Apple Wants To Eliminate Passwords By Using Face ID And Touch ID
Many believe that passwords are an antiquated system that needs to go. This is because passwords can be guessed, especially when people choose to use weak passwords, or they can be leaked when hackers breach a system. However, to eliminate passwords entirely is a monumental task, and that’s something that Apple is hoping to build towards.
Apple Might Have Confirmed The M1X Macs
Were you disappointed when at WWDC Apple did not announce new MacBook Pros like the rumors said they would? If you are disappointed, you’re not alone, but at the same time, it’s hard to be surprised as WWDC is usually software focused. Sure, Apple did announce the M1 chipsets last year at WWDC, but it felt like a one-off thing.
macOS Monterey Will Let Other Macs Double As An External Display
Back in 2009, Apple introduced a feature called Target Display Mode that essentially allowed an iMac to be used by another Mac as an external display. The feature eventually retired in 2014, but it seems that with macOS Monterey, Apple might have revived it to a certain extent in a different form.
Apple Will Let Your Family Access Your Data If You Die
In the past when everything was mostly done on paper, if you or a family member died, it’s not that difficult to just pass all your files and documents to someone else. However, in the digital age where everything is encrypted and locked behind passwords, this can be a bit tricky, but Apple is trying to make that easier with its new Digital Legacy program.
Apple Will Finally Be Making Siri Usable Without An Internet Connection
One of the problems with digital assistants is that you usually need an internet connection to use them. This is because the digital assistants need to send your request to a remote server where your voice is processed in order to understand what you say. This is why sometimes it can take a while for things to happen.
watchOS 8 Will Introduce Sleeping Respiratory Rate Tracking
With the Apple Watch, users can already track their sleeping patterns. However, at WWDC 2021, Apple announced a major update to its smartwatches with watchOS 8 and one of the new features we can look forward to is sleep respiratory rate tracking. This is the measurement of the number of breaths you take per minute.
iOS 15 Will Make Notifications Smarter And Less Annoying
The way iOS deals with notifications is basically whenever a notification comes in, you’ll be alerted to it unless you disable it. For some apps, such as Spark, it tries to be smarter about notifications where it will only notify you when you have emails it thinks are important to you as opposed to every single email.
iPadOS 15 Introduces A Better Way To Multitask On The Tablet
Ahead of WWDC 2021, there was a report that suggested that Apple would introduce an improvement to the way the iPad handles multitasking. Sure enough with iPadOS 15, Apple has announced a couple of changes that don’t necessarily introduce new ways to multitask, but rather it builds on the existing options and improves on them.
iOS 15 Will Allow ‘Find My’ To Track Devices That Are Turned Off Or Erased
One of the features that Apple has developed to locate missing devices like iPhones is the “Find My” feature. However, the problem with “Find My” is that in its current state, it doesn’t work when devices are turned off, which is what most thieves would do if they stole a phone, or if you’ve misplaced a device and its battery dies.
macOS Monterey’s Universal Control Lets You Work Across Multiple Devices Seamlessly
Apple’s iOS and macOS devices already kind of work together. You can copy a link from either device and paste it on another device. You can also sync up things like Messages, Notes, Calendar, and so on, and there is even a Handoff feature that lets you send certain tasks from one device to another, like continuing to read a website from your iPad to your Mac.
Apple Introduces iCloud+ With New Privacy Features
Pretty much anyone with an Apple ID gets a free iCloud account that comes with 5GB of storage. Obviously Apple would prefer if you upgraded to their paid storage options, and they have decided to make it a bit more enticing by announcing a new premium feature for paid iCloud subscribers called iCloud+.
FaceTime’s New Features Makes It A Lot More Collaborative
Apple’s FaceTime pretty much just allowed users to video and voice call with each other. It was a pretty basic feature but it worked, and it also works across iOS and macOS devices which makes it more convenient. However, for those who were hoping for a more feature-rich experience, Apple has delivered.
Apple Is Bring Extensions To Safari On iPhone And iPad
One of the features that Safari on iPhone and iPad lacks compared to its computer version is extensions. Browser extensions can help expand on the functionality of a browser and make it better to use, but the good news is that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that they will be bringing extension support to Safari for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple Wallet Can Now Hold Your Driver’s License
The idea behind digital wallets like Apple Wallet is so that you can reduce the size of your actual physical wallet by storing things like credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards, and so on. If you are looking for more ways to reduce the number of physical cards you carry, then you’ll be pleased to learn that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that as part of iOS 15, Apple Wallet […]
Apple Will Soon Allow iOS Users To Skip Major Updates
If there is one thing that Apple’s iOS does better than Android is that they can get users to adopt new updates a lot faster. Right now, iOS 14 is said to be at 90% adoption. This is compared to Android 11 which comes nowhere close. However, for whatever reason, Apple has decided to mess around with a good thing.
FaceTime Will Finally Be Coming To Windows And Android
For the longest time ever, FaceTime was pretty much exclusive to all iOS and macOS devices. Want to FaceTime with a friend? They don’t have an iOS or macOS device? Too bad. Or at least that was the case until today. At WWDC 2021, Apple has announced that FaceTime will finally be coming to Windows and Android devices.
iPadOS 15 Will Allow Developers To Develop Apps And Submit It To The App Store
Apple’s iPads have always held a lot of promise, but for the most part it has always felt like it was just a bigger iPhone. This is largely due to the software used to power the iPad. However, at WWDC 2021, Apple has announced some changes that they will be making to iPadOS 15, and one of those changes should please developers.
iPadOS 15 Will Improve On The Tablet’s Multitasking
WWDC 2021 will be kicking off tomorrow and if you’re an iPad user, it seems that you can expect Apple to announce some improvements to its iPadOS system. According to a report from Bloomberg, one of the changes we can look forward to is an improvement to the way the iPad handles multitasking.
Apple’s iMessage Could Get A Massive Upgrade
Apple’s iMessage is a pretty decent way for iOS and macOS users to message each other, send files, share media, and all that jazz, but is it necessarily the best? Maybe not, and with Google pushing its RCS messages, it seems that maybe iMessage could stand to receive an upgrade.
14-inch And 16-inch MacBook Pros Expected At WWDC 2021
Last year, Apple introduced their new M1 powered 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops, but it also begged the question of what happened to Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro? Obviously Apple will be giving it an update. An earlier rumor suggested that it might actually be unveiled at WWDC 2021, which analysts now believe to be true as well.