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iOS 13 Beta Reveals Changes to 2019 iPhones, Possible MacPro Launch Date Leaked

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This summer is starting to see more new features and changes within Apple’s iOS 13 beta testing stages. These changes are becoming more evident with the reveals from some of the beta testers. It appears from reports that at least two changes are being hinted at, with one of them being more useful and potentially impactful than the other. 

Every year, WWDC brings exciting new developments and announcements with Apple technology. A recent discovery might be telling that USB-C will potentially be used on the 2019 line of Apple phones. 

Photos posted of the latest iPhone with iOS 13 beta show the recovery mode screen with a white USB-C cable with a MacBook above it.  Apple appears to be in consideration of changing out the longtime Lightning port in exchange for a USB-C, which is growing in popularity due to it’s capabilities and convenience. 

Apple has already done so with the new 2018 iPad Pros and MacBooks; so this shouldn’t come as a surprise to consumers. Perhaps this means that Apple is intending to include this kind of cable as well as the 18W fast-charge USB-C adapter with the new 2019 phones. 

A feature that is not so new to Apple users, the 3D Touch, might be getting cut from future iPhones. These are only roumers as of late, but MacRumers are confident that Apple will take this feature away in this year’s lineup of phones. Any iPhone user since the 6S should be familiar with the pressure-sensitive feature that allows users to get more control options from pressing down harder on the screen.  The 3D Touch in the iPhone XR was replaced by a new Haptic Touch, which essentially just means that it’s a long-press of the screen with slight haptic vibrations. This will clear room for a larger LDC display. 

Aside from the iOS software beta reveals, Apple hasn’t stopped there. The company also might have leaked the Mac Pro launch date on the website. During the WWDC, they stated that the new MacPro and 6K displays would be available this fall with no specified date yet. By clicking the notify me link on Apple’s homepage, a prompt reads, “Coming in September.” 

Some largely followed sites like MacRumors and 9to5Mac posted this “leak” before Apple could fully correct this, and, of course, it spread across the interweb.

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New Shortcut for iPhones Will Automatically Record Police Encounters – “Siri, I am getting pulled over”

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New Shortcut for iPhones Will Automatically Record Police Encounters

Smart phones are becoming more useful than ever before. 2018 was a big year for Apple with new features that are helping consumers live a better life, and the future is looking even better with fresh new technology available for Apple’s smartphone users. A new feature that has Apple users buzzing is an app called Shortcuts. This app allows users to stitch several apps to create a chain that can be activated by pressing a button, or even Siri.

Robert Peterson of Arizona has developed a useful shortcut that will help save lives, and save money when it comes to the law. This one is called, Police, and it monitors encounters with police officers for you to have record of what happens.

Upon installing the shortcut and configuring it, all the user has to do is to say, “Hey Siri, I am getting pulled over.” The program will pause music, turn down the screen brightness, and activates the “do not disturb” mode. It will send a text to a selected contact, like a relative, significant other, or even a friend, to inform them that you’re being pulled over. The recording quickly begins by using the front-facing camera on the iPhone. When the recording stops, the file can be sent via email or text to the same, or different, contact and saved to Dropbox.

Peterson, the app’s developer, seems to believe that this could be a civilian equivalent to the police body cams. “It seemed to me that if you’re getting pulled over, it couldn’t hurt to have a recording of the incident,” Peterson states.

This shortcut is not only useful for helping people record their encounters with the men in blue, but it can also help in other potentially dangerous situations for individuals. For example, a female could use this shortcut to help them with a stalking issue with a nasty breakup between their significant other so they can quickly send their location to a family member if something happens.

The beauty of this useful app is that users can edit a previously designed shortcut to fit specific needs. You don’t need to be a programmer to create your own shortcut. If recording police encounters are top priority for using Shortcuts, the entire breakdown can be accessed within the Shortcuts app.

If you’re interested in making your own shortcuts, Petersen has some advice.

“The platform has a lot of potential, and if you read the Apple user guides and consult with others on forums, or just look at how other people’s shortcuts work and ‘reverse engineer’ them to your own needs, you can learn a lot quickly,” he said.

You can download the Police shortcut here. Make sure you have the Shortcuts app installed.

How to Keep your iPhone from Dying during the Winter

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iOS-12.1.4-Update – February 18th 2019

During the winter time the cold weather can drain your phone faster than you like. Recently you might have noticed that your phone has been asking you to update overnight. You have found yourself deliberating the decision, but know its probably best for your phone as you are experiencing issue’s with the prior update or really want to fix the bug with the facetime app. Currently from our research at Owl Repair- Iphone Repair Kennesaw people who have installed the iOs 12.1.4 update are experiencing unusual battery drain, issues with server exchange, or connectivity issues, data issues, touch id problems, face id problems, and issues with installed applications. Not all is bad though as there are plenty of people who have done the update, and are experiencing no issues. If you are experiencing connectivity issue’s, and your phone is saying “no service” after the update their is a possible fix to this software bug. Try turning off your cellular service off and back on. Go to settings and select the Cellular tab, and turn off and on LTE. If this does not solve your current issue please contact us, as we would be more than happy to help assist.

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