Apple’s new ‘Memoji’ lets you create your own personalized Animoji

James Martin  CNET

Siri is going to be filled with shortcuts, so much so that Apple is creating a shortcuts app for iOS 12.

Taken together, the moves announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose amounted to focusing on keeping its base of 1.3 billion users satisfied with their devices and catching up with some competitors.

Luckily, Apple delivered with a one-two punch: not only did the company announce new Animoji characters including Ghost, Tiger, Koala and T-Rex for iOS 12, but they also introduced a new feature addition to the platform dubbed Memoji, which as the name subtly implies is like a personal twist on the Animoji experience.

The App Limits features give people the opportunity to set specific time limits on apps as well.

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This year WWDC runs from June 4th through June 8th at the McEnery Convention Center in San JOse , California . According to a recent Bloomberg report , the new "Digital Health" features will appear in iOS 12 settings.

Parents can also create "Allowances" for their children's app usage, set by app type or individual apps. The update, which includes a host of new features, will track your screen time, with an eye on improving user health and wellbeing. Last month, Google unveiled a "digital well-being" initiative at its I/O developers' conference, including new features for Android smartphones that make it easier to activate no-distraction modes and get feedback about excessive app use. They didn't say she is getting an intelligence upgrade but she is getting a new feature called Shortcuts.

Notifications, on the other hand, will be more interactive - for example, they will let you respond to reservations or pay for rides directly from within the Watch version of the app. Additionally, iOS 12 will introduce ARKit 2, a new and improved version of the augmented reality (AR) platform Apple released a year ago. Video of users who are now talking will be displayed most prominently on screen, this changes dynamically as other people carry the conversation.

Apple will encourage users to share photos with their friends by suggesting such opportunities in a new "for you" tab.

The changes in Safari will apply when Apple's next-generation operating systems roll out widely later this year. Even if users click to share an item, they will get a prompt with an option to prevent subsequent tracking.

Six dead as 'Volcano of Fire' erupts in Guatemala
National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said seven people were confirmed dead and an unknown number were unaccounted for. A view of an eruption of the Fuego volcano in Alotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, 03 June 2018.

It looks like Apple is finally finally finally fixing one of the worst problems with the iPhone X: unwanted screenshots. In other words, if you choose to reset the alternate appearance, you'll also have to clear out all existing data around your own face, too.

The announcement is Apple's most significant counter yet to Facebook's data collection practices, and comes after years in which Apple executives have criticized Facebook as reckless with user privacy. Previously FaceTime calls were limited to just one-on-one, but iOS 12 is expected to facilitate group FaceTime calls with up to a whopping 32 people at once. In Safari, enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention helps block social media "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission.

Siri will also start making more suggestions.

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