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Apple Watch Podcasts app added in watchOS 5

Apple Watch Podcasts app added in watchOS 5

The Apple Watch is getting even more standalone functionality, with Apple adding Podcasts to the smartwatch. It's one of the most frequently requested features, and will be one of the headline additions of watchOS 5 when that arrives on the wrist later in 2018.

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Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie released at last, 4 years later

Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie released at last, 4 years later

When the Apple Watch was first introduced in the year 2014, Apple revealed a Walkie-Talkie feature. That feature never really made it to prime-time. Four years later at WWDC 2018, Apple's re-revealed the Walkie-Talkie feature for Watch OS. This is watchOS 5, if you're keeping count, and it'll be the first place a Walkie-Talkie feature is available in real life on the Apple Watch, for real.

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Memoji are iOS 12’s answer to Galaxy S9’s AR emoji

Memoji are iOS 12’s answer to Galaxy S9’s AR emoji

The iPhone X has a lot of things going for it, but one of the coolest features has to be Animoji. While the announcement of Animoji may have left some scratching their heads, they've turned out to be a fun little way to add some creativity (and cuteness) to iMessage. It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that Apple took the time to announce some Animoji improvements and additions at today's WWDC keynote.

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iOS 12 and Do Not Disturb: What’s new for mindfulness

iOS 12 and Do Not Disturb: What’s new for mindfulness

Apple's Craig Federighi made clear this morning that while some apps "demand our attention," it's important that we pay attention to how much of our time is spent using screens. To make this new awareness a reality, Apple's adding several features to iOS 12.

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iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

If the iPhone's CarPlay had one infuriating limitation, it's been Apple's lock-down on third-party apps, but some of the most frequently-requested are finally making an appearance. Announced at the WWDC 2018 keynote today, the good news is that apps like Google Maps and Waze are coming to the dashboard.

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Apple Photos adds For You tab with smarter sharing in iOS 12

Apple Photos adds For You tab with smarter sharing in iOS 12

Apple's WWDC keynote for 2018 is all about software, and one of the apps that's due for some enhancements is Photos. Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi spent a brief time covering what's new for Photos in iOS 12 (at least compared to the amount of time spent talking about new AR features), but don't take that to mean that the app isn't getting some significant updates. In fact, Federighi had a lot to reveal about the future of photos, even though he only spent a few minutes of his larger presentation talking about the app.

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iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions digs AI into more apps

iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions digs AI into more apps

Siri is getting much deeper integration into third-party apps, with Apple hoping to address criticisms that its virtual assistant just hasn't been as useful as it could have been. Announced at WWDC 2018 today, Shortcuts in SiriKit and the new Shortcuts app promise to make Siri far more responsive and useful, including by learning from how you use your iPhone in everyday life.

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ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

ARKit 2: All the iOS AR Apple showed at WWDC 2018

Today we're having a peek at all the new features revealed by Apple for iPhone X (and a few other devices) for augmented reality. Apple suggested they'd worked with Pixar, of all the places, to develop a new file format for all things AR. That new file format is USDZ, and it's made to work with multiple apps. "It's something like AR Quick Look." said Craig Federighi.

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iOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated

iOS 12: The iPhones and iPads that will get updated

Apple loves to highlight just how many iOS users are on the latest version, versus how many Android users, and that number looks set to continue to grow with good news about iOS 12 upgrades. The new version of Apple's software for phones and tablets is expected to be launched later in the year, but Apple's Craig Federighi is dropping some details on just who will be able to upgrade.

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MacBook Pro with six cores, 32GB RAM, dark macOS to debut at WWDC [UPDATE]

MacBook Pro with six cores, 32GB RAM, dark macOS to debut at WWDC [UPDATE]

Apple’s annual WWDC is almost upon us and while hardcore iPhone fans will have to wait a bit longer for their turn, there’s still more than enough good things to go around for the Apple faithful. While the crux of the event will naturally be on the software side of the ecosystem, Apple might still have one huge surprise for both developers and consumers alike. The company might have a new MacBook Pro to show off and it might be its biggest and baddest laptop so far.

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6.1-inch LCD iPhone renders show what you’ll be missing

6.1-inch LCD iPhone renders show what you’ll be missing

WWDC is upon us but it’s unlikely we’ll hear or see anything definitive about Apple’s next iPhones. But while those are still months away, it leaves plenty of room for leaks and speculation. Now that we need more since they three iPhones have practically been leaked to death. And to seemingly cap those rumors, We’re now getting a more solid look at how the most affordable 2018 iPhone will look like and what you’ll be sacrificing when you opt to get it instead of the second-gen iPhone X.

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Multiplayer iPhone AR with P2P privacy tipped for WWDC

Multiplayer iPhone AR with P2P privacy tipped for WWDC

Apple, wary of augmented reality's potential for privacy headaches, is developing an update to its AR system that would allow multiplayer experiences without requiring the cloud, it's reported. The company is believed to be investing significantly into ARKit, its platform that allows developers to integrate digital graphics into the real world and have them co-exist and even interact, with long-standing rumors of an Apple smartglasses system in the pipeline.

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