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Jun 04, 2018

LIVE: Apple's biggest conference of the year

It's Apple's biggest conference of the year, and thousands of developers have flocked to see Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives reveal Apple's software roadmap, including iOS 12, MacOS 10.14, WatchOS 5 for the Apple Watch, and tvOS 12 for the Apple TV.

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Jun 02, 2018

Why Siri sucks

Siri has been around for almost 7 years, but it still kind of sucks. Personal assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa are constantly improving. Here’s what’s wrong with Siri and some simple things Apple can do to make it a lot better.

By Grant Eizikowitz, Steve Kovach
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Jun 04, 2018

14 big announcements from Apple's annual developer conference WWDC 2018

Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, started this afternoon down in San Jose — kicking off with a keynote as it does every year where it announced a bunch of updates to all of its major operating systems. We’ve wrapped up all the big announcements from its keynote below, and there…

By Matthew Lynley
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Jun 04, 2018

Apple's Create ML is a nice feature with an unclear purpose

Apple announced a new feature for developers today called Create ML. Since machine learning is a commonly used tool in the developer kit these days, it makes sense that Apple would want to improve the process. But what it has here, essentially local training, doesn't seem particularly useful.

By Devin Coldewey
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Xiaomi CDRs, SoftBank’s successors, and China’s Samsung investigation

The weekend provided no rest to news-wary reporters, with major announcements coming from Xiaomi, SoftBank, and the Chinese government the past few days that will continue to change the global tech landscape. Xiaomi Chinese Depository Receipts One of the most important yet underreported stories of …

By Danny Crichton
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Jun 04, 2018

Announcing space speakers and startups featured at Disrupt SF

At Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7), TechCrunch is running two big stages and doubling the amount of programming compared to past years. The goal is to cover more of the ever expanding startup ecosystem, including those amazing founders aiming to get off planet earth and tap the vast domain of space (Yes, th…

By Ned Desmond
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Jun 04, 2018

Apple to bring iOS apps to macOS

Today at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, Craig Federighi, SVP, Software Engineering, announced Apple is working to bring the best of the iPhone to the Mac. But this will not happen overnight, Federighi basically said. This is a multi-year project, he stressed, adding the first iOS ap…

By Matt Burns
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Jun 04, 2018

Apple aims to simplify the Mac App Store with a redesign

Apple is rolling out a redesign of the Mac App Store to bring it more in line with some of the experiences it’s focused on with the iOS App Store, which the company showed at its annual developer conference this year. Apple is following-up on a redesign of the App Store on the iPhone, which […

By Matthew Lynley
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Jun 04, 2018

The new Gmail will roll out to all users next month

Google today announced that the new version of Gmail will launch into general availability and become available to all G Suite users next month. The exact date remains up in the air but my guess is that it’ll be sooner than later. The new Gmail offers features like message snoozing, attachmen…

By Frederic Lardinois
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Jun 04, 2018

The next version of macOS is macOS Mojave

Apple isn’t done with macOS just yet. The company presented the next version of macOS at the WWDC developer conference. With macOS Mojave, Apple is leaving the mountain metaphors behind. “Today we’re excited to take Mac a huge leap forward,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. Apple’s senior vice president of…

By Romain Dillet
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Apple TV gets a 'Zero Sign On' mode for TV providers' apps

Apple TV is adding a new feature that will make it easier for users to sign on to their “TV Everywhere” applications – you know, the ones that require you authenticate with your cable or satellite TV provider in order to watch the channel’s content. Called “Zero Sign O…

By Sarah Perez