Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Apple makes it tougher to text and drive


New iMacs and MacBook laptops begin shipping Monday.

With iOS 11, Apple Pencil related features get more deeply integrated into iPads with support for inline drawing and a new Instant Notes feature, that allows users open Notes from the Lock Screen itself. In this post, we'll discuss 10 best new features in iOS 11.

Apple had two significant software announcements, the upgrade to macOS High Sierra for Mac users and the next iOS 11 for users of its mobile devices.

Users will able to send and receive payments inside iMessage using the credit and debit cards. Money received can be used for purchasing Apple services or you can send funds to a bank account.

The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience at the 15th WWDC in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley where Apple is building its new campus.

Apple has made significant improvements to Siri using machine learning and artificial intelligence technology. It comes with an update to Siri which is now capable of translating sentences into other languages and comes with an improved speech. Siri, a digital assistant that has been on Apple's iPhone since 2011, will be voice activated to respond to requests for information and other help around the house.

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Changes to the Updates tab will give more specific information on what's being added in new versions of apps, while in-app purchases will be properly detailed on app product pages, meaning additional content can be bought direct from the App Store rather than delving into the app itself. For instance, Siri can now show you suggestions based on your surfing interest from Safari, or from info from your mails.

In the new operating system, users will be able to take Portrait Mode images with optical image stabilization, in flash or HDR.

Live Photos get new Bounce and Loop effects, with a long exposure capturing time and movement.

For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes.

When Apple releases iOS 11 in the autumn, it's going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind.

Apple Maps has also been updated with the capability to tell you which lane to drive in to avoid missing a turn or exit. Find us on Facebook too! Making the most of it will require a subscription to Apple's own music streaming service, which runs $10 to $15 per month and has attracted 27 million subscribers so far.

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The new Siri watch face dynamic updates according to time of day, routines, latest news and data from compatible apps. We talk about the hardware, which appears to be an audiophile's delight, integration with Apple Music as well as what to expect from this entry in Apple's ecosystem.

The new interface will offer more ways to discover music with friends.

If an iPhone user is only a passenger in the vehicle, rather than the driver, then they can disable Do Not Disturb While Driving.

Apple announced a new platform for developers to apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. Here are some of those areas which iOS 11 will bring forward a new experience with iOS 11.

Apple has announced a new smart speaker device and a new iPad Pro, as well as upgrades to its mobile and desktop operating systems.

IOS 11 beta 1 is now available to download
Apple's also adding new photo-editing tools to the Photos App, and there's machine learning technology to detect a person's faces. Developers will get a new set of APIs (application programming interface) to be able to integrate these in their apps.


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