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Hey Geeks! Dhvanesh here, your friendly neighborhood Apple enthusiast and editor-in-chief of iGeeksBlog+.

Apple fans, rejoice! WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) is back, and this year it's happening on June 10th. While it's a developer-focused event, it always gives us a glimpse of the exciting new things Apple has in store for its software and hardware.

This year, the rumors are swirling about a massive update to iOS 18, with a strong focus on artificial intelligence. Think smarter apps, improved messaging, and, who knows, maybe even a new AI partner for Apple. We'll also be getting updates to iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, so there's something for everyone (even Apple Watch users, who might see some Siri improvements!).

On the hardware front, new Macs seem like a safe bet. Maybe a sleek new Mac mini or a powerhouse Mac Pro with the M3 Ultra chip? We'll have to wait and see!

Of course, these are just the rumors flying around the Apple-sphere. We'll know for sure what Apple has planned when they take the stage at WWDC. Until then, stay tuned for more updates, and get ready to be wowed!

In this issue, you'll find:

💡 4 Things To Know This Week

⚙️ 3 Hacks You Should Try This Week

🔌 MageSafe Monday

📲 3 Apps You Should Download This Week

🖼️ Wallpaper of The Week

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💡 4 Things To Know This Week

📱 iOS 18 will change how we use our iPhones link

  • More control over your phone: It looks like you'll have even more freedom to personalise your home screen. Imagine arranging apps and widgets exactly how you like them!
  • Smarter iPhone: Apple might be bringing artificial intelligence (AI) into the mix. This could mean smarter features in all sorts of apps, from recommending new music to helping you crush your fitness goals.
  • Focus on what matters: While there might not be a huge visual overhaul, the update is expected to be all about making your iPhone experience smoother and more customised.

🤖 Apple may not release its own generative chatbot in iOS 18 link

  • Apple's WWDC 2024 is approaching, focusing on discussing artificial intelligence. While iOS 18 is anticipated to have significant updates, it is unlikely to include its own generative AI chatbot.
  • Instead, the focus will be on proactive features to aid users in daily tasks. There are speculations that Apple will potentially announce an AI-based App Store at WWDC.
  • Additionally, there are talks about Apple considering licensing AI technology from Google and potentially partnering with Baidu for generative AI technologies in China.

🔥 iPhone 16 Pro: Every new feature and change the rumored link

  • Bigger and brighter: Get ready for potentially larger screens on both Pro models, making everything from movies to games even more immersive.
  • Pro photography on the go: Apple might be giving the cameras a major boost, with whispers of a powerful 5x zoom and a brand new 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens.
  • Supercharged performance: Buckle up for lightning-fast speeds with the next-generation A18 Pro chip and rumored support for the newest Wi-Fi 7 standard.
  • Smarter features, sleeker design: We might see a new "Capture" button for the camera and potentially some fresh color options. Plus, there's talk of an even more advanced modem for improved connectivity.

💬 iMessage getting RCS for better cross-platform texting in fall 2024 link

  • Apple will add better texting features to iMessage for iPhone and Android users in fall 2024. This update will support Rich Communication Services (RCS) for enhanced cross-platform texting.
  • Google accidentally confirmed that RCS will not be available on the iPhone until iOS 18 in the fall of 2024. Apple remains unclear if it will be available on all iOS 18 phones.

⚙️ 3 Hacks You Should Try This Week

💻 Mac User? 10 hidden hacks to get the most out of your device Mac User? link

I found a treasure trove of tricks to unleash the hidden power of Mac. It's a game-changer! Here's a sneak peek at what you can do:

  • Declutter your desktop: Want to hide all those open apps with a single click? Yep, it's possible!
  • Master your text editing: Speed things up with hidden shortcuts and paste text without all that extra formatting.
  • Find things faster: Utilize powerful filters in Finder searches and save time hunting for files.
  • Focus like a pro: Need a quick Do Not Disturb toggle? Your Mac has you covered.
  • Express yourself: Unleash the emoji master within with a hidden emoji picker.
  • Up your video calls: Add a cool background blur effect to your webcam for a more polished look.
  • Save time-saving files: Find the perfect folder in a flash with a handy quick search feature.
  • Automate repetitive tasks: Create custom text shortcuts to breeze through common actions.

💬 25+ Cool WhatsApp Tips and Tricks for iPhone link

  • iPhone WhatsApp power-up! This guide unlocks hidden features for pinning messages, customizing chats, and mastering notifications.
  • Siri becomes your messaging assistant! Learn how to use Siri for sending & reading WhatsApp messages.
  • Conquer storage woes! Discover tips to manage photos & videos and master WhatsApp Web on your computer or iPad.

🛠️ How to use and customize Share Sheet on iPhone link

  • When you want to share something from your iPhone, you want to do it quickly and easily.
  • You see the Share Sheet when you tap the share button inside any app on your iPhone and it has suggestions of contacts you often message, app icons, and actions based on the app you’re in.
  • According to your activities, your Share Sheet is automatically updated. On the other hand, to make sharing easy, you may customise it as per your need. So let's learn how to customise and use sharing sheet on your iPhone.

🔌 MagSafe Monday

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  • Charge it all: It's a 3-in-1 charger! Power up your iPhone (up to 15W!), Apple Watch, and AirPods wirelessly, all at the same time. No more hunting for individual cables.
  • MagSafe magic: The built-in MagSafe technology ensures a perfect, secure connection for your iPhone 12 and later models.
  • Premium design: Crafted with a solid metal base and a beautiful glass charging pad, the Base One Max looks as good as it works. It complements any desk or nightstand.
  • Fast charging: No time to waste? The Base One Max delivers fast charging for all your compatible Apple devices.
  • Works with more than Apple: While MagSafe offers optimized charging for iPhones, the Base One Max also works with any Qi-enabled device.

📲 3 Apps You Should Download This Week

1️⃣ Countdown - Pretty Progress link

  • When’s your final exam? How far away is the trip you’ve saved up for all year? Let Pretty Progress track all of your most important events, deadlines, and projects in beautiful, customizable progress bars for your Home Screen.
  • You may love how simple everything is. Set the start and end date for birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, or whatever’s coming up on your calendar. Pretty Progress will visualise everything in progress bars, showing either the time left or the percentage completed. Arrange them as widgets on your Home Screen so you can quickly see what’s upcoming or how close you are to achieving something.
  • A quick tip is to make your Pretty Progress widgets your own by mixing and matching colour swatches and sizes. With unlocked pro functionality, you’ll be able to get creative with retro-styled ’90s operating system progress bars.

2️⃣ The Howl link

  • The Howl haunts the lands, turning anyone who hears it into a wolf-like beast that goes on to spread this terrifying plague even further. Turn-based puzzler Howl puts you in the heart of the story as the deaf heroine who is protected from this monstrosity. Find a cure to save others before it’s too late.
  • What you may love is Howl’s beautiful hand-painted illustrations are reminiscent of classic fairy tales, but don’t admire the view for long. The game’s mix of turn-based tactics and puzzle elements challenge you to pass levels as efficiently as possible, all while defeating werewolves and saving villagers before they turn.
  • Quick tip for you is think like a wolf! When Howl confronts you with your first round of enemies, there won’t be time to decide tactics on the hop. Plan the moves, attacks and skills you’ll deploy in advance – as soon as you start a round the game runs through your planned steps, alternating with the monsters.

3️⃣ Letterboxd link

  • Anyone else spend hours trawling through all the streaming platforms looking for that must-watch film? Letterboxd takes the hassle out of deciding what to watch next with reviews and curated lists from film aficionados. You can also use the app to keep track of the movies you’ve already watched.
  • You may love finding fellow film buffs. Connect with friends’ accounts to see what they’ve been watching and read their reviews. Are you not keen on your mates’ movie choices? Scan the Reviews tab to find a member with equally eclectic tastes. And don’t forget to follow them for future recommendations.
  • A quick tip for you is that Letterboxd is free to use but has nifty member benefits. With a Pro or Patron subscription, you can filter by the streaming platforms you’re currently subscribed to and receive notifications when films from your watchlist arrive on those services.

🖼️ Wallpaper of The Week

Apple has announced the dates for WWDC 2024 from June 10 to 14. Exclusive wallpapers inspired by the event are available for download on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Get ready for the event with vibrant wallpapers showcasing Apple's iconic style.

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Hi, I am Dhvanesh Adhiya, the founder of iGeeksBlog. As the curator of iGeeksBlog+ Newsletter, I'm your go-to source for exclusive Apple insights. Dive into a world of cutting-edge products, software updates, and expert analyses.

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