Apple is said to be “making a significant change” to NFC, or near-field communication in iOS 12. In doing so, the wireless protocol, first introduced with the iPhone 6, could move beyond Apple Pay payments.
The future of Mac could look like iOS. That’s the findings of a new report that examines Apple’s new Star project, which is said to be in the prototype stage. If details of this project come to fruition, it could change the very definition of what most of us think of as a computer as we head into the next decade.
This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features an app for making your social media stories bump, a minimal calendar/todo app, and an app to help you clear on the clutter in your Camera Roll. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
iDB’s Daily Deals post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.
Apple Calendar birthdays can be configured for anyone with a birthday entry. Birthdays show up on your calendar along with friends’ age and timely notifications. Here’s how to set up and use this cool feature in the Calendar app for iPhone, iPad, Mac and iCloud.com.
Twitter is testing a new Data Saver toggle to let mobile users reduce data usage on cellular connections. If you’re on a metered plan, this feature may prevent you from going over your monthly data cap and incurring unwanted charges.
Apple has introduced free one-month trials for its paid iCloud storage plans. By taking advantage of the promotion, you can let iCloud backup all of your iOS devices without worrying about hitting a storage limit.
Valve’s app for streaming Steam titles from your gaming rig to iOS and tvOS devices has hit some roadblocks over the in-app purchase business model. Valve has disabled purchasing in the app in the hope that Apple would reconsider its stance down the road.
IFTTT is convenient app that lets you automate simple to complex tasks. So, why not let it help you find and track the apps or games you want? Here’s how to make your app shopping easy with IFTTT Applets for the App Store.