Resources discovered in iOS 10 suggest cellular data toggle possibly coming to Control Center

By Andrew O'Hara on Jun 18, 2016

iOS 10 has a lot going on. There are a lot of enhancements that we’ve covered so far, and many more we haven’t. New features aside, many people have been digging through iOS 10 beta in search for unannounced features, or upcoming devices.

Thanks to iOS developer Andrew Wiik, we have another idea of what might be coming in a future iOS 10 beta: the sought-after cellular data toggle in Control Center. Read More

 

BootScreenCustomization lets you colorize the boot screen to your liking for free

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 18, 2016

Each and every time you turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on, you get the boot up screen, which shows a mono-colored background and an Apple logo in the center with an opposing color.

Depending on whether your device has a black or white bezel, the colors of the boot up screen differ from the factory, but with jailbreaking, you can actually take control of the colors and configure them your own way.

BootScreenCustomization is a new jailbreak tweak that will let you do this, and we’ll show you how the tweak works in this review. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: managing app downloads in progress with 3D Touch

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2016

Pausing an in-progress App Store download has always been a cinch on iOS: you just tap the icon of the app being downloaded on your Home screen in order to pause the download, and then tap it again to resume it.

But cancelling the download is a trickier affair: you must tap the icon’s X sign in jiggle mode. The problem is, entering iOS’s signature jiggle mode often interferes with 3D Touch.

Thankfully, iOS 10 comes to the rescue with all-new 3D Touch shortcuts for managing downloads in progress. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: getting to Spotlight from any app, in an instant

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2016

Since installing iOS 10 Preview on my iPhone 6s I’ve been discovering these little gems that, in my personal opinion, will make this particular revision to Apple’s mobile OS the most worthwhile upgrade yet.

Aside from major new headlining features, it’s the little things that make our hearts sing. One of such subtle refinements is the ability to quickly get to Spotlight Search from any app. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: unsubscribe from mailing lists from the Mail app

By Andrew O'Hara on Jun 17, 2016

Lately, I feel like all I get is spam email. This is very frustrating and I’ve taken to using apps like Unroll.Me that make it easy to unsubscribe from the bevy of email lists I’ve somehow wound up on. That being said, it appears Apple has baked the ability to unsubscribe from mailing lists straight from the native Mail app in iOS 10. Read More

 

How to use your iPhone as a remote for the Keynote app on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 17, 2016

One of the nice luxury features that Apple includes with its premium Keynote presentation software is the ability to use the mobile app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a remote for giving presentations from Keynote on your Mac.

It’s a great tool for educators and students to use in the classroom, but such abilities also work great in various work environments unrelated to educational institutions, such as business meetings at work.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Apple’s mobile Keynote app as a remote for controlling a presentation from Keynote on your Mac. Read More

 

No, widgets haven’t been removed from iOS 10’s Notification Center

By Andrew O'Hara on Jun 16, 2016

Widgets are a big deal in iOS 10. In addition to having new capabilities such as increased support for 3D Touch and the ability to play—and even stream—video inline, they now have a dedicated side panel on the Lock screen. Now, some people have voiced concerns about widgets having been removed entirely from the Notification Center on iOS 10.

Luckily, that’s not entirely true. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: “Define” has become “Look Up,” now supports Siri-powered web suggestions

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

As a non-native English speaker, I rely on a Define feature which helps me pull up the definition for any selected word in Safari and other apps, as determined by iOS’s built-in Dictionary.

With iOS 10, Apple has rebranded this feature as Look Up and it’s not just a marketing gimmick: On iOS 10, Look Up’s greatly expanded scope now serves up any piece of Internet content that Siri Suggestions support. Read More

 

iOS 10: app sharing made simple with handy new 3D Touch shortcut

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

In the run-up to the WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple announced a major shake up in the App Store with several new features, among them an easier way to share third-party apps with friends and family using 3D Touch.

Now that iOS 10 Preview has released to Apple’s registered developers and we’ve had a chance to spend hands-on time with this feature, we’re pleased to report that it works precisely as advertised. Read More

 

The fine print of deleting stock apps on iOS 10

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

In an effort to address one of the longest standing customer pain points with iOS, Apple has officially confirmed that a bunch of first-party apps can be removed from iOS 10 devices. But as it turns out, deleting a stock app won’t do what you’d expect.

Apple execs Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi shed more light on the topic on Daring Fireball editor John Gruber’s podcast, “The Talk Show”.

They’ve confirmed that deleting a stock iOS 10 app only removes its icon from the Home screen and deletes user data associated with the app, leaving actual app binaries intact on your device. Here’s why this isn’t such a big deal as it might sound and how removing specific first-party Apple apps might affect iOS 10’s functionality. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: using 3D Touch to rename folders and seeing their notifications badge breakdown

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

iOS 10 makes extended use of 3D Touch-driven gestures on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For instance, you can 3D Touch the bottom row of icons in Control Center to set flashlight intensity, start the timer, go to your last calculation and jump directly into a Camera mode.

You can also clear all notifications with 3D Touch and now I’ve stumbled upon another handy 3D Touch shortcut on iOS 10: folder renaming and seeing apps inside a folder with missed notifications. Read More

 

Opinion: Dark Mode? Apple’s been testing dark interfaces on iOS for years now

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

My colleague Andrew first broke news yesterday that Dark Mode resources have been found within iOS 10’s Messages app. Now, Dark Mode was expected to make an official appearance in iOS 10, but the WWDC keynote came and went without any mention of this feature.

Now Mac Aficionados tweeted out screenshots depicting a dark interface in other iOS 10 stock apps, including an automatic dark mode in iBooks, in addition to the Clock app, Safari and the iTunes Store.

As it turns out, dark interfaces in these apps (sans Clock) have been present for years, indicating Apple’s been testing how users might accept a Dark Mode option on iOS. Read More

 

CloudClip: Universal Clipboard for your Mac right now

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016

Apple’s newly-announced macOS Sierra is set to release to the public this Fall as the company revealed at WWDC 2016 this week, and it includes a variety of improvements that will make using your Mac even better than ever.

One of those improvements is Universal Clipboard, which is a Continuity feature that lets you share your clipboard between your iOS device(s) and your Mac.

But what if we told you that you didn’t have to wait until the public release of macOS Sierra to enjoy a similar feature on your Mac? Read More

 

Hacker’s recently-teased browser-based jailbreak reportedly killed in iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 16, 2016

Only last month, well-known Italian iOS hacker and developer Luca Todesco teased a really nifty browser-based jailbreak that appeared to work on iOS 9.3.2.

Although the jailbreak would never be released to the public, Todesco says that Apple’s upcoming iOS 10 release closes an important exploit used in the jailbreak, which was shown off just last month. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: battery life suggestions

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

One of the useful little things Apple’s built into iOS 10 without even mentioning it during the WWDC keynote or in iOS 10 marketing materials is a brand new feature designed to suggest ways users can maximize their iPhone’s battery life. Branded as Battery Life Suggestions, it appears automatically when your battery is not connected to power or using Low Power Mode. Read More

 

iOS 10 preview: your new Lock screen with Raise to Wake, widgets, interactive notifications & more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

Having taken a closer look at a much improved Messages app, which delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, our preview of big new features in iOS 10 continues with a detailed overview of an all-new Lock screen. Wait, the Lock screen in iOS 10 warrants an article?

As you know, the Lock screen has remained virtually unchanged since the iPhone’s inception. With iOS 10, however, it’s  undergone some major improvements in the form of a refined look and feel, including vastly redesigned widgets, and new features such as interactive notifications, Raise to Wake and expanded use of 3D Touch shortcuts.

We think that many folks are going to appreciate how iOS 10 makes their device’s Lock and Home screens way more functional than before, so here’s a detailed walkthrough of all the goodies included in iOS 10’s freshened up Lock screen experience. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: clearing all notifications at once with a simple 3D Touch gesture

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

One of the longest-standing complaints about iOS has got to be its inexplicable lack of a Clear All button in the Notification Center that would permit users to clear out all of their missed alerts in one go rather than dismissing them one by one, like an animal.

Not anymore: iOS 10 makes expanded use of 3D Touch throughout the system, including making all missed notifications disappear with a single press. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: 3D Touch the flashlight toggle to choose an intensity

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

Apple originally introduced Control Center in iOS 7, which was their way of answering both the competition on multiple Android platforms and the jailbreak community in one fell swoop.

With iOS 10, which Apple announced at the WWDC 2016 Keynote this week, Apple has shown off some obvious changes to Control Center, including a modular paged navigation design and different color tones and styles.

Of course, aesthetic wasn’t the only change. Apple also made the flashlight toggle button from Control Center a whole lot more useful as well. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: keyboard has a new clicking sound

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

Aside from the headlining new features, including a revamped Lock screen, a vastly improved Messages, a lot smarter Maps and more, iOS 10 sports a bunch of refinements that make for a more pleasing experience overall.

One of those tidbits is an all-new tapping sound when using the stock keyboard on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here’s what it sounds like. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: “Slide to unlock” is gone, say hello to “Press home to unlock”

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

The iPhone’s familiar slide-to-unlock gesture was subjected to multiple lawsuits, but the feature itself has barely changed since the handset’s inception nearly a decade ago.

With iOS 10, however, Apple has made some plenty significant changes to the Lock screen while introducing a brand new way to get into your phone. Read More