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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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Paper by 53’s ‘Pencil’ lets creatives think with their hands

Pencil by FiftyThree is the most natural and expressive way to be creative and be expressive from every angle from fine details to broad strokes.

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Apple’s latest Mac Family Portrait—Missing Mac Pro

Apple’s new Mac Pro is a stunning computer with some decent pro chops…but the latest ‘family portrait’ of the Mac line up is missing an important child.

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SIG: Final Complete Siggraph 2015 Event Photos & Notes

Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.

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EIZO ships new 4K ColorEdge High-End Displays

EIZO is shipping new 4K high-end monitors to the VFX, Film, photography and 2D-3D markets in North America.

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SIG: Apple’s Macs have good presence at SIGGRAPH 2015 show

Here are the first batch of pictures from the show floor at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles. And it’s nice to see Apple’s Macs well represented within the expo booths.

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SIG: Apple looks to be going the path of ‘Metal’ for graphics—seems out on Vulkan standard

Khronos Group makes further positive momentum with Vulkan API, but Apple is missing from the roster of industry supporters. This is an early signal that Apple may be pushing for Metal for Mac’s graphic future as aging OpenGL lingers as available cross-platform API.

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