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2018

iOS app porting won't make Mac feel like iPhone, Apple's Federighi says

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Apple's efforts to bring iOS apps to the Mac have been underway for two years, and the porting process for third-party developers won't be completely automatic, software engineering head Craig Federighi said in an interview.

Mojave is Apple's last version of macOS to support 32-bit apps

Tuesday June 05, 2018

The newest version of macOS will accelerate the phasing-out of 32-bit apps, Apple confirmed at WWDC on Monday, with Xcode 10 dropping support for the apps entirely.

iOS 12 users must unlock their iPhones every hour to maintain USB connections

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Apple has enhanced the USB Restricted Mode feature in the first beta of iOS 12, requiring users to unlock their iPhone once an hour to allow data transfers via the Lightning port, in an attempt to protect user data stored on iOS devices from acquisition by unlocking services employed by law enforcement officials.

macOS Mojave will drop support for some older Macs released before 2012

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Fewer people will be able to upgrade to this fall's macOS Mojave, which has tightened the minimum hardware requirements needed to install and run it, according to release notes from the developer beta.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses first-hand impressions of iOS 12, ARKit 2 and more

Tuesday June 05, 2018

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins Victor to talk about the June 4 event and what we saw announced: iOS 12, ARKit 2, ScreenTime, WatchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. Daniel breaks away from the event to give his thoughts on what's really important out of all that we saw during the keynote.

Apple's new 30W USB-C power adapter replaces older 29W model

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Apple has quietly replaced a previous 29-watt USB-C power adapter with a 30-watt model, something of interest not just to 12-inch MacBook owners but people with specific iPhones and iPad Pros.

Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Though it went unannounced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple's new biometric authentication technology.

Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie feature in watchOS 5 uses FaceTime Audio technology

Tuesday June 05, 2018

The Walkie-Talkie feature of watchOS 5 that enables push-to-talk conversations between Apple Watch users is effectively a FaceTime Audio call rather than recorded audio clips being sent between wearable devices, a design decision that helps keep the function secure by not retaining any recorded messages.

Apple rebrands iTunes Connect as 'App Store Connect,' adds new app management features

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Apple on Monday introduced developers to App Store Connect, a streamlined process for submitting, monitoring and managing App Store titles from the web and, with the help of a new iOS app, iPhone and iPad.

2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

Tuesday June 05, 2018

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

Here are some of the best deals ever on the Apple TV 4K, 15" MacBook Pro and 27" iMac 5K

Monday June 04, 2018

WWDC may be over, but the deals are still going strong. Snap up the lowest prices on Apple hardware, from the 32GB Apple TV 4K for just $149 to high-end Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pros from $2,449. Apple's loaded 27" iMac 5K is also $300 off with no tax in 48 states.

Apple Watch takes lead in wearables market as smartwatch sales surge

Monday June 04, 2018

The inclusion of cellular connectivity in Apple Watch Series 3 helped propel Apple to the top of the wearables market in the first quarter of 2018, according to market research firm IDC, a move that ousted longtime frontrunner Xiaomi.

New App Store guidelines prohibit remote mirroring apps from eroding in-app purchases

Monday June 04, 2018

Apple on Monday posted an update to its App Store Review Guidelines that, among other things, prohibits developers of PC mirroring apps from displaying a "store-like interface" and including the ability to purchase apps, specifications that appears to target PC streaming services like Steam.

Check out all the new features in Apple's first iOS 12 beta

Monday June 04, 2018

Apple announced iOS 12 at WWDC on Monday and we just finished installing the developer beta on our iPhone X. Let's take a look at some of the changes and what Apple has included in the first beta release.

Cook denies Apple requested Facebook data, discusses data privacy in interviews

Monday June 04, 2018

A day after bombshell newspaper report, Apple CEO Tim Cook says his company requested and received "zero" personal data from Facebook.

This is what a Group FaceTime video call in iOS 12 looks like

Monday June 04, 2018

FaceTime is getting a huge upgrade in iOS 12 with a new feature called Group FaceTime, which enables up to 32 iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to participate in a video conference call simultaneously.

Flash Deal: Apple's loaded 2017 27" iMac 5K for $3,199 ($500 off) with no tax in most states

Monday June 04, 2018

B&H is knocking $500 off Apple's loaded Mid 2017 27-inch iMac 5K with a 3.8GHz processor, 64GB of RAM, 2TB Fusion Drive and top-of-the-line Radeon 580 graphics. Now $3,199.00 with free shipping and no tax collected in most states, this deal is limited to stock on hand with very few units remaining.

Apple's Health Records API paves way for comprehensive medical apps on iPhone

Monday June 04, 2018

Buried by a mountain of onstage WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday released a new Health Records API to developers, opening the door to a new apps that will allow users to manage medications and diseases diagnoses, track nutrition plans, participate in research and more directly from their iPhone.

Don't run the iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave betas if you value your data

Monday June 04, 2018

Every year, Apple debuts a new beta version of iOS and macOS right after the WWDC keynote. in beta form. Also every year, people will lose time and money after doing so, and blame Apple for it.

OpenGL, OpenCL deprecated in favor of Metal 2 in macOS 10.14 Mojave

Monday June 04, 2018

Apple has taken the first steps toward completely killing OpenGL and OpenCL in Mojave in favor of its own Metal technology.