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Innovative VR startup discusses Mac and Oculus Rift—Apple and VR Future

Apple’s Macs may be missing the VR party in early 2016, but pro VR software developer, irisVR, whose award-winning tech has already garnered much attention (and funding..), has interesting observations about VR and Apple.

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irisVR CEO and Co-Founder Talks About Pro VR Industry—Oculus versus Vive and More

In this executive interview, we talk to irisVR software company Co-Founder and CEO, Shane Scranton—about B2B virtual reality, the market, the hardware VR devices, Apple and much more.

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5 Reasons why 2015 was The Best Year for CAD on the Mac

2015 was a huge year for the Mac CAD market, a side product of multiple factors at play in the overall technology landscape.

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AU2015 RECAP—Blurred Lines, Crossed Boundaries in the Era of Connection

Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.

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Apple’s Virtual Reality story portends poorly for Mac OS X Pros—at least in the short term

While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.

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Viewpoint: Steve Jobs told us to ‘Think different’—does Apple still agree?

In this Viewpoint feature associate editor Akiko Ashley asks a very well-timed question about Apple: does it still support those who wish to Think different? Hinging that question on the one true product that was legend to Apple-based ‘creatives’, she frames the discussion through a wide lens that reviews Apple’s Mac Pro history—the backbone of innovators—against a new onslaught of new agendas, new markets and the transformation to mobile.

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Architosh launches new tablets in Architecture research survey

In our first tablets in Architectural practice research survey, we aim to study how tablet computers may impact the architectural process with a particular emphasis on design and pre-design phases. Of particular note, the new iPad Pro with Pencil ushers in the potential for revolutionary change.

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Introduction of iSwift 2.0 – Objective-C to Swift converter for OS X

The introduction of iSwift 2.0 is an important update of its automated Objective-C to Swift conversion too, developed exclusively for Mac OS X. iSwift offers automatic as-you-type conversion of you Objective-C sources to Apple’s Swift language along with a full-featured Objective-C editor. iSwift can be the best way to convert and translate existing Objective-C files to Swift on the fly.

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Apple’s Enterprise Strategy: Japan’s largest AEC companies going ‘all iPad’

Coming out of news from last week’s Graebert Annual Event in Berlin, a major CAD company in Germany with massive global reach via its partners, Architosh learned that Japan’s largest AEC firms—true enterprise behemoths—are standardizing around Apple iOS, particularly for its tablets in AEC applications…applications that include CAD such as ARES Touch. As a result, Graebert has announced support of iOS.

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Microsoft updates Office 2016 security for Mac

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac includes versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook that are designed for the Mac and yet are unmistakably Office. This update provides fixes for issues in the Office 2016 for Mac Suite.

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Mac CAD market looks ‘rich’ compared to years past: Heated global competition drives up goodies

The design and manufacturing industries are worth $12 trillion annually, representing a massive and growing industrial segment which Apple has a big possible role to take place in. It used to be Apple had the hardware but lacked the software. Today, that software ‘issue’ is melting away faster than a snow cone in Tempe, Arizona. For once, the Mac CAD eco-system is looking truly ‘rich’

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Smelling blood, HP pounces on Apple’s Pro Mac market

HP comes out swinging at Apple with brazen marketing message that Apple’s Mac Pro customers are moving to Z

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In-Brief: Autodesk talks to Architosh about iPad Pro and AutoCAD 360

Autodesk got prime time feature coverage during Apple’s Special Event this past week as AutoCAD 360 was shown on the new iPad Pro. Autodesk spoke to Architosh about what they showed and what is going on behind the scenes

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iPad Pro is fantastic! But it will be for naught if Apple forgets its Pro tools for Mac

Though the iPad Pro packs desktop power, Apple needs to think smartly about the inter-relatedness of software systems across mobile and desktop.

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The Foundry discontinues Keylight for Final Cut Pro

September is the last month that The Foundry will be selling and supporting key plugins for Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. The news is a blow to the FCP community who have remained with FCP 7 and 6.

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