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Apple gives Siri new powers over apps

05 June, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
  • John Taggart  Bloomberg via Getty Images FILEThe Apple Inc. logo is seen at the entrance to a store in New York Sept. 10 2015

An iPhone 6S running iOS 12 will launch apps 40 per cent faster, bring up the keyboard 50 per cent faster and take a photo from the lock screen 70 per cent faster compared to the same phone running iOS 11.

Apple has also focused on making sure older smartphones will receive big performance improvements from the operating system update. The CPU ramps up when it detects that more power is needed (if you start scrolling, for example), and ramps down again to conserve battery life afterwards.

When will iOS 12 come out?

Adobe will also add native USDZ support for Creative Cloud suite.

Measure: A new ARKit app that lets users easily measure things in real world, kind of like the MeasureKit app.

By tapping and "drawing" a line with the app and your device's camera, it provides measurements of 3D objects like a suitcase - in inches and centimetres. Users will also be able to search by business or place names, or even events such as a concert.

At its WWDC gathering on Monday, Apple unveiled the many features included in iOS 12, which launches in September.

An example is saying "where are my keys" to have an app open which locates your vehicle keys.

Siri is getting a boost in iOS 12, with a new feature called "Shortcuts".

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Siri suggestions allows the digital assistant to learn from user behavior. If you're late to a meeting, Siri can suggest that you call into the meeting or text its organizer.

Voice Memos is now available on iPad and adds iCloud support to sync recordings and edits across devices. The Stocks app too has had a new coat of paint, with integration to Apple News and again an iPad version.

An activity report will now let you see how much you use of an app each day.

Users can then set time usage limits per app, giving them a notification if they reach a daily time usage limit.

To date, Apple has responded by highlighting its existing parental controls, which some analysts say are insufficient because they don't allow parents to fully monitor their children's device use. "They beg us to use our phone when we really should be occupying ourselves with something else". You can now also set an ending time for your Do Not Disturb command in the Control Centre.

FaceTime will be able to host 32 video tiles at once, with the tiles expanding and shrinking depending on who's talking. Called Assembly Square, the AR app identifies the model and turns it into a Lego world you can zoom in on.

Apple today announced iOS 12, the first major update for its iPhones, iPads, and iPods this ear. Following in the footsteps of a widely criticized iOS 11 release that Apple still claims notched a 95 percent overall satisfaction score, the next big mobile OS upgrade is largely focused, as rumored, on substance.

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