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Apple clarifies what Control Center Wi-Fi, Bluetooth toggles do in iOS 11.2 beta

By Valentina Palladino

Enlarge / The control center has a new interface for adjusting brightness.

Unbeknownst to many, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles in the Control Center in iOS 11 don’t do what you expect. Rather than completely disabling those features, they only partially disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. To clear up any confusion, Apple appears to have added explainer pop-up messages when either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is toggled off, as first detailed in a report by MacRumors. The messages appear in the newest iOS 11.2 beta and they explain that both features will only be temporarily disabled when turned off from their Control Center toggles.

The first time a user turns off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from the Control Center on their device, they’ll see a pop-up window that will say “disconnecting nearby Wi-Fi until tomorrow” or “disconnecting Bluetooth accessories until tomorrow.” The messages also explain that both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are not totally disconnected in this case, however, they will still function to allow some features and devices to work with that iDevice. Bluetooth will still be available for the Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, Personal Hotspot, and Handoff, while Wi-Fi will still be on for AirDrop, Personal Hotspot, and location accuracy.

While the Control Center toggles turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi temporarily, there are a few cases detailed in an Apple support document that will turn both features back on automatically. Wi-Fi will turn back on when you connect to a Wi-Fi network via the Settings app; when you walk or drive to a new location; when it’s 5am local time; or when you restart your device. Bluetooth is similar: the feature will turn back on when you connect to a Bluetooth device via the Settings app; when it’s 5am local time; or when you restart your device. In order to fully disable Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, you’ll have to use the dedicated toggles in the Settings app.

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iOS 11.1.1 is here: It fixes the autocorrect bug and a “Hey Siri” issue

By Samuel Axon

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iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 11 have complained of a bug with autocorrect that converts the letter “i” into any number of things that are not in fact “i,” such as the letter A or an exclamation point. A report earlier this week suggested that Apple would soon release an update to address the issue. Today, iOS 11.1.1 became available on supported devices, and it does just that.

The update also reportedly addresses a problem that could sometimes cause the “Hey Siri” command to stop functioning. Apple’s update notes are as follows:

iOS 11.1.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:

  • Fixes an issue with keyboard auto-correct
  • Fixes an issue where Hey Siri stops working

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Nothing in Apple’s support documentation suggests there are any other changes of note; for example, the security documentation says that the security content of iOS 11.1.1 is the same as that of iOS 11.1. iOS 11.1 fixed the serious KRACK Wi-FI vulnerability for some devices. It also introduced new emoji, reintroduced a deprecated touch gesture that users wanted back, and addressed numerous other bugs and issues with Photos, notifications, and more.

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Apple’s Future iPads Will Have Face ID, Starting From 2018

By Radu Iorga

The Rumor Mill never stops.

We’ve just heard it through the grapevine, that Apple is working on an iPad with Face ID, that will come in 2018. We’ve previously heard that the future iPhones will all have Face ID and this trend will be directed to the iPads, too. This time sources are solid, as they’re quoted by Bloomberg.

The future iPad will have a screen similarly sized to the 10.5 inch iPad Pro, but also it’ll sport that trademark cutout at the top. It’ll also get rid of the Home button with Touch ID, in favour of the Face ID system. The new device will also get thinner bezels and probably an OLED display. Bloomberg does say that the screen won’t be an OLED one, but we’re not totally sure about that.

I think that some bezels will still be kept on the 2018 iPad, because you actually need something to grab hold on to. We may see Face ID placed inside a slim bezel, instead of cutting into the screen this time. However, the notch design is already a trademark, so we may see it happen on tablets too. The new iPad may start selling as soon as next spring, or maybe the summer at the latest.

The problem is that the yield of the Face ID mechanisms is very low and that doesn’t sound good for the future iPads’ production.

Photo Source: Macrumors

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Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018

By Darrell Etherington

Apple is reportedly working on a redesign of the iPad that includes dropping the Home button and slimming down the bezels on the top-end model, as well as adding facial recognition tech to allow for Face ID unlocking and more. Bloomberg says the redesigned iPad could make its consumer debut as early as next year.
The upgraded tablet would likely sit at the top of the iPad line, which would… Read More

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Luna Display Turns an iPad Into a Touchscreen for Your MacBook; Crowfunded Successfully

By Radu Iorga

Since many people own both an iPad and a MacBook, combining their interaction seems a no brainer. Tuns out that that some smart people, over at Astro HQ have come up with the Luna Display, crowdfunded via Kickstarter. Let’s see how this lets you use the iPad as a touchscreen for the MacBook.

The company raised $610,000, much more than the initial $30,000 target. The result is a memory stick-style device that hooks up to the MacBook and then connects to an iPad display wirelessly. The product costs $65 and is supposed to ship next May. Basically you can continue working on your MacBook or even Mac from the comfort of your bed or couch, using an iPad.

Astro HQ also turned the front camera of the slate into a second hardware button for the device. The aim is to open a menu for the Luna app when it’s needed. This way the camera is “hacked” to trigger a response when touched. It’ll just register the light coming in and you shouldn’t worry about any privacy breach. As you can see in the video below, whatever happens on the MacBook instantly changes on the iPad screen.

Hooking up a keyboard to the iPad also lets you do input, which is sent to the MacBook. I feel this is just the beginning and we may see an USB Type-C or regular USB version soon. The product is available on Kickstarter.

 

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