New Apple features may just help you use your iPhone less

New Apple features may just help you use your iPhone less

Anyone can easily see how much time they are spending on their device each day including how many times you actually pick it up to check it. They can set time limits on specific apps - and set controls for kids.

Apple showcased most of the important new features of iOS 12, but the tech giant didn't show off the "Alternative Appearance" feature of Face ID at its WWDC keynote event. They threw us a few bones, but developers mainly stuck to software updates, like iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave. The next iPhone software, iOS 12, is expected in September following the announcements on new iPhones, for instance.

Apple also expanded its Do Not Disturb feature to hide all notifications on the main screen at night when you're trying to sleep. The company says it's shutting down that tracking through its Safari browser in an update to Mac and iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads.

Software chief Craig Federighi said iOS 12 could carry out simple tasks, such as opening apps, u p to twice as fast as its predecessor, iOS 11. (Lego app users will soon be able to hold an iOS device over certain Lego sets to play a multiplayer games). The company launched the iAd platform in 2010 allowing developers to include Apple's tech in its apps to target user with ads. Apple doesn't have multiple-logins on any of its devices. The For You tab will make sharing suggestions after group events, picking out photos you might want to share and even leaning into facial recognition to identify people who might want to receive them.

Apple faced a backlash late a year ago when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries.

Perhaps the most interesting part of WWDC came towards the end when Apple took a clear sideswipe at Facebook. The company started that effort previous year when it built AR tools into most iPhones and iPads; by contrast, Google had limited that to niche Android phone models.

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Apple has announced iOS 12 and it comes with a slew of new features.

The company also will allow broader use of in-app voice controls, which it had limited to a handful of apps, such as PayPal and Uber.

LEGO's director of innovation Martin Sanders also demonstrated LEGO AR City, which uses ARKit 2 features including shared experiences, persistent Augmented Reality and 3D object detection.

Google earlier this month also announced a suite of tools (coming soon) to help people achieve balance in their digital lives, citing that 70 per cent of users wanted help with regulating their digital wellbeing. With recent incidents of the voice assistant offering wrong answers, Apple seeks to address such issues in the upcoming update.

"Siri intelligence can suggest an action at just the right time - whether it's to order a coffee in the morning or start an afternoon workout".

That will prompt Siri to open the Tile app and then locate your keys.

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