Reasons to Love Apple's iOS 12 Update

Jun 07, 2018, 06:37
Reasons to Love Apple's iOS 12 Update

A new Do Not Disturb during Bedtime mode will dim the phone's display and hide all notifications on the lock screen until you prompt it in the morning.

As a quick refresher, Apple introduced new privacy tools within Safari that aims to reduce tracking across websites.

The announcement was made during the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event in San Jose, California, which also included other new features and updates coming to iOS 12.

Today NPR spoke directly with Apple CEO Tim Cook about the revelations that hardware makers had access to personal data in the Facebook app. NPR's Laura Sydell was there and joins us now. "What we did was we integrated the ability to share in the operating system, make it simple to share a photo and that sort of thing", he said, adding that "We weren't in the data business".

"Quite often the changes companies make around privacy are small, incremental, they don't shake the market up much".

Since then, we have seen a decisive move by institutions like the European Union, which passed the General Data Protection Regulation which imposes stiff penalties on companies that violate its stipulations against personal data use. This is bound to prove useful for parents as they'll be able to limit their children's screentime on Apple devices. The new feature is supposed to be a part of iOS 12, which is expected to be out later this year.

In software updates later this year, Apple's default Safari web browser will show a pop-up window asking users for permission before loading "share" buttons from social networks including Facebook. There's no judgement here, just insights, but you can set yourself limits for an app or category if you choose.

Yesterday Apple announced iOS 12 and eager users are already combing through the beta to see all the features Apple talked about and many they didn't mention.

The imminent versions of software powering Mac PCs and iPhones will restrict the usage of the purported cookies from Facebook "like" feature that can track individuals from one networking platform to another, stated Apple.

Research has shown that 92% of USA teens go online daily, and 24% admit they're online "almost constantly".

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