macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

macOS Catalina breaks up iTunes, will add Sidecar, and more

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple gave us a sneak peak at the upcoming macOS Catalina, the latest version of its desktop operating system. The upgrade will replace iTunes with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps.

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iOS 13 will add Dark Mode, advanced Photo and Camera features, more

iOS 13 will add Dark Mode, advanced Photo and Camera features, more

Apple previewed iOS 13 at today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. The operating system update introduces a new look with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map. 

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Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

Siri Shortcuts on the Mac could be Apple’s replacement strategy for Automator (and AppleScript?)

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the article adds, which would be good news for, among others, those interested in scripting on macOS.

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iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

iOS 11 will offer some iPad-specific features

At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed iOS 11, an update to its mobile operating system, bringing new features to the iPhone and iPad this fall. Some of the features are obviously designed to position the latter as a laptop replacement (something Apple's been trying to do lately).

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Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Craig Federighi: Apple will continue support for ‘great automation technologies in macOS’

Responding to the brouhaha that the position of product manager of Automation Technologies has been eliminated, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, told 9to5Mac that “we have every intent to continue our support for great automation technologies in macOS.”

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Goodbye, Mac OS X; hello, macOS Sierra (with Siri and much more)

Goodbye, Mac OS X; hello, macOS Sierra (with Siri and much more)

As expected, Mac OS X has been renamed macOS and has added Siri support. At the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple previewed macOS Sierra, a major update to the desktop operating system. 

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Hair Force One shoots down common belief that quitting multitasking apps helps battery life

Hair Force One shoots down common belief that quitting multitasking apps helps battery life

It's always fun to hear directly from Apple execs, who often take to email or Twitter to offer short answers to questions from Apple customers. The latest comes via 9to5Mac reader "Caleb", who sent an email to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking about quitting multitasking apps in iOS:

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