Soon iOS 13, Apple’s newest software for iPhones, will bring a slew of features big and small to your phone. Dark mode, new photos tools and a swipe-able keyboard are some of the bigger ones, with new Maps tools, security features and the ability to customize Memoji avatars folded in for good measure. While Apple highlighted certain features, keep in mind that the company often reserves some surprises for the iPhone reveal each September. There may be more features yet to come.
One big change to iOS 13 is that it doesn’t directly fuel the iPad. Apple split off a new OS just for tablets called iPad OS. The new iPad OS is based on iOS for iPhone, so you’ll find similarities with the phone’s core features there.
The iOS 13 unveiling at Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference comes just weeks after Google, Silicon Valley’s other titan of tech, trickled out more details about Android Q, Apple’s chief software rival. Today with iOS 13, it’s Apple’s turn to woo app-makers and wow future buyers with everything that iPhones and iPads running iOS 13 will soon be able to do.
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iOS 13 is packed with new features
Apple’s ability to engage buyers with iOS 13 is particularly important in 2019. The iPhone-maker has seen iPhone sales slow in step with competitors across the board. Meanwhile, the next iPhones will likely lag behind other Android rivals in key features like support for 5G speeds, periscope zoom and a standalone night mode for ultraclear camera shots. But over the years, Apple has proven that it can create must-have software tools and apps, like FaceTime video and iMessage.
Dark mode, which replaces a light screen with a dark screen, comes across core apps in iOS 13, including the calendar, music, and photos apps. This appears to be system-wide, but we’ll need to see if there are any exceptions. Dark mode is a popular trend across apps, and will come to Android Q, too.
Android users have been swiping their keyboards to type for years, through a number of third-party apps, like Swype. At long last, Apple has added the ability, letting you trace a word to spell it out.
Apple calls it QuickPath typing. In theory, it’s faster and just as accurate as pecking away at the virtual keyboard, and you still get spelling suggestions as you go along.
The feature is especially useful for one-handed typing.
Portrait lighting for photos, rotate a video
A new photos tab gives you access to some of the new tools Apple’s adding here. For example, you can now remove duplicate photos and highlight best shots.
Portrait lighting, the tool within your iPhone’s native camera app, adds more lighting effects to smooth your skin — you can also change the intensity and location of your light for portrait lighting.
More editing filters add accents called vignette, vibrance, auto enhance and noise reduction.
Photo editing gets a boost, too, with a new ability to adjust pictures by tapping and dragging with your finger. The editing tools also come to video, which means — yes — you can rotate a video if you accidentally shoot it in the wrong orientation. You can apply the new filters and video effects as well.
Other new camera features in iOS 13
The photo apps will automatically organize photos by year, month and date, which will make it easier for you to find photos.
Live photos and videos play as you scroll.
View photos based on each day, month or year.
Find My Phone and Find My Friends joins forces
The rumors were right. Apple folded Find my Phone and Find My Friends into a single app called Find My. While locating nearby friends is fine, the real value is in finding your lost or missing devices (e.g., the iPhone that fell behind the couch) even when they’re offline, using a Bluetooth beacon.
The tool is encrypted and anonymous, Apple says, and it won’t let phone thieves install or reboot your iPhone unless you activate it.
This is Apple’s version of logging in with Facebook and Google, with one major exception. Those tools can be used to track you online, but Apple’s version will use your iPhone or iPad to authenticate your credentials when you log in. You tap to authenticate with Face ID without revealing any personal information about yourself.
You can also choose to share or hide your email address, and can ask Apple to create a random email for the app or service that forwards to your actual email address, therefore masking your real identity without making you use a junk account.
Apple also blocks apps to track your location from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and lets you decide if you’d like apps to ask your permission each time it requests your location data.
Siri finds a new voice
Siri, Apple’s new voice assistant, gets an audio update in iOS 13. Instead of clipped voices, Apple is hoping the new Siri sounds smoother and more natural to your ears. Using AI software (a neural talk-to-speak network, specifically), Siri will speak with fewer gaps and non-human sounding modulations.
Create personalized shortcuts using a new Shortcuts app.
Suggested automations so you can customize your and create a template.
Siri reads messages as soon as they arrive and you can instantly respond.
Share a movie or song with friend with one tap.
Hand off a phone call or music from your iPhone to your HomePod.
CarPlay: Siri smart suggestions work here, like suggesting you open your garage door when you get close to home.
Siri Suggestions comes to the Safari browser.
Memoji avatars come to Messages, stickers
Apple’s Messages apps will now get support for Memoji profiles, which puts a thumbnail of your Memoji (an emoji of your face) into the Messages app. New controls let you go in depth with customization, makeup, even adding braces to your teeth. You also get a sticker pack across your iOS 13 devices.
iMessages will also now work on Dual SIM phones (unfortunately, we don’t have more detail than that).
New apps in iOS 13
Mail: Gets rich new fonts.
Notes: A new gallery view, support for shared folders.
Reminders: You can add details for when and where to remind you of an item.
Smart lists: Will let you tag a person in order to trigger sending a notification to another person, for example when you set up a time to talk.
Maps: Gets Apple Carplay support by the end of 2019. You’ll be able to see roads, beaches, parks and buildings, tag a place for favorites. Collections will give you a list of favorites to share with friends. Look-around will give you a high-def 3D view of the area. Landscape view will smoothly move down the street, letting you tap labels to learn more about new places.
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More new iOS 13 features
Send call spam straight to voice mail and silence unknown callers.
Mute thread in Mail.
Add attachments to events in Calendar.
Time-synced lyrics when you play music.
Support for 3D AR apps like Minecraft Earth, coming to iOS 13 this summer.
Face ID unlocking is now 30 percent faster.
Apps launch 2x faster.
Downloads are 50% smaller and updates 60% smaller.
In a recently-published video, geology lecturer Arjan Dijkstra dons a white lab coat and a protective face shield, drops an iPhone 4S into a blender, and pulverizes it. Dijkstra wasn’t taking out his frustration on his phone in a culinary setting—the act of destruction was all in the name of raising public awareness.
Dijkstra and fellow University of Plymouth geology lecturer Colin Wilkins want to document and bring attention to the amount of raw material in our smartphones, including conflict minerals—metals that are often traded or sold to finance armed groups in conflict zones. Smartphone makers like Apple provide a broad outline (pdf) of what metals the company uses, but not the exact makeup of the components in phones and tablets.
The goal of the experiment was to “show everybody just how much of these materials are used in what is quite a small item—that we put into our pockets,” Wilkins says.
After decimating the iPhone, the two scientists separated its remains into several petri dishes. A small mound of fine powder residue was then mixed with sodium peroxide at a scorching hot temperature of nearly 500˚C (932˚F) to study the chemical composition of the smartphone.
The results indicated the iPhone contained a fair amount of base metals, including an estimated 33 grams (1.1 oz) of iron, 6 grams of copper, 2.7 grams of nickel, and 0.7 grams of tin. Rare earth metals typically linked to conflict mining, including tungsten (900 mg or 0.03 oz) and cobalt (70 mg) were also detected, as well as small amounts of precious metals like gold and silver.
The researchers concluded that a hefty 10 to 15 kilograms (22 to 33 lbs) of ore, which minerals are extracted from, would need to be mined to produce a single smartphone.
Experiments deconstructing the contents of phones have been donebefore, and the geology lecturers admit they made the video to grab attention—even hiring a creative agency to help. They hope the slick film will be a useful reminder of the environmental and humanitarian toll of the world’s smartphone frenzy. “If we consider that we’re making 1.4 billion phones a year, then the consequences of not making an effort to recycle some or all of that metal are very significant,” Wilkins says.
The blender experiment comes a month after Apple filed its 2018 Conflict Minerals Report with the SEC, saying it remains committed to sourcing minerals that do not fuel armed conflict or aid those groups. But NGO reports have cast doubt on the effectiveness of efforts by electronic, electric vehicle, and phone-makers to curb the use of minerals and metals linked to rights violations. “Apple is the industry leader for responsible cobalt sourcing—but the bar is low,” Amnesty said in 2017.
The issue has not been an easy one for the tech giant to grapple with. In 2010, a consumer emailed Apple founder Steve Jobs about the company’s efforts at sourcing conflict-free minerals, according to The Daily Beast. “We require all our suppliers to certify in writing that they use conflict [free] materials,” Jobs responded.”But honestly there is no way for them to be sure. Until someone invents a way to chemically trace minerals from the source mine, it’s a very difficult problem.”
Classic makeup is synonymous with iconic makeup. When we think about classic makeup looks, our minds go back to the ones worn by stars in Old Hollywood. These looks continue to be worn today, due to their timeless nature.
But how can you recreate these timeless makeup looks yourself? And how can you pair these makeup looks with the classic outfits that you already have?
Below are three classic makeup tutorials that you can use all year long, for a variety of situations. They’re perfect for girls with classic style.
1. Nude and classic
This makeup look is so simple to do and not only that, it’s gorgeous. This look is classic because it is minimalistic and all you have to do is enhance your natural look with a few key products.
I wear this look for pretty much everything I do; whether it’s going to school, going out with friends for dinner, or having a weekend adventure. This look also goes with any outfit you want though for a fancy occasion, you may want to try one of the next two tutorials.
2. Red Lip, Cat Eye
Everyone knows that Taylor Swift totally rocks this look so if that classic girl can, so can you.
The cat eye may be intimidating but with the help of this makeup tutorial, you will be a pro. A red lip is also a good choice if you want to stand out from the crowd without sporting an insane amount of makeup.
You can use this makeup look for fancier occasions or for your day to day streetwear.
3. Glamorous Girl’s Night Out
Who doesn’t love putting on a little extra makeup for a fancy event or night out? This look, despite its glamorous appearance, is really quite simple and is perfect for the classic girl who wants to add a bit more pizazz to her night out makeup routine.
If you want to, this look can even be worn in day to day life if you like wearing extra makeup on a daily basis. I absolutely love the gold in this, a classic color, to really make the whole look pop.
What’s your favorite classic makeup look? Do you have any tutorials that you love to follow? Let us know in the comments!
Old Hollywood-style makeup will never go out of fashion and these three classic makeup looks are guaranteed to last you through every event, every year, and every outfit. You can’t go wrong with classic makeup; it’s relatively simple and easy to do. Try doing one of these classic looks for your next event!
Glynne kicked off the empowering ballad in an ivory gown with shoulder cutouts, singing into a mirror while flanked by an army of women peering into ring lights.
“Sometimes I try to embrace all my insecurities/ So I won’t wear makeup on Thursday/ ’Cause who I am is enough,” Glynne sang while removing her false eyelashes and wiping away her makeup.
Seated next to Glynne in a transparent jacket and sunglasses, H.E.R. took over the song’s second verse as the rest of the women onstage confidently revealed the faces underneath their makeup, their smiles projected onto screens throughout the arena.
For the rousing final chorus, the two stars stepped out from behind the mirrors as all the women silently rose in a powerful statement of female solidarity.
Glynne was nominated for four awards at this year’s ceremony, including British female solo artist, British artist video of the year and two separate nominations for British single of the year.