Google today updated its popular Google Maps navigation app, introducing support for CarPlay. With iOS 12, third-party mapping apps work with CarPlay for the first time, giving CarPlay users an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app.
Prior to iOS 12, CarPlay users were forced to use the Apple Maps app as other mapping apps were not supported. Google’s update release notes:
Things we’re excited about: rainbows, puppies, and navigating with Google Maps on Apple CarPlay. Check it out to get the best of Google Maps right in your car’s built-in display!
For CarPlay to work with third-party apps, those apps need to introduce CarPlay support [...]
Multiple popular password management apps for iOS devices have been updated with support for a convenient new iOS 12 feature, Password AutoFill.
With Password AutoFill, logins and passwords stored in third-party password management apps will be available throughout the iOS 12 operating system right alongside iCloud Keychain, letting you log into websites, apps, and more much more quickly.
1Password, LastPass, Dashlane, Keeper, and Remembear all now support Password AutoFill features.Setting Up Password AutoFill
Setting up a password management app to work with Password AutoFill will require you to go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > AutoFill [...]
Apple today published an updated version of its iOS security white paper [PDF] for iOS 12, with information on new features and updates introduced with the iOS 12 software.
According to Apple’s Document Revision History, the updated guide covers iOS 12 features like Siri Suggestions, Siri Shortcuts, the Shortcuts app, Screen Time, Password AutoFill Student ID cards, and more.
On Siri Suggestions, for example, Apple explains that suggestions for apps and shortcuts are generated using on-device machine learning, with no data going to Apple except info that can’t be used to identify the user.
On the Shortcuts app, Apple explains that shortcuts [...]
Apple today shared a video focused on the iPhone XS, which is designed to offer up all of the details that you need to know about the new device in just 54 seconds.
The short video runs through all of the features that distinguish the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max from the previous-generation iPhone X.
The video covers notable features like the 5.8 and 6.5-inch screen sizes, A12 Bionic chip, faster Face ID, IP68 water resistance, and more, with a list below.Biggest screen on an iPhone ever
Super durable all-glass design
More water and dust resistant
Now in Gold
Face ID is even more advanced