Tag Archives: iOS

Apple removes its iCloud Activation Lock checker off of iCloud.com

For an unexplained reason, Apple has removed its iCloud Activation lock checker off of its iCloud web page. The tool used to exist on iCloud.com/activationlock but now redirects to a 404 page. The utility allowed you to type in an IMEI or serial number of an iOS device to figure out if it was Activation Locked. This was especially useful for anyone who…

Apple adds one new TV provider to its Single-Sign On feature

Today Apple has added an additional TV provider for its Single Sign-On feature available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV running iOS 10 or tvOS 10. Cable ONE joins ten other providers that let customers authenticate their premium video content applications by signing in once in the Settings app. Here’s the full list: Cable ONE CenturyLink Prism…

Apple Single Sign-On feature now supports Disney and ABC

Yesterday, Apple introduced Single Sign-On, a new feature that was announced back in WWDC. During its launch, it highlighted the apps and cable companies the new feature supported. Earlier today, it’s being reported that Apple has added support for two more apps other than the ones it had already announced. Starting today, you can now automatically…

Over 50 new emojis just approved by Unicode 10, should be on iOS soon

With the latest iOS 10.2 beta, Apple is adding support for the Unicode 9 emojis. Now, the Unicode Consortium has approved another 51 emojis as part of the Unicode 10 release. The new emojis are based on requests from third-parties over the past year (via Emojipedia). Here’s a preview of the list, which includes a total of 36 new face emojis:…

Opinion: The lack of Apple software quality on iOS

Ever since iOS 7 there has been a major issue in the system, yet nobody is really addressing the issue. Maybe it’s because it’s not a large enough issue, or maybe these so-called “tech reviewers” don’t perceive the issue. In either case, there hasn’t been much coverage on the issue and I’d like to give it some exposure. Frame drops. Last…