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MacOS Big Sur: The 4 best new features

Apple's MacOS finally gets a visual overhaul and loads more, putting it on par with the iPad tablet family.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Computing, Wwdc, Breaking, macOS, Wwdc 2020


Apple’s Mac Catalyst apps are more important than ever, and they still need work

Vast improvements here, almighty setbacks there: Another day in the life of Mac Catalyst.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Computing, Wwdc, Big Sur, macOS, Mac Catalyst, Wwdc 2020, macOS Big Sur


How to Get Started With the iOS 14 Public Beta

For those of you who feared installing iOS 14 as a developer beta, worry not. It’s public beta time, which means this preview version of Apple’s latest iPhone operating system might be a little buggy, but not nearly as wild as what some of us have been using for weeks now. Read more...
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How to Get Started With the iOS 14 Public Beta

For those of you who feared installing iOS 14 as a developer beta, worry not. It’s public beta time, which means this preview version of Apple’s latest iPhone operating system might be a little buggy, but not nearly as wild as what some of us have been using for weeks now. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Lifehacks, Ios 14, Wwdc 2020


What to Do Once You've Installed the iOS 14 Public Beta

For those of you who feared installing iOS 14 as a developer beta, worry not. It’s public beta time, which means this preview version of Apple’s latest iPhone operating system might be a little buggy, but not nearly as wild as what some of us have been using for weeks now. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Lifehacks, Ios 14, Wwdc 2020


The first Apple Silicon benchmarks have leaked out. Do they disappoint?

More powerful than Microsoft's Surface Pro X and just as good as Intel MacBooks
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Developers, Computing, ARM, Mac Mini, Surface Pro X, Wwdc 2020, Microsoft Surface Pro X, Apple Silicon


Apple reveals its 2020 Apple Design Award winners

One thing missing from last week’s virtual version of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference was its ceremony announcing its latest selection of Apple Design Award winners. Today, Apple announced the 2020 award winners, highlighting those it said brought “distinctive new ideas to life” while demonstrating a mastery of Apple technology. The Design Awards serve as a signal to the development community as a whole what sort of apps and games Apple wants to see. For example, last year, the co...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Developers, Apple Pencil, Apple Design Awards, Annapurna Interactive, Simogo, Philipp Stollenmayer, Wwdc 2020, Wwdc20, Ron Okamoto Apple, Apple Pencil CoreML Metal, Bergen Co, StaffPad Ltd


Apple began work on the Watch’s hand washing feature years before COVID-19

Handwashing for the Apple Watch happily slotted alongside face masks for Memojis in the list of COVID-19-related features the company introduced at last week’s WWDC keynote. It’s a pedestrian action, something we take entirely for granted the several times a day we do it. Over the past five months, however, handwashing has taken on a kind of central importance to our daily lives — something to focus on and obsess over. We all read the WHO and CDC guidelines and shared (and perhaps even creat...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Cdc, Samsung, Tech, Who, Apple Watch, Wwdc, Kevin Lynch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Wwdc 2020, VP of Health Sumbul Ahmad Desai


Apple began work on the Watch’s handwashing feature years before COVID-19

Handwashing for the Apple Watch happily slotted alongside face masks for Memojis in the list of COVID-19-related features the company introduced at last week’s WWDC keynote. It’s a pedestrian action, something we take entirely for granted the several times a day we do it. Over the past five months, however, handwashing has taken on a kind of central importance to our daily lives — something to focus on and obsess over. We all read the WHO and CDC guidelines and shared (and perhaps even creat...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Cdc, Samsung, Tech, Who, Apple Watch, Wwdc, Kevin Lynch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Wwdc 2020, VP of Health Sumbul Ahmad Desai


This Week in Apps: WWDC20 highlights, App Store antitrust issues, tech giants clone TikTok

Welcome back to This  Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x hig...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, TC, Mobile, Apps, Mac, Siri, Tech, Developers, Snapchat, App Stores, App Store, Sdk, Control Center


Four perspectives: Will Apple trim App Store fees?

The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of subscriptions purchased via the App Store isn’t news. But since the company threatened to boot email app Hey from the platform last week unless its developers paid the customary tribute, the tech world and lawmakers are giving Apple’s revenue share a harder look. Although Apple’s Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller denied the company was making any changes, a new policy will let developers challenge the very rules by which they wer...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Mobile, Apps, Developer, Tech, App Store, Phil Schiller, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Wwdc 2020, Paycheck Protection Program Given


iOS 14 lets deaf users set alerts for important sounds, among other clever accessibility perks

The latest version of iOS adds a few smart features intended for use by people with hearing and vision impairments, but some of which may be helpful to just about anybody. The most compelling new feature is perhaps Sound Recognition, which creates a notification whenever the phone detects one of a long list of common noises that users might want to be aware of. Sirens, dog barks, smoke alarms, car horns, doorbells, running water, appliance beeps — the list is pretty extensive. A company called F...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Developer, Tech, Accessibility, Facetime, Xcode, Wwdc 2020, Furenexo


Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

The reasoning does not look good for Intel
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Apple Maps to tell you to refine location by scanning the skyline

With iOS 14, Apple is going to update Apple Maps with some important new features, such as cycling directions, electric vehicle routing and curated guides. But the app is also going to learn one neat trick. In dense areas where you can’t get a precise location, Apple Maps will prompt you to raise your phone and scan buildings across the street to refine your location. As you may have guessed, this feature is based on Look Around, a Google Street View-inspired feature that lets you … look arou...
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Apple will let you port Google Chrome extensions to Safari

Apple unveiled macOS 11 Big Sur earlier this week and talked about some of the improvements for Safari. In addition to native extensions, Apple is adding support for web extensions. It’s going to make it much easier to port an existing extension from Chrome, Firefox or Edge. The company shared more details about how it’s going to work in a WWDC session. Safari already supports extensions, but if you’re using Safari, you know that there aren’t a ton of extensions out there. On iOS and macOS, y...
Tags: Apple, Google, Developer, Tech, Safari, Wwdc, Safari Apple, Wwdc 2020, Ellie Epskamp Hunt


iOS 14 Supports Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Adaptive Controller

Apple's WWDC developer sessions continue to trickle out more details about new features in its latest operating systems for mobile and desktop, including new gamepad support in iOS 14. During its keynote on Monday, Apple said support for Xbox's Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Adaptive Controller were coming in tvOS 14, and a WWDC session on Wednesday has confirmed that this support extends to ‌iOS 14‌ and iPadOS 14. The session covers support for the Dual Shock's touchpad and lightba...
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Apple’s first virtual WWDC keynote set a new standard for remote presentations

In a preshow post, I compared the upcoming virtual WWDC to late-season “M*A*S*H.” If you watched the show during its original run or have since binged it on Netflix or Hulu, you’re likely aware of the producers’ uncomfortable transition away from using a laugh track. It was an ultimately beneficial choice in a show about a mobile military hospital during the Korean War, but shifting viewer expectations wasn’t easy, so it was done gradually, over time. After so many years of priming audienc...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Advertising Tech, Satya Nadella, Events, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Wwdc 2020


Get Apple's iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur Wallpapers Right Now

If you don’t want to try out iOS 14 or macOS Big Sur just yet, that’s fine. Developer betas aren’t for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy at least one update both operating systems are bringing to the table: shiny new wallpapers.Read more...
Tags: Wallpapers, Lifehacks, Ios 14, Wwdc 2020, macOS Big Sur, Ipados 14


What to Do if Your Old Device Can't Run a New Apple Operating System

Apple’s annual operating system updates are always a cause for geeky celebration, but some of you have less reason to be thrilled. If your beloved, older Apple devices have faded into obsolescence, this annual ritual can feel like a grim reminder that this is it for you. Catalina is the highest mountain your aged…Read more...
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Boot Camp Is Dead on New Macs and 8 Other Things Apple Didn't Say at WWDC

You’d be forgiven for missing every change to iOS, macOS, and more that Apple execs speed-talked through during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But even after catching up on all the announcements, there are more useful features coming to iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches, and more—and some big shifts that…Read more...
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iOS 14’s App Clips will save you from always needing ‘an app for that’

The App Store ecosystem today is home to nearly 2 million apps. That means finding new apps to download is now more challenging than ever. This, in turn, leads app developers to funnel more money into App Store Search ads, traditional SEO and digital advertising in an effort to acquire new users. A new feature called App Clips, arriving in iOS 14 later this year, will give developers another option to introduce their app to users. With App Clips, users can instead load just a small part of an ap...
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The iPad Will Soon Allow Gamers to Play Using a Mouse and Keyboard

As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference gets under way, we’re starting to see more and more features of its updated operating systems not revealed during yesterday’s opening keynote. That includes the ability to play games on the iPad using a mouse and keyboard instead of the touchscreen or a gamepad.Read more...
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Apple’s software updates give a glimpse of software in a COVID-19 era

Apple is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a range of new features across its software platforms. Some are intended to directly combat the threat of the novel coronavirus, as with Apple Watch’s new handwashing feature. Other updates can be seen in a new light in the COVID-19 era. For example, your Apple Watch can track your TikTok dances as a “workout,” now that you’re not going to the gym. A new sleep feature pushes you to get more rest. Apple Maps has also added a dedicated cycling featur...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, TC, Tech, Beijing, Apple Watch, Apple Maps, Facetime, watchOS, App Annie, COVID-19, COVID, Wwdc 2020, Wwdc20


WWDC wrap-up, robotic lawnmower review, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk about the top tech stories, including a wrap-up of WWDC 2020, and more.
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Daily Crunch: Apple’s big day

We round up Apple’s news from its big WWDC keynote, Wirecard’s CEO is arrested and Facebook acquires another VR studio. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 23, 2020. 1. Here’s everything Apple announced in the WWDC 2020 keynote Apple announced a number of changes for iOS 14, including widgets and an automatically sorted app library. It’s also rolling out a new feature called App Clips — tiny, fast, lightweight mini-apps that don’t require a download. Also discussed: New updates to iPad OS, Ai...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hardware, Supreme Court, Tech, Intel, Tim Cook, Hulu, Braun, DACA, Wirecard, Daily Crunch, Sophie Alcorn, Wwdc 2020, Stopcovid, Ready at Dawn Studios


Apple’s tvOS 14 brings picture-in-picture and improved HomeKit support

The new software makes your Apple TV even more of a hub for your entire home
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Smart Home, Homekit, Wwdc 2020, tvOS 14


Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

This year’s WWDC was a little different than its past iterations of the annual developer’s conference. For one, the global pandemic underway meant that the actual format was a little different, and rather than presenting from a packed auditorium, the event was streamed. In spite of the at time very silly cinematic…Read more...
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Someone, Please, Explain: WTF Are App Clips Exactly?

The lack of applause breaks during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote meant updates to Apple’s new operating systems whizzed past us at a carpal tunnel-inducing speed. It also meant that Apple zipped through the huge changes coming to iOS 14. Specifically, we were left wondering: Wait, what the fuck…Read more...
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Apple Maps’ new EV feature aims to eliminate range anxiety

iPhone-owning cyclists can also look forward to some new features
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Cars, Trends, EVs, Apple Maps, Electric Cars, Wwdc, Range Anxiety, Wwdc 2020, WWDC2020