Stadium is available for download on the Apple App Store again. The free fan-made browser gives you a way to play Stadia, Google’s cloud gaming service, on iPhones and iPads and was first released back in September. Unfortunately, Apple pulled the app down in October, telling developer Zach Knox that it’s because Stadium uses “public APIs in a manner not prescribed by Apple.” Now that Knox has found a solution to that problem, the tech giant has given Stadium 1.2 its stamp of approval.
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Apple revised its App Store guidelines a couple of months ago in a way that would allow game streaming services such as Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud to run on iOS devices. (Not perfectly — you’d have to download each game individually, which kinda defeats the purpose of having a cloud gaming
Apple iOS 14.2 is here and it is full of fixes, new features and over 100 new emoji. But following the troubled iOS 14.1 release, does iOS 14.2 get Apple back on track?. Here’s everything you need to know.
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Apple iOS 14.2 is available for all iOS 13-compatible devices. That means the iPhone 6S and newer and 7th generation iPod touch. You should receive an update notification automatically but, if not, you can trigger the update manually by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update. Beta testers, if you are running a later version of iOS 14 when you read
Apple is reportedly expanding access to a new iOS 14 feature that enables users to translate webpages in Safari.
Introduced with iOS 14 in September, the feature lets users translate foreign language webpages natively in Safari by tapping on the “aA” icon in the address bar. The button, initially implemented to control page font size, has now become a catchall menu for native Safari functions including website settings and privacy reports.
The Safari capability was restricted to U.S. users at launch, but has since expanded to other countries the release of iOS 14.2 on Thursday. According to 9to5Mac, the feature is now live in Brazil and Germany. Other countries might also see the translation function roll out in the coming days.
Safari translations should not be confused with the Translate app. Apple with iOS 14 also introduced a standalone Translate app that integrates text and voice translations
Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and watchOS 7.1 for supported devices. The last update to iOS and iPadOS was iOS 14.1 on October 22.
The new versions of iOS and iPadOS add 100 new emoji, which include “animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more,” according to the release notes. iPhones and iPads got a new Shazam button in the control center. Shazam, which Apple acquired just over two years ago, identifies songs algorithmically by listening to them with the microphones in the devices. Before the acquisition, it was also used as a sort of audio QR code for marketing activations during TV commercials and the like.
There are also some AirPods-related changes, including variable battery charging to preserve battery longevity
Apple has released iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 to the public with new features like a dedicated Shazam button and new emoji.
The update comes after five developer beta cycles for testing. The update features over 100 new emoji with more inclusive options and more food and objects. Apple also included eight new wallpaper options including outdoor scenes and artistic pieces.
The updates can be installed on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV via the usual update processes. While it can be set to run automatically, a manual update can be performed by opening the Settings app, selecting General, then Software Update. The Apple Watch must be charged to at least 50% and left on the charger in order to update.
The iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates added eight new wallpaper options, new emoji, and improved iconography across the operating system. The Home
Fortnite might come back to iPhones and iPads later this year, but not quite the way you’re used to. The BBC reports that Fortnite will be available to play through Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, GeForce Now. The service hasn’t been announced for iOS yet, but the BBC reports an announcement is expected before the holidays.
GeForce Now will supposedly run inside of Safari, the web browser, rather than as a standalone app, because of Apple’s restrictions on game streaming services that make it onerous to support them through the App Store. The service allows you to stream your personal library of games to laptops, mobile phones, and other devices that might not otherwise be able to run them well — or at all. A standard “Founders” plan currently costs $5 per month, though you can play for limited time periods for free.
Cleaner user interface and better organization are some of the benefits of the redesigned PS App
PS5 games can be remotely launched while storage on the console is managed via the app
The PS Messages app will be integrated with the PS App to streamline communications
The PlayStation App has been redesigned by Sony in anticipation of the launch of the PlayStation 5 in a little over two weeks.
The all-new design of the PlayStation App for iOS and Android features voice chat and native PS Store integration along with a smoother experience, the PlayStation Blog revealed.
A list of new features for the PlayStation 5 was mentioned as well, including the ability to remotely launch games, manage storage on the console if space runs low while a game is being downloaded, and the ability to sign in to the PS5 directly from the PS App.
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VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wondershare announced today that all of it mobile products are compatible with iOS 14. As a global leader in software development and a pioneer in the field of digital creativity, Wondershare is committed to providing its users with seamless solutions for iOS 14.
“Apple’s latest iOS14 system is providing a smarter, safer, and more convenient way to protect your data,” says Tobee Wu, CEO of Wondershare. “We are dedicated to providing the best software experience possible for our users and so we have made all of our apps compatible with the latest iPhone and iPad system.”
This is an important change for the teams behind all of Wondershare’s mobile products as well.
“With the iOS14 compatibility upgrade we’ve also been able to add
Easy to use and quick to update, Parcel has everything you need to stay on top of shipments from USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more.
Parcel, for iOS and macOS, is the most full-featured, easiest-to-use package tracking app available for Apple devices. It takes only seconds to add tracking numbers in a variety of ways, and the understated design lets you easily see where your deliveries are and when they’ll reach their destination. Push alerts generally come faster than with other tracking apps, and the app syncs across all Apple devices and Parcel’s website. Parcel charges $3 a year if you want to track more than three packages at once, but unlike all of the apps in our test group that don’t charge a fee, Parcel doesn’t comb through your email to collect personal data and sell it to advertisers. We think privacy is worth
An Apple support document published this week notes iPhone 12 series handsets support 5G downloads of iOS updates, though some users might need to manually enable the feature.
Apple outlined the capabilities of iPhone 12 series 5G data modes in a support document published Tuesday. Along with all-5G, all-LTE and a so-called “Smart Data Mode,” which automatically toggles cellular connectivity between 5G and LTE depending on network speeds, iOS provides three data throughput settings for iPhone 12 devices: Allow More Data on 5G, Standard, and Low Data Mode.
Users benefit from high-quality FaceTime calls, high-definition video and audio, and iOS updates over cellular with Allow More Data. In addition, third-party apps are unleashed to use more cellular data for “enhanced experiences.” This setting is automatically selected as iPhone’s default with certain unlimited-data plans on a carrier-by-barrier basis.
Apple states that the Standard data mode, which enables automatic updates