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As has long been the story at One Infinite Loop, what Apple giveth is what Apple taketh, and Apple’s latest rendition of OSes is going to be no exception. Listed in the developer release notes for both iOS and macOS, Apple is deprecating support for what are now their legacy graphics and compute APIs: OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and OpenCL. Instead, Apple is strongly encouraging developers to use their proprietary Metal API, which has been available for a few years now. Apple’s lack of interest in Khronos’s Open APIs has not gone unnoticed over the years. Apple never added support for OpenGL ES 3.1 or later on iOS, and similarly macOS doesn’t go beyond OpenGL 4.1 (Khronos is up to 4.6 now). Instead, Apple has been...

The Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

Kicking off at 10am PT (1pm ET) is Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote speach. We're live from always sunny San Jose, California, to see what Apple has...

22 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 6/4/2018

Bringing Vulkan to Apple's Platforms: Khronos Group Announces Open Source MoltenVK 1.0 & SDKs

One of the unfortunate outcomes of Apple's desire to build their own top-to-bottom software ecosystems is that the company has gradually pulled away from supporting common APIs, particularly in...

18 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

NVIDIA to Release Pascal Drivers for macOS

Capping off a crazy week for Apple-related GPU news, we have one more important development for the week. Buried in their announcement of the NVIDIA Titan Xp, NVIDIA has...

31 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2017

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors

Today LG and Apple made a joint product announcement of sorts. Apple announced their new MacBook Pro, which uses four Thunderbolt 3 ports for IO. During the launch event...

47 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2016

The Nixeus Moda Pro Review: A Professional Mechanical Keyboard for $55

In this review we are having a look at a low-cost mechanical keyboard, the Nixeus Moda Pro. The Moda Pro is a no-frills product that is mainly targeted to...

40 by E. Fylladitakis on 8/3/2016

A First Look At Apple's macOS Sierra

As with past years, Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote showcased the upcoming updates to Apple's operating systems and developer tools. It's hard to believe that iOS is now on its...

80 by Brandon Chester on 7/13/2016

Apple Opens The macOS Sierra Public Beta

macOS Sierra was announced at this year's WWDC, and by this point it's now on its second beta release for developers. Today Apple is making a beta version of...

15 by Brandon Chester on 7/7/2016

Apple Announces macOS Sierra: Siri, Better iOS Convergence, New Metal Features, & More

With Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in full swing, as part of the company’s annual festivities they have unveiled the next version of their venerable Macintosh operating system...

31 by Ryan Smith on 6/14/2016

Apple Announces the Safari Technology Preview

Today Apple made an interesting announcement for developers regarding Safari. Safari is Apple's browser across all of their iOS and OS X devices, and the layout engine at its...

10 by Brandon Chester on 3/30/2016

Apple Open Sources The Swift Programming Language

Back in June at WWDC 2015 Apple surprised a number of people by announcing that they would be making their Swift programming language open source in the near future...

70 by Brandon Chester on 12/3/2015

Apple Announces Release Dates for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan

Today Apple made a number of new announcements at their fall 2015 event. There are two new iPhones, two new iPads, and a new Apple TV set top box...

7 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Apple Launches iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas

At this year's WWDC Apple announced that like OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan would go through a period where public betas were available to a certain group...

15 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

Microsoft Releases Office 2016 For Mac

The last major release of Microsoft Office for Mac was the 2011 edition. Due to Microsoft's naming and release timing, the release of Office 2011 actually took place in...

18 by Brandon Chester on 7/9/2015

A First Look At Apple's OS X El Capitan

Right on schedule, at last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced the next iteration of their desktop OS, OS X. Version 10.11, dubbed El Capitan, is the latest...

100 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2015

Apple Announces OS X El Capitan

Today at WWDC Apple announced the next version of their OS X operating system. This next release, presumably version 10.11, is named OS X El Capitan. OS X Yosemite...

45 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

A Look At OS X Yosemite And iOS 8.1

It has been a busy year for Apple, although one could argue it has been more of a busy few months. The yearly updates for most of Apple's products...

171 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2014

Apple’s Swift and What it Means for Developers and Users

On Monday Apple revealed iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both of these were expected by everyone who has followed Apple’s pattern of software reveals at WWDC for...

79 by Brandon Chester on 6/11/2014

Humble Bundle Returns: PC and Android 10

I’ll be honest: I’m really glad the “14 days of bundles” is over, as what started as something potentially interesting eventually became a series of mediocre bundles. I did...

6 by Jarred Walton on 5/27/2014

Averting Disaster - A Guide To Computer Backups (2014)

We all store more and more of our lives in digital form; spreadsheets, résumés, wedding speeches, novels, tax information, schedules, and of course digital photographs and video. All of...

131 by Brett Howse on 5/21/2014

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