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IOS 12 introduces new features to help you curb your iPhone addiction

05 June, 2018, 00:03 | Author: Abraham Jackson
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At its annual conference for developers on Monday, executive Craig Federighi announced iOS 12 with improvements to the operating system's performance and reliability, in addition to enhancements to augmented-reality applications and new tools to monitor how often people use their devices. Native USDZ support coming to Adobe Creative Cloud, too, so there will be new apps for Creative Cloud and a new iOS app that lets you take images and text and put it in AR, Apple explained while on stage. A new activity report will track how much time you're spending on your mobile device and how you're spending it via a daily breakdown. You can limit your app usage, say Facebook, by setting a time limit and iOS will stop you after the time is up.

The default Photos app in iOS finally has a built-in intelligent search feature - you can now search for multiple terms, locations, and more.

If you have the new fourth-generation Apple TV (the one with the touchscreen Siri remote control) you'll need to download the app from the App Store. Time limits for particular apps will also be available to users, and parents can set those time limits for their children. You'll get a 5 min warning when you're nearly out of time (and a button if you'd like to extend your time, of course).

A new app called Measure was also introduced, which lets users measure real-life objects with their smart device.

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Apple hasn't released sales figures for its speaker, but estimates say the HomePod holds about 3 percent of the overall market in the United States, according to a February survey from investment firm Loup Ventures. It's also adding tongue detection, so the animals mimic your own tongue movements.

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Notifications - you can turn on or off notifications from app straight from the lockscreen. Users can select skin color, freckles, hairstyle, head shape, eye wear and more. You can now facetime with up to 32 people.

However, this is targeted primarily towards developers at the conference since it features a complete timetable of the talks and seminars.

Apple is upgrading your iPhone's notifications with iOS 12. A new open file format has been designed in collaboration with Pixar, allowing you to experience AR nearly anywhere in iOS, including Messages, Safari, Mail, Files, and News. It also highlighted how some developers, such as Lego, are incorporating the trendy technology into apps.

Apple Watch: Apple's wearable device will likely be getting an update come September, with a larger, edge-to-edge screen. So don't anticipate news about new iPhones: The company traditionally introduces big hardware upgrades at a later media event in the fall.

Neowin will be covering the event as it happens, such events are usually a bit of a mad rush so we'll get the news out as fast as humanly possible!

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