I’ve been thinking about what Apple showed us at this year’s WWDC 2016, and I can’t help but be satisfied with what they presented. iOS and macOS seems to have finally been accepted as mature operating systems, and I haven’t seem much criticism, nor any ‘Apple is doomed’ stories.
IOS TIP: Did you ever think: I’m glad my iPhone’s back to 80%, but I still want to keep it in Lower Power mode? Do a Force Touch on the notification: pic.twitter.com/teE1dtX7ft
— Greg Maletic (@gregmaletic) April 8, 2018
This is but one example of the hundreds, if not thousands, of hidden features inside iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Siri. There are so many of these right now, that I don’t know a single person who would be aware of all of them. I read one of my own tips, which I published a few years ago, and was amazed that something like that was possible, and that I did not remember it1.
P.S. If you’re on macOS and don’t know the following keyboard shortcuts, make sure to memorise them — they’re really useful:
⌘C — Copy Item
⌥⌘C — Copy Path to Item
⌘V — Paste Item
⌥⌘V — Move Copied Item
— Wojtek Pietrusiewicz (@morid1n) February 4, 2017
- I have since forgotten it again. ↩
Apple released iOS 10, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 about 20 minutes ago or so. The build is the same as the dev and public GM so if you’re on either of those, you do not need to (or can) update.
Please remember to do a full iTunes backup before updating though — add a password so that you also backup your Health data, as well as your passwords and remembered Wi-Fi networks.
Apple published second betas of all of its operating systems — OS X 10.11.5, iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.2.1, and tvOS 9.2.1. There are no new outward facing features that I’ve found so far, apart from one change in iOS.
Almost two weeks after the third beta of watchOS 2.2, the fourth beta is now available for developers to download. It adds no known user-facing features.
Apple released a new beta — the third one — of watchOS 2.2 yesterday, two weeks after beta 2. As it has always been required before, you will be able to update to the new watchOS beta through the Watch.app on your iPhone. Just go into General → Software Update. Your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a charger and has to have at least 50% battery life left.
Since a new iOS 9.3 beta 2 dropped, Apple also shipped the second beta of watchOS 2.2 on Monday. The Apple Watch needs to have at least a 50% charge remaining and be connected to the charger.
I already wrote about how the Apple Watch changed my daily habits and had a profound impact on my life, but I felt the need to write about watchOS separately. After spending 80 days with watchOS 1.0 (and with watchOS 2.0 around the corner) I’m still not completely comfortable with its duality.