Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 5 June 2018

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Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin featuring the latest developments on media and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 06:00 BST.

Apple previews iOS12

Apple held its keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, 4 June 2018.

There were no announcements regarding Apple hardware. The main announcement was a preview of Apple’s next mobile operating system iOS12.

It will include more features to manage time using mobile devices and minimise disturbances. Such features include an enhanced Do Not Disturb feature, new settings for notifications and a new “Screen Time” feature which measures time spent using specific apps.

Apple also promises much faster performance, new tools to manage photographs and Group FaceTime chat. (Apple Newsroom)

Apple also previewed new software for Apple Watch (Apple Newsroom) and Apple TV. (Apple Newsroom)

iOS12 will be available for download this autumn.

BBC 2018 World Cup Coverage

The BBC is to stream all 29 World Cup matches to be screened by the corporation in Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range.

It will only be available via the BBC iPlayer home screen on suitably capable Connected TVs. Access will also be capped on a first come first served basis. (BBC Media Centre)

Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer

The BBC continues the trend of making box sets available on the BBC iPlayer.

It has put every episode of Doctor Who since it returned in 2005 on the iPlayer for the summer. (BBC iPlayer)

Also of note this week:

The BBC continues its podcast on The Grenfell Tower Inquiry which this week hears opening statements from Counsel to the inquiry and expert witnesses. (BBC)

The Economist on updating its in-house style guide. (The Economist)

The Pew Research Centre analysis use of social media and technology amongst American teenagers. Unsurprisingly, use of Facebook is falling. (Pew Research Centre)

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore. (The Atlantic)

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