Show Notes – June 8th, 2015

A synopsis of discussion between Lena and her mac obsessed friend D about all things mac
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worldwide developer conference
WWDC Keynote Address at the beginning of the conference
swift has been made open source and it seems like a nice step, but how practically useful will that be in the real world?
I’m excited about their improvements to the iOS keyboard – using it essentially as a trackpad to change your cursor location and select text but they only demo’d it for iPad, and I’m not sure if it’ll come to iphone
I’m excited to try out the overdue transit map features
I thought it was really interesting that their updates to HealthKit includes reproductive health – menstruation tracking
it was just a quick little throwaway mention, but it seemed significant given how much the tech industry ignores that sort of stuff
A bunch of people were hoping that Apple would explicitly mention putting effort into bug fixes – there’s been a lot of chatter about how buggy current versions are
here’s the background on the discoveryd bugs
people have been estimating that those networking bugs might be about 50% of the errors in the current iOS and Mac OS
with all the the Handoff features and such
in the latest developer beta of OS X they reverted back to the old method actually
mDNSresponder or somesuch I think it is called
I’m also curious to try out the new iOS 9 notes app
it looks like it might actually be powerful enough for me to want to use it?
it’s local apps that sync through icloud
notes started off super basic with out even syncing
but they’ve been gradually adding features to it
the iphone skype app used to be atrocious, but their update a few months back made it quite useable
the rumors were that new AppleTV was supposed to be announced today but the software and/or content deals weren’t ready in time so they had to cut it.
which might explain some of the rambling this time
in a few days as developers get into the new betas
In the past there have been references to new hardware features not yet released
and that would make a lot of sense for the rumored new apple tv SDK stuff to have references in mac and ios for streaming features
third party apps might make the apple tv something I actually feel like buying. maybe.
Also the naming of the new Mac OS is interesting
El Capitan is a part of Yosemite
(prev OS X was Yosemite, this one is El Capitan)
like the analog to Snow Leopard from Leopard, and Mountain Lion from Lion
as the tick-tock release schedule
Yosemite was lots of new features and UI overhauls
and if this follows that same pattern, presumably more under the hood improvements
which supports the bug fixes theory, even though it’s not explicitly stated in the keynote
they way that they did for snow leopard
a couple times they emphasized designing things like Siri queries being careful to protect user privacy
they have been talking abiout that a couple times lately
and clearly targeting google in some of their comments
“You’re in control of your data. Searches are not associated with your Apple ID and not shared with third parties.”
“News keeps your data private. And Apple never shares what you’re reading with third parties.”
“Unlike other news aggregation services, News was built in a way that respects and maintains your privacy.”
they’re also adding two factor authentication as an option on Apple ID accounts
 Sent at 5:04 PM on Monday

 

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