WhatsApp notifications just got a lot better on iPhone

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WhatsApp is finally giving iPhone users media previews inside their notifications.

When you receive an image or a GIF, you’ll have the option to view it without having to unlock your phone and open WhatsApp. The new feature can be disabled if you don’t like it, however.

iOS 12 beta users plagued by false update notification

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“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.”

You’re probably tired of seeing this message if you’re running iOS 12. It now pops up every time you unlock your iPhone or iPad. Yet there is no update available, and there is no practical way to prevent the popup from appearing over and over again.

The good news is your device isn’t broken. Everyone running the iOS 12 beta is experiencing the same thing. But what’s causing it?

Apple teases iOS 10 users with new iOS 11 features

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A redesigned Control Center is one of many changes to look forward to in iOS 11.
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Apple has begun promoting new iOS 11 features to iOS 10 users ahead of the update’s public release.

The Tips app is issuing notifications that tease things like iOS 11’s redesigned Control Center, giving users a chance to preview them before the mobile operating system’s release in coming weeks.

iPhone’s electromagnetic radiation powers Lunecase’s bizarre glowing symbols

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We know the iPhone emits radiation, but how much? The answer: Apparently enough to light up luminous glyphs on the back of an iPhone case. A bunch of inventive Ukranians — the same ones who brought us the iBlazr LED phone flash — figured out this little trick, and created the Lunecase, an iPhone 5/c/s case with symbols on the back that light up when you receive a text or phone call.

Google Now Notifications Begin To Appear In Chrome For Desktops

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We already know that Google is preparing to bring Google Now notifications to the desktop through its Chrome web browser; the first trace of them appeared in an early Chrome Canary release back in March. But it appears that the feature is nearing closer to its public release.

Chrome users are now being presented with the option to enable Google Now cards on Mac and Windows.

Mastering OS X Calendar: Change The Time You Get Notified Of All Day Events [OS X Tips]

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When you create a Calendar event, you have the option to have your Mac notify you of that event before it happens. In the case of an all-day event, however, you don’t have an easy option to change the time of day you’ll get the notification.

It can be done, however, with a little digging into the filesystem and a configuration file, letting you change the time of day you’re notified by default for all-day events.