#60 The Fallout Around Fallout 76

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iOS 12 stops police unlocking your iPhone

Apple is constantly working to improve the security on its devices and protect our data. This has led to improved encryption and a shift from simple passcodes to fingerprint and most recently facial recognition on its smartphones. The security measures are so good, police seizing an iPhone have to be careful not to look directly at it. There is one thorn in Apple’s side when it comes to security, though, and that’s the company Grayshift. Founded in 2016, it offers law enforcement agencies around the world an iPhone unlocking device called GrayKey. It works, or at least it did until now, and has won Grayshift many customers. However, that all changed with iOS 12.

Snap is still losing users, blames its Android app

Snapchat’s poor Android app is still proving to be a major problem for the company. The app lost users for the second straight quarter, with its daily active users declining by 2 million, and Snapchat’s lackluster Android app may be to blame. “The decline was primarily among Android users,” CEO Evan Spiegel said in his prepared remarks during the company’s third-quarter earnings call.

It Sure Seems Like ‘Fallout 76’ Will Be The ‘No Man’s Sky’ Of 2018

Just before the launch of No Man’s Sky back in August of 2016, Hello Games chief Sean Murray released an open letter to fans. There was something just a tiny bit odd about the note. After all, it opened with this line: I feel sick writing this. You are about to play ‘No Man’s Sky’ and I don’t know what you’ll think. “Believe the hype” this was decidedly not. And sure enough, upon its release the gaming community descended into that place only the gaming community really can: Collective fury, a sense of betrayal, and outrage all mixed into a frothing stew that quickly bubbled over.

‘Pokémon Go’ will track your activity without launching the app

Pokémon Go has encouraged more than a few people to step up their physical exercise, and Niantic wants to reward that. It’s launching an Adventure Sync feature in its augmented reality games (starting with Pokémon Go) that syncs with Google Fit and iOS’ HealthKit to translate steps into game progress without having the app open or using a smartwatch. If you regularly go for a run before work, you’ll see that reflected in more Pokémon candy or more efficient egg hatching. You’ll get weekly milestones, too.

This is the Fortnite Nerf gun

Short of an actual apocalypse (which should be coming any day now), this Nerf-branded gun from Hasbro is (thankfully) probably the closest you’re going to come to any real life Fortnite action in the near future. The dart-firing gun was announced recently, alongside a Fortnite version of Monopoly (which launched earlier this month), and now we’ve got some pictures and a June 1 release date. The AR-L Blaster was inspired by the firearm in the wildly popular sandbox survival game and has the giant Fortnite branding across its body to provide it.

Samsung’s Galaxy Squad Assembles: Awkwafina and Grand Prize Winner Hector Diaz join Ninja and Travis Scott in a Fortnite Battle Royale

Samsung today announced results of the #NinjaGalaxySquad contest, which called for gamers to showcase their best moments while wearing the super elite Galaxy skin within Fortnite to secure a spot on Ninja’s coveted gaming squad. Grand prize winner Hector Diaz will join the celebrity-packed squad – including Fortnite streaming legend Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Crazy Rich Asians and Oceans 8 actor Nora “Awkwafina” Lum and award-winning artist Travis Scott – for an exclusive livestream. The exciting Fortnite gameplay is set to take place on Tuesday, October 30, which will also exclusively debut the all-new Galaxy accessory kit.

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iOS 12 Leak: Apple’s Digital Health Will Tell You If You Use Your Phone A Lot

Apple’s latest software update will tell you how much time you spend on your phone.

It seems that Google is not the only one who wants you to have a more balanced digital life. A leak on the iOS 12 software shows the addition of a Digital Health feature.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple’s latest iOS will be focusing on digital wellbeing and balancing tech usage with personal life.

The initiative dubbed Digital Health will allow users to monitor how much time they spend on their devices. It will also identify which applications users spend the time most. People familiar with the plans also claim that all these will be incorporated in a menu inside the Settings app.

Google announced a similar feature earlier this year. The Dashboard also monitors user smartphone habits and reminds them to take a break.

Apple will be holding its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose on Monday. It is rumoured that Digital Health, along with the iOS 12 will be debuted there.

Smartphone addiction is really a growing concern in our time. A recent study by Stringberry showed that our thumbs scroll the height of the Burj Kahlifa every month on our phones. That’s 828 meters! And even crazier? We scroll the height of Mount Everest every year with our thumbs. That’s 8,848 meters!

 

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Apple May Give iPhones More NFC-Based Capabilities Through iOS 12

You may soon be able to unlock NFC-enabled doors using your iPhones through the iOS 12.

Near-field communication (NFC) was first integrated in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, this was mainly restricted to Apple Pay transactions. This time, the Cupertino-based company is said to be expanding its NFC capabilities to other uses through the iOS 12 update.

A report by The Information says that Apple is set to change it NFC policies soon. Reports also suggest that it could be at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 (WWDC)set to kick-off on June 4.

“The change to the NFC chip…could pave the way for people to use iPhones for other security-sensitive interactions,” the report said.

According to the report, Apple employees are already using their iPhones to unlock doors at the Apple Park. This is possible through “custom badge readers detailed in Federal Communications Commission filings last year.”

Apple first allowed increased functionality with its NFC chip through the CoreNFC framework in iOS 11. However, it only currently allows RFID tags scanning. With the change in NFC policies in the iOS 12, more stuff can finally be integrated. This includes interacting with smart locks, building security systems, vehicles, and paying transit fares.

 

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Apple iOS: How iOS 12 Would Make iPhone X better?

If you are an Apple fan, then certainly you are also a fan of iPhone X. It cannot be denied that Apple’s iPhone X is one of the most popular smartphones on the market. In fact, we have seen how Apple has changed the phone’s design and features over time. Now with iOS 12, how would it make iPhone X better?

 

 

What’s amazing with Apple iPhone X is that you don’t need a home button. This means that any Apple users can navigate the phone using new gestures. And of course, the iPhone X’s famous “notch” which is located at the top of the handset’s display. The notch is what makes the handset unique compared to other rival smartphones in the market.

 

 

While iPhone X has the design sophistication, iPhone users are looking forward that the bugs found in the previous iOS could fix the flaws spotted by the users. One thing about the company’s latest handset is that Apple has removed the Touch ID.

 

So to sum it up, here are some things which we thing needs to be improved with iOS 12. We have curated these things for you to know that major issues in iOS 12. In case you don’t know, Apple is slated to unveil the stable iOS 12 come June 4 during the WWDC 2018.

 

Grouped notifications, improved widgets

 

 

Notification in Apple’s iOS is actually one of the major issues for many of the iPhone users. In short, the notification system in Apple’s iOS needs a major revamp. We have discussed this previously, and for the benefit of those who are still clueless yet, it’s Apple’s way of displaying the notification. Apple users blamed this to the way Apple displays the notifications which are in chronological order.

 

 

While Apple’s notification system seems a failure for some, the company’s widget in iOS, however, is useful for some Apple users. But this can be improved a lot, under the iOS 12, Apple has given developers an opportunity to create widgets. These widgets are visible if Apple user touches the 3D touch app icon. By doing so, users can actually access several key information and features without actually opening the app.