What might be in iOS 11? Apple will almost certainly preview iOS 11 at next week’s Worldwide Developer Conference. Lots of new features are expected, and Dennis Sellers hopes for an Automator, Augmented Reality features, a Dark theme, FaceTime conference and more. [I just want it to be faster and more secure.]
Apple brilliantly personifies iPhone security — There are three new Why Switch videos on YouTube. Contacts is clever and does a pretty good job of conveying that it’s easy to move your contacts to iPhone from “your phone.” Smooth makes a good case that video is smoother on iPhone. But Security, now that one is brilliant. It personifies iPhone’s inherent security advantage over (the unnamed) Android in a funny, concise, and elegant way. It’s easy to understand, and I think it’s entertaining. You can watch it below.
Apple’s WWDC app updated with session info, streaming video section, more — To ready attendees for the 2017 WWDC, Apple has updated its companion app for iOS and tvOS, with details for some – but not all – of the sessions to be held.
iPad has 5.3% of India’s market share; Apple is fifth among the country’s tablet makers — Apple maintained its fifth-place position among tablet manufacturers in India despite shipments declining by 38.2% compared to the previous quarter, according to the IDC research group. iPad has 5.3% of India’s tablet marketshare.
Microsoft launches previously web-based Planner productivity app for iPhone and iPad — Microsoft has added another app to its collection of Office productivity tools for iOS, with a native version of Planner allowing users of the existing web app version to manage existing tasks and collaborate with other team members from their iPhone, without accessing the tool through a browser window.
Wacom intros Bamboo Sketch smart stylus for iPhones and iPads — Not everyone who needs a stylus wants an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, so Wacom has introduced the new US$79.95 Bamboo Sketch stylus that provides pressure sensitivity for writing and sketching on any compatible iPhone or iPad. At this point, it appears that those devices include anything newer than an iPhone 6 and what Wacom refers to as “older iPad generations.”
Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity sensor with Apple HomeKit support — Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple’s HomeKit.