New software for Apples' Macs, iPhones

New software for Apples' Macs, iPhones

Apple has unveiled new operating software that strengthened ties between its coveted mobile devices and popular Macintosh computers.

A next generation Macintosh operating system called "Yosemite" and coming iOS 8 software for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices were unveiled before 6,000 developers at a sold-out World Wide Developers Conference here on Tuesday.

Apple chief Tim Cook starred in a keynote presentation. The California company unveiled HealthKit and HomeKit software that put its hardware at the center of managing personal health care and smart fixtures for home appliances.