Episode Notes

A roundup of all the main talking points from Apple’s WWDC15 keynote, along with the latest tech news.

Show Notes:

New Instagram web design

Fairphone teasing Fairphone 2

FB Messenger hits 1b on Android devices

Line Music launches in Japan

Netflix launches in new countries

Apple confirms its own mapping solution

– WWDC round-up

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Shake to enlarge mouse cursor

Pin sites/tabs in Safari

Mute notification and mute ability in Safari

Contextual Spotlight searching (finding files, online content etc)

Split screen view

Metal 3D graphics SDK

Dev beta now, public beta in July

iOS 9

Siri Proactive / Spotlight – new page (home screen zero), context sensitive.

Intelligent phone number recognition

Intelligent meeting invites and acceptance

Search API and deep links in apps

Searches and suggestions are not linked to Apple ID or shared, and any sent data is anonymous

New Notes app

Maps update with transit info and view

Newsstand is gone – new Flipboard-esque News. Personalise your feed by publication or subject (US, UK and Australia first)

iPad – use two fingers to turn keyboard in to trackpad

iPad (all) – Slide-over

iPad (Air 2) – Multi-window support

iPad – picture in picture video

iOS update file reduced from 4.5GB to 1.3GB

iOS 9 will give an extra hour use and have ‘power save’ mode for extra 3 hours

Android switching app

Apple Pay

Passbook becomes Wallet – store and reward cards can be added

New Square reader

Rolling out in UK – all major banks (except Barclays) – 250k places to pay

Swift 2.0

HealthKit – hydration and reproductive support

Gaming (various)

HomeKit – sensors such as carbon monoxide alarm

Swift will be open-source


3rd party native apps

Automatically use trusted wifi networks

Photo Album face

Dev complications

Time Travel

Reply to emails, watch video, make FaceTime Audio calls

Siri can start workouts

Watch.camp highlights

Apple Music

Beats1 radio – 24/7

Human curated playlists

Connect – for artists to post/share (Ping)

June 30th (with iOS 8.4) – 9.99 a month – 3 month free trial

Family sharing (6 people) 14.99 a month

Offline listening

Spotify figures