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2016

iOS 10 warns users when opening legacy apps not encoded in 64-bit

Wednesday June 15, 2016

More than a year after Apple mandated that all new apps must be 64-bit compatible, iOS 10 will begin warning users that non-compliant legacy apps may affect the stability of their iPhone or iPad.

Inside iOS 10: 3D Touch-enabled home screen widgets sidestep opening apps

Wednesday June 15, 2016

When 3D Touch launched alongside iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s, part of the promise was quick shortcuts to some of the most used functions in apps. With iOS 10, people may sometimes be able to skip opening apps entirely.

Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets improved glance-ability with new complications, watch faces

Wednesday June 15, 2016

In refining the Apple Watch experience with watchOS 3, Apple is focused on making information and functionality as quickly accessible as possible. It accomplishes that in a number of key ways, including a variety of new watch faces and complications.

Deals: $50-$100 off 2016 12-inch MacBooks; 38mm Apple Watch (Space Black Stainless) for $349; $200 off 2.8GHz Mac minis

Wednesday June 15, 2016

This week, Apple authorized reseller B&H is slashing prices on 2016 12-inch MacBooks by $50-$100. Or snap up a 38mm Apple Watch in Space Black Stainless for $349. Mac minis are also on sale for $200 off with free shipping at Adorama.

'Universal Clipboard' for macOS Sierra & iOS 10 streamlines copy/paste between devices

Wednesday June 15, 2016

A useful addition to Continuity in both macOS Sierra and iOS 10 is the Universal Clipboard, making it easier to shuttle content back and forth between Macs and iOS devices without AirDrop or other workarounds.

Inside iOS 10: Upgraded QuickType wields 'Siri intelligence' for contextual suggestions

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Apple's forthcoming iOS 10 update will feature enhanced QuickType keyboard recommendations, which will now go beyond suggesting the next best word to write, and will intelligently recommend dates, locations, contacts and more.

Rumor: 'Aggressive' plans for second-gen Apple Watch could ship 2M per month

Wednesday June 15, 2016

A new report from the Far East claims that Apple and its suppliers are now gearing up to launch a second-generation Apple Watch, with orders for the new wearable device said to be higher than the supply chain expected.

Inside iOS 10: Apple doubles down on security with cutting edge differential privacy

Wednesday June 15, 2016

After a bruising battle with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a contentious debate over encryption in the wake of the San Bernadino terrorist shooting, Apple is doubling down on privacy protection by researching cutting-edge privacy techniques for iOS 10, allowing advanced new features while protecting user data.

Video: See Apple's overhauled iOS 10 Messages with expressive text bubbles, animations & more

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Perhaps the biggest overhaul in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 can be seen in the Messages app, which will add the ability to send drawings, change message bubbles, replace words with emoji, use stickers, integrate third-party apps, and much more.

Apple SVPs Schiller and Federighi discuss Siri, Messages and more in Q&A session

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Apple executives Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi on Tuesday took part in a casual interview to discuss the many software and services enhancements revealed at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference.

Apple mandates App Store apps support ATS security protocol by 2017

Tuesday June 14, 2016

In an announcement at a Worldwide Developers Conference session on Tuesday, Apple said apps submitted to its various App Stores will be required to use the App Transport Security standard by the end of 2016, a decision that underscores the company's dedication to customer privacy.

Apple's iOS 10 makes iPad a 'Home Hub,' expands HomeKit appliance support

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Apple is getting serious about HomeKit. Two years after introducing the automated home platform on iOS 8, the company this week announced new support for a host of connected appliances, as well as a forthcoming iOS 10 setting that turns iPad into a smart home hub.

MacOS Sierra code hints at MacBook Pro touch bar, Touch ID integration

Tuesday June 14, 2016

A number of system control files discovered in Apple's latest macOS Sierra reference options for a potentially customizable LED interface, adding fuel to recent rumors of an OLED touch bar-equipped MacBook Pro.

Apple's Messages target of new Uniloc patent suit

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Serial patent lawsuit filer and non-practicing entity Uniloc on Tuesday filed suit against Apple, claiming Messages app and iMessage backend service features infringe on multiple owned voice over IP patents.

Apple invites deaf, blind advocate Haben Girma to address developers on accessibility at WWDC16

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Speaking at a lunchtime conference that filled seats in the largest conference room at WWDC, accessibility advocate Haben Girma spoke to attendees about the value of designing products with disabled users in mind.

Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

Apple execs say 'no end date' to iTunes downloads, sales in better-than-expected decline

Tuesday June 14, 2016

There is no official wind-down schedule for iTunes music downloads, and while sales are on the decline they're still doing better than expected, Apple's head of internet software and services said in an interview published Tuesday.

Apple to host pop-punk band Good Charlotte at its WWDC16 Bash

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Good Charlotte will perform at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Bash on Thursday, the company has announced to attendees.

Safari 10 will prefer HTML5, require manual activations of plugins like Flash & Java

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Continuing Apple's deprication of third-party plugins, Safari 10 -- bundled with macOS Sierra -- will by default require users to manually activate Flash, Java, Silverlight, or QuickTime to use one of them on a website.

Inside iOS 10: Apple makes News app more accessible & better organized, adds alerts

Tuesday June 14, 2016

In a clear competitive move to take on rival Google News, Apple will be introducing a new design and organization to its News app in iOS 10, plus the addition of push notifications for breaking news.