Apple Music Updates App to Spotlight Popular, Curated Videos

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This new function follows Apple's admission that it slows down older iPhones to protect the battery as it ages and make sure the device doesn't suffer unwanted shutdowns.

With 11.3, owners of iPhone 6 devices or newer can check on their battery's health from the Settings app. If so, you'll see an option to turn it off. Keep in mind that this feature would only kick in if your device unexpectedly crashed on a handset with a weakened battery.

For now, though, let me highlight the two distinct features that many of you in particular have been waiting for, including one that will prevent Apple from throttling your phone when the battery has turned into a weakling.

Apple Music subscribers are now getting more for their monthly fee: music videos have been added to the streaming platform. The new privacy controls are created to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, which kicks in May 25, the Cupertino, California-based company said.

Increased transparency is a smart move by the company given current concerns about tech companies and their use of personal data.

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The privacy feature was announced in January, months before Facebook's data woes were made public.

In the wake of ongoing privacy debate, Apple has updated data and privacy information to give you a clearer idea of what data Apple needs from you. One oddity discovered upon the iPhone X's launch is that you couldn't use Face ID to authenticate for approval of Family Sharing purchases, which Touch ID has always allowed. The feature will aggregate existing patient-generated data in a user's Health app with data from their EHR - if the user is a patient at a participating hospital. "These new institutions, patients have greater access to their medical information including lab results, medications, conditions and more".

The web page will let users download data stored across individual apps and services. Try a bear Animoji!

The update also introduces a number of new features including new Animoji for iPhone X users, Business Chat for iMessage in the United States, new Health Records features in Health, and some standard bug fixes and performance improvements. 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.

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