Attendees line up outside of the McEnery Convention Center for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) During a keynote at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple took the wraps off several new products, including updates to its various operating systems. Developers came from 77 countries, CEO Tim Cook said, while adding that there are over 20 million Apple developers around the world. "That's more than ever before," he explained. Cook noted there are over 500 million weekly visitors to the App Store, with developers set to surpass $100 billion in earnings, which Cook said will happen later this week. IPHONE BATTERY DEAD AGAIN? 7 SURPRISING WAYS YOU'RE DRAINING POWER "Apple changing the world and making it a better place is what it's all about for us," Cook said. "We aim to put the customer at the center of everything we … [Read more...] about Apple WWDC: Apple unveils Memoji, new privacy features and more
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Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks with Apple CEO Tim Cook using the new group Facetime feature at the Apple Worldwide Developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., June 4, 2018. (REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage) (Elijah Nouvelage) As the tech industry and in particular, Facebook and to an extent Google, deal with data privacy breaches, Apple took extra steps on Monday at its developer conference to ensure its users' data privacy and well-being are among the company's highest priorities. As part of iOS 12 (available this fall), Apple introduced a new Screen Time feature that shows users how much they use their phone, what apps they are spending the most time in and detailed reports to understand how they are spending their time. Users can also set time limits for apps and when time is up, they are notified. Parents can also set limits, using "Allowances" to allow their children ertain amounts of time on their devices. … [Read more...] about Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update
This story was written by CNET's Elinor Mills Friday's release of the new version of the Mac OS, dubbed Snow Leopard, could include some security features that would make it secure, or at least push it closer to the level of security that Vista and Windows 7 have, experts said this week. Contrary to popular Mac fanboy belief, Macintosh is not more secure from a software standpoint than modern Windows; it's merely safer to use because malware writers prefer to target the platform with the biggest install base, according to Charlie Miller and Dino Dai Zovi, co-authors of The Mac Hacker's Handbook, which came out this spring."Apple hasn't implemented all the security features that Vista has," Miller said. "They made some improvements in Leopard, but they are still behind."If there is any truth to rumors circulating about Snow Leopard, the operating system security playing field could become more level as of this weekend and Mac users will really have something to brag about. First off, a … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Is Mac’s New OS Something To Brag About?
Last Updated Jul 13, 2015 12:54 PM EDT Apple is launching the new versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems in the fall, but intrepid users can get their hands on iOS9 and OS X El Capitan today by enrolling in the company's public beta. Apple revealed details about the new operating systems at last month's WWDC, including improved multitasking abilities and better recognition for voice commands.You could wait a couple months for the market-ready versions to come out. Or you could be part of the beta program and help Apple put on the finishing touches by testing it out and sending in your feedback. If you're eager to take the plunge (and deal with bugs), CNET's Jason Cipriani explains how to do it:First things first: Yes, Apple has released iOS 9 as a public beta, but that doesn't mean it's ready for everyday use. In fact, I'd suggest you stay away if you don't like troubleshooting issues. And even after you've attempted to fix the issue, there are times when you simply have … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to get the new iOS 9 in beta
Edoardo Maggio, provided by Published 8:55 am, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Photo: Patrick Sison, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 WhatsApp appears on a smartphone, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York. It's one of the iOS apps that can crash if it receives a specific Indian character. Most iOS messaging apps, including Apple's own Messages, are impacted by this newly discovered bug. less WhatsApp appears on a smartphone, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York. It's one of the iOS apps that can crash if it receives a specific Indian character. Most iOS messaging apps, including Apple's own ... more Photo: Patrick Sison, Associated Press There's a new bug that can crash any Apple device with just one simple character (AAPL) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A character from an Indian dialect is at the … [Read more...] about There’s a new bug that can crash any Apple device with just one simple character (AAPL)