Have you ever woken up to your iPhone or iPad alerting you to the fact that „You Have a New Memory“ on this day, in the form of photos and videos you shot years ago? If the answer is yes, you’ve been the willing (or unwilling) recipient of a Photos feature notification called Memories.
In iOS 12, the Photos app automatically curates photos and videos that you’ve taken into specific memory collections. Essentially, these are homemade movies of past events like family gatherings or vacations which your device generates without any input required on your part (although you can edit them).How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12
In macOS, transparency – or more properly, translucency – is a visual effect many apps use to create a sense of depth by hinting at content residing in the background.
An example of transparency is when content behind a window shows through in interface elements like menus and sidebars. It’s evident in the screenshot above, for example, in which the colors of the desktop wallpaper bleed through the sidebar in the Photos app.
A similar effect is sometimes used within app interface elements that are windowed, allowing window content to show through other elements like toolbars. An instance of this can be seen below, where the folders are visible through [...]
Over the next few weeks, YouTube is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app called „Autoplay on Home,“ which automatically plays videos that appear on your Home tab. As you scroll through your Home feed, videos will begin to play on mute with captions auto-enabled.
Google claims the previously Premium-only feature is a better way to experience new content on the go, and will help you „make more informed decisions about whether you want to watch a video,“ but not everyone is likely to agree, especially users who have a cellular data cap.
Fortunately, YouTube has provided some options to customize the app’s new default behavior, [...]
In iOS 12, Apple added several new ways for users to control how and when they receive app notifications, including the ability to group notifications and change their behavior on the fly with Instant Tuning. A lesser known feature in this subset of options is called Critical Alerts. So what are they exactly?
The idea behind Critical Alerts is that if specific apps have crucial information that shouldn’t be ignored – notifications related to health, home security, or public safety, for example – then you’ll be alerted regardless of your other device settings.
To that end, Critical Alerts override the Do Not Disturb feature if you have it enabled on [...]