Apple aims to curb phone addiction with new wellness features

08 June, 2018, 08:51 | Author: Julian Harrison
  • Apple aims to curb phone addiction with new wellness features

The changes also apply to Apple's native mac apps, and there's a developer API for third party apps to gain the same style.

Apple used its WWDC 2018 keynote to announce some of the wonderful new features and functions coming to its operating systems across multiple platforms.

Dark Mode: This undoubtedly is one of the star features of the new Mojave version of the macOS. Those who have an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch model (iOS 10 or above) or a Mac computer (macOS Sierra 10.12 or above) with Safari installed can watch the WWDC 2018 keynote live stream on the official website. Another new feature will allow the autofilling of one-time passwords provided by authentication apps. Taking screenshots will also now present users to mark up those pictures. The video was found within an API on the back-end of the Mac App Store.

Apple is also implementing a new feature called stacks on the desktop.

The Mac App Store will also be getting some upgrades, with a redesign that provides editorial content to make it less of a hassle to find a Mac app for your needs.




Google's Android is a must for most non-Apple smartphones because it offers so many useful apps. Apple is also launching Mac versions of its News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memo apps as it embarks on a "multi-year" effort to allow easier porting of iOS apps to the Mac.

iOS 12 developer beta is available to paid Apple developers now, and the final version will be made publicly available "this fall" as a free update and most likely also pre-installed on new iPhones and iPads.

Without a doubt, the biggest new feature of Mojave-and certainly the most noticeable-is Dark Mode. yes, after nearly two decades of Mac users requesting it, macOS now offers an official Dark Mode.

Apple is adding more security and privacy features to macOS. The new feature will automatically arrange all the files on the desktop into proper groups based on file type.

"macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. The new macOS 10.14 Mojave update will be released to users sometime in September or October. Additionally, In Safari, there will be an enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention which will help block social media "like" or "share" buttons as well as the comment widgets common on web pages, from tracking users (and your responses such as clicking the like or share button) without permission.

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