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Siri Suggestions: What's new in iOS 12

9 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Siri Suggestions are getting some updates in iOS 12. Here's what you need to know.
While Siri Shortcuts took up a lot of the stage time at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote, another, equally important aspect of the digital assistant is also receiving a notable update in iOS 12: Suggestions. Siri Suggestions have been around since iOS 9, but with iOS 12, they're going to a new level. In fact, a lot of the enhancements coming to these suggestions are intertwined with Shortcuts. With the improvements coming down the pipe, Siri will be a more proactive and helpful assistant, better tailoring your iOS...
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Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

9 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Apple has patched a little-known App Store loophole that enabled developers to harvest data on iOS users' contacts, thereby limiting third-party access to potentially unprotected sources of personal information. Previously announced Apple privacy safeguards applied to the user's own data, but not that of their contacts, creating a treas...
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Apple's New App Store Guidelines Restrict Apps From Harvesting Data From iPhone Users' Friends

Apple's New App Store Guidelines Restrict Apps From Harvesting Data From iPhone Users' Friends

9 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple last week updated its App Store Review Guidelines for developers after unveiling iOS 12, introducing rules for remote mirroring apps, banning cryptocurrency mining, and introducing clear rules to allow developers to provide free trials for paid apps .
At the same time, Apple also quietly expanded its data sharing rules, as Bloomberg points out, introducing strict new guidelines that prevent app developers from collecting user data to build advertising profiles or contact databases. The rules also prohibit apps from harvesting data from an iPhone user's contacts. From Apple's updated...
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Apple announces June 29th grand opening of Cotai Central retail store

Apple announces June 29th grand opening of Cotai Central retail store

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

After raising aquatic-themed banners over the weekend in Macau, Apple has officially announced the grand opening date and time of its newest retail store, Apple Cotai Central.
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App Store explicitly bans developers from harvesting Contacts databases

App Store explicitly bans developers from harvesting Contacts databases

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Apple recently changed its App Store policies in a move intended to bolster privacy, specifically regarding apps that access user contact databases.
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Siri Shortcuts: How Apple is keeping your data private and secure

Siri Shortcuts: How Apple is keeping your data private and secure

9 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Just because Siri is doing more with Shortcuts doesn't mean you're exposing more personal data to Apple or anyone else.
Siri Shortcuts is the name for a new feature coming in iOS 12 that'll proactively suggest actions to you on the Lock screen and in Search, and allow you to make your own shortcuts and automations, complete with easy-to-use voice triggers.
That's led some people to question just how Siri can predict what you'll want to do before you do it, and how it will protect your privacy when syncing and communicating across devices and the network.
The good news is, while Siri...
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Apple Support App Expands to 20 New Countries and Regions

Apple Support App Expands to 20 New Countries and Regions

9 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple's Support app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow you to get help with your Apple products, today expanded to more than 20 new countries and regions, making the app more widely available around the world.
Several new languages have been added to the Support app as well, including Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
Apple also now allows you to get help from the Support app in your preferred language regardless of where you are located.
For those unfamiliar with the Apple Support app, it provides access to support...
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Apple goes all out for 2018 FIFA World Cup w/ Siri support, curation from Apple News, TV, Podcasts, more

Apple goes all out for 2018 FIFA World Cup w/ Siri support, curation from Apple News, TV, Podcasts, more

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Siri has always been above average when it comes to talking about sports. Now, Apple is adding support for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in its virtual assistant.
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Apple Announces World Cup Content Coming to Siri, Apple TV, News, App Store, iBooks and More

Apple Announces World Cup Content Coming to Siri, Apple TV, News, App Store, iBooks and More

9 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple's personal assistant Siri has been updated with support for sports ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, Apple announced today.
Sports support for Siri in the nine new countries expands Siri sports information to a total of 35 countries, including the United States.
Specific to the World Cup, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, and Mac owners can ask Siri questions like:
When does France play Australia?
What teams are in group A?
Who is on the England squad?
Who won the Argentina-Iceland match?
In addition to expanding...
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Sony today announced that its PlayStation Vue app for the Apple TV has been updated with multi-view support, allowing users to watch up to four live channels on one screen. The... Read more ...

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PlayStation Vue adds four-stream multiview for Apple TV

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The PS4 app gets a few tweaks, too. PlayStation Vue today announced that it's updating its Apple TV app to support multiview - meaning you'll be able to watch up to four live... Read more ...

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Google might be targeting feature phones for its next Android offshoot

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WhatsApp tests in-app browser and reverse image search to help stop fake...

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The Facebook-owned WhatsApp has seen a slew of new features tested in a bid to help prevent the spread of fake news. Now a couple of new features including an in-app browser... Read more ...

Use this $38 accessory to add voice control and smarts to your garage door

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Smarter garages for everyone. Meross is offering its MSG100 Smart Wi-Fi app-controlled garage door opener for just $38.49 at Amazon. That's thanks to the coupon code D27FYE6I... Read more ...

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