Just over two weeks ago, Mojang officially announced Minecraft Earth, a mobile augmented reality game, like Pokemon GO, that looks to let players collaboratively build Minecraft-style creations in the real world. One thing that was notably missing from the Minecraft Earth announcement was actual gameplay footage, but a recent presentation at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference picks up where this announcement left off, giving fans their first look at Minecraft Earth gameplay. At the beginning of the Minecraft Earth gameplay demo from WWDC 2019, Mojang started small, showing off a tabletop-sized structure complete with redstone circuitry, fireworks, and flowing water. This portion of the Minecraft Earth gameplay demo continued by giving attendees a peak at what cooperative play will be like, as players will be able to see what tools their collaborators are holding and can use motion capture to animate avatars inserted into the Minecraft Earth map. From … [Read more...] about Minecraft Earth Gets First Gameplay Demo at WWDC 2019
Apple revealed iPadOS at the WWDC keynote today. The iPadOS fork of iOS will allow developers to take advantage of features developed specifically to take advantage of iPad hardware. The most significant part of this is allowing users to maximize the larger screen area of iPad compared to the iPhone. Some of the changes include a tighter grid on the home screen and the ability to pin widgets on the home screen. There is also going to be multi-window support and improved multitasking to facilitate this. Split-View will also allow multiple windows from the same application. Apps will now take up “spaces,” which can be accessed via the app switcher. This will enable you to have multiple instances of a program open, which allows for full multitasking just like you would expect on a Mac or PC. The Files app has also been updated to include a new column view which makes browsing into deep file hierarchy a lot more intuitive. SMB file sharing is now included in Files, and perhaps … [Read more...] about iPadOS revealed at Apple WWDC
APPLE could be working on a brand new version of the MacBook Air that's genuinely affordable, The Sun has learned. The fruity firm's laptops have always been priced very high, but that may be about to change in 2018. Rumour has it Apple may debut a cheap new MacBook at today's WWDC 2018 keynote event. One industry expert told The Sun that the new model could cost as little as £699. The rumours began when a top tech analyst suggested that Apple was building a cheaper MacBook model. The highly respected Ming-Chi Kuo issued a pair of investor notes detailing his predictions, which were obtained by 9to5mac. In the notes, he says the new model with launch "with a lower price tag" during the second quarter of 2018 – that means before July. Right now, the cheapest MacBook model you can buy costs £949 in the UK, or $999 in the USA. But speaking to The Sun, tech expert Daniel Ives said the new price could be far lower. "We believe a lower priced MacBook Air will be introduced … [Read more...] about New MacBook Air rumours – is Apple about to launch a cheap laptop at WWDC 2018?
A MAJOR iPhone announcement is coming today, and Apple fans will definitely want to tune in. Here's a complete guide on how to watch WWDC 2018, including today's 6pm keynote – where CEO Tim Cook will reveal some big iPhone news. When does today's WWDC keynote start? Time and date revealed Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference will see software news about most of the company's gadgets (including the iPhone). And if we're lucky, we'll hear about some new products too. The conference takes place between June 4 and 8, although most of the news will be announced during the keynote. Tim Cook's keynote speech is scheduled for 6pm UK time today, and will probably last between one and two hours. How to watch WWDC 2018 keynote – live stream video and supported devices revealed Most major Apple events are streamed live online, and the WWDC 2018 keynote is no different. You'll be able to watch the keynote live using the link below: As always, you can't watch an Apple event on … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018 live stream – how to watch Apple keynote video online today
APPLE'S annual WWDC developer conference is finally upon us, which means there are some MAJOR announcements incoming. If you're a big Apple fan, you'll want to know all the details – so here's what to expect, including details about a possible new iPhone, MacBook, iPad and more. What is WWDC? Worldwide Developers Conference revealed WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference, and it's hosted by Apple. It takes place each year in California, and sees developers from all around the world attending to hear about Apple's latest news. Apple usually hosts a separate event in September for major hardware launches – like the flagship iPhone for the year. Meanwhile, the late-spring WWDC event primarily focuses on software. That means new features for iOS on your iPhone, MacOS on your Mac, and WatchOS on your Apple Watch. However, Apple does occasionally introduce new products at WWDC too. When is WWDC 2018? Date, start time and more Apple's first WWDC took place in 1988, and … [Read more...] about WWDC 2018 news – will Apple launch a new iPhone, iPad and MacBook alongside iOS 12 TODAY?