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WatchOS 8 Developer Beta 1 Hands-on: Better Health Tracking, New Watch Faces, Improved Accessibility, and more!

Apple, in its annual WWDC keynote, announced updates to all of its software platforms including iOS 15, iPad OS 15, macOS Monterey, and of course, watchOS 8. Just as with every major update that Apple announces, there are some notable changes and new features that have been added along with some minor improvements to some...

iPadOS 15 Developer Beta 1 Hands-On: Quick Notes is a gamechanger, split-screen finally works well

I recently wrote an opinion piece about how iPadOS holds back the new M1-powered iPad Pro, because what good is having super-powerful silicon that can outperform Intel-powered desktops if the software on the iPad itself is just a blown-up version of the iPhone UI? Among my gripes were limited multi-tasking and a restricted homescreen. Well, Apple...

iOS 15 Developer Beta 1 Hands-On: SharePlay, Better Notifications, Focus Modes, and more!

Apple has announced iOS 15 at WWDC 2021 alongside iPad OS 15, WatchOS 8, macOS Monterey, and a host of new features and changes to its apps and services. While the final release of iOS 15 will happen later this year with the iPhone 13 announcement, you can now download the iOS 15 Beta to...

These Apple devices are eligible for iOS 15, macOS Monterey, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8

Today was a big day in the world of Apple news. At its annual WWDC 2021 developer conference, Apple unveiled new versions of its operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. The latest versions of each are iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, and the first developer preview beta...

How to install the tvOS 15 Developer Beta with spatial audio

During Apple's WWDC keynote, one thing that Apple didn't talk about was tvOS. It did briefly mention that tvOS 15 will include spatial audio, but that's about it. This isn't uncommon, of course. After all, there's only so much that you add to a content-consumption platform. Nevertheless, you can get your hands on the tvOS 15...

How to install the watchOS 8 Developer Beta with new workouts and more

Apple announced watchOS 8 today, and the developer beta is out. Coming this fall, it's part of a long list of updates unveiled at WWDC, and there's actually a fair bit of things that are new. There are new Wallet features, which will let you store your ID and even car keys. And as usual, there...

How to install the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Developer Beta

If you're the type to get excited about new features coming to iPhone and iPad, well, that's probably why you're here right now. Apple announced iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today, and you can get your hands on the developer betas right now. There's quite a bit that's new. In FaceTime, you can now share music...

Here are the new features Apple is adding to watchOS 8 for the Apple Watch

Apple today announced watchOS 8 at its WWDC 2021 event, with a ton of new health and fitness features in tow. The update will make the Apple Watch more mindful of your health and also more customizable. First, Apple is adding support for digital car keys on the Apple Watch series 6. Thanks to Ultra Wideband...

Apple brings native app development to iPad, but it’s not quite Xcode

Apple's iPads can do many of the same tasks traditional PCs can do, like web browsing, editing documents, messaging, and teleconferencing. Apple has even brought some of its professional-level software to the iPad, including GarageBand and Keynote, but some applications remain Mac-exclusive. Some hoped that Apple would bring Xcode (the IDE for creating Mac/iOS/Watch/TV apps)...

Apple’s smart home vision is getting more cohesive and interconnected

Apple has announced it will support the new industry interoperability standard called Matter to offer a more cohesive and interconnected smart home experience to users. Support for Matter will go live in iOS 15 later this year, and users will be able to control all connected devices using the Home app. Google and other leading...

Apple’s iCloud+ brings new privacy features at the same price

Apple's WWDC announcements don't stop coming, and the company has announced iCloud+. This new tier of the service adds new privacy-focused features to iCloud while keeping the same price. Apple introduced three core features of iCloud+. First is Private Relay, which is essentially a VPN service that encrypts all data leaving your phone when you're browsing...

Safari gets a reimagined UI on macOS, extensions on iOS and iPadOS

Today at the WWDC 2021 keynote, Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey. While some of it is about features that we're getting on iOS, like new FaceTime features, there's also a lot that's coming to Safari. And on macOS, Safari has been totally redesigned. Apple said that it rethought the entire browser experience with Safari on macOS....