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Apple WWDC 2018 : Key highlights from Apple’s Keynote

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Apple kickstarted the Apple WWDC 2018 with CEO Tim Cook making a distinctive showcase of the essential announcements. Tim had figured out that the keynote this year comes off of a quieter season for Apple. The company just had a press event back in March for an iPad focused on education solely and the HomePod. We expected at least a single Hardware launch, but there wasn’t any. It’s like Apple just made a blatant rip-off of Google I/O 2018.

Starting today, the company hopes to set a new tone for the year. The keynote was completely software specific, which was so unlike Apple but was so like Google. Here are some of the highlights of the new updates Apple CEO Tim Cook and his senior staff announced. With iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS5 and tvOS 12 announcements, Apple had a sole purpose of making this a software first WWDC. There was no new hardware shown, even though last year’s conference gave us a first look at the HomePod, as well as the iPad Pro 12.9 and iPad Pro 10.5. We were expecting a new range of iPhone and iPad.

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Like us, if you hoped Tim would surprise the world and introduce some new Apple hardware at Apple WWDC 2018, we feel you. But if you are excited by the new macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iOS upgrades, we got you. The annual developer conference is off to an interesting start with a long list of little things that will make using Apple products a lot better. Apple kept a strong focus on whats inside their products this year.

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iOS 12 

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With Craig Federighi starting it, the next update to iPhone’s OS, “you guessed it” — iOS 12. The focus is the digital health dashboard which Apple says is designed to help curb smartphone overuse. This is exactly like Digital Wellbeing features added on Android P at Google I/O last month. Now, even on iOS, you can set DND for when you’re heading to bed, you won’t get visual updates and just a new light up screen in the morning. Just like Shush and Wind Down? No. Apple plans to make this better and more responsive too.

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Apple went haywire, it was as if an I/O from Apple with forms of suggestions. In Photos, Apple, like Google Photos is offering search suggestions for specific people, places, or events. In Messages, there are new Animoji, stickers, text, and a drawing tool built into the app camera, and iOS 12 will now support Group FaceTime that lets you chat with up to 32 people. You can FaceTime in your Animoji or Memoji overlay as well. Yeah, Memoji.

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watchOS 5

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The Apple Watch 3 just came out months ago, with a focus on the LTE model. Furthermore, Apple is still building on its wellness specific features more in this year. watchOS on Apple Watch helps the watch work more and more without the use of an iPhone. With a lot of stand-alone features announced, this makes Apple Watch really useful.

WatchOS 5 aims at making you better mentally and physically, bringing challenges to groups of friends for better fitness competitions in between friends. Yoga exercises can be tracked based on heart rate, hiking makes use of heart rate and altitude, while there’s a rolling mile pace tracker for running in Workouts. All of this is great news for runners, helping them to better pace their runs. This not only helps runners but also people doing a normal workout in their daily lives. In short, Apple Watch makes getting fit easier than ever before.

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But, perhaps most exciting of all announcements yesterday, watchOS 5 will let the Apple Watch become a walkie-talkie! Yes, you heard that right. Working over both cellular and Wi-Fi connections, you’ll get a haptic feedback alert when someone wants to have a quick chat. You can tap to talk and the person will get an invite notif and then you can talk. According to Apple, the watchOS will have a really high-quality voice with the revamped microphone design.

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tvOS Dolby Atmos + Vision

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Apple TV is now both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision compatibility certified. Dolby Atmos thing/object-based audio is coming to the Apple TV set-top box, bringing you overhead sounds as well as standard surround sound. Instead of sound coming at you from the front, here the sound will attack you in a 360-degree fashion. All the existing titles that support 4k will be upgraded and in a similar way, all those which support Dolby Atmos will be upgraded for the best ever viewing and listening experiences.

‘Aerial’ is getting upgraded, the animated screensaver will focus on locations and info on places of interest from across the globe. Furthermore, Apple teamed up with ISS (International Space Station) to get high definition 4k images of the earth depending on the location you prefer, at your TV screens. iEarth, indeed.

Now you are getting all Amazon Prime and Netflix shows directly on the Apple TV. The zero sign-up feature does an auto sign up for your services. This hassle-free way is pretty revolutionary but might have certain privacy problems.

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macOS Mojave

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Apple macOS Mojave is announced, the newest member after the not so new High Sierra. It will come with new features like improved screenshots, a dark mode, Apple Home, News, Stocks, Voice Memo app.

From mountains to deserts, Mojave, Apple’s new MacOS release has been revealed, with the biggest feature of all will actually be coming to developers in 2019, with new features letting iOS apps be easily ported to Mac. This will help all developers to focus their apps to macOS too simultaneously.

It was simply a tease at this stage, but Apple’s already putting it to work with its own first-party apps.

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‘Dark Mode’, which makes all Apple own apps take on a darker shade, is also on the way.  Screenshotting gets improvements too. Now you can record a selected area of your screen and save it as a GIF or a video directly. You can also edit and magnify the screenshot’s sector seamlessly. This is a huge advancement for Mac users. Thus, you’ll have greater control over magnification settings, while you’ll have to option to screengrab from within a video too.

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Well, I was more interested in the Hardware announcements though. Nevertheless, we just need to wait till Apple is ready with their announcements. Over and Out.

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Apple different from other and untold facts

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Before buying any phone including apple intex , nokia , samsung , micromax etc,have we ever thought what makes apple phones and devices different from other devices,why apple phones and devices are to costly to afford .Lets see detailed explanation from very begining.How it covered a whole market in world.

”Apple is terms of revenue is one of world’s largest information technology company, on the basis of total assets the world’s largest technology company, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer after brand Samsung.”

 

Brand”Apple

Apple Inc. is an American(MNCs) technology company headquartered in Cupertino located in  California, that designs the product develops it and sells the consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

The company’s hardware products include-

  •  iPhone smartphone,
  • iPad tablet computer,
  • Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player,
  • It Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player,
  • HomePod smart speaker.
  • Software generally includes  mac operating system and iOS operating systems and iTunes media player,  Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites , as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro and Xcode.
  • Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.

At begining-

  • It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, and sales of its computers, including the II, saw significant momentum and revenue growth for the company.
  • Itwent public in 1980 to instant financial success.
  • However, the high price tag of its products and limited software titles caused problems, as did power struggles between executives at the company.
  • As the market for personal computers increased, It’s computers saw diminishing sales due to lower-priced products from competitors, in particular, those offered with the Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • It’s worldwide annual revenue totaled $229 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.
  • It is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue and the world’s third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.
  • The company define it as a king of brand loyalty and enjoys no.1 position. and got position of most valuable brand.
  • However, it receives some criticism regarding the labor practices by the contractors, its environmental and business practices, including practices ofanti-competitive behavior, as well as the origins of source materials.

 

”Untold fact-It also experimented with a number of other unsuccessful consumer targeted products during the 1990s, including digital cameras, portable CD audio players, speakers, video consoles, the eWorld online service, and TV appliances.”

 

Environmental practices and initiatives

  • Following a Greenpeace protest,committing to ending its use of coal and shifting to 100% renewable clean energy. By 2013, It was using 100% renewable energy to power their data centers. Overall, 75% of the company’s power came from clean renewable sources.Image result for apple
  • n May 2015, Greenpeace evaluated the state of the Green Internet and commended It on their environmental practices saying, “It ‘s commitment to renewable energy has helped set a new bar for the industry, illustrating in very concrete terms that a 100% renewable Internet is within its reach, and providing several models of intervention for other companies that want to build a sustainable Internet.
  • As of 2016, He states that 100% of its U.S. operations run on renewable energy, 100% of It ‘s data centers run on renewable energy and 93% of It ‘s global operations run on renewable energy.

It Got Us to Pay So Much for the iPhone Despite Dropping Demand-

The iPhone is getting more expensive, and It is betting faithful customers will barely blink an eye.

It has slowly increased the average price of an iPhone since 2007,

but with the $999 iPhone X release last year, it made a bigger leap than usual. A year later, after the shock value of a thousand dollar smartphone had largely worn off, It made another jump. Image result for apple

“It has been intentionally testing the price elasticity of its products in the past few years, and what it found is customers have an appetite for more expensive iPhones”

  • To justify the prices of X-branded phones,it did add a new interface, new sizes and new features.
  • It’s unlikely most customers care enough about using a finger swipe rather of a home button,

or face detection rather than of fingerprints for security, to drop more money on a device.

 

  • The truly killer features are the larger screens, which

has pushed all the way to the edges of the devices, and the new size options.

Customers are also paying for the brand. They want the logo on the back of large rectangle with a smooth gold finish.

Rather of trying to reach everyone,

it is embracing its unique place

in the industry as more of a luxury brand, said Lam.

“In a very mature market like this, brand probably doing the classical Econ 101 [approach],

which is trying to extract the most money and revenue for the premium brand,” said Lam.

 Key Weakness-

the  (AAPL) is the top tech company measured by market cap and continues to dominate in categories the company invented or popularized.

Most importantly it seems it is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the

company needs to address if it is going to stay on top.

  • The Closed Ecosystem
  • Pace of Innovation
  • Leadership
  • The bottom line

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Apple CarPlay: All you need to know about your ultimate co-pilot

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Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay system is a quick and safe way to use iPhone in the car. It allows car radio or head unit to be a display and work as a controller for an iPhone. With CarPlay software you can access your iPhone in your car’s infotainment systems. Further, it allows you to make calls, send or receive messages, listen to music and getting directions. All you have to do is connect your iPhone with CarPlay.

Major automobile manufacturers are currently offering models that support Apple’s CarPlay system. Most of them are partnering with CarPlay to enable the software in their infotainment system.

Features of Apple CarPlay

You can view features of CarPlay by using “Siri” which is Apple’s digital assistant. Apple CarPlay acts as an iPhone for you while driving. It provides access to Apple apps such as Phone, Music, Apple Maps, iMessage, iBooks, and Podcasts. It also allows third-party apps like iHeartRadio, Radioplayer, Spotify, CBS Radio, Rdio, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Play Music, NPR One, Audiobooks.com, and Audible.

Here are the main features of CarPlay:-

Apple CarPlay

  • Calling:- With the help of “Siri”, you can make calls, return missed calls and listen to voicemail. What you have to do is ask Siri to make calls for you.

  • Messaging:- You don’t have to take extra efforts in reading and writing. What you have to do is listen and dictate. Apple’s Siri assistant read, write and send text messages for you. Further, it can also reply to the messages you received.

Apple CarPlay

  • Maps:- The Most used CarPlay feature is Apple Map which is easy to use. You can search for nearby restaurants, shops etc. or you can simply use your voice. The driver can say “Siri, get direction to cafe Night” or you can say “Siri, where’s the closest petrol pump station?” and Siri will obey your orders. CarPlay Siri assistant provides you with accurate information.

  • Music:- You can listen to the music or podcasts by accessing all your songs from iTunes. The CarPlay system arranges songs systematically for you. You have to ask Siri to play your favourite songs.

Other apps:- In you CarPlay system, you can use other apps on your iPhone like WhatsApp, podcast,iHeartRadio, vox, Google Play Music, Spotify, Clammr, etc. It also supports apps developed by car manufacturers.

Apple CarPlay

Additional feature:- CarPlay system features Siri voice control which provides you with a quality driving experience. It works along with your car’s controls- like knobs, buttons, touchpad and touchscreen.

iPhones compatible with Apple CarPlay

To use this facility, you need iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1. Following are the iPhone versions that are compatible with CarPlay.

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c, iPhone 5

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Cars compatible with Apple CarPlay

Major automobile manufacturers are currently compatible with Apple Carplay. Additionally, there are dozens of brands that offer CarPlay compatibilities like Honda, Chevrolet, the Lamborghini Aventador S. Volvo, Chevrolet Spark Ford, and Porsche. There are nearly 400 models that are compatible with CarPlay. The list of cars compatible with CarPlay is still relatively short because the software hasn’t been on the market for very long.

How to Set-up CarPlay with your iPhone

Before you proceed:-

  1. Make sure that your car or stereo is compatible with Carplay. The car’s USB port may have a label of a smartphone or CarPlay icon. More information will be available in your car’s manual or on the manufacturer’s official website.
  2. Also, make sure that Siri is turned on.
  3. Make sure that you have iPhone 5 and later models with at least iOS 7.1.
  • To proceed further, connect a USB cable to iPhone and plug it into your car’s USB port. In case, CarPlay Home menu doesn’t appear, select CarPlay logo on your car’s display. If your vehicle supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel to set up CarPlay. Make sure that your car is in Bluetooth pairing or wireless mode.
  • In your iPhone, go to Settings> select General> Tap on CarPlay option (It’s the third selection in the second section of the menu.)>Select Turn on Bluetooth or USB Only> Available Cars and select your car.

As a matter of fact, Apple’s CarPlay is a great system that brings a more phone-like experience to your infotainment screen, and it’s easier to work with than most OEM-developed software. CarPlay could also save you a few bucks when buying a new car.

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Aadhaar | UIDAI contact: Google ‘inadvertently’ takes the blame

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Google currently has the maximum number of smartphone users under its radar. Android still has the lion share in the market of users. So whatever the “Not so Evil” company is doing, we have to put in some interest to it. So with this concern rising in the past couple of days, we had to get something. Google has an answer to everything. It states that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number and a distress number into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. iPhone users also got alarmed as they expected the unexpected, Google explains this might have been the case of a Gmail sync where the contacts get synced across different platforms too.

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Google’s answer to UIDAI issue

 

On August 3rd UIDAI denied that it forced any smartphone manufacturer or telecom service provider to add a helpline number to people’s contact lists. Google accepted that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI number into its setup wizard for Android. This in a way put to end the controversy surrounding the mysterious entry of the UIDAI number in the contact lists of many smartphone users around the country.

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Overview

Google has admitted that it is to blame for the mysterious appearance of an outdated Aadhaar helpline number in the contact lists of phones, and clarified that it wasn’t an unauthorized breach of the Android devices. The US Internet major will fix the issue over the next few weeks. Google has still not answered exactly why it added the contact numbers even when UIDAI had not specified to do so. We are still a bit confused at Google’s work here. But it acted smartly and followed up with the thing pretty smoothly.

But nothing goes smoothly in India. Right?

 

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UIDAI Aadhar cards for each Indian

 

Social media exploded today after several Android users discovered that the UIDAI helpline number crept into their contact lists without their knowledge. The Aadhaar-issuing authority sprung into action with a clarification that this apparent intrusion was not their doing. Other govt bodies including COAI and TRAI also washed their hands off the matter. So at the end of the day, the mystery is no longer a mystery. Google explained, later in the day, that it had configured the UIDAI helpline number along with other distress helpline numbers into the Android SetUp Wizard in 2014. This is what caused the contact to appear on Android as well as devices running on other operating systems as it got transferred from one device to another.

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Twitter Battle

As the numbers are present in the user’s GMAIL it is known to be in sync with all the devices they have. It means that the UIDAI helpline number from 2014 was transferred from old Android devices to new Android and iOS devices. This explains why the contact named UIDAI appeared in contact lists of smartphones running both Android and iOS.

UIDAI had a customer care number that has changed in the past couple of years. The press is pretty aware of the customer’s rights and this tweet was the answer. The @UIDAI started with 1/n tweets and made 5 tweets regarding this issue. The tweets were informational enough and are noteworthy too.

UIDAI said in a statement that it has not asked handset makers and telecom service providers to include its toll-free number on mobile phones. UIDAI manages the country’s Aadhar project. 1800-300-1947 that showed up in the contact lists of some phones was an outdated and invalid helpline number. Some vested interests are trying to create unwarranted confusion, UIDAI had said.

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UIDAI’s new Toll-free number is 1947 since the past two years. Google if had the main focus of adding the number, should have updated it too. So now the question to ask is, did Google really want to just save the number?

Google will send an Android SetUp Wizard which will solve the issue. The update will reach to smartphone manufacturers in a few weeks of time.  After Google has coded-out the bug from their OS, I guess. Over and Out.

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