Posts tagged as: iOS

Signal Adding Face-Blur Tool For Photos

Signal is adding a new tool that lets users blur faces in photos before sharing them. When activated, it automatically detects faces and blurs them. It also lets you manually blur any part of the photo, to cover faces the automatic tool may have missed, or mask other identifying information. This adds to the privacy […]

iOS 13.5 Will Be Able To Automatically Share Medical Info With 911

Apple has added a new feature to iOS that can electronically share your “Medical ID” data with emergency dispatchers when you call 911. Apple’s Health app already lets you input medical info such as blood type, allergies, medical conditions, and emergency contacts. Users can opt to make this information available on an iPhone’s lock screen […]

Apple Adding COVID-19 Test Sites To Its Maps App

Apple is collecting information on COVID-19 testing locations to add to its Maps app. Apple is collecting information such as testing hours, whether a referral or appointment is required, and location type, such as drive-through.

Google Maps Update Makes Finding Delivery And Takeout Easier

Google has updated its Maps app with prominent filter options for restaurants offering Delivery and Takeout, to help people find and support local businesses during the pandemic. The feature is available in the Maps app for both Android and iOS

Co-Watching Comes To Instagram

Instagram has just launched Co-Watching – a new feature that “allows you to view Instagram posts together with your friends over video chat. You can start a video chat by tapping the video chat icon in the Direct inbox or in an existing Direct thread, then view saved, liked and suggested photos/videos by tapping the […]

TikTok Adding Parental Controls

TikTok is rolling out a new feature called Family Safety Mode, which lets parents set limits on their children’s TikTok accounts. Parents will need to install TikTok and link their account to their child’s. The app will then let parents set screen time limits, restrict the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for […]

Sprint Debuts WatchMeGo Watch for Kids

Sprint today announced WatchMeGo, a new watch device for kids that offers two-way communication and location tracking. The watch offers GPS, two-way voice messaging, and can receive text messages from parents. The companion app for parents (available for both Android and iOS) lets them see their child’s location and set up geo-fenced “safety zones” so they’re notified […]

Google Maps Turns 15 And Now Sports A Tabbed Interface

Google has updated its Maps app for iOS and Android with a new tab bar. The standard default view is now the “Explore” tab. A new “Commute” tab lets you specify your daily commute route and receive real-time traffic updates, travel times, and suggestions for alternative routes. It works for both driving and public transit. A “Saved” […]

Apple Launches Mobile Version Of iCloud Apps – Still lacking Many Features

Apple’s iCloud.com web site is now available in a mobile-friendly version with access to four iCloud services: Notes, Photos, Reminders, and Find iPhone. It appears it is designed to work in both Apple an Android mobile web browsers, key features — such as editing notes and uploading photos — are not currently working in Google’s Chrome browser on […]

Facebook’s Messenger Kids App Expands Parental Controls

Facebook today launched a major update to Messenger Kids, its messaging app designed for kids 13 and under. W The original app simply gave parents control over who their kids could chat with, the new Parent Dashboard lets parents monitor everything except the text of messages themselves. Parents can now view a log of all […]

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