Apple releases iOS 12.3.1

Apple has released iOS 12.3.1, this update includes bug fixes for voice over LTE calls as well as iMessage filtering and reporting, as notes by 9to5Mac:

  1. Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  2. Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  3. Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

iOS 12.3.1 comes almost two weeks after the official release of 12.3.

Sync your contacts with all the major social media sites

Keeping your contacts up to date can be such a mammoth task. For a while iOS users were able to allow Facebook to sync with your so they could automatically be updated, however, not everyone is on Facebook and the company has proven to be so underhanded in the way that they deal with your private information Apple removed this access.

Android users can still sync with Facebook but this does not resolve the issue for those who are on other social media platforms instead of Facebook.

Thankfully there is another way to update your contacts not only with Facebook but Instagram, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn. Sync.Me searches your social media accounts and syncs their contact information with their account.

Users can opt-in for their offer a paid upgrade to give you extra features, however, the free service is good enough to do the job.

Sync.Me is available on both the iPhone and Android. The app does also offer to sync profile images as well however if you are running iOS I recommend Vignette by Casey Liss.

Apple releases iOS 12.4 beta 2

Today Apple released ios 12.4 beta 2 to registered developers just four days after releasing the first beta to.

The changes for this beta are minimal with the only changes are a Modem Firmware being updated from 1.05.03 – to 1.06.01 And changes to prepare iPhones and iPads for Apple Card, the new credit card coming from Apple later this summer.

 

We are expecting everything is are bug fixes, as Apple prepares to release the first iOS 13 bet on June 3rd 2019.

 

Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4 beta 1 and MacOS 10.14.6 to developers

Today Apple released ios 12.4 beta 1 to registered developers just two days after releasing ios 12.3 to the public. So far the changes are minimal with the only change noted is the Modem Firmware being updated from 1.05.03 – to 1.06.01. It is rumoured that 12.4 will eventually hold the software animations for the upcoming apple card in the summer.

Twitter user SteveMoser tweeted out “Here is the diff for iOS 12.4.0 beta 1. The main difference is a currently hidden app for iPad to setup Apple Card. It is a separate app from Apple Wallet () since Apple Wallet doesn’t exist on iPad.

Currently no other changes in any of the beta’s have revealed any major changes and so we can assume that most of the things are bug fixes, personally, we have had some issues with calls since the last two betas of iOS 12.3.

24 Hours with Google Fit

Yesterday we covered that Google had launched Google Fit for iOS less than a year after revamping Fit for Android. The release was an interesting move as the app include Apple a Health integration.

We tried out Google Fit for 24 hours and I honestly expected more from the application, there is no option for challenges with other Google Fit users nor is there any signs of achievement badges. This alone for me personally makes the app useless as I want the ability to challenge other Google Fit users regardless of how they track their fitness.

The app doesn’t really offer much except for options to integrate with other fitness apps which Apple heath already offers. Now I understand users are concerned with their privacy and Google and I like some of Google’s products however even I have to ask why would any iOS user feel the need to use Google Fit and trust Google with their health data. Google isn’t the worst company for Privacy with the like of Facebook but they certainly aren’t a trusty worth company for such personal data.

Apple releases iOS 12.2, 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 beta 6 for Developers

Apple has released the sixth iOS 12.2 developer beta just one week after releasing beta 5. Currently we have seen a change of AirPlay icon in Control Center, new Animoji characters including the new shark, owl, giraffe, and warthog options, Air Quality Index reading in Maps, icon change for the News app and Apple need in Canada, Safari warns about websites not supporting HTTPS and a big focus on supporting smart TVs that work with Apple’s Home app. There have been several smaller changes over the previous beta releases.

Apple has also released the sixth beta of WatchOS 5.2 beta 4. It is likely this is the last beta with the conference next week. Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple’s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.  We will update this article with any changes found.

Apple announces WWDC19 Event showcasing iOS 13

Yesterday Apple announced that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center. 

Apple will undoubtably showcase it’s iOS 13 to developers and rumours are that this will be a massive update for iPads and may even include true system wide dark mode for iPhones.

Apple won’t be announcing any new iPhones as this will be aimed at developers. Shortly after developers will be able to download the first beta for iOS 13 and from there we will start seeing its features made public.

Let us know what you would love to see introduced in iOS 13.

Apple releases iOS 12.2, 5.2, tvOS 12.2, and macOS 10.14.4 beta 5 for Developers

Apple has released the fifth iOS 12.2 developer beta, so far the previous beta’s have been under the hood fixes with software updates.

Currently we have seen a change of AirPlay icon in Control Center, new Animoji characters includuing the new shark, owl, giraffe, and warthog options, Air Quality Index reading in Maps, icon change for the News app and Apple need in Canada, Safari warns about websites not supporting HTTPS and a big focus on supporting smart TVs that work with Apple’s Home app. There have been several smaller changes over the previous beta releases.

Apple has also released the fifth beta of WatchOS 5.2. We will update this article with any changes found.

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime vulnerability

Apple has released a new iOS update to fix the FaceTime bug which allowed users to see and hear you before you answered the call.

Apple hasn’t stated when it is going to re-enable the Group FaceTime feature, however, it is likely that the feature will no longer be enabled of iOS versions lower than iOS 12.1.4.

Here are the release notes for the update:

iOS 12.1.4 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 Developer Beta 3 and watchOS 5.1.3 Beta 3

Apple has released the third iOS 12.1.3 developer beta, since apple missed the deadline for Airpower I’m sure there will be a few people digging through the code for any hints on it. So far the previous beta’s have been under the hood fixes. Apple has also released the third beta of WatchOS 5.1.3. We will update this article with any changes found.

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