Apple Embraces VR at WWDC 17

Jun 07, 2017, 15:46
Apple Embraces VR at WWDC 17

The default file system on macOS is now the Apple File System (APFS), for example.

Safari: Apple claims Safari to the fastest desktop browser on the High Sierra platform.

Graphics improvements were key to both the hardware and software announcements at WWDC, with a new iMac line promising faster processing that would suit anyone creating virtual reality content.

The browser also comes with a security tool called intelligent tracking prevention, which protects your privacy. Safari will identify trackers across sites and segregate tracking data as such.

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"When you go to buy something, suddenly everywhere you go on the web it follows you around", said Federighi. Safari now has content blocking built in, automatically stopping annoying ads in their tracks before they get the chance to blow your ears off and slow down your PC. The web will still behave as it always has, Federighi said.

macOS High Sierra Release DateThe macOS High Sierra release date is in the fall, but a beta is coming this month. There's also a split-view compose window that keeps the message you're replying to on one side and your new mail on the other.

A lot of the presentation was also devoted to improvements to the Photos software, with the operating system update delivering a persistent sidebar for the widely used program.

Much like every other year, Apple has today announced an update to its macOS desktop operating system.

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Apple File System on Mac delivers super fast file transfers and management. The company announced during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) that the next version of macOS' graphics API, Metal 2, will allow iMacs and MacBooks to move beyond the integrated graphics that power most of those lineups. The app now supports Top Hits search which makes it easier to locate emails. The developer kits includes a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, a AMD Radeon RX 580, and a USB-C hub.

You will require Metal graphics support in MacOS 10.11.16 or higher.

"As part of our efforts to make VR available to developers and players on as many systems as possible, SteamVR for the Mac is now available in beta", states a post on the official Steam website.

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