How-To Geek: 5 iPhone Screenshot Tricks You Should Know. “Taking screenshots on an iPhone is a simple thing to do, but there’s more than meets the eye. Apple includes a handful of nifty tools for screenshots, and there are some clever ‘unofficial’ tricks you should know about.”
Mashable: The 22 most useful free iPhone apps, according to Reddit . “Redditors are providing an online public service by recommending extremely helpful iOS apps that are absolutely free. There are adventure apps, sleep apps, education apps, sleep apps, mental health apps, food apps, sleeeep apppppps. Yeah, you get the point. Check out our compilation of the best free iPhone apps that Redditors love.”
Lifehacker: 7 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Search for Photos on Your iPhone. “If you’ve been using your iPhone for years, you’ve probably experienced the struggle of finding an old photo. Thankfully, the Photos app has a pretty powerful search feature that, if used right, can help you find the pictures you’re looking for.” It’s a slideshow, but a good slideshow.
How-To Geek: Your iPhone Pro Has LiDAR: 7 Cool Things You Can Do With It. “Some high-end iPhone and iPad models have a LiDAR scanner integrated into the camera module on the back of the device. This effectively gives your device 3D scanning abilities with a few unique and interesting applications.”
Ars Technica: Apple launches self-service repair program for iPhone users in the US. “Apple describes the program in a blog post and closely matches what was previously announced. You can now visit an online ‘Self Service Repair Store’ to read repair manuals and order tools and parts. The store is only available in the United States for now, but it’s coming to other countries later this year.”
SlashGear: You Probably Didn’t Know This iPhone Photo Search Hack. “Anyone with a large photo library on their iPhone knows it can be a bit of a hassle to find one specific image quickly, even if photos are grouped into folders. But it turns out iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey do have a workaround for it via Live Text, though Apple doesn’t seem interested in advertising this feature. In a way, Apple’s silence about Live Text makes sense, as the function isn’t particularly accurate at the moment.”
CNN: China’s COVID Lockdowns Could Mean Millions of Fewer iPhones, Per Analyst. “In response to a new COVID-19 wave in China, the country’s authorities have locked down affected areas like Shanghai and Kunshan. These areas include parts suppliers that could lead to a big shortfall of millions of iPhones, according to a new Reuters report.”
Wired: The Mega-Guide to Fixing Your Own iPhone. “APPLE’S IPHONES ARE some of the best smartphones you can buy, but no device is perfect. Things can and do go wrong with these powerful pocket-size computers. Tracking down the correct iPhone fix can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But don’t let it get you down. Before you give up on your malfunctioning iPhone, have a look through our troubleshooting guide.”
Lifehacker: 9 Useful Features for Anyone Who Takes Screenshots on Their iPhone. “Your iPhone’s built-in screenshot tool has several cool tricks up its sleeve. From turning your squiggly hand-drawn lines into perfectly symmetrical shapes to hiding sensitive information, there’s a lot more you can do than you might expect. Here’s how to make the most of your iPhone’s screenshot utility.” Slideshow, but useful.
CNET: If you have an iPhone, you should know about these iOS privacy features. “Once you’ve downloaded the operating system, you’ll have access to Apple’s new FaceTime features that, for the first time, let Android and PC users participate. You’ll also get iMessage improvements that make it easier to track links and photos your friends have sent. And there’s access to plenty of new privacy and security features included with iOS 15. If you’re like me — one of the billion-plus people that use an iPhone — then I’d say it’s worth learning about new privacy updates available on Apple’s latest OS as well as going ahead and changing some of your settings right away.”
Sky News: Supreme Court ruling may force Google to pay all iPhone UK users up to £750 in compensation for secret tracking
Sky News: Supreme Court ruling may force Google to pay all iPhone UK users up to £750 in compensation for secret tracking. “Between 2011 and 2012, Google secretly collected data from people using the Safari browser on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, despite assuring them that it would be prevented from doing so by the browser’s default settings.”
Gizmodo: You Told Your Apps To Stop Tracking You, but They Didn’t Listen. “The App Tracking Transparency (ATT) settings that came bundled in an iOS 14 update gave iPhone users everywhere the power to tell their favorite apps (and Facebook) to knock off the whole tracking thing. Saying no, Apple promised, would stop these apps from tracking you as you browse the web, and through other apps on your phone. Well, it turns out that wasn’t quite the case. The Washington Post was first to report on a research study that put Apple’s ATT feature to the test, and found the setting… pretty much useless.”
Lifehacker: 8 Ways to Make Everything on Your iPhone Easier to See. “If you frequently find yourself wishing for larger text or icons on your phone, you’re not alone. Some people prefer microscopic font sizes but others want large, bold text everywhere. Luckily, there are things you can do to make text more readable—and everything else easier to see—while using your iPhone.” A slideshow, but good tips.