within iOS 15 continue to emerge
as beta testing continues. In addition to headlining features like a dramatic update to FaceTime, SharePlay, and more, iOS 15 includes a variety of smaller quality-of-life improvements. Head below as we highlight changes to AirPrint, the Find My app, and more.
Apple announced iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey earlier this week at WWDC 2021, but we keep discovering new features that weren’t mentioned by the company during the event. This year, iPad and Mac users will finally get a Low Power Mode to save battery life, just like on the iPhone.
After a long week of exciting announcements from WWDC, the company has
the winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards. As always, Apple’s goal is to recognize and promote developers that do outstanding work, whether that be in design, innovation, delight, impact, interaction, or inclusivity. This year’s winners include some really great apps like Carrot Weather and Pok Pok Playroom.
In the years ahead, passwords, as we know them, will become a thing of the past. However, that change won’t happen overnight and will take a concerted effort from lots of different parties, including the major tech giants. At WWDC, Apple announced how it’s moving toward a more secure and easy-to-use passwordless authentication powered by WebAuthn and Face ID/Touch ID with the preview of passkeys in iCloud Keychain.
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Apple has hired a former BMW executive to help lead the team working on the rumored Apple Car “Project Titan.” According to
Apple hired Ulrich Kranz within “recent weeks” to work alongside Doug Field leading the Apple Car development.
After more than two months of beta testing, Microsoft is readying the launch of its xCloud Game streaming platform on Safari, Edge, and Chrome in the “next few weeks.” This comes after Microsoft had been pushing to bring xCloud to the App Store.
Several different YouTubers have posted FaceTime calls with Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi in which they talk about different announcements from WWDC. The conversations include everything from iOS 15 to macOS Monterey. You can check out the videos embedded below.
watchOS 8 didn’t receive as much focus during Apple’s WWDC keynote as other platforms, but there are
still notable new features coming
to Apple Watch users this year. Perhaps most notably for some users, watchOS 8 includes new built-in applications that take advantage of the always-on display used on the Apple Watch Series 5 and later. There is also a new way for developers to tap into the always-on display.
A few weeks before WWDC, Apple previewed a few new accessibility features that will be coming later this year. One of those features was
, which Apple plans to ship in iOS 15. Background sounds are effectively built-in white noise features with additional accessibility options. These new features are hidden in the Settings app and aren’t easily discoverable. We think they are so important that they warrant their own app in the future, and it should be called “Sounds.”
FaceTime is one of the key apps receiving a lot of love from Apple in iOS 15. When the new update for iPhone launches in a few months, users will be able to join the conversation with friends on Android and Windows, and so much more. Here’s everything new in FaceTime.
Want to check out everything new in
, FaceTime’s SharePlay, the new Focus mode, Shortcuts app, Live Text, all-new Safari, and more? Read along for how to install macOS Monterey developer beta.
Just over a year ago, Apple
announced that it was acquiring
the popular hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky. At the time, Apple said the Dark Sky API, which is used by various third-party weather applications, would shut down at the end of 2021. Plans have shifted, however, and Dark Sky now says its API will be available for an additional year. The iOS app and website will also live on for another year.
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