Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple lets Siri chat to other apps

Apple lets Siri chat to other apps

"Today is all about software", said CEO Tim Cook as the tech giant unveiled the latest additions to iOS 12 - which powers the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch - early Tuesday morning (AEST) at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. The company in September will release an app called Screen Time that gives users weekly reports of the apps they use and settings to limit usage. There's an option present there that lets users "Set up an Alternate Appearance". During that time, app notifications will be blocked from showing up on the home screen.

The phone's screen can also be set to dim automatically just before bedtime.

Apple software SVP Craig Federighi demonstrates new Siri features at Apple WWDC 2018.

Siri is going to be filled with shortcuts, so much so that Apple is creating a shortcuts app for iOS 12.

The key for both of these new features is Siri's ability to communicate with more (non-Apple) apps.

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It's shutting down that tracking through its Safari browser in an update to Mac and iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads.

"As with all Apple software updates, enhanced privacy and security remain a top priority in macOS Mojave", said Apple in a post about the new features.

However, Apple is now committed to helping users who struggle to get offline.

Now Apple users will be able to make personalized animojis - even ones that stick out their tongues thanks to the new "tongue detection" technology.

Apple plans to instead send out generic data to such collectors, making a user's device look just like any other Apple device. While Apple isn't the first company to come up with custom avatars, it's certainly done them the best. Additionally, the company also introduced a new file format called USDZ, which is developed with Pixar.

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Federighi also said that beyond the "Like" button, fingerprints like fonts and plug-ins can help companies figure out your identity and start to track you.

LEGO's director of innovation Martin Sanders also demonstrated LEGO AR City, which uses ARKit 2 features including shared experiences, persistent Augmented Reality and 3D object detection.

Apple wants to make it easier for you to control apps using Siri.

That's because two big features are coming to iOS 12: tongue detection on Animoji and personalized Memoji.

The software update will allow users to group similar tasks together into shortcuts that can be accessed by simple phrases such as "heading home".

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Photos will be able to index over four million events and even search for multiple search terms. If you are bothered by the fact you're spending 3 hours or more on Instagram or Facebook, you can now allow yourself a set amount of time for an app or category like social media. Up to 32 people can be in on the same Facetime call which will be especially important for employees to hold face-to-face meetings with a large group.

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