WWDC 2018 returns to San Jose, runs June 4 to 8


WWDC 2018 is coming to San Jose, California. Here's how to take your shot at getting tickets to the exclusive event.
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Apple will kick off its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4.

The week-long event, which will offer the first previews of Apple’s next big software updates, will again be held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Developers can register for tickets starting today until 10 a.m. on March 22.

iOS 11.2.6 is out, alongside tvOS, watchOS and macOS updates


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The latest iOS update is an important one to download.
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Apple used Presidents Day to push out a batch of software updates for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS.

Of these, the most significant is iOS 11.2.6, which fixes a big that allowed a character in the Telugu language to crash certain apps, including Messages and other messaging apps.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Why HomePod is actually a steal at $349, and more!


The technology packed into HomePod is what makes it so special — and unlike anything else in its price range. This story and lots more in this week's Cult of Mac Magazine.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: Don’t make the mistake of comparing HomePod to rival smart speakers and lamenting its $349 price tag. There are good reasons why the device costs more than three times as much as an Amazon Echo — and yet is still an absolute steal.

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Learn awesome Apple Watch tricks and tips to get the most out of your wearable. Discover how to add sketches to emails in iOS 11. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

iOS 11.2.5 is out along with tvOS, watchOS and macOS updates


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A new update is out for iPhone!
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Apple pushed out a big batch of software updates this morning for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements to all of its major platforms.

iOS 11.2.5 is the biggest of today’s software updates. The update for iPhones and iPads adds a couple new features, including support for Apple’s HomePod smart speaker, which opens for preorders this Friday.

Apple drops new betas for iOS, macOS and more


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Fresh iOS betas are out!
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Developers received a fresh batch of new beta software updates from Apple this morning, including the fourth build of iOS 11.2.5.

Apple has also released the fourth builds of watchOS 4.2.2, tvOS 11.2.5 and macOS 10.13.3, all of which come with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements for Apple’s platforms.