Apple revamps IPhone software, adds augmented reality features

Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote took the lid off iOS 11 with the company introducing both new software platforms and a range of new hardware products.

Apple has become the world's most valuable public company by designing phones and other devices that work seamlessly with software. Tap the red button to start recording, and the title bar to stop recording, and then the video is saved to your camera roll as normal. The only requirement is that the iOS devices involved in Wi-Fi password sharing run iOS 11.

Here's how it works: When someone needs the password to a network you've already logged into, you'll be able to hold your Apple device near theirs and instantly transfer the password to them - no copy and pasting required!

Who should buy it: If you're just a casual user, get the entry-level iMac with the 21.5-inch standard screen.

The refreshed iMac line features Kaby Lake CPUs across the board, brighter displays, faster SSD (solid-state drive) storage and graphics improvements that Apple claimed brought a three-times performance improvement to the smaller 21.5-in. systems.

The document released at the WWDC, first spotted by Engadget says that "Your apps can read tags to give users more information about the physical environment and the real world objects in it". "Some of the pre-trained machine learning models that Apple offers are open-sourced Google code, primarily for image recognition", noted Quartz reporter Dave Gershgorn.

The icon of offloaded apps will remain on the iOS home screen but they're greyed out and have a cloud-download icon similar to the one used for items purchased from iTunes that are stored in iCloud but not on the device. It makes operations such as copying files and directories instantaneous and protects your data from system crashes and power cuts. According to music lovers, compression can lead to loss of quality in music playback.

And, as noted by this savvy redditor iOS 11 now supports FLAC playback.

And those colored dots you may have noticed, those are file tags.

This update is expected to release for iPhones ands iPads that support iOS 11 sometime within this fall, so prepare to free up that brain space for some other sequence of numbers and letters. Not so any more.

Easy app switching using 3-D Touch is one of my favorite hidden features in iOS 10: You can 3-D Touch the left edge of the screen and quickly swipe right, revealing the last app you were using.

First, we recommend deleting apps you no longer use to see if that helps.

With iOS 11, users simply go to the Privacy tab in the Settings app and click on "Location Services" to manage how often location access will be allowed for location centric apps like Uber.

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