WWDC 2013 Roundup: All the New Toys Apple Announced Today

Today's keynote marked day one of Apple's giant developer love fest, and while we pretty much knew what was coming, Tim Cook and co. still managed to toss a few surprises at their legion of loyal followers. So in case you didn't happen to spend the afternoon glued to your screen, these are the best and brightest… » 6/10/13 5:45pm 6/10/13 5:45pm

All the New iOS Features Your Old iPhone Won't Get

As expected and widely reported ahead of today's keynote, Apple introduced a completely revamped iOS at WWDC. Not only did they ditch the skeuomorphic design scheme in favor of something a little more colorful and fun, the company added a handful of neat new features—some old, some new. But as with any major update to… » 6/10/13 4:03pm 6/10/13 4:03pm

iCloud Finally Looks Like It's Useful (Updating)

While all the hullabaloo at WWDC is focused on what iOS and OSX look like, we should be more concerned with whether or not they actually work. The late Steve Jobs did say over a decade ago that Apple focuses on not just the aesthetics of its products but also how they actually work: "It's not just what it looks like… » 6/10/13 1:44pm 6/10/13 1:44pm

Apple OS X Mavericks: Everything You Need to Know

While iOS 7 was expected to be the star of Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) this year, it wasn't the only operating system getting a significant update. Supposedly codenamed "Cabernet" at headquarters, OS X Mavericks was unveiled on Monday with little fanfare. The specific improvements, however, are… » 6/10/13 1:24pm 6/10/13 1:24pm

What the New WWDC App Tells Us About iOS 7

Apple's new WWDC app, meant to guide developers through next week's mega-conference, is up in the App Store today. If you look closely, you can see bits of iOS 7 in it. While it's exceedingly easy to overvalue just how much this app means—Apple surely doesn't want to tip its hand before the event—there are still some… » 6/03/13 6:36pm 6/03/13 6:36pm

The First Thing iOS 7 Needs to Steal from Android

iOS 7 has a lot of catching up to do. In a relatively short time, Apple's once unimpeachable mobile platform has fallen behind Android and even Windows Phone in some key areas. iOS is still rock solid, for the most part, but it needs to take some cues from the competition. And the very first thing on that list, beyond » 6/03/13 3:55pm 6/03/13 3:55pm