On the heels of a faux behind-the-scenes video, Tim Cook introduction, and rundown of new features coming with OS X El Capitan, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi kept the momentum going by announcing the arrival of Metal to the desktop platform.
The iPad Air 2 is here, and one of the newest apps to take advantage of its A8X processor and iOS 8.1 software is Pixelmator, the popular Mac image editing app which is now arriving on the iPad as well.
Both the new iPhones and iOS 8 have had a few weeks to settle in, and we're seeing a growing number of games — new and old — taking advantage of the amazing Metal API to level up the graphics or add a little extra spice elsewhere in the package. Here are the best games out right now that shine brighter and run cooler on iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 Metal.
Here's one out of left field to open those bleary Monday morning eyes of yours: Apple negotiated an exclusive deal to use metallic alloys with unique atomic structures developed by a research team at the California Institute of Technology. The alloy, which was brought to market for commercial use back in 2003 by Liquidmetal Technologies, the alloy's intellectual rights holder, has previously seen utilization is by the U.S. Department of Defense, as can also be found in some medical equipment.
Liquid metal... a computer comany... can Skynet be far behind?