WWDC2016

The Apple Watch needs an ‘OK’ button

The Apple Watch needs an action button. Something to allow you to confirm, acknowledge, activate and navigate using a physical press. There’s even a button right there, on the side, waiting for the

Your iOS 10 notifications will be a lot more useful and relevant. And gifs!

At its Worldwide Developer Conference this week, Apple is releasing a bunch of updates to notifications and the way that developers are able to present them to the user in iOS 10. They’re about to g

Apple will require HTTPS connections for iOS apps by the end of 2016

During a security presentation at Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference, the company revealed the deadline for all apps in its App Store to switch on an important security feature called App Transp

What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning

Apple is stepping up its artificial intelligence efforts in a bid to keep pace with rivals who have been driving full-throttle down a machine learning-powered AI superhighway, thanks to their liberal

iOS 10 beta finally lets you remove all those built-in apps

Raise your hand if you have a folder on your iPhone or iPad filled with all the built-in apps from Apple that you never use but can't delete. Oh, all of you? Then you'll be interested to learn that iO

Why Apple wants to be the smart home’s nerve center

On Monday, Apple announced that it would make an app called Home available to users soon, allowing them to connect and control all of their HomeKit-enabled smart home devices from their iPads, iPh

Apple’s latest foray into the enterprise involves deeper integration with Cisco

Lost in the hubbub of today’s two hour-plus Apple WWDC keynote was an announcement of deep integration between Apple and Cisco in the upcoming release of iOS 10 — yes, you read it correctl

Apple launches Swift Playgrounds for iPad to teach kids to code

Apple today announced Swift Playgrounds for the iPad, a new project that aims to teach kids to code in Swift. When you first open it, Swift Playgrounds presents you with a number of basic coding le

Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store

Apple today has made a big change to its suite of native applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it's now making these available as standalone

Apple Music’s redesign makes it feel like a familiar iPod

Today Apple showed off a brand-new version of Apple music, which the company said was built "from the ground up" with simplicity in mind. The company also boasted that the service now has 15 millio

Apple’s Home Puts All Of Your HomeKit Stuff In One iOS App

Today at Apple's WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple's Internet of Things platform, HomeKit. The big news is Apple built a dedicated app to control all th

Apple announces iOS 10

What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/wwdc2016/">annual developer conference</a>. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones an

Apple iOS 10 “Memories” turns old photos into editable mini-movies

Apple is taking on TimeHop, Facebook On This Day and Google Photos Assistant all at once with its new iOS 10 feature Memories that’s a tab inside Photos. Using local, on-device facial recogniti

Apple finally opens Siri to third-party developers

As widely expected, Apple is lavishing TLC on its voice assistant, Siri, at this year's WWDC. The company has just announced it will be letting developers bake Siri's voice functionality into their ap

Apple takes on PayPal with Apple Pay on the web

Online shopping is about to get even easier. At WWDC today in San Francisco, Apple finally announced that Apple Pay is coming to the web this fall. Mac users will be able to pay online in Safari usin

Auto Unlock on your Mac hints at future MacBook Pro with Touch ID

Apple just unveiled macOS 12 <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/wwdc-2016/">at WWDC</a>, the next version of Apple’s operating system. Among other things, the company announ

OS X is now macOS and gets support for Siri, auto unlock and more

If Apple's naming scheme was starting to bother you (with iOS, tvOS and watchOS working under different naming rules from OS X), fret no more. As the company announced today, OS X is getting a new nam

The Apple TV gains deeper Siri integration and single sign-on option

Apple just announced minor updates to the operating system that powers the Apple TV. The news comes from Apple SVP Eddy Cue from the company's developer's conference WWDC. The future of TV is apps,

The Apple Watch is now an SOS button and medical ID bracelet

Apple just turned the Apple Watch into an SOS button <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/wwdc-2016/">at WWDC</a>. With watchOS 3, you can long press the side button to start a

Apple overhauls watchOS with new UI and faster app launching

Today at WWDC, Apple launched the third version of watchOS, and it’s all about speed. The beta release is going out today to developers, and to all users in the fall. Speed The company is real
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