Apple yesterday released iOS 12.3, the third major update to the iOS 12 operating system that first launched in September 2018.
iOS 12.3 wont be a major change however apple have stated there are a few new features such as AirPlay 2 and a new Apple TV application.
The iOS 12.3 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.3 is free to download, but it may take some time to get the Notification.
Air Play 2
In January, Apple announced that HomeKit and AirPlay 2 are coming to a number of smart TVs, including popular and upcoming models from Samsung, Sony, LG, and Vizo.
Several changes in iOS 12.3 are aimed at this new expanded role for AirPlay 2. One-tap playback automatically plays your chosen TV show or movie on the last screen you used based on time and location.
All 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will be able to access Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows through the TV app and will support AirPlay 2.
One feature possible with AirPlay 2 is the ability to play different songs in different rooms, although only Apple Music subscribers can take advantage of it.
Apple Tv App
The long awaited TV App. it’s a big deal for the company, laying the crucial groundwork for the company’s new TV strategy with direct-to-consumer subscriptions and Apple’s own upcoming Apple TV Plus video streaming service.
The Apple TV app features an all new design that highlights expertly curated collections and personalised recommendations
- Apple TV channels offer subscriptions to HBO, Showtime, Starz, and more, available to watch directly in the Apple TV app, online or off
- Subscriptions to Apple TV channels can be shared with up to six family members, with no new apps, accounts, or passwords needed
- New release movies are available to buy or rent in the Apple TV app, including the full catalog of 100,000+ movies and the largest selection of 4K HDR titles
- A new dedicated kids section helps you discover editorially-handpicked shows and movies safe for kids of all ages
- The Apple TV app can now intelligently suggest playing to the most likely Apple TVs or AirPlay 2-enabled TVs nearby
Bug Fixes and Improvements
- Adds the ability to follow a magazine from the Apple News+ catalog browsing view
- Apple Music’s For You tab now updates multiple times a day suggesting music based on themes like genres, artists, and moods you love
- Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple TV Remote from pausing video, controlling video, or changing volume on supported receivers
- Addresses an issue that could cause calls made using Wi-Fi calling to drop
- Fixes an issue where song information from a connected iPhone may not appear in a car’s display
If you found any new features be sure to let us know on our social networks!
Apple has formally agreed to be Clear with iPhone Users
Apple has formally agreed to be “clearer and more upfront with iPhone users” about battery health and performance to ensure compliance with consumer law.
BBC Reports: In a pledge submitted to the Competition and Markets Authority or CMA, Apple committed to several actions it has already taken, including providing consumers with “clear and comprehensible information” about lithium-ion batteries, unexpected shutdowns, and performance management in iOS and on its website.
Apple also said that if a future iOS update materially changes the impact of performance management when installed on an iPhone, it will notify consumers “in a clear manner” of those changes in the release notes for the update.
So if your expecting a update in the future and if that update will impact your device apple will actually tell you it might affect your battery life or maybe slow down your device.
The New Red Hot Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked!
This Red Hot Samsung Galaxy S10 has been surfacing the web recently and it really looks quite stunning.
Although the manufacturer hasn’t officially confirmed the new variant, several renders depicting the handsets in this paint have popped up. There is also no confirmation regarding when these would be available, whether they will be exclusive to specific carriers, or even to some countries.
This leak comes from Roland Quandt and it shows the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ in what he calls “Cardinal Red.” There is no mention of release date (other than “coming soon”) or region availability, which is particularly important.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ in “Cardinal Red” coming soon.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 21, 2019
Roland Quandt is a fairly reliable source when it comes to things such as this and Samsung is known to launch new colorways of its flagship devices not long after the main launch period. If this leak is accurate, it would bring the total number of S10 colors up to five including white, black, green, and blue. We will keep you guys posted if Samsung decide to drop this bad boy.
EE will Launch UK’s First 5G Service in May
EE will Launch UK’s First 5G Service in May. EE will switch on its 5G service in six UK cities on 30 May, the first mobile network in the UK to do so.
5G gives you an almost instant internet connection. So whether you want to play a video, load an app, or control smart devices in your home, everything feels super-quick with 5G.
The faster speeds at which our 5G network responds to your commands is really important for gamers, because it responds even more quickly to your button commands. What’s more, 5G opens up exciting possibilities for new augmented and virtual reality experiences, which could transform the way you play games on the move.
“To give our customers the very best experience, we’re focusing our efforts on the busiest places, where the power of 5G can make the biggest difference. All of our 5G customers will get a more reliable connection, even in the biggest crowds.” – EE
Who will get 5G?
Users in in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester will be first to get faster services with plans for 10 more cities to be added this year. Prices for 5G – which will require new handsets – will start at £54 per month for 10 gigabytes of data.
The leap between current 4G technology and 5G is expected to be significant, with the next-generation network providing download speeds 50-times faster than its predecessor.This would mean a typical HD movie would take just 13 seconds to download using 5G, compared to the average 10 minutes and 44 seconds it takes 4G. The new network capabilities will only work with phones that are 5G compatible.
EE have a various phones available with 5G plans ready to go on launch date such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 , Oppo Reno and One Plus 7.
Vodafone recently announced that their 5G service will be launching in July. Three has announced that it’ll launch its network in the second half of 2019, while O2’s 5G services will become available before the year is out.