Amazon Web Services to offer macOS on-demand in the cloud, in new appeal to Apple developers

Amazon Web Services will provide software developers with access to macOS on-demand in the cloud for the first time, promising to speed up the process and reduce the cost of making software for Apple’s computers and devices.



graphical user interface: Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.


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Dave Brown, Amazon EC2 vice president, announces the new Mac Instances on Monday night.

Announced on the eve of the AWS re:invent conference Monday night, Amazon EC2 Mac Instances represent an unexpected expansion beyond Linux and Windows for AWS. Amazon says it was motivated by a desire to meet the needs of the community of more than 28 million developers who offer apps through the Apple App Store.

“Until now, development of these apps for the Apple platform was not possible within the AWS cloud,” said Dave Brown, AWC EC2 vice president, during the event. “Many of our customers had to manage their own fleet of Macs for their

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NBCUniversal’s On-Demand Reality Service Hayu Bows in Germany, Austria

NBCUniversal International’s all-reality, on-demand subscription video-on-demand service Hayu has launched in Germany and Austria.

The service is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video app on mobiles, tablets, living room and web platforms. It is currently priced at €4.86 ($5.76) monthly, with a 14-day free trial, with a slight increase to €4.99 ($5.92) from January.

Content available on Hayu includes “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, along with “The Real Housewives,” “Million Dollar Listing” and “Below Deck” franchises.

The channel’s range of unscripted sub-genres includes Home and Design, Dating, Cooking, Crime, and Fashion. The majority of U.S. shows are available on Hayu the same day as their U.S. broadcast. Shows and episodes are also downloadable to watch on the go.

Hendrik McDermott, managing director, Hayu, said: “Already the premiere destination for must-watch reality TV in 14 markets, Hayu is expanding its footprint and building on

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