WWDC 2020

Big iPhone changes with iOS 14 (you can skip)

Big iPhone changes with iOS 14 (you can skip)

Some big iPhone software changes are in the making now with WWDC 2020 and iOS 14's big reveal for 2020. This update will be released to Public Beta in July and is out for developers in an early Beta now - and will be available to everyone by the end of the year. But if you don't want to change the way your iPhone looks, you don't need to - pretty much everything is optional.

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iOS 14 will let you double and triple tap your iPhone’s back

iOS 14 will let you double and triple tap your iPhone’s back

Apple has just teased bits and pieces of iOS 14 and, of course, most of its features are still left unsaid. You have big ones like the new home screen widgets and the ability to change an extremely small number of default iOS apps. Others, however, would be mostly up to developers to explore and dig up, like this odd but potentially handy option to get your iPhone to do stuff by simply tapping on its back.

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Apple App Store review process will let devs challenge the rules

Apple App Store review process will let devs challenge the rules

This is a big day for Apple and developers on Apple's platforms. While there has been a lot of focus on the company's switch to its own ARM-based silicon, WWDC's first day was mostly filled with software-related news across desktop and mobile. While much of these things are still sinking in, Apple announced another explosive change that finally gives its App Store a semblance of openness, at least as far as opinions go.

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iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7: Which Apple devices get updates

Now that Apple has introduced the upcoming versions of its various operating systems, consumers have one big question: which devices will get these updates? The short answer is, relax. Unless you own an ancient Apple device, the odds are in your favor that you'll see the updates roll your way. We've compiled a list of all the devices that will get the Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 updates.

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iPhone Digital Key: If the battery dies you have 5 hours to unlock your car

iPhone Digital Key: If the battery dies you have 5 hours to unlock your car

Apple's Digital Key system will keep working even after the iPhone's battery runs out, though users will only have a few hours to get back to their vehicle. While only one car was confirmed during the streaming WWDC 2020 keynote today with Digital Key support today, in fact there are a lot more to look forward to - and some provisos to the system.

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iOS 14 finally lets you change default email and browser apps

iOS 14 finally lets you change default email and browser apps

Apple's iOS 14 isn't short on new features, but it's one very simple change that could end up making day to day use of your iPhone less frustrating. Indeed, Apple is addressing a request that has been heard pretty much from the day it first supported third-party apps on iOS: let people change the default apps.

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Apple Developer Transition Kit ships this week for macOS to Arm transition

Apple Developer Transition Kit ships this week for macOS to Arm transition

As the rumors had claimed, Apple is officially transitioning its Mac products to its own silicon, a transitional process the company expects will take around two years to fully complete. Amid the many details about this new hardware and plan was mention of the Developer Transition Kit (DTK), a product that will help developers build and test their Universal 2 apps for use with the new systems.

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watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

As it is every year, WWDC is a multi-faceted show, with Apple revealing a number of new features across its software lineup. It's the time of year when Apple reveals new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, and this year's jump to watchOS 7 seems to be a pretty significant one. On top of the more incremental features you'd expect to see, there's even a new feature that could help keep you safe in the midst of a pandemic.

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The first Macs using Apple silicon are coming this year

The first Macs using Apple silicon are coming this year

Apple has confirmed that it's switching Macs to its own silicon, transitioning away from Intel processors, and now we know when we'll actually be able to buy a Mac running on Apple chips. Though the first hardware will be a custom version of the Mac mini, that will be focused on developers to begin getting them up to speed. The rest of us will need to wait - though not for long.

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Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Today Apple announced that they'd be moving toward their own silicon - effectively removing Intel from the equation. This was a "huge leap forward for the Mac," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Today is the day we're announcing the Mac is transitioning to our own Apple silicon." This move is major for every key player involved - not just Intel and Apple, but the users of future Mac computers as well.

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macOS Big Sur official: Safari speed boost, app updates, new design

macOS Big Sur official: Safari speed boost, app updates, new design

Apple has named its new version of Mac software, with macOS Big Sur being announced at WWDC 2020. It's being described as the biggest design change undertaken by Apple since iOS 10, with the company's unified symbols - along with depth and translucency - brought over from iOS and iPadOS to the desktop now.

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Apple reveals its original Foundation sci-fi series for Apple TV+

Apple reveals its original Foundation sci-fi series for Apple TV+

As part of its WWDC 2020 keynote today, Apple has introduced Foundation, its original TV show based on the novel with the same name from Issac Asimov. The introduction included a dramatic new trailer, introducing viewers to a science fiction drama to join other current hits like Amazon's The Expanse. The series will arrive in 2021, but you can watch the trailer now.

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