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2017

Inside iOS 11: Run four iPad apps on screen at once with Apple's newly expanded multitasking

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Multitasking capabilities on the iPad will go up to 11 (or, to be more exact, four) in the next major update to iOS coming this fall, giving users the power to run more apps onscreen at once than ever before.

Official Apple user support for external Thunderbolt 3 GPUs not coming until Spring 2018

Wednesday June 07, 2017

While Apple did announce official support for Thunderbolt 3 eGPU implementations, a footnote nestled deep in the High Sierra preview page declares that user support in a non-beta fashion won't be available to users until Spring 2018.

Promise reveals 'Mac-ready' versions of Thunderbolt 3 Pegasus3 RAID arrays

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Promise Technology is updating its Pegasus3 desktop RAID storage systems by introducing four new 'Mac-ready' models, with the additional Pegasus R4, R6, and R8 storage devices offering up to 80 terabytes of capacity with data transfers over Thunderbolt 3, but this time will work on Mac 'out of the box.'

High Sierra runs on all Sierra-capable hardware, starts process to kill 32-bit apps

Wednesday June 07, 2017

In a series of sessions at WWDC, Apple amplified that any Mac that is capable of running Sierra can run High Sierra -- but a shift away from 32-bit apps will start with the new version of the operating system.

First look: The best iOS 11 features for iPad

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple will introduce a wide range of enhancements to its mobile platform when iOS 11 sees release this fall, including a host of iPad-specific features like multitasking, a customizable dock and redesigned app switcher. AppleInsider takes a closer look at how the beta runs on iPad in this video.

First 'Planet of the Apps' episode drops tonight, free to watch

Tuesday June 06, 2017

Apple's first foray into original TV content, "Planet of the Apps," starts Tuesday night, with the first of ten episodes being made available for global streaming on Apple Music and iTunes at 9 p.m. Pacific.

Apple could expand NFC capabilities beyond Apple Pay in iOS 11

Tuesday June 06, 2017

An Apple developer document published this week suggests iOS 11 will open up near-field communications hardware in iPhone 7, and presumably future iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch models, beyond Apple Pay.

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.