Another WWDC keynote has come and gone, and despite the season, snow is in the forecast for OS X, with the upcoming release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Adam Engst explains why it has the potential to be the best update since Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Josh Centers has the details on iOS 9 and an overview of the new Apple Music streaming service, while Michael Cohen tells you what to expect from watchOS 2. We have a new sponsor starting this week: Mapbox, which offers a platform that enables designers and developers to create custom maps. In other news, Congress has passed the USA FREEDOM Act — Josh explains how it changes government surveillance in the latest edition of Keeping Up with the Snoops. To wrap up the issue, Adam concludes his two-part series on exercising with the Apple Watch, this time examining Apple’s fitness software. Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.4, QuarkXPress 2015 22.214.171.124, CrashPlan 4.2, SpamSieve 2.9.20, Evernote 6.0.13, iFlicks 2.2.1, Mactracker 7.4.4, Tinderbox 6.3, and Fantastical 2.0.6.
At its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced the next version of its Mac operating system: OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The feature list is short, pointing toward El Capitan being a Snow Leopard-like release that focuses on polishing existing features and improving performance.
Apple has announced iOS 9 with a number of refinements to iOS, improving the efficiency of the operating system, taking better advantage of the iPad’s screen size, adding intelligent features, and enhancing the built-in apps.
Apple has announced its long-anticipated Apple Music streaming service, based on the Beats Music service it acquired last year.
New watch faces, new complications, native apps, and a nightstand mode — with watchOS 2, Apple’s new wearable will gain numerous features that early adopters have been clamoring for.
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Mapbox, makers of the Mapbox mapping platform for designers and developers.
Congress has taken its first step toward surveillance reform. Josh Centers explains how we got here and what that means.
Adam Engst continues his deep dive into what the Apple Watch brings to the fitness world, looking this time at Apple’s apps.
Notable software releases this week include Fission 2.2.4, QuarkXPress 2015 126.96.36.199, CrashPlan 4.2, SpamSieve 2.9.20, Evernote 6.0.13, iFlicks 2.2.1, Mactracker 7.4.4, Tinderbox 6.3, and Fantastical 2.0.6.
In ExtraBITS this week, Tim Cook tackles Apple’s diversity problem, Yahoo drops some services for older Apple devices, and Apple recalls the Beats Pill XL speaker.