Dark mode might get even darker in macOS Sierra


macOS and Apple Watch means never typing your login password.
Apple is working on a better dark mode for macOS Sierra.
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iOS 10 might not be not be the only Apple operating system set to get a darker coat of paint later this year.

After scouring through Apple’s first two betas of macOS Sierra, an OS X developer has discovered that Apple has hidden the ability to activate Dark Mode in a broader way on the Mac — and it’s making it easier for third-party developers to take advantage of the new feature.

watchOS 3, macOS Sierra and tvOS 10 get second beta builds


A new Sierra beta is here.
A beautiful new beta is here.
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Apple is serving up a fresh batch of beta updates for developers today with the release of new versions of tvOS 10, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra.

The second beta builds of the new operating systems, which were unveiled by Apple at WWDC last month, are now available in Apple’s Developer Center (along with a new iOS 10 beta that brings minor changes to the big software update).

Siri drops fiery hints about a major Game of Thrones character’s real dad


Jon Snow's real father has finally been revealed.
Jon Snow's real father has finally been revealed.
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It looks like Siri was one of the record 8.9 million people glued to Game of Thrones’ Season 6 finale last Sunday. Now that the season is over, fans are left with one question: Who is Jon Snow’s real father?

Siri knows the answer.

Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers below.

What is Apple’s most important invention? [Friday Night Fights]


What's your pick?
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Now that all the excitement we had for WWDC has died down, it’s probably time we took a break from iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and all the other things you haven’t been able to avoid over the past couple of weeks. So for this week’s Friday Night Fight, we’re looking at Apple’s history.

We’re focusing on which product has been Apple’s most important throughout the years. Was it the Macintosh that changed personal computing? The iPod that put thousands of songs in your pocket? The iPhone that revolutionized mobile devices?

Join us as we battle it out over Apple’s best ever releases — and which one was most significant!