Instagram is testing a new feature that will send an alert whenever you take a screenshot of a story, effectively putting an end to the practice of covertly taking screenshots of the temporary story posts on the social network.
News of the new feature was shared on Twitter by a user who posted an image of a screenshot warning message. Instagram plans to offer a one-time warning letting screenshotters know that subsequent screenshots or screen recordings will be visible to the person who posted the story.
Image via Twitter user Mulan The feature is being tested with a small number of users. Participants can see who took a screenshot of their story by going to the [...]
Apple’s TV app gained a new News section late on Thursday. The dedicated section is appearing for users in the United States with devices running the latest iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 releases.
The new News option offers live streaming access to Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. The aggregated streams can be viewed directly within the TV app, although like other sourced content, users need to have the associated third-party tvOS apps installed for the channel links to show up.
The News section was originally demoed during Apple’s September Apple TV 4K announcement, where the recently launched Sports section was also shown. The [...]
Apple’s HomePod speaker is best enjoyed when linked to an Apple Music subscription, since this allows you to make the most of Siri’s enhanced music smarts and its DJ-like role as a personal music curator, or „mixologist“, as Apple calls it.
As Apple Music subscribers will know, the streaming service learns your music preferences based on what you say and play, which helps it populate the app’s „For You“ section with new songs that you might like, and enables Siri to generate new playlists on the fly at your request.
If you’re concerned that other people in your household will skew your Apple Music recommendations by [...]
Apple’s ongoing struggles in India have been highlighted this week in a report by CNBC, which interviewed locals to ask about their experiences with the cost of Apple devices and the company’s services. Indian users were favorable of Apple Music over rival services — thanks to an improved catalog and affordable subscription price — but Apple Maps and Siri received much lower marks.
Echoing some complaints about the two services heard in other countries, including from United States users, Indian customers said that Apple Maps has sparse data for a number of cities and towns, misses landmarks, and lacks basic turn-by-turn directions. One user in [...]