The upcoming release of iOS 13.5 includes a COVID-19 exposure logging system that is designed to protect user privacy. The system has been developed thanks to a previously announced partnership between Apple and Google, bringing anonymous exposure tracking to iOS and Android devices.
Nowadays a flood of emails comes to inboxes every day. If you're being overwhelmed by too many messages, there are many notifications that can be stopped. Opting out of Apple subscription renewal receipts can help stem the tide, especially for those with several ongoing subscriptions. Now that everything from Apple Arcade to Apple News+ subscriptions are renewed monthly, the pile of confirmation emails can pile up quickly.
Apple has launched a new app and website with up-to-date information to help people stay informed about COVID-19 aka the coronavirus. Both the app and website were created in partnership with the CDC1, the Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA, according to the press release. The new COVID-19 screening tool and resources aims to help people stay informed and stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
Sometimes when a major natural disaster strikes, Apple activates iTunes donations to make it easy for customers to help. This summer is no different, with Apple opening up American Red Cross donations to help those affected by the wildfires rampaging across the state of California. If you'd like to donate, iTunes will transfer 100 percent of your donation dollars directly to the Red Cross.
Apple has introduced its latest mobile operating system at WWDC. iOS 12 promises to bring speed and stability enhancements to all iOS devices that are currently capable of running iOS 11. This means nobody who already uses iOS 11 will be forced to upgrade their hardware to get iOS 12. But increased speed and better security are not the only features on the horizon. Despite iOS 12 improvements being billed as mostly "under the hood" there are many other highlights coming to Apple devices in the public release this fall.