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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I want a Magic Keyboard with Touch Pad and Magic Trackpad with Apple Pencil support

I want a Magic Keyboard with Touch Pad and Magic Trackpad with Apple Pencil support

In an intriguing column for Macworld, Jason Snell has some interesting thoughts on the rumored “Project Marzipan," which will, if it comes to fruition, allow iOS apps to run in macOS. One question he raises: If Apple moves to make the Mac more friendly to iOS apps, would that be enough of a reason to bring touchscreens to Mac hardware?

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Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 31, 2018

We leave the month of January with an extended edition of the AWT News Update podcast:

  • Apple is crippling macOS Server later this spring and asking administrators to consider switching to open source versions of the apps that make up the server package
  • 18-core iMac Pros are on the way to some lucky folks who ordered the powerful computer
  • One feature to expect in Apple operating systems later this year is the ability for developers to easily port iOS apps to Mac, with iPad apps reportedly requiring little or no changes to run on macOS
  • Apple responds to SEC and DOJ investigations with a statement describing its intentions in throttling iPhone CPUs
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Rumor (and my opinion): ‘Universal apps’ coming for macOS, iOS

Rumor (and my opinion): ‘Universal apps’ coming for macOS, iOS

Apple plans to allow developers to release universal apps that work across the macOS and iOS as early as next year as part of the company’s “Marzipan” project, according to Bloomberg News. The apps will work with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on a Mac, the article adds, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

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