Enhancing security measures is crucial in today's digital landscape. In a bid to provide users with a more secure and convenient authentication method, Google has introduced passkeys for Google accounts. This feature, already available on Chrome and Android, is now accessible for iOS users as well. By following a few simple steps, you can enable passkeys on your iPhone and sign in to your Google account using your iOS passcode, Touch ID, Face ID, or a hardware security key.
Beginning with iOS 17, Apple no longer requires payment of the $99 developer fee to access developer beta software. This means anyone can use their Apple ID to give the developer beta a whirl. Beware that developer beta software can be buggy and may cause problems on your device. Make sure to use a spare device or be ready to experience unexpected behavior.
Most users should really wait until the public beta of iOS 17 is released in July. This version will be more stable and ready for a wider release, even though the official launch of iOS 17 won't come until September.
As usual, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will showcase the latest announcements about software and hardware, including the highly anticipated Apple headset and Apple's upcoming extended reality platform. Apple fans and developers can watch the keynote presentation kickoff WWDC23 on Monday, June 5 at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern). The event will be broadcast from Apple Park in Cupertino, California on several different apps and devices.
There are many different ways to watch the keynote presentation from almost anywhere with a data connection:
YouTube has become a go-to platform for various audio content, from music and podcasts to educational lectures. However, listening to YouTube audio in the background on your iPhone usually requires a YouTube Premium subscription. Luckily there is a workaround that allows iPhone owners to continue listening to YouTube audio even when the device is locked.
While this method can continue playing audio from the iOS Lock Screen, it does not support background playback while using other apps on the iPhone.
Apple's Automatic Verification feature makes it possible to skip website CAPTCHA verifications in Safari. Anyone using an iOS device encounters CAPTCHA challenges, which are small tests that websites or apps require to prove they are human and not bots. These tests can be repetitive and waste time, but Automatic Verification helps to skip them automatically.