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2017

Michelle Obama talks entrepreneurship, social issues, more at WWDC

Tuesday June 06, 2017

The second day of Worldwide Developer Conference opened with a conversation with Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, and Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

Inside iOS 11: Recommendations offer shortcuts to free up extra storage

Tuesday June 06, 2017

In Apple's forthcoming iOS 11, people needing a quick way of freeing up space on an iPhone or iPad will get suggested options that can often be run immediately.

Apple-manufactured cases for 10.5-inch iPad Pro updated, new sleeve for Apple Pencil debuts

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple has updated its line of iPad cases adding support for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, in conjunction with the release of a series of Apple Pencil protective casings.

Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John joins Uber as chief brand officer

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Bozoma Saint John, formerly the head of Global Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, on Tuesday announced she is joining Uber as its new "chief brand officer."

Tim Cook talks HomePod's philosophy, ARKit's potential market impact

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week answered questions surrounding the the reasoning behind ARKit and the new HomePod announced during the WWDC keynote, calling the new speaker a "breakthrough" and Apple's ARKit's impact "profound."

Apple TV owners to get first-ever public beta with tvOS 11

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Regular Apple TV owners will soon be able download betas for the first time, getting an early peek at upcoming features, according to Apple's website.

Inside iOS 11: Early FLAC audio playback comes to iOS via new Files app

Tuesday June 06, 2017

An unexpected feature of Apple's first iOS 11 developer beta is rudimentary support for FLAC audio playback, which may hint at broader compatibility coming in the final release.

Apple's iOS 11 leaves iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, 4th-gen iPad in dust in 64-bit transition

Tuesday June 06, 2017

In one fell swoop, this fall's forthcoming iOS 11 update will mark the end of support for not only 32-bit apps, but also legacy 32-bit devices. That means owners still clinging to their iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and fourth-generation iPad will be left behind -- or forced to upgrade.

Apple Watch band lineup boosted with new Sport, Nike Sport, and Pride bands

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple is now shipping a summer 2017 series of Apple Watch bands, including a slightly different version of the LGBT Pride band from the 2016 parade in San Francisco.

Inside iOS 11: Quick screen recording comes to Control Center

Tuesday June 06, 2017

A potentially handy feature discovered in Apple's iOS 11 developer beta is native screen recording support, invoked through a command in the overhauled Control Center interface.

iPad Pro Smart Connector accessory lineup grows with new Logitech Slim Combo keyboards

Tuesday June 06, 2017

The number of accessories compatible with Apple's Smart Connector for iPad Pro continues to grow -- albeit very slowly -- with two new keyboards this week from Logitech for both tablet sizes.

New 5K iMac GPU configurations at least double best performance of MacBook Pro

Tuesday June 06, 2017

As with the initial Radeon Pro release with the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple hasn't provided that much detail on the same family of GPUs used in the new iMacs -- but AMD has shed some light on the new processors, showing a radical improvement over the predecessors.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Photos app gains native support for animated GIFs

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple's upcoming iOS 11 will add support for viewing animated GIFs in the native Photos app, and it will also automatically sort them into a dedicated folder of animated images, making it even easier to find the pictures you are looking for.

Belkin ships $349 Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, with dual 4K support

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD is now available, and in addition to the ports on it, the dock provides 85W of power to 15-inch MacBook Pro owners for charging.

Apple eGPU dev kit requires external monitor, nothing unique about graphics card or enclosure

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple has started taking orders for its external GPU developer's kit for examination with macOS High Sierra, but the Apple software available to the wider user base until spring 2018, as released still has major caveats, and mandates an external monitor or VR kit for use.

Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

AirPlay 2 on existing speakers requires firmware update, raising questions for Apple's AirPort Express

Tuesday June 06, 2017

This week's announcement of AirPlay 2 came with a caveat: Old hardware will need a firmware update, at the very least, to work with the new protocol. With Apple said to have ceased development on its router products, it's possible that AirPort Express owners using AirPlay could be left in the dust.

Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

Tuesday June 06, 2017

As part of an array of updates and refreshes, Apple has also updated its iCloud data plan pricing, with a 2-terabyte plan now selling for $9.99 a month, and the old 1-terabyte plan no longer available.

Apple's first iOS 11 beta signals beginning of end for tens of thousands of 32-bit apps

Tuesday June 06, 2017

When iOS 11 launches later this year, it won't support legacy 32-bit apps, giving users and developers a few months to prepare for the upcoming change, estimated to affect up to 187,000 applications.

Apple's MacBook refresh buys time for bigger changes

Monday June 05, 2017

Overshadowed by new hardware "sneak peeks" and software news, Apple on Monday updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups with Intel Kaby Lake processors, while giving the MacBook Air a minor speed boost.