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iPad Pro gains a 10.5-inch model, vastly improved...

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As expected, Apple today unveiled new iPad Pro models. The 9.7-inch model is no longer an option, but there's a new 10.5-inch version to take its place. Here's the word from Apple, followed by our insights into the iPad Pro announcements and a gallery of photos from the announcement:

“San Jose, California — Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-new Files app, customizable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil, iPad Pro gives users the ability to be even more...

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Apple releases redesigned macOS Human Interface...

Following the release of macOS 10.13, iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 betas, Apple has released a newly updated version of its macOS Human Interface Guidelines. These design guidelines help designers and developers alike to build out applications that follow models based on Apple’s recommendations. While not everything in the guidelines needs to be strictly adhered to, it helps designers understand Apple’s ideals and to create cohesion across the platform.


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First look: Apple's HomePod speaker

Apple took the wraps off HomePod, a competitor to so-called "smart speakers" like Amazon Echo, on Monday, later offering WWDC attendees a closer look at the device prior to an expected debut in December.

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The new App Store

Apple today unveiled the all-new App Store, designed from the ground up to make discovering apps and games easier than ever before. The beautifully redesigned App Store is packed with original stories and editorial, updated daily in a new Today tab, as well as new Games and Apps tabs. Compelling stories, in-depth interviews, helpful tips and collections of must-have apps and games will showcase Apple’s unique perspective and aim to inform, help and inspire customers every day. App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over $70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008, making it the most vibrant software marketplace in the world.

Two things I like with this update. First, games have their own tab so those of us that don’t game won’t have to scroll through them all the time. Second, the Today page may just help discovery.


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iPad Pro Gets More Professional

The bad news is that the 9.7-inch model of the iPad Pro is history. The good news is everything else, including a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, improvements to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro model, and iPad-specific improvements in iOS 11. The new hardware is available this month; we’ll have to wait until fall for iOS 11.


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iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to its mobile operating system, bringing new features to the iPhone and iPad this fall. Some of the features are obviously designed to position the latter as a laptop replacement (something Apple's been trying to do lately).

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, says iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for the iPad, with multitasking features, a new Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. 

CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more...

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iMac Pro

Apple today gave a sneak peek of iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows. The all-new iMac Pro, with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US).

It’s pretty safe to say Apple is serious about the Mac.

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Apple unveils iMac Pro, offers specs up to 18...

Apple has apparently gone bananas with their highest-end iMac.

The company, which promised a pro-grade iMac, unveiled the unit at the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation on Monday. The iMac Pro will sport Intel Xeon processors, and Apple says it’s the most powerful computer they’ve ever made.

The iMac will sport Intel Xeon processors alongside 128GB of RAM.

Apple has dubbed this the “iMac Pro”, cited that it’s a workstation class computer and will be available with 8 core, 10 core, and 18 core Xeon CPUs, up to 128 GB RAM, AMD Radeon Vega graphics, 4TB SSD, Thunderbolt 3 ports, 1o Gb Ethernet, and a Retina 5K display.

The iMac Pro will start at $4,499 and ship later this year.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer


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iOS 11

Apple today previewed iOS 11, a major update to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, bringing new experiences and hundreds of features to iPhone and iPad this fall. iOS 11 is the biggest software release ever for iPad, with powerful multitasking features, the Files app and more ways to use Apple Pencil. Augmented reality is coming to hundreds of millions of iOS devices with a new platform for developers to build apps that let users place virtual content on top of real-world scenes. CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. Additional features include the ability to pay friends using Apple Pay, Do Not Disturb while driving to help users stay more focused on the road, even more intelligence and a new voice for Siri and new professional capabilities to Photos and Camera. iOS 11 is available as a developer preview today and will be a free software update for iPhone and...

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Apple showcases HomePod, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro in...

As it usually does, Apple showcased a handful of videos during its keynote address at WWDC earlier today and now the company has uploaded the videos to YouTube, including product videos for the HomePod, new iPad Pro, and new iMac Pro…


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Apple unveils the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-new Files app, customizable Dock, improved multitasking and deeper integration of Apple Pencil, iPad Pro gives users the ability to be even more productive and creative.

The 9.7-inch is my favorite because of the screen technologies, but I do use the larger one sometimes just because of the size. It’ll be interesting for me to try the 10.5-inch and see if that’s the perfect combination of both.


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Apple introduces HomePod

Apple today announced HomePod, a breakthrough wireless speaker for the home that delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.

My first thought was the iPod HiFi speaker, but this is so much more. I’m looking forward to trying this out.

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Apple launches new accessories including wireless...

Now that Apple’s online store has been refreshed after today’s WWDC keynote we’re seeing a variety of new accessories available. Among the notable new products is the wireless Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad.


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Apple announces new 2017 iMacs, offers improved...

The new iMac was just announced at WWDC and it includes some interesting upgrades.

Apple has, according to CEO Tim Cook, included the “best Mac displays ever,” upping the brightness to 500 nits to make them 43 percent brighter while bringing support for a billion colors. The new units also feature faster Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, which have yet to arrive on any other Mac.

The entry-level 21.5-inch model sports an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU while the 4K model now supports discrete AMD Radeon Pro 550 graphics with up to 4GB of VRAM. The new iMac can also be equipped with up to 32GB of RAM and an SSD drive that is up to 50 percent faster than previous generations. The step-up 21.5-inch model, meanwhile, will feature Radeon Pro 555 or 560 graphics and standard fusion drives.

The 27-inch 5K model can be equipped with up to 64GB of...

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The new iMac Pro has 18-core Xeon chips, Radeon Vega...

Over the years, the iMac has gone from a candy-colored entry-level machine to one of the most powerful all-in-ones money can buy, but it’s never quite been the best machine for professionals. But with the new iMac Pro unveiled at WWDC on Monday that’s set to launch in December, that’s all about to change.

This new model isn’t just a better version of the 27-inch model—it’s both the most powerful Mac ever made and one of the most expensive. Seriously, it’s as if the Mac Pro and the 27-inch iMac had a baby.


The new machine is dressed in a new sleek space-gray aluminum enclosure with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2,...

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Apple releases Swift Playgrounds 1.5, Xcode 9 &...

Following today’s keynote, Apple has released the first betas for Xcode 9 and Swift Playgrounds 2. Today also marks the release of Swift Playgrounds 1.5 which will allow learning developers to take control of robots, drones, and musical instruments.


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macOS High Sierra boasts new core storage, video and...

As anticipated, Apple previewed macOS High Sierra, the follow-up to macOS Sierra, at today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Coming this fall (it’s now in beta testing), it delivers new core storage, video and graphics technologies that pave the way for future innovation on the Mac. 

macOS High Sierra provides an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple’s graphics technology that powers everything from machine learning to virtual reality content creation. Plus, it offers refinements to such apps as Photos, Safari and Mail.

High Sierra will be the first version to support the Apple File System (APFS), which features enhanced performance, security and reliability of data and provides a foundation for future storage innovations. 

An advanced architecture optimized for today’s massive storage technologies, APFS is designed to make common operations such as copying files and directories instantaneous...

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Apple releases first developer betas of iOS 11,...

Apple has made the first betas of iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS 10.13 available. The updates are available to registered to developers now via Apple’s online developer portal. Additionally, the Xcode 9 beta is now available as well.


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Apple releases rainbow ‘Pride Edition’ Apple Watch...

Last year Apple gifted its employees with a limited edition rainbow Apple Watch band to honor the San Francisco Pride parade. Now Apple has made its special ‘Pride Edition’ Woven Nylon band available for all customers to order. Apple has also listed the recently announced Nike Sport Band colors on Apple․com for order.


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watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and...

First out of WWDC today were updates to watchOS. watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update this fall! The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what's been going on.

The Kaleidoscope face in watchOS 4

There are more faces that will show up; a fun Kaleidoscope face that uses images to create a moving kaleidoscopic image, and new animated Toy Story faces. The Activity face now provides coaching, letting you know when you're getting near a goal to give you a "nudge" to keep moving. Apple's also going to provide workout challenges that are tailored to your current activity, and will provide much more exciting celebrations when you reach a goal or make a challenge. 

It's also possible to add workouts together -- doing training for a triathlon, for example, you could start with a run, then...

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Apple Announces Its 'Next Breakthrough'...

Apple unveiled its home speaker during WWDC 2017 on Monday. The device, called HomePod, will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Apple said it wanted to combine good speakers with smart speakers you can talk to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa. It said the speaker "needs to rock the house" free from distortion. It also needs to have "spatial awareness" to make the music sound good no matter the room size. It also needs to be fun to use, Apple said, adding that the HomePod does all of this with a customer's privacy in mind. From a report: The device is a pill-shaped circular speaker. It has 7 beam-forming tweeter array. It has a custom-made woofer and an Apple A8 chip. It has multi-channel echo cancellation, real-time acoustic modeling and more. The HomePod can scan the space around it to optimize audio accordingly. Schiller spent a lot of time talking about how good it sounds. Of course the speaker works well with Apple Music. You can...

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Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod...

Calling it a "breakthrough home speaker," Apple on Monday revealed the new Siri home speaker dubbed HomePod, a device the company hopes will reinvent music at home just like the iPod reinvented music in your pocket. It will cost $349 and ship this December.

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Apple's iPad to get bigger dock, Files app,...

In announcing iOS 11 on Monday, Apple revealed a host of new iPad-oriented changes, including a special dock, a new Files app, drag-and-drop support and more.

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Homepod is Apple’s first “breakthrough home speaker...

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Today at WWDC, we finally got a look at Apple's rumored smart home speaker, which has home-assistant features buried beneath a music-first sales pitch.

"We want to reinvent home music," Tim Cook told the Monday WWDC keynote crowd before Apple's Phil Schiller revealed and named the new Apple Homepod. The product will cost $349 and launch in certain territories, including the US, this December.

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Apple officially announces new HomePod speaker to ‘...

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple has officially taken the wraps off of its oft-rumored speaker in the form of HomePod. The device acts as a standalone way for users to interact with Siri, play music, and more. Tim Cook touts this as Apple’s effort to “reinvent home music” just as it did with products like the iPad.


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Professional photo editing app Affinity Photo now...

Serif’s Affinity Photo, a popular professional photo editing app for the Mac and Windows, has launched on the iPad. The app, which is now available to download on the App Store for a limited time $19.99 price, brings desktop-class high-level photo editing capabilities to iPad users. more…

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iOS 11 drops the iPhone 5 and 5C and the fourth-gen...

Enlarge / The iPhone 5 running iOS 10. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Apple releases the next version of iOS in the fall, it’s going to leave a handful of older iDevices behind. This year, two phones and one tablet are getting the axe: 2012’s iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad, and 2013’s iPhone 5C.

These iPhones and iPads are definitely slower than their newer counterparts, but this time around the compatibility cutoff has less to do with things like RAM or raw performance. These three gadgets are the last iDevices to use 32-bit processors (the Apple A6 in the iPhones, the A6X in the iPad); beginning with the iPhone 5S and the iPad Air in 2013, all of Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPods since have included 64-bit chips.

iOS 11 will run on:


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New iMacs bring better screens, powerful processors...

We might not have gotten a look at the all-new customizable Mac Pro that Apple is working on, but that doesn’t mean that Tim Cook and friends didn’t deliver some serious upgrades to our desks during Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference kickoff on Monday. And with the latest updates just unveiled for the iMac, there just might be a model to satisfy everyone.

While the new iMacs might look the same on the outside, they’re quite a bit different inside. It starts, of course, with the screen. Apple says the new models have the “best Mac displays ever,” upping the brightness to 500 nits to make them 43 percent brighter while bringing support for a billion colors. You’ll also get faster Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3/...

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Apple AirPlay 2 adds whole-home audio for speakers

With AirPlay 2, Apple and speaker makers team up to take on Sonos (and Google)

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Apple Pencil: Improved 20ms latency, mark up support...

Alongside new iPads themselves, Apple today has announced a new accessory case that integrates the Apple Pencil. The new accessory offers a slot for holding your Apple Pencil when not in use, a common problem since the iPad Pro’s inception.


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Apple unveils $649 10.5" iPad Pro featuring 20...

Apple officially updated its iPad Pro lineup on Monday, with the most popular base model receiving a larger 10.5-inch display with thinner bezels, while still weighing just 1 pound. The screen also features "ProMotion" technology and other enhancements, dramatically improving visual performance.

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ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make...

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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AWT TV Tonight: Join us for a live recap of all of...

Today was full of exciting and sometimes perplexing announcements, and we've now had a few hours to digest them all. Join Dennis Sellers, Marty Edwards and Steve Sande for a live discussion of everything that we heard about today. Just point your browser to the Apple World Today channel on YouTube tonight at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT and we'll be on the air!

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Apple Unveils What's Next For macOS Desktop OS...

Apple's next big macOS update is coming this fall, the company announced at its developer conference Monday. Apple is improving macOS Sierra, fixing bugs and making existing features and components faster and more reliable. The new version is called High Sierra. From a report: The update includes new features for Safari, with an update that stops autoplaying videos; Mail, with a new split-view mode; and Photos, with improved face detection, editing, and photo printing features. Apple is also bringing the Apple File System to Macs, after adding the technology to iOS in March. Apple is also bringing new virtual reality support to Macs with the Metal 2 framework.


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Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque...

The iOS App Store is getting its first major redesign since launching in 2008, with a fresh new look complete with user interface elements reminiscent of the Apple Music app.

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Apple introduces a redesigned 10.5-inch iPad Pro...

Enlarge / The ecosystem keeps growing.

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple's WWDC isn't usually about hardware, but the company used its keynote today to introduce a fairly major new product: a fully redesigned iPad Pro, designed to replace the current 9.7-inch tablet that debuted back in March of 2016.

The new tablet's defining feature is its new slim-bezeled design, which lets Apple fit a 10.5-inch screen into a body that's not all that different from the 9.7-inch tablet's. That larger screen is also used to fit more information: like the big iPad Pro, the 10.5-inch version can fit two "full" iPad apps side-by-side in Split View mode instead of one full app and one narrower, more phone-like app.

The new iPad pro features a bump to a spec we don't often hear much about on iPad screens: the...

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Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with narrower...

As expected, Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch with narrower bezels. The side bezels are 40% smaller, and the screen can display a full size keyboard. Apple is also launching an update to the 12.9-inch iPad with both running on an A10X Fusion chip.

New iPad Pros include a 50% brighter True Tone display and ‘ProMotion’ technology which increases refresh rates up to 120hz. This means the display is buttery smooth and Apple Pencil drawing is even better.


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Apple announces ARKit for iOS 11

Apple has announced its augmented reality platform today, ARKit for iPhone and iPad…


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Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a...

The next major update for iOS is turned up to 11, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook joked on Monday in unveiling the software update. It includes a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, the ability to directly transfer money to friends with Apple Pay, a new voice for Siri, and multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2.

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Apple announces AirPlay 2 w/ multi-room support, new...

As part of iOS 11, Apple is announcing a handful of improvements to Apple Music and AirPlay. Headlining the changes is Apple’s new AirPlay 2 protocol, while the Music app is also receiving improvements with new social features and more.


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Apple updates its iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook line-ups

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple announces updated iMacs, MacBook Pros and MacBooks. I wasn’t optimistic about updated all-in-ones being unveiled today, but I’m thrilled to be wrong.

The iMac line has been revved with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays. Apple also added a Retina 4K display and discrete graphics to the $1,299 21.5-inch iMac.

The new all-in-ones deliver powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and, with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, are a great platform for virtual reality content creation, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering.

The updated iMac features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz and supports up to twice the memory (32GB or 64GB in 21.5-inch and 27-inch models, respectively) as the previous generation. The Fusion Drive — which...

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High Sierra to be first version of macOS with...

macOS High Sierra is chock full of refinements and improvements, but one of the biggest changes comes with support for virtual reality. Combined with the new Metal 2 graphics engine, macOS High Sierra will support virtual reality, a move that Apple says is part of its efforts to double down on the pro market.


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iMac Pro coming this December with up to 18-core...

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple unveiled the upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with demanding workflows. 

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, is the most powerful Mac ever made, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. It comes in a new space gray enclosure.

With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same thin iMac design, says Ternus. It will come with the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac. 

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Apple Announces New iMacs With Better Screens And...

Apple today announced updates to its iMac line and MacBook lineups at WWDC, giving its all-in-one desktop, and laptop series more powerful specifications and the latest Intel chips. From a report: Apple is bringing Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors to the new iMac, along with what Apple calls "the best Mac display ever," offering 500 nits of brightness, or 43 percent brighter than the previous generation. The 21.5-inch model now can be configured up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27-inch goes up to 64GB, twice what had previously been offered. The new iMacs also are getting two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, making it Apple's first desktop computer to embrace the port standard. Graphics cards are getting a spec boost in the updated iMacs, too. The entry level 21.5-inch model will have an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while the 4K 21.5-inch models will get Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards. Meanwhile, the 27-inch 5K model will have a choice of Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 graphics...

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iOS 11 will bring big updates to Siri, iMessages,...


SAN JOSE—Apple announced iOS 11 at its annual developers conference today, revealing details on what changes will come to your iPhone or iPad in the near future. Some of the updates include a new app drawer for finding iMessage apps and stickers, new integrations for Apple Pay, a Siri translation beta, and more.


Apple's Craig Federighi dove into the software update at the conference keynote, demoing a bunch of new features coming in iOS11. There's a redesigned app drawer for iMessage apps and stickers. The current drawer is pretty sparse, so the company redesigned it to make compatible apps and sticker packs more discoverable in iMessage. All your messages will also be automatically synced to iCloud to optimize storage on each of your iOS devices.


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Apple gives the MacBook and MacBook Pros a Kaby Lake...

Enlarge / The one-ported MacBook. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is usually all about software, but every once in a while it brings some hardware along with it, too. Today, Apple provided a minor but wide-ranging refresh to its modern MacBooks and MacBook Pros by adding new processors from Intel and making a handful of other tweaks.

The new processors are from Intel’s “Kaby Lake” family, and some of them have been available for the better part of a year. Compared to the outgoing Skylake architecture, Kaby Lake introduces a gently tweaked version of Intel’s 14nm manufacturing process, provides small boosts to CPU...

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Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever...

In a rare pre-announcement intended to appease professional users, Apple offered a sneak preview of the new iMac Pro coming in December, boasting up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 128GB of ECC memory.

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Apple announces support for external graphics cards...

Coming this fall as a free upgrade, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra platform will include support for external graphics cards over Thunderbolt 3, giving systems enough power to support high-end gaming and popular virtual reality platforms.

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Apple refining macOS 10.12 Sierra in new High Sierra...

Seemingly similar to Apple's development philosophy from Leopard to Snow Leopard, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra will continue to enhance ideas and shifts in the operating system fro 10.12 Sierra, alongside a slew of new features and enhancements.

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Apple unveils iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially unveiled iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. Details below:


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Apple launches Metal 2 Developer Kit with support...

Apple has announced that its new Metal 2 Developer Kit, which launches later today, will support external graphics units over Thunderbolt 3. That means that eGPU setups featuring units like the Akitio Node, will officially support AMD’s popular RX 580 GPU.

But not just that, the Metal 2 developer kit will make it possible to connect to VR headsets. Apple is partnering with Valve to support SteamVR, along with support for the Unreal 4 engine and Unity. more…

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New Kaby Lake iMacs arrive from Apple


At its WWDC keynote today, Apple announced that it is updating the iMac line with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and will provide upgrades to displays, memory, storage, and I/O ports.

The new displays are 43 percent brighter than previous ones, with 500 nits and 10-bit dithering and the capability to reproduce 1 billion colors. New iMacs will be upgradeable to 64GB of RAM on 27-inch configurations and 32GB RAM on the 21.5-inch models.

Fusion drives—which include both SSD and spinning disk—will be standard on all new 27-inch configurations, and the SSD will be up to 50 percent faster, Apple said. The I/O upgrade involves two USB-C connectors that support Thunderbolt 3.

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Apple teases upcoming Space Gray iMac Pro, ‘the most...

Apple has previewed the new iMac Pro ahead of its release later this year. Apple calls this machine its ‘most powerful Mac ever’ and includes a space gray casing.


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Apple launches speedy new iMacs capable of VR...

Focused on professional users, Apple on Monday unveiled a revamped iMac lineup with faster and more capable hardware, which will allow for the creation of graphics-intensive virtual reality content with macOS High Sierra.

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Apple updating MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake, faster...

Alongside new iMacs, Apple has announced new updates to the current MacBook Pro lineup as well. Apple has also shared that the MacBook Air will see a speed bump.


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Confirmed: Amazon Prime Video app is coming to Apple...

Apple and Amazon have settled (at least some of) their differences. Amazon Prime Video is officially making its way to the Apple TV.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the all-new Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV at this year’s WWDC keynote on June 5. Cook did not mention when the app will be available, but BuzzFeed reported earlier this month that Amazon Video would hit the tvOS App Store this summer. In addition, according to BuzzFeed, will be start selling the Apple TV set-top box again after being banned two years ago.

The announcement of the Amazon Video app for Apple TV corroborates an earlier report that Apple and Amazon had reached an agreement to the benefit of both their streaming media...

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macOS is now fully baked with macOS High Sierra


The next version of macOS will be named High Sierra, with Apple promising it to be a refined, polished update to Sierra.

Apple's APFS file system will be the default in the new version, bringing its superior performance and robustness to the desktop Mac, months after Apple made the switch on the iPhone.

Safari is adding a new intelligent tracking feature that will block trackers so that sites such as Amazon will no longer advertise the products you already bought on every site you visit. The new Safari will also block auto-playing video.

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Apple updates all iMacs with improved displays, Kaby...

Apple has detailed new iMac hardware at WWDC 2017. Apple previously promised new iMac hardware for later this year, although a WWDC reveal was not totally expected.


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Anything that can run macOS Sierra can also run...

Enlarge / One of the 2016 MacBook Pros. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Apple has some good news for those of you who still use older Macs: the new release of macOS, macOS High Sierra, will run on any Mac hardware that currently runs Sierra. The full support list is as follows:

  • MacBook (late 2009 and later)
  • iMac (late 2009 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2010 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2010 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2010 and later)

Last year, Sierra dropped support for many 2007, 2008, and 2009-era Macs, the first time Apple had changed its system requirements since releasing Mountain Lion in 2012. At the time, the company told us that it wanted to bring the Mac’s software support cycle more in line...

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Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri...

The next generation of Apple Watch software was unveiled on Monday in the form of watchOS 4, a major update that will include new watch faces, including one driven by the Siri personal assistant. Other additions include connectivity with gym equipment, and support for syncing multiple playlists.

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Apple unveils macOS ‘High Sierra’ w/ Safari...

In addition to other announcements, Apple today has unveiled the latest version of macOS in form of macOS 10.13. The update will be available to the public later this year and includes new features, interface tweaks, performance improvements, and more.


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Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV later in 2017...

As predicted, Amazon Prime video is coming to the Apple TV, with an app to come later in 2017.

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The Max-Q: The Coolest Thing Out of Computex

I didn't attend Computex this year, and that was sad for everything but my budget, because there was a ton of cool stuff announced at the show. Dell, HP and Lenovo showed off new designs that were both attractive and compelling. Mixed-reality headsets hit; based on Intel and Microsoft technology, they were far more affordable than the strong virtual reality stuff already in market. New core wars broke out, as AMD's 16 Core Threadripper was challenged by Intel's 18 core i9. It seems that gaming was huge at Computex this year.

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Apple introduces watchOS 4 at WWDC with new Siri-...


SAN JOSE—Apple announced the next iteration of its wearable software at its annual developers conference today: watchOS 4. One of the new features will be a Siri-powered watch face with "proactive" information that changes using Siri's intelligence.

There are a couple new watch faces available in watchOS 4, but the most in-depth one is the Siri-powered watch face. Glanceable information on the watch face isn't a new concept—plenty of Apple Watch faces including information like date, time, and calendar events. But this watch face will use Siri and your information preferences to automatically show you information directly on the watch face. You'll need to choose the information you want to receive from Siri based on time, location, and your routines. With the Siri watch face...

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Apple announces watchOS 4 Apple Watch update

Apple has announced watchOS 4 for Apple Watch at WWDC 2017. First up is a new Siri-based watch face… Details below.


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Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV & TV app...

Tim Cook announced at WWDC 2017 that Amazon Prime Video will come to tvOS and Apple TV later this summer. Amazon’s video service was previously rumored to be announced at this event. Amazon Prime TV will integrate with the TV app.

The company did not announce tvOS 11, with Tim Cook simply teasing that more details about TV will come later this year.


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Apple TV to Get Amazon Prime Video and Unspecified...

The Apple TV will finally get an Amazon Prime Video app, but Apple TV fans will have to wait for it and any other new features Apple is planning.


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Notable software releases this week include Evernote 6.11.1, Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.5.6, Fantastical 2.3.8, DEVONagent 3.9.7, DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.12, Caboodle 2.0.3, iMovie 10.1.6, BBEdit 11.6.6, and HoudahGeo 5.1.9.


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WWDC Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 OWC 13-port Thunderbolt 3...

OWC is partnering with AppleInsider this week to kick off WWDC festivities with a fabulous giveaway. Five winners will each receive a 13-port Thunderbolt 3 dock in their choice of Space Gray or Silver. Each docking station is valued at $299.

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[Sponsor] Field Notes

Field Notes is offering two special kits for Father’s Day and they’re boxed up nice and ready to go. Each includes memo books, notebooks and a hand-screened card. One features a matte, black Space Pen and the other, a fine, limited-edition, hand-crafted rollerball pen.

We can ship a kit to you pronto. Then just write a note on the enclosed card and give it to your Pop. Just just like that, you’re a hero.

Or, tell us what you’d like to say, and we’ll write the note, then ship the box so it arrives at Dad’s just before Father’s Day. (USA only). Click, click, done.

These kits are only available until Tuesday, June 13th. Visit Field Notes today for all the details.

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Apple's Siri design patent updated, adds smart...

We're all hoping that sometime today we'll hear about a new Siri speaker of some sort, but Patently Apple discovered something even more interesting. The design patent for Siri in the European Union and Hong Kong was updated last Friday to cover "smart glasses" as a category of what devices Siri can be used as a remote control for. 

There is a list of devices on the design patent that contains a "remote control for" category, and "smart glasses" are now included in that list. Siri can be used with OpenTable to make restaurant reservations, but at this point there's no way to make hotel reservations. According to the Patently Apple findings, hotel reservations are now covered under the design patent, meaning that users may soon find that Siri works with at least one third-party...

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ExtraBITS for 5 June 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, Walt Mossberg pens his last weekly column and patent trolls have been dealt a major blow in the U.S. Supreme Court.


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ComputerCare chosen for iPhone repair pilot program

ComputerCare, a company that offers warranty and non-warranty hardware repairsfor tech companies, announced that it's been selected by Apple as one of only three Apple Service Providers in the U.S. to participate in a new pilot program that will allow it to manage iPhone repair and calibration onsite. 

This will enable ComputerCare to “drastically” speed up repair times for customers, while providing them with an officially recognized alternative to the Apple Store for hardware problem diagnosis and repair, according to President Georgia Rittenberg. As part of the pilot program, ComputerCare has received a specialized and proprietary calibration machine from Apple to ensure that repairs are fully compliant with Apple specifications.

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SpaceX's re-launched Dragon capsule arrives at...

This weekend's big SpaceX news has nearly reached its logical conclusion point: the reused Dragon cargo capsule has been successfully captured by the International Space Station. While that sounds an awful lot like the opening scene of a certain spac...

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Sony's new PS4 Slim is 1TB, gold and $249

Ahead of E3 (it starts this weekend, mind you) Sony has announced it's cut the price of the PlayStation 4, given it a new color and more internal storage. Between June 9th and June 17th you'll be able to get a gold-hued PS4 Slim with a 1TB hard drive...

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Today...on Apple World Today

The day that a lot of us have been anxiously awaiting is here -- the WWDC keynote launches in less than two hours and we're already getting some tantalizing glimpses of what might be announced. So what will we be doing here at Apple World Today on June 5, 2017?

We're not doing a live play-by-play today -- instead, we suggest that you watch Apple's streaming video as it happens. We will be working on detailed posts about each of the announcements, so if you miss anything during the session, just come on back to Apple World Today and we'll have the info for you.

This evening, we'll be doing a special WWDC keynote edition of our live weekly show, AWT TV! The show starts at 6:30 PM PDT / 9:30 PM EDT and we'll be talking about all of the good news we heard today. You can find us on the Apple World Today YouTube channel...

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Formlabs makes high-quality, automated 3D printing...

Your basic hobbyist 3D printer (technically known as Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) is great for rapid prototyping because, while the objects it prints are a bit rough, the system and its associated printing costs are relatively inexpensive. Howev...

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"Files app" for iOS 11 appears on App...

Well, that was interesting. This morning a placeholder for an Apple app named "Files" appeared on the App Store before being quickly removed. Developer Steven Troughton Smith saw the listing long enough to take a screenshot and then post it on Twitter. 

Ahead of iOS 11, a 'Files' app placeholder entry from Apple appears on the App Store. Requires iOS 11.0 or later

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Apple might give iOS 11 a real file system

Those wanting more control over file storage on their iPhones may be in for some good news later today. A placeholder for a new "Files" app showed up in the App Store.

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Apple promotes WWDC 2017 with sponsored Snapchat...

Following up on last year’s Snapchat geofilter, Apple continues this year with a new sponsored filter for WWDC 2017. Snapchat users near the McEnery Convention Center will be able to use the new filter when sharing photos.


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I wrote a feature request back in 2015 calling on Apple to give Siri access to third-party apps. Six months later, Apple gave me part of what I’d asked for in the form of limited Siri support for six app categories.

For iOS 10.0, the Siri API will only work with six kinds of application: ride booking (think Uber), messaging, Photo Search (find photos and videos in a particular app), payments (‘Send $100 to John with SquareCash’), VoIP Calling (e.g: Skype) and Workouts (for starting health and fitness activities).

We’re now hearing that Apple plans to announce that it is...

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Apple Piles On the Features, and Users Say, '...

In a few hours, Apple will kickstart its annual developer conference. At the event, the company is expected to announce new MacBook laptops, the next major updates for iOS and MacOS, new features of Siri, and a home-speaker. Ahead of the conference, The New York Times has run a story that talks some of the headline announcements that Apple announced last year: one of which was, the ability to order food, scribble doodles and send funny images known as stickers in chats on its Messages app. Speaking with users, engineers and industry insiders, the Times reports that many of its existing features -- including expansion of Messages -- are too complicated for many users to figure out (Editor's note: the link could be paywalled; alternative source). From the report: The idea was to make Messages, one of the most popular apps on the iPhone, into an all-purpose tool like China's WeChat. But the process of finding and installing other apps in Messages is so tricky that most users have no...

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Apple doling out jean jackets plus Metal, iMessage,...

As part of the badge issuance at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is giving out custom black denim jean jackets, and an assortment of collectible pins.

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WWDC 2017 Hub/Live Blog: Apple expected to announce...

It’s WWDC day and it’s expected to be a big one. Apple is set to announce new versions of its software platforms, iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.

We are also expecting new Mac hardware, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the unveiling of a ‘Siri Speaker’ home voice assistant. There will probably be other surprises as well. The keynote kicks off at 10 AM PT — 9to5Mac will be covering the whole thing live.

Follow along below for our live blog of the WWDC 2017 keynote, news links, and coverage of all the announcements …


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Apple and Amazon will "chip in funds" towards a Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit, Foxconn chairman Terry Gou revealed on Monday.

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ACEs Conference 2017: The Siren Song of Consulting

Adam Engst has returned from the ACEs Conference in Phoenix, which provided two packed days of business-oriented sessions for Apple consultants. If you’re in the business but couldn’t make it, read on to see what you missed.


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∞ Apple Store down, WWDC keynote at 10a PDT

Jump to the main Loop Post for the deets on the web site, keynote timing/stream link.

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Zero’s DS 6.5 motorcycle was built for urban...

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The difference between Siri and Alexa

Stephen Nellis, Reuters:

Currently, Apple’s Siri works with only six types of app: ride-hailing and sharing; messaging and calling; photo search; payments; fitness; and auto infotainment systems. At the company’s annual developer conference next week, it is expected to add to those categories.


But even if Siri doubles its areas of expertise, it will be a far cry from the 12,000 or so tasks that’s Alexa can handle.

The difference illustrates a strategic divide between the two tech rivals. Apple is betting that customers will not use voice commands without an experience similar to speaking with a human, and so it is limiting what Siri can do in order to make sure it works well.


Now, an iPhone user can say, “Hey Siri, I’d like a ride to the airport” or “Hey Siri, order me a car,” and Siri will open the Uber or Lyft ride service app and start booking a trip.

Apart from some basic home and music functions, Alexa needs...

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WWDC’s oldest attendee


Retired banker Masako Wakamiya was frustrated by the lack of mobile games that catered to the elderly, who have a tougher time keeping up with the action-packed games that are popular with teens. So the 82-year-old from Japan started taking online tutorials to learn how to write software code.


Wakamiya will be the oldest developer attending WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference that starts Monday in San Jose, Calif. Like many of her fellow attendees, Wakamiya’s free app, called Hinadan, is available in Apple’s App Store, and she is eager to create more.

In contrast, the youngest attendee at this’s year’s WWDC is Yuma Soerianto, a 10-year old boy from Melbourne, Australia who started coding at age six by following online courses on and from Stanford University that he found on Apple iTunes U, which provides free college courses online. In four years, he has created four apps for Apple’s App Store, including Weather Duck, a...

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Christies to auction off working Apple I

Christies auction page:

An Apple-1 motherboard: labelled Apple Computer 1 Palo Alto Ca. Copyright 1976 on obverse with four rows A-D, and columns 1-18, white ceramic MOS Technologies 6502 microprocessor, 8K bytes RAM in 16-pin 4K memory chips with an additional 4k piggy-packed onto on RAM bank to create 12K of RAM the heat sink removed along with voltage regulators which have been placed onto the metal casing enclosure (which acts as a heat sink), original 3 “Big-Blue” power supply capacitors, firmware in PROMS (A1, A2), low-profile sockets on all integrated circuits, fitted with original Apple cassette interface card lettered with “G” within triangle, above D9 is an added 1702 EPROM ; the metal casing painted green with Datanetics keyboard to front (20 ¼ x 17 x 6in.) ; vintage Viatron monitor model no. 3001-301 (20 x 11 x 9in.) ; in working condition. Provenance: The EPROM and extra RAM added by the first owner; acquired by Frank VanGilluwe III; sold to Andrew “Zack”...

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Tick: The Time Tracking Solution That Works For You

“Time is money” might be a trite saying, but nowhere is it more true than in the service industry. Hours are your inventory, and if they pass without being tracked and billed, you’ve missed an opportunity forever. Tick is time tracking software specifically designed to help teams run more profitable projects by keeping them on time and on budget, and it is this week's Apple World Today sponsor. 

Whether you use an iOS device, an Apple Watch, your Mac or PC, or an Android smartphone, Tick has an app to help your team members enter their time from anywhere and keep your project plans up to date. 

Seamless integration with over 750 other web apps means that Tick can work with your existing workflow and tools. Use Trello, Basecamp or Asana for project management? Tick adds time tracking and budget feedback to them all. Use a QuickBooks Online integration to create invoices, run payroll, and more. 

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Watch Apple's WWDC keynote live at 1PM ET

The day has come. It's time for Apple's annual developer conference to kick off and you can watch it live from wherever you'll be at 1PM ET/10AM PT. The company is keeping with its tradition of broadcasting the WWDC opening keynote for all the world...

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Excited about WWDC? Get coding with the iOS 10...

Later this morning you'll be hearing a lot about developing apps for the Apple ecosystem. The big news a few years ago was the announcement of Swift, Apple's Open Source programming language that's taking the world by storm. You can get in on the app economy -- just spend $45 and get this iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle to start your career as an app developer. 

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Hundreds of lessons over 82 hours give you the foundation you need to build that career, and you'll learn how to code by creating useful iOS 10 apps. The bundle includes:

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Apple, Xiaomi tie for the top spot in the wearables...

The worldwide wearables market maintained its upward trajectory during the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with Apple and leading all companies and multiple products experiencing double- and triple-digit growth. 

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, companies shipped a total of 24.7 million wearable devices during 1Q17, up 17.9% from the 20.9 million units shipped in 1Q16.

Apple saw sustained demand for its Watches nearly two quarters after the Series 1 and Series 2 versions launched to the market, and recorded the second highest year-over-year growth among the leading companies. The Series 1 and 2 have been a welcome change from the higher priced and undifferentiated experience found on the original Apple Watch from a year ago, attracting both first-time users and those seeking to replace their previous Watches, according...

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Facebook wants to be ‘hostile’ to terrorists as...

Facebook has told CNBC it wants to be a ‘hostile environment for terrorists’ as the British government issued a call to ‘regulate cyberspace’ after the terrorist attack on London Bridge …


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