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Apple WatchOS 10: Can Your Apple Watch Support It? - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 15:03
Apple made many announcements at its WWDC conference, including features coming in the new WatchOS 10. Here's what Apple Watches can take advantage.

Best Cheap Home Security Systems for 2023 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 15:00
Protecting your home doesn't have to break the bank. Here are our top picks for affordable home security systems.

Apple Vision Pro is Apple's New AR Headset

SlashDot - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:45
Apple has announced an augmented reality headset called Apple Vision Pro that "seamlessly" blends the real and digital world. "It's the first Apple product you look through, and not at," CEO Tim Cook said of the device, which looks like a pair of ski goggles. From a report: As rumored, it features a separate battery pack and is controlled with eyes, hands, and voice. Vision Pro is positioned as primarily an AR device, but it can switch between augmented and full virtual reality using a dial. The device is controller-free, and you browse rows of app icons by looking at them. You can tap to select and flick to scroll, and you can also give voice commands. On top of that, the headset supports Bluetooth accessories and lets you connect your Mac to use inside the headset. You're also not, Apple promises, isolated from people around you. The headset will display your eyes with a system called EyeSight, and if you're in full VR, a glowing screen will obscure them to suggest you're not available. The device uses passthrough video that lets you see the real world in full color, but you can also project 3D objects into real space, including pulling objects out of a message thread into the real world.

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Apple Unveiled iPadOS 17 at WWDC 2023 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:43
Apple's iPadOS 17 will bring some familiar iPhone features to your iPad.

iOS 17's New NameDrop Feature Makes Sharing Contacts Easier - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:42
In iOS 17, you'll be able to share your contacts with others by just bringing your phones close together.

Journal App Coming to Your iPhone With iOS 17 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:40
Apple revealed the app at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday.

Apple Adds Secure Sharing of Passwords and Passkeys to Safari - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:27
The Safari updates will let a group users add, edit and share their communal logins.

Vision Pro: Apple Finally Unwraps Ambitious, Long-Rumored VR Headset at WWDC - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:25
Apple's first new product in years makes its debut, at long last: it's aiming for your eyes.

Apple Will Turn Your Photos Into Stickers With Messages in iOS 17 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:13
At WWDC, Apple announced a handful of updates iOS 17's Messages app, including Live Stickers.

MacOS Sonoma Unveiled: Your Mac Is Getting More Customizable - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:12
At WWDC 2023, Apple showed off its latest desktop software, which includes more customizable widgets.

WatchOS 10 For Apple Watch: New Features Coming This Year - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:09
Apple previews its WatchOS 10 update at WWDC 2023.

iPhone Will Let You Set A Custom Image or Memoji For Your Calls - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 14:01
Callers can set photos, emoji and typography as personalized contact posters to represent themselves.

Apple Unveils M2 Ultra Processor

SlashDot - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:47
Apple announced the M2 Ultra processor, a new chip for its Mac Studio workstation for professional users. From a report: The chip has 134 transistors and 24 central processing unit (CPU) cores with 20% faster performance. It has up to 76 graphics processing unit (GPU) cores at up to 30% faster performance. Apple made the announcement at its WWDC event today on the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. The chip will go into the Mac Studio product, which previously used Intel silicon. These are machines like those used by engineers to deliver Saturday Night Live or create blockbuster movies, said Jennifer Munn at Apple. Apple said this completes the transition to Apple silicon. Developers can build new versions of apps at warp speed, with up to 25% faster performance than in the past, Munn said. The 32-core neural engine is 40% faster at AI calculations. It supports 192 gigabytes of unified memory, which is 50% more than M1 Ultra.

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MacBook Air 15-Inch: Apple Just Announced It's Biggest Air Ever - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:40
Powered by an Apple M2 chip, the new 15-inch MacBook Air weighs only 3.3 pounds and starts at $1,299.

Apple Upgrades Mac Pro to M2 Ultra Silicon - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:32
The company's power pro desktop finally gets the update we've all been waiting for.

Apple Mac Studio Update at WWDC: M2 Ultra Arrives as an Add-On - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:29
The company's compact desktop for creatives gets its first upgrade since it launched. and now you can add an M2 Ultra.

Apple's Brainiest Mac Chip So Far, the M2 Ultra, Means No More Intel - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:28
The new chip powers Apple's new Mac Pro and upgraded Mac Studio, letting power users pack as much as 192GB of memory into their machines.

Apple's New 15-inch MacBook Air is the 'World's Thinnest'

SlashDot - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:20
Apple has unveiled a new 15-inch MacBook Air at its 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference. The new model is 11.5mm thick, which Apple says makes it the world's thinnest 15-inch laptop. From a report: It has two USB-C Thunderbolt ports, a MagSafe charging connector, and a headphone jack. Its 15.3-inch screen has 500 nits of brightness, a 1080p webcam, and gets a quoted 18 hours of battery life. It'll come with Apple's M2 chip. The new model starts at $1,299 and will be available next week. Meanwhile, Apple is updating the price on its smaller model. The 13-inch MacBook Air with M2 now starts at $1,099. The new laptop represents a midrange release for Apple, which previously had a fairly large price gap between its 13-inch MacBook offerings and larger premium-priced models. The 15-inch Air will likely serve an audience that wants a large screen but doesn't need the extra computing power (and cost) of 14-inch and 16-inch Pro models.

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Apple Unveils iOS 17 for the iPhone at WWDC 2023 - CNET

CNET News - Mon, 2023-06-05 13:18
The new iPhone software brings a number of fixes and additions.