Tag: Apple WWDC 2019

Expansion Slot Utility Makes a Comeback with macOS Catalina on Mac Pro

At the WWDC 2019, Apple finally unveiled the long overdue Mac Pro. Now it is discovered that the macOS Catalina comes with Expansion Slot Utility, a feature that was disbanded in 2008. The Expansion Slot Utility feature was found in the second developer beta of macOS Catalina. The tool allows users to manage PCI expansion […]

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Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2019

So the first day of Apple’s annual developer extravaganza came and went, complete with myriad new features, tools, software, and hardware. Here’s a brief recap of everything Apple unveiled at its WWDC 2019 conference. iPhone and iPad As expected, Apple officially unveiled iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod Touch, with enhancements such as improved Face […]

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Apple debuts Core ML 3 with on-device machine learning

Apple today introduced Core ML 3, the latest iteration of its machine learning model framework for iOS developers to bring machine intelligence to their smartphone apps. Core ML 3 will for the first time bring on-device machine learning to iOS apps for personalized experiences. The ability to train multiple models with different data sets will […]

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Apple Pro Display XDR Is a Monstrous 6K Monitor with Prices Starting at $5000

Apple has outdone itself with the new Apple Pro Display XDR. The latest display from Apple boasts of a 6K Retina Display. The Apple Pro Display XDR features the same grille on the back as the Mac Pro. Also present are four Thunderbolt 3 ports at the back. The 32-inch display offers a staggering 6015 […]

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Apple debuts SwiftUI and new Xcode interactive development experience

HomeKit, macOS, and tvOS weren’t the only platforms that Apple touched on during its 2019 WorldWide Developer Conference in San Jose. Today, it announced SwiftUI, a complement to its open-source compiled programming language for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Linux, and other platforms. SwiftUI lets developers specify UI with simple declarations. In practice, it reduces hundreds […]

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Apple reveals ARKit 3 with RealityKit and Reality Composer

Apple has used the last two WWDCs as opportunities to show off its latest and greatest augmented reality innovations, the ARKit and ARKit 2.0 software development kits for iOS, along with annual hands-on demos. This year, it’s unsurprisingly showing off new augmented reality initiatives including ARKit 3, RealityKit, and Reality Composer, a collection of tools to […]

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Apple launches ‘Find My’ for iOS, iPadOS and macOS, replacing Find my iPhone

It’s been nine years since Apple introduced Find my iPhone, and nearly eight years since it launched Find my Friends, separate apps to ease the process of finding Apple devices and users. As was rumored in April, Apple is today combining these tools into a single app called Find My, and expanding the feature further […]

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Apple’s macOS Catalina 10.15 adds media apps and Catalyst for iPad app porting

Apple’s Mac computer lineup might look much the same as it did several years ago, but macOS — the operating system underlying all those machines — has been slowly but surely evolving to become more like iOS for iPads and iPhones. That process continues today with the announcement of macOS Catalina, aka macOS 10.15, at […]

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Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features

Apple’s AI assistant Siri is getting a more natural sounding voice, help with multi-step custom voice commands in the Shortcuts app, quick SMS responses with AirPods, and personalized results with the HomePod smart speaker. The news was announced today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. AirPods […]

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Apple unveils modular 2019 Mac Pro

If there’s any Mac computer that’s ideally rolled out at a developers’ conference, it’s the $5,000 Mac Pro — Apple’s highest-end machine, kitted out with parts more suitable for engineers and scientists than mainstream customers. Despite a blustery introduction at WWDC in June 2014, the last Mac Pro was a flop, leading Apple in April […]

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Apple debuts HomeKit Secure Video and router privacy certification

Apple is doubling down on privacy with new features and hardware for HomeKit, its expansive framework for smart home devices. At the 2019 WorldWide Developer Conference, it debuted HomeKit Secure Video, which analyzes videos from smart home devices (like security cameras) locally before encrypting them and uploading them to iCloud. And it took the wraps […]

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Apple debuts iOS 13 for iPhones and iPods, splits off iPadOS for iPads

Apple’s annual operating system cadence has guaranteed a steady stream of June betas and September final releases for years of WWDCs, so it’s no surprise that the company is today announcing iOS 13, the latest major version of its core software for mobile devices. The new release promises dramatic performance improvements under the hood, increasing […]

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Apple’s tvOS adds PlayStation and Xbox controller support, personalized music and show recommendations

At Apple’s 2019 WorldWide Developer Conference in San Jose, California, the Cupertino company announced a slew of upgrades heading to tvOS, the operating system that runs atop the Apple TV. First up is multiuser support. In the latest version of tvOS (tvOS 13), every family member and friend gets their own Up Next list, plus […]

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watchOS 6 adds App Store, Voice Memos, and new faces to Apple Watch

If there’s any consistent narrative for the four-year-old Apple Watch, it’s been a slow but steady march from iPhone dependence to independence — a process aided as much by chip improvements as new operating system releases. Today at WWDC 2019, Apple introduced watchOS 6, a major update that could help some Apple Watch users cut […]

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How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote stream

Every year, Apple gathers Mac, iOS, Apple TV, and Apple Watch developers together for its Worldwide Developers Conference in early June, and this year is no exception: It’s time for WWDC 2019. This year’s event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 3 to 7, and kicks off with […]

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Here’s how Apple’s AR headset will likely be introduced — and when

Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for years. The company hasn’t explicitly confirmed the project, but between hiring AR hardware-specific personnel, filing numerous AR patents, buying AR startups, naming an AR marketing director, and teasing future steps beyond its ARKit software, iGlasses are effectively an “open secret,” just waiting to be unveiled. […]

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