Amid growing spat with Facebook, Apple increases privacy controls

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"This year we're shutting that down", he said, adding that people can interact with these features if they choose to, but they won't be tracked by default on an Apple computer if they use the native Safari browser on the next version of its desktop operating system, macOS Mojave. Read on for answers to all those questions and more from WWDC 2018.

As the tech industry and in particular, Facebook and to an extent Google, deal with data privacy breaches, Apple took extra steps on Monday at its developer conference to ensure its users' data privacy and well-being are among the company's highest priorities. Well, you can do that in iOS 12, and with up to 32 people. That's a huge deal, and it's just the tip of the iceberg for Apple's new iOS 12 release. Check out all of the details right here in our earlier coverage.

Apple's second major ARKit release brings tons of big improvements to the company's AR development kit.

The update includes support for multi-player AR games, additional features for the Siri digital assistant, and new ways to search for photos, block notifications and conduct FaceTime video conference calls.

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ARKit, the framework that drives AR apps and experiences on iOS, has been updated to ARKit 2. The version 2.0 focuses on making the technology available cross-platform and more intuitive for users. But at today's WWDC 2018 keynote, Apple announced "Shortcuts", a feature that will make Apple's virtual assistant more convenient to use. Participants can use Memoji and other creative features, while Group FaceTime's interface will automatically expand whichever user is now speaking in the call. Also cool: Live Animoji and Memoji are now supported in FaceTime. In a post on Daring Fireball, John Gruber revealed that the Mac OS store could get an entirely new design. The latter has received a complete makeover and features curated news for your stock picks from.

However, CNET reports that Apple TV 4K is actually late to the Dolby Atmos streaming party.

Apple TV 4K, tvOS 12 As the name suggests, the new Apple TV supports 4K content.

You'll also be able to create Shortcuts with multiple tasks within a dedicated Shortcuts app.

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The technology giant is holding its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, where new features created to improve performance and reliability in its iOS operating system will reportedly be announced.

iOS 12 will finally be revamping Apple's reviled notification system and granting users some ability to control them, including granular notification controls and bundled notifications. Among them: automatic workout detection, so the watch will still track your workouts when you forget to start it yourself, as well as new modes for hiking and yoga tracking.

Apple gave users a sneak peek at a project Apple is working on for down the road a bit.

APP LIMITS. Apple's app limitation system combines with its parental controls to provide everyone with a means of controlling their usage, or that of a loved one's obsession with technoloy.

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