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June 5, 2018

Apple WWDC 2018 begins with launch of iOS 12, macOS Mohave, watchOS
Criticised for slowing down older iPhones with ageing batteries, Apple is focusing on reliability and is bringing performance enhancements with the iOS 12. Refining its star operating system for iPhones and iPads, this new update will bring a number of improvements. The iOS 12 update is said to launch apps on the iPhone 6Plus up to 40 per cent faster, load keyboard 50 per cent faster and take a photo to up to 70 per cent faster. Apple has also focused on optimizing the system when under load and the stress test shows up to  two times faster app launch even during heavy load. Apple also claims that the iOS 12 will make Apple Chipsets smart as they ramp up the processor faster while protecting the battery life. Apple software chief Craig Federighi said, "For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance".

macOS Mohave
The next release of macOS is macOS Mojave. And it comes with a Dark mode, which will make photographs look better, especially helful for professionals. The Dark mode extends to all - e-mails, desktop, even the Xcode window macOS Mojave with Desktop Stacks to the rescue to messy desktops. The feature organises items on the desktop according to item type for easier operations. Continuity Camera on macOS allows images taken from iPhones to be implanted right into files on a iMac or MacBook.

watchOS
Along with the iOS 12, Apple previewed some new features of the watchOS 5. watchOS is Apple's proprietary operating system for Apple Watch. The new OS brings powerful activity and communication features to Apple Watch. It brings in quick access to information with a host of new features including Activity Sharing competitions, auto-workout detection, advanced running features, Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts and third-party apps on the Siri watch face.

Qualcomm launches new chipset Snapdragon 850 that will power Windows PCs
Qualcomm has announced a new processor - the Snapdragon 850. The processor which is specifically designed for the Windows 10 Always Connected PCs will enhance performance, connectivity and battery life. The new Snapdragon 850 succeeds the Snapdragon 835 which was used in the first Always Connected PCs. It comes with ARM processors, integrated LTE, long battery life and an instant-on resume with no hibernation. Microsoft and Qualcomm are coming together to take on iPad Pro with these Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 850 is a customized version of the Snapdragon 845 which made its debut in flagship phones this year.

New Gmail is coming to all users next month
New Gmail that was launched during Google I/O in April will come to all users by next month. Though this new Gmail will be much cleaner, the user will only get 12 weeks to shift to the new interface. Once launched, the user will be asked to opt-in voluntarily. If the transition is not made in the first 12-weeks they will be shifted to the new interface.
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