Tech This Week: 8 Most Exciting Announcements at Apple's WWDC Event

Published June 10th, 2021 - 11:00 GMT
Tech This Week: 8 Most Exciting Annoucments at Apple's WWDC Event
In this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the biggest developer-centric event, Apple didn’t give us any hardware products - sorry iPad, MacBook Pro, and HomePod lovers but rather focused on updating the software of what’s already released. (Shutterstock)
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Here is a brief recap of all the latest tech headlines

In Tech World this week we’ll give you all the important announces Apple made at its WWDC 2021, but here’s a hint: not everyone is impressed because no hardware was revealed. On the other part of Techland, Facebook is taking its first stab at releasing hardware opening other battlefields of competitions with other tech giants like Google and Apple in this department, but will Facebook succeed in convincing users to buy their product?

Moving to the apps' world, US president Joe Biden decided to tear down Trump’s Chinese app wall, but will he build his own? 🤔

A lot of you want to know more about why the internet broke on Tuesday, worry not readers, we have the detailed story here! But unlike what you might have heard, let me clarify that it's not Amazon’s or Cloudflare's fault, it's Fastly's! We might not know yet what caused this bug, but I'm pretty sure it was undoubtedly one heck of a stressful day at the Fastly offices.

From new video games and gadgets releases to smartphone trends and apps updates, check out this week's quick roundup of the biggest and most important tech stories:

Everything That Apple Announced At WWDC 2021

In this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the biggest developer-centric event, Apple didn’t reveal any hardware products, but rather focused on updating the software of what’s already been released. 

Nonetheless, the event was jam-packed with announcements. So here are the newest updates coming to your Apple devices, according to CNBC:

  1. iOS 15 for iPhones
  1. iPadOS 15 for iPad: This latest software update allows users to do more than one thing simultaneously, and also allows them to translate, copy and interact with text in photos, plus speak and have discussions translated on-screen in real-time!
  2. watchOS 8 for Apple Watch
  3. macOS Monterey for Macs: This newest version has features that enable users to use the same mouse and keyboard across a Mac or an iPad.
  4. Privacy updates: Apple has also reviled a new tracker-blockers to the Mail app and Safari browser. It will hide users IP address, location and prevents senders from seeing if and when users open an email. 
  5. iCloud+
  1. FaceTime SharePlay: Apple is rolling out a set of new features for FaceTime called SharePlay. This feature will allow you to watch with friends a movie or TV show together on supported apps such as Disney+, Hulu, TikTok, and others over FaceTime.
  2. Apple Wallet to Store your ID: In cooperation with the US gov’t, Apple’s Wallet will soon store your ID in a digital form. 

Facebook to Soon Introduce First Smartwatch for Next Summer 

Facebook reveals its plans to launch its first-ever smartwatch next Summer of 2022.

 The watch, which is likely to be sold at about $400, will be equipped with two cameras that can be detached for making video calls, taking photos and videos that can be shared on all Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram, and a heart rate monitor, The Verge has reported.

Biden Revokes Trump’s Chinese App Laws

After all the troubles TikTok and other Chinese apps went through under Trump’s administration, President Biden came to "the rescue". The US president decided to revoke the Trump-era ban on TikTok and WeChat, however, the Chinese apps are still in hot water as the president ordered the commerce secretary to investigate more into the apps ‘ties to any foreign adversaries’.

Global Internet Outage Caused by a Single IT Customer!

People from all over the world experienced an Internet crash that brought down some of the world’s most visited websites on Tuesday was caused by one customer, according to the infrastructure provider, Fastly.

According to the website Downdetector, which monitors internet outages, the bug affected 85 percent of their network, hit Amazon, Spotify, and Netflix, Vimeo, GitHub, Quora, and many others.

Later on, Fastly managed to figure out the problem and saved the day! However, this blackout brought attention to 'the reliance of many of the world's biggest websites on just a handful of firms who run the infrastructure underpinning the internet', according to Albawaba.

Upcoming Video Games, Updates

  • PUBG Mobile back to India under the brand name Battlegrounds Mobile India.
  • 'Gotham Knights' Batman game Delayed to 2022
  • Marvel’s Avengers [PS5] available until Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Borderlands 3 [PS5] available until Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • Resident Evil's Jill, Leon and Nemesis are coming to 'Dead by Daylight'

     

  • 'Horizon Forbidden West': Discover the Forbidden West in our next State of Play

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