Here are a few new features to look forward to in iOS 12:
Group video calls! FaceTime is adding a group video for calls up to 32 people.
To help you cut down on your screen time (optional, of course), there are tools in the operating system to show you how many notifications you receive, how often you pick up your phone, and how much time you spend on different apps.
A detail that many will be happy about is the App Strip in Messages. In iOS 12, the App Strip will take up less space as you type.
There will be several improvements to Siri, such as shortcuts or Siri suggestions, in which it will learn your routines and suggest things for you, such as ordering coffee when you’re on your way to work. Supposedly Siri will help you search for passwords.
Tip of the month
Cortana Show Me app to help with Windows 10 functions
Instead of walking you through steps to accomplish many tasks, Windows 10 now offers a free app to not only show you the steps, but to do them for you as you follow along. If you need to slow the process down, all you need to do is wiggle your mouse and it will pause. To get this free app, click here. (You will have to log in with your Microsoft account.)
Once the app is installed, you should be able to find it in your Start Menu. When it is opened, you will find a series of boxes displaying a handful of the most common tutorials with a list of categories for further investigation. The fun of Cortana Show Me is that the app actually moves the cursor on the screen to visually show you the “how” with a small halo around it to make it easier to see.
Each tutorial takes less than a minute. Here are a few of the 50 tutorials available: