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OS X Renamed macOS, gets Siri and Apple Pay Support

2:03 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

Siri for macOS Sierra lets you talk to your Mac

Apple announced OS X is now macOS, and that Siri support is coming to the desktop during Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The next version of the Mac operating system will get Apple Pay support for the Web, too.

watchOS 3 gets New Health, Fitness, Communication Features

1:20 PM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

watchOS 3's new fitness tracking interfaces

Apple started off its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event with watchOS 3, the next version of the Apple Watch operating system. The new version will include performance improvements, easier access to favorite apps, new clock faces, handwriting recognition, and SOS on Watch for contacting emergency services from your wrist.

Microsoft Goes Social with $26.2B LinkedIn Purchase

10:53 AM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

LinkedIn joins team Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Monday it plans to buy LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion. The deal is Satya Nadella's biggest since taking over as Microsoft CEO, and it's the biggest corporate buyout to date. For Microsoft, the deal makes sense because professional business tool are a big part of the company, and LinkedIn is all about bringing business professionals together.

TMO’s WWDC Keynote Live Coverage

9:29 AM, Jun. 13th, 2016 · · News

Get ready for today's WWDC keynote and TMO's live coverage

Apple's big keynote event to launch this year's annual Worldwide Developer Conference starts at 10AM pacific time, and The Mac Observer will be on location bringing you as it happens news from the event. Reports say we could see new MacBook Pro models, Siri support for third-party apps, an updated Thunderbolt display, and more.

CurrentC Rolls off its Deathbed and into the Grave

11:13 AM, Jun. 9th, 2016 · · News

It's dead, Jim: CurrentC dies before it ever launched

The mobile payment platform CurrentC is all but dead. MCX is shutting down its beta trials, turning off user accounts, and keeping mum on whether or not it'll bring back the service at some point in the future. CurrentC is, for all practical purposes dead, but MCX can't bring itself to use that word.

iOS Developers Snap Up Tickets for Microsoft’s WWDC Party

10:51 AM, Jun. 8th, 2016 · · News

Xamarin Microsoft Party

Microsoft is getting in on Apple's WWDC action with a major party on Monday, June 13th. The company announced the shindig on behalf of itself and Xamarin, a Microsoft-owned company that provides development tools to iOS, Android, and Windows, and all tickets were snapped up in hours.