Techmeme
June 4, 2018, 10:50 PM

Top News

Apple:
Apple unveils new features in iOS 12 to reduce distractions, including Screen Time, Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, grouped notifications, and new parental controls  —  San Jose, California — Apple today announced new tools built into iOS 12 to help customers understand and take control …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, says it will support devices capable of running iOS 11; apps will launch 40% faster and keyboards appear 50% faster  —  Apple has officially announced iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Apple unveils ARKit 2 in iOS 12 with improved face tracking, shared experiences across four different iOS devices, spectator mode to watch gameplay, and more  —  Craig Federighi today announced ARKit 2 at WWDC 2018, which will include improved face tracking, realistic rendering …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Tristan Greene / The Next Web:
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple announces macOS Mojave with dark mode, Stacks for grouped files and folders on the desktop, new gallery mode for Finder, more  —  Apple isn't done with macOS just yet.  The company presented the next version of macOS at the WWDC developer conference.  With macOS Mojave, Apple is leaving the mountain metaphors behind.
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Apple upgrades Safari's tracking prevention features by limiting both “fingerprinting” of devices and user tracking through comment, share, and like buttons  —  - Users will have to “opt-in” to allowing websites to track their browsing behavior on Safari, including sites with a …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Apple denies rumor iOS and macOS are merging but confirms project to ease porting iOS apps to Mac slated for 2019, as some iOS apps “would be great on the Mac”  —  Macs will be able to run some apps written for iPhones and iPads on the next-generation MacOS Mojave software …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5B; Nat Friedman, the founder of Xamarin, to be the new CEO of Github  —  Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.  After reports emerged that the software giant was in talks to acquire GitHub, Microsoft is making it official today.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple introduces watchOS 5 with automatic workout detection, a new Walkie-Talkie app, and Siri shortcuts coming to the watch face, ports WebKit to the OS  —  Kevin Lynch from the watchOS team introduced the next version of watchOS at Apple's WWDC keynote.  It's been a slow and steady rise for the Apple Watch.
The Verge:
Apple to bring live sports, news, and access to Charter Spectrum channels to Apple TV; iTunes Movies and Apple TV 4K will offer Dolby Atmos  —  Along with better support for cable companies like Spectrum  —  Apple announced some new features for its Apple TV set-top box during WWDC today.
Ime Archibong / Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook says device-integrated APIs allowed vendors to recreate Facebook-like experiences, were governed by strict contracts, and are being faded out  —  The New York Times has today written a long piece about our device-integrated APIs — software we launched 10 years ago to help get Facebook onto mobile devices.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Asus announces 6" ROG Phone with a 90Hz display, a 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845 chip, and gaming accessories including an attachable fan; price and availability TBD  —  This is the latest, zaniest attempt at making gaming phones happen  —  Asus is starting off Computex 2018 on a high-spec note with the announcement of its ROG Phone.

Sponsor Posts

Niantic Lightship ARDK:
AR App Development Evolved: Join Niantic November 8, 2021  —  Create your own AR Real-World Metaverse with the Niantic Lightship ARDK.  Be part of the launch and join our virtual keynote November 8, 2021.
Zoho:
How close are we to a passwordless future?  —  Passwords help us validate our online identity and access our favorite apps for banks, social media, travel websites, business productivity, and more, every day.
Welcome:
Close more candidates.  Retain your employees.  Access real-time comp data.  —  Benchmark and communicate compensation to candidates and employees, powered by our real-time compensation and equity data.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Modern Finance Podcast:
Play-to-Earn Gaming with Yield Guild Games
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Thu. 10/21 - PayPal To Buy Pinterest? Why?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:50 PM ET, June 4, 2018.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks