WWDC 2012

Apple brings Dictation to Mountain Lion

Apple brings Dictation to Mountain Lion

Apple has added a ton of new features to Mountain Lion today here at WWDC, and one of them is Dictation. Users will be able to speak in almost every app across Mountain Lion and have their words transcribed to text automatically. Apple say that Dictation will work for Facebook, Mail, and Microsoft Word. It’s not quite the full-blown Siri support that some were expecting, but it’s the next best thing.

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OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

OS X Mountain Lion gets iCloud built-in

Apple has announced some of the new features to expect with OS X Mountain Lion, starting off with the iCloud being built-in. This means that when you sign in, all your apps are configured for you and your content is up-to-date across all your devices, be they running Mac OS X or iOS.

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MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display priced and released

MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display priced and released

This week the new MacBook Pro with Retina display was revealed by Apple and Phil Schiller stepped on stage at WWDC to let us know that not only would it be coming with next-level specifications galore, it would be shipping today. This set of notebooks will cost you $2199, will have 7 hours of battery life, will weigh in at just 4.46 lbs, and will rock out with 2.3GHz quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Brige i7 processors. This device has a 15.4-inch Retina display to start and it's in the Apple store immediately if not soon.

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Apple reveals slimmer MagSafe 2 connector

Apple reveals slimmer MagSafe 2 connector

A whole bunch of exciting new developments are coming from Apple's WWDC 2012 event right now, most notably its MacBook Pro refresh. The company's flagship notebook is getting fully revamped with a slimmer body of only 0.7-inches thin. And in order to fit everything on there, you can expect other items to be slimmed down as well, including the MagSafe connector.

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Apple unveils next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display from $2,199

Apple unveils next-gen MacBook Pro: Retina display from $2,199

In addition to the refreshed MacBook Airs, Apple has also unveiled the next-generation of the MacBook Pro. It’s a 15.4-inch model with a Retina display, with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a pixel density of 220PPI. In addition, it’s thinner and lighter than the current MacBook Pros, coming in a 0.71-inches thick and weighing 4.46 pounds. Apple say it’s 25% thinner than the current MacBook Pros, and almost as thin as the MacBook Air.

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MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

This week at WWDC 2012 we've been informed by no less than Phil Schiller that the entire MacBook lineup would be updated, including the MacBook Air. The Air would grab 3rd-gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors in i5 configurations up to 1.8GHz dual-core, 8GB of ram, and 512GB of flash storage. In addition, these new notebooks will have USB 3.0 as well as a Thunderbolt port, Facetime camera with 720p resolution, and both 11-inch and 13-inch configurations, and all of it starting at $999.

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MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

Apple has just confirmed the specs for its new MacBook Air notebooks and as expected they will be sporting the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips. The announcements are coming from the Apple's WWDC 2012 event, which is currently underway. We are covering the event live, so be sure to check out our live blog here.

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Massive App Store expansion hits WWDC 2012

Massive App Store expansion hits WWDC 2012

This week Tim Cook began at WWDC 2012 by speaking about how gigantic the iTunes App Store had become, ringing in the new season with no less than 400 million store accounts. This fact was blessed with a massive 650,000 apps on the App Store with a giant 225,000 of them made for the iPad specifically. Cook let the audience know that the 30 billionth download had been made recently from the App Store, this certainly giving the whole set of attendees a sense of confidence in the future of the ecosystem.

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WWDC 2012 Tim Cook keynote: We’re in!

WWDC 2012 Tim Cook keynote: We’re in!

This week Apple's biggest developer event of the year kicks off with the keynote we've literally just entered: Tim Cook is set to take the stage in just a few minutes and will be bringing you the whole set of announcements live and in-person. Here at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, we're set up to bring you not only our one and only live event feed but entries all day into our [WWDC 2012 portal] for Apple news galore! We'll likely be seeing all sorts of new MacBook Pro notebooks, a brand new version of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 6, and an upgrade to several systems including the Mac Pro!

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