PopMuse: Phones http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Ring's next-gen Alarm Security Kit is a cheap, reliable DIY system - CNET https://www.cnet.com/reviews/ring-alarm-security-kit-2020-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/reviews/ring-alarm-security-kit-2020-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:42:00 UTC Megan Wollerton at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews The new Ring Alarm Security Kit is virtually identically to the original, but I'm OK with that. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Unlocking Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask Gets Easier Thanks to New iOS Update http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/hu_u1A86EDk/face-id-fix-new-ios-update-makes-unlocking-your-iphone-while-wearing-mask-easier http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/hu_u1A86EDk/face-id-fix-new-ios-update-makes-unlocking-your-iphone-while-wearing-mask-easier Wed, 03 Jun 2020 18:45:41 UTC Leanne Hays at iPhone Life articles by all authors about iPhone and iPad If you haven't downloaded iOS 13.5,�there's a feature�that will make unlocking your iPhone while�wearing a mask�a little faster. Apple has rolled out a small�but helpful improvement�for the age of Covid-19, and if your iPhone has Face ID, it will save you time. Now, if your iPhone detects that you're wearing a face mask when you attempt to unlock your iPhone,�it will immediately give you the option to go to the Passcode screen rather than rquiring you to wait while it tries to identify your face. We've already gone over how to add another�person to your iPhone's Face ID and how to turn on iPhone Face ID for apps. Now, let's learn about the new Face ID update that makes it easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask. Related:�Coronavirus Prevention: How to Clean & Sanitize Your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods & Apple TV Remote To use this tip, you'll need to update your iPhone's software. If you've forgotten how, we have a tip on how to update iPhone software. Once your update is complete, the first time you unlock your iPhone you will be required to enter your passcode to enable Face ID. Going forward, to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask:� Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone's Lock screen. Your phone will give you the option to Swipe up for Face ID or Enter Passcode. Enter your passcode�now. For more tutorials on how to use your Apple devices, subscribe to our free Tip of the Day.� Top image credit: Twinsterphoto /�Shutterstock.com Topics:�How-ToMaster your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Best iPhones in 2020: iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE, iPhone XR, and more https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-iphones/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-iphones/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:36:00 UTC ZDNet | cell-phones RSS New Apple iPhones are traditionally launched once a year, but sometimes another model sneaks in as we saw with the 2020 iPhone SE. There are four recent models and a few other last-generation models that are worth considering in 2020. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 2020 Aston Martin Vantage review: Best when loud - Roadshow https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-aston-martin-vantage-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-aston-martin-vantage-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:00:02 UTC Tim Stevens at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews Aston's second entry into its rebirth is a likeable, personable thing that struggles only when it's trying to play nice. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to Remove Memoji Stickers from the Emoji Keyboard http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/Ie97aId-O4c/how-to-remove-memoji-keyboard-stickers http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/Ie97aId-O4c/how-to-remove-memoji-keyboard-stickers Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:00:00 UTC Tamlin Day at iPhone Life articles by all authors about iPhone and iPad People are asking, “How do I remove Memoji keyboard stickers from my emoji keyboard?” You might have been annoyed to find that your Frequently Used emojis are preceded by a bunch of�Memoji stickers that you never actually use. Luckily, there’s a hidden setting you can adjust to remove Memoji stickers from the emoji keyboard. Let’s dive in with how to get rid of Memoji stickers on the emoji keyboard so that you can once more find your favorite face-palm emoji. � Related:�How to Make Your Own Memoji on the iPhone How to Remove Memoji�Stickers from the Emoji Keyboard Open Settings. Select General. Scroll down and tap Keyboard. � Scroll down and toggle off Memoji Stickers. And that’s it! Now, when you open your emoji keyboard, you'll see your favorite emojis instead of unused Memoji stickers. For more great messaging tips, like how to react to texts with Memoji stickers, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Topics:�How-ToTip of the DayKeyboardMessagesMaster your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ iOS 14: All the Rumors about Apple’s Latest Operating System http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/5crO-h7pZmY/ios-14-all-rumors-about-apples-latest-operating-system http://feeds.smartphonemag.com/~r/PhoneLife_Blogs/~3/5crO-h7pZmY/ios-14-all-rumors-about-apples-latest-operating-system Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:30:05 UTC Leanne Hays at iPhone Life articles by all authors about iPhone and iPad Apple announced the first version of iOS, Apple's operating system for the iPhone,�iPod Touch�(and formerly the iPad), back�in January�2007, and at iPhone Life magazine we've been covering everything iOS related for almost as long. Starting with iOS 5, Apple has�announced a new version of iOS each year at the�World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC)�and this year's virtual developers conference�should be no exception when it comes to Apple's software announcements and our coverage of it.�Don't want to wait until the big Apple keynote to find out what to expect from iOS 14? In this rumor roundup, we've got everything you should know about this year's new iOS, including expected�release dates, compatibility, the possibility of 5G for the new iPhones, new apps, and improvements to classic, native apps. So read on. Related:�WWDC 2020 Apple Keynote: When & How to Watch the Next Apple Event When Is the Next iOS Update Coming? The first global, all-online WWDC�is happening on June 22. The start time for the event hasn't been announced yet, but we'll post an update here once it is. The beta version of the iPhone operating system is usually available to developers after the conference, followed by a beta release to the public, and, finally, the official public release of the new iOS in the fall, when the new iPhones are announced.� There's no way to know for sure which improvements and features Apple may include in the newest operating system, but here are some rumors and best guesses we've collected. iOS 14 Compatibility We're expecting that iOS 14 will be compatible with the same devices that can run iOS 13. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone X iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus iPhone SE iPod Touch (7th generation) Performance Improvements Besides offering cool new features, each new iOS�brings security updates, and�performance improvements that, hopefully, eliminate bugs present in previous operating systems. Sometimes, though, a new iOS can create issues. For example, many iPhone owners were dismayed to notice rapid battery drain after installing iOS 13, though this failing did improve with iOS 13.1 and beyond.�� So, what changes are we hoping and expecting to see this time around? 5G Support Apple customers have been waiting for 5G capability to come to the iPhone; it's the most-anticipated feature of the 2020 line! What is 5G?�5G is the fifth-generation mobile network, and is slated to be the most reliable and high-capacity network to date, providing�the best peak data speeds yet, and the ability to seamlessly connect multiple devices. One of the key features of 5G is its ultra-low latency, which will allow nearly real-time communication between not only mobile devices, but also other smart devices like factory tools, self-driving cars, and surgical robots. Will this be the year that 5G support is included in the new operating system? The upcoming iPhone 12 line may be the first�to have�5G capabilities, and it will require a combination of hardware and software support (which means users with older iPhones will not get to enjoy the benefits of 5G). The iOS 14 reveal will let us know if the software component to that equation is in place.� Widgets on the Home Screen, Plus Easier App Management Most people have dozens, if not hundreds, of apps on their iPhones, and it can take a while to find a particular app just from its icon. 9to5Mac found a bit of leaked code that indicates this problem may resolve with iOS 14. Apparently, Apple has been toying with the idea of offering a�list of installed apps�with different sorting options on the iPhone's Home screen, or a new screen, similar to that on�the Apple Watch. To make this feature even more convenient, Siri will offer smart suggestions for apps based on location and�time of day. 9to5Mac reports that dynamic widgets are finally coming to the Home screen. iPhone users will be able to move the widgets around the screen, just like apps. This feature might not be quite ready�this software upgrade, so expect it for iOS 15 if it's not introduced this year.�� New iPhone Wallpaper Options 9to5Mac has found code indicating iOS14 will organize wallpaper into defined categories, so they're easier to browse through. Twitter user�DongleBookPro�reports that iPhone users will be able to add their own photos to�wallpaper collections, and choose between a flat, blurry,�dark, or color gradient version of each wallpaper for their Home screen.� Image credit: DongleBookPro Third-party wallpapers may also become available, right through the Settings app. Lastly, wallpapers are coming to CarPlay at last, and will automatically switch between Light and Dark modes, just as with the iPhone and iPad. Expect Upgrades to Maps, Messages, HomeKit & More Apple Maps The native Maps app is going to give us more information about Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP) once iOS 14 rolls out. Details will include the availability of Genius Bar services, including�hardware repair, and whether or not stores offer trade-in credit. Our in-office wish list includes the hope that Maps will provide more�details in the "Near Me" search results, but that isn't looking likely at this time.�� Sample Apps Before You Buy A rumored feature called Clips will enable users to scan a QR code and�sample content from third-party apps prior to installation. This way, rather than relying on App Store descriptions or reviews,��prospective buyers can test portions of apps and decide to purchase, or not, based on their own experience. HomeKit Security & Lighting Improvements Currently, HomeKit lighting can change color temperature using manual or scheduled controls.�9to5Mac reports that, with iOS 14, HomeKit lighting will gradually and automatically shift from cooler daytime colors to warmer light�in the evening hours.� HomeKit security cameras gain new capabilities with the new operating�system, as well. The software upgrade will enable smart cameras to detect people and use facial recognition to identify them. This will allow�individual-based Notifications as family members enter and leave the home.� Messages App: Mark Messages as Unread, More MacRumors reports that Apple is planning several convenient, new Messages features. The first of these is the ability to tag group chat members with an @ symbol. This would solve the perennial issue of overwhelming group message notifications, as users should be able to hide alerts except when they're tagged. Another potential change�we'll all appreciate:�retractable iMessages. We've all texted something we wish we could take back, and now, MacRumors reports that�we may be able to. The downside is that both parties will see when an iMessage has been erased, and the option may only be available for a short time after each message is sent.� Also on the horizon, typing indicators for group Messages, and the option to mark the last message in a text thread as Unread, even after you've opened it.�We've always been able to do this�in the Mail app, and�it's a great way to mark a message unread, so you remember to go back to it.� A few more Messages updates from our wish list:�better-organized emojis and cross-platform emoji support for Android and iPhone. Currently, iPhone owners�can send�emojis�to each other that may not translate to Android phones, instead showing up as a question mark in a box. Can�iOS 14 fix this issue? Caption Images in the Photos App Here's one from our wish list. The Photos app is already helpful for organizing pictures, what with the ability to�make photo albums,�slideshows, and more. What would be really helpful, though, is the ability to name and caption individual photos, so that all the details surrounding each picture can be recorded.� Rumored New iPhone Apps Fitness Tracking App Apple has a native app�for just about every need, and it looks like the tech giant is about to check one more box. MacRumors revealed that a�workout app, which will be called Fit or Fitness, is included in iOS 14. The new app is expected to work with�the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Fitness�is rumored to offer�workout videos that include stretches, running, strength training, cycling, yoga, and more. The Apple Watch will track�workouts, as usual, and the data will be shown on paired Apple devices and logged in the Activity app as before.� Augmented Reality (AR) App 2017 marked the introduction of Apple's augmented reality developer's platform, ARKit. AR efforts aren't limited to outside developers, though. 9to5Mac has a source that claims Apple is unveiling a new augmented reality app with iOS 14. The app is designed to give iPhone users more information about their environment via�tags similar to QR codes. Customers at places�like Starbucks and the Apple Store�will be able to use the app to learn more about products, features, and prices.� What's on Your iOS 14 Wish List? What improvements are you hoping to see from Apple's new operating system? Have you heard or read about any rumors I missed? Let me know in the comments. For more ideas and information about using your Apple devices, check out our free Tip of the Day.� Topics:�Apple EventNewsWWDCMaster your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ HBO Max review: 10,000 hours of great TV and movies but still incomplete - CNET https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hbo-max-10000-hours-great-streaming-tv-movies-but-still-incomplete-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hbo-max-10000-hours-great-streaming-tv-movies-but-still-incomplete-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Mon, 01 Jun 2020 15:00:00 UTC Alison DeNisco Rayome at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews The lack of Roku and Amazon Fire TV apps, 4K HDR and big-name originals keeps Max a step behind Netflix and Disney Plus. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Review: Moto G Stylus looks too good to cost just $300 - CNET https://www.cnet.com/reviews/moto-g-stylus-looks-too-good-cost-300-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/reviews/moto-g-stylus-looks-too-good-cost-300-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:20:00 UTC Patrick Holland at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews Stylus lovers, you now have another option for your note-taking and doodling needs. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 review: Likable but not lovable - CNET https://www.cnet.com/reviews/microsoft-surface-book-3-15-inch-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/reviews/microsoft-surface-book-3-15-inch-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:00:00 UTC Lori Grunin at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews The multitalented Surface Book needs to change more to keep up with the competition. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe review: Absurd, but like, in a good way - Roadshow https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-porsche-cayenne-turbo-s-e-hybrid-coupe-awd-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-porsche-cayenne-turbo-s-e-hybrid-coupe-awd-review/#ftag=CADe9e329a Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:00:00 UTC Steven Ewing at CNET Reviews - Most Recent Reviews Porsche's range-topping Cayenne Coupe is a bright orange ode to excess. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/