We’ve pulled out our magic 8-ball this week to see where things stand with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which is now just 15 days away. Here’s our look back at the week that was in technology.
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WWDC: Making sense of the rumors
With just two weeks ago before the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), we’re getting a better idea what new products might be announced at the event.
Here’s where things stand, at least right now, courtesy of our trusted Magic 8-Ball:
- Siri-powered speaker … You may rely on it
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro … Reply hazy, try again
- New Macs … It is decidedly so
- Apple finally shows iPad some love in iOS 11 … As again later
WWDC begins on Monday, June 5.
Google I/O: Lots of goodies for iOS users
At this week’s I/O conference, Google offered some big news that will benefit iOS device owners, including:
- The Google Assistant app is finally available for iPhone.
- Google Photos app will soon feature more sharing options.
- The iOS Gmail app will be the Smart Reply feature already available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo.
- You can soon use the Google Home smart speaker to connect to any mobile phone or landline in the United States or Canada for free.
Here are five other tech headlines from the past week:
- Ford to Update All 2016 SYNC 3 Cars to Work With Apple CarPlay
- Tim Cook Reportedly Testing Glucose Monitoring Device that Connects to Apple Watch
- Apple to Require App-Specific Passwords for Third Parties
- Future Apple Watches Might Offer Continuous Flexible Displays
- Apple is Reportedly Planning to Discontinue the iPad mini
Yes, they're the best
Each week, AppAdvice is now offering best-of lists for apps and games. You can find this week’s lists here: