To catch up to the other brands dominating the voice technology landscape, Apple added new capabilities to Siri. The best of the Siri’s updates is the Shortcuts App, which is similar to Reminders but powered by voice. Essentially, the app lets users program common behaviors and learns from usage patterns so Siri can make suggestions in between. From Shortcuts, users can drag and drop personalized steps to make personalized shortcuts.
Apple now gives users more control over what notifications they receive with a feature called Instant Tuning. This new feature allows users to adjust notification settings and pick which notifications they’d like to bypass and send straight to Notification Center. Users only have to press into a notification right on the lock screen, and they have the option to bypass the notification or turn them off altogether. Siri will also make suggestions to turn off notifications for apps a user is no longer using. Grouped Notifications is now available, as well. Notifications that all fall under a particular theme are grouped and users can swipe away a package of notifications at once.
tvOS 12: AppleTV 4K is enhancing the cinematic experience with Dolby Atmos. tvOS 12 will be the only streaming device both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified. Also, Apple is simplifying the onboarding experience by allowing users to log in to their subscription services without using any sign-in credentials.
macOS Mojave: In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode which enhances user content. The new Stacks feature cleans up even the messiest desktops by organizing files into neat stacks. Familiar iOS applications like Stocks, Voice Memos, News, and Home are now compatible with macOS. As well, the Mac App Store received a complete overhaul. The Mac App Store redesign showcases new and updated apps in the Discover Tab, and includes new tabs like Create, Work, Play, and Develop to help users find the apps they need.
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