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Apple shares details about WWDC 2017 Scholarships

Worldwide Developers Conference will be returning to San Jose and Apple this morning shared details on Scholarships that reward talented students and STEM organization members with the opportunity to attend this year’s conference. Young developers selected for a scholarship will receive a free WWDC17 ticket and lodging. Submissions open March 27.

WWDC 2017 wallpapers

Every Apple announcement sparks interest from the fanbase. Many armchair analysts try to predict event announcements from the tea leaves found scattered about the event invitations. Regardless of your interpretation of the WWDC 2017 event invitation imagery, the designs always make excellent wallpapers.

A popular category in the Wallpapers of the Week section, Apple event announcements always prove to be the most visited and downloaded. We are excited to provide downloads for an entire pack of WWDC 2017 wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, and desktop.

Apple announces WWDC 2017 returning to San Jose, kicking off June 5

Apple announced today that its Worldwide Developers Conference will be kicking off with a keynote on June 5. The five-day conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, the site of the original WWDC and located just minutes from Apple’s new iSpaceship headquarters in Cupertino.

This will be the first time WWDC will be in San Jose since 2002: WWDCs from 2013 onward were held in San Francisco. Developers will have the opportunity to apply for tickets this spring, the Cupertino company has confirmed. The conference will focus on all platforms—macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iOS—and will be live-streamed through the Apple Developer website and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

iOS 10 tidbit: 3D Touch the flashlight toggle to choose an intensity

Apple originally introduced Control Center in iOS 7, which was their way of answering both the competition on multiple Android platforms and the jailbreak community in one fell swoop.

With iOS 10, which Apple announced at the WWDC 2016 Keynote this week, Apple has shown off some obvious changes to Control Center, including a modular paged navigation design and different color tones and styles.

Of course, aesthetic wasn’t the only change. Apple also made the flashlight toggle button from Control Center a whole lot more useful as well.

You can now watch Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote on YouTube

It’s taken a while, but Apple has finally uploaded this year’s WWDC keynote to YouTube. The replay has been available as an embedded video on Apple’s website since yesterday, but obviously YouTube is a lot more device-friendly.

So for the folks who missed the keynote, or would just like to watch it again, things have just gotten much easier. You can now view it in its entirety in YouTube’s desktop or mobile web app, or via the native mobile YouTube app.

Poll: will you upgrade to iOS 10 or keep your jailbreak?

Apple announced iOS 10 yesterday at the company’s WWDC 2016 Keynote and awed the audience with some pretty neat new features.

Of course, the battle continues for those who want more control over their devices, and because of that, we want to know whether you’re going to be updating to iOS 10 this Fall, or if you’ll be keeping your iOS device(s) jailbroken on iOS 9 or earlier.

How Apple’s next-generation file system will make your data more secure across platforms

Apple’s efforts on adding even stronger security to its software platforms is coming to light with news that the company is introducing a brand new file system with “encryption as a primary feature”. Called the Apple File System (APFS), the new feature is optimized for flash-based storage and engineered to “scale from an Apple Watch to a Mac Pro”.

Here’s how it ensures the integrity and security of your data across devices.

10 iOS 10 features that appear to be derived from the jailbreak community

Every year, Apple updates their lineup of iOS devices with a major new firmware version. This year at WWDC 2016, Apple announced iOS 10, and it not only includes an array of new features for users to take advantage of, but it also comes with some subtle UI changes that will be easy to spot in day-to-day use as well.

Of course, when Apple adds new features to iOS, sometimes those features aren’t 100% original. Sometimes, they’ve existed in the jailbreak community for a long time in one form or another.

In this roundup, we’ll go over 10 features in iOS 10 that appear to be derived from jailbreak tweaks and have already existed for those who have been pwning their devices to get around what Apple doesn’t want you to have.

30+ new iOS 10 features Apple didn’t mention today

In typical fashion, Apple used a portion of its WWDC keynote to go over some of the major—or “tentpole”—features coming in the next version of iOS 10. There’s a more powerful Messages app, a new HomeKit app, redesigned Music and News apps, and more.

But obvioulsy Apple couldn’t cover every new feature today, so it offered up a sneak peak at some other additions and improvements we can expect from the update. The slide you see above names 30+ new features coming in iOS 10, and we’ve listed them below.

Watch the WWDC 2016 keynote now

Folks who missed Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB, but if you have the time, the video is worth watching.

Watch cool new iOS 10 Messages features in a video Apple ran during WWDC keynote

A supercharged Messages is definitely my killer app in iOS 10. Not only does it catch up to other messaging apps with perks like downloadable stickers, it actually leapfrogs them with cool new stuff such as full screen animations, chat bubbles that animate in specific ways to better convey your emotions, support for sketching and the Apple Watch’s Digital Touch feature and what not.

In fact, Messages in iOS 10 is so jam-packed with improvements that Apple ran a cool video during the keynote showing them off.