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  • Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

    Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

    Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB. The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to the MacBook Air update Apple issued earlier this year, in that it improves… Read More

  • Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta Download Available To Testers

    Apple Makes OS X Yosemite Beta Download Available To Testers

    Apple has flipped the switch on the OS X Yosemite Beta today as promised, and if you’ve already signed up and been accepted to the Beta program, you can head to the Apple site for the preview to get a Mac App Store redemption code for the new build now. If you haven’t yet signed up, you can try now, but remember that Apple has a ceiling of one million members for this all-new… Read More

  • Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight declines as it did last quarter. By the numbers, Apple sold 35.20 million iPhones, 13.27 million iPads, 4.41 million Macs and 2.96… Read More

  • Apple Adds A New Entry-Level iMac For $1,099

    Apple Adds A New Entry-Level iMac For $1,099

    Apple has a new iMac model today, an entry-level machine that brings the price of entry to the all-in-one desktop to $1,099, or $200 less than was the case just yesterday. The new version has a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5000 on board. Read More

  • Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

    At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team. The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple developers use with Objective-C today, which means that those already familiar with the tools… Read More

  • WWDC 2014 Event Recap

    Watch The TechCrunch Recap Of Apple’s WWDC 2014 Announcements

    Apple’s keynote for WWDC 2014 happened Monday morning, and there was a lot to digest, both for attendees and those watching at home. Apple didn’t announce any new gadgets at this year’s event, but it did upend the world of iOS and make huge changes to OS X on the desktop, which will translate to big shifts both for developers and end users. Myself and new TechCrunch writers… Read More

  • The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    The Best News-Reading App, Reeder 2, Returns To Mac

    For all five of us who still prefer managing our own news-reading experience through a dedicated RSS reader application, there’s good news out today: One of the best news readers on the market, Reeder 2, has finally returned to the Mac. The Mac application had been unavailable for nearly a year, following the shutdown of Google Reader, because it was built on top of the search… 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 Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple Updates The MacBook Air With Improved Processors And $899 Starting Price

    Apple has indeed updated its MacBook Air as foretold, and while the updates aren’t terribly dramatic, they are solid improvements that should come as welcome news to anyone who has been waiting in the wings for a reason to upgrade. The new models now start at $899 for the 11-inch model, and $999 for the 13-inch model. Now is definitely the time for Apple to be capitalizing on their… Read More

  • Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac

    Google has released its Google Now notification integration for its desktop Chrome browser, and the update will begin rolling out today and continue to percolate over the coming weeks. The new feature allows users to receive Google Now notifications on their desktop, synced the Now notifications on their phone. To enable them, users need only to be logged into Chrome on the desktop with the… Read More