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Topic: WWDC

Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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

06/14/2016, 05:06 pm

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.

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

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

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

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AppleInsider is live at WWDC 2016 - get all the breaking news as it happens

06/13/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is set to announce the next-generation versions of iOS, OS X, tvOS and watchOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and AppleInsider is there live in San Francisco with up-to-the-second news and analysis.

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LinkedIn's iOS Developer Community cancels WWDC watch party after Microsoft purchase

06/13/2016, 10:06 am

Just hours before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was scheduled to start, LinkedIn's iOS Developer Community canceled its San Francisco-based watch party, following the news that the social networking service was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

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Coach Apple Watch bands will be available in a dozen stores as WWDC kicks off

06/10/2016, 03:06 pm

A total of 12 Coach retail outlets --four of them in New York City -- will carry the luxury fashion brand's new Apple Watch bands starting this Sunday, a day before Apple's WWDC keynote.

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WWDC 2016: Apple's Siri and the future of voice vs. Amazon's Alexa Echo, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana

06/09/2016, 10:06 am

While a variety of tech commentators have played up a dramatic "voice-first" rivalry ostensibly led by the Amazon Echo, a yet-unreleased Google Home and Microsoft's Cortana (and apparently miserably trailed by Apple's Siri), real data shows that's not actually the case.

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Official WWDC app gains dark UI, Apple TV support ahead of June 13 keynote kickoff

06/03/2016, 02:06 pm

The official WWDC app was updated on Friday with a new dark user interface, universal app support for tvOS, live streaming on iOS and tvOS, and support for multitasking on iOS 9 on iPad.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for iCloud and CloudKit

06/03/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple is often thought of as a hardware company, but an increasingly important segment of its business now relates to online services. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of iCloud and CloudKit from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple TV and tvOS

06/02/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple TV was first introduced ten years ago at the end of 2006, but unlike the blockbuster iPhone it merely remained a "hobby" over the last decade until finally getting some real attention last year with the 4th generation overhaul. Here's a look at what we're likely to see about the future of tvOS from Apple at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Siri enhancements and third-party SDK predicted to take center stage at WWDC 2016

06/02/2016, 11:06 am

The most likely main focus for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will be major improvements to Siri, one analyst believes, led by expansion to the Mac and the introduction of new developer tools that will allow third-party apps to access the virtual assistant.

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WWDC 2016 rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple's June 13 keynote

06/01/2016, 02:06 pm

Members of the press were invited on Wednesday to an Apple keynote that will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern in San Francisco. Here's what you can expect.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: What's in store for Apple's Macs and OS X

05/27/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple has sold far more iOS devices than Macs over the past several years, but as a $20 billion business, the Mac platform remains extremely important to the company. Here's a look at where Apple's conventional computing platform is headed, and what we can expect to see at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Google I/O 2016: Android's failure to innovate hands Apple free run at WWDC

05/22/2016, 07:05 pm

Rather than focusing on the incremental innovation needed to win back the attention of enterprise users and premium consumers, Google's vision for Android this year has again leapt in new directions which appear even less attainable. Android's scattered, imitative strategies du jour are resulting in a platform that looks a lot like Apple's--albeit the very unsuccessful Apple of the mid 90s.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

05/17/2016, 09:05 am

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

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Apple's mysterious WWDC 2016 announcement: What does it mean?

04/21/2016, 12:04 pm

For as long as Apple has designed creative invitations to its media events, geeks have treated them as the technical equivalent of a Rorschach test. What secret clues might Apple have hidden in the latest WWDC missive? Probably nothing.

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Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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Apple posts entire WWDC 2015 keynote to YouTube

06/15/2015, 08:06 pm

After hosting this year's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on its own website for one week, Apple on Monday made a video of the event available to a wider audience by posting a full-length version to its official YouTube channel.

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