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Apple releases iOS 15.3 beta 2 to registered developers

Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 15.3 to registered developers. This comes after the release of iOS 15.2.1 to the public earlier today. This second beta build of the upcoming iOS release is now available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update if you have the beta profile installed on your iPhone. We...

Anthem is an iOS app that TikTokifies your Spotify experience

In our ever-evolving digital world, everyone wants to become a TikTok. What's a TikTok? It's an endless, vertical stream of brief content that you find yourself absorbed into. Instagram copied it, YouTube did, Snapchat as well -- heck, even Twitter followed suit. There's a certain appeal to this format, especially amongst the younger generations. You...

Twitter is testing a new search bar in the Home tab with select iOS users

Twitter continuously works on introducing new features and tweaking existing ones. Last month, the company started testing a TikTok-style Explore tab. And few days ago, it rolled out a "Quote Tweet with reaction" option to select users. The latest beta test by Twitter is a new search bar in the Home tab of its iOS...

You can no longer book an Uber ride from your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great device that the company keeps on improving with every new release. What once used to be a very limited wrist accessory is slowly becoming more capable and independent. The cellular models of this wearable make it even more powerful. They allow you to call, text, stream online music, and...

Apple will allow developers in South Korea to implement alternative payment systems

Apple and Google have been criticized -- and even sued -- for banning developers from implementing their own payment systems in apps. The two companies are notorious for charging developers high commission fees for each in-app purchase (IAP) a user makes. Last year, South Korea passed a law that forces the two tech giants to...

The upcoming iPhone SE 3rd Gen could be revealed as soon as this Spring

Apple first revealed an iPhone SE model back in March 2016. The phone features the familiar iPhone 5S design and was aimed at people looking for an affordable device. Four years later, the company released the iPhone SE 2nd Gen -- which has an iPhone 8 exterior and remains one of the best iPhones to...

Apple’s HomeKit can be abused to reboot iPhones endlessly

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control and automate their compatible smart home appliances, and thanks to iCloud sync, changes made on one Apple device are automatically reflected on the rest. However, a newly discovered HomeKit vulnerability can cause iPhones to reboot endlessly. This issue affects a wide range of iOS versions, including the latest stable...

Want to ditch Google services? Apple’s ecosystem is almost the perfect replacement

Apple markets its products and services as privacy-focused ones. When you buy a device from the company and use the included software, you're assured that your data isn't getting sold to third parties. Google, on the other hand, makes most of its revenue from advertising. And what pays more than a regular advertisement is a targeted...

XDA Basics: How to change the default search engine on Safari for iOS

When users type a search term in Safari for iOS, the app displays Google Search results. That's because the company pays Apple billions (!) of dollars every year to be the default search engine on Apple products. However, your iPhone doesn't restrict you from changing it to a different one. There are plenty of reasons...

How to make your iPhone read articles out loud with a single swipe

Apple never disappoints when it comes to accessibility features on its operating systems. For example, you can use a Mac with just your voice and control your Apple Watch by clenching and pinching. One of the underrated features on the iPhone is screen reading. iOS can read text out loud for when you're driving, working...

How to generate a QR code on your iPhone while it’s offline

QR codes are an easy way to share a phone number, URL, and lots of other data types. You can post the code anywhere -- online or through printing it -- and people will get quick access to the included data when they scan it. By default, iPhones are capable of detecting QR codes without installing...

How to measure your heart rate on an iPhone without a smartwatch

Apple Watches are famous for their fitness tracking and other non-health-related features. However, not everyone can justify or afford buying one. One of the prominent features on this smartwatch is the ability to measure your heart rate. This allows you to view a live graph reflecting your current BPM on the small screen. It additionally...