Fresh from announcing more than a week ago that it was rolling out Google Lens to non-Pixel handsets, Google has now revealed (via a tweet) that it is now doing the same for the feature to iOS powered mobile devices.
One of Google’s artificial intelligence driven features, the Google Assistant, has now found its way to the iPad. With this latest development, Apple’s tablet offering officially now has a trio of other digital assistants on top of the tech giant’s own Siri feature. Those three are the aforementioned Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana (via the release of a version optimized for iPads last February), and Amazon’s Alexa (which happens to be the third most downloaded app among iPad users during last year’s holiday shopping season).
Earlier this week, Apple has deployed security updates for its operating systems, in order to deliver a fix for a message bug that causes mobile apps to shut down when trying to render a specific Indian symbol. This bug was discovered just a week ago, and it mostly affects iOS apps that can display characters, including popular services such as Facebook, Twitter, Messages, and even Instagram. What happened was that when an app tries to display a certain Indian character in the Telugu language, that app proceeds to crash and even become inaccessible by Apple users.
Apple has said this week that Meltdown and Spectre, the two newly discovered processor security vulnerabilities, can impact almost all of its devices, including iPhones, iPad tablets, and even Mac computers. But the tech giant is also taking the opportunity to point out that risk can be reduced significantly if Apple users make sure to download the newest software updates, which come with fixes for one of the flaws.
When Apple unveiled the iPhone X almost two months ago, many grew fascinated at one of the new features introduced in this year’s flagship device. Replacing Touch ID, Apple introduced a new facial recognition feature that promised to be as phenomenal or even better. Because of how the public took to this new feature, it is possible Apple would be carrying over facial recognition to its next generation devices.
Some owners of Apple’s iPhone devices are complaining lately of a weird bug on iOS that sometimes corrects the letter I into an emoji that features a question mark inside a box (often preceded by an exclamation mark, a letter A, and even a hashtag symbol). According to Emojipedia, the bug appears to be in the autocorrect software of iOS 11.1.
Apparently so, at least as predicted by noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The analyst recently sent a note to investors predicting that the innovative Face ID feature that debuted in this year’s new iPhone models (the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus) will soon be making its way to the iPad Pro, as well as on practically all high end Apple handsets by next year. It bears mentioning that upcoming new iPad models will likely launch in the second half of 2018.
Apple has now started rolling out the final version of iOS 11, the newest iteration of its iOS mobile operating system. As previously reported over the last few months, this version comes with new cool features, particularly for the iPad, as well as core functionalities for iPhone devices. iOS 11 is made available both by way of an over the air update in the Settings app, and as a wired update which Apple users can gain access to by plugging their iOS powered handset into iTunes. It goes without saying that a lot of mobile users will be trying to get their hands on the latest version of iOS.
Sales of Apple’s tablets were actually not bad during the second quarter of this year, but as good as the iPhone maker’s iPad Pro offering has been, many people are still not convinced that tablets can be as good as computers. But Apple is cooking up some real cool things in its upcoming iOS 11 mobile operating system, and the company is promising that new features will make iPad Pro more powerful than ever.
Apple has just rolled out the first public beta of iOS 11, the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system. As a public beta, it is now made available for free downloading by basically any iOS mobile user, with people not needing a developer account (which costs about a hundred bucks) to acquire it.
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