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Posted on Monday 3 June 2019 by AppleVis

Apple today kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) with the traditional keynote presentation.

WWDC is when the world gets a preview of the software coming out of Cupertino in the Fall. We traditionally see the next iterations of Apple's operating systems for all of its main platforms and maybe a new service or cloud-based offering. This year was no exception: iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 were all showcased on stage.

Amongst the...

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Posted on Saturday 1 June 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what’s new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you’ll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

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Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2019 by AppleVis

Ahead of next week's WWDC, Apple has quietly released a seventh generation iPod touch featuring an A10 Fusion processor.

The upgrade from the A8 chip found in the previous generation iPod touch will bring support for AR games and Group FaceTime to the new model.

In addition to the upgraded processor, the new iPod touch offers a 256GB model for the first time.

The 2019 iPod touch retains the chassis design dating back to...

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Posted on Friday 24 May 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.3.1 to address issues with voice over LTE calls as well as iMessage filtering and reporting.

According to Apple's release notes via 9to5Mac, iOS 12.3.1 includes the following fixes:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE...
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Posted on Friday 17 May 2019 by David Goodwin

When writing last November about my short time with an 11-inch iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio, I commented on being generally disappointed by the performance of VoiceOver on iPad and concluded that the iPad had little to offer for my use case and circumstances.

In the months that followed, I regularly found myself reflecting on that post and wondering...

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Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2019 by PaulMartz

May 16, 2019 is the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD); when people are encouraged to talk, think and learn about digital access and inclusion. This year, we ask both users and developers to get involved. Here's how you can participate.

Users, Let Developers Know What You Think

GAAD is an excellent opportunity to contact developers about their apps, websites, and digital content. Before you...

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Posted on Monday 13 May 2019 by AppleVis

Today has seen another round of software updates from Apple. In addition to iOS 12.3, Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3.

The macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update appears to focus on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements, with the only notable change being adding support for the...

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Posted on Monday 13 May 2019 by AppleVis

Apple has today released iOS 12.3 to the public, bringing with it a redesigned TV app; a slightly updated design for the Apple TV Remote app; and enhancements to the Wallet app.

In iOS 12.3, Apple has removed the Accessibility Events switch introduced with iOS 12.2;...

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Posted on Wednesday 1 May 2019 by AppleVis

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of AppleVis Unlimited, our monthly series which aims to highlight what's new and noteworthy on the AppleVis website. Below, you'll find a selection of the best content posted to AppleVis by members of the community - from new app entries, to app updates, to the latest news and podcasts. For easier navigation, the major sections of this post are at heading level 3, and each individual item is at heading level 4.

New and Noteworthy App Entries

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Posted on Wednesday 10 April 2019 by AppleVis

In the latest versions of iOS and macOS, Apple introduced a new setting called “Accessibility Events” for users of assistive technology.

This new feature tells websites when an assistive technology, such as a screen reader, is being used by the site visitor, enabling developers to customize the behavior of the website accordingly. One example would be to ensure that any custom controls such as custom web sliders are accessible by users.

For blind web users, this should have...

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