It’s July 4th and if you are an American that means picnics, fireworks, etc.
If you need something to watch before the fireworks kick in, try one of these gems
Tom Felton makes his American TV debut. Could this be the role that breaks the Curse of Draco Malfoy (aka always playing unsufferable gits)
The last part of the keynote was about features added for iOS developers. While this won’t mean as much to the common user it does give a bit of a preview of what apps could look like and do in the future and some of it is rather cool. Especially for someone like me that is trying to learn how to app it up.
Not a shock that this was my favorite part. A girl and her geek toys will not be parted. And holy features, Batman there are some great ones. And yes a few of the things on my lists turned up.
So the big event has come and gone and I’ve reviewed the video several times. Time for ‘the review’.
Unlike previous years this year was almost devoid of non software. There was no teaser of some new hardware, no talk about sales or the retail stores, just a little talk about software adoption. It was basically all about the software and developers. Even the opening video (which I felt was a tad long in the tooth) was all about developers, a love letter to them of sorts. And was in fact the major demo of third party items unlike previous years when Infinity Blade, Sketchbook, Anki Drive etc got a few minutes on stage.
The majority of the keynote was actually done by Craig Federighi not Tim Cook. Cook was more like the host of the Oscars, introducing the presenters of the awards and maybe making a joke or two (although Federighi did many of the jokes). As the VP of Software Engineering it did make sense but I would have liked to have seen a little Eddy Cue when iCloud came up.
First up was Mac OS 10.10, aka Yosemite.
Although it’s main purpose is software, WWDC always seem to have some nugget of hardware in there. Like last years preview of the new Mac Pro.
I think this year it could be a new Apple TV.
I’ll admit that I don’t spend as much time on my computer so I can’t wax on and on for ages about the software like I can about my iPhone and iPad. But I do use it enough to have a few thoughts