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WWDC 2012 Session Videos Are Now Available To Developers


Watch all 113 WWDC 2012 session videos online now.
Watch all 113 WWDC 2012 session videos online now.

With all tickets for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference sold in a matter of hours, there’s a good chance the vast majority of you didn’t get to attend. However, if you’re a register developer, you can now access each and every WWDC 2012 session video — all 113 of them — online.

This Dev’s Apple Design Award Was Nearly Mistaken For A Terrorist Device By The TSA



In a post-9/11 environment, the TSA is suspicious of everything. Shoes. Bottles of water. What you look like underneath your clothes. Everything

So when Game Collage developer Juraj Hlaváč flew back from last week’s WWDC and was discovered with a mysterious black box in his backpack that resisted all attempts to be scanned by the airport’s security equipment, and mysteriously glowed to boot, the TSA quickly became suspicious.

Luckily, before it became cavity search suspicious, Hlaváč revealed the true nature of the black box in his bag: an Apple Design Award for his app, Bobo Explores Light.

Find Out Everything You Want to Know About New Macs, Mountain Lion, And iOS 6 On The CultCast



New Macs! Mountain Lion! iOS 6! The second part of our WWDC special edition CultCast is now on iTunes, and in this brand new episode, no fruity pebble is left unturned.

Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of Apple’s new Macbook Pro with Retina display, the mysteriously missing iMac and Mac Pro updates, and the best and worst new features of Mountain Lion and iOS 6. Yes sir, we cover it all on this special WWDC edition MEGASODE of the CultCast.

Subscribe now on iTunes, and find out why 2012 is going to be a great year to be an Apple fan.

Full show notes ahead!

New MacBook Pro’s Retina Display Allows You To Switch Between Graphic Clarity And More Desktop Space On The Fly


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Over at Anandtech, they’ve posted a fantastic first look at the MacBook Pro’s Retina display, which naturally confirms that Apple’s new laptop display is every bit as gorgeous and futuristic as we all think it is. What I was most interested in, however, was the new settings panel for the Retina display, which actually gives users the option to choose on-the-fly between having clearer graphics or more desktop space. What a great idea.

Get An In-Depth Look At Apple’s New Macbook Pro Now On The CultCast



We couldn’t wait! Catch an all-new CultCast right now in iTunes to find out everything you need to know about Apple’s brand new Macbook Pro with Retina display.

And don’t miss another new episode at our normal time, this Thursday night, with the rest of our WWDC coverage. We’ll be discussing all of Apple’s updated Macs, and the new and noteworthy features in iOS 6 and Mountain Lion.

All that and our thoughts on Apple’s quiet Mac Pro update on this special edition of CultCast! Don’t miss a beat, subscribe now on iTunes, and let the hardware lusting begin.

Apple Makes Full WWDC 2012 Keynote Available For Download In iTunes


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Apple made its WWDC keynote available for streaming less than an hour after the event yesterday, and the full 1.2GB video recording is now available in the company’s official keynote podcast feed in iTunes.  You can download “Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Address” now for free. Apple has HD and 1080p versions available as well.

The keynote runs 1 hour and 54 minutes long, and you can watch it on all of your devices, including the Apple TV.

Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Scott Forstall all unveiled new products from Apple at yesterday’s keynote, including new Macs, OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6. For everything Apple announced at WWDC 2012, make sure to check out our complete roundup.

Thanks: Xin Niu

Apple’s Secret Weapon At WWDC? A Time Machine.



It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when Apple’s computers were accused of being strictly last generation.

Their computers were made with clunky Power PC processors, and Windows PC owners smirked at the wheezing Mac platform. Michael Dell even famously said the whole company was so behind the times that if it were up to him, he’d euthanize it.

How things change.

While the rest of the industry was counting Apple out, a Steve Jobs newly returned to Apple spent the early part of the last decade quietly assembling a time machine. Following the iPad, iPhone and MacBook Air before it, the retina-display MacBook Pro announced Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco is just the latest time traveler Apple has sent back to us from the future.

It’s a machine so shiny, so shimmering, so futuristic, so unlike anything else out there that it will take the PC-making competition at least a year to release a truly competing product. How did this even happen? How did Apple assemble its time machine, and why can’t the likes of Sony, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo seem to catch up?

Read more at CNN

Apple Design Awards Given Out, Winners Include Paper And Jetpack Joyride [WWDC12]


The makers of popular iPad drawing app Paper thank Apple for giving them a design award this year.
Makers of popular iPad drawing app Paper thank Apple for giving them a design award this year.

Every year Apple picks the very best apps in the App Store as recipients of its prestigious Apple Design Awards (ADAs). iPhone apps like Infinity Blade and Mac apps like Pixelmator won last year, and this year’s winners are just as good.

11 apps were awarded ADAs today by Apple at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California during WWDC. The awards are meant to “celebrate excellence and recognize the outstanding work of iOS and OS X developers.”

Here are the winners of the 2012 ADAs:

Nerd Fuel and iOS 6: A Dev’s Take From Inside The WWDC Keynote


Nerd fuel from the WWDC keynote. Via Avocade on Instagram.
Nerd fuel from the WWDC keynote. Via Avocade on Instagram.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Apple events: the secrecy, the frenetic guessing games, the lines at Starbuck’s. It’s like Christmas–before your older brother ruined Santa for you–and it happens a couple of times a year.

So Cult of Mac got the inside scoop from developer Chris Lott, who was sitting inside on this unusually warm San Francisco day with a restless crowd of developers at the World Wide Developer Conference, for his take on the keynote announcements. Lott works with Darren Murtha Design; the two currently have eight iPhone/iPad apps in the iTunes store, most of them nifty learning games aimed at the preschool set.

Apple Posts Full WWDC 2012 Keynote Video Online


A look back at Apple's biggest WWDC announcements from the past decade.
A look back at Apple's biggest WWDC announcements from the past decade.

In less than an hour after the presentation itself, Apple has made the entire WWDC 2012 keynote available for streaming online. The video recording should be hitting Apple’s keynote feed in iTunes at any moment.

You can watch today’s keynote now on Apple’s website. For everything that was announced at WWDC today, check out our complete roundup.