Apple reveals iOS 12 - The big upgrades

06 June, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Sergio Cook
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Siri is going to be filled with shortcuts, so much so that Apple is creating a shortcuts app for iOS 12.

Helping consumers and parents combat addiction and encourage healthier relationships with technology is expected to be on Apple's agenda at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

The new "Screen Time" feature creates detailed daily and weekly Activity Reports that show the total time a person spends in each app they use, their usage across categories of apps, how many notifications they receive and how often they pick up their iPhone or iPad. Parents can also use this system to monitor and remotely place limits on how their children use their own devices.

iOS 12 introduces new features to reduce interruptions and manage Screen Time. The app control will also limit the usage of your kids iDevices via pre-set time limits on app, downtime on specific hours (bedtime), or always allow some apps.

Notifications, on the other hand, will be more interactive - for example, they will let you respond to reservations or pay for rides directly from within the Watch version of the app.

Don't confuse it with "multiple users.' iOS 12 for iPhone X has a new 'Set Up an Alternate Appearance" option in Face ID settings. iOS 12 is getting some meaningful updates that will help you be more productive and potentially less distracted by your device.

'With iOS 12, we're enabling new experiences that weren't possible before.

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Apple not only aims to help customers use social media apps less, it's limiting the ability of advertisers to track the personal data of people who use Safari on Macs.

Grouped notifications: We all get a rush of anxiety, or even panic when we see how many notifications our phone has racked up while away from it.

Apple rolled out new support for augmented reality applications as it unveiled a new format for digital objects that appear to live in the real world. In iOS 12, animoji have tongue detection. Finally, if you're trying to get into shape watchOS can help with that too.

The biggest Mac news at the keynote was that macOS Mojave would bring with it a completely redesigned App Store, which looks a lot like the one seen on iPhones. Apple plans to instead send out generic data to such collectors, making a user's device look just like any other Apple device.

Apple will also be releasing a new Shortcuts API for developers to take advantage of if they wish.

The Facetime video calling app now supports group conversations.

Comment fields and like and share buttons are now turned off by default in Safari. Apps can now be programed to extend their functionality into Siri so that you can issue voice commands related to them. It'll put up pop-ups throughout toe OS to alert you when apps want access to various services, and it'll stop ad networks from stalking you and building a shadow profile over you in a direct middle finger to Zuckerberg's panopticon. You can now search for your favourite channels, news sources, and more.

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