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Apple’s WWDC 2018: What to Watch For

05 Juin 2018

Apple said it was working on "new features and enhancements" to address the concerns, and in March added a new webpage to educate parents about existing controls.

"Some apps demand more of our attention than we might realise", Mr Federighi said.

Breaking from its high country nomenclature, Apple has titled its new operating system macOS Mojave, and it aims to merge popular iOS features with the Mac ecosystem, clean up the desktop view, and improve security protections.

The big talking point about iOS 12 is that, much like the recently announced Android P, the software will place more importance on letting you switch off from your device.

The iPhone's new Screentime app in iOS 12 allows users to see detailed reports about how frequently they use their phone and, specifically, individual apps, too.

In fact, Apple employees are already testing the NFC technology on their iPhone to unlock doors at the company's headquarters, according to The Information, which, citing sources familiar with the matter, first reported on the NFC changes coming down the pike. The Group FaceTime app allows people to join the call whenever, too, allows an audio-only connection from Apple Watch, and features a new floating tile-based UI that grows a person's tile when they are talking to make them more visible to the call's participants.

It then shuts the app off, until users change the setting, executive Craig Federighi said Monday on stage at Apple's annual developers conference.

The company released a software release called iOS 11.4 on Tuesday that unlocks more features for the smart speaker. Data miners can use unique characteristics about attributes of users' Mac hardware and OS to identify them. There are also enhanced notifications that'll let you interact with third-party apps, letting you do things like modify the time of a reservation with Yelp on your wrist.

We also got a glimpse at interactive notifications from Yelp and other apps, WebKit integration for richer web content, and the long overdue addition of podcast streaming on Apple Watch.

We only saw a brief demo of this, but it looked like a fun new app. Apple is also using AR in other ways to: showing you what a guitar will look like in your house, for example.

The other big new feature is Stacks which will help you tame a busy desktop by organizing files into neat groups. In Apple's most recent quarter, services revenue hit $9.1 billion, beating Wall Street expectations and providing a bright spot for revenue growth as the smartphone market matures. This is a multi-year project, he stressed, adding the first iOS apps Apple will bring to macOS will be made by Apple. Whenever those new wallpapers become available for download, we'll inform our users about it. It's available for developers now and will be released to the public later this year.

There's now an Apple News app on Mac, as well as a Home app with support for using Siri to control HomeKit devices.

As part of better Portrait mode in the camera, third party apps will be able to use the software to separate the foreground and background of a snap to play with new cool effects.

Apple will livestream the event on its website. You can snooze this alert, and turn it off. Apple believes it will help children limit their screen time. In January, two major shareholders wrote a letter to Apple asking the company to add more parental controls and to study the impact of excessive iPhone usage on mental health.

Apple’s WWDC 2018: What to Watch For