How iOS 11 Curbs Uber's Over-Zealous Location Tracking

Friday, 22 Sep, 2017

With Apple's big iOS 11 update now rolling out, many users are discovering one of the update's more pesky features: a persistent app bar in the Messages app that seemingly doesn't go away.

- The rollout of iOS 11 gives Uber users the option of limiting app access to location only when the app is in use, regardless of the developer's desire.

On iPad, you get all the above, plus a new Dock interface feature, drag-and-drop of images etc between two apps in split-screen, a boring but extremely useful new app called Files and improved Apple Pencil support. The app from everybody's favourite Swedish discount furniture retailer allows you to place virtual furniture in your home to see how it will fit and look.

To record your screen on iOS 11, you first need to customise the fancy new Control Center.

It's interesting to note that iOS 11 has a built-in screen recording feature. Turns out that the control center isn't flawless and in fact has a major issue associated with it. Apparently, users will no longer be able to completely turn off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on their devices via the Control Center.

Making sure connectivity is regularly available does make some sense for Apple, as wireless connections to other devices are becoming a necessity for many people who use their phone to communicate with everything from their vehicle to the appliances in their home.

Apple says that it has made the decision so that various features continue to work. The actual wi-fi and Bluetooth chips in the phone remain powered on.

Apple has been supporting 64-bit apps on the iPhone and through the App Store since the launch of the iPhone 5s in 2013.

Thanks to the new Control Centre and Force Touch, your flashlight app just got a lot more functional.

By just holding one Apple product such as an iPhone or iPad near each other they can sign in on the Apple ID automatically, taking your personal settings, preferences, and content as quick as a flash. If you choose to move it, typing with one thumb is much, much easier.