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Software updates are exciting. I keep telling my friends this, and when they get behind on their updates, I’m all, “Hey, you’re missing out on good stuff!” This is part of the reason why I’m sometimes the guy who downloads beta versions of software. The bugs are annoying, but hey, the features are better.

This approach recently backfired on me with macOS and iOS 12. Unexpectedly, I think the resulting disaster made me a better computer user.

The beta for the next big release of iOS, announced at WWDC earlier this month, is finally live. That means if you're willing to turn your iPhone into a buggy mess, you can get a taste of what's to come a good four to five months ahead of everyone else.

If you hoped that Tim Cook would surprise the world and introduce some new Apple hardware at this year's WWDC keynote, you must feel sorely disappointed. But if you get all hot and bothered by attractive and useful macOS upgrades, you are in luck. The annual developer conference is off to an interesting start with a long list of little things that will make using Apple products a lot better.

At WWDC Apple debuted the next version of its iOS operating system, iOS 12. After dealing with issue after issue in iOS 11 for the past year, the company's shied away from a visual overhaul, opting to fix what ails the OS and add some features that, while not revolutionary, are welcome additions to iOS 12 (and hopefully mean fewer bugs in the long run).

According to Apple, Siri is the most-used digital assistant on the planet. But for anyone who has ever used Alexa or the Google Assistant, that doesn't mean Siri is always the smartest. To give Siri more ways to help you out, Apple has created a new app called Shortcuts that will debut with iOS 12.

In a move that will surely please parents and grandparents around the world, Apple has finally announced group FaceTime functionality for iOS. In iOS 12, you'll finally be able to FaceTime with up to 31 of your closest friends.

You know what's about to go down, don't you? No? Well get ready to charge your iPhone, empty your wallet, and renew your developer account, because Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is right around the corner. This year, WWDC 2018 runs Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8 local time at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The keynote kicks the whole thing off at 3AM AEST (1AM AWST) Tuesday morning.