Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Apple Voice Assistant Siri to Become Smarter Than Ever With Shortcuts

Apple's iOS 11.4 Update Finally Delivers on Last Year's Promises for HomePod iMessage Parental controls are coming to iOS. Here's what you can do with them
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Apple's Safari browser will have "intelligent tracking prevention" to help block social media "like" or "share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users' keystrokes without explicit permission. Apple just gave its HomePod smart speaker new features, including calendar reminders - something Google and Amazon devices have long offered. This year, Apple is making a point to show consumers how to use their devices less.

There are rumours that Apple had entrance to Facebook users' private data, the new Screen Time feature, and the Trump administration.

Apple will introduce new tools to combat smartphone addiction in its next mobile software update - but one app maker likened this to casinos issuing warnings about gambling addiction.

On gadget usage, Cook has said that the time he began using the new Screen Time feature formulated into iOS 12.

Parents will be able to set limits for time their children set in apps, and get detailed reports regarding which apps are used. It's a basic functionality, and possibly the most basic use of AR, but it's a need that Apple hasn't previously addressed. In addition to concerns over iPhone addiction, Apple had to do damage control for secretly slowing down phones with old batteries to prevent them from shutting down.

The overuse of smartphones often results from users' habitual checking of apps, according to Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.

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"It will become dramatically more hard for data companies to identify your device and track you", Federighi said. What remains to be seen is whether there is enough of a compelling reason for someone to use AR, even if it's built-in to everyday apps.

Apple wants its digital assistant Siri to do more.

With Shortcuts, Siri also makes proactive suggestions, such as birthday calls or putting your phone on silent at the movie theater. Before, Apple had limited third-party access to a handful of categories, such as messaging, while excluding competitors to Apple's Music service, for instance.

That phrase, for example, can be set to open Apple Maps to find the best route home and launch a radio app. Instead of typing one person's name you can type multiple.

When a friend receives photos from an event, Apple will then suggest the friend reciprocate with photos from the same event. "Imagine the goodwill Apple can generate with parents by partnering with them in this effort and with the next generation of customers by offering their parents more options to protect their health and well-being". Meanwhile, the company is also enabling group video conferencing with up to 32 people through FaceTime.

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