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IOS 12 definitely speeds up your iPhone

IOS 12 definitely speeds up your iPhone

This new feature is part of a larger Continuity effort to bring one seamless experience across all your Apple devices.

No new shiny gadgets at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) this year, but there were still some cool features that Apple managed to unveil.

The upcoming versions of the software powering iPhone and Mac computers will block the use of so-called "cookies" from Facebook "like" buttons that can follow people from one website to another, Apple said.

Details of the iOS 12 software update - available later this month in public beta form - were announced Monday at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC18, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

9to5Mac reports users are able to set up an "Alternative Appearance" within the Face ID settings menu.

Today NPR spoke directly with Apple CEO Tim Cook about the revelations that hardware makers had access to personal data in the Facebook app. NPR's Laura Sydell was there and joins us now.

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There are a wide variety of workout challenges to choose from, including Yoga and Hiking , which are both new to the platform. Either that, or it's something the company is holding back for a future watchOS 5 update or perhaps even watchOS 6.

In terms of measuring the success of the iPhone, "We've never been focused on usage as a key parameter", Cook said. It is introducing "Screen Time", an app that will give users a weekly report about how much time they spend on their devices and on specific apps, as well as new ways to curb the habit. "But if you're getting bombarded by notifications all day long, that's probably a use of the system that might not be so good anymore".

The new features for iOS 12 will be released in September. Apple is taking aim at Facebook's Like buttons, Disqus comments widgets and other third-party APIs that can be used for data collection, tracking and ad targeting.

'We're focused on the practice of tracking people when they don't know they're being tracked, ' Cook explained.

"I think we are all going to be using Do-Not-Disturb a whole lot more", Federighi said. Users can set a scheduled time at which the device essentially locks itself down, restricting access to a handful of apps like Phone, Messages, and FaceTime.

Starting with iOS 12, Apple previewed some of its upcoming features and a major feature was the privacy aspect to it.