We're just days away from getting our next official glimpse of Apple's future. The company kicks off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, June 4 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. CNET will have wall-to-wall live coverage, including a live blog and a livestream commentary, starting an hour earlier. Watch CNET's live coverage of WWDC 2018 (Monday, 9 a.m. PT)WWDC, which runs this year from June 4 to 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, will offer clues about the road ahead for the next operating systems and software applications that power Apple's iPhones ($799.99 at Cricket Wireless), iPads ($329.99 at Best Buy), Macs, watches, HomePod ($349.00 at Walmart) speakers and Apple TV ($179.99 at Crutchfield) streamers. It will also give third-party developers the opportunity to mix it up with Apple executives, engineers and product designers.Look for software and services to take center stage at the Monday keynote -- an expectation that recently … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018: What to expect from iOS 12, MacOS 10.14 and more
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< div class="closeup bg-image" style="background-image: url('https://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/field/image/2016/10/finder-macos-sierra-hero.jpg')"> < div class="extra" markdown="1"> The next version of Apple's operating system for its Mac lineup is expected to carry the version number macOS 10.14. Here's everything that's swirling around about what might be in store for the next major update to macOS. May 25, 2018: Apple trademark filing points to possible names for macOS 10.14 A couple of trademark filings (via MacRumors) in the Philippines and Cambodia offer possibilities for the California landmark that Apple will choose as the name for the next version of macOS. All four names, Mojave, Sequoia, Sonoma, and Venture, were on Apple's application in the Philippines, while Mojave was the only name that appeared on the application in Cambodia. Personally, I'm partial to Mojave. Do you have a favorite of any of these four? April 20, 2018: A dark mode might be … [Read more...] about macOS 10.14 rumor roundup: What’s next for Mac!
This year, macOS hits lucky number 10.14. Apple's been working on it since last fall, when marketing weighed in on what it thought the next update needed, engineers pitched new ideas, and Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi sifted through the big pile on his desk. Since Apple doesn't tease future releases, until Federighi takes the stage on June 4 at WWDC 2018, it's impossible for anyone on the outside to know everything that made the cut but that doesn't stop the rumors from flying. Here's what's made the news so far! May 23, 2018: System-wide Dark Mode rumored — guessed? wished? — for macOS Gui Rambo is a reverse-engineering whiz, so when he throws something up on Twitter, it's worth paying attention to. In this case, it's hard to tell if Gui is sharing a rumor, and educated guess, or just wishing like the rest of us. But, given that Apple has started down the Dark Mode path on macOS, forever should it control its destiny... or, … [Read more...] about macOS 10.14: Release date rumors, feature speculation, and more
By Roger Fingas Saturday, May 19, 2018, 05:37 am PT (08:37 am ET) New apps and updates to existing software appear in the App Store and other digital marketplaces all the time, and sometimes there's simply too many to track. AppleInsider has collected together some of the main macOS and iOS software updates and new additions that have arrived in the last week. This week's highlights include a new customizable display in Fortnite for iOS, group enhancements in WhatsApp, and changes to Tweetbot 3 for Mac. eBay A new "Shop Your Interests" feature will suggest things to buy after answering a brief survey. These products are organized into groups, such as Apple devices. At the moment the feature is only available to iPhone and iPad owners in the U.S., but more countries and platforms will gain access in the next few months. Get it for iOS: Free Requires iOS 10 or later. Fortnite 4.2 The PUBG clone drops players into a battle royale, in which the last squad or player standing wins. A … [Read more...] about App Roundup: Fortnite for iOS, Tweetbot 3 for macOS, WhatsApp, eBay, more!
It may seem like WWDC 2017 just ended, but WWDC 2018 is just weeks away. So, that makes today the best time to dive into all the things macOS High Sierra has to offer, especially with rumors about macOS 10.14 floating around.MacOS has seen its fair share of problems, like password vulnerabilities and other security issues, but those have been resolved by Apple, and our time with macOS High Sierra has been mostly positive. Even the few problems we experienced with it have been fixed by Apple. And, with the new file system and built-in photo-editing tools, Apple has more than made up for any missteps.Still, macOS High Sierra falls victim to the same issue that plagued OS X Mountain Lion after it followed Lion: it introduces a bunch of new features, but doesn’t innovate in any tangible way. We won’t know what’s next for Apple until WWDC 2018. We saw some reports of iOS apps making their way to macOS, but it seems that probably won’t be happening.In the meantime, … [Read more...] about macOS 10.13 High Sierra release date, news and features
macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 is coming down the line with new features that need as much testing as they can get; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That's why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release. How to make an archived backup of your Mac with Time Machine Before you begin, make sure you back up … [Read more...] about How to download and install macOS 10.13.5 beta 1 to your Mac
macOS High Sierra is coming this fall with plenty of awesome new features that developers can take advantage of in their apps; as such, Apple is releasing early beta software so that developers can make their apps work seamlessly when the full operating system launches to the public. Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That's why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release. How to make an archived backup of your Mac with Time Machine Before you begin, make … [Read more...] about How to download and install macOS 10.13.4 beta 7 to your Mac
Apple software chief Craig Federighi told employees at a company meeting in January 2018 that Apple is focusing on security and performance improvements in macOS and iOS in 2018. As a result there will be fewer major changes to the macOS than there have been in previous years. However, the company will continue its focus on getting iOS apps to run on the Mac. Other than that, we don’t know much about what Apple might add to the next version of macOS. And we certainly don't know what it will be called, other than macOS 10.14. But here’s what we expect and when we expect to see it. What will Apple call the next version of macOS? Continuity would suggest that Apple will call the next version of the Mac operating system macOS 10.14. However, there are a couple more options. It may feasibly decide that it’s time to move on from macOS TEN (or Mac OS X for the die-hards) altogether and graduate to macOS 11. Of course if it was to do that macOS 11 would be out in conjunction … [Read more...] about Expect iOS apps to run on the macOS in 2018
In addition to the release of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas today, Apple debuted the first beta of Xcode 9.3, the latest version of its software development tool for Apple devices. Most noteworthy in version 9.3 is an updated Energy organizer feature designed to help developers reduce mobile battery drain. During testing, the Energy organizer will let developers know when foreground apps, background apps, and app extensions exceed a certain CPU threshold, causing excessive battery drain. After the app is released, the Energy organizer will let the developer receive app-specific crash reports with energy issues from users who opted in to sharing app analytics. In addition to the expected bug fixes and Swift compilation speed improvements, Xcode 9.3 also heralds the end of 32-bit app support in macOS, which will soon require apps to be fully 64-bit. To that end, Apple is introducing a 64-bit testing mode, enabling Mac developers to test apps for 64-bit compatibility. Apple … [Read more...] about Apple’s Xcode 9.3 beta helps developers cut iOS and macOS battery drain, go fully 64-bit
macOS High Sierra arrived on Macs later on 25 September 2017, but not everyone has downloaded it yet. If you are wondering whether to bite the bullet and upgrade, read on to find out what to expect, and whether it's worth the upgrade if you're already happy with Sierra (or an even older version of Mac OS X). Given that High Sierra is a free update, you might wonder why there's any debate at all. But, there's always a bit of work involved with updating a Mac, and that it can be pretty difficult to downgrade once you've done it. Then there is the fact that often, despite thorough beta testing, there can still be issues with the software and problems with compatibility, and that may well cause headaches for you. So you want to be sure before you jump to the latest version of macOS. If you want more detail on each of the versions you can check out our Sierra review and our High Sierra review, but for now let's put the two head-to-head. Design & interface Here's one area you really … [Read more...] about Should you upgrade to macOS High Sierra?