Apple will now offer group FaceTime chats, more animojis for users

07 June, 2018, 02:48 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Apple kicks off its yearly WWDC conference for developers with focus on quality

Apple, kicking off its annual developers conference, appeared to be setting itself apart from Facebook, which has drawn the ire of privacy activists, and even showed how its software could prevent the social network from tracking users on Apple devices.

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Whatever Apple does, the software updates likely won't be available for a few months.

Currently, Apple's existing set of parental controls on iOS (found under General - Restrictions) in iOS takes an all-or-nothing approach, where parents toggle on or off Apple's own apps, configure which apps, music, books, and videos can see based on their ratings.

Podcast lovers will be glad to know that you will finally be able to stream podcasts on the watch using Apple Podcasts and Siri.

iOS 12 will come out later this year, it'll be supported on every single device that runs iOS 11 right now. The iPhone software update usually comes for free in September, shortly after the company unveils its latest iPhones.




Siri on the Apple Watch will become more proactive with useful information. That's partly because Siri's technology has fallen behind and it isn't used as much as an always-listening tool like Amazon's Alexa. This could include an updated ETA on your daily commute if traffic is looking bad, a prompt to start a workout, or the option to set an Apple HomeKit scene.

Read on more the most interesting announcements and how they'll change how you use your devices.

"We know there are people who would like extra help", Federighi said of curbing app time. Now, notifications can be actionable, allowing you to interact without hopping directly into the app itself.

With phone addiction becoming an increasingly serious PR challenge for Apple and other companies making smartphones and the stuff running on them, tech companies are under the gun to get us off our smartphones - even as they try to sell us more of them. The Pride Edition band is made of woven nylon, and each purchase includes a donation to LGTBQ advocacy organizations.

Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siri digital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features to help build anticipation for the next iPhones.

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