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TMO Live Coverage: WWDC 2015 Keynote

8:00 AM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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 · · WWDC

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.

ACM 257: WWDC 2014 Roundup

5:29 PM, Jun. 4th, 2014 · & · WWDC

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Apple hosted its annual keynote presentation at Worldwide Developer Conference this week, so Jeff and Bryan have plenty to talk about. They took a look at what they like from iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, how Apple is marginalizing Google branding in searches, the move towards smart home control, health and fitness tracking, and more.

Apple Eases Up on iOS, OS X Beta Secrecy

4:42 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · WWDC

Apple is taking a less restrictive stance on secrecy surrounding the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite by letting developers talk more openly about the operating systems instead of clamping down with a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that stops them from saying anything at all. The change doesn't mean developers can talk openly about everything they're experiencing in the beta operating systems, but it will let them discuss features Apple has already highlighted at its Worldwide Developer Conference without fear of repercussion.

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Apple wasn't stopping developers from talking about keynote announcements from previous WWDC events, so it made sense to change the agreement wording to match the company's intent. Good move, Apple.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-06-03

1:47 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · WWDC

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It's day two at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference and Dave Hamilton took time out of his busy on-location schedule to join Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin to share his take on Monday's announcements. They also discuss Apple's apparent move to control more of our search experience and how that may impact Google.