The first iOS 12 public beta has been out for a few weeks giving beta testers plenty of time to discover all the new features not highlighted by Apple. The Cupertino company's main focus has been on performance. iOS 12 promises to be faster, more responsive, and "more delightful," according to the official preview page, but that doesn't mean there are no new bells and whistles. Here are 5 noteworthy iOS 12 features that didn't make Apple's initial WWDC keynote:
Tomorrow is World Emoji Day, and Apple has previewed its upcoming new Emoji designs in a post celebrating the annual holiday. Every year since its founding in 2014, World Emoji Day offers an opportunity to celebrate your favorite Emojis. This year, even Kim Kardashian is getting into the spirit, by launching her new Kimoji fragrances.
Those who are signed up for Apple's Beta Software Program and testing iOS 12 may have noticed that it offers a new way to share photos - by sharing a direct link to your iCloud Photos that will last for 30 days. Not all features found in beta make it to the official iOS, but hopefully this one will, as it pretty useful for sending multiple photos. Instead of actually attaching each photo to an email or sending them in Messages, you are merely posting a link.
Back in the day, iOS always showed On/Off Labels on toggles, making various Settings appear like a power switch. More recent versions of iOS have removed this indicator, opting instead for a more clean-looking design. For those who could use an additional visual cue besides the color green, or simply enjoy the old look, it's possible to restore these labels.
MetaArcade has brought Chaosium’s award-winning role-playing game Call of Cthulhu to the Apple App Store. Cthulhu Chronicles is an interactive, choose your own adventure-type RPG where players must navigate their way through Arkham City while keeping their sanity intact.