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End of Era for macOS X, Hello macOS Big Sur

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Apple today introduced the newest version of macOS, the operating system that runs on the Mac. macOS 11.0 Big Sur is now available in beta for registered developers who want to test out the new features and ensure their software is compatible. This signals the end of macOS X (formally Mac OS X), or macOS 10.0 which originally released March 24, 2001. macOS Big Sur is a major update that […]

iOS 14 introduces setting default Mail and Web Browser apps

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This morning Apple ran through with its WWDC announcement, however, they left something out that was only included on the Preview website for the update. You will now be able to set the default application for Mail and Web Browser Apple has been heavily criticised in the past for forcing all iOS and iPadOS users to use its built-in Safari and Mail applications, with no option to change the defaults. […]

iOS 14 adds widgets to home screen, redesigned Siri

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The newest major version of iOS has been revealed at WWDC 2020, and the biggest change you’ll notice will be the fact that you can now add widgets to the home screen. Widgets, in general, get a noticeable redesign that allows them to fit in better with the home screen whilst also showing relevant and timely information at a glance – and they come in a variety of sizes versus […]

“A historic day”: Apple confirms Macs will move to its own processors

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It’s been an open secret in recent weeks, but Apple has today confirmed at WWDC 2020 that it will release future Macs with its own ARM-powered silicon processors. The move, according to Apple, will allow it to have much better performance whilst also using less power – something ideal for its line of laptops (such as the MacBook Pro). It will also mean that the gap between the iPhone/iPad and […]

Everything we know about Sony’s PlayStation 5

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The Sony PlayStation 5 event starts in a little over 12 hours. As it draws closer, here is everything you need to know. The Incredible Specs Sony has already told us that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio technology, ray tracing – something that has never been seen on a gaming console, and incredibly fast SSDs which will cut down on load times a lot – we’re talking […]

Sony’s new PS5 event set for June 11th

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The original PlayStation 5 event was scheduled for June 4th but was postponed following the death of George Floyd and protests against racism and police brutality happening around the world, has now been rescheduled for Thursday, June 11th at 4PM EST (or, Friday, June 12th at 6PM AEST) on Twitch and YouTube, announced by Sony today. See you Thursday, June 11 at 1:00pm Pacific time (9:00pm BST) for a look […]

Despite the Coronavirus economic impact, Apple shares at an all-time high

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January was a peaceful time for most, with COVID-19 not spreading recklessly, you could comfortably sit in a restaurant, there were no toilet paper shortages, and Apple’s stock was sitting comfortably at $327.85 USD (January 29). However, by 23rd of March, we saw their share price drop harshly by 33% to $224.37. Now come June, we’re able to buy toilet paper, we’re easing out of isolation, Australia has become one […]

AirPods Studio: Apple’s $500 over-ear headphones enter mass production in time for WWDC 2020 unveiling

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Concept Image Curtesy by MacRumours This year will be the first time we experience a full virtual WWDC event. Word on the street that Apple AirPods Studio may have already entered mass production, well ahead of the WWDC event. Expected to be announced at this WWDC 2020 this month, the US$349 (~AUD$515) over-ear headphones will compete with the likes of the Bose 700, the upcoming Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Surface […]

Missed out? AWS Summit Online is now available on-demand

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Hosting an online summit has its issues, which Amazon found out the hard way. If you were one of the unfortunate ones to miss you because you didn’t have time, or you were disconnected from the service, you can now fetch the following online: Over 50 educational sessions on topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and analytics, security, and much more.A step-by-step introduction to core AWS services in […]

Is Apple announcing Apple Glasses at WWDC 2020?

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It is rumoured that Apple has a secret research unit comprising hundreds of different employees working on Augment Reality and Virtual Reality, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in Apple products.

Not just you: AWS Summit so far a disaster, bad quality, and disappearing sessions

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AWS Summit 2020, powered by Intrado, has been a complete disaster. Not only did it look like a web application from the early 2000’s, many users experienced very bad quality playback, and the first set of sessions completely disappeared. “It looks like all presentations have been postponed?” Ryan Warrener, “I’m not sure what is going on. Now the sessions are disappearing” Jarek Modra, “This is so so terrible” Alex Lee, […]

SPOILER: What apple is announcing for iOS 14 at this years WWDC

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The past few years Apple has not been too good at keep it’s secrets internal. An early test version if iOS 14 was leaked, and this gave us a glance into what is to come. But here is what we know so far to be announced at this years virtual World Wide Developers Conference.  Home Screen Update There are two major leaks about the Home Screen that we’ve seen so […]

Amazon’s Virtual Summit: What To Expect at AWS 2020

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AWS Summit Online is on Wednesday 13 May 2020, a free virtual event to “educate you about the skills needed to design, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications” as Amazon would describe.  Due to the current situation with Coronavirus or COVID-19 as some would call, Amazon is unable to host their usual Sydney Summit in the International Convention Centre. But none the less, the show must go on. Heres what […]

Swift Student Challenge from Apple announced

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From now until Sunday, May 17 students can enter into Apple’s Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground. Submissions will be judged on three areas, Technical accomplishment in the submitted Swift playground Creativity of ideas in the submitted Swift playground Content of written responses to the questions in the submission form. Each student selected for a challenge […]

Apple goes VIRTUAL with Worldwide Developers Conference

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Apple has announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) virtually, starting on the 22nd of June. Developers will be able to access WWDC in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website for free for all developers. The usual cost of a ticket at WWDC in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, costs charges over $1,000. But this time we’ll see no cost […]