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Apple WWDC 2018 - macOS Mojave announcement

Which Macs will run Apple's macOS Mojave?

The next version of Apple's desktop operating system arrives this fall. When it does, a number of Mac models won't be able to upgrade. Here's who's left out in the cold.

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Why has Apple put Mac users in the Mojave desert?

Mojave macOS may be a metaphorical desert, with Mac users forced to endure a long dry march across it, but Apple has signaled two major events for next year that could bring relief.

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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WWDC: Accessibility has become a requirement

With Apple putting accessibility at the core of the company's mission, developers no longer have any excuse to avoid using the accessibility tools the company provides.

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RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018

You may still love your Mac, but Apple doesn’t share your passion.

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How to get Apple's iOS 12 or macOS 'Mojave' betas

If you want to be on the cutting edge of Apple software this summer, you can sign up for the company's developer program, or wait until public betas of the OSes are released. Here's what to do and where to go.

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WWDC: What's in iOS 12 and macOS 'Mojave' for IT?

Many of the changes and new features Apple execs talked about this week will affect business users and the IT departments that support them. Here's a rundown of some of the major changes.

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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The evolution of macOS (and Mac OS X)

Apple's desktop operating system, macOS, has been the staple crop for its iMacs and MacBooks. Here we go back to where it all began in 2001 (when it was known as Mac OS X).

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Mingis on Tech: What we like, what was 'meh' about WWDC

Apple this week rolled out a plethora of software updates, tweaks and new features for iOS 12, macOS 'Mojave,' watchOS 5 and tvOS. Here's a look at what's coming, what we liked and what we didn't.

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Mingis on Tech: WWDC recap

Apple on Monday unveiled a variety of software updates, tweaks and features for the upcoming iOS 12, macOS 'Mojave,' watchOS 5 and tvOS. Here's a look at what's coming, what we liked and what we didn't.

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iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

Welcome to the world of cross-platform convergence, Apple. Come on in — the water's fine.

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WWDC: Apple TV — The underestimated story

Few are talking about how Apple’s plan to become a key platform provider in the TV space is breaking new ground, but it’s going to become more important in the next 12 months.

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WWDC: No new hardware, but Apple’s platform advantage grows

Apple’s focus on software significantly expands what its existing solutions can already do and extends fresh developer opportunities.

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Apple patches Macs as it starts retirement clock for El Capitan

About one in eight Mac owners still runs OS X 10.11, which may only get one more update before gertting bumped off the support list.

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What is Apple hiding with iOS 11.4?

Have you installed iOS 11.4? Once you’d looked at AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud, did you happen to take a look at the contents of the security updates?

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WWDC 2018 preview: What can we expect?

Apple’s annual developers conference is the most important event in the company calendar, and it begins June 4. Aside from iOS 12, what’s on tap?

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