Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature

Whenever the phone is connected to a vehicle using either Bluetooth or a cable, or if the auto is moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text messages or news updates.

On Monday, Apple officially announced the iOS 11 alongside a plethora of other software and hardware products at the WWDC event.

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federigihi said at the conference.

Ultimately, Apple wants to make these (and other) AI/ML capabilities easy to incorporate into new apps, and therefore introduced Core ML, which is a machine learning framework that app developers will be able to use to enhance other AI/ML capabilities in iOS 11.

Google's updates to its text and communication features include smart text selection, which will identify the important information being highlighted by a user and not end the highlight prematurely.

The Cupertino company has added detailed mall and airport floor plans to the Maps app. You can open a second app right from the dock and drag it to the left or right of the open app. Throw some FLACs in iCloud Drive or whatever and you can play them back directly on the device in Files.

When it comes out in December, the HomePod will perform tasks that are comparable to what Siri now does, such as send messages, control smart home devices and get weather and news updates.

Amazon has dominated the category of connected speakers since 2014 when it introduced its first Echo, which responds to voice commands and allows users to order goods or rides and control connected appliances.

A prototype of Apple's new HomePod is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. That method will only work for a little bit longer, though; in the coming months, iOS 11 will drop support for 32-bit games completely. Users can access the more granular controls with the help of 3D Touch.

The new Settings page also provides you with a list of apps installed on your device, sorted by size.

"Those are the features on the Mac that most of us have been wanting on the iPad for at least three years", Creative Strategies' Bajarin said. The macOS will also support the High-Efficiency Video Coding video standard, which will be able to save 40% storage space as compared to the earlier H.264 standard. Things like making smart assistants smarter and digital speakers more accurate require a lot of hard engineering work that few people can really appreciate.

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