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7 new security features Apple quietly announced at WWDC

Apple went big on privacy during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this week, showcasing features from on-device Siri audio processing to a new privacy dashboard for iOS that makes it easier than ever to see which apps are collecting your data and when. While typically vocal about security during the Memoji-filled, two-hour-long(!) keynote, the company also quietly introduced several new security and privacy-focused features during its WWDC developer sessions. We’ve rounded up so...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Security, Microsoft, Privacy, Siri, Tech, Ipads, Encryption, Software, Computing, Keychain, Monterey


Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware?

After years of restarting and then killing its electric vehicle program, Apple has again signaled that it’s once again serious about developing something for your driveway. Ulrich Kranz, former Canoo CEO and brains behind the BMW i-cars, has reportedly been picked up by the company for its automotive team. Apple has yet to verify the hire […] The post Return of the Apple Car: Almost There or Vaporware? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Development, History, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Bmw, EVs, Apple Inc, Industry News, Vaporware, Apple Car, News Blog, Rumor Mill, Development Hell


DOJ Forced Apple to Reveal Data from Two House Democrats as Part of Trump's Leaker Crusade

It recently came to light that the Trump-era Department of Justice quietly seized phone records of journalists at the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times to suss out their sources as part of the administration’s rabid crackdown on leakers. Well, apparently the witch hunt didn’t stop there: In 2017 and 2018, a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Science, Rachel Maddow, California, Joe Biden, Companies, New York Times, Apple Inc, Trump, Adam Schiff, Washington Post CNN, Trumpukraine Scandal, Science And Technology In The United States, DOJ Forced Apple, Trump era Department of Justice


Amazon Prime Day Is a Bad Garage Sale You Should Skip

Everyone likes a good deal—what’s not to like about getting more for less? But according to Finder’s Amazon Prime Day shopping report, 26% of American adults, or 67.7 million people, are planning to throw their money at the internet’s worst garage sale on June 21-22. This is far too many of you, and we need to talk…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Newegg, Amazon Prime, Companies, Computing, Target, Prime Now, Apple Inc, Bestbuy, Industry Economics, Counterfeit Consumer Goods


Apple announces its 2021 Apple Design Award winners

Apple incorporated the announcement of this year’s Apple Design Award winners into its virtual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) online event, instead of waiting until the event had wrapped, like last year. Ahead of WWDC, Apple previewed the finalists, whose apps and games showcased a combination of technical achievement, design and ingenuity. This evening, Apple announced the winners across six new award categories. In each category, Apple selected one app and one game as the winner. In the...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Gaming, Apps, Games, India, Awards, Tech, Companies, United States, Computing, Belgium, Belarus, Denmark, Apple Watch


Apple Hires Self-Driving Car Startup Founder and Former BMW Exec Ulrich Kranz

Former BMW senior executive and self-driving vehicle startup founder Ulrich Kranz has taken on a role at Apple working on the company's autonomous car project, reports Bloomberg. Kranz founded Canoo, a self-driving car startup that he left earlier this year. Prior to creating Canoo, Kranz helped to develop the i3 and i8 vehicles at BMW, where he was employed for 30 years. According to Bloomberg, Kranz's hiring is a sign that Apple is determined to build a self-driving vehicle that will rival...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Bmw, Hyundai, Kia, Apple Inc, Apple Car, John Giannandrea, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Fields, Canoo, Bloomberg Kranz, Canoo Kranz, Tesla Kranz


Apple Aiming to Eliminate Passwords With Face ID/Touch ID Passkeys

Apple is developing a new passkey feature that will allow customers to use Face ID and Touch ID-based account authentication in lieu of a password, Apple engineer Garrett Davidson explained today in a WWDC developer session (via CNET). "Passkeys in iCloud Keychain," a feature in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, stores a new WebAuthn credential called a passkey in ‌iCloud‌ keychain. It's used instead of a password for account creation and login, with one-tap login. When you create an account using ...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Cnet, Wwdc, Apple Inc, World Wide Web Consortium, Garrett Davidson




Apple’s StoreKit 2 simplifies App Store subscriptions and refunds by making them accessible inside apps

If you’ve ever bought a subscription inside an iOS app and later decided you wanted to cancel, upgrade or downgrade, or ask for a refund, you may have had trouble figuring out how to go about making that request or change. Some people today still believe that they can stop their subscription charges simply by deleting an app from their iPhone. Others may dig around unsuccessfully inside their iPhone’s Settings or on the App Store to try to find out how to ask for a refund. With the updates Apple...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Customer Service, Smartphones, Developers, App Stores, App Store, Api, Subscriptions, Hulu, Apple Id


Apple Really Wants You to Think of the Apple Watch as a 'Must-Have' Accessory

One of the best things about iOS 14.5 was it introduced the “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature—a clever solution to masks mucking up FaceID in the pandemic. Now as folks begin digging through the iOS 15 developer beta, it looks like Apple’s planning on expanding this feature to Siri. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Watch, Operating Systems, watchOS, Homekit, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers, Siri Read, Ios 14, Mobile Operating Systems


Apple Shares Daily WWDC Highlights on YouTube

The keynote event for Apple's digital Worldwide Developers Conference was yesterday, but WWDC spans an entire week and features all kinds of labs and engineering sessions for developers. Apple offers dozens of different sessions available in the Apple Developer app or the Apple Developer website, so Apple is providing short daily recaps with the most important highlights. The day two video focuses on developer tools like analyzing and classifying sounds, ShazamKit, the Screen Time API, Accessi...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Wwdc, Apple Inc


As a Green Bubble, I Appreciate Apple’s FaceTime Olive Branch

The minute I saw Apple’s mockup of a FaceTime call taking place on an Android browser at its WWDC keynote, I texted my best friend. “Apple announced FaceTime for Android users,” I wrote her. “You can make a Zoom-like meeting link, and then I can join you from my phone.” I typed out three consecutive sobbing emojis to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Id, Facetime, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Assistive Technology, Google Duo, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


Apple Shares Details on Designing Third-Party Accessories Compatible With U1 Chip

As part of WWDC this week, Apple has released a draft specification of its Nearby Interaction Accessory Protocol, allowing third-party accessory manufacturers to review preliminary hardware and software requirements for developing accessories that interact with the U1 chip in supported Apple devices, like iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models. Third-party accessories that are designed to be interoperable with the U1 chip will be able to provide precise and directionally-aware experiences, just like ...
Tags: Apple, Wwdc, Apple Inc, Ultra Wideband


Apple’s new ShazamKit brings audio recognition to apps, including those on Android

Apple in 2018 closed its $400 million acquisition of music recognition app Shazam. Now, it’s bringing Shazam’s audio recognition capabilities to app developers in the form of the new ShazamKit. The new framework will allow app developers — including those on both Apple platforms and Android — to build apps that can identify music from Shazam’s huge database of songs, or even from their own custom catalog of pre-recorded audio. Many consumers are already familiar with the mobile app Shazam, which...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Music, Media, Tech, App-store, Api, watchOS, Shazam, Artist, Apple Inc, Control Center, AAR


Does Tim Cook Know About Mark Zuckerberg’s Skills With a Spear?

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is having an extremely normal one, read: Mark’s latest gladiatorial displays to the mighty riff of Audioslave. As you can see, he is capable of firing bow and arrow and throwing a javelin—or a spear of some sort. Also, yesterday he dropped whatever still-intact public pretense might…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, App Store, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mark


Apple Music launches Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, adds Spatial Audio playlists

Last month, Apple announced it would soon add lossless audio streaming and Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos to its Apple Music subscription at no extra charge. That upgrade has now gone live, Apple announced this morning — though many noticed the additions actually rolled out yesterday, following the WWDC keynote. The entire Apple Music catalog of 75+ million songs will support lossless audio. The lossless tier begins at CD quality — 16 bit at 44.1 kHz, and goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz,...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Media, Tech, Computing, Dolby, Marvin Gaye, Apple Music, Apple Inc, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Zane Lowe, Lossless Audio


Apple in 'Early-Stage' Talks With Chinese EV Battery Makers for Apple Car

Apple is in "early-stage talks" with two Chinese companies about the supply of batteries for a future Apple Car, according to a new Reuters report. Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the people who declined to be named as the discussions are privat...
Tags: Apple, Washington, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beijing, United States, Apple Inc, Reuters, Apple Car, Ming Chi Kuo, CATL


Here's Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is always jam-packed with announcements of new features coming to all of your Apple devices later in the fall, and this year’s event was no exception.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Siri, Safari, Software, Tai Chi, Messages, Monterey, Icloud, Facetime, Operating Systems, watchOS, Apple Music


Everything Apple Announced at Today's WWDC 2021 Keynote in 9 Minutes

Today's WWDC keynote event saw Apple introduce iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15, all of which have exciting new features that will make the Apple ecosystem better than ever. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. For those that did not get a chance to see the keynote event and don't want to spend close to two hours watching it later, we've condensed everything Apple announced into nine minutes, providing a quick overview of everything notable. I...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Australia, Spain, Tai Chi, Italy, Portugal, Monterey, Facetime, Wwdc, Apple Inc, MacRumors YouTube, Memoji, EXIF Metadata, Monterey Apple


iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey Introduce System-Wide Translation, Translate App Expands to iPad

Apple today announced that iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey feature system-wide translation, allowing users to translate text by simply selecting it and tapping or right clicking on the Translate option that appears. iPhone, iPad, and Mac users can also translate selected text in photos as part of a new Live Text feature in the latest software versions. Apple also announced that the Translate app is available on the iPad starting with iPadOS 15, after launching on the iPhone last year. ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Monterey, Wwdc, Apple Inc, Apple Translate, iOS 15, macOS Monterey


Apple finally launches a Screen Time API for app developers

Just after the release of iOS 12 in 2018, Apple introduced its own built-in screen time tracking tools and controls. In then began cracking down on third-party apps that had implemented their own screen time systems, saying they had done so through via technologies that risked user privacy. What wasn’t available at the time? A Screen Time API that would have allowed developers to tap into Apple’s own Screen Time system and build their own experiences that augmented its capabilities. That’s now c...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Apps, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Tim Cook, Computing, App-store, Api, Mobile Device, Operating Systems, Sdk, Apple Inc, Mach, Web Traffic


HomeKit Secure Video Cameras Can Notify You When a Package Has Arrived Starting With iOS 15

Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, which will be publicly released in the fall, security cameras and video doorbells that support HomeKit Secure Video can now detect and notify you when a package has been delivered. HomeKit Secure Video, available on iOS 13.2 and later, leverages iCloud to securely stream and store video clips from compatible HomeKit-enabled indoor and outdoor cameras and doorbells, with end-to-end encryption. HomeKit Secure Video cameras and doorbells are managed through th...
Tags: Apple, Wwdc, Homekit, Apple Inc, HomeKit Secure Video, iOS 15


Apple Temporarily Expands iCloud Storage in iOS 15 for Backing Up Data and Transferring to a New Device

If you're low on iCloud storage but want buy a new device and transfer your data, Apple is making the process easier in iOS 15 with a temporary storage boost. Apple says that the new feature will grant you as much storage as you need to complete a temporary backup for up to three weeks, letting users transfer their apps, data, and settings to a new device using ‌iCloud‌ even when there's an inadequate amount of ‌iCloud‌ storage available.Now when you buy a new device you can use ‌iCloud‌ Back...
Tags: Apple, Apple Event, Wwdc, Apple Inc


Apple TV to support using HomePod Mini as speakers, among other updates

Apple didn’t announce that rumored combined Apple TV device that would combine the set-top box with a HomePod speaker during its WWDC keynote, but it did announce a few features that will improve the Apple TV experience — including one that involves a HomePod Mini. Starting this fall, Apple said you’ll be able to select the HomePod Mini as the speaker for your Apple TV 4K. It also introduced a handful of software updates for Apple TV users, including a new way to see shows everyone in the family...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Apps, Technology, Steve Jobs, Tech, Apple TV, Computing, Tablet Computers, Facetime, Homekit, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers, HomePod, HomePod Mini


Shortcuts App Coming to Mac, Automator Will Remain Supported

During its announcement of macOS Monterey today at WWDC, Apple also revealed that the Shortcuts app is coming to macOS this year. The company said that a large library of pre-built shortcuts will be made just for the Mac. Just like on iPhone and iPad devices, Shortcuts on Mac will let users quickly accomplish complex tasks with the apps they use the most. Apple said that power users will be able to use the Shortcuts Editor on Mac to customize shortcuts to match their workflows. Shortcuts wil...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Wwdc, Apple Inc, WWDC Apple, Siri Apple, New Banner (Featured, macOS 12


macOS 12 Monterey upgrades Continuity with Universal Control

During the WWDC conference today, Apple unveiled the new macOS 12 Monterey. A major feature in the macOS update is Universal Control, which builds upon the Continuity features first introduced in OS X Yosemite. For years, it’s been possible to open a news article on your iPhone and keep reading it on your MacBook, or to copy and paste a link from your iPad to your iMac. But Universal Control takes these features further. With Universal Control, you can use a single mouse and keyboard to navigate...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Apps, Tech, Macintosh, Computers, Macbook, Tablet Computers, Monterey, Mac Os X, Sidecar, iMac, Apple Inc, macOS


Apple to introduce A/B testing and in-app events to the App Store

Apple today announced a number of coming changes and improvements to the App Store that will help developers better target their apps to users, get their apps discovered by more people, and even highlight what sort of events are taking place inside their apps to entice new users to download the app and encourage existing users to return. The company said its App Store today sees 600 million weekly users across 175 countries, and has paid out over $230 billion to developers since the App Store la...
Tags: Apple, Ios 8, Google Play, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Nike, Software, Itunes, App Store, Operating Systems, Streaming Services, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, Apple Apple, WWDC 2021


Public Betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 Coming in July

Apple is providing the new iOS 15, macOS Monterey, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 updates to developers for testing purposes as of today, giving Apple a chance to work out initial bugs in the software. After a few weeks of testing, Apple plans to provide the betas to its public beta testing group as well, with Apple CEO Tim Cook confirming plans to release the new software to public beta testers at some point in July. This is also the testing format that Apple used for the iOS 14 updates last year, ...
Tags: Apple, Tim Cook, Apple Event, Wwdc, Apple Inc


Apple Won't Make You Upgrade to iOS 15 and Will Continue to Provide Security Updates for iOS 14

Apple plans to allow iPhone and iPad users to remain on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 even after the launch of the iOS and iPadOS 15 updates, according to new details on the software pages for the new updates. iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app. You can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it's released for the latest features and most complete set of security updates. Or continue on ‌iOS 14‌ and still get important security updates until you're...
Tags: Apple, Apple Event, Wwdc, Apple Inc, iOS 15


Apple Opens Up Siri to Work With Third-Party Smart Home Devices

As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced it’s finally opening up its Siri digital assistant to work with third-party smart home devices. The news came as part of a batch of new features for the smart home, including a new ability to watch TV with friends and a way to use an Apple HomePod…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Apple TV, Software, Home Automation, Computing, Apple Watch, Homekit, Ecobee, Apple Music, Alexa, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers



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