Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:35 UTC
Mac OS X The third and final WWDC product I want to talk about is - of course - OS X 10.9 Mavericks. While iOS 7 was clearly the focus of this year's WWDC, its venerable desktop counterpart certainly wasn't left behind. Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the first OS X release not to carry the name of a big cat.
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Apple TV
by roblearns on Thu 13th Jun 2013 17:12 UTC
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2010-09-13

I had a movie on my iPad that I wanted to display on my TV - and I vaguely remembered from years back there was a cable for that.

So I went to the store, and I ended up buying the Apple TV instead.
Sure it's a netflix player and also opens up iTunes content to the tv, but I like how I can take a movie on my iPad and just have it play on the TV using airplay.

No need for a cable - nice. So now, you can use the tv as another monitor from mac os x? I won't use that immediately but also nice as an option.

I've been happy with OS X for a while now, so I don't really care about minor updates, and usually count myself lucky when they don't remove features. Removing java and x11 being obvious ones - but they also sometimes have philosophy shifts where oh, now you can't modify the finder to add versioning with this extension or add a template to this app - ARGH, not when I was using that.

So, no reports of removed features so far, is nice.

But I will give you one disappointment - I want touch support in Mac OS X (with of course, hardware to go with it).

And frankly that leads me right into the next thing I want - an iOS app player. Sure I have an iPad simulator, but I mean an actual arm emulator that plays iOS apps.

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RE: Apple TV
by ebasconp on Sat 15th Jun 2013 00:22 in reply to "Apple TV"
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2006-05-09

And frankly that leads me right into the next thing I want - an iOS app player. Sure I have an iPad simulator, but I mean an actual arm emulator that plays iOS apps.


Or maybe they should publish the exact same API (along with Cocoa, not instead of) they use in their ARM devices to let the people port easily their apps to run natively on OS X.

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