• Apple's system to tell on creepy apps just arrived in beta

    1 month ago - By The Verge

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    Apple's App Privacy Report, announced at WWDC 2021, has made its way onto iPhones with the first release of the iOS 15.2 beta, according to MacRumors. The new screen in Settings gives users an overview of what information their apps have access to and what they're sharing.
    According to Apple's WWDC announcement , the feature will show you what permissions apps have and how often they accessed them over the past week (for example, it could show that your weather app accesses your location every hour). The report will also show you which other web domains the app contacted and...
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  • How to use SharePlay to share your FaceTime screen

    How to use SharePlay to share your FaceTime screen

    1 month ago - By The Verge

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    One of the new features that iOS 15 has promised to offer is the ability to share your iPhone and iPad screen during FaceTime sessions so that you can enjoy films, music, and other media along with friends and family. While this new feature, called SharePlay, did not ship with the first version of iOS 15, it has been included in iOS 15.1 and can now be enjoyed - to a limited extent.
    Currently, you can share content from Apple TV and Apple Music - assuming both of you are subscribers - and a few other apps. I had no problem sharing a YouTube video, for example; other apps that...
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  • Apple starts rolling out iOS 15.2 beta for developers

    Apple starts rolling out iOS 15.2 beta for developers

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    With iOS 15.1 now available globally, Apple has started rolling out the first beta of iOS 15.2 to developers for testing.
    Update 15.2 aims to add features that Apple promised with the initial release of iOS 15 but were left out, including "App Privacy Reports."
    The reports tab, according to 9to5mac, was available with older versions of the operating system. However, it didn't contain any information. Now, developers testing iOS 15.2 say the tab shows information regarding the data accessed by applications on your device, including third-party and Apple applications. The data tracked can be...
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  • Apple lets devs promote in-app events on the App Store

    Apple lets devs promote in-app events on the App Store

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    As promised at WWDC earlier this year, Apple today will start letting developers highlight their in-app events on the App Store. You'll need iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to see the event listings, and they work as you'd expect, allowing you to see seasonal competitions, livestreams and more. It's a pretty straightforward feature, but it's the sort of thing that could encourage more people to install and use their apps. Hopefully, developers won't rely on it as a spammy way to rack up engagement. Many mobile gamers would love to know when they can log on for special item drops, for example. And if...
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  • IOS 15.2: Beta 1 is now available, here's how to get it

    1 month ago - By Macworld

    It's common for Apple to start beta-testing a new version of iOS just a day or two after the previous version is released. And sure enough, iOS 15.2 began its beta test period just a day after iOS 15.1 was released on October 25, 2021.
    As is typical of these releases, it is first available only to registered developers. The public beta typically follows within a day.
    New features in iOS 15.2
    We don't have details yet on what user-facing changes are to be found in iOS 15.2, but we will update this story when we learn more. We're expecting Apple to add a bunch of new emojis in the coming...
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