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Rumor roundup: What to expect in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 [Video]

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iOS 13 could offer tons of huge improvements to Apple's mobile operating system.
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The last few weeks have been packed with rumors and leaks about what Apple may have in store for us with iOS 13 and macOS 10.15. With so much information coming out day after day, it’s hard to keep track of all the possible rumors.

Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled the full list of expected features coming this year to iOS and macOS. From dark mode to iPad updates, and new Mac apps to Siri improvements, here’s everything we are expecting (so far) in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.

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iOS 12's new Screen Time feature isn't a panacea for good parenting. Even small children can find workarounds.
Apple introduced its own Screen Time tools with iOS 12.
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iOS 12's new Screen Time feature isn't a panacea for good parenting. Even small children can find workarounds.
Apple debuted its Screen Time feature last year.
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Most phone users comfortable with their screen time

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Most phone users have no problems how much they’re on it.
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Only a small percentage of phone users expressed real concerns in a recent survey about how much time they spend on their device. And a large number of respondents were fine with it.

Still, a significant percentage of people use the tools offered by Apple and others to track their screen time.

How to password-protect any app on your iPhone or iPad

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A barrier, blocking things. That’s a genuine light-leak FYI.
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You know how iOS’ accessibility features often prove handy for all users? Like Live Listen, which lets you turn your AirPods into remote listening devices? Or a combo of settings that resurrects an iPhone with a broken screen?

The same is true for Screen Time. This feature tracks how long you spend using apps every day, and can help you limit that time. But you can also use Screen Time to password-protect any app on your iPhone or iPad.

Tim Cook starts his morning reading comments from Apple customers

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Apple’s CEO pays attention to what people outside the company are saying about its products.
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If you’ve ever wondered if anyone at Apple ever sees the online comments people post about iPhone, Mac, etc., you can rest easy: No less a person than CEO Tim Cook reads them every day.

And you might be surprised at how much time he spends doing so.

Tim Cook: Tech hasn’t done enough to push gender diversity

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Tim Cook gave an in-depth interview to HBO.
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Tim Cook thinks the tech industry has “missed” doing enough to push gender diversity to break up the male dominated culture in Silicon Valley.

Cook answered the question as part of an Axios interview on HBO, which aired on Sunday. In addition to talking gender diversity, Cook also discussed his daily routine, concerns about the mental impact of Apple devices on users, and privacy regulation.