Face ID unlocks mayhem in new iPhone X ad


Face ID irl would be ahmazing!
Photo: Apple

Face ID completely changes the way users interact with their iPhone, but imagine if every physical lock could be opened with just a glance.

In Apple’s newest iPhone X ad, the powers of Face ID get unleashed on the real world after a high school girl discovers (or imagines?) she has the power to open anything with her face.

Watch the mayhem unfold:

iOS 11.3 inches closer to launch with sixth beta


iMessages in iCloud is coming in iOS 11.3.
iOS 11.3 finally brings Messages to iCloud.
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The public launch of Apple’s biggest iOS update in 2018 so far might be just a few weeks away, now that developers just received another beta build for iOS 11.3.

Apple seeded iOS 11.3 beta six to developers this morning, bring a bunch of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone and iPad.

Fortnite on iOS will totally blow your mind


Fortnite iPhone X
The true Battle Royale experience in your palm.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

My plan to get to bed early last night was ruined when Epic Games dropped a Fortnite Battle Royale invite in my inbox. I had been itching to play it since I signed up for early access on Monday, so I ignored my body’s desperate calls for sleep and dived right in.

I had already played Fortnite on PlayStation 4 and PC, so I had a good idea of what to expect with the mobile version. Epic promised it would deliver exactly the same experience. But I had no idea what the game would look like, or if it would even be worth playing with touch controls.

I was blown away. Here are my first impressions of Fortnite on iOS.

How to use Split Screen on iPad


split screen
No, not this kind of split screen.
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The iPad has an amazing split-screen mode. It’s called Split View, and it lets you use two apps side-by-side. On certain iPads, you can even float a third app over the top. Split View lets you drag and drop text, pictures, links and almost anything else between apps, just like on a Mac or PC. It’s also super-easy to use. Let’s see how.

Nixing the Home button could bring 11-inch iPad


11-inch iPad Rumored
An 11-inch iPad would fit between the company’s current 12.9- and 10.5-inch models.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple continues to improve the iPad Pro design, with a nearly bezel-less version reportedly in development. This could mean an 11-inch iPad the same overall size as the company’s current 10.5-inch tablet.

This will supposedly be the first iPad with Apple’s Face ID as the technology expands beyond the iPhone X.

YouTube finally goes dark on iOS


YouTube dark mode iOS
Dark mode has landed on iOS.
Photo: YouTube

YouTube’s dark mode, introduced just under a year ago, has finally landed on iPhone and iPad. It was the most requested feature among mobile users, YouTube says — and it makes late-night video binges even more enjoyable.

iPad app could make cancer screening as easy as ordering from Amazon


The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a real screamer.
Forthcoming iPad app will remind people to regularly screen for cancer.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Researchers have developed an iPad app that makes setting up lifesaving colon cancer screenings “as easy as booking a hotel room online.”

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Early screening can dramatically reduce mortality rates, yet more than one-third of Americans who fall within the most likely age bracket go unscreened every year.