Episode Notes
A roundup of all the main talking points from Apple’s WWDC15 keynote, along with the latest tech news.
Show Notes:
– 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
WatchOS
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
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