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Developers are racing to support iOS 11 and its Files app

It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within just hours of the introduction of the feature we’ve seen multiple developers introduce Files support and it seems abundantly clear the app is going to transform how people approach iOS productivity.

Wax lyrical

Files is Apple’s approach to real file storage, edit and retrieval on iOS. It is an app in which you can access every item you hold in online storage services.

The idea is that you can work on something on your iPhone, edit it on your iPad, and finish up on your Mac, PC or other device. Edits made inside an item in Files or one of the file services it hosts are automatically synced to all the other systems you have that use that service.

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Developers race to support iOS 11 and its Files app

It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within hours of the introduction of the feature, we’ve seen multiple developers introduce Files support, and it seems abundantly clear the app is going to transform how people approach iOS productivity.

What is Apple’s Files app?

Files is Apple’s approach to real file storage, edit and retrieval on iOS. It is an app in which you can access every item you hold in online storage services.

The idea is that you can work on something on your iPhone, edit it on your iPad, and finish up on your Mac, PC or other device. Edits made inside an item in Files or one of the file services it hosts are automatically synced to all the other systems you have that use that service.

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Apple’s got the energy to cut your wires

Apple’s decision to put its weight behind the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi wireless power standard will kick start the entire industry, experts say. But what is it, how does it work, and where might we be going?

Muscling in

Apple didn’t invent Wi-Fi, but when it became the first big computer company to build support for the standard into its iBook notebook Mac, it kick-started the standard into mainstream adoption. It’s doing it again, with wireless charging.

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iPhone X & Face ID: Everything you need to know

The iPhone X replaces the Home button and Touch ID with gesture controls and Face ID, sophisticated facial recognition software that learns to recognize your face and only lets you use your device once it has confirmed it is you. It is a new technology, here’s what we know about it so far:

The hype machine

This is how Apple’s chief marketer, Phil Schiller put it: “With the iPhone X, your iPhone is locked until you look at it and it recognizes you. Nothing has ever been more simple, natural, and effortless. This is the future of how we’ll unlock our smartphones and protect our sensitive information.”

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23+ questions Apple answered at Apple Park

A few days ago, I raised 23 questions I thought Apple might give us some answers to during its special event. Here’s what the company told us.

Steve Jobs

Apple hosted its event in its all-new underground Steve Jobs Theater situated at Apple Park. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, delivered a heartfelt and extremely touching tribute to his old boss. “Steve was a genius and one of the ways he showed that was his uncanny ability to unlock the talents of everyone he worked with,” he said.

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What the analysts are saying about Apple’s iPhone launch

Apple’s big reveal will happen on this day at 10am PDT and we’ll be live blogging events as they happen right here. While you wait, here’s a rolling selection of commentary from across the analyst community. Seen anything else? Send it in to see it added here. Will update again after the show.

On the $1,000 iPhone

“We’ve never had any phone that cost this much,” Creative Strategies analyst, Ben Bajarin told the FT. He observes that Apple recognizes the strength of its customer loyalty and is simply “giving them more options”.

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Apple’s 2017 iPhone 8 event live blog

Today may, or may not, go down in Apple’s history as the date it set the scene for another decade of smartphone industry leadership. We’ll know more after Apple’s iPhone event, which begins today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT (and 6 p.m. in the UK).

We’re expecting the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 range, an all-new Apple TV (with 4K video and improved gaming performance), and a truly smart Apple Watch with its own LTE connection.

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Apple’s 2017 iPhone 8 (and iPhone X) event live blog

Today may, or may not, go down in Apple’s history as the date it set the scene for another decade of smartphone industry leadership. We’ll know more after Apple’s iPhone event, which begins today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT (and 6 p.m. in the UK).

We’re expecting the new iPhone X and iPhone 8 range, an all-new Apple TV (with 4K video and improved gaming performance), and a truly smart Apple Watch with its own LTE connection.

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Apple’s iOS 11 GM leak: Where’s the money?

This weekend saw all Apple’s iPhone X news leak. It was interesting to learn more about what the company will announce tomorrow, but it’s left me with a sense of unease. Why is it that we now think we know what Apple will reveal tomorrow, but still don’t know what’s in the U.S. President’s tax return? Who really paid for these leaks?

What to expect

Let me summarize some of what we got told over the weekend. I’ll keep it short as I’m fairly certain anyone who wants to read these things already did:

  • Sizes: 5.8-inch, 5.5-inch, and 4.7-inch. 3GB RAM, 2GB in smallest device.
  • FaceID to replace Touch ID
  • A11 Fusion chip is a 6-core chip, two cores are high power.
  • Qi wireless charging.
  • 3D animated emoji.
  • Apple TV to get A10X Fusion chip and 3GB RAM: A big bonus for games developers and sufficient to support 4K content.
  • Apple Watch: Suggestion that Apple will make your watch an LTE phone.
  • Future iPhones: OLED iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus

With iOS 11, ARKit, much-improved machine intelligence and a host of other anticipated improvements set to appear across the Apple product range, the millions of everyday consumers who don’t spend their lives glued to tech news websites will find a lot to like in Apple’s new smartphones.

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Enterprise use of Macs about to expand ‘substantially’

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Why I’m expecting big things for Siri

Apple’s machine learning teams are working to transition the Siri voice assistant away from being a service into becoming a platform in its own right, working seamlessly across every Apple device.

Siri’s smartening up

When it ships, iOS 11 will see public introduction of a series of enhancements likely to extend what Siri on Apple devices can achieve.

These include new machine learning APIs third-party developers will use to create intelligent and personalized apps with Siri support. What else has been improved?

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When did Apple begin to think different about the iPhone Home button?

Apple is now expected to lose the Home button on the iPhone 8, replacing it with gesture controls. The decision sounded quite shocking, but on closer reflection, Apple appears to have been hedging its bets on the future of the Home button for longer than we thought.

Home game

Think about it like this: Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this time last year. These new devices were very successful, attracted lots of new and upgrading users and wowed them all with their excellent cameras. But they did a little more than this. They also subtly changed the nature of the Home button – these new Apple smartphones just weren’t as reliant on the button as these devices had been until then.

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Apple’s iOS dominates enterprise mobility, data shows

Fresh Egnyte data confirms what I’ve been saying for years: iOS absolutely dominates the enterprise and Mac usage effectively eclipses that platform’s market share.

Apple’s real world

Data scientists at Egnyte analysed 25 Petabytes of customer data and four million enterprise-related activities performed by enterprise employees to figure out how businesses are working today.

They found that 82 percent of work done on mobile took place on iOS, while 25 percent of work done on a desktop was via macOS.

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iOS: ‘Superior mobile platform for business,’ says Accenture (Updated)

Apple and Accenture today announced the latest in a string of deals and alliances that put iPhones, iPads and Macs straight inside the heart of the modern enterprise.

Ready for business

Accenture says it will create a dedicated iOS practice to create business-focused apps for enterprise clients.

The idea is that companies will be able to use Accenture and Apple’s combined expertise to create digital transformation solutions that build business efficiency, boost productivity, and create new opportunities.

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iOS: ‘superior mobile platform for business,’ says Accenture (Updated)

Apple and Accenture today announced the latest in a string of deals and alliances that put iPhones, iPads and Macs straight inside the heart of the modern enterprise.

Ready for business

Accenture says it will create a dedicated iOS practice to create business-focused apps for enterprise clients.

The idea is that companies will be able to use Accenture and Apple’s combined expertise to create digital transformation solutions that build business efficiency, boost productivity, and create new opportunities.

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5 must-have MacBook Pro (2017) accessories

I’ve been using a MacBook Pro with touch bar for a few months – you can read about it here and pick up a few usage hints here. I’ve also been working with some of the software and accessories you can pick up for these systems. Here are five items I think you’ll find useful.

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I love the convenience of portability when I’m using my MacBook Pro on the road, but when I’m back at base I like to hook it up to a decent monitor and my existing accessories.

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12 reasons to learn Apple’s open source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build app at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.

1. It’s open source

Apple’s decision to make Swift open source has accelerated adoption and development of the language. Swift became one of the top ten most popular programming languages in the world according to the monthly TIOBE index in March 2017. It’s also among the ten top languages as assessed by the PYPL Popularity of Programming Languages tracker.

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12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.

1. Swift is open source

Apple’s decision to make Swift open source has accelerated adoption and development of the language. Swift became one of the top 10 most popular programming languages in the world, according to the monthly TIOBE index in March 2017. It’s also among the ten 10 languages as assessed by the PYPL Popularity of Programming Languages tracker.

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12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few reasons why it may be time to start to learn Apple’s Swift language.

1. Swift is open source

Apple’s decision to make Swift open source has accelerated adoption and development of the language. Swift became one of the top 10 most popular programming languages in the world, according to the monthly TIOBE index in March 2017. It’s also among the ten 10 languages as assessed by the PYPL Popularity of Programming Languages tracker.

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