Apple reveals new iOS 12 privacy features

  • Apple reveals new iOS 12 privacy features

Apple reveals new iOS 12 privacy features

Last month, Google announced a digital health tool to help users monitor their device use and change their behaviours as needed.

Apple faced a backlash late a year ago when it emerged that the company slowed down some older iPhones with flagging batteries.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook, meanwhile, told developers the "app ecosystem" developed by the iPhone maker will soon have delivered more than US$100 billion (S$133.6 billion) to partners.

"We've all seen these - these like buttons, and share buttons and these comment fields".

Kevin Holesh, founder of the Movement app which helps its 5.5 million users track their device usage, said that only a few minutes of use would be shaved off.

Federighi then pointed to an onscreen alert that asked: "Do you want to allow Facebook.com to use cookies and available data while browsing?"

With the new Safari browser, if an app tries to get information from people through these methods, it will trigger a popup where users can "decide to keep their information private", he said. While Facebook generates revenue from ads targeted with detailed information about users, Apple makes most of its money selling hardware products. It now features a "Reminder" that enables users to set a time alarm to remind them about having a break.

"I don't have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on", Cook was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

Apple is closing in on Facebook by hitting its weakest point: privacy. It does this by compiling the fonts you use, the configuration of your computer and the plug-ins you have installed. Wants to make it "dramatically more hard for these companies to track you".

Once you set the feature up in the iOS 12 beta, you are not allowed to remove just one of the two recorded faces. You'll see daily habits like how often you pick up the phone, what app you tend to go to first, how often you scroll endlessly through Instagram, and how much time you spend (or waste, depending on your perspective) in social media apps in general.

The new Screen Time feature is one of the most significant add-ons with iOS 12.

Our phones are the most used gadgets that we have around and we have a tendency to use apps for an extended amount of time.

And the next version of the Mac OS will also include a new dark mode for people who like the colour black.