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Why Apple Might Soon Be the Best Choice For Tracking Your Period

Reproductive health tech is going through some growing pains. On the one hand, there’s been a lot of progress now that menstruation—and all it entails—isn’t quite so taboo. For instance, there’s now a wearable that’s conducting clinical studies about how various factors could lead to more accurate fertile window predictions. But there’s also been some troubling developments. Recently, a popular pregnancy tracking app was found handing private data to employers, and another fertility app was found to be funded by anti-abortion groups. At this year's WWDC, Apple threw its hat into the ring by expanding its period tracking options via a new Cycles Tracking feature on the Apple Watch and iPhone. None of it was revolutionary per se, but there’s reason to believe that Apple might be the company that gets it right. Read More >>

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Apple’s Got a Fresh Plan to Make HomeKit Actually Useful

When it comes to smart home platforms, Apple HomeKit’s been sort of like the ugly stepchild. Smart home devices were much slower to adopt it than Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and even though it works well, it required a bit more research to make sure the devices you were buying specifically supported it. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Announced Yesterday

It’s not uncommon for Apple’s annual developer conference to start a little sleepily. That was not the case yesterday, as Tim Cook and friends made significant announcements including the death of a legendary app and the birth of a brand new computer. It actually felt a little bit exhilarating. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2019

For every new innovation Apple announces at WWDC, there are always a few app developers who clutch their pearls and whisper a pained “No.” That’s because Apple has a long history of taking problems solved by third-party apps and putting its own Cupertino-approved spin on things. Read More >>

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Apple’s Voice Control Feature Lets You Use Your Mac or iPhone With Only Your Voice

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote is a time for company execs to stand on a big stage and shout a bunch of new features and changes to a bunch of clapping geeks. While many of these changes are expected refreshes of Apple operating systems, one announcement is a major milestone for the company in terms of making its products much more accessible. Read More >>

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The Mac Pro Cheese Grater Is Back (And It Looks Powerful as Hell)

It’s been over a year since Apple last teased the Mac Pro, a major refresh to its traditionally priciest and most powerful computer. And finally—finally! The successor to the “trashcan” is here and it looks a lot like a cheese grater (it also looks like it’s potentially very powerful). Read More >>

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Everything Apple Revealed About macOS at WWDC

With Apple Music, Apple TV+ (and other streaming services) making owning gigabytes of MP3 and video files a thing of the past, iTunes, the iOS desktop companion app that’s been around since the iPod first debuted, is finally dead. In its place are a collection of purpose-built apps that might make the next version of macOS—Catalina—worth the upgrade. iTunes, you probably won’t be missed. Read More >>

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iPadOS: A First Look at Apple’s Vision for the Future of Its Tablets

Apple has been trying to market the iPad as a budget solution for people who want an Apple laptop, but the iPad has never really held up to that promise. Sure it’s a great device that’s fast enough for general tasks like web browsing, light enough to take anywhere, and long-lasting enough to support you through a few hours of movies sans plug. Yet inevitably we reach for a “real” computer when the work is demanding enough. Apple clearly wants that to change, if today’s news is anything to go by. Read More >>

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‘Sign In With Apple’ Promises a Solution to Google and Facebook’s Sleazy Tracking Practices

Apple’s privacy push continued today when the company announced “Sign in with Apple,” a login service meant to block all the tracking that comes with social logins like Facebook and Google’s login. Read More >>

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Here Are the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

Let it be said, Apple will never forget to remind you its Apple Watch is the best selling smartwatch out there. This year’s WWDC is no exception. At today’s keynote, Apple’s Kevin Lynch took the stage to reveal all the updates we can expect to see in watchOS 6, and therefore, the Apple Watch Series 5 later this autumn. Read More >>

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All the New Features Coming to iOS 13

While iOS 12 included a handful of new features including Siri Shortcuts, added digital wellness tracking, and better photo searching, much of Apple’s development time was spent weeding out bugs and improving the stability of the company’s mobile OS. Read More >>

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Apple’s tvOS Gets PS4 and Xbox One Controller Support

I bet you thought tvOS, the operating system running on Apple’s Apple TV devices, wouldn’t be getting any major new features given that it’s primary TV app (seriously Apple can we change up some of these names so they’re easier to talk about?) just got a major refresh weeks ago. But today Apple showed off tvOS and it looks like it’ll be a great base OS for all the new content Apple is hoping we’ll subscribe to. Read More >>

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Apple Geniuses* Decide to Relaunch iOS for iPad as iPadOS

Apple's annual developer conference is just about to kick off, and now some news has leaked right before the start of the keynote speech. It looks an awful lot like some geniuses* at Apple have decided to relaunch iOS for the iPad. It'll have a new name, which will inventively be 'iPadOS'. Read More >>

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Make the WWDC Keynote More Interesting With Our Themed Bingo Board

Apple events happen a lot, and most of the time they end up rather boring. Especially when executives are on stage talking about new software features and why having 'folders' is something amazing and miraculous. That seriously happened last year, all the while our Apple-loving ex-editor was crooning about how great it was. I was loudly complaining and rolling my eyes, like the good little Windows user that I am. Read More >>

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How to Watch Apple’s WWDC Keynote Presentation Live, Instead of Reading About it Later

Today is the day. An incredibly exciting day in the Apple calendar, provided you're a developer or software nerd that wants to hear about all the 'new' things Apple has planned for the next 12 months. That's right, today is the day Apple kicks off the 2019 Worldwide Developer's Conference (or WWDC for short) and during tonight's keynote we'll be hearing about all the changes coming to iOS, MacOS, and presumably watchOS too. Read More >>