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    WWDC 2020 Line-Up: Memojis With Face Masks, Maps For EV Users & More

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    Innovation At Its Best
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    Innovation At Its Best

    The first-ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicked off on Monday with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote address. This was followed by Apple announcing a slew of software updates to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV etc and also an announcement about that break-up with Intel.

    If you missed WWDC 2020, fret not because we have got you covered. Here are all the major announcements that took place on the opening day of WWDC 2020.

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    iOS 14 With App Library
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    iOS 14 With App Library

    There was a slight possibility that Apple could have renamed iOS 14 to iPhone OS 14 but that didn’t happen. However, the Cupertino-based company did introduce iOS 14 with new features.

    For starters, the new OS allows users to place widgets on the home screen. You can easily get these widgets in the widget gallery. Apple has tried to make these widgets, which are available in different shapes and sizes, as data-rich as possible.

    Another new feature of the iOS 14 is the App Library, which will automatically organise all your apps based on their categories, so you don’t have to go about searching each page for the app that you wish to use.

    iOS 14 has also ushered in the era of multi-tasking with Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode.If you swipe away a video that you are watching, it will minimise as a floating window, allowing you to resize or move the video. That way, you don’t have to exit the video if you are using the screen for something else.

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    Memojis With Face Masks
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    Memojis With Face Masks

    The next big update is the memoji and the customisations that Apple allows with iOS 14. Apple will now offer memojis with face masks and various emotions like blushing and fist bumps,

    While this development might not seem major, those who love memojis will surely love this upgrade.

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    Apple Maps For EV Users
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    Apple Maps For EV Users

    Apple has announced a massive new upgrade for Apple Maps users who use electric vehicles or cycle their way to work. Apple Maps will now have cycling-specific navigation which will send alerts to users in case of an elevation or whenever there is a need to carry the bicycle upstairs.

    Similarly, it will allow EV users to know about the charging points that are available on their routes.

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    Apple Debuts Digital Keys
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    Apple Debuts Digital Keys

    Apple has now introduced a new way to unlock and start your car. Instead of using a physical key to unlock your car, you can register a key in your Apple Wallet, walk up to a supported car and it will be unlocked via NFC. You can also kick start its engine.

    The keys will be stored in the device and can be deleted from the cloud if need be. You can also set user-specific restrictions for kids.

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    App Clips To The Rescue
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    App Clips To The Rescue

    If you are someone who avoids using more apps than you actually require, then this feature is for you. App Clips are Apple’s version of Android’s instant apps. With App Clips, you don’t need to download an app to gain access to what it offers or being able to make a purchase through it via Apple Pay.

    This feature is a true lifesaver as it will help you keep your phone de-cluttered.

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    iPadOS 14 With Widgets
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    iPadOS 14 With Widgets

    Much like iOS 14, iPadOS 14 also comes with widgets but it is not yet clear if you can bring them out on home screen like iOS14. Apple has also launched a new sidebar which will make it easier for you to navigate through the apps.

    Apple has also launched a redesigned search on iPad which will help you find contacts, search on the web and will also act like a launchpad-like function to launch an app.

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    Scribble With Apple Pencil
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    Scribble With Apple Pencil

    Apple debuted a new feature called ‘Scribble’ at the WWDC which will allow users to write any text on the text field using the Apple Pencil. Once the written text is tapped, it will automatically be converted to text format.

    It can also redirect you to the correct app when you write information such as a phone number of an address. What’s more? The feature can also convert multiple languages into text.

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    AirPods Get Spatial Audio
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    AirPods Get Spatial Audio

    Apple will utilise the accelerometer on the AirPods to detect the location of your head and the device to provide you with spatial audio, and hence, a more immersive audio experience.

    Apple is updating the software running on AirPods to let them connect automatically to whichever paired device starts playing audio. You’ll no longer need to manually select which source you want to connect to.

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    Dance Away With WatchOS 7
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    Dance Away With WatchOS 7

    Have you ever seen a Watchface that you really liked and didn’t know how to get it? With the new WatchOS 7, you can easily share Watchfaces with Face Swapping. You can add a watchface to your Apple Watch by finding one on a developer’s website, or through social media.

    What’s more? WIth WatchOS 7, Apple’s gyroscope and accelerometer, mixed with heart data can be used to track a range of dance types.

    WatchOS 7 also uses machine learning to track your sleep. It utilizes the Apple Watch’s sensor to track your motion. The new WatchOS 7 also comes with a handwashing feature which uses machine learning to track when you are washing your hands. The watch’s microphones listen for the sound of splashing water to confirm that you’re actually washing your hands.

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    Multiuser Support For Apple Arcade
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    Multiuser Support For Apple Arcade

    If you’ve ever wanted to easily switch profiles so someone else can play an Apple Arcade title without deleting your progress, you’ll be able to easily do that with an upcoming update.

    Any video app in tvOS 14 will be able to display in a PiP formation on Apple TV. To put it simply, you’ll be able to watch more stuff on your TV than you normally could have.

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    Meet Big Sur
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    Meet Big Sur

    Apple’s next major desktop software update is going to be called the macOS Big Sur. The Big Sur comes with some big design overhauls that makes the macOS look a lot more like the iPad OS and the iOS.

    The macOS is also getting a lot of features that is coming to iOS 14 and the iPadOS 14 like widgets, messaging improvements (grouping and pinned conversations) and being able to edit

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    Apple’s Silicon Chip
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    Apple’s Silicon Chip

    Apple has been using Intel-based processors for years, but it’s making the long-rumored switch to its own silicon.The company has been using its in-house tech for iPhone and iPads and is now going to make the jump and use it for its entire computing product suite.

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