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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’s latest accessibility features are for those with limb and vocal differences

Apple announced a batch of accessibility features at WWDC 2021 that cover a wide variety of needs, among them a few for people who can’t touch or speak to their devices in the ordinary way. With Assistive Touch, Sound Control, and other improvements, these folks have new options for interacting with an iPhone or Apple Watch. We covered Assistive Touch when it was first announced, but recently got a few more details. This feature lets anyone with an Apple Watch operate it with one hand by means o...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Wearables, Tech, Accessibility, Apple Watch, Fortnite, WWDC 2021

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

What is spatial audio? Apple’s 3D sound feature fully explained

Apple is officially rolling out support for spatial audio to Apple Music and more. Here's your guide to everything you need to know about this new audio format.
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Home Theater, Apple Music, Dolby Atmos, Spatial Audio, WWDC 2021

Spotlight gets more powerful in iOS 15, even lets you install apps

With the upcoming release of iOS 15 for Apple mobile devices, Apple’s built-in search feature known as Spotlight will become a lot more functional. In what may be one of its bigger updates since it introduced Siri Suggestions, the new version of Spotlight is becoming an alternative to Google for several key queries, including web images and information about actors, musicians, TV shows and movies. It will also now be able to search across your photo library, deliver richer results for contacts, ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Mobile, Apps, Wikipedia, Siri, Tech, Smartphones, Spotlight, Search Engine, App Store, Imdb, Mobile Devices, Operating Systems

Apple AR headset reportedly delayed after being a no-show at WWDC

After being a no-show at WWDC, Apple's AR headset is reportedly delayed till the second quarter of 2022.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, WWDC 2021

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

Your iPad might finally be able to replace your MacBook – but there’s a catch

Advances in Apple’s iPadOS 15 announced at WWDC might let you replace your laptop with an iPad, but if you do demanding work, the software will hold you back.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Laptops, Ipad Pro, M1, WWDC 2021, Ipados 15

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

Adobe Illustrator and Lightroom are now 80% faster on M1 than on Intel Macs

Now rolling out are native Apple M1 versions of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom Classic, all of which will see several performance improvements.
Tags: Apple, News, Adobe, Trends, Computing, Creative Cloud, Intel Macs, Apple M1, WWDC 2021

How to download MacOS Monterey beta

Apple announced the next version of its MacOS operating system. Known as Monterey, developers can begin downloading MacOS 12 in beta form right now.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Monterey, macOS, WWDC 2021, macOS 12, 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

Apple is finding more ways to keep you glued to the iPhone with iOS 15

Apple's iOS 15 update brings new features like digital IDs to Apple Wallet. Apple Apple is turning the iPhone into a replacement for our keys, wallet, and state IDs with iOS 15. The move has the potential to make our iPhones feel more essential than ever. It's another way to dissuade iPhone owners from switching to Android. See more stories on Insider's business page. The iPhone's appeal is about much more than just the iPhone. It's about the Apple Watch, AirPods, the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Siri, Tech, Smartphones, Analysis, United States, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Facetime, Epic Games, Google Apple, Apple Wallet, Apple Amazon Facebook, Safari Apple

Apple just announced a touchscreen Mac — but it’s not what you expect

At WWDC 2021, Apple just gave the world the first touchscreen Mac. Except it did not show off any new Macs at all. So what exactly happened at the show?
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mac, Opinion, Trends, Computing, Touchscreen, macOS, iPadOS, WWDC 2021

The best new MacOS Monterey features Apple just announced

Here's a look at the best new MacOS Monterey features to try out once the public beta opens up next month
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Features, Macbook, Monterey, macOS, WWDC 2021, Apple WWDC 2021, Mac OS monterey, macOS Monterey

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2021: iOS 15, MacOS Monterey, and more

Apple kicked off WWDC with a keynote from Tim Cook, and the company unveiled new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, WatchOS 8, and MacOS Monterey releases.
Tags: Apple, Ios, News, Trends, Tim Cook, Computing, Monterey, Wwdc, Mac Pro, Everything Apple, macOS, Apple Silicon, WWDC 2021

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

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

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

Here’s everything Apple announced at the WWDC 2021 keynote

It’s that time again! This morning Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference the same way it does each year: a keynote jammed to the brim with new stuff. Didn’t have time to tune in to the liveblog or watch the stream? We get it. That’s why we’ve boiled all of the biggest news down to the bulletpoints for you below. Skim at your leisure! iOS 15 Craig Federighi started things off with details on the latest major update to iOS, noting that this release focuses on four points:...
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No MacBook Pros at WWDC. Here’s why Apple was quiet on its laptops

WWDC is one of Apple’s biggest events of the year, yet the MacBook Pro was conspicuously absent. Here’s why it was a no-show, and when we might next see it.
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pros, WWDC 2021

Twitch on SharePlay and new Game Center widget unveiled at WWDC 2021

This year's WWDC presentation featured some new updates for iOS designed with gaming in mind.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Trends, Twitch, Apple Arcade, WWDC 2021, Shareplay

How to download the iPadOS 15 beta

At Apple's WWDC, we learned iPadOS 15 is now available to download as a developer beta. Here's how to download and install it onto your iPad.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple Ipad, iPadOS, WWDC 2021, Ipados 15, Apple iPadOS

How to download the iOS 15 beta right now

The iOS 15 is almost here but Apple still has some serious work to get done before it's ready for a full release. Here's how you can access the iOS 15 beta now.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Beta, iOS 15, WWDC 2021

How to download the WatchOS 8 beta

With Apple's WatchOS 8 on the horizon, many users are anxious to get a sneak peek. If you can't wait for the release, we show you how to install the beta.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, watchOS, WWDC 2021, watchOS 8, Apple Watch update

Apple Health will let you share health data with doctors and family

Apple Health is getting updated with the release of iOS 15 for more detailed tracking to help manage health concerns, data sharing, and much more.
Tags: Apple, Wearables, News, Trends, Exercise, Smart Home, watchOS, Health & Fitness, Apple Health, Apple Fitness, WWDC 2021, watchOS 8

WWDC 2021: Everything Apple didn’t announce at its developer show

Apple’s WWDC event is a chance for it to reveal new products to the world. This year, lots of rumored devices never became reality -- here’s what was left out.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Ipad Mini, Wwdc, Macbook Pro, Mixed Reality, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, Everything Apple, AirPods, Imac Pro, AirPods Pro, HomePod Mini, WWDC 2021

Apple TV gets FaceTime integration and Spatial Audio

New features coming to the Apple TV and Apple TV app bring greater integration with FaceTime and Apple's AirPods line of wireless headphones.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Smart Home, Facetime, Tvos, Streaming Media Devices, WWDC 2021

AirPods become more useful with conversation boost

There are no new AirPods, but Apple did announce new features, including Conversation Boost, Find My integration, and spatial audio for tvOS.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Home Theater, AirPods, WWDC 2021

Apple releases torrent of updates, and Wall Street yawns

Today’s WWDC keynote from Apple covered a huge range of updates. From a new macOS to a refreshed watchOS to a new iOS, better privacy controls, FaceTime updates, and even iCloud+, there was something for everyone in the laundry list of new code. Apple’s keynote was essentially what happens when the big tech companies get huge; they have so many projects that they can’t just detail a few items. They have to run down their entire parade of platforms, dropping packets of news concerning each. But d...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Wall Street, Tech, Stock Market, Lol, Facetime, Don, WWDC 2021

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