apple ios 15.2 beta update: here’s a list of new features coming to iphones
NEW DELHI: Apple has released the second beta update for the upcoming iOS 15.2 update. The tech giant has released the update for the developers for testing purposes. This new software update adds a slew of new features. Here’s what is new in this update
Legacy Contacts
With the Legacy Contacts feature some of the trusted persons will be able to access your Apple ID and your data after you die. The trusted contact will be able to access your messages, photos, notes, files, device backups and more. However, the iCloud Keychain password will remain inaccessible. Users will be able to access the Legacy Contacts option from the Settings app.
Find My Lost Item Scanning
Apple is adding a new option in its Find My app. The option called ‘Items That Can Track Me’ allow users to search for nearby items that might be used to track their location. Once activated, the Unknown Items feature can scan everything nearby and will allow users to know if a device that belongs to someone else is nearby. If an item is detected then Apple also gives instructions on how to disable it. Users will also get an “Help Return Lost Items” option.
iPadOS TV app
Apple introduced the new design for the TV app with iPadOS 15. The TV app comes with a sidebar for easy navigation. The iOS 15.2 update brings a dedicated ‘Store’ tab in the TV app which can be used to access movies and TV shows.
Hide My Email
You can use this feature directly from the mail app. At the time of composing an email you just have to select the ‘hide my email’ option and it will then generate a random email address. The feature is available for everyone who has an iCloud+ plan.
Communication Safety
With this latest update, Apple is also enabling the Communication Safety feature in Messages for children. The feature will scan incoming messages on children’s devices for nudity and must be enabled by parents.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Dr. Brain plunges deeper into conspiracy and sci-fi [Apple TV+ recap]

The truth is getting closer, and weirder, in this brain-melting South Korean sci-fi show. Photo: Apple TV+ Dr. Brain, Apple TV+’s new series from visionary genre specialist Kim Jee-Woon, drives headlong toward answers, both disappointing and cathartic, in the second-to-last episode of the exciting first season. Can brain-syncing scientist Sewon ...

View more: Dr. Brain plunges deeper into conspiracy and sci-fi [Apple TV+ recap]

9to5Mac Happy Hour 358: Kuo thinks AR will replace the iPhone, Apple Watch notifications, Beats Fit Pro hands-on

Apple celebrates the Best Apps of the Year but Apple Music Unwrapped remains non-existent. Zac and Benjamin discuss Ming Chi Kuo’s proclamation that Apple wants to replace the iPhone with AR within a decade, and discuss some possible improvements to how the iPhone handles mirroring notifications to the Apple ...

View more: 9to5Mac Happy Hour 358: Kuo thinks AR will replace the iPhone, Apple Watch notifications, Beats Fit Pro hands-on

Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. A pair of Apple executives has taken a deep dive into the world of Apple Watch bands — including the ...

View more: Apple execs explain the design philosophy behind Apple Watch bands

A small iPhone settings tweak made me like my selfies better

We'll show you how to mirror your iPhone's front camera to make your selfies look more familiar.

View more: A small iPhone settings tweak made me like my selfies better

How to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV

Casting content from a bite-sized mobile device to a bigger display is ideal for viewing photos, watching videos, and mirroring whatever’s on the screen of your smaller hardware to a panel with much more viewing real estate. With Apple’s AirPlay system, casting audio and video from your iOS device couldn’t ...

View more: How to connect your iPhone to a Samsung TV

LittleBITS: watchOS 8 Birthday Wishes, Printer Predicaments

After a quick observation about how Apple is making our devices ever more personal, it’s time to delve into a topic I find irritatingly opaque—variability in drivers for the same printer. A reader had trouble with color saturation with AirPrint drivers, and I’ve had issues with jobs using an AirPrint ...

View more: LittleBITS: watchOS 8 Birthday Wishes, Printer Predicaments

Apple VP of industrial design Evans Hankey goes in-depth on Apple Watch bands

VP of industrial design Evans Hankey and VP of product marketing Stan NG go in-depth with HYPEBEAST in a new interview exploring what makes each Apple Watch band unique. In the interview, Hankey speaks to the importance of preserving band compatibility between each generation: Since the first Apple Watch ...

View more: Apple VP of industrial design Evans Hankey goes in-depth on Apple Watch bands

Apple’s Mac chips could soon use a 3nm process for even better performance

Apple’s latest Mac chips — the M1 Pro and M1 Max inside the new MacBook Pro — are based on a 5nm manufacturing process. While that helps give them some pretty exceptional performance for the power required, it could soon be usurped by a 3nm process offering even better ...

View more: Apple’s Mac chips could soon use a 3nm process for even better performance

Time travel and weed take Dickinson to interesting new places [Apple TV+ recap]

Canadian car thieves find a new use for AirTags

The Grid Watch 1st Gen offers an incredible look at the first Apple Watch

Apple: NSO Group Spyware Was Used Against State Dept Employees

Apple Arcade just added two excellent mobile games

M1 MacBook Air anchors ‘grad school procrastination station’ [Setups]

Today in Apple history: World’s first iPad-only newspaper folds

Save $200 on Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 16GB, 512GB), plus $50 off AppleCare

NSO Group spyware used in hacks targeting U.S. State Department officials

Swagger builds up to the big game [Apple TV+ recap]

Award-winning, Viking-themed platformer Oddmar+ makes the jump to Apple Arcade

Deals: M1 iMac $100 off, Apple Watch Series 7, Anker Thunderbolt 4 hubs, more

OTHER TECH NEWS

;