Apple unveiled Swift Playgrounds on Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday to help fulfill CEO Tim Cook's philosophy that coding should be taught to everyone in school. The platform will be free and available this fall.
Apple gave us a preview look at iOS 10 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The new version opens Siri to developers, adds more device categories to HomeKit, and more.
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.
Apple showed off tvOS and its latest features at Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The new version includes Single sign-on for channels, Siri support in the iPhone remote app, and more.
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 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.
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.
Apple released Logic Pro X 10.2.3 on Thursday—despite the minor point revision, it's a serious update with tons of new features, improvements, bug fixes, and the new Chinese music instruments and loops brought to GarageBand in May. It gives Bryan Chaffin hopes that this project isn't about to be Apertured.
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.
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.
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