June 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Books, all new for iPhone and iPad, celebrates readingDiscover and Enjoy Books with New, Easy-to-Use App Coming This FallApple Books, which Apple previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference last week, is a new app that has been entirely redesigned to make discovering and enjoying books and audiobooks effortless for iPhone and iPad users. The Apple Books app will replace iBooks with the launch of iOS 12 this fall. “Apple Books will inspire a love of reading — it puts a world of books and audiobooks right at your fingertips, whether you want to dive into your favorite story for…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Design Awards highlight excellence in app and game designOn Monday, June 4, at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple celebrated the Apple Design Awards, recognizing the creative artistry and technical achievements of developers who reflect the best in design, innovation and technology on Apple platforms. This year’s award winners include developers from across the globe, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Netherlands, Turkey and the US. “This year’s winning apps and the developers behind them have created some really innovative and inspiring apps,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “The Apple Design Awards have been…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple opens Health Records API to developersApps Empowering Consumers to Manage Medications, Diseases, Nutrition and More Coming This FallToday Apple delivered a Health Records API for developers and researchers to create an ecosystem of apps that use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more. The Health Records feature allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organized into one view on their iPhone. For the first time, consumers will be able to share medical records from multiple hospitals with their favorite trusted apps, helping them improve…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple introduces macOS MojaveMajor Update Adds Dark Mode, New Mac Apps and an All-New Mac App StoreSan Jose, California — Apple today previewed macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks feature organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple previews all-new Mac App StoreRedesign Brings New Look, Rich Editorial and Apps from Microsoft, Adobe and OthersAlongside macOS Mojave, Apple is previewing an all-new Mac App Store featuring a new look and rich editorial content that will make it easier than ever to find great Mac apps. Like the iOS App Store, which was redesigned last year, the new Mac App Store celebrates apps, games and developers with an all-new Discover tab featuring compelling stories, in-depth interviews, helpful tips, collections of must-have apps and more. Users can also explore new Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs to find the perfect app…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple TV 4K delivers highest quality cinematic experience with tvOS 12Charter Communications to Offer Apple TV 4K to Spectrum Cable CustomersSan Jose, California — Apple today previewed tvOS 12, the powerful operating system designed for enjoying entertainment on the big screen, which takes the cinematic experience of Apple TV 4K to the next level with support for Dolby Atmos audio, convenient new features to easily access the shows and movies you love and breathtaking aerials shot from space. Apple TV 4K has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers the largest collection of 4K HDR movies, including free 4K…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

watchOS 5 adds powerful activity and communications features to Apple WatchSan Jose, California — Apple today previewed watchOS 5, a significant update to the world’s most popular watch, helping users stay healthy and connected. Apple Watch becomes an even stronger companion for fitness, communication and quick access to information with a host of new features including Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face. “We’re thrilled with the positive impact Apple Watch is having on people’s lives,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch is helping our customers stay…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple previews iOS 12Shared AR Experiences, Fun New Ways to Communicate and Screen Time Come To iPhone and iPad This FallSan Jose, California — Apple today announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, designed to make everyday tasks faster and more responsive. iOS 12 changes the way iOS users see the world using AR, makes communications fun and expressive with Memoji and Group FaceTime, and with Screen Time, helps customers understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their iOS devices. iOS 12 introduces Siri Shortcuts, enabling Siri to work with…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple unveils ARKit 2Enables Developers To Create the Most Innovative AR Apps for the World’s Largest AR Platform Apple today introduced ARKit 2, a platform that allows developers to integrate shared experiences, persistent AR experiences tied to a specific location, object detection and image tracking to make AR apps even more dynamic. Apple is also unveiling the Measure app for iOS, which uses AR to quickly gauge the size of real-world objects, as well as a new open file format with iOS 12, usdz, which is designed to more deeply integrate AR throughout iOS and make AR objects available across…