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iOS 13.6 Updates Bring Audio Stories, Car Key To Devices

This week Apple released new versions of iOS, iPadOS and watchOS. iOS iPadOS 13.6 introduces Audio Stories, a new feature of the News app that provides a podcast-like summary of the day’s news.

iOS and watchOS also brings support for Car Key, a new feature that lets you unlock your car with your Apple Watch or iPhone. However, car manufacturers need to implement this on their end for it to be useful.

There is also a new feature in the iOS Health app called Symptoms where you can record how you are feeling.

It's a pity that Australia has still not approved the ECG function of the Watch. Apparently Apple has not applied for approval. Perhaps our requirements are not realistic? Many other countries have approved it:

A list of all the new features can be found at


How to Record Your Screen on iOS

The following steps will let you record your screen:
  1. Go to Settings / Control Center / Customize Controls.
  2. Select Screen Recording by clicking a green plus icon next to it as shown in the screenshot below
  3. Select Screen Recording by clicking a green plus icon next to it as shown in the screenshot below.
  4. Close the settings and open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen (from top right diagonally to centre on iPhone X).
  5. Tap Screen Recording icon, then wait for the three-second countdown.
  6. If this mode is on, you will see a red bar at the top of the screen. To disable recording, simply click the same icon and your video will be saved in the Photos app.

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View a short video on the steps

Split View on iOS

On the Abby Mobile Blog, they published information regarding the use of Split View which was introduced in iOS 9 for iPads.
If you are like me, with all the constant changes, it is easy to forget the functionality available, particularly if you do not use it very often.

On Cult of Mac, they had an article "All you need to know about Slide Over, Split View in iOS 11”
Cult of Mac Link
Abby Blog

Nikkei again claims ‘weak demand’ for iPhone X despite much evidence to the contrary

In an article published on Nikkei, they once again predict weak demand from the sales of the iPhone X. This, like every other report by Nikkei has always been proven to be false and not based on any real data or facts.
One may wonder why they persist in every year with the same predictions for every iPhone. In the last one the share price of Apple dropped for a short time until they reported record sales and profits. Perhaps that is their intention to affect the market and make profits for some?

As stated in a post on MacDailyNews:
Even if a particular data point were factual it would be impossible to accurately interpret the data point as to what it meant for our overall business… There is just an inordinate[ly] long list of things that would make any single data point not a great proxy for what’s going on. Apple CEO Tim Cook, January 23, 2013

iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone in the world in the December quarter according to Canalys, and it has been our top selling phone every week since it launched. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus rounded out the top three iPhones in the quarter. In fact, revenue for our newly launched iPhones was the highest of any lineup in our history, driving total Apple revenue above our guidance range… The iPhone X was the most popular and that’s particularly noteworthy given that we didn’t start shipping until early November, and we’re constrained for a while. The team did a great job of getting into supply demand balance there in December. But since the launch of iPhone X, it has been the most popular iPhone every week, every week sales. And that is even through today, actually through January… We feel fantastic, particularly as it pertains to iPhone X. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, February 1, 2018

In another article, it completely contradicts Nikkei.

MacOS and iOS Updates

Apple has released supplemental updates for macOS to 10.13.3. and iOS 11.2.6 to fix a bug that caused devices to crash when trying to process specific Unicode characters.

The problem relates to rendering certain Indian characters which could cause the device to crash.

Apparently some mischievous people have intentionally inserted these characters to cause problems for those unfortunate to have encountered them.

Its always a good idea to keep devices up-to-date, especially relating to security issues.

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