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Apple announces Shortcuts, Suggestions for Siri at WWDC 2018

06 Juin 2018

After the event, the CEO has sat down with CNN for an interview, where he has spoken about topics covering privacy, DATA, a newly introduced screen-time feature on iOS 12, immigration and his political views.

The company opened its Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Jose, and while its typical for the tech giant to discuss the countless ways its devices are becoming even more intuitive to its users' needs, with this latest upgrade, Apple is doing the exact opposite. From there, members of the group call can choose to ignore the FaceTime request or drop out of a call at any time. The notch is still very much present on the 6.1-inch phone, but Apple will use an LCD screen instead of OLED, and a single-cam setup on the back instead of a dual shooter.

Apple now has a similar feature which lets you unlock a Mac with an Apple Watch.

Apple said its popular FaceTime service can now include up to 32 people in a video call.

The company released a software release called iOS 11.4 on Tuesday that unlocks more features for the smart speaker.

Last year, Apple added "intelligent tracking prevention" that imposes time limits on tracking cookies and takes other measures to try to prevent advertising tech companies from following users around the web. "Well, it turns out that these can be used to track you whether that you click on them or not". "If developers add Siri shortcuts to their existing iOS apps, the quantity and quality of voice-enabled apps for the Apple ecosystem - including iPhone, CarPlay, Apple Watch and HomePod - will greatly increase". The feature offers you a powerful dashboard that breaks down app usage by not only time, but the time of day you spend on the apps.

CalSTRS and Jana, which, combined, owned about $2 billion in Apple stock, say the company could help minimize "unintentional negative consequences" of overusing digital devices and spending too much time on social media.

Another welcome feature is grouped notifications.

The feature is highly welcomed as it will really help declutter your Notification Center.

Additionally, Siri Suggestions will take Siri a step further as a virtual assistant, with the digital helper proactively suggesting actions for users on their phone lock screens.

"I think it's a worthwhile effort that at least partly addresses how unnecessarily intrusive smartphones have become", said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.

With iOS 12, Apple is again doubling down on privacy.

However, it's flawless if you have a secondary device knocking around and you're keen to get a first look at what iOS 12 has to offer.

You can also create chains of commands with Shortcuts.

Finally, Voice Memos is coming to iPad! Users will also be able to set a time limit for themselves on a particular app.

Apple announces Shortcuts, Suggestions for Siri at WWDC 2018