It’s one of the biggest events in Apple ’s calendar every year, and now the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018 is nearly upon us. The week-long event is for software developers, but in the past, Apple has also made several hardware announcements - including the HomePod speaker in 2017. During the conference, Apple puts on training courses and developer workshops, but the event usually kicks off with a keynote announcing the major updates. This year, rumours suggest that Apple could make a range of exciting announcements, including a new ‘budget’ iPhone SE and wireless charging pad. Here’s everything you need to know about WWDC 2018. When is WWDC 2018? The conference will take place from June 4-8. The keynote presentation, where Apple is likely to make its big announcements, takes place on June 4 at 18:00 BST (10:00 PT). Where is it? WWDC is held in the San Jose Convention Centre in San Jose, California. How can I watch it? Mirror.co.uk will be … [Read more...] about Dates, schedule and how to watch Apple’s WWDC 2018
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This week, Apple will reveal the future of your iPhone – and any other product you might happen to own. The company is hosting WWDC, its annual conference. Right in the middle of that is the keynote where the company shows off updates to the various operating systems and software that power all of its products. The event will take place all through next week. But the big keynote happens on 4 June, in the morning pacific time so much later on in the day in the rest of the world. What is WWDC? The event's full name is Worldwide Developers Conference, which gives you a pretty good picture of what happens. It serves as a place for app developers to meet each other and learn about the future of Apple's various platforms, and for Apple to discuss that future with them. Gadgets and tech news in pictures + show all Gadgets and tech news in pictures 1/43 Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018: What is Apple’s big event, will there be a new iPhone and how do I watch it?
APPLE'S latest iPhone software update (iOS 11.3) is big on user privacy, and the tech giant is also promising more data controls in May. When you download and install iOS 11.3, you'll be greeted with a new data privacy page. This message is used to explain Apple's new icon, which appears when an Apple feature (such as iTunes) collects your personal data. "Every Apple product is designed to minimise the collection and use of your data, use on-device processing whenever possible, and provide transparency and control over your information," reads the blurb. Apple's new privacy message is accompanied by a prompt that lets you "see how your data is managed". iOS 11.3 – What's new?There's plenty to love about iOS 11.3. Here are some of its main features: New augmented reality experiences: Your iPhone camera will be able to recognise and place virtual objects onto vertical surfaces like walls, and better map irregularly shaped surfaces, like circular tables. Animojis: iPhone X … [Read more...] about Apple’s new iOS 11.3 privacy features tell you when your data is being gathered
By and March 29, 2018, 1:00 PM EDT Apple Inc. is revamping privacy controls for its devices and cloud services to comply with strict new European rules as Facebook Inc. faces a user privacy backlash.The iPhone maker said it will update its web page for managing Apple IDs in coming months to let users download a copy of all their data stored with the company. The site will also let customers correct personal information, temporarily deactivate their account, and completely delete it. The new privacy controls are designed to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which kicks in May 25, the Cupertino, California-based company said.Apple also updated operating systems for iPhones and iPads, Macs and Apple TVs on Thursday. The new versions have a splash screen detailing Apple’s privacy stance and how data is used in individual applications.The iOS 11.3 update for phones and tablets also includes a toggle to disable a controversial feature … [Read more...] about Apple Revamps Privacy Controls to Comply With New European Law
The Apple HomePod is Apple’s smart hi-fi speaker, with a big emphasis on hi-fi quality audio. So how does it look and sound, and exactly how smart is it? We’ve been using the HomePod for the last week. Design It’s a solid, substantial gadget with a squat cylinder design. It manages to be good-looking without dominating, perhaps because it’s so compact, which means that you can put it in most rooms and barely notice it’s there. It comes in two colours: white and space grey. The mesh finish is a soft-touch cover that’s pleasing to the touch and acoustically transparent. It feels approachable because of this soft finish. And it feels pretty heavy when you pick it up. Although it’s certainly portable, it’s not lightweight. The base is designed so there’s no vibration when you’re playing music. On top is a flat circular lid which is white or black according to the finish you’ve chosen. At rest, this is blank. … [Read more...] about Apple HomePod review: Smart speaker edges Amazon and Google with stunning sound