TvOS public beta 11.3 bridges HomePod with Apple TV via Airplay 2

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27 January, 2018

Business Chat is a new way for users to communicate directly with companies via messages, Apple noted.

Apple has rolled out an update to its Health app with the latest version of the iOS network, iOS 11.3.

With Business Chat, consumers can conduct a conversation with a company representative, schedule an appointment or make purchases using Apple Pay in the messages app. Business Chat doesn't share the user's contact information with businesses, Apple stated, and users can exit a chat at any time. The company says that they will be testing partnerships with Discover, Hilton, Lowe's and Wells Fargo.

Apple first announced AirPlay 2 at the Worldwide Developers Conference last September.

The first beta of iOS 11.3 was launched earlier this week, and Felipe Esposito of iHelp quickly spotted (below) that multiple strings of code within the software make mention of a so-called "modern iPad".

We'll dig in to the new Apple Watch update and unpack any changes included.

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Attorneys have asked a federal judge to temporarily halt Apple's iPhone battery recycling program, claiming the company could be destroying critical evidence in a lawsuit.

The app differs from a patient's online-based access to medical records because the records are moved permanently into the iPhone. You have your smartphone and your Apple ID, and you have it right there already with your most personal and deepest and darkest things already on your phone. Now it it easier to update to stay up to date to the most important videos on Apple News with the new video group in option.

Apple rejected his app because it provides "potentially inaccurate diagnostic functionality" that could "mislead or confuse your users", according to documents from the app review process seen by Reuters.

iOS 11.3 will support Advanced Mobile Location to automatically send your location to emergency services when they're called.

There are a huge number of scenarios in which this is useful and even life-saving, but now, AML is only supported in the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Sweden, Lithuania, and various parts of Austria. All Android phones running Gingerbread OS and higher support AML. The wireless standard builds on the original AirPlay with multi-room audio, HomeKit integration and other system-level improvements that allow users to listen to and control content throughout their house. We don't see any indication of AML being discussed for use in the United States, but if it's that much better than existing systems, perhaps Apple and Google can work to lobby USA cell carriers to support it. Apple has not forgotten its iBook, and with this update, has removed the "i" from its name. Reportedly, the iBooks Store will also become the Apple Books Store. Apple's new iOS 11.3 update brings a set of new Animojis for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.

That's all folks! This is what you will get in the upcoming iOS 11.3 update by Apple.

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