Microsoft this week released a new beta version of its Office app for iPad with support for the Apple Pencil’s handwriting-to-text feature Scribble. The feature allows you to insert and edit text in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet using the Apple Pencil, with handwriting automatically converted into typed text. After enabling the Scribble feature in Settings → Apple Pencil, the feature can be used by tapping the Scribble Pen…

It has now been over a year since Apple announced plans for three new child safety features, including a system to detect known Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) images stored in iCloud Photos, an option to blur sexually explicit photos in the Messages app, and child exploitation resources for Siri. The latter two features are now available, but Apple remains silent about its plans for the CSAM detection feature. Apple initially said…

This week brought some shocking news for iOS 16 beta testers, with Apple bringing back the iPhone battery percentage to the status bar after a number of years. Other news and rumors this week included word that Apple has started recording portions of its media event planned for next month to introduce the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8, claims about iPhone 14 Pro pricing and Apple’s plans for switching AirPods…

There’s just about a month to go until Apple holds its annual September event focusing on new iPhone and Apple Watch models. We thought we’d take a quick look at everything that’s rumored for Apple’s September event to give MacRumors readers a rundown on what to expect when the first fall event rolls around. iPhone 14 The iPhone 14 can probably be described more as an “‌iPhone‌ 13S” because it’s not expected…

Samsung this week launched its fourth-generation foldable devices, the $1,000 Galaxy Z Flip and the $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold. Though there’s no sign of a comparable Apple foldable device on the horizon, rumors suggest prototypes are in the works, so we thought we’d take a look at Samsung’s newest smartphones to see what Apple needs to measure up to when a foldable iPhone does come out. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel…

In addition to redesigning the System Settings app on macOS Ventura, Apple has removed the app’s longstanding Network Locations feature, as noted by Jason Snell at Six Colors. The feature allowed users to quickly switch between different sets of Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and other network settings depending on their location, such as home or work. Given that macOS Ventura is still in beta, there is always a chance that Network Locations could return…

Facebook has been in a feud with Apple since the iPhone maker introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature that lets users opt out of being tracked across apps on its platforms. In the past, however, Apple reportedly discussed potential “revenue-sharing arrangements” with Facebook that could have given Apple a “slice of Facebook’s revenue.” According to The Wall Street Journal, which claims that most of the discussions occurred between 2016 and 2018, one…

Apple recently removed a mention of “Hide My Email” support in third‑party apps from the macOS Ventura features page on its U.S. website, as noted by French website MacGeneration. The feature was still listed on the page as of August 3, according to the Wayback Machine, but it was removed at some point since then. Apple’s website said that you would be able to “keep your personal email address private with Hide…

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 151 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, WebDriver, CSS, Rendering, Media, JavaScript, Web API, Web Components, Accessibility, Lockdown Mode, and Web Extensions. The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌…

The iOS 16 update focuses primarily on the Lock Screen and new features for apps like Mail, Messages, and Photos, but Apple did make some small changes to the Notes and Reminders app, adding a handful of new options. This guide highlights all of the new features in the ‌iOS 16‌ Notes and Reminders apps. Notes There are some quality of life improvements for the Notes app, most notably an option to…