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    We're diving right into July and the second wave of beta kits has arrived for all Apple developers working on iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3.0 and tvOS. Most of the changes are minor tweaks, but there's always going to be a surprise or two happening in there, like unlocking your Mac with your iPhone. The big test will come when the company releases its public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra sometime this month. We aren't sure when it will happen, but that's what was announced at WWDC last month. You can head into Settings and then tap through to the Software Update tab for both of ...

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    It takes quick work for some developers to get jailbreak on the latest version of iOS. Luca Tedesco has often been the source of scorn, posting up proofs of his handiwork and then not making Cydia access available to the community. It's not a crime to keep things to yourself, but the feeling of enabling people to take full advantage of their iPhones has to be appealing to someone out there. Well, one @iH8sn0w is showing off his efforts in jailbreaking the iOS 10 Developer Preview and keeping Cydia running steady. To clarify, the package dropped on Monday and the video was made on Friday. ...

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    Pop our bubble, why doesn't Apple? We mentioned that you can delete certain pre-loaded apps provided by Apple on iOS 10 from your machine. The support page for the topic even uses the word "delete" and the iconography for downloading from the cloud if you decide to put the app back on your device. Turns out, nope. Senior Vice President of software engineering Craig Federighi appeared on John Gruber's The Talk Show podcast at WWDC to explain that Apple wasn't actually going to let you delete its stock apps. The binaries are still there, it just doesn't have your user data attached to it ...

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    If you were wondering where Google got the idea for its inaugural Play Awards bestowed upon Android app developers at last month's I/O conference, Apple just wrapped up day one of WWDC 2016 by handing out its own Design trophies. Only for Cupertino, this is the 19th year in a row the best and most innovative Mac and iOS software products are recognized and promoted for free, which some of the more obscure titles on the roster couldn’t even dream of in their struggle for mainstream prominence. Case in point, who ever heard of a free puzzle game called Linum until now? Or 3D Touch-enabled ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    When you buy a phone, mission one for the thing is to communicate. And with new features tacked onto the calls side and the iMessage side, we have plenty of communication going on. New APIs for the call experience on iOS 10 can integrate plenty of neat-o features like voicemail transcription and enhanced identification of spam calls with third-party extensions (like through Tencent). If you have an iPhone for work, you can also route your personal iPhone calls through that work device. Messages got a whole bunch of enhancements, starting with rich links that implements in-line video play. ...

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    Apple just outdid itself by improving iOS in not one, not two or three or more departments, but ten to go nicely with the new platform’s name. Of course, at first glance, News and HomeKit upgrades are nowhere near as eye-catching as Siri’s reworked “intelligence”, but if you look deeper, you’ll actually find the latter a pretty big deal. A standalone new Home app now sits on your iOS home screen by default, working on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch to help you easily control all your HomeKit devices. You can turn your smart lights on and off, change the temperature and make ...

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    Google Photos may have been the first with the smart album in the cloud, but Photos on iOS won't let Apple's foes across the bay beat it. Albums for geographical, time-based events — otherwise known as "Trips" — get compiled with not only all the pictures of the event, but interface sections for who was there and where it was happening. HTC might not be too happy with Memories's ability to create an auto-compilation of photos and movies into clips with different "moods" and stock music.

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    While it’s pretty much customary of Apple to tout every new software release as the biggest, greatest, most groundbreaking ever, iOS 10 may well deliver on its promise of being the “biggest iOS release ever for our users.” There are ten pivotal add-ons in iOS 10 (obviously), starting with user experience. As vague as it sounds, you already know you’ll feel the across-the-board improvements, including to the lock screen and 3D Touch, the latter of which works with third-party apps like Uber or ESPN in a number of ways. Control Center is another redesigned area of the mobile ...

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    Just like your Apple Watch, the Apple TV streamer is getting a big update after WWDC, with Siri not only capable of searching through 650K movies and TV shows across various streaming services, but YouTube clips as well. Live Tune-In is another “great new feature” introduced by Eddy Cue on the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium stage, opening ESPN2 simply if you say the name. This is even available for the iPad, including on a developer preview ready to be downloaded starting today. Yet the future of TV in general and, of course, tvOS in particular lies in apps, with 6,000 native titles at ...

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    watchOS is getting a bump up to version 3. It will keep favorite apps in memory, speed up launches, and updates information in the background. More importantly, instead of the multiple seconds it takes to load an app and update its front-end data, it's all instant. The Dock is new to watchOS 3. By pressing the side button, you can fly through recent apps, all of them showing a live screenshot with new data for your quick glance. Control Center makes a migration from iOS. With a swipe from the bottom, you get a quick look at battery and toggles. Quick reply options for messages get updated ...

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    Time for another Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, huh? No more wishlists, no more expectations, not even a single thought thread extra. We're about to get the straight stuff from Apple on where it plans to take its software on all fronts to through 2017. From user-side changes to Apple Music to the engendering of Siri, we have a checklist of what's going to pop up and we'll have stories up starting at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 5pm GMT. Shortly before then, you can hit up the WWDC livestream for yourself starting from this link. Most Apple devices will support Apple's HTTP Live ...

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    Big changes are expected at WWDC tomorrow. Mac OS X may just become macOS. Siri might be handling more things in your life like Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant will. And then there's the whole deal about Siri coming to said macOS. Well, one Brian Roemmele has surfaced some evidence about that last rumor simply by asking Siri herself. In several prompts to the service asking to open up settings in the window, sometimes she responds with a "It doesn't look like you have that app." Other times, it's "It doesn't look like you have an app named 'Finder'." Here is the video of Siri looking ...

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    If you're an Android user in a orchard of Apple trees, you may be tired or indifferent to being "the green bubble" of the lot. There's a developer effort firmly in progress called "Pie Message" that hopes to bring the iMessage client over to Android, but it could get overshadowed by a rumored reveal next week at WWDC. According to a source to MacDailyNews, it seems that the company will bring iMessage and its end-to-end communications encryption over to Android. The details of the announcement are still murky as are the keynote preparations, but it is said that the iMessage for Android ...

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    It’s one thing to wish for a major imminent VR breakthrough from the world’s most profitable tech company, but it’s an entirely different kettle of fish to realistically expect Apple’s Daydream answer at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference next week. Let’s face it, it’s not going to happen. Not so soon, at least, and not at an event described as a “snoozefest” by our own Adam Doud. Of course, it’s even less likely we’ll be hearing a single word on iPhone, iPad or Mac hardware upgrades at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium keynote on Monday, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm ...

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    Apple's App Store makes so much money from fewer downloads than Google's Play Store. So, why change a revenue sharing model with developers that has worked for eight years? Because Phil Schiller is betting that it will end up making Apple more money. Schiller revealed to The Verge that developers can soon activate app access subscriptions on their products from any category — including games. Apple will continue to take 30 percent of the revenue, but if a customer keeps a subscription for more than a year, that cut shrinks down to 15 percent per transaction. App makers would have ...

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    Apple's big conference is coming next week. What will we see? iOS 7? iOS something else? Apple Watch news? New Macbooks? The sky is the limit really. There are a few things we know. It's happening next week. It will be long. A lot will be covered. I'm sure we'll get news about Health Kit, Apple Home. Maybe we'll get a taste of what Apple has cooking in the work of VR? Perhaps a Google Home/Amazon Echo rival? We've heard some rumors but we wanted to get the opinions of some experts about what we'd like to see coming from Mr. Cook and the Apple contingent. ...

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    While this is the kind of stunt we’ve come to expect from Samsung, we can’t help but have a good chuckle over Microsoft’s plans to steal Apple’s thunder in San Francisco early next week. Immediately after Cupertino’s “State of the Union” address ends, which Redmond estimates will be around 5 PM PDT, an “afterparty” behind the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is scheduled to kick off and run through 8:30, with attendees treated to food and drinks on the house, as well as friendly chats about iOS. Particularly, Microsoft’s growing portfolio of “gold standard-setting” iOS ...

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    It's not even two weeks now until WWDC16 comes along. It's the Apple developer gathering that reveals everything new in the company's software. The big reveal we're looking out for? iOS 10. iOS X. iOS Twiddles. Whatever it's supposed to be called, it's supposedly coming. And in all seriousness, we haven't seen a completely new software feature for you iPhone or iPad that would seemingly justify turning the dial up to ten. While we do know that WWDC will take place between June 13 and 17, we have learned that it will start off with a keynote at 10am Pacific or 1pm Eastern on June 13 at ...

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    Right now, the events spotlight in the tech world is mainly on Google I/O, but soon after that event goes down Apple will be ready to counter with an annual developers' conference of its own. Following today's likely unveil of Android M, Apple will almost certainly continue the trend it has set in the past few years, and go official with the newest version of iOS (likely to be dubbed iOS 9). It seems as that pivotal WWDC 2015 keynote time has been set for sure by the company. Apple is expected to reveal a new streaming music service, Mac OS X 10.11, as well as iOS 9 during the keynote – ...

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    The mobile world moves quickly – probably faster than just about any other industry in the world. New devices are announced on what feels like a weekly basis; perpetual software updates are hitting for the hundreds of mobile devices; one-off press events are always happening; and while phones seem to have a longer life span than they did back in, say 2010, they still become antiques in what feels like no time. Looking back, it's crazy to see how far the industry has come in less than a decade – from phones that (barely) handled email to pocket-sized computers that a increasingly ...

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    There was big news out of the WWDC camp yesterday. Mac stuff, iOS stuff, and a whole bunch of…well stuff. Apple brought some really cool features to the table with iOS 8 and Mac OS X Weed Yosemite. Unfortunately, some of us were too wrapped up in snark to realize just how cool this stuff was and for whom it was cool. Full disclosure – I, too am guilty of riding the snark train most of the way through the keynote address that was all full of grey hair and comedy. I watched from my desk as feature after feature rolled out and I too joined the ranks of the snarky by saying “Oh sure! ...

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    Today at WWDC 2014, Apple announced a few new features for Mac OS 10.10 and iOS 8. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the keynote live stream video since I am not carrying any Apple products today and Apple insists that only people who use Apple products should be allowed to view it. I suppose I could have dug up my old Mac Pro, plugged it in, dusted off the keyboard and installed the updates to Safari to watch it, but who has time for that? So, my impression of iOS 8 is mainly going to be based on what I read in some of the other media reporting out there. Mac OS 10.10 I started using Mac ...

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    June is finally upon us, and Apple is ushering-in the month with the start of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. The event begins in San Francisco today, and Apple's kicking things off with its big keynote address. We start today with news of the company's OS X Yosemite (which appears to take more than a few design notes from recent iOS revisions) for its computer users, but we came here for mobile news. What of iOS 8? Well, before we get there (and mixed in with all the PC stuff) Apple's got some new cloud business to share, introducing iCloud Drive. It syncs across devices like ...

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    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has historically been mainly centered around software, which explains why we're expecting to see iOS 8 and an updated Mac OS X at the event. However, we do know to expect new hardware, so why not an iPhone 6? This alleged WWDC presentation states that this could be a possibility. The video, republished by Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowhereelse.fr, shows what looks to be the interior of a Moscone West room (the WWDC venue) and a presentation rehearsal for the keynote. We get three different angles of this alleged new iPhone 6 model, and all line ...

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