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On June 8, Other World Computing announced a full-featured 11 port USB-C Dock for use with the new Apple MacBook and other computers that use the USB-C port. Available in silver, space gray or gold, the new dock is available for pre-order and will ship in October.
On Monday, Apple's Craig Federighi announced that Apple's Swift 2 programming language would become open source. This decision will have spectacular consequences for the whole software world.
At WWDC, Apple announced some very nice new features for iOS 9 that bring the iPad up to date but require the latest hardware. Is Apple being callous in an attempt to get us to buy new iPads? Will the changes in iOS 9 be enough to spur sales? John Martellaro ponders.
Here's a handy resource guide that pulls together everything you will want to know right now about Apple's new OS X 10.11, called El Capitan: Apple's official info, the beta program, and technical introductions.
Apple is pouring on the coals with Apple Pay. The company is working with Square to allow small businesses to accept Apple Pay, and the service will launch in the UK in July with even more locations than the U.S. rollout in October 2014.
Apple had a lot of things to present at the 2015 WWDC Keynote. And so it was no great dramatic loss that Apple did exactly the right thing with the next version of OS X, El Capitan. The focus will be on the user experience and performance improvements. The restraint exhibited took a lot of courage.
When merchants say they are reluctant to embrace Apple Pay, the reasoning, amazingly, doesn't rest on sound technical ground. Instead, there seems to be a pattern of self-delusion, denial, foolish frugality, excuses about lack of customer demand and even downright ignorance. In time, this strategy is destined for major disasters that will drag their customers down with them.
If you happen to be faced with a package (.pkg) or meta-package (.mpkg) file and want to inspect its contents before you initiate an install, there's a nifty OS X utility that can dump out the files contained inside for your inspection.
I've been using Cocoatech's Path Finder since it was launched in the same year as [Mac] OS X. It's so good, I've rarely ever used the OS X Finder over the years. Here's what I like about Path Finder the most.
Apple's new MacBook is a light, beautiful and capable notebook for general purpose work. However, compared to the other Apple MacBooks, its Retina display does have one quirk that you may notice right out of the box. John Martellaro explains.