Dark mode, universal 'Undo" gestures touted to arrive in 'iOS 13'

The next major release of iOS will join macOS in having a “dark mode,” a report claims, with “iOS 13” also tipped to introduce increased multitasking options on iPad, font management changes, and a universal gesture to undo commands.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

How to stop Apple's Shortcuts app from crashing, and how to fix what caused it

If the Shortcuts apps continually crashes the moment you open it, you’ve hit a bug in how iCloud syncs the shortcuts and their positions in your library. Here’s how to fix it.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Apple rolls out changes to female British voice on HomePod and iOS

Apple has made another change to the British voice of Siri on its devices, with iOS and HomePod users now able to hear an updated version of the female voice following similar upgrades recently made to the male version in February.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Apple project lead Ted Kremenek discusses Swift 5 & how it is used internally

Apple’s head of Swift development Ted Kremenek has provided insight into the development of Swift 5.0, the upcoming major milestone release for the programming language, with a podcast interview revealing not only what coders should expect, but also how Apple works out what new features to add to future versions.
Source: Apple Insider News and Secrets on New Apple Products

Group FaceTime bug prevents adding more users to an existing one-on-one call

Apple’s patch to close an exploit in Group FaceTime is only partially successful, as some users are reporting the service is preventing them from adding more contacts to a FaceTime call that is already in progress, an issue that Apple seemingly knows about.
Source: macinsider

The rise of emoji is causing big problems inside the US judicial system

The increase in the use of emoji in daily life is reportedly causing issues for the United States legal system, with courts slowly coming to terms with the how to interpret the iconography in evidence and its appearance in other court filings.
Source: macinsider

Apple & Google accused of supporting 'gender apartheid' by hosting Saudi woman-tracking app in App Store

Apple’s decision to allow an app made by the government of Saudi Arabia for the purpose of monitoring how women travel and effectively prevent them from leaving the country illegally has been criticized by a number of human rights organizations, for seemingly helping to “enforce gender apartheid” in the country.
Source: macinsider

Two vulnerabilities patched in iOS 12.1.4 were exploited by hackers, Google researcher says

A pair of iOS bugs identified as resolved by Apple in its latest iOS 12.1.4 release were successfully exploited by hackers, according to a Google researcher who shared details of the zero-day vulnerabilities on Thursday.
Source: macinsider

Developers must disclose screen recording analytics tools or face expulsion from App Store, Apple says

Following a report detailing the use of so-called “session replay” technology, Apple is informing developers that they need to disclose the implementation of analytics tools that enable screen recording or face a ban from the App Store.
Source: macinsider

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