Yesterdays' announcement of the new Samsung Galaxy Fold might not have been as well executed as a famous Steve Jobs reveal but it was every bit as revolutionary. In the same way the iPhone and iPad completely changed what we expected from mobile devices, the Samsung Fold is poised to change the tech world. But while the hardware looks incredible, it's the software I want to focus on. In that brief glimpse, we saw how far iOS has fallen behind Android.
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A mind flayer just ate you — or your party — and you're looking to get back into the action with a brand-new Dungeons & Dragons character. That, or you have a fresh new game coming up, and you need a little inspiration for your next character's background and personality.
Instead of spending an hour staring a blank character sheet, save a little time with the iOS Shortcut "WTF Is My DnD Character".
Photo bloat is real, people. Most of us forget about all of our selfies, food shots, and random photos shortly after we post them to Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, et al. But your phone doesn't. The files sit in the camera roll in your Photos app, taking up valuable storage space that you could be filling with apps, podcasts, or if you're like me, a giant backlog of email. Eventually, things may get so bad that you're scrolling through Photos and deleting a few pictures every time you need space.
For whatever reason, Apple launched iOS 12's Shortcuts app without offering users any kind of centralised hub for storing and sharing the useful shortcuts they create. So, this happens: You find a neat shortcut online, you pull up Safari on your iOS device and install it via some shared iCloud link, and it sits on your device forever.
Fresh off the official launch of iOS 12 and the grand renaming debut of Apple's Shortcuts app — I asked people for their favourite Shortcuts. In no particular order, here are the best I've seen.
The iPhone XS and XS Max woes continue: In addition to cellular and wifi connectivity issues, some users are reporting charging problems with their devices — mainly when their iPhones’ screens are turned off. Here's what you can do about it.
iOS 12 is out, and a lot of people are suddenly realising that they spend way too much time on their smartphones. Way. Too. Much. Time.
That’s all thanks to the Screen Time feature you’ll find within your device’s Settings menu — right under “Do Not Disturb”. Tap it, and your iPhone or iPad will give you all sorts of scary information: How many hours you’ve spent glued to it, what you did, and even how much you picked it up (to the hour, even).
iOS: For most iPhone users, updating to iOS 12 should be smooth sailing: Faster speeds and fun new features for all. But while we have yet to experience any issues with iOS 12 on our devices here at Lifehacker, we have seen a number of reports from others — especially those with older devices — who feel as though they’re having battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest version of iOS.
There are a lot of fun new tricks in iOS 12. And if you’re big on security — who isn’t! — you’re going to love all the little password-themed features that Apple has dropped into its latest mobile operating system.