See what's new with Safari on iOS 12, from Facebook tracking alerts, to AR viewing

With all the fanfare around the iOS 12 announcement during Apple’s WWDC 2018 event, it’s easy to forget that WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference. After the keynote, Apple’s engineering honchos delved deep into working sessions presenting all that is new and fresh under the hood with its software from a developer perspective. 

One of those workshops was dedicated to Safari, both the desktop, and the iOS 12 edition. There, Apple listed a few new features that are arriving on Safari for our iPhone and iPads with its newest mobile operating system version:

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Google releases Wear OS Android P Developer Preview 2, here is what's new

Along with the first Android P beta build, Google released a new Wear OS Android O developer preview, aimed at those consumers who would like to test new features on their smartwatches.

Launched at Google I/O, the new Wear OS developer preview 2 brings support for Actions on Google, as well as important power-related enhancements such a new battery saver mode. Although the new version of Wear OS is already available for download, not everyone can get it.

If you haven’t read our previous report, Google has decided to redesign the Assistant on Wear OS and add support features like visual …

New 9.7-inch iPad vs iPad Pro and the old 9.7-inch iPad: what's different, anyway?

Dissecting a virtual frog – that’s just one of the many things you can do on an iPad! No, seriously: exploring the innards of a toad in AR was one of the demos at today’s Apple event – where a brand new iPad model was announced. This new iPad isn’t Apple’s best one yet. It isn’t the fastest, most advanced, or best-looking iPad ever released. Instead, it has a much more noble goal – to be the best tablet for the classroom. That’s great and all, but what makes it different from Apple’s other recent iPads? Weren’t they also ideal for school use? Allow us to elaborate on that.

Design and …

Apple Store app version 5.0 released, here is what's new

Apple has just updated the app that lets iOS users interact with its online store. Since this is a major release, Apple tagged it version 5.0, so here is what you’ll get with the latest update.

First off, the new version of Apple Store is meant to turn the app into a more personal and relevant experience for iOS users who like to shop directly from their handsets. In order for that to happen, the application gained a couple of improvements like product and session recommendations, as well as the options to see Favorites in stock, and scan and buy accessories right from the iPhone.

Furthermore, …

Fitbit OS 2.0 arrives on the Ionic: here's what's new

Fitbit just recently announced a new smartwatch, the Fitbit Versa, but it hasn’t forgotten about it’s older products. The company yesterday announced that Fitbit OS 2.0 will begin gradually rolling out to the Ionic line of watches in the coming days. To keep things in order, just around 10 percent of Ionic users will receive the OTA update day one, while everyone else will be able to get in on the fun in a few weeks time, the company assures.

So, what’s new in Fitbit OS 2.0?
Fitbit Today
Fitbit Today is perhaps the biggest …

You know what's bad design? The Bixby button on the Galaxy S9/S9+

You know what inevitably happens when you get a great device, whatever it may be? Eventually, after the initial period of excitement has passed and you’ve settled with the device, you start noticing the small, annoying things. Things that make you go, “Wow, how could they make such a nice thing and do something stupid like that at the same time?” Such is the case with the Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, in my experience.

Don’t get me wrong, the phones are good — some of the best on the market right now — and this irk that I have with the Bixby button is likely far from a deal-breaker …

Mozilla launches Firefox 59 on Android, here's what's new

Two months after the release of Firefox 58 on Android devices, Mozilla is pushing out yet another major version of the mobile browser. The new iteration brings a couple of new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements.

The most important seems to be the ability to use Firefox for Android as an Assist App, which will allow users to start a search by long-pressing the home button. In order to take advantage of the new feature, you must head to Settings / Apps & Notifications / Advanced / Default apps / Assist & voice input / Firefox.

Additionally, Mozilla included support …

In-display finger scanners do work with protectors, so what's up with the Note 9?

While Samsung reportedly ran out of time to implement in-display finger scanner on the Galaxy S8, and, now, the Galaxy S9, one could reasonably expect that the Note 9 would be the high-end gear that this type of unobtrusive fingerprint recognition technology would make a cameo in. 

Not so fast, advised reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last week, informing us that the Note 9 won’t have a reader hidden under its display glass. While a few of the reasons he cited sound familiar, the one that said such scanners won’t work with screen protectors was a new thing, …

What's your favorite new Android P feature? (results)

Yesterday, we did a review of Google’s just-released Android P developer preview, detailing all the new features that may come with the final Android 9.0 release. These include new visuals, transitional animations, notification layout, privacy enhancements, wide color and high efficiency media format support, and a whole lot more. 
We were curious which of the chief new Android P features that got revealed in the developer preview has piqued your interest the most, and, as you can see from the poll results above, the new looks and privacy …

What's your favorite new Android P feature?

Google just released the Android P developer preview onto our unsuspecting heads, and detailed a few of the new features that will come with the final Android 9.0 release in the video above. There is a more where that came from, though, including new visuals, transitional animations, notification layout, privacy enhancements, wide color and high efficiency media format support, and a whole lot more.
If the update still feels a bit underwhelming to you, it’s because Google doesn’t want Samsung owners to be frustrated has been introducing front-facing …