Apple Music adds music videos, launches with exclusives

Apple iOS 11.3 Update To Change The Smartphone Future

Business Chat is a new way for users to communicate directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. Apple says the feed from the camera in AR applications has a 50 percent sharper resolution in iOS 11.3, and also supports autofocus for the first time. This will allow customer support agents using Zendesk to provide prompt and responsive support to customers who use Messages on Apple devices.

The iOS Health app has gained a Health Records section, through which patients of nearly participating 40 health care institutions in the U.S. can view their health records. They'll show information like allergies, vaccines, lab results and any medications you've been prescribed as a timeline. "Health Records data is encrypted and protected with a passcode", the release said.

In the wake of recent revelations around Facebook's handling of user data, and in the lead up to the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Apple is updating the way it informs users about how personal information is used.

Apple's changes are created to give users the right to data portability, a new right introduced by GDPR, by allowing them to get a copy of their data which can be transferred to another service.

Today Apple released the latest update to iOS, version 11.3, which adds the previously promised iPhone battery health settings, along with four new Animoji, ARKit 1.5, a new Music Videos section in Apple Music, and more. These can be found in Settings - Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later.

The final feature in the above list was added following a wash of criticism Apple received after it was uncovered that iOS slows down processor performance in some iPhones in order to prevent shutdowns.

Video is the obvious next step in the evolution of Apple's music streaming service.

The new "Music Videos" category is tucked in the "Browse" panel, and is now showcasing a couple of Apple Music exclusives and an Apple-curated "Today's Video Hits" playlist.

There are other improvements for Apple Music, Apple News, Apple TV, HomeKit, etc.

Commuters in Beijing and Shanghai can begin using Apple Pay on their iPhone and Apple Watch for an easy, fast and secure ride on Metro and bus lines.

This feature should serve to cut down on the success rate of phishing attempts by less-than-reputable third-party apps that seek to fool users into giving up their personal data.

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