Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: This is the one we’ve been waiting for

Following yesterday’s iPhone XS/Max reviews, it’s now the turn for reviews of the Apple Watch Series 4 – and there couldn’t be a greater contrast between the two.

Apple’s cherry-picked quotes aside, reviewers were mostly underwhelmed by the new iPhone, advising iPhone X users not to bother upgrading and owners of older models to hold fire for the iPhone XR.

But when it comes to the new Watch, the clear majority view is that the Series 4 finally delivers on the promise of the device – and now is the time to buy. Even mechanical watch site Hodinkee shared this view …

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iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month

Apple’s release of iOS 12.1 earlier today has already given us a peek at a new feature: Memoji syncing. In that article, I suggested that this feature would make sense with the release of new iPads with a TrueDepth camera system later this year. Currently, Memoji is only supported on the iPhone – but adding support to the iPad would mean users would want to sync their characters between each device.

Now, iOS 12.1 offers another hint at new iPad models coming this year.

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Best CarPlay apps for iPhone

CarPlay, Apple’s iPhone feature that brings communication and entertainment functions to the built-in screen in your car, is appearing on a lot more aftermarket displays now and the company has a long list of auto makers committed to including CarPlay in new cars.

As CarPlay support shows up from more manufacturers, we’re also seeing more developers enable CarPlay capabilities in their own apps. As it stands, iPhone apps require special approval from Apple to show up on a CarPlay-compatible display. Once you install these apps on your iPhone, they appear on your CarPlay-enabled display when you connect your iPhone. Read on for the growing list of iPhone apps that support CarPlay. more…

Apple shares its own iPhone XS review roundup, focusing entirely on the positives

Today was iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review day – meaning the first reviews of Apple’s latest smartphones hit the web. As we noted this morning in our roundup, the story was pretty consistent among reviewers: a small update from the iPhone X, and it might be best to wait for the XR.

Now, Apple has shared its own roundup of iPhone XS reviews, and as you would expect, the company focuses on the positives…

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Telegram to transition to faster & more battery-friendly Swift-built app for iOS

Back in January, Telegram released its new ‘Telegram X’ application for iOS, which it has offered in conjunction with the standard Telegram Messenger app. The difference between the two is that Telegram X is built entirely with Apple’s Swift language. Today, however, Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced that Telegram is transitioning entirely to its Swift-built application.

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