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Topic: WWDC 2018

Over 4 million people participate in Apple's software beta programs

07/31/2018, 06:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals that an extraordinarily large number of people are taking part in the company's beta program, which covers early versions of iOS, macOS and the company's other major operating systems.

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macOS Mojave will include 'Plug & Play' support for HTC Vive Pro headset

06/12/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple will make it easy for owners of the HTC Vive Pro to use their virtual reality headset with their Mac, with the company advising it has worked directly with HTC and Valve to add support for the peripheral to macOS Mojave.

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HomeKit support for third-party remote controls coming in iOS 12 and tvOS 12

06/12/2018, 10:06 am

HomeKit didn't get any huge mentions during WWDC last week, but it did pick up one major new feature: support for remote controls that aren't Apple's Siri Remote.

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Watch 5 great new features in macOS Mojave

06/08/2018, 06:06 pm

Apple announced macOS Mojave at WWDC on Monday, including some pretty big new features and changes. After using the developer beta over the last few days, here's AppleInsider's top five features Apple included in its next milestone release.

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Jamf details Apple's device management news for education, enterprise and Apple TV at WWDC18

06/08/2018, 06:06 pm

At its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple noted a milestone of 40 years of work in bringing computers to education. The modern tools it provides for education now include device management with Apple School Manager and collaborative tools including the new Classroom for Mac. In parallel, Apple has also brought its device management tools to the enterprise with Apple Business Manager. We asked Jamf for insight into the latest WWDC announcements related to device management in education and business.

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Two students detail an "amazing" experience at Apple's WWDC18

06/07/2018, 07:06 pm

For most of Apple's installed base, WWDC is a dramatic keynote address detailing the future of Apple's platforms--sometimes involving hardware product launches. But for attendees, the week-long conference is an opportunity to gain deeper insight into how things work in a series of Sessions; direct access to Apple's engineers in a series of Labs and the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other developers working on similar problems at Get-Togethers and other events, including the Thursday Bash.

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Speed testing iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on an iPhone X

06/07/2018, 06:06 pm

With the unveiling of iOS 12 at Apple's WWDC, Craig Federighi mentioned the company's focus on performance in its upcoming operating system update. AppleInsider starts speed testing the iOS 12 developer beta, comparing it with iOS 11 running on an iPhone X, to see how much faster it really is.

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These iOS 12 improvements will help you live a less stressful digital life

06/07/2018, 12:06 pm

iOS 12 has a long-awaited "Digital Health" suite of enhancements, which along with other tweaks will greatly help users live a less stressful digital life. AppleInsider delves into all of iOS 12's quality of life improvements, and talks about how they'll help the iPhone-addicted.

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How Apple is making animations smoother in iOS 12

06/07/2018, 09:06 am

Users of iOS 12 may find the user interface to scroll smoother and process animations with fewer dropped frames compared to previous versions, thanks to a series of changes Apple made.

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Siri can interact with streaming media apps like Spotify in iOS 12

06/06/2018, 11:06 pm

Apple appears to be relaxing its grip on Siri's media capabilities, as the company is building a new "Play Media" integration into iOS 12 that opens the door to compatibility with third-party streaming services like Spotify.

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This third-year WWDC scholarship winner built an ML model to recognize beer in one day

06/06/2018, 09:06 pm

Every year Apple invites student developers to its Worldwide Developer Conference. This year there were 350 scholarship winners in attendance. This afternoon I met up with Collin DeWaters of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who already has four titles in the App Store and put together a new 3D racing game for his Swift Playground application in three days. He's 21.

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At Apple's WWDC18, Beats and Nike Run Club shared the love of running

06/06/2018, 06:06 pm

At WWDC, Apple and Nike celebrated 12 years of collaboration since the original Nike+ iPod by hosting an early morning run Wednesday. For attendees who came to run, Apple gifted Beats powerbeats3 wireless earbuds and Nike brought in professional trainers to share their infectious love for running.

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Conan parodies Apple's Screen Time efforts with 'iPhone Basic'

06/06/2018, 03:06 pm

The newest commercial parody by Conan O'Brien shows an iPhone without buttons, a screen, or any functions at all -- the ultimate in device usage management.

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Apple Maps extends to the web with MapKit JS beta

06/06/2018, 02:06 pm

Apple is expanding what can be done with Apple Maps, announcing at WWDC 2018 that MapKit JS can be used to embed maps within a website, a function that has been offered by its competition for a considerable amount of time.

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Apple to host Panic! At the Disco at WWDC18 Bash

06/06/2018, 01:06 pm

At Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference Bash on Thursday evening, the company will host a "special DJ" and a "victorious" performance by multi-platinum artists Panic! At The Disco.

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Hands on with Dark Mode in MacOS Mojave

06/06/2018, 11:06 am

At least one long-awaited feature has made its way to the Mac at WWDC this year -- Dark Mode. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the new system-wide UI in macOS Mojave.

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Free trials of games & other apps coming to the App Store

06/06/2018, 09:06 am

Granting a long-standing wish from developers, Apple this week updated its App Store guidelines to allow free trials for all apps, rather than just those based on subscriptions.

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Inside Apple's move to ramp up security & privacy in iOS 12 & macOS Mojave

06/06/2018, 08:06 am

Apple used the Platforms State of the Union presentation to detail the privacy and security enhancements it will be including in macOS 10.14 and iOS 12, protecting even more types of user data and making it safer for users to download macOS apps away from the Mac App Store.

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Apple brings Live Listen accessibility feature to AirPods in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

Apple intends to deliver its Live Listen accessibility function, currently used to stream live audio from iPhone's microphone to compatible hearing aids, to AirPods wireless headphones with the launch of iOS 12 later this year.

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iTunes hosts over 550,000 active podcasts, surpasses 50 billion episode downloads

06/05/2018, 05:06 pm

iTunes now has over 550,000 active podcasts, with 18.5 million individual episodes available, Apple announced on Tuesday.

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