Sunday, 18 November, 2018

IOS 12 is Designed to Improve Performance on Older Phones

Apple dangling more goodies, while adding tech diet options | News, Sports, Jobs Here's what you need to know about Apple's new iPhone updates
Katie Ramirez | 07 June, 2018, 04:50

There's an option present there that lets users "Set up an Alternate Appearance". The app uses a series of notifications to let kids know when their time is about to expire.

The phone's screen can also be set to dim automatically just before bedtime.

Users will now be able to get a few summary of the time they spend on the phone and how long they are on certain apps. But it doesn't offer the level of control by individual apps that Screen Time proposes.

Self-imposed controls for iPhone users were a focus of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on Monday, as the company attempts to combat criticism over how addictive and disruptive smartphone technology has become.

In a bid to make interactions more engaging, Apple is introducing the concept of "Memoji" on iOS 12, wherein a user can create an animated emoji with features exactly like theirs, such as a similar skin tone, hair colour and so on.

Apple also brought in the next AR software toolbox for developers. The Shortcuts app is yet another addition to iOS 12.

One of the problems with apps purchased from Apple's App Store is that there are no free trials. The company says it's shutting down that tracking through its Safari browser in an update to Mac and iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads.

Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, commented on the wide-ranging update.

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According to Apple, the new FaceTime will be integrated into the Messages app to make it easy to turn the group chat into a group FaceTime call. Apple doesn't have multiple-logins on any of its devices. While Apple isn't the first company to come up with custom avatars, it's certainly done them the best. The company started that effort a year ago when it built AR tools into most iPhones and iPads; by contrast, Google had limited that to niche Android phone models.

Federighi also said that beyond the "Like" button, fingerprints like fonts and plug-ins can help companies figure out your identity and start to track you.

This app uses the phone's camera to measure real-life objects.

Apple's changes will be part of a software update typically released in September. During WWDC, Apple used Instagram (owned by Facebook) as an example of one app that users could decrease their time on.

Also within Siri Shortcuts is the ability to combine a string of actions into a single command. Here is an explanation on how they will work, suppose you are running late for a meeting, you will get an instant suggestion to send to other person that you are late for the upcoming meeting.

When a friend receives photos from an event, Apple will then suggest the friend reciprocate with photos from the same event. But that limit highlights a selling point Apple could use in the enterprise.

Apple said its popular FaceTime service can now include up to 32 people in a video call.

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