OSX 10.10 Yosemite iOS 8 Features Video
Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco is mere hours away already over. Anticipation is high as developers and techies the world over wait for Apple to unveil its new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. There is also speculation that Apple may announce a home automation system, the Healthbook app, the iPhone 6, the iWatch, a new Mac and more. We’ll be updating this article space with live coverage of the event as news unfolds so check back here to follow along with us!For now, check out our Apple WWDC 2014 Expectations article for details on what tech experts think we might be hearing about at today’s conference. 3:08PM: It’s all over folks! Major updates relevant to users are: HomeKit (Apple’s new home automation system that turns your iPhone into a remote control for your house), HealthKit (a health and fitness app that logs and aggregate health-related stats and info), Family Sharing (purchases made in the Apple store will be available to everyone in your family) the Siri and Shazam combo, new SMS features (the ability to leave group chats, recorded video/audio messages, the “do not disturb function” and QuickType), and more compatibility between iOS and OS devices. iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be available to the public in the fall.3:05PM: Tim Cook is wrapping up. Doesn’t look like there is going to be a new iPhone or iWatch.2:59PM: For all the coders out there, Swift looks pretty fast and dope, but you’ll have to look into it yourself. I have no idea what’s going on.2:56PM: Federighi is debuting a new programming language called “Swift.” The crowd is going nuts over this. Federighi just said, “You know how many people at home are going ‘what the heck are these guys talking about?’” Uh, yeah. They’re going to reward us for watching all this coding with a new iPhone right? RIGHT? #AppleWWDC Rachel Weber (@therachelweber) June 2, 2014 2:54PM: Epic Games has created an app called “Zen Garden” for iOS 8 that displays the stunning capability of Metal. They are showing a cherry tree with 5,000 physically simulated petals. It’s pretty amazing.2:50PM: Founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney is coming to the stage to talk about Metal.2:49PM: Federighi is introducing “Metal,” a new graphics booster. 2:48PM: CloudKit — stuff for app developers. 2:47PM: With HomeKit you can control individual devices in your home as well as bundles of devices. You can use Siri with HomeKit. For example, if you tell Siri to “get ready for bed,” it will make sure your door is locked, your garage door is closed and lights are off.2:46PM: Here comes the home automation system: HomeKit.2:45PM: Third-party apps can now use touch ID. Super useful for apps you might not want other people getting in to.2:44PM: You can now install third-party keyboards.2:42PM: Apps can be opened as “extensions” in Safari and can interact with content in Safari. 2:39PM: Third-party apps can now offer widgets that go into the notification center in the “Today” view. So, if you download an app that comes with a widget, it will automatically show up in your “Today” view.2:37PM: “SDK,” the biggest release since the App Store. Apps will be able to extend the system and offer service to other apps. E.g.: An app like Bing could offer translating inside of Safari.2:36PM: Testflight is a new, free beta test service for developers and users.2:35PM: Tim Cook is back and talking about updated features in the App Store that will benefit developers and users. Users can buy “bundled apps” at a discounted price. There are also “app previews” so developers can make short videos to preview apps to users.2:33PM: There will be Map App updates for China. Uh, what about everybody else?2:32PM: Siri and Shazam together at last! Siri will identify the song you’re listening to and allow you to purchase it immediately. There will also be Siri streaming voice recognition in multiple languages. 2:30PM: Storing photos and videos on iCloud on your Mac will cost money, but the first 5GB is free.2:25PM: The new Photos App makes it so every photo you take is available on all your devices. Federighi is giving a demo of the Photo App. The smart editing software has been updated as well.2:22PM: It’s time to talk “Family Sharing.” You can now share purchases made on iTunes with your whole family. “Now you can get at not just your purchases, but the purchases of everyone in your family.” Sounds similar to the family feature on Netflix… Also, now when kids try to purchase something, their parents get prompted. No more freebies, kids. 2:20PM: The name is “HealthKit.” Apple is partnering with Nike and the Mayo Clinic on Healthkit.Nike+ apps using NikeFuel will be able to pull in metrics such as sleep and nutrition to build a custom user profile and improve athletic performance. HealthKit will allow healthcare providers to share data regarding checkups.2:19PM: Federighi is back. It’s time to talk Health — here comes the “Healthbook” app!2:15PM: Greg Joswiak is explaining how to send audio or video recording messages with “Tap to Talk.” These messages will auto-destruct, just like Snapchat! 2:10PM: You can now add titles to sms threads, leave threads and put on a “do not disturb” function to threads you don’t want to get notifications from.2:08:PM: Uh oh, more autocorrect. “Quicktype” will now try to anticipate the content of your messages and suggest things. It will also “learn” how you type and mimic your style. It will be available in a large number of languages.2:03PM: Handy new feature — Notifications (texts, Facebook notifications) will pop into the top section of your screen and you can deal with them as they come up without exiting whatever you’re in.2:02PM: iOS 8 will have the same sidebar tool and bird-eye view function for tabs as OSX 10.10. There is also a swipe function to browse through emails without closing and opening them.2:01PM: You can now reply to a notification without leaving the app you’re in.2:00PM: Here comes iOS 8. Federighi is back.1:59PM: Cook is really going for the smear campaign against Android, saying that it “dominates the mobile malware market.”1:58PM: Cook is stressing the point that 97% of Apple’s customers are running the latest OS. Whereas, for Android, only 1 in 10 customers are running the latest OS.1:57PM: 130 million customers in the past year bought their first Apple device.1:55PM: Tim Cook is back and talking about how many people have switched from Android to iPhone in the past year: iPod touch has passed 100 million units, iPad has passed 200 million units, iPhone has passed a half a billion units.1:54PM: On to iOS 8.1:53PM: Yosemite beta is available free for download to devs as of today. It’s a public beta testing program.1:50PM: Federighi just called Apple’s “new employee,” Dr. Dre, from the Mac. Dre asks what time he should show up to work tomorrow. How unimpressed do you think Dr. Dre is to be on speakerphone via a Mac #WWDC14 Emily Price (@Emily) June 2, 2014 1:46PM: Federighi is addressing SMS. The iPhone can now send SMS to other devices. OSX 10.10 allows you to now receive a phone call on a Mac.1:45PM: Now when your Mac is near your iPhone, it will automatically set up a hotspot between the two.1:44PM: Federighi is back. He has just announced that AirDrop now works between the iOS and the Mac. You can now share content from one device to another using “Handoff.” 1:43PM: Markup allows you to magnify images and add captions and drawings to images you’re emailing to others. “I hope the rope is multi-threaded.” …Developer joke1:39PM: Demonstration of Safari. Apple introduces scroll-through tabs and a birds-eye view of tabs.1:38PM: Partnering with the competition: Safari will show Google search results in its toolbar.1:35PM: Markup allows you to write directly on email messages.1:34PM: Mail Drop is a way to send messages up to 5 GB via iCloud. Mail drop announced. Sends encrypted attachments through email with iCloud. Attachments can be up to 5GB. #WWDC2014 #applewwdc Tech Leftovers (@Techleftovers) June 2, 2014 Wasn’t big on the Cloud before. but *mail drop*. what what??!? I’m a convert! #Apple #AppleWWDC That’s Mashed Up (@thatsmashedup) June 2, 2014 1:33PM: “…You can store all your files however you want, and they’re syncing across Macs.” There will be Windows compatibility for iCloud Drive as well.1:32PM: Now, on to iCloud Drive.1:30PM: Federighi giving a demonstration of the new user interface in OSX 10.10. 1:28PM: The Calendar has a new “sidebar” view. Also, the translucency thing is clearly a big deal to Federighi. The Calendar will also have a “Today” view.1:27PM: “Spotlight” will now give a preview of the search results it’s giving you, plus it will include search results from the internet.1:26PM: The “Notification Center” will give you a view of all the new content from you widgets for the day.1:25PM: There will be a “dark mode” on OSX 10.10 to make the screen easier on the eyes. The crowd is loving it.1:23PM: Federighi is explaining the updates of OS X 10.10. Windows will be translucent to reflect the desktop image. There are new icons — in particular a spiffy new trash can.1:21PM: Craig Federighi announces the name of OS X 10.10. It’s Yosemite!1:17PM: The presentation is starting with OSX and Macs. Cook is talking about the OS “Maverick.” There are 40M copies installed. Cook has brought up a pie chart to compare to Windows 8. 50% of Apple’s installed base is working off their latest OS, as opposed to Windows 8 at 14%.1:16PM: Cook has announced that an entire section of the presentation will be dedicated to a huge new release for developers.1:15PM: Tim Cook is talking about the young scholarship developers in the audience. The youngest one is 13-years-old. “We’ll be seeing apps from them for a while.”1:14PM: CEO Tim Cook has taken the stage.1:12PM: The video is getting onto the topic of music… could be a music streaming app announcement on the way!1:09PM: A video about “what does a developer look like ?” is playing. The conclusion is that, regardless of what they look like: “the apps they make let us do amazing things. Now people in the video are talking about apps that have changed their lives.1:00PM: The live stream from Apple’s website has just gone live. Music is playing and people have taken their seats awaiting the keynote presentation.
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