Project Catalyst reveals Apple’s struggle with the future of the Mac

There’s a old joke about a bad writer blaming his tools—a sad excuse that it was the typewriter and not poor writing skill that was to blame. When macOS Mojave was announced last year, featuring four apps that originated on iOS and had been moved to the Mac by something …

WatchOS 6: Everything you need to know about the new feature, faces, and functions

With the expected launch of the Series 5 Apple Watch in the fall comes a new OS, the sixth major release since Apple’s wearable debuted in 2015. At its WWDC in June, Apple showed off some of the major new features of its ultra-mobile OS, and there are some big …

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Developer beta 2 released, public beta expected in July

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It …

Reading between the lines of Apple’s WWDC announcements

There’s only so much information one can digest in a single sitting. Even a week after Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference wrapped up, we’re still sifting through the details of the company’s announcements. And that’s before the deluge of users even installing the public beta. But beyond just the features …

WWDC announcements with the widest impact, E3, iPhone USB-C rumor, and your hot takes

Now that the dust has settled in the wake of WWDC, we spent today’s show talking about which announcements from last week will end up the most impact on ordinary users. We also chat a bit about E3, iMovie’s latest update, the Windows 10 iCloud app, and a dubious rumor about …

Apple Arcade is poised to make Apple the ‘art house’ gaming platform

Almost out of nowhere, Apple is poised to be a major force in mainstream gaming. It’s doing it in its own Apple way, too—not by chasing down the graphics-intensive blockbusters so popular on devices like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (or even the PC), but instead by positioning its …

iOS 13 enables Siri support in third party media apps: Spotify, Pandora, Overcast, and much more

File this one under Apple should have done this years ago: In iOS 13, you’ll finally have the ability to use Siri with audio apps like Spotify, Pandora, Overcast, Audible, and many more. To date, Siri has only worked with Apple’s own audio apps. If you want to use a …