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Mac Pro 2013 USA assembly tipped for Fort Worth

Mac Pro 2013 USA assembly tipped for Fort Worth

Down in Texas this year, it would appear that more than just Motorola will be pushing a hero product through a Fort Worth production facility. Puzzle pieces were put together soon after it was announced that the 2013 iteration of the Mac Pro would be assembled in the United States - could it be that Tim Cook's chat with the US Senate let it be known where Apple would be putting this machine together? It's down in Flextronics' relatively new facilities with Alliance that we're looking at today.

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WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

WWDC 2013 software wrap-up: iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks lead the way

This year's WWDC keynote revealed both the next generation in Apple's mobile operating system and their change of name re-track of their desktop-based OS X. With iOS 7, Jony Ive's look and feel are rather apparent with a top-to-bottom adjustment to the operating system along with some pointed connections to the desktop side of things. Apple's update to OS X, on the other hand, sees a slightly less drastic adjustment happening: and no, that's not OS X Sea Lion, it's more of a wave sort of situation.

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WWDC 2013 keynote video available for replay: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7 on tap [UPDATE]

WWDC 2013 keynote video available for replay: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7 on tap [UPDATE]

Less than an hour after its completion, Apple has delivered the entirety of its 2013 WWDC keynote address in video form, available for the replay for all those who didn't watch in the first place. This presentation includes the introduction of OS X Mavericks (aka OS X 10.9) to the public along with iOS 7, a significant redesign in the way Apple's mobile operating system looks and functions.

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Mac Pro will be “assembled here in the USA”

Mac Pro will be “assembled here in the USA”

Apple's WWDC 2013 developers conference has revealed a new iteration of their Mac Pro machine, taking on a tube-like appearance and coming in as what very well may be Apple's first fully-USA-manufactured machine. Apple's word thus far is that this next-generation Mac Pro will be "assembled here in the USA", which could mean that it'll be manufactured in part internationally.

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MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

This week the folks at Apple have revealed a new generation for the MacBook Air at WWDC 2013 with a 4th Generation Intel core processor (Haswell.) This system works with Haswell ULT, made for notebooks to work with smart low-power states with "up to 30 days" of standby time. While the 5 hours of battery life with the 11-inch machine goes up another 6 hours, the 13-inch MacBook Air used to work with 7 hours of battery life while the new model works with 12 hours of battery life.

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OS X Mavericks gives Safari a CPU-saving boost

OS X Mavericks gives Safari a CPU-saving boost

The web browser Safari has been given an unforseen boost this week during WWDC 2013 from Apple in their presentation of OS X Mavericks. This system's name comes from surfers down on the west coast - so too does the web surfing app at the head of Apple's efforts make with the updates.

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OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

OS X Mavericks adds Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Displays

This week Apple has launched into the desktop world with what was assumed to be OS X 10, but was revealed to switch gears with the name "OS X Mavericks". This desktop operating system will be bringing on Finder Tabs, Tags, and Multiple Display functionality to the desktop world. Each of these elements will be added in the next generation of MacBook and desktop machines through 2013.

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