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Topic # 146928 3-Jun-2014 07:03
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This was purely a software and developers conference. NO new hardware.

These are my favourite new OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and iOS 8 features

1 - Continuity - make and receive phone calls right from within your iMac. Dial directly from within desktop Contacts, dial from within a web page by clicking on a phone number on the page.  Even if your iPhone is another room, it automatically creates a HotSpot. Your Mac will show caller ID from where you can answer right on your desktop. Receive a phone call on your iPhone and then continue hands free on your Mac. You can also do this to and from your iPad. WOW

Start an email on iMac, finish it on your iPhone.

2 - markup and doodle on photos, PDF’s and Doc’s right from within a received email prior to Forwarding or Replying.

3 - iCloud Drive - 5 Gb storage. (Apples Dropbox) Send a 1Gb of photos to a Mail or Outlook recipient, bypass your ISP’s attachment restrictions with encrypted iCloud Drive.

4 - iOS HealthKit - measure, record your health stat’s and contact health providers from within your iDevice. Connect and link to 3rd party App’s and measurement devices.

5 - New iCloud storage cost tiering greater than the first free 5Gb upto 1Tb.

6 - improved App store searching PLUS you will be able to buy App bundles from the same developer. App preview video demo’s.

7 - 3rd party access to Touch ID but your ID is still hardware sandboxed.

8 - HomeKit - common network protocols for secure pairing to lights, doors etc, includes Siri integration.

Well these are my favourites features in the next releases of OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and iOS 8. For a full list that was mentioned today just read your favourite Mac forums. All to be released in our spring this year with some new and updated Apps in the new year.

FINALLY for all you software coder geeks,
Apple has released today a new software language.  Called SWIFT. Swift code can fit along side Objective C and C code in the same application and is totally native to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. What ever that means.





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  Reply # 1058323 3-Jun-2014 07:11
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Couldn't get onto a video stream so had a look at this blog with a good live summary and quite a lot of screen shots http://nztechblog.net/2014/06/02/live-blog-apple-wwdc-2014/




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  Reply # 1058326 3-Jun-2014 07:20
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Looking forward to having a look at Swift, Objective C has been a put off for me for years

Love the Continuity feature allowing you to answer your phone from your Mac even if from another room etc, caller ID popups, that is very cool.
One of those things that would have been possible for years, but just took someone to think 'how cool would it be if we did X'

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1058329 3-Jun-2014 07:40
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The changes to OSX look promising.




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  Reply # 1058349 3-Jun-2014 08:34
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Very nice Keynote, tons of new features and API's...and a new language!  This should make devs very happy indeed.

Loving that they're opening up iOS a lot more while still keeping it as secure as they can.  My favourite announcement - custom keyboards finally!!!!!!!

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  Reply # 1058354 3-Jun-2014 08:50
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Third party keyboards!

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  Reply # 1058363 3-Jun-2014 09:13
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I think the developments here are great, granted they are largely bringing some OS feature parity with Android, but that needed to happen (third party keyboards, ability of apps to talk to each other, widgets). Now Apple just need to bring out a phablet-class iPhone and I'll be very interested...

I think Swift is the most interesting announcement today though, will be great to see how that plays out.




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  Reply # 1058531 3-Jun-2014 13:38
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homekit has more chance that android@home, but another standard or framework is not what will make HA ubiquitous. disappointing undecided

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  Reply # 1058939 3-Jun-2014 22:22
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I'm pretty meh about it but that's because I was expecting an iWatch and an iPhone 6 and a new MacBook Pro... J/K

In seriousness I think while the features sound cool I will wait to see how they are properly implemented before passing judgement.

One thing that really bugs me is not being able to properly share a Mac or iPad. I know they want to sell more devices but Apple can get stuffed - there is no way I am buying two laptops and two iPads for a 2 person house-hold who already has a desktop and two cell phones. Family-whats-its-name does not go far enough, why do we have to share a credit card? Why can't we just link the accounts together and share the purchases? Why can't the two users of the same Mac access the same iTunes library and playlists etc... it's just awful in places for multiple users... annnnnd, I have that off my chest.

Edit +1 for HomeKit - that sounds interesting.

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  Reply # 1058951 3-Jun-2014 23:00
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It looks good - and it's free...!

+1 on the phablet phone too. My iPhone 5 is just starting to seem annoyingly small now. Something about half the size of an iPad Mini please.





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  Reply # 1058952 3-Jun-2014 23:03
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sdav: I'm pretty meh about it but that's because I was expecting an iWatch and an iPhone 6 and a new MacBook Pro... J/K

In seriousness I think while the features sound cool I will wait to see how they are properly implemented before passing judgement.

One thing that really bugs me is not being able to properly share a Mac or iPad. I know they want to sell more devices but Apple can get stuffed - there is no way I am buying two laptops and two iPads for a 2 person house-hold who already has a desktop and two cell phones. Family-whats-its-name does not go far enough, why do we have to share a credit card? Why can't we just link the accounts together and share the purchases? Why can't the two users of the same Mac access the same iTunes library and playlists etc... it's just awful in places for multiple users... annnnnd, I have that off my chest.

Edit +1 for HomeKit - that sounds interesting.


My wife and I get round this (or most of it anyway) by having different user accounts but having iTunes & App Store logged in to the same account on all the machines.

I agree it is clunky and personally I think iTunes is actually the worst software Apple make - I hate it. It won't even do something sensible like automatically adjust the EQ to match the song genre if you want it to! Even simple tasks like playing a single album from start to finish have in the past been far more complex than need be.





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  Reply # 1058960 3-Jun-2014 23:16
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greenbone: homekit has more chance that android@home, but another standard or framework is not what will make HA ubiquitous. disappointing undecided


I dont think its another standard or framework, its like Health, there are a lot of third party devices all with their own protocols and standards, so Apple is catering for all of them. Apple are effectively supporting all "formats" and bringing them into one seamless app for the public. 

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  Reply # 1058962 3-Jun-2014 23:18
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FineWine: 

3 - iCloud Drive - 5 Gb storage. (Apples Dropbox) Send a 1Gb of photos to a Mail or Outlook recipient, bypass your ISP’s attachment restrictions with encrypted iCloud Drive.



I think the max attachment size is 5GB. 

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  Reply # 1058963 3-Jun-2014 23:18
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Geektastic:
sdav: I'm pretty meh about it but that's because I was expecting an iWatch and an iPhone 6 and a new MacBook Pro... J/K

In seriousness I think while the features sound cool I will wait to see how they are properly implemented before passing judgement.

One thing that really bugs me is not being able to properly share a Mac or iPad. I know they want to sell more devices but Apple can get stuffed - there is no way I am buying two laptops and two iPads for a 2 person house-hold who already has a desktop and two cell phones. Family-whats-its-name does not go far enough, why do we have to share a credit card? Why can't we just link the accounts together and share the purchases? Why can't the two users of the same Mac access the same iTunes library and playlists etc... it's just awful in places for multiple users... annnnnd, I have that off my chest.

Edit +1 for HomeKit - that sounds interesting.


My wife and I get round this (or most of it anyway) by having different user accounts but having iTunes & App Store logged in to the same account on all the machines.

I agree it is clunky and personally I think iTunes is actually the worst software Apple make - I hate it. It won't even do something sensible like automatically adjust the EQ to match the song genre if you want it to! Even simple tasks like playing a single album from start to finish have in the past been far more complex than need be.


I do the same.... but IOS7 semi broke this when they made the 90 limit on downloading past purchases... just upgraded my iPhone and now have a LOOONG 3 month wait to be able to get the other "half" of our purchases to download onto the new phone :(

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  Reply # 1058967 3-Jun-2014 23:27
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sdav: I'm pretty meh about it but that's because I was expecting an iWatch and an iPhone 6 and a new MacBook Pro... J/K

In seriousness I think while the features sound cool I will wait to see how they are properly implemented before passing judgement.

One thing that really bugs me is not being able to properly share a Mac or iPad. I know they want to sell more devices but Apple can get stuffed - there is no way I am buying two laptops and two iPads for a 2 person house-hold who already has a desktop and two cell phones. Family-whats-its-name does not go far enough, why do we have to share a credit card? Why can't we just link the accounts together and share the purchases? Why can't the two users of the same Mac access the same iTunes library and playlists etc... it's just awful in places for multiple users... annnnnd, I have that off my chest.

Edit +1 for HomeKit - that sounds interesting.


Hardware is not in WWDC. I expect a MBA, MacMini, maybe Apple TV announcement in coming weeks, and later will be the iPhone, iPad announcement.

Yes, multiple users has been discussed in many a forum. 

Currently, for those who share one Apple ID (couples often do), a purchase can be downloaded on up to 5 devices for free. (someone said 10, I think its 5) 

Family Sharing allows a family, who are all on separate Apple ID's to have the purchases free to the other family members. Parent(s), kids want their own ID, this way they can enjoy free apps while being ID independent, CC being the identifier seems fine, its all in the family. Possibly helps avoid friends pretending to be family to get free/cheap purchases.

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  Reply # 1058971 3-Jun-2014 23:56
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Hardware is not in WWDC. I expect a MBA, MacMini, maybe Apple TV announcement in coming weeks, and later will be the iPhone, iPad announcement.

Yes, multiple users has been discussed in many a forum. 

Currently, for those who share one Apple ID (couples often do), a purchase can be downloaded on up to 5 devices for free. (someone said 10, I think its 5) 

Family Sharing allows a family, who are all on separate Apple ID's to have the purchases free to the other family members. Parent(s), kids want their own ID, this way they can enjoy free apps while being ID independent, CC being the identifier seems fine, its all in the family. Possibly helps avoid friends pretending to be family to get free/cheap purchases.


FYI it's 5 COMPUTERS and AFAIK unlimited iDevices (I've personally had as many as 20 iPads on one account- Education 'trial' period) though it's limited to 10 devices able to download PAST purchases, and a 90 day stand-down per device to download a past purchase form any other account.

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When you turn on iTunes Match or Automatic Downloads, or when you download past purchases on an iOS device or computer, that device or computer becomes associated with your Apple ID. Your Apple ID can have up to 10 devices and computers (combined) associated with it, with a maximum of 5 computers at any time. Each computer must also be authorized using the same Apple ID. Once a device or computer is associated with your Apple ID, you cannot associate that device or computer with another Apple ID for 90 days. You can view which devices or computers are currently associated with your Apple ID, remove unused devices or computers, and view how many days remain before the devices or computers can be associated with a different Apple ID from the Account Information page in iTunes on your computer

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4627 

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