Category: macOS


Call of Duty: Black Ops III released for macOS

Yesterday, game developer Aspyr announced the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Mac with a 64-bit operating system and Metal support.

All Mac Ops III content, which was previously available only to Windows users in the Steam store, is now open to Mac players;

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack (worth 599 rubles): includes a limited version of the game for several players;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition (worth 1,999 rubles): includes a full base game and additional Zombies Chronicles content with eight classic maps for the Zombie mode, adapted for high resolution;
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Deluxe Edition (worth 3,499 rubles): includes the full base game, the Season Pass, and additional Zombies Chronicles content.

The first-ever first-person shooter Black Ops III was released in November 2015 …


Apple can split iTunes into a podcast app and Apple Music

According to the developer Steve Trouton-Smith, with the release of the new macOS 10.15, the Cupertin players can release separate applications for music and podcasts.

In his Twitter account, Trouton-Smith said that Apple is working on new applications Music, Podcasts and Books for macOS based on UIKit. Most likely this means that the company is going to share iTunes for Mac, where all the podcasts, music, movies and TV shows are currently located.

Earlier, Troughton-Smith had already shared Apple’s plans, based on his predictions of studying the code of current OS versions, and later they were confirmed.

Sharing iTunes can be one of Apple’s first steps towards creating cross-platform apps on iOS and Mac.

Apple is expected to introduce macOS 10.15 along with iOS 13 at WWDC 2019, which starts June 3.


Third beta versions of iOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5 have been released

Simultaneously with the public release of the third beta version of iOS 12.3, Apple released the third beta version of watchOS 5.2.1, tvOS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5.

In iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3, a fresh version of the Apple TV application has been added with an updated design and enhanced functionality. A recommendation mode has appeared that works on machine learning algorithms, so that the user can get a selection of content based on his preferences.

Apple TV interface is simplified. Now it contains the following sections: films, television shows, children's and sports programs. There is a special search bar, library options and a browse button.

Appeared and the Channels button. By clicking on it, the user can choose what he likes, subscribe and watch TV channels using the application. After the public release of the update, Apple TV will …


Aperture will not work with future versions of macOS.

Apple announced that its outdated photo editing application Aperture will not work in future versions of operating systems that will be released after macOS Mojave.

In the updated guide, Apple provides users with instructions for migrating Aperture libraries to a new Photo application for Mac or Adobe Lightroom Classic.

As you know, the company stopped developing Aperture in June 2014 and removed the software from the Mac App Store in April 2015 after the release of the Photo application for Mac. However, the application is compatible with macOS Mojave, and some users still continue to work with it.

Some media files created using old formats or codecs will not be compatible with future versions of macOS. In this regard, Apple has shared instructions for converting incompatible formats in applications iMovie, Final Cut Pro X and Motion.


Apple will kill iTunes – 9to5Mac

One after another, leaks appear on the Web about the features of macOS 10.15, which will be presented at the Apple WWDC developer conference starting on June 3.

On the eve of the MacRumors edition suggested that the new OS for Apple computers will be called Mammoth. Now 9to5Mac publishes screenshots confirming that Apple will split iTunes into separate applications – for music, video content and podcasts.

Continuity in design is obvious: new applications are similar to iTunes.

The Music app will serve to listen to songs from Apple Music and manage the user's personal music collection. It will retain the ability to sync with your iPhone and iPod.

New TV application contains a toolbar to switch between the sections "Watch Now", "Movies", "TV Shows" and "Library".

Screenshots of the Podcasts application have not been published.

The iTunes application was …


What Apple showed at WWDC 2019

WWDC, the Worldwide Apple Developer Conference, was held on June 3 in San Jose, California. It will last until June 7. WWDC opened with a demonstration of new versions of iOS, macOS, other Apple software, as well as new devices. traditionally led the text translation from the Conference Center. McEneri.

The video in English will be available on the Apple website.

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Mac Pro on wheels, new iOS, macOS, watchOS and other announcements WWDC 2019

On June 3, Apple opened a conference for WWDC developers with a demonstration of new software and hardware. led the live broadcast of the event. The most important announcements: 28-core Mac Pro and new versions of operating systems.

Mac pro

The new Mac Pro has a 28-core Intel Xeon processor. RAM – up to 1 TB. A monitor with a 32-inch screen and a resolution of 6K is attached to the system unit (a curious detail: it is on wheels).

The cheapest kit will make up the system unit for $ 5999 and $ 4999.

Apple has not updated Mac Pro since 2013.


IOS version 13 is twice as fast as the 12th due to the new application packaging algorithm. Added dark mode – as in macOS. You can now print using svaypov.

Updated Maps application: now there …


Very powerful and wildly expensive: what you need to know about the new Mac Pro

On June 3, the non-annual conference for WWDC developers ( has traditionally led the live broadcast) Apple announced a new Mac Pro – for the first time since 2013.

Unlike the previous model, which resembled an office bin in its shape, the new Mac Pro is assembled in a classic shape case. It feels continuity with respect to Mac Pro 2006 and PowerMac G5.

In a special video, Apple Design Director Johnny Ive talked about the main engineering solutions: a raised grille on the front panel with a special three-dimensional texture, a stainless steel frame and the ability to install wheels for transportation. The body can be disassembled in one simple motion – just turn the handle on top. Mac Pro is not prone to problems with overheating due to three large coolers and a large number of radiators.



What you need to know about macOS Catalina. First, we do not recommend downloading it yet.

June 3 Apple introduced
the next version of macOS is called Catalina (in honor of the resort island of Santa Catalina in California). Beta version for developers is already available. The final release will take place in the fall.

One of the key innovations of macOS Catalina is the Sidecar feature. It turns the iPad into an extra display. Previously, this had to use third-party solutions – for example, Duet Display worth 1,150 rubles. Now it is enough to have a tablet with iPadOS (another new WWDC) and a computer with macOS Catalina. Use case: edit images using the Apple Pencil on iPad, and all changes occur on the Mac screen.

Project Catalyst – allows developers to easily port iOS and iPadOS applications on Mac. This has long dreamed of developers. For magic to happen, simply tick the appropriate menu …


Twitter ported iOS app on Mac

At the conference for developers WWDC 2019, Apple introduced Project Catalyst – a tool for porting applications from iPad to Mac. Twitter was one of the first to use this tool.

Recall that in February 2018, Twitter stopped supporting the official Mac client due to bugs in the application. Now he is back. The developers have added some new features specifically for the desktop OS.

Project Catalyst is a promising innovation: to port an iOS application to a Mac, just tick the appropriate box when compiling into Xcode. This means that in the near future in the Mac App Store will be a lot of applications and games, previously available only for the mobile platform.

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