Category Archives: wwdc

iOS 11’s new “Password Autofill for Apps” won’t work with (or replace) your favorite password manager

 The next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 11, is going to make it easier for you to log into your apps. The new mobile operating system’s software will introduce a new feature called “Password AutoFill for Apps,” which will offer easy access your passwords right from the iOS keyboard when you’re on an app’s login screen. Password AutoFill was… Read More

That new keyboard is the key to Apple’s MacBook update

 There’s a decent chance you missed the MacBook news this week. It was buried amid a flood of news as Apple powered through announcements at the WWDC keynote on Monday. Like the majority of the hardware news at the event, the differences are entirely behind the scenes — and let’s be honest, upgraded Intel processors will never be as exciting to the layperson as a Siri speaker… Read More

Apple’s HomePod is a cautious approach to the connected home

 The new HomePod sounds great. I walked away from WWDC impressed with the full and rich sound the company has managed to get out of such a small form factor. There’s nice hardware on-board and a lot happening on the back end to create an optimal audio experience, including a six-mic array that sonically maps the room the speaker is in. Other smart home hubs like the Echo – and… Read More

As the Surface line courts creatives, Apple pushes back with the iMac and iPad Pro

 Apple doesn’t really talk about the Surface, but was pretty clear from yesterday’s WWDC keynote that Microsoft’s line is beginning to have a direct impact on the company. Between the iMac Pro and a rethink of iOS dedicated, in part, to bringing more functionality to the iPad Pro line, the message is clear: Apple’s not giving up any of its market share without a fight.… Read More

iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions

 Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage. The feature will go a long way towards helping all iPhone owners get better control over their phone’s storage, but will be especially useful for those who own one of Apple’s… Read More

VR is in Apple’s future, but AR is the logical short term play

 For Apple, augmented reality is the clear short term play. It’s not so much that the company doesn’t see any future in virtual reality – it’s just that the tools for a quality AR experience are already here, in the pockets of millions of users. Your smartphone’s cameras, processing and interface are already an ideal delivery service for an enjoyable augmented… Read More

Apple doubles its $10/month iCloud storage plan to 2TB, adds family sharing

 Apple is adding more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan, but not raising prices.  As one of the many under-the-radar announcements emerging from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week, the company adjusted its iCloud pricing plans to offer double the storage to subscribers of its most expensive plan – the $9.99 per month option. This tier previously offered… Read More