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WWDC ’22 – here’s the changes coming to your favourite Apple devices

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Apple has just wrapped up its Worldwide Developer Conference in California, unveiling a brand new MacBook Air with the M2 chip, iOS 16 and even its own version of a buy now, pay later scheme to help you purchase all of the latest tech

In what is the iPhone’s most substantial operational revamp since the introduction of the iPhone X users will now be able to select a customised lock screen to suit their day.

While a ‘work’ lock screen might pin emails and turn off social media notifications, a weekend lock screen could actually mute communications from your job, and prioritise different apps.

Apple’s head of software engineering says the redesign allows ‘an incredible set of new personalisation features, making the experience feel incredibly ‘you’.

This release comes just months before Apple is expected to release its iPhone 14, which will have these new features and is rumoured to have an ‘always-on’ display.

In its buy now, pay later offering, the tech giant will allow consumers to take out an interest-free four-month loan on payments made with its Apple Pay service, but unfortunately it’s limited to the U.S. for now.

A redesigned MacBook Air will see a new MagSafe charging port, and a design similar to the current MacBook Pro computers.

Apple has also introduced more customisable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages and an all-new Medications app.

Now sporting a High Definition camera, it will operate through an M2 chip, which is 40 per cent faster than the previous generation.

When it comes to iOS 16, there’s one feature that stands out above the rest.

Users can expect a Messages app that allows the editing or the recall of texts sent impulsively or by mistake.

The dictation service has been revamped, and live text will now work with video, with users able to copy and paste text from paused footage.

In Apple Maps, you will now be able to add multiple stops to a route, while a new  “shared photo library” will allow families and groups of people to bundle all pictures taken together in one shared library.

Finally, a new feature called “Safety Check” will help people leaving abusive relationships terminate device access given to other people with just one click.

Amanda Gunn contributed to this report.

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AI enters the Big Brother house, raising concerns around the truth of reality TV

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How will the integration of AI into reality TV impact audience engagement and what role will this have on the future of entertainment?

The latest season of Big Brother has left fans scratching their heads with the introduction of Big Brother AI, also knowns as BB AI, taking centre stage.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the curious AI cases of the week. #featured

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UN initiative aims to set international standards for AI ethics

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The United Nations has launched a comprehensive initiative aimed at establishing international guidelines for the governance of artificial intelligence.

The UN seeks to address ethical concerns, regulatory frameworks, and human rights implications associated with AI advancements.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC joins to discuss the latest. #featured

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No console, no problem according to Amazon’s next-gen streaming innovation

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Xbox cloud gaming expands access with Amazon Fire TV Stick compatibility.

Xbox confirmed that the new instalment of Call of Duty—Black Ops 6—will be releasing day one on Xbox Game Pass later this year.

In recent news, 2023’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will also land on Game Pass on July 24th. This marks the first Activision title to be released on Game Pass since Microsoft’s recent acquisition.

Gaming and tech correspondent Emily Leaney joins to discuss all the latest.

 

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