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Geekbench Results Tease 6-Core MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM

· Jim Tanous · Rumor

Geekbench results posted this weekend appear to show an upcoming MacBook Pro featuring the latest 6-core Intel processor and 32GB of RAM, a major upgrade over the current 4-core models limited to 16GB of RAM. This suggests that a 6-core MacBook Pro could make its debut this week at WWDC.

Apple Ad Highlights Animoji Ahead of WWDC Keynote

· Jim Tanous · Cool Stuff Found

An Animoji ad originally posted to Apple’s Korean YouTube channel last month was just posted on its main channel today in the hours before the company’s WWDC keynote. The ad features three Animoji characters singing along to Citizen Kane by the Korean group HYUKOH. The timing of the video’s re-posting suggests that the Animoji feature may see updates during today’s keynote, both in terms of capabilities and device compatibility. The song is kind of catchy, too.

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 11.3 ARKit 1.5

A new rumor is out just ahead of next weeks Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation: ARKit is going to add the ability to let two people see the same virtual scene at the same time.

Developers: We Want to Talk with You During WWDC 2018

· Jeff Gamet · News

WWDC 2018

Developers, if you’re going to be in San Jose during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this year The Mac Observer wants to hear from you. We’re conducting interviews throughout the week and want to include you.

Apple Events App on Apple TV Updated for WWDC 2018 Keynote

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Not everyone is lucky enough to get to watch Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote in person next week, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Apple updated its Apple Events app on Apple TV Wednesday morning so it’s ready to go for next Monday’s (June 4th) keynote presentation. The Mac Observer will be there covering the event live, and now you can watch from the comfort of your livingroom. The Apple Events app updates automatically, so you don’t need to do anything to make it happen.

Apple Events App on Apple TV Updated for WWDC 2018 Keynote

The “Man Looking Over Your Shoulder” Attack – Mac Geek Gab 711

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Don Lajoie's 711 car, Man Looking Over Your Shoulder Attack, Mac Geek Gab 711

Ever send mail to the wrong address accidentally? Ever want to ask your Mac its serial number? Notifications ever get in your way? All those questions are answered in the just the first segment of the show. Listen for more about syncing your Photos without iCloud Photo Library, managing your calendars, and much more! Press play and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

A Great Collection of WWDC 2018 Wishlists

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

WWDC wishlists.

Technical journalists don’t have access to Apple’s roadmaps, but they do have pretty good ideas about what might help us all with Apple’s new hardware and software.

13-inch MacBook Pro Delivery Date Slips to June 6

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple’s Mac lineup seems to be shipping as normal leading up to this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, that is except for the 13-inch MacBook Pro which now shows as delivering two days after the 2018 WWDC keynote.

Here's How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Stream

· Jeff Gamet · News

WWDC 2018 keynote banner

Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event is scheduled for 10 AM pacific time on Monday, June 4th. Here’s how to watch the keynote live even if you aren’t there.

Apple's Siri Says She's Getting 'Smarter' at WWDC [Update]

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Siri's New Voice

So far, Siri has revealed she will be getting a new voice, and she hinted at what may be a new HomePod. Perhaps most importantly, on one test, she told me she was getting smarter. [Updated with additional info.]

Headed to WWDC? Get Your Tickets for the App Camp for Girls Fundraiser Concert

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is just a couple weeks away, and that means the James Dempsey and the Breakpoints concert to raise funds for App Camp for Girls is about to happen. The concert coincides with WWDC every year and is the biggest fund raising event for the coding camp. It’s loads of fun so get your tickets right away before they’re sold out.

Headed to WWDC? Get Your Tickets for the App Camp for Girls Fundraiser Concert

TMO Background Mode Special Edition #4 With Former Apple Executive Michael Gartenberg

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Michael Gartenberg

Michael Gartenberg spent three years as Apple’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, reporting directly to Senior VP Phil Schiller. In his fourth encore appearance on Background Mode, Michael and I chat about expectations for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to be held June 4-8, 2018. We delved into potential improvements to HomePod, the state-of-the-art of Siri, the competition with Amazon’s Alexa, possible changes to iOS and watchOS, the state of the Mac, the much anticipated Mac Pro, what we’d like from macOS 10.14, Apple’s recent issue with premature product announcements, and the MacBook evolution (and its keyboard). We also discussed Apple’s discontinuation of AirPort products, and why that’s something Apple may or may not need to be involved with anymore.