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The launch of Apple’s iPhone X brought face recognition, animoji, and the notch into the mainstream.
Today (June 4), led by Tim Cook, Apple held their annual WWDC event, and the focus was entirely on improving the performance of their products with iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave and Apple TV. We break down the best highlights from the highlights from the event.
Apple’s software VP, Craig Federighi made it entirely clear to the attendees in the room that “for iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance.” Being that recent iOS updates have been very buggy lately this focus is warranted. There are definitely some new additions, changes, and improvements coming to your iPhone, IPads worth looking forward too.
Google introduced its digital well-being dashboard called Android P which wants to help users limit their phone use. Apple is aiming for the same with its new Screen Time feature which breaks down exactly how much you are using your iPhone and individual apps. Like Android P it will allow you to set a time limit for each app which will warn you when you are about hit your time limit and hit you with a “time’s up” message once the timer runs out.
If you always wanted to be able to facetime more than just one friend at one time the good folks at Apple have heard your cry. Thanks to iOS 12, you can now start a Facetime session that will feature up to 32 people. Now why you would want to be a part of a group text but with video is beyond us. We can see this feature being beneficial for conference calls maybe.
Apple is taking another page out of Google’s book with how iOS 12 will handle and store your photos. iOS 12 will now offer search suggestions, filter and effect suggestions as well as suggesting which friends to share the photo with. Honestly, something you similarly experience if you utilize Google Photo’s app BUT if you don’t want to download a Google on your iPhone (there are people like this) this update is for you.
Siri Gets An Upgrade
Apple is allowing third-party developers more integration with Siri giving them the ability to create shortcuts for the favorite digital assistant.
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Apple has unveiled the HomePod, a $ 350 wireless speaker with Siri baked right in.
Ask Norman Foster what, if anything, he’d like to change about Apple’s new headquarters, and he’ll need a moment to think. The famed architect, whose firm spent the last eight years perfecting plans for Apple’s massive campus, is mostly pleased with the results. But there is one thing he’d change.
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The cast of HBO’s Silicon Valley had a pretty strong reaction to Apple’s iPhone X launch leading us to wonder if this new phone is really all that.
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Apple presented new a Watch partnership, its new iPad Pro and Pencil stylus, a new Apple TV and of course, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus with 3D Touch, 4K video and Live Photo features.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews.
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Apple's effort to take a bite out of hiring traditionally underrepresented employees yielded mild efforts over the past year, per its newly-released diversity report. Since mid-2014, the company's hired 65 percent more women, 66 percent…
(Reuters) – Antitrust authorities in Europe failed to find evidence that Apple Inc's deals with record labels and online music streaming services are blocking rivals' access to its music streaming platform, Re/code reported, citing sources. The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, started an investigation in April and had sent out questionnaires to several record labels seeking information about their dealings with Apple. The investigation did not turn up evidence of any illegal activity, but the European Union will continue to monitor the market, the report said, citing sources.
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Democratic Senator Al Franken in a letter on Wednesday said that he was concerned that some Apple practices could limit choices and raise prices for consumers. The letter was sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.
Looks like Taylor Swift and Apple will make beautiful music together after all.
June 22 – Billboard magazine weighs in on Apple’s change of direction to pay artists during free trials of its music streaming service after pop star Taylor Swift calls out the tech giant. John Russell reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry.
“I actually did talk to Taylor today and I let her know that we heard her concerns and are making the changes.”
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THE BIGGEST APPLE developer event of the year kicked off this morning at Moscone Center in San Francisco. WIRED’s David Pierce attended the WWDC keynote, and he gives us a quick recap on all the news. There are enhancements coming to Apple’s desktop OS, it’s iOS software, and a big update to the three-months-old Apple Watch that includes support for native apps.
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Despite an underpowered processor and only one port, it may herald the future of notebooks.