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5 Ways Your Apple Watch Is About To Get Better

There’s been a plethora of juicy update news coming out of Apple’s WWDC 2016 event and, on the wearable front, the major announcement centred around watchOS 3. Coming this fall for Watch wearers, the OS upgrade brings with it a whole host of new features.<p>Here are the 5 most significant changes…<p><b>1 –</b> …

Smartwatches

Apple wins patents for transparent AR device, device with wrap-around display

Apple on Tuesday won a pair of patents relating to advanced mobile devices including a property covering transparent augmented reality devices and IP …

Apple TV To Get New Siri Features And Single Sign On

Topic search for movies*: With the ability to ask Siri for a movie by topic or theme, you have even more ways to find the films you really feel like …

Smart TV

The new Apple News logo will look very familiar to Dota 2 fans

Apple's unawareness of PC gaming is showing<p>It's not unusual for <i>Dota 2</i> fanatics like myself to perceive the game's logo in innocuous everyday objects, but when it comes to the new Apple News logo, I think even laypeople will have to agree that it bears a striking resemblance. Both marks feature a …

Apple

Apple Design Awards go to Lara Croft Go and an anatomy app

Another round of apps and games has been honoured at WWDC with the annual Design Awards, scooping up trophies for the best design and ingenuity present in Apple's app store.<p>It's the 19th year the awards have been up for grabs, and the light-up cube trophy has gone to some quiet achievers. Medical …

Apple’s iOS 10 is Official, Coming Later This Year

Apple announced the next version of their mobile OS, iOS 10 at yesterday’s Worldwide Developer Conference and the software is coming later this …

Apps

Moovweb prepares for in-browser Apple Pay

Moovweb, a digital commerce software provider with partners including Macy's and Petco, announced that it had allocated $10 million to improve its own platform in order to help its partner merchants support in-browser Apple Pay.<p>Though nothing official has been announced, it's rumored that Apple …

Apple removes Siri Remote requirement for gaming apps in latest tvOS beta

Buried amidst an avalanche of WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday removed a stipulation in its developer resources guidelines that required tvOS …

Smart TV

These are the Apple Design Award winners of WWDC 2016

Winners all around!The 2016 Apple Design Awards were announced Monday night at WWDC, with prizes going to apps that “set a benchmark for excellence” …

China Is Offering Rose Gold iPhones In Exchange For Sperm

The Chinese government is in need of sperm. Yes, according to the <i>New York Times</i>, China is putting out the call to its male citizens to do a service …

Rose Gold

Apple's Siri will soon be able to hail an Uber for you

Although Apple’s WWDC event this year was mostly underwhelming because of the lack of any real innovation, it did see the company open up its voice assistant, Siri, to developers so that it can be used with spoken commands.<p>Uber is getting in on the action right quick: it’s announced that it will …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

The best Apple WWDC rumors: More powerful Siri, new name for OS X, Apple Music redesign

The rumor mill is still churning as we’re less than 24 hours from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off in San Francisco at …

Tim Cook

You don't have to freak out because smartphones are getting rid of the headphone jack

Whispers of Apple ditching the longtime audio connector with the next iPhone have persisted for months, Chinese firm LeEco actually went through with it earlier this year, and just this week Lenovo's new Moto Z phone followed suit. Not <i>every</i> phone will sacrifice the standard right away, but it's …

Can Apple fix Siri? Worldwide Developer's Conference aims to find out

by Jefferson Graham<p>Once again, Apple wants us to believe that Siri can be ready for prime time finally, with a more chatty, robust personal digital …

Siri

Apple Car: Two big factors open the door for a disruptor

The new widely-rumored product in the Apple pipeline is an electric car. Here's why the world's largest tech company should actually build one, but …

Tech Industry

Apple Music will get a makeover, but it needs much more

A $10-a-month music service is a $10-a-month music service.<p>Last year, Apple finally got into the subscription music business. Time to try it again.<p>Apple is expected to roll out an overhaul for its Apple Music service at its WWDC event Monday, aimed at making "it more intuitive to use."<p>That’s good, …

Apple

Apple is bringing Siri to the Mac and third-party apps, says WSJ

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, and a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> corroborates what has been widely expected in the run-up to the show: the focus is likely to be on Siri, amid heightened interest in competing AI technology from the likes of Amazon and …

Apple TV apps may be struggling to retain their users

tvOS devs may be driven away from developing for Apple TV, claims a new report citing poor audience retention rates.<p>Suggesting that users are “generally disinterested” in Apple TV, the report from mobile app analytics company adjust says they found that just 8.9 percent of users return to a tvOS …

Apple makes Siri smarter, rolls out software improvements

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors' recent moves by building more …

Intel wins first major mobile chip deal from Apple - Mobile World Live

Apple, in a move to diversify its supplier base, will reportedly split a contract for modem chips for its next iPhone between its existing supplier …

What to expect at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference | Recode Daily: June 13, 2016

An Apple Music makeover and an AI reveal.<p>Amazon and Google have announced ambitious plans for AI-powered search assistants, and Apple is expected to do the same at its Worldwide Developers Conference today. An Apple Music makeover is also on the agenda but Apple is going to have to do a lot more to …

WWDC

Bethesda and id Software Announce 'Quake Champions' at E3 2016

Bethesda Softworks has revealed it is working on a brand new entry in the Quake franchise called <i>Quake Champions</i>.<p>A spiritual successor to first-person shooter <i>Doom</i>, <i>Quake</i> appeared 20 years ago and was the first FPS to focus on arena-based multiplayer combat and frenetic team-based game modes.<p>Tim …

Upgrade your iOS chargers with 3 great Armour offers

Sick and tired of tangled cords? Accidentally stepping on cable heads or, worse, trip over your charger, forcefully unplugging it? If you protect your phone with a rugged case, why not your cords? Well, rest easy knowing Armour has the solutions for you.<p>The frayed connectors. The torn wires. iPhone …

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

Mobile Technology

Apple Music’s First Year: What Works, What Needs To Be Retuned

A year after Apple’s shift to streaming, its impact is hard to deny. But there’s still plenty of work ahead.<p>Even before Apple carted Drake out on stage to help announce its new music streaming service last June, the company’s move was already seen as a big deal. And of course it was: Not only does …

iPhone Sales Predicted to 'Remain Feeble' Until Early Next Year

Japanese website <i>Nikkei</i> is continuing the 2016 doom and gloom sentiment surrounding iPhone sales, reporting that an unnamed source has confirmed that sales figures and shipment numbers for Apple's smartphone lineup will see the first year-over-year decline since the iPhone debuted in 2007. The …

What Does Apple Have Up Its Sleeve for Siri?

Apple is expected to show off new abilities for its Siri digital assistant on Monday by debuting tools to let developers work with the company’s …

Metal detectors seemingly being installed at WWDC as Tim Cook acknowledges Orlando tragedy

A tweeted photo suggests that Apple is installing metal detectors at the entrance to WWDC for the first time, as CEO Tim Cook tweeted a message in support of the victims and families of the Orlando shooting.<p>The additional security – a first for a WWDC event – is likely to be in response to the …

Nissan gets with the times, brings Apple CarPlay to 2017 Maxima

What do you do the first year after you roll out a new car? "Not much" is the usual answer, except maybe raise the price a bit. Nissan's done that with its 2017 Maxima, now in its second year, but it's also bringing some new things to the table, including two new options packages and Apple …