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    Apple's push to higher-resolution technology on its computers has certainly done a good job in boosting the company's product reputation. Its existing Retina Display laptops are top of their class, and the same can be said about its 5K iMac in everything but its price tag. We know that mentality doesn't last for long in Cupertino, and it seems more products are already planned. Code buried inside the recent betas of OS X El Capitan has already begun hinting a 4K iMac in the works, but it seems this is not just one product. The recent beta has gone as far as to reveal three new iMacs on the ...

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    Apple has spent the last few weeks updating the beta releases for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan simultaneously. iOS 9 has seen most of feature updates on every beta release, but it seems that the reason for that is that OS X El Capitan was launched in a more complete manner since its first beta. Today we see Apple launch another beta for its desktop operating system, but this time we're taken by surprise. As opposed to previous beta updates, Apple has decided to launch beta 5 for OS X El Capitan on its own, and without the company of beta 5 for iOS 9 and watchOS 2. At the moment we ...

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    Apple's launch of Apple Music has been met with mixed impressions. While some of us like the service, others still can't find a reason to move away from the freemium services of Spotify and others. The launch of Apple Music was also plagued with a few bugs for users of other Apple Services, but that seems to have gotten fixed today. Apple has just released iTunes 12.2.1 to the public, and the update is mostly focused on fixing bugs that were left by the Apple Music but. Customers using iTunes Match were met with the sad surprise that Apple Music would swap matched content for the specific ...

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    Microsoft isn't really everyone's cup of tea with some of the drastic measures taken to its mobile division lately. The company is clearly on a roll in reinventing its approach to the software business, and we've seen it in the way it neglects its own platform for some early product launches for competitors. The biggest example of this is how the company has pushed new versions of Office apps and Outlook for iOS and Android, while leaving Windows Phone in the dirt, and today things go a step further. Microsoft has just announced the launch of Office 2016 for the Mac, which brings new and ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan will be when they launch in the fall. As such, the company has spent the last couple of weeks polishing its operating systems through three private betas that were only accessible to developers. One of our biggest questions was when would Apple launch the public beta of any of these, and the answer arrived today. Apple has just announced that it will launch the public beta of both OS X El Capitan, and iOS 9. It seems that the third beta that developers received was good enough for consumers, and it ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great its new updates to iOS, watchOS, and OS X would be at its WWDC 2015 keynote. At this point there is still no public beta for you all to be the judge of that, but our hands-on videos of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 should help you get a clear idea. Our thoughts on the initial betas were of a more mature approach to the user experience, and Apple continues to take that further today. As promised by Eddie Cue, Apple has just launched the third beta of iOS 9, and has also matched the launch with the same beta number for watchOS 2 and OS X El ...

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    Right now, Apple's managing two markedly different platforms, as its mobile devices are powered by iOS (which we're including watchOS under), and its proper computers powered by OS X. But for a while now we've been wondering if Apple might be ready to start blurring those boundaries, and if the rumored jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad could run some variant of OS X – not unlike how we see Windows tablets running the same operating system as Windows PCs. Now there's a new trademark filing that's getting attention for possibly providing some actual evidence that OS X could land on a future iPad ...

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    Apple set June 30 as a very important date on the calendar, mainly because those of you eager to test Apple Music are already entitled to. For this to reach consumers, Apple published iOS 8.4, along with a couple of bug fixes to its mobile platform. iOS wasn't the only operating system benefited by this calendar date though, as we learn of a new update reaching OS X. Apple has just released OS X 10.10.4 to the public, an update that developers were already testing since we last heard in April. This new version of OS X Yosemite fixes some of the notable network issues that customers have ...

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    As developers currently test the second beta of OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2, it's hard not for these to not reveal more than just the future of Apple software. These builds need to bring support for every product they were designed for, and this could include products that haven't been launched by Apple yet, given the fall timeline for these betas to go official. If you're in the market for a new iMac or Apple TV, it might be a good idea to wait. OS X El Capitan code reveals a possible new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display. At the moment if you want ultra-high resolution on an ...

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    After the tragic events that happened in South Carolina recently, a lot of companies have decided to remove products that use the confederate flag. We've seen major retailers following this trend, some removing clothes that portray the flag all together. Obviously as things go digital, these are not the only retailers joining the plan. Tim Cook recently tweeted: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC.Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." As such Apple has begun removing apps that portray the Confederate Flag, though ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time talking about security at its WWDC keynote a few days ago, and it makes sense after how bad things got with the recent iCloud security issues it dealt with. As such we've seen the company invest in two-step password authentication for iCloud, in addition to other enhancements that are pointed in that direction. The problem is that it seems iCloud isn't the only insecure Apple service, and today we learn more. A recent study conducted by six researches from Georgia Tech, Indiana University and Peking University expose a series of vulnerabilities that allow ...

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    WWDC 2015 is underway, and we're wasting no time getting to the announcements - no sales figures, no reflection on the last year's growth: straight into the new products. Apple's getting us started on the desktop with the announcement of the latest OS X release, dubbed El Capitan. Craig Federighi takes the stage to share some of the new OS X 10.11 features with us, proving that no tweak is too small as he highlights little but well easy-to-appreciate changes like how the system will enlarge the cursor as you shake it while waking from sleep. That gesture support continues with things like ...

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    Apple fans, your day is finally here. After sitting through all that talk of Windows 10 at Build, and what Google's up to with Android at I/O, today the spotlight's on Apple and Apple alone, with the company's Worldwide Developer Conference finally set to get started. The fun kicks off at 1pm Eastern (that's 5pm GMT), when the WWDC 2015 keynote address gets underway. We're expecting all manner of announcements, from the next generations of Apple's both mobile and desktop operating systems, to the debut of the Apple Music streaming radio service. That said, not all the big-ticket items once ...

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    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is one of the company's biggest events of the year. The company is definitely famous for its hardware, but you'll remember the late Steve Jobs claiming that Apple saw itself as a software company primarily, and this is the show floor for us to see what Cupertino plans in that department for the next twelve months. So far we've heard a ton of rumors surrounding iOS 9 and the future of OS X, and some of these point to similar offerings to what Android gives users with Google Now. We've also heard other rumors regarding Apple's plan to revamp its music ...

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    We're a month removed from Microsoft's Build conference, and even though Google I/O is still fresh on our minds, we're already looking forward to the season's next big platform event, with Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference welcoming attendees this coming Monday, June 8. But before the doors open at San Francisco's Moscone Center, and all the latest news about Apple software, hardware, and services starts arriving, we want to take one last look back at what we've heard so far: what's likely to be announced, what might not make the cut, and all the rumors concerning what's on the menu ...

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    Even though Google I/O is in our immediate future, it won't be long before Apple gets its own conference started, with WWDC kicking off in early June. Odds are good we'll be learning about both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 there, and we've already talked a bit about some of the changes that might be present in both, like a move to the Apple Watch's font as the system default. A number of additional changes have been rumored since then, including possible split-screen iPad app support, and now a detailed report attempts to shed some light on even more, with an emphasis on security improvements and ...

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    Apple had to spend a lot of time thinking about its user interface when dreaming up the Apple Watch, and one of the decisions it ended up making concerned the introduction of a new font. Rather than stick with the Helvetica Neue that's the current system font for both iOS and OS X, Apple chose a typeface it calls San Francisco for the Apple Watch font, a version of which you can see below. Intended to be extra legible at even small sizes, San Francisco made plenty of sense for the smartwatch's tiny screen, but a new rumor claims the font will be finding a more prominent role on larger ...

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    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is still three weeks away, and will bring with it a glimpse into what's next for Apple as the company reveals some of its latest hardware and software. And while the event still promises to be news-packed, Apple isn't saving all of its upcoming toys for the Moscone Center, and today announces some new entries in the computer side of its hardware lineup. First up, we've got an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro, one bringing advancements like a Force Touch trackpad and faster flash memory. This new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is supposed to be ...

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    Even though Apple has verbally been reluctant to compete with companies it can partner with for specific services, the story of Apple and Google is a different one. Apple didn't want to compete with Google Maps, up until it launched and failed with Apple Maps. The same can be said about Apple and search engines, but today things change drastically. Apple has just announced Applebot, its new crawler to help provide search results for Siri and Spotlight. In the past Apple would rely on either Google or Bing to provide Siri with search results, but it seems this will no longer be the case. We ...

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    Apple has been closing the gap between its OS X platform and its iOS platform more and more over the years. Still, instead of converging products into one OS, Apple has devised tools like Continuity and Handoff with the purpose of giving users an added value when buying into the Apple Ecosystem. A new patent granted to Apple today takes things further, in a more intimate way. This new Apple patent was actually filed back in 2010, when the iPad was barely a few months old. The idea is to allow users of creative apps like FinalCut Pro or Photoshop to use an iPhone or iPad as an extra input ...

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    Apple is famous for owning an insane amount of patents that it hasn't ever used. When it comes to display patents, we even remember a patent the company filed for a flexible display that can emulate a keyboard a few months ago. Today we learn of a new Apple display patent, and this time it focuses on touch. Apple was granted a patent today for a display that makes use of an actuator to vibrate the surface of the glass and even change its temperature, in a way to make users feel that they're touching a particular material. This actuator moves in different directions and at different speeds ...

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    Along with Apple's launch of iOS 8.3 to the masses, Cupertino also decided to give Mac users a parallel update as well. OS X version 10.10.3 was seeded to developers in early February with a couple of positive changes, but most of these actually came in hand with some of the features included on iOS 8.3. While your Mac downloads the software update, here's the full list of what you're getting. Among the improvements included, you'll notice that the same Emoji characters, family options and skin tone changes that were launched with iOS 8.3 also make it to OS X. There are also improvements ...

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    Apple's innovation behavior has become rather predictable over the last couple of years. Either the company is extremely behind its competitors, like in the case of the camera resolution for its smartphone lineup, or way ahead of its competition, like in the case of the iMac 5K that was launched last year. At a time when even 4K is still not ubiquitous, you'd think that Apple would be content with a 5K-resolution iMac, but new reports claim otherwise. LG has been Apple's primary display partner for products like the iPhone and the iPad for the last couple of years, thanks to its IPS ...

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    Today at Apple's event we're already moving past streaming media and onto mobile hardware. While we're not quite to the highly anticipated Apple Watch news just yet, Apple's got some exciting developments for its laptop lineup, announcing the next generation MacBook. The incredibly thin MacBook measures just 13.1mm thick, thinner than even the 11-inch MacBook Air, while sporting its own 2304 x 1440 12-inch display. It weighs a scant two pounds, making it Apple's lightest notebook computer ever. A new keyboard makes the keycaps larger while delivering a new, thinner switch mechanism, for a ...

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    Google has not only pioneered the whole concept of bringing usable maps to the internet, but it has also succeeded in giving us a much smarter way to commute through services like Google Maps. Apple tried to do the same with its launch of iOS 6, and yes, it has continue to fail to gain consumer trust even with recent software updates and fixes. The result of all this ended up being that Google Maps made its way to the iPhone, but it seems that Apple is still interested in the maps business. San Francisco radio station KPIX recently reported that a mysterious minivan was driving around the ...

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