Transferring iOS apps to macOS 10.15 could soon be a snap

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Project Marzipan brings UIKit to the Mac
Making an iOS app into a Mac one could some be as easy as pressing a button, thanks to the “Marzipan” project.
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The days of laboriously converting an iPhone or iPad application to run on a Mac are almost over. Soon, preparing an iOS app to run on macOS will reportedly be as simple as the developer checking a checkbox.

This is part of a trove of good news for developers — and users — leaking out today.

macOS 10.15 will bring better integration with Apple Watch

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Some of Touch ID’s operations on Mac could get replaced by Apple Watch.
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Apple Watch might get some new Mac-related powered when macOS 10.15 is unveiled at WWDC 2019.

Mac users can currently use the Apple Watch to unlock their Mac, but a new report claims Apple is planning to expand authentication beyond that to give Macs without Touch ID some of the same features.

Apple might turn iPads into second Mac screens

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Luna DIsplay is great for people who travel with a Mac and an iPad.
macOS 10.15 might have a feature that’s already available from Luna Display.
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Turning a tablet into an external display for a laptop isn’t a new idea, but Apple is reportedly going “all in” by building this feature into the next version of macOS.

The iPad will supposedly  function as a touchscreen for Mac software, which should catch the eye of digital artists.

Apple reveals WWDC 2019 set for June 3 – 7 [Update: Register now!]

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Get ready for a ton of new software.
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Update: Heads up developers! Today is the last day to register for WWDC 2019.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference officially has a date.

This morning, Apple revealed that it will host WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California, from June 3 to 7. The event brings together thousands of developers from across the world, giving them access to Apple’s engineers for hands-on training. It’s also the place where Apple unveils its biggest software updates of the year. Based on early rumors, it could be one of the most exciting WWDC’s in years.