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iOS notifications, Apple Maps, and iBooks come to OS X 10.9 Mavericks

ios6mapsApple made a huge step forward in OS X 10.8 when they introduced iMessage support directly into the operating system, but it looks like Apple is pushing this a step forward with the inclusion of both iOS notifications and Apple Maps on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. (Though why you’d want to use Apple Maps over Google Maps at this point is still unclear, but hey, at least the option is there). Apple has also just announced that a full featured iBooks app is coming to OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

iOS notifications get automatically pushed from synced iOS devices to OS X, appearing in a similar fashion to OS X’s built in notifications. Apple Macs appears to function in a similar fashion to its iOS counterpart, complete with 3D rendering and flyover data, standard and hybrid views, as well as directions.


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Apple to livestream today’s WWDC keynote, starting at 1PM EST / 10AM PST


In exactly one hour, Apple will begin their annual WWDC keynote event, which always brings a host of new goodies and toys for Apple faithful to ooh and aah over. This year, the stakes are higher than ever as Apple struggles to retain position as the dominant and most innovative force in the mobile industry. The company is expected to come out swinging today with the introduction of iOS 7, the long awaited redesign to Apple’s aging iOS operating system. And that’s not even mentioning Apple’s expected update to their desktop operating system, OS X 10.9, as well as an update to their Mac product line – and perhaps even more.

If all that sounds good to you, Apple’s inviting you to watch the event as it happens with an exclusive livestream. The event starts are 1PM EST / 10AM PST sharp, and is available here for Mac / iOS users, or on the dashboard of the Apple TV for those who prefer to watch it from the comfort of your home theater. (Sorry PC fans, Apple isn’t officially supporting Windows for this livestream.)

We’ll be covering the event live, so feel free to stick around for all the top stories in Apple as they develop!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

Apple Store down ahead of WWDC keynote

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As per tradition, Apple has taken down the Apple Store prior to today’s WWDC keynote in anticipation for the launch of some brand new products that are expected to be announced today. Apple routinely takes down their online Apple Store prior to a major event in order to add the new products and make sure customers don’t purchase a product the company plans on replacing the day of an update – not to mention it’s a great way to build up hype for new products.

Apple is expected to be introducing a brand new version of both of its major operating systems, iOS and OS X, dubbed iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 respectively. iOS is said to be seeing a major redesign towards a new “flat” aesthetic as heralded by Jonathan Ive, while OS X is scheduled to see some updates for “power users” such as a new tabbed Finder, dual monitor improvements, and Mission Control enhancements. Apple is also expected to launch an update to their MacBook line.

You can check out a list of everything we realistically expect to see at WWDC today right here, so be sure to check that out!

Let's separate the haves from the have nots

What to realistically expect at WWDC 2013 next Monday, June 10th

wwdc_2013WWDC 2013 is Apple’s first major opportunity to build up the real excitement and fervor in the Apple community that has been missing for months now, and as such, expectations are at an all time high. Will Apple release a new iPhone? (No, probably not.) Will we see a totally redesigned iOS 7? Is Apple finally ready to launch that long awaited Apple television set?

As today is our final day of posting prior to Monday’s event, we decided the time was right to bring back our “What to realistically expect…” series of posts which we use to temper expectations concerning upcoming Apple events. (We also currently hold a 100% accuracy rate, for people concerned about that sort of thing.)

Click after the break to get to the juicy stuff – our reasonable expectations.

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WWDC 2013 sells out in under 90 seconds

wwdc_2013WWDC 2013 tickets have just gone on sale, however you likely missed the opportunity to buy yourself a ticket because tickets have officially sold out in under 90 seconds.

That’s right; WWDC at Moscone Center, which used to sell out in hours, is now selling out in under 2 minutes. Tickets to Apple’s developer conference are clearly becoming one of the most highly sought after items in the tech industry; BUILD 2013, the flagship developer conference at Microsoft also being held in Moscone Center this year, took almost an entire day to sell out of tickets.

Were you lucky enough to snag yourself a ticket? Probably not; but if so, be sure to leave a comment!

Via: DaringFireball

Ticket sales start tomorrow @ 1 PM EST

Apple announces WWDC 2013, to take place on June 10th – 14th


Apple has just announced their annual WWDC developer’s conference, which will take place on June 10th – June 14th this year at its usual place of Moscone West in San Francisco. Contrary to Apple’s usual habits, the company has also announced that ticket sales will begin tomorrow at June 10th. Traditionally, Apple has put tickets up for sale as the conference has been announced. This change was likely made to give everyone a better chance of procuring a ticket, despite differences in time zones.

Apple has traditionally announced major new hardware and software at WWDC; some speculate that Apple could potentially introduce iOS 7, and perhaps even the 2013 iPhone, rumored to be the “iPhone 5S”.