Apple’s Developer Site Down Ahead of WWCDC 2015 Keynote

9:30 AM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Conferences

Apple's developer site goes down ahead of WWDC 2015 keynote

Apple's developer portal went offline Monday morning ahead of its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event. The portal is the online go-to location for OS X and iOS developers, and taking the site offline is a good sign we'll be seeing new resources announced as part of today's conference kick off.

TMO Live Coverage: WWDC 2015 Keynote

8:00 AM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Conferences

Get ready for TMO's WWDC 2015 live coverage

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off today with a special keynote presentation and The Mac Observer is on location to bring you as-it-happens reports for all of the day's announcements and surprises. Apple will show off iOS 9, the next version of OS X, Apple Watch, and more.

Sony CEO Says Apple Announcing Streaming Music Service at WWDC

7:10 PM, Jun. 7th, 2015 · · Conferences

Sony says Apple unveiling music streaming service at WWDC

Apple is going to unveil its rumored streaming music service on Monday during the kick off for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, according to Sony Music CEO Doug Morris. He spilled the beans on Apple's plans during an interview at the Cannes for the Midem Music Industry Festival on Sunday, implying his company will be on board at the beginning.

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Between Apple's own pre-WWDC announcements and partners leaking information, it feels like there isn't going to be anything new to announce at tomorrow's keynote.

TMO’s Live WWDC 2015 Keynote Coverage

9:45 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · Conferences

Stay on top of WWDC 2015 with TMO's coverage and analysis

Apple is kicking off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a keynote presentation on Monday June 8 at 10AM pacific time, and TMO will be there to bring you the latest news and announcements as they happen.

Apple Tells AltConf No WWDC Keynote or Session Streaming

9:14 PM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · · Conferences

Apple to AltConf: No WWDC Streaming for you

Apple's legal team dropped a bombshell on AltConf on Thursday when it told event organizers they can't show the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote live stream to its attendees. AltConf is an independent event for OS X and iOS developers that runs at the same time as Apple's own WWDC in San Francisco, and has streamed the keynote in previous years. While the move sucks for AltConf attendees, it makes sense considering Apple's live stream licensing terms.

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Like it or not, Apple is within its rights to shut down AltConf streaming of WWDC events. Letting AltConf stream the keynote and sessions dilutes the value of WWDC tickets, although it would be cool if Apple was on board with AltConf's plans—at least for the keynote—because it's still OS X and iOS developers hoping to improve their products regardless of whether or not they scored WWDC tickets.

ShowStoppers & MacTech Team Up for DevFocus at WWDC

6:09 PM, May. 26th, 2015 · · Conferences

ShowStoppers has long put on some of our favorite events at tradeshows (and beyond). They assemble great product and app creators, put them in a room where all the booths are roughly the same size (and not over-adorned with lights and glitz) and only allow media as attendees for a 2-to-4 hour event. Good news: this year it's happening for the first time at WWDC.

Apple WWDC Ticket Lottery Sales Wrap Up Today

8:56 AM, Apr. 20th, 2015 · · Conferences

Apple wrapped up its Worldwide Developers Conference ticket lottery last Friday, and started sending out notifications to the lucky winners later in the day. The Mac, iPhone and Apple Watch maker will finish sending out those alerts today, Monday April 20.

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This year's ticket selection process seemed to go smoothly. Maybe Apple has landed on a system they'll use next year, too.

Apple’s WWDC 2015 Scheduled for June 8 through 12

9:03 AM, Apr. 14th, 2015 · · Conferences

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to run from June 8 through June 12, 2015 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The event brings together Apple's own engineers with third-party developers to preview upcoming OS X and iOS releases, and to work together on designing and improving apps.

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With the Apple Watch finally coming out, this year's WWDC event should be filled with all kinds of interesting news for developers.

Jeff Gamet’s CES Wrap Up on Tech Night Owl Live

10:02 AM, Jan. 12th, 2015 · · Conferences

With CES 2015 behind us, TMO's Jeff Gamet joined The Tech Night Owl Live's Gene Steinberg to take a look at the annual electronics trade show. Jeff shared his thoughts on the event, reactions to new products, home automation, health and fitness tech, HD televisions, Apple's influence, and more. You can check out his CES wrap up on the Tech Night Owl Live website, or on the iTunes Store.

ACM 288: CES 2015 and Apple, Home Automation, and Cool New Products

6:30 PM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · & · Conferences


The Mac Observer was on location this week at CES 2015, and along with all the cool products that are coming soon, the crew picked up on some trends for the coming year. Jeff and Bryan talk about the interest—or lack of—device makers were showing in HealthKit and HomeKit, what's happening with home automation products, who wants to support Apple Watch, and more.