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If you're a developer working in Xcode, you might want to take a look at your software updates. iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS have gotten their second betas.
It turns out that iOS 10 will not free up a lot of the extra 150MB of space you could have if you could actually delete stock apps.
WWDC’s keynote has come and gone, and with it, we have seen a glimpse of Apple’s plans for the future. Not surprisingly, Apple’s plans are rather Apple-centric. I know what you’re thinking. “Duh, it’s Apple’s conference,” but what I found very interesting was that of all the updates, all the new features, all the new apps we saw, there was nary a mention of Android and the 85% of the world that it owns/that owns it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting that Apple should be promoting the competition at its own keynote, but when you stop and consider what Microsoft and Google have [...]
The 2016 Apple Design Awards go to an eclectic lineup of 20 iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac apps, ranging from obscure to universally acclaimed.
Watch our first impressions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and the new tvOS as part of Apple's WWDC 2016 event
Find out which iPhones, iPads and iPod touches you will be able to get iOS 10 on and then see which apps you can delete to save more space on your device.
When you buy a phone, mission one for the thing is to communicate. And with new features tacked onto the calls side and the iMessage side, we have plenty of communication going on.
New APIs for the call experience on iOS 10 can integrate plenty of neat-o features like voicemail transcription and enhanced identification of spam calls with third-party extensions (like through Tencent). If you have an iPhone for work, you can also route your personal iPhone calls through that work device.
Messages got a whole bunch of enhancements, starting with rich links that [...]
Apple just outdid itself by improving iOS in not one, not two or three or more departments, but ten to go nicely with the new platform’s name. Of course, at first glance, News and HomeKit upgrades are nowhere near as eye-catching as Siri’s reworked “intelligence”, but if you look deeper, you’ll actually find the latter a pretty big deal.
A standalone new Home app now sits on your iOS home screen by default, working on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch to help you easily control all your HomeKit devices. You can turn your smart lights on and off, change the temperature and make [...]
Apple Music’s user interface is changing for the simpler.
There are new sections for the app including Recent Music, For You and Browse.
For You contains a “Discovery Mix,” something like a “Discover Weekly” playlist for Spotify, a list of recently played music and daily curated playlists and albums for different styles and moods. One of today’s playlists? “Fasion Runway Strut”.
Browse brings you up to date with new tracks, new artists and top charts.
Radio brings you the Beats 1 stream, its schedule and a [...]
Google Photos may have been the first with the smart album in the cloud, but Photos on iOS won’t let Apple’s foes across the bay beat it.
Albums for geographical, time-based events — otherwise known as “Trips” — get compiled with not only all the pictures of the event, but interface sections for who was there and where it was happening. HTC might not be too happy with Memories’s ability to create an auto-compilation of photos and movies into clips with different “moods” and stock music.
While it’s pretty much customary of Apple to tout every new software release as the biggest, greatest, most groundbreaking ever, iOS 10 may well deliver on its promise of being the “biggest iOS release ever for our users.”
There are ten pivotal add-ons in iOS 10 (obviously), starting with user experience. As vague as it sounds, you already know you’ll feel the across-the-board improvements, including to the lock screen and 3D Touch, the latter of which works with third-party apps like Uber or ESPN in a number of ways.
Control Center is another redesigned area of the [...]
When you talk about “OS X,” Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, ribbed his engineers for going on some “inspired” tour around California. Well, now it’s time to say hello to “Sierra,” but bye bye to Mac OS X. It’s “macOS Sierra”.
And there’s no shortage of mobile-related features that will be introduced to the Mac for continuity purposes.
Auto Unlock allows Apple Watch owners to unlock their Macs just by having their smartwatch nearby if both machines are on the same network. [...]
Just like your Apple Watch, the Apple TV streamer is getting a big update after WWDC, with Siri not only capable of searching through 650K movies and TV shows across various streaming services, but YouTube clips as well.
Live Tune-In is another “great new feature” introduced by Eddy Cue on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium stage, opening ESPN2 simply if you say the name. This is even available for the iPad, including on a developer preview ready to be downloaded starting today.
Yet the future of TV in general and, of course, tvOS in particular lies in apps, with 6,000 [...]
watchOS is getting a bump up to version 3. It will keep favorite apps in memory, speed up launches, and updates information in the background. More importantly, instead of the multiple seconds it takes to load an app and update its front-end data, it’s all instant.
The Dock is new to watchOS 3. By pressing the side button, you can fly through recent apps, all of them showing a live screenshot with new data for your quick glance.
Control Center makes a migration from iOS. With a swipe from the bottom, you get a quick look at battery and toggles. Quick reply options [...]
Apple is about to talk major software updates at its keynote of WWDC 2016. There are a couple of ways to watch it live and we'll have full coverage.
Apple's voice assistant on the iPhone and iPad may be working with a few tools it doesn't have right now to be on your Mac. It might soon.
iOS is pretty bland and has been for some time. Is it time for an iOS overhaul? Or should Apple keep running with what has been working?
The encrypted messaging service that is currently exclusive to iPhones and iPads may expand to welcome in the people of the green bubble: Android.
We're back from Lenovo TechWorld, and we're ready to share our first impressions on the Moto Z and Z Force, Phab 2 Pro, and Google Tango Augmented Reality!
As always, Apple is fairly hard to read ahead of the WWDC developer event debut. But we can still make a few safe bets about what's most likely coming.
Apple is adding new ways for its app developers to make more money than they are right now. Will it be enough? And how will customers react?
Microsoft is so confident its cross-platform apps set the gold standard on iOS that it's ready to be the ultimate party pooper with a post-WWDC event.
What will be revealed at the event? The chips are on Apple Music getting re-done, a more open Siri and a lot of new software. A lot.