We are hot off the presses this week on Tech tAUk Reloaded! Coming to you just hours after Apple executives Tim Cook and Craig Federighi delivered their annual Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote, we thoroughly analyze all of the announcements from WWDC and break down the biggest news from Apple’s first major product announcement of 2014.
Headlining the new features in OS X Yosemite is a new iOS-inspired redesign, and a handful of new features including improvements to Mail, Safari, Notification Center, and Spotlight. Chief among the new iOS 8 features include new features in Messages, iCloud Photo Library, QuickType keyboard, Health, and Family Sharing.
Getting a lot of attention for both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 is Apple’s concept of Continuity, providing deep integration between Macs and iOS devices, and making it possible for works in progress to instantly transfer between devices, offering AirDrop support between Mac and iOS, and even allowing Macs and iPads to send and receive phone calls and SMS messages on behalf of wirelessly-connected iPhone, and more. And iCloud Drive brings filesystem support to iOS and documents in iCloud, directly competing with Dropbox.
Finally, a slew of new developer features in iOS 8 offers users new App Store functionalities, deeper integration into system services by third-party apps, third-party widgets in Notification Center, custom keyboards, and console-level speed increases for games.
Our other tech headlines this week:
- Apple confirms its $3 billion deal for Beats Electronics
- Comcast CEO: “We don’t wake up every day wanting to be hated”
- Google reportedly plans to spend $1 billion on internet satellites
- NBA approves Steve Ballmer’s bid to buy LA Clippers for $2 billion
Episode Duration: 1:16:48
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
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