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iPad & iPhone User 141

iPad & iPhone User is the only digital magazine you need to the world of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Subscribe to iPad & iPhone User and get more out of your Apple device with our step-by-step tutorials, straight forward buying advice and expert reviews of the latest apps, games and accessories.. Each issue is packed with step-by-step tutorials and features on how to get the most from your apps and services like iCloud, iTunes Match, iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, Pages and Keynote, as well as all the latest apps. Anyone from a complete iPad and iPhone beginner to hardcore power users will learn more about their beloved Apple device.

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4 min.
apple issues group facetime bug mea culpa

You might want turn off FaceTime right this second. There’s a nasty new bug in iOS 12 that lets FaceTime callers hear sound from the recipient’s microphone even if they haven’t picked up. It works by exploiting a bug with Apple’s newish Group FaceTime feature introduced in iOS 12.1, but fortunately Apple says a fix is already in the works. In a media statement quickly after the story began spreading, Apple acknowledged the existence of the bug: “We’re aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.” About an hour later, Apple disabled Group FaceTime altogether. Word of the bug started spreading on social media late January, but there’s evidence that users may have already informed Apple about it…

4 min.
apple’s fight with facebook escalates following reports of data-collecting ios app

It seems that Apple has had it up to here with Facebook. Following a recent report by TechCrunch that the social media giant had circumvented the App Store to distribute a ‘Research’ app to users, Apple has revoked a developer licence from Facebook, effectively shutting down any iOS apps that haven’t already been approved for the App Store. While the move won’t have an effect on your ability to post and message your friends using your iPhone, Facebook employees will certainly feel the repercussions. Without the developer certificate, Facebook’s internal iOS apps, which likely include beta versions of its consumer apps as well as company-specific resources, will no longer work. Apple hasn’t indicated whether this is a temporary ban or how it will monitor Facebook’s activities in the future, but it…

2 min.
reports claim apple planning a subscription service for video games

Apple and gaming might seem like an oxymoron to some (especially to serious gamers), but a new report says the iPhone maker is hoping to change that in a big way. According to Cheddar, Apple is planning to launch a subscription service for games and may partner with third-party developers as a video game publisher. The report Is light on specifics, but a Netflixstyle premium subscription service for games would represent a major move by Apple to expand its gaming cred beyond the App Store. Presumably an Apple-branded gaming service would require an Apple TV, but Apple could also simply charge a flat fee for access to iOS App Store games, cutting out the middle-men for things like in-app purchases and updates. Cheddar also suggests that Apple is exploring the distribution of…

4 min.
apple’s 2019 event calendar

Apple doesn’t often participate in big industry-wide events such as CES or E3. The most valuable company in the world holds its own events, thank you very much. Several times a year, Apple invites the press and industry professionals out to a theatre to hear all about its latest products and services. Apple calls these ‘Special Events’, and streams them online to its millions of fans. There’s also WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, a multi-day event in the middle of the year focused on sessions for developers, helping them make the most out of the latest Apple tools and products. It kicks off with a big keynote that serves to announce new products (typically the latest versions of iOS and macOS, as well as a few hardware products). Apple usually announces the…

2 min.
ios 13 rumours

Like clockwork, Apple releases a major revision of iOS every year. The company formally unveils the new operating system for iPhone and iPad at WWDC in June, followed by a beta testing period and then a final release in the autumn (typically in September, just before the new iPhones hit the shelves). One never really knows exactly what new features and design changes Apple will bring until the company gets on stage at WWDC, but the rumour mill churns early and often. After all, iOS is one of the widest-used and most influential consumer operating systems in the world. We have our own wish list of iOS 13 features, but we’ve also collected all the rumours about iOS 13 here. Dark Mode Easily the top requested feature among Apple fans online, Dark Mode…

5 min.
iphone 2019 rumours

What’s in store for the new iPhone in 2019? We won’t officially know until the autumn (most likely in September), but until then, you can bet that the rumour mill will be fully operational. Here we keep track of what’s being rumoured as new features of the 2019 iPhones, and we’ll provide some analysis and whether or not a rumour seems feasible. Three-camera system The rear three-camera 2019 iPhone rumour continues, this time with a report by Bloomberg. It says that Apple is currently testing iPhones with a rear three-camera system that will be found on larger iPhone models. The third camera will allow a larger field of view, a wider range of zoom, and the ability to capture more pixels. Apple is also working on a new version of Live Photos…