Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

Here's what to expect at Apple WWDC 2018 iOS 12 new Mac OS upgraded Siri Apple might be working to cure the worst tech addiction of all: Your iPhone
Cecil Davis | 04 June, 2018, 07:03

Digital Health, a series of tools for the suspected iPhone and iPad system iOS 12, will help users to track how much time they're spending on their devices and using specific apps, people close to the matter have said. The company wants to spread more of that warm glow to its computers with a new feature that lets iPhone apps run on Macs, according to Bloomberg. But a report from the Information (paywall) suggests that Apple will loosen its restrictions on the NFC chips in its phones (which are now pretty much only used for Apple Pay), and developers will soon be able to use them for other functions, such as unlocking doors or cars.

The iPhone maker has released minor updates to its Apple TV software, branded as tvOS, annually at its developers conference since revamping the device in 2015. These details will be bundled into a menu inside of the Settings app in iOS 12, the likely name of Apple's refreshed mobile operating system, according to people familiar with the plans. The cross-platform will help solve Mac's app ecosystem problems.

So says Bloomberg, which reports that despite earlier rumours to the contrary, Apple's incoming MacBook upgrades - which includes a new MacBook Pro, new 12in MacBook and a "cheap" MacBook Air successor - won't debut at WWDC on Monday, and will instead be shown off later in the year.

US weighs more SCS patrols to confront 'new reality' of China
China claims the self-governing island as its own territory to be brought under its control by force, if necessary. He said Beijing was intimidating and coercing others in the region by putting weapons systems on manmade islands.

There's also a report from the Wall Street Journal (paywall) suggesting Apple is looking to get back into the advertising business.

We can clearly see in the leaked image that the notch area us much smaller than the iPhone X, which means that the phone will come with a smaller form factor.

Universal apps make a lot of sense for Apple - after all, the company has pitched the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement. Unlike previous year, there will be no announcements pertaining to the company's Mac lineup. This feature is the most significant update that Apple's wireless audio streaming protocol received in this past couple of years. iPhone owners should be happy to know that AirPlay 2 will add multi-room audio to iOS devices whenever the app is connected to compatible speakers. The speaker will likely compete against Google's and Amazon's lower-end smart speakers. Apple recently poached top Google AI executive John Giannandrea, after criticism about slow feature development compared to the competition.