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Apple WWDC 2018 – The Keynote and its Prospects for Developers

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Every year developers from around the world converge in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley to participate in the biggest technology conclave, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) by Apple. The signature keynote that each developer eagerly awaits delivers what Apple envisions for the future through its lineup of products.

With each conference, Apple brings out something new or an upgrade in its already existing software or hardware. Developers participating in the event can get to know of these latest upbringings and use their skills to create highly functional apps with augmented user experience.

So, in 2017 it was the iconic HomePod, Apple’s smart speaker and the other notable software launch was that of iOS 11. Alongside, numerous hardware and software introduction followed at WWDC 2017 such as the iPad Pro 2, iMac Pro, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 etc. The mix of both hardware and software announcements gave developers more possibilities.

Forward to 2018, the current year and we witnessed the WWDC took a totally different turn with software only announcements. It was all about software and no new hardware was introduced leaving all the rumors false. Developers converged at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose on June 4 to 8th where Tim Cook and senior executives delivered the keynote announcing new software offerings.

Putting Developers First

This year’s WWDC keynote was not marred by the absence of any hardware announcements. Instead, the array of software announcements at WWDC 2018 such as iOS 12, MacOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 gave developers newer platforms to build better experiences.  The 2018 WWDC has put the developers first by enabling a conducive atmosphere for them to learn, share knowledge, and network with experts from around the world.

By embracing these changes, developers can write code and implement processes in accordance with these upgrades and newly released versions. The keynote signals Apple’s shift in making its software lineup more refined and improves the user experience. Besides, the conference delved into several announcements related to improvements across existing iOS apps like the camera. For developers worldwide who leverage their skills and creativity to build fantastic apps, the announcements offered extended possibilities.

The Keynote

Tim Cook took the stage to deliver the keynote address of the much awaited Apple WWDC 2018. The achievements of the developers in making the App Store one of the world’s largest app marketplace was proclaimed at the very beginning of the keynote. Indeed, 20 million Apple developers have made their remarkable contribution to make the App Store the very best of them.

Meanwhile, the keynote also highlighted how the work of developers is expected to earn profits as high as $100 billion. This brings forth the immense possibilities that lie in creating innovative apps for the App Store. Developers can leverage these new insights to create meaningful apps that will bring about a change in the lives of their users.

The introductions of new software and refinements of existing ones will give the users a fully revamped experience of using Apple’s products. And developers can get an early glimpse of the new offerings and plan accordingly for 2018. We will focus on the key announcements made at the WWDC 2018 and what prospects it holds for the developers.  

Introduction of iOS 12

The major announcement at the WWDC 2018 was iOS 12 and a demo of its features and functionality. Performance is the main priority that Apple put forth for iOS 12 and this went against all the rumors of home screen redesign and improvements of core apps. With the release of iOS 12, Apple is hinting at one thing: A noticeable improvement in the speed and responsiveness of iPhones to give a renewed experience to the users.

Users will get iOS 12 as a free software update and this represents Apple’s approach to power its old devices with new software. Previous models like the iPhone 6S Plus can run much faster with an upgrade to the new iOS 12. According to Apple, iOS 12 will feature a 40 percent faster app launch, 50 percent faster keyboards and a 70 percent faster camera ready to snap.

The focus on performance and security has become the key focus of iOS 12. The previous version iOS 11 faced several issues related to its functioning such as the black dot bug. With iOS 12, Apple tends to resolve these issues and provide a more refined experience to the users.

MacOS Mojave

Apple released its next version of Mac software named the MacOS Mojave. This new version comes with lots of features and improvements that enhance the performance of Mac. A new useful feature in MacOS Mojave, which will only be available for developers in 2019 is the ability to port iOS apps into Mac. Besides, macOS Mojave will come integrated with several novel features such as:

Dark Mode – The Dark Mode feature change the menu and UI into a darker hue. Enabling the dark mode will decrease the eye strain when users are working for a long time in dim lighting conditions. For designers and editors, the dark mode feature lets the colors pop out, which will help them distinguish individual colors well.

Stacks – Sorting the desktop of messy applications and programs will get a lot easier with the desktop stacks feature of MacOS Mojave. With this, users can sort out the desktop icons into sets based on date or project metadata to remove clutter and allowing easy access.

Screenshots – It is easier to take screenshots using the new feature in MacOS Mojave. The intuitive menu makes it easier to capture, share and store the screenshots. Besides, it also contains options to magnify the content and even take a screenshot during a video playback.

WatchOS 5

Apple’s lineup of smartwatches with the latest Apple Watch 3 just got a new improvement with the introduction of the WatchOS 5. Fitness enthusiasts will definitely admire the new features and extensive capabilities included in this new version. A trendy feature being fitness competitions that users can do with their friends along with tracking heart rate for yoga or hiking.

It can receive podcasts and the comes with Siri integrated that will alert the user about fresh notifications. Besides, WatchOS 5 includes a new walkie-talkie feature that works on cellular and Wi-Fi, allowing users to transmit and receive short voice messages to other Apple Watch users.

tvOS with Dolby Atmos

Another announcement made at the conference was related to tvOS. Apple TV 4K received several upgrades mainly the inclusion of Dolby Atmos surround sound support. iTunes will contain more Atmos-supported movies making it the largest collection. With compatible Dolby Atmos speakers, users can watch 4K content with immersive sound that puts them inside the action.

Besides, the new zero sign-in feature will ease the process of cable authentication. This feature allows easy identification of the user’s broadband connection and signs in automatically for the supported apps they got with their cable subscription. Aeria, the animated screensaver also has minor upgrades that allow Siri to provide location information and footage of the earth captured from the International Space Station.

Other Announcements

Alongside the major software announcements, WWDC 2018 was a platform where numerous other upgrades were showcased. Apple’s ARKit platform was demonstrated at the conference such as the new app called Measure. It uses AR to measure the size of physical objects just by pointing the camera towards it.

Some of the other notable announcements include:

Photos – The Photos app received an update in the form of a new advanced search option. The inclusion of the ‘For You’ tab allows the users to make suggestions for the photos they took.

Siri – Siri got an update that further enhanced its functionality through a new feature called Shortcuts. Users can create voice commands as this new feature will easily integrate with apps. Besides, the improvements will allow users to train Siri to perform routine actions when it is given certain commands.

FaceTime – The improved FaceTime will let users video call up to 32 people. The interface has certain improvements too such as a moving tile display of current chats. Active chats will become highlighted when the users start to talk giving a smoother and new video calling experience.

Do Not Disturb – With the amount of time users spend on their phones increasing, Apple has improved its Do Not Disturb feature to reduce this time and dependence. These inbuilt features can let users limit their distraction caused by notifications and provide info about how much time they spend on their phones. Besides, there is a timer that can limit the screen time for kids.

Stocks and News – The stocks and news app are merged, which will curate all the content in one place. This is a helpful improvement as it brings a redesigned interface and organizes both the content to provide easy access.

WWDC 2018 – Summing Up

Apple took a different approach with this year’s WWDC by focusing on software. Rumors were abuzz of several hardware announcements such as the iPhone SE 2 as expectations were that Apple would release a new version of the popular one hand compact phone. There were even speculations about a mini version of the HomePod. But, Apple went ahead to make its 2018 keynote specifically reserved for introducing new software and upgrades.

For developers, the array of software introductions and upgrades for the four platforms iOS, MacOS, tvOS, and WatchOS gives ample opportunities in learning and creating apps that solve user problems and challenges more effectively than before. They can foresee their vision more clearly and prepare for building innovative apps across these four platforms. Moreover, this aligns with Apple’s policy of putting the customer at the center for delivering better experiences.

Author Bio:

Girish R, Programmer for 17 yrs, Blogger at Techathlon.com, LifeHacker, DIYer. He loves to write about technology, Open source & gadgets. He currently leads the mobile solutions team at Fingent

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Do’s and Don’ts of Guest Blogging

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Effective search engine optimization comprises a number of techniques and link building is one of the essentials. Guest blogging is an ingredient to create natural links and for this very reason, blogging is getting more and more popularity these days.

Undoubtedly, this method increases the reach of your blog and adds authority to your website, but before joining this bandwagon you need to understand the strategy and norms related to it.

If you think, guest blogging is nothing more than writing an article and getting it published in a host’s blog by adding few links to it; then you are completely wrong.

There are a number of does and don’ts about the process of guest blogging that you need to know.

Author’s Do’s and Don’t

Before you start writing a blog, make it sure that the landing pages are perfect. Your readers want to have more information about the site. So, the links that will be placed on the blog must take the readers to the right pages and the web content should be answering the queries.

Incomplete ‘About’ page and ‘Contact’ page is a big mistake and even harmful for your website as the visitors will go away due to lack of detail.

Try to look for niche blogs, which are famous and have good authority. This will help to get more visibility as you will gain Google juice from the host’s blog. Avoid blogs with multi themes or those that hardly relate to the subject of your article.

Do not stuff your article with more than two links and you better not put any affiliate links as well.

When you are approaching the blog owner through the mail, try to be polite because you do not want to face a rejection.

Blog Owners Do’s and Don’t

The first step of a blog owner is to ask for a sample from the writer before publishing the blog on your site. The reason for the writers to approach your site is due to the quality and authority that you have built by publishing good blogs. So, before you blindly put the article in the air, judge its quality.

Your blogging site should have some yardstick. Make it sure that the writers follow that and approach you accordingly. In case you find any contradictory blogs, do not publish it; rather ask the writer to review it.

It’s not necessary for all the blogs to have the same pattern of communication. If you get quality and well-researched blog, publish it as that will draw more readers to your site. However, if you still want to maintain a consistency, set up a style guide and get exact blogs as per stated.

The host’s blog should have all the social networking icons in the website that will help the readers to share the article on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on.

This will benefit both the host as well as the writers to get traffic to their website.

Guest blogging should have a framework that can build a strong online reputation among the bloggers in the virtual world.

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The Rockstar Guide to Getting More Fame, and Success

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Have you ever been to a concert where the beginning was just unpleasant? It may not the fault of music although the music was fine there was something in the performance which does not enjoy the audience. Such group may lack some ability that would not make them stand out in the eyes of the audience. This lack of ability is called showmanship.

This ability is not just limited to musicians but there are many bloggers who face this. There are many stories related to bloggers who successfully built the loyal relation with their readers but still, they never reached the peak of success in their niche.

What is showmanship, and how does it apply to blogging?

According to the Wikipedia Showmanship, is the ability of performance in a way that appeals to an audience and assistance in transmission the performance’s vital theme or message?

This is same as we doing in blogging and content marketing. Delivering any message and theme to your target audience.

If you are passionate you can even success in your ordinary niches if you are able to give something special to your audience.

The real example of showmanship is a pianist Victor Borges. Who has made their career in a traditional classic pianist in front of a quiet audience? He used an approach to make music interesting and entertaining by adding comedy in his performance.

Showmanship and stage presence

Your showmanship is what you bring that’s unique.

Have the showmanship is an ability which makes you unique among others. Uniqueness is not about exclusive information but it is more than that. The first thing you need to do is take your audience in a confidence on your authority. So for that, you need more than the showmanship.

The thing is that you need stage presence. Stage presence is a characteristic that helps rock star to interact with your audience. Brain Clark gives a brilliant example of Blog world that how to utilize stage presence. Stage presence gives you a chance that what part of your authentic will connect your audience and then focus on that aspect.

Gain a backbone

Your attitude plays an important element to make yourself famous among others. Do not be hesitated to state your perspective. The worst thing happens maybe you become wrong. But it is not your failure point but actually, it is the stage from where you learn from your mistakes. Keep in mind that discouragement and disagreement from opposite side make you become stronger and these are the true leaders who face that situation and come out from this.

Differentiate yourself

Have you ever ask yourself that why rock star such as Kiss and Elvis has got so much fame? They have made their own identity did not care what others thought. This is the core quality of the famous people, they have pursued their life uniquely from others. It is also suggested to get fame and success you need to differentiate yourself from your clothes, attitude or any other identifying marks. Famous people do not care what another thing for them but they always try to differentiate themselves.

7 ways to use showmanship to command the attention of your audience

  1. Choose a style that belongs to you. If you want to get fame in your niche, you just need to create some identity mark or style that reflect t your audience who are you and what you do. If your audience feels pleasure then maintain this thing for your separate identity.
  2. Immerse yourself in the style you’ve chosen. When you choose your style then submerge everything that you do with that style. That how the ability of showmanship will act. Attractive what you do and conveying in an exclusive and uniquely will help you to get the attention of your audience. If you are unable to put all thing in a single style then there is a chance that your audience gets confused by different approaches to presenting.
  3. Know what part of your personality connects with your audience. Being a reliable really does not mean that exposing everything related to yourself to the people. According to the Brian, it is related being the best to your audience when you stand in front of them. Analysis what thing in your personality will charm and attract the audience and try to show more on that personality.
  4. Focus on your audience, not yourself. People impress the way that Sonia said in the blog world after the Brian finished. She said never think of about yourself because it is not about you, it is always about your customers. Everyone goal to engage their audience you can achieve this if you understand what they want, what they like and what thing makes them pleasure.
  5. Know the difference between authenticities and “too much information.” this is a great difference between being authentic to your audience and telling something that will not really want your audience to listen. So do not cross that line and maintain that difference. According to Sonia point of view, no one wants to be too much authenticity from your side.
  6. Act as an authority if you want to be seen as one. If you wish to be understood as an authority in your niche place, you need to maintain your presence at the same level of respect. For example, if you are a financial advisor and if you continuously complaining, not a single person will be interested to listen to your advice. So act as a mindfulness when you present yourself to someone.
  7. Be consistent. In a nutshell, branding is all about consistency. Providing your audience with the consistent positive experience every time when they meet you. It is very important when you facilitate your audience you need to be consistency with it. Remember everything you publish will contribute your overall brand and follow the schedule consistently.

 

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Alice Paul is a content writer and lives in the USA.She has skillfully and talented she is managed whole content writing team.She is a various working project behind Assignment service online.She loves to help people and spend time facebook and twitter

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5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a free internet analytics tool that generates elaborated statistics regarding activity on an internet site and therefore Google Analytics can be a plus for any Search engine optimization team. By inserting a straightforward line of code into your supply, Google will track all varieties of visitor behavior on your website. 
You’ll gain insight into that promoting campaigns are successful and that to tone down.  With time period visitor following, you’ll be able to see who is on your website at any time and what page they’re on. Google Analytics additionally has exception reports perform. There are many alternative report templates; otherwise, you will customize your own.
Google has taken the most effective options for their analytics program and created it even easier to use. Here are five amazing stuff you can do with Google Analytics. The following tips can assist you to get the foremost out of your analytics info. You’ll be able to then use it to enhance your website’s content, conversions, and user experience.

1. See your most significant analytics information initial

If there are one (or more) items of information you would like to check at a look anytime you log in to your analytics, you’ll be able to set it up to try and do specifically that.
You can produce several dashboards, every of which might contain several widgets. Every kind of gadget can even be filtered.
The best a part of the dashboards is you’ll be able to change the date vary and see all of your widgets update thereupon date range’s information. This can be nice if you would like to check a summary of your stats for traffic, goal completions bushed one place.

2. Decide that online campaigns bring the foremost traffic and conversions

Have you been curious that of your on-line promoting campaigns are the foremost successful? in this case, we tend to mean in terms of transfer traffic and conversions to your website? Then it’s time to urge your analytics person to appear in your advanced segments.
With the proper custom segments, you’ll be able to establish the ROI of your social media campaign additionally as your different on-line promoting methods.

3. Determine wherever your best guests are situated

Have you thought-about using advertising via Google, Facebook, Stumble Upon, or alternative services? Many do not as they notice it too intimidating a task to see who they must target.
Thanks to Google Analytics, you don’t have fret from now on. You’ll be able to decide what the placement demographics of your guests is and so calculate a campaign supported this info.
You can see your worldwide stats, as well as the typical time on site and bounce rate of visitors from specific countries. You’ll be able to also drill right down to specific countries and see these stats additionally as your goal conversion rates specifically regions.
Now you’ll understand the particular locations whose visitors bring you the most conversions.

4. Learn what individuals are finding out on your website

Most people know how to search out the keywords that bring visitors to their sites from search engines. However, would you wish to travel on the far side that to seek out what visitors are looking once they’re on your site?
A website Search will assist you to confirm if individuals are finding what they’re yearning for on your site. It can even provide you with ideas of what pages of your content would like additional specific info.

5. Visualise what individuals click on the most


Curious wherever individuals are creating the most clicks on your website? Once more the Analytics browser has the data on the proportion of clicks that have happened on every internal link on your site.
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