Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems


The move comes as the tech industry faces criticism that it has successfully made its smartphones and apps addictive with little thought for how people's lives may be negatively affected by the distraction of constantly checking their devices.

The best part of this news is that these boosts will be seen across devices from the iPhone 5s, introduced in 2013, to the new iPhone X.

Among all the underwhelming announcements of new features for its operating systems at the WWDC keynote, Apple did have something interesting to share with developers wondering about building apps for macOS and iOS. Bedtime mode will blackout notifications at night until the user decides to allow the alerts.

Facebook's privacy practices were called into question once again recently when a report claimed that the company had provided sensitive user data to at least 60 device makers, including the likes of Apple and Samsung. Users can pick which apps are allowed during downtime, or override the setting with a passcode should he or she need access to an app for some reason. However, the latter is still available from the App Store at this point in time. Weekly reports are sent to the parent, which he or she can use to regulate how much time is spent by a child in a given app or category, as well as on the device in general. The example that Apple used was the Facebook comments plug-in that allows you to comment on articles or on websites through a Facebook-powered comments system.

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You can choose Grouped Notifications to be able to manage and view multiple notifications at one time, and choose to send notifications directly to Notification Center so you don't get a ping every time. With the first iOS 12 beta we're seeing possible future iPad plans.

Cook said he'd been testing them out and was alarmed at what he found.

Apple's major WWDC 2018 event took place yesterday in California with the blockbuster upgrade bringing a swathe of new features to your iPhone and iPad.

Apple has responded to pressure from family groups, psychologists and even some of its own investors, that it should bear responsibility for how teens seem to be addicted to iPhones and iPads.