Category archives for: iPad Software

iOS 11.2.6 Addresses Character-Based Messaging Bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 to resolve several bugs. Primarily, the minor update tackles an issue where using certain characters could cause apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp to crash. The update also patches a problem where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories. The iOS 11.2.6 is free to download over the […]

Apple Prepping Fix for Message Bug that Crashes Devices

Apple says it has a patch in the works that will counter a bug causing iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and even Macs to crash. The bug occurs when people receive a message with certain Indian language characters in apps including iMessage, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. According to The Verge, Apple will push the patch “soon.” This […]

VideoLAN Releases VLC Media Player Version 3.0

  VideoLAN has updated its open-source VLC media player to version 3.0 with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content. Other additions include support for 360-degree video and 3D sound playback, HDMI passthrough, HDR […]

Chrome 68 Will Label All Unencrypted HTTP Websites As ‘Not Secure’

Starting with the Chrome 68 browser. Chrome 68 will label all HTTP sites as “not secure” when it is released in July. Google is quick to point out that the move to HTTPS has been happening at a rapid pace over the past few years and provided the following statistics: Over 68% of Chrome traffic […]

Google Drive Update Makes It Easier to Comment on Microsoft Office Files

Google has improved Google Drive’s compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Drive users can now comment directly on more file types, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, and images without first converting them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides. The commenting system for Office documents functions much the same as it already does for Google Docs. Google explained […]

Unicode 11 Will Sport Swappable Hair Styles and Female Heroes

The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0. With the core characters set, operating system developers and device makers can adopt the base code ahead of their own […]

Google Is Adding Support to Stop Ads from Following You Around the Web

Google said it is rolling out new controls for managing advertisements that appear in apps and on mobile web sites. The change will allow people to use the ad preferences settings to put the kibosh on reminder ads that often show up after user’s search for specific products. Google says the tool is first reaching the […]

iOS 11.2.5 Is Out – Adds HomePod Support

Apple has made iOS 11.2.5 available to iPhones and iPads. The update primarily adds support for Apple’s forthcoming HomePod speaker. It also makes it possible for iPhone and iPad owners to ask Siri to read the day’s news. The news feature is initially only available in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. iOS 11.2.5 also fixes […]

Chrome Will Support HDR Video Playback

Google has provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video. The browser handles picture-in-picture playback on Android, and improved […]

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 Updated to Mitigate Spectre Vulnerabilities

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 in order to patch several significant security problems. Specifically, iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of the Spectre vulnerability discovered earlier this month. Apple recommends all iPhone and iPad owners install the update as soon as possible. Apple issued a similar update to its […]

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