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Yesterday was the Apple WWDC Keynote. Here are my take aways

  • No hardware announcements
    • not surprising since it’s for developers
    • iPhone announcement is usually Aug/Sept
    • iPad is Sept/Oct
    • New Mac’s will be announced, prob iMac and possibly Mini
  • Mac OS X – Yosimite
    • Photos – new photo management that will prob replace iPhoto
    • IOS integration
      • Can answer calls on your computer
      • Can send messages to green friends
      • Use phone as hotspot (not sure about if it’s carrier ok yet)
    • Flatening continues
      • new flatter design
      • redesinged dock
      • New system font
      • new dark menu
    • iCloud Drive
      • Apple taking on Google
      • Now you will be able to store more than just files
      • .99 cents for 20 GB and $3.99 for 200 GB a month
      • Store any type of files
      • Can store movies now as well
    • Email Fixed
      • So they claim the new email will be fixed (google imap still sucks)
      • Email iCloud Drive to send large attachments
    • Safari
      • RSS feeds added back in
      • New Tab View
      • Streamlined tool bar
    • Spotlight
      • easier way to search the mac and literally brought front and center
      • Now you can find an application and recent files
    • Notifications
      • Can now add widgets to notifications
      • imporoved notifications
    • Public Beta
      • Sign up for the public beta.
      • Limited to 1 M people
      • Don’t use on your only machine
      • TBA when it’s available for download
  • iOS 8
    • Pictures
      • new iCloud Drive back up that includes videos
      • Developer kit for camera opened up now apps can directly control the camera
    • Messaging
      • Now has Whatsapp/Snap Chat features – disappearing messages
      • Can use voice message and will play directly from the lock screen
    • HealthKit
      • Can tie in devices to monitor your health
      • can contact a participating doctor and they can call you in for a visit
    • Family sharing
      • Up to six people can now share movies, music, books and app
      • Must share the same credit card (gets around issues of how to share)
    • App Store
      • apps now can have videos
      • No demos
      • Apps can be sold in bundles
    • Notifications
      • In notification actions.
      • Text in notification
    • Key board
      • opened up the keyboard to third party keyboards
      • Also have predictive text, for individual
    • Mail
      • Can easily mark as read or flag
      • Drafts are now easy to find – at the bottom of the screen used to get lost
  • Overall
    • connection between Mac/iOS
    • Pages, Numbers, Keynote and mail all carry over and can be edited on any device
  • Developer
    • New Programing langauge Swift
    • Metal allows for “console” quality games
    • Home API
    • Camera API
    • keyboard opened up
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