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Apple’s updated WWDC app gets tvOS support and a dark theme


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With WWDC 2016 set to kick off in just 10 days, Apple has released a new update to its annual WWDC app that makes it easy to keep track of all the new software and announcements, even if you’re not attending the conference.

Developers will now be able to virtually attend sessions thanks to the new live streaming tools that come with the new tvOS version of the WWDC app, as well as multitasking picture-in-picture option for the iPad version.


Along with the new features, Apple has changed the app’s theme to a darker look, similar to the Apple Watch app. The company has also released the schedule for WWDC sessions, though many of the names are obscured with nerdy coding titles like “secrecy = swornTo()” and “wordsAlone(cannotDescribe:thisOne).”

Apple is expected to announce iOS 10, OS X 10.12, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3.0. It’s unclear whether any new hardware will make an appearance during June 13th keynote, however some recent leaks have hinted that a new MacBook Pro with a OLED touch pad could be on the way soon.

You can grab the WWDC app from the App Store now. Here is the full list of features:

• Watch live streamed sessions on iOS and tvOS.
• Stream or download WWDC videos from this year and previous years.
• Start watching on one iOS device, and pick up where you left off on another iOS device or on the new Apple TV.
• Browse times, locations, and descriptions for sessions, labs, and special events.
• Mark schedule items as favorites.
• Keep up with the latest news, get important notifications, and see new photos throughout each day.
• View accessible maps to find your way around Moscone West.
• Provide feedback on content and speakers for each session.
• Add your pass to Wallet for faster check-in at WWDC.

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