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OLIUR RAHMAN • UNSPLASHApple's WWDC 2018 Developers Conference gets underway tomorrow

Keeping with the past several years of macOS releases, expect macOS Mojave to be released in the September or October timeframe.

There's also "App Limits", which will allow you to limit usage to certain apps by setting a time limit and and receive alerts when that time is nearly up.

Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers' Conference on Monday in San Jose, California, unveiling new updates to its operating system, customizable Animoji, new fitness features and more.

After Google announced its "Digital Wellness" for Android system, a function that can allow users to monitor how much they've spent on their handset, Apple followed suit in response to concerns raised by its investors calling for digital locks for kids. This is bound to prove useful for parents as they'll be able to limit their children's screentime on Apple devices.

However, you won't see the official release of these features until the Autumn, when Apple will make iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 available to download via your devices. The only catch is that all of the relevant transactions must be performed from the desktop PC; and not from within the iOS app.

You can create your own animojis or "Memojis" and customize it completely. Unbelievably, this isn't as creepy as it sounds. Apple has also enabled an option whereby users can set a time limit on each app. Group FaceTime iOS 12 brings users an option to make group video calls on the video chat app.

The app store app has been completely redesigned and now supports dark mode.

Apple is also implementing a new feature called stacks on the desktop.

But not all of the new features unveiled to such acclaim.

Perhaps the most interesting part of WWDC came towards the end when Apple took a clear sideswipe at Facebook.

This is the third rapid upgrade to ARkit since it was launched previous fall, Apple seems very dedicated to providing its developers all the tools that are needed for creating cutting-edge AR application and games.

With iOS 12, Apple says Safari will prevent share buttons and widgets on website from tracking users without their permission. "Well, it turns out that these can be used to track you whether that you click on them or not".

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