All you need to know about El Capitan — Here’s a handy resource guide that pulls together everything you will want to know right now about Apple’s new OS X, version 10.11, called El Capitan: Apple’s official info, the beta program, and technical introductions.
Five things for developers — Apple had lots to offer developers at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Headline improvements included a new version of the soon-to-be-open-sourced Swift programming language and upgraded frameworks for creating more advanced Watch apps.
Using the Public Folder in OS X — If your Mac has multiple users set up — so your kids can log in under a different account and won’t be able to mess with your stuff, for example — you may have wondered just what you have access to outside of your own user folder and how you can share things back and forth.
Apple camera vehicles shooting for Maps — Apple has confirmed it’s deploying camera-equipped cars to capture data — including images — to improve its mapping service. The cars have been spotted in several U.S. cities over the past few months, leading to speculation that Apple was collecting mapping data to better compete with Google Maps.
Tim Cook calls slumping iPad sales a ‘speed bump’ — Though Apple’s earnings results last quarter were exceptional, tech observers couldn’t help but notice that iPad sales only came in at 13.3 million units, a 9.2% decrease from the same quarter a year ago. What’s more, iPad sales during the March quarter were also down year over year, by about 19% to be exact.
Tim Cook, though, remains thoroughly optimistic about the iPad and its future prospects.
Minnesota plans to roll out 40,000 iPads for students — Apple’s deal with the LA Unified School District may have fallen through due to a variety of factors, but Minnesota’s St Paul School District remains committed to deploying 40,000 iPads to students as soon as possible. The district will supply Apple’s tablets to 37 schools by January 2015, which will conclude the first phase of the rollout. The remaining schools will be targeted for iPads in the following school year, until all 61 locations are equipped.
YouTube Find: Is this the new iPhone 6? Doldo411 of Second City Network introduces us to the iPhone 6 in what he claims is the biggest leak in Apple history. Will you be line-waiting for this one next month? [Main picture, above. And yes, this is humour.]