Apple World Today News Update: June 5, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 5, 2018

We're recovering from the WWDC 2018 keynote and yesterday's podcast with a much shorter podcast today. Today we're thanking our sponsor Digiarty and their free macXvideo 4K video processing and sharing app before jumping into the podcast. Be sure to check out macXvideo here

  • We'll be live tonight for AWT TV Episode 41, discussing the keynote announcements and perhaps even taking a first look at iOS 12

  • Apple provided some fascinating statistics about podcasts, noting that it now hosts more than 550,000 active shows

  • A hacked emergency alert system appears to be the source of an odd alert sent out to people in Virginia this morning

  • Apple is retiring its use of OpenGL after Mojave, and that has some game developers steaming mad

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Pixelmator Pro has promise, but is missing some features of the standard version

Pixelmator Pro has promise, but is missing some features of the standard version

I’ve long been a fan of Pixelmator (see my review here), my graphics editing program of choice. Now the Pixelmator Team has kicked things up a notch with Pixelmator Pro, which includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more. 

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Apple's WebKit team proposes a new API for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics

Apple's WebKit team proposes a new API for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics

Apple's WebKit team has proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API [application programming interface], perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web, notes AppleInsider

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