You might need your HomePod’s serial number when you register the product or seek help from Apple Support. You can also easily see the version of the software HomePod is currently running, which might be useful before deciding whether to install a new firmware for the smart speaker.
Apple’s annual software upgrades this fall will offer users plenty of new capabilities, including a revamped Stocks app for iPhone even though the company will push back some features that aren’t as polished to the following year.
If you have been impressed with the initial version of ARKit, iOS 11’s augmented reality framework, then you’re going to love enhanced augmented reality gaming features afforded by iOS 12 with the rumored multiplayer support for ARKit.
Among other planned enhancements, iOS 12 code-named “Peace” will reportedly integrate the Siri smart assistant more deeply into the iPhone’s search view in an effort to bring Siri intelligence to more places.
iOS 13 won’t be coming before the fall of 2019, but didn’t stop Bloomberg from learning about a feature that will make it possible to run several windows in one app and tap between them just like tabs in your favorite web browser.
BioLockout is a simple Activator add-on that lets you toggle biometric authentication on or off on demand. Once configured, invoking the gesture renders your device’s Touch ID or Face ID authentication useless for the time being.