and a lot of these fresh features are all about productivity. The Files app is getting a huge upgrade, complete with zip and unzip features, local storage, a new Column View, folder-sharing through iCloud Drive and support for SMB file sharing.

Plus, for the first time on iPad, plug in a thumb drive or pop in an SD card and read files directly from either. You’ll be able to import files directly into apps like Lightroom, as well.

Siri now sounds more like a human


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While Siri sounds decent most of the time, it still comes off as a little robotic. With iOS 13, however, Siri should sound a lot more human. At WWDC, Apple said it’s taken a “huge step forward” by incorporating a neural text-to-speech transmitter that makes Siri a lot more natural than before. It has a much more natural cadence, and better emphasis on certain words.

In a demo on stage, Apple showed that the Siri on iOS 12 sometimes hiccuped her way through complex sentences. The version on iOS 13, however, sounded a lot smoother, with much more streamlined transitions and sounded a little less robotic.

Last year, Siri Shortcuts debuted on iOS 12. With iOS 13, a new “My Shortcuts” space will make them much easier to find. Multi-step shortcuts will also apparently be easier to set up.

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