Category Archives: WWDC

Will Apple Make Look Around for Maps Their Street View?

One of the sneaky cool Apple announcements at yesterday’s WWDC Keynote was the new Look Around feature for Apple Maps. Mixed in with some nice, but rather routine upgrades like Favorites and Collections, Look Around stood out as a potentially huge change for Maps that could help Apple take on one of Google Maps’ biggest advantages: Street View.

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Apple Gets Smart About Controllers for Apple Arcade, But Will it Matter?

Apple has had a problem with game controllers for a long time now. They just never seemed to get the fact that, while touch is great, it isn’t great for everything. Anyone who has ever tried to play games with on-screen controllers knows what I’m talking about.

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Quick Thoughts After the WWDC 2019 Keynote

Ok, so that was a full 2.25 hours of very fast-paced updates on all Apple software, with a little hardware thrown in for good measure. Information overload is putting it lightly. Here are the themes that stood out to me in the immediate aftermath.

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All New iPad OS announced at WWDC!!

The iPad now has its own OS!! The new iPadOS has been announced at WWDC 2019.

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iOS 13 at WWDC

Here’s what’s coming in iOS 13, straight from WWDC.

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Apple Watch and watchOS 6 Upgrades from Today’s WWDC

Here is a basic rundown of the new features coming this year in watchOS 6.

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Want to Watch the WWDC Keynote? Here’s Where to Go and How To Do It

Are you looking for a place to watch or keep up with Apple’s 2019 WWDC Keynote tomorrow? Thankfully, unlike many years past, Apple now streams all of their big events, so it’s easy. If you are on a Mac or PC, just go to Apple’s Event Page to watch their live stream of the event at 10 AM Pacific. That is 11 AM Mountain, Noon Central and 1 PM Eastern Time.

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WWDC Preview Part 4: Odds and Ends

I covered the iPad, Apple Watch and AR Glasses earlier today. Now let’s cover a few of the more obvious items, as well as a few that are on my wishlist but are unknowns for tomorrow’s event.

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WWDC Preview Part 3: Through the Looking Glasses

Here we go with Part 3 of my WWDC Preview. You can check out Part 1 on the iPad and Part 2 on the Apple Watch here. Now it’s time for something completely different. How about Apple worst kept secret since they started working on a car: AR Glasses.

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WWDC Preview Part 1: All’s Quiet on the iPad Front

In a little less than 24 hours, Tim Cook will take the stage and Apple’s 2019 WWDC Keynote will begin. It’s usually a lengthy event that will reveal the company’s software roadmap for all of its devices and services for the next year. Considering that Apple only has a few public-facing events per year and that WWDC is the only one that touches on all Apple’s entire ecosystem, it is probably the biggest. In fact, with the iPhone having leveled out in growth, WWDC should become the unquestioned king of Apple events going forward.

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Hits and Misses from WWDC- The Misses

Almost a week out from the WWDC Keynote, the reviews of Apple’s new software features and improvements are overwhelmingly positive. Their focus on performance and small details will benefit all users, not just those with the latest devices. Siri got what could turn out to be a huge boost from the new Shortcuts feature, which will be opened up for developers to finally get real access to Apple’s digital assistant. Apple also focused some well-deserved attention on macOS to round out a Keynote full of new goodies.

However, despite all of the welcomed additions, there were several things that people were ether hoping or expecting to see that we didn’t get on Monday. Let’s take a look back and some of the misses from WWDC.

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