Apple Is Upgrading Location and Photo Privacy Features

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"iOS 11 gives iPad users the powerful app functionality they need to take advantage of everything iPad is capable of and brings hundreds of new features and incredible updates to the iOS apps iPhone and iPad users enjoy every day". Some of the best non-hardware unveilings included Monument Valley 2 for iPhone and Amazon Prime Video's debut on Apple TV.

Do you ever get the urge to look at a text message while you're driving, or flick through Twitter while waiting in a line of traffic on the motorway?

In-app purchases will get a lot more attention in the App Store redesign in an effort to better promote the content that is now buried only on an app's main product page.

The new setting option, seen below with Uber as the example, is most definitely a positive development for user privacy.

As far as we're concerned, it should be mandatory on all cellphones. You can drag certain apps to hover over other apps, put them in split screen, and even drag and drop text, links, photos, and files.

iOS 11 is available today for developers, and will go into public beta by June-end 2017. And new versions used to be way more uncommon as approvals took over a week.

Deleting apps that are gathering dust is useful for reclaiming storage space and generally keeping your iPhone or iPad running smoothly, but before iOS 11 appeared, deleting apps also meant erasing the settings and other related data for an app. High Sierra will be available as a free download in fall, so will iOS 11. It's hard to say exactly how this new functionality will play out, but with Apple now embracing NFC it's definitely one to keep an eye on. Apple could tweak any of the teased features of the software, so if you're counting on drag and drop making an appearance on iPhones in the future, all you can do for now is play these videos and hope. (Uber was criticized previous year for removing the "only when using" option.) Apps will be able to access single photos from a user's library, rather than their entire photo history, and will be given write-only privileges so that users can save images from an app without granting it complete Camera Roll access.

The new OS gives iPads a redesigned dock at the bottom of the screen that acts more like the dock on an iMac. Interestingly enough, Apple has fixed an oversight by Microsoft, allowing users to simply share access on a per-person basis rather than blanket share to everyone on their contact list automatically.