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  • Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the continued reverberations of Apple’s stunning reveal last week at WWDC. Many of us in the Apple Polishing business (I’m an unrepentant fanboy) remain enthralled by the details of iOS 8 and its growing impact on OS/X Yosemite — Extensions, Notification Widgets… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, And WWDC!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, And WWDC!

    WWDC! Apple might have skimped on hardware announcements, but the improvements to Apple’s desktop and mobile software are plenty. iOS 8 offers badass messaging, new camera software, and of course, Continuity, which lets you leave one task and pick it up from device to device. Meanwhile, OS X Yosemite offers a “dark mode”!! But at the end of the day, it’s the developers… Read More

  • WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

    WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

    Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you. Read More

  • Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Here’s The Complete Video

    The entire WWDC 2014 keynote is now online for your viewing pleasure. Watch Apple’s executives roll out the latest and greatest from Cupertino — and even call one of Apple’s newest employee, Dr. Dre. Read More

  • All The News From WWDC 2014

    All The News From WWDC 2014

    Apple carpet-bombed the OS X and iOS world at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, lifting the curtain on OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and more, including the ability to allow iPhones to make calls through a Mac. What follows is TechCrunch’s complete coverage of the announcements including hands-on reports with the upcoming OS X and iOS features. Read More

  • Apple’s iMessage Adds Self-Destructing Audio And Video Messages, Location Sharing

    Apple’s iMessage Adds Self-Destructing Audio And Video Messages, Location Sharing

    Today at WWDC, Apple introduced iOS 8 and a few new features. Among other things, the Messages app will receive a few new features, including the ability to send audio and video messages, share your location and more. First, Apple VP of iPad, iPhone and iPod Marketing Greg Joswiak started off with new group messaging features. You can now name your conversation, add or remove people, turn… Read More

  • iTunes App Store Now Has 1.2 Million Apps, Has Seen 75 Billion Downloads To Date

    iTunes App Store Now Has 1.2 Million Apps, Has Seen 75 Billion Downloads To Date

    At Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco this morning, the company announced that the iOS App Store has now reached 1.2 million applications – a staggering number that puts Apple neck-and-neck with competitor Google, which is currently estimated to have roughly 1.2 million. For comparison’s sake, at last year’s WWDC, also in June, Apple… Read More

  • Apple Finally Overhauls Typing In iOS 8 — Opens Up To 3rd Party Keyboards

    Apple Finally Overhauls Typing In iOS 8 — Opens Up To 3rd Party Keyboards

    Apple is finally giving a little serious love to the overlooked iOS keyboard. The forthcoming iOS 8 update, which it detailed on stage this morning at its WWDC 2014 event, will include a next-word prediction feature called QuickType. And — in even bigger news — iOS 8 will get system wide support for third party keyboards, which means alternative keyboard apps like Swype et… Read More

  • Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Apple Introduces iOS 8

    Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have had plenty of time to listen to feedback and dig deeper into features introduced before Ive ever took control of software. And finally, iOS 8 is here. We’ve been expecting a new Healthbook… Read More

  • Apple Announces Box Competitor As Aaron Levie Watches From The VIP Row

    Apple Announces Box Competitor As Aaron Levie Watches From The VIP Row

    Apple’s umbrella of cloud services dubbed iCloud will soon receive a major upgrade. SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi just introduced the new feature at WWDC. Basically, the company just copied Dropbox, Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and every other cloud storage service out there. In OS X Yosemite, you’ll find a new magic folder called iCloud Drive and… Read More

  • Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More

    As expected, Apple today announced the next version of the OS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference. It includes the much-rumored flatter look that many expected after Jony Ive took over the responsibility for the look-and-feel of OS X, as well as a wide range of new features. With this new design, OS X — which has an install base of about 80 million, including about 40… Read More

  • Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog

    Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, with a keynote address this morning. It looks like the show for 2014 will focus heavily on new software, including (confirmed by banners spotted on the show floor) iOS 8 and the next version of OS X. Through leaks and rumors, we’ve heard lots about a potential health tracking platform addition for iOS, as well as… Read More

  • How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    How And Where To Watch Apple’s WWDC Live Video Stream

    Apple is live streaming its WWDC event today but an Apple device is required to watch. Officially, the stream requires Safari 4 or later on OS X, iOS 4.2 or later; or a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later. However, if you’re on a Windows machine, like me, there are several workarounds that are likely to work. Read More

  • What To Expect At Apple’s WWDC 2014

    What To Expect At Apple’s WWDC 2014

    Starting Monday, Apple will be unloading a week’s worth of news and resources for software makers at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Apple always kicks things off with a keynote at the beginning of the show, wherein it reveals new and exciting things for both developers and consumers alike. This year will be no exception, but what… Read More

  • Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple Will Stream The WWDC 2014 Keynote Live On June 2

    Apple will be streaming this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 2 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET), the company announced today. Apple only sometimes streams live video of its special events, and never announces its intent to do so this far in advance, so this is an interesting development. The company doesn’t say what’s going to be on the docket at the show, but it… Read More

  • Apple Said To Be Prepping Smart Home Software Platform For WWDC Reveal

    Apple Said To Be Prepping Smart Home Software Platform For WWDC Reveal

    Apple is going to make a big play in the connected smart home space, according to a new report from the Financial Times. The company is planning a platform that would turn its iOS devices, including the iPhone, to control their smart home devices, doing things like controlling lights, security systems and connected appliances. This platform would be built into the iPhone, centralizing… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC Keynote Happens June 2 At 10AM PT, New Hardware Said To Be Revealed

    Apple’s WWDC Keynote Happens June 2 At 10AM PT, New Hardware Said To Be Revealed

    Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will take place Monday, June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco, according to a schedule for the conference just released via the company’s iOS applications for the event. The keynote traditionally gets things started on the first day of the developer-focused event, but this sets in stone the actual date and time. At Apple’s… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC 2014 Happens June 2 – 6, Apply For Random Ticket Selection Now

    Apple’s WWDC 2014 Happens June 2 – 6, Apply For Random Ticket Selection Now

    Apple has just posted its official dates for Worldwide Developers Conference 2014, and the annual event will take place June 2 through June 6 this year. The registration isn’t first-come first-serve this time around, and instead will take place using random selection, as Google is doing with I/O. Interested devs can sign up to be included in random selection between now and April 7 at 10… Read More

  • I Think We Can All Agree This Is Better Than Apple’s iOS 7 Redesign, Right?

    I Think We Can All Agree This Is Better Than Apple’s iOS 7 Redesign, Right?

    Lisa Frank. Dayglo Barbie. Rainbow unicorn. Fisher Price. A mess, trouble, confusing. Marketing department. What are, “words used to describe the iOS 7 redesign,” Alex? Now that the Apple keynote beer goggles have worn off, the polarizing makeover of Apple’s iOS 7 operating system is starting to sink in. Surely, this is not it? This is not done, right? Read More

  • Apple Showcases The Transformative Power Of iOS Apps In New Video

    Apple Showcases The Transformative Power Of iOS Apps In New Video

    Apple has just posted a lengthy, nearly 10 minute video (via 9to5Mac) about how apps built for its platform are used around the world to make changes that significantly impact people’s lives. It’s a very different approach from the typical Apple commercial, which is generally a short affair focusing on what apps are doing to add a little bit of levity or convenience to the… Read More