Patent trollin': Apple sued over iOS 11’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Patent trollin': Apple sued over iOS 11’s ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been sued by SMTM Technology, widely regarded as a “patent troll,” for allegedly infringing on a patent with its “Do Not Disturb” iOS feature, as reported by AppleInsider. With the feature, iOS 11 can “sense” when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, texts, and notifications. 

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Apple's ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature in iOS 11 reduced driver phone usage by nearly 10%

Apple's ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature in iOS 11 reduced driver phone usage by nearly 10%

EverQuote, Inc., am insurance marketplace in the U.S., has released data on the impact of Apple's Do Not Disturb (DND) While Driving feature in iOS 11 on the driving behavior of EverQuote's growing community of 500,000-plus EverDrive users. EverDrive is a free app designed to facilitate safe driving. It shows you you trip summaries, details on maneuvers, and gives you “useful feedback to become a better driver.”

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AWT TV Episode 14: July 10, 2017

AWT TV Episode 14: July 10, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software. Be sure to subscribe to the Apple World Today video channel on YouTube.

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Do Not Disturb enhanced in iOS 10 - How to enable Emergency Bypass

Do Not Disturb enhanced in iOS 10 - How to enable Emergency Bypass

iOS has included a Do Not Disturb feature for a long time. With this option enabled, any contact you have designated as a “favorite” causes your iPhone to ring while other calls are silenced and sent to your voicemail.

One Do Not Disturb feature I have often wanted is for text messages from favorites to make a sound when Do Not Disturb is enabled. Apple delivered this option with Emergency Bypass in iOS 10, which must be set up manually for each contact you want to be alerted to. To do this:

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