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The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

At first glance, you could think Apple's WWDC 2016 and Google's I/O 2016 saw announcements of broadly the same thing, but the big question is where - not how - your data is being used. Tim Cook & Co. took to the stage at the Bill Graham Theater in San Francisco this morning to unveil the latest and greatest features of iOS 10, macOS, and more, but even if they didn't mention Google by name, they nonetheless stuck the dagger in at the end of the show.

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iOS 10 release begins today (for developers)

iOS 10 release begins today (for developers)

After introducing iOS 10 to the world this morning at WWDC 2016, Apple let it be known that the operating system would be delivered to developers this afternoon. Once this Developer Preview is launched, later this year there'll be a Public Beta. That's the release you, the reader, will most likely want to be getting in on. Unless you don't like it when software has a big likelihood of not working precisely how you expect it to work. Hence the Beta.

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Apple Messages adds bigger emoji, bubble effects, handwriting, rich links

Apple Messages adds bigger emoji, bubble effects, handwriting, rich links

Apple has gone all out with Messages in iOS 10, adding 'emojification' and a bunch of other stuff that makes your digital conversations a little more robust. The speech bubbles, for example, can be sent gently or forcefully for added effect; if sans-serif isn't your thing, you can send a message in your own handwriting. And, of course, there are the emoji, as well as some other exciting changes.

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Apple Home app puts homekit control at system level for iPhone

Apple Home app puts homekit control at system level for iPhone

Apple Home was introduced this morning in app form, making Apple's smart home initiative "HomeKit" look a lot more pleasing to the end user. Users will be able to launch their "Home" app from their iPhone and control all HomeKit devices with relative ease. This will include garage doors, thermostats, locks, sensors, and fans. It'll include humidifiers, air purifiers, doorbells, cameras, and air conditioners.

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Apple Music redesigned from the ground up

Apple Music redesigned from the ground up

Apple Music has been redesigned from the ground up, the company announced at its WWDC 2016 keynote today. The redesign is aimed to make Apple Music more intuitive and simple, and brings with it some new sections and others that have been improved. At the same time, Apple announced that it now has more than 15 million paid subscribers, the fastest growth a service like it has seen in a single year.

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Siri comes to macOS Sierra

Siri comes to macOS Sierra

Following WWDC 2016 announcements of new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple premiered the 2016 update to the Mac's OS X. Except, it's not called OS X anymore. Just as has been predicted, the desktop OS has been rebranded to "macOS," putting it in line with Apple's other platforms, including iOS. But just as the last few years have seen the OS feature a sub-name based on a California landmark, so too will this: macOS Sierra.

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iOS 10 official as Siri opens to developers

iOS 10 official as Siri opens to developers

Apple introduced iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad this week at WWDC 2016, suggesting 10 new big features would come with it - at least 10, that is. The first of these was, obviously, user experience. This update would be the "biggest iOS release ever for our users," they said, and it'd begin with a redesigned lock screen. This update would expand on 3D touch, quick interaction with apps, and rich notifications through this screen as well.

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Apple Pay on the web official: aimed to take on Paypal

Apple Pay on the web official: aimed to take on Paypal

This morning Apple confirmed that they'd be releasing Apple Pay to the web. This system will work with stores across the web, allowing users to bypass systems like Paypal for handling their online cash. They began this proposition at WWDC 2016 with an absurd picture of a woman holding an iMac up to pay for a coffee at a coffee shop - which makes the most sense. Of course Apple Pay on the web will only work with Safari.

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Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

The smart TV platform Apple TV has had a kick in the pants this morning as Apple prepares WWDC 2016 for the next generation in TV-based apps. The first big update is in an app for the iPhone - a remote control with the ability to interact with touch, to move through programs, and generally play content in all the ways the Siri remote can - and more. There's motion controls for games and Siri control as well.

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Apple’s App Store now has 2 million apps

Apple’s App Store now has 2 million apps

Apple's WWDC 2016 is now in full swing, and CEO Tim Cook began the keynote presentation by sharing a number of stats highlighting the growth of the App Store on various platforms, developers' earnings, and information about WWDC's attendees. The most impressive feat is that the App Store is now host to 2 million apps, only eight years after Apple launched it with a modest 500 apps.

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Sling TV is coming to Apple TV

Sling TV is coming to Apple TV

This morning it was announced that Sling TV will finally be coming to Apple TV devices. This announcement was made official at WWDC 2016, Apple's developer conference in San Francisco. This comes after Sling's "When will Sling TV be on Apple TV?" help page read the following: "We are always looking to add to Sling TV’s supported devices. Unfortunately, our service is not currently available on Apple TV." That changes immediately if not soon.

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watchOS 3 official, total redesign includes Instant Launch, Activity Sharing

watchOS 3 official, total redesign includes Instant Launch, Activity Sharing

This morning Apple introduced the newest version of Apple Watch's software: watchOS 3. This newest version of the operating system works with a number of new features, starting with performance updates and what they call "Instant Launch." As you can imagine, this feature makes for a much quicker experience on the Apple Watch - right alongside Refreshed Information, Background Updates, and the ability to keep favorite apps in the Apple Watch's memory.

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