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apple unveils their highly overdue re-design of the mac pro housed inside a small cylindrical volume, the desktop integrates up to 12 processors in a unified thermal core, providing ultra-fast speed and performance. http://www.designboom.com/technology/apple-unveils-the-mac-pro/

What 5 Dots In iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade Of Apple Design Strife

A “new” element of iOS 7 has been buried since the iPhone’s original mockup.<p>Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so much so that we’ve developed an entire language around it–“How many bars do you have?” or “I don’t know why the call dropped, I had, like, three bars!” With five simple dots that sit …

Bye-Bye, Steel Rectangle: Apple Goes Form-Follows-Function with New "Thermal Core" Mac Pro Redesign

Yesterday Apple unveiled their ridiculously sexy update to the Mac Pro line. The sleek, 9.9-inch-tall, 6.6-inch-diameter cylinder is unlike any other …

iOS 7 Preview Leaves No Doubt: Whether Hardware or Software, Ive's Got the Juice

In addition to unveiling their redesigned Mac Pro, yesterday Apple also previewed their forthcoming iOS 7. This is the one many an industrial …

It's Nice To See Steve Jobs's Widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, At Apple's Big Conference Today

Steve Jobs's widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, is at Apple's big developer conference today.<p>It's really nice to see for those of who miss what her husband brought to the industry.<p>Here she is talking to famous early stage startup investor Ron Conway (on the right) and a young man in some very impressive …

Apple Announces iCloud Keychain, 1Password-Like Password Manager

Today at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote, while talking about Mac OS X Mavericks, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a new password manager called iCloud Keychain for Safari.<p>The feature can remember website logins, credit card numbers and WiFi …

Apple announces iWork for iCloud, new apps for Mac and iOS coming later this year

Confirming our earlier suspicions, Apple today showed off some new features for its iWork suite of apps, which includes both Mac and iOS versions of the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps. While Apple confirmed that new versions of the apps for Mac and iOS would be coming later in the year, it spent …

Apple Challenges Google Docs, MS Office With iWork For iCloud Coming To A Browser Near You

Apple is taking some big steps up in its bid to challenge the likes of Google and Microsoft in cloud apps, and one of those involves a big upgrade to its iWork suite: Pages word processing, Numbers spreadsheet and Keynote presentation programs — all previously native-only — are now coming to iCloud …

With iOS 7, Apple Could Win Back Your Home Screen

It starts innocently. One day you find yourself replacing Apple Maps with Google Maps when it becomes available. Or maybe you fall in love with a new email application. You find, after not really using the default calendar app that there are more robust options out there.<p>And soon, after a few …

iOS 7 Leaves Older iPhones And iPads Out Of The Fun

iOS 7 hits iPhones this fall, but only the iPhone 5 and iPod touch will get all the features announced at WWDC. The iPhone 4 and 4S will only get the new iOS 7 look and a splattering of features. And forget about the iPhone 3GS and older iPhones. They will be stuck in the skeuomorphic world of iOS …

Apple Publishes iOS 7 Transition Guide To Help Developers Adopt Flat Design

As expected, Apple is introducing a completely new design language for iOS 7. For developers, this means they will have to adapt their apps to match the rest of the operating system if they don’t want them to look antiquated. Thankfully, Apple today also published a pretty extensive guide to …

Soon you’ll be able to read iBooks on your Mac

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Starting this fall, Apple’s iBooks are no longer limited to reading on iPhones and iPads. The iBookstore is getting its own …

Apple’s new operating system presages the fusion of desktop and mobile software

“Trendsetter” isn’t a word often used to describe Microsoft these days, but for once it’s apt. First Google, and now Apple, have revealed that they are following Microsoft’s “Windows Everywhere” vision into a future of personal computing where desktop operating systems look and function like, and …

Software

What Apple Didn't Announce At WWDC

Apple’s keynote at the World Wide Developers Conference yesterday was notable for the many products the company announced. Also, for the ones it didn’t.<p>In two hours yesterday, Apple gave consumers and developers a slew of new products to get excited about. Completely new versions of both its …

iOS 7's 'Activation Lock' Delivers Cautious Optimism to Officials Concerned Over Mobile Device Thefts

One of the new iOS 7 features introduced by Craig Federighi at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote yesterday was Activation Lock, which aims to reduce the appeal of Apple devices to thieves by preventing stolen phones from being activated by new users.<p>There's one feature I want to talk …

Apple iOS 7 supports Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 for next-gen network roaming

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Apple(s aapl) didn’t get a chance to show every new iOS 7 feature on Monday at its WWDC event, but in typical fashion it did …

iOS 7 borrows heavily from its competition, but should we care?

If you were online at all yesterday, you probably heard at least a little bit about Apple’s latest iOS 7. The new UI is completely redesigned and transforms the aging platform into something modern and fresh. At the same time, it also looks very familiar.<p>Some of this is because at it’s heart it is …

Apps

How WWDC 2013 set the stage for new user experiences

<i>Corey Gault is director of communications at Urban Airship.</i><p>Yesterday at WWDC, Apple once again reminded everyone that it has the best designers in the world, unveiling slick interfaces for OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 that promise to make user experiences simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable.<p>For …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention …

Apple’s Declaration of Values: Simplify, Perfect, Delight

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred …

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