source Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On Monday at its annual developer conference, WWDC, Apple announced the next major update to the iPhone and iPad: iOS 12, the annual upgrade to Apple’s mobile operating system. The update, likely to arrive this fall, includes some major new features, along with several incremental changes designed to make using your device a lot easier. Among the notable additions: a standalone Measure app that’s like a virtual tape measure, third-party app support for CarPlay, grouped notifications, and customizable animated avatars called memoji. Here are all the new features included in iOS 12. Apple is adding a brand-new app called Measure. source Apple Measure helps you take measurements of real-world objects. The app uses your iPhone’s camera to virtually take accurate readings, letting you see the width, length, and height of things just by tapping your screen. Plus, if you point Measure at a photo, … [Read more...] about Apple just announced iOS 12 — here are all the major changes coming to iPhones and iPads later this year
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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?
source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider There’s one word that sums up Apple’s latest iPad: safe. The new 9.7-inch device debuted earlier this month at an education-focused event in Chicago. Apple seemed to bill the device as the perfect option for schools, but as a sensible consumer product, too. The new iPad has a more powerful A10 chip built in and has support for Apple’s $100 stylus, called Apple Pencil. But the new iPad lacks a certain freshness. It’s not a design risk like the iPhone X, nor is it a true low-cost, kid-friendly-ish option like the iPhone 5c. The new iPad’s design has been recycled, its guts have been – nearly – duplicated, and even its cost remains the same (unless you’re a school, teacher, or student, in which case, the price is now 10% cheaper). This isn’t necessarily a bad move on Apple’s part, though. For anyone who’s actively shopping for a tablet for the first time, … [Read more...] about Apple’s latest iPad may be boring, but it’s the perfect tablet for most people
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