SAN JOSE - Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will kick off on Monday (June 4, United States time) with a keynote address at the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre. The WWDC keynote announcements will set the software roadmap for Apple's present and future products in the year ahead. There might be a chance of hardware announcements too. Here's what we can expect at WWDC 2018. SOFTWARE The most definite thing about WWDC is that new software will be released. So, we may see the new iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads, macOS 10.14 for Mac computers, watchOS 5 for Apple Watches and tvOS 12 for Apple TVs. - iOS 12 There are rumours from multiple sources that the upcoming iOS 12 will be focused on improving the stability and performance of the mobile operating system, rather than implementing more flashy features that users do not usually use. But, interestingly, there are reports that Apple will introduce a feature called Digital Health, which lets users monitor their time … [Read more...] about What to expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018: iOS update focusing on stability and performance?
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source Hollis Johnson Apple on Thursday released iOS 11.3, an updated version of its smartphone operating system. The update includes four new Animoji, more immersive augmented reality features, and a beta version of iPhone Battery Health, which lets you check the health of your iPhone’s battery. The latest iOS update for iPhones and iPads is here. On Thursday, Apple released iOS 11.3, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The updated software came standard on Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad announced this week, and is now available to download for iPhones and iPads. The iOS 11.3 update includes new features like improved augmented reality, new Animoji (if you have an iPhone X), and a beta version of iPhone Battery Health, which lets you see information about your iPhone’s battery capacity and performance. Apple added the battery health feature after it was revealed that Apple was … [Read more...] about Apple just released iOS 11.3 — here’s what’s new in the massive iPhone update, and how to download it
Home-entertainment hub Apple TV has some improvements in the latest version – Apple TV 4K – including better picture quality and faster performance. Anyone new to Apple TV should understand it’s not a TV set. It’s an Internet-based video on-demand receiver that will pull in content from many providers around the world. But it does more than play streaming movies and TV shows. It can be a gaming computer and can stream tunes from Apple Music. Once connected to the App Store, you can transform your living room with games and apps for fitness, learning, travel, shopping, cooking and more. The Apple TV 4K box is tiny – 35mm high, 98mm wide and 98mm deep and just 425 grams. You have a builtin power supply and a removable power cable, an HDMI 2.0 port for 4K HDR movies, and a Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting to a home router. Wi-Fi will connect to a 802.11ac router with MIMO fast and stream movies wirelessly. You can enjoy the 4K HDR experience … [Read more...] about Apple TV pulls in 4K content
Apple Inc has officially confirmed that iTunes will not be available via the Microsoft Store in 2017. Instead, the tech giant is pushing its availability back until 2018. Contrary to what had been announced by Microsoft back in May, iTunes will not be arriving within the month due to time constraints. The news came after Apple confirmed less than a month ago that smart speaker HomePod will not be available in December and it should go on sale early in 2018 instead. Also read: iMac Pro to arrive in Singapore before Christmas for S$7888 "We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right," said an Apple spokesperson via an emailed statement to ZDNet. Microsoft first confirmed at the Microsoft Build conference on May 12 in Seattle, Washington that they have been working with Apple to deliver the iTunes app on the Microsoft Store, formerly known as Windows Store. Earlier that month was the launch of … [Read more...] about Apple delays iTunes availability at Microsoft Store
Tencent Holdings, China’s biggest internet company by market value, is on a collision course with Apple and Alphabet with its aggressive push into mini mobile applications, which allow users to bypass traditional app stores and run programs directly within its WeChat application.Tencent has re-engineered the WeChat messaging app in a way that applications smaller than 10 megabytes can run instantly on WeChat’s interface. It is now offering 580,000 mini programs after just one year of development, compared to the 500,000 mobile apps that Apple’s App Store published from 2008 to 2012, according to Hu Renjie, WeChat’s mini program director.“The mini program is a brand new product model which can seamlessly link the offline and the online together,” said Hu, adding that the mini program scheme has attracted 1 million developers.As well as bypassing the need for app stores, mini programs offer speed of access to users because they can be loaded instantly … [Read more...] about Tencent’s WeChat is on a collision course with Apple and Google – here’s how