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With OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple improved upon Mavericks big time. But the first thing you’ll notice with Yosemite, is the new UI. If you don’t have a Mac or can’t get your hands on the first developer preview, jump over the break to check out the huge differences between stock app icons in Mavericks and Yosemite.
In OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple added a new and extremely useful feature that allows us to easily capture the screen of an iOS device on the Mac itself. The feature was implemented to help developers with app previews, which Apple introduced as part of iOS 8‘s improvements to the App Store, but it’s definitely not limited to devs only.
At WWDC2014 today, Apple announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8. iOS 8 works extremely well in conjunction with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple finally enabling AirDrop transfers between Macs and iOS devices and you can now handle SMS messages ( both iMessages and tradition messages ) and phone calls directly on your Mac. While browsing a webpage, if you see a phone number, you just need to click it and make the phone call directly from your Mac, not even touching your iOS 8 device.
In less than an hour Apple will begin its keynote at WWDC 2014 where its expected to unveil iOS 8, OS X 10.10, potential new hardware, a home automation platform. In the meantime let’s take a look at a new iOS 8 concept. This is really a full blown iOS 8 concept with the rumored healthbook.app and all the bells and whistles, but it introduces a new element: blocks. Basically the concept takes Android’s widgets and Windows Phone’s live tiles and combines them into a really nice pinch-to-zoom action. For example, what to peek at what’s the weather like without having to open the app? Just pinch-to-zoom on the icon to reveal the info.
Jump over the break to check out the concept in greater detail…
This morning, Apple updated its WWDC iOS app ( iTunes link ) reveling the schedule for next month’s World Wide Developer Conference 2014. Apple will start things off with its keynote, from 10AM to 12PM on Monday, June 2nd at Moscone West. It’s expected that Apple will unveil a completely redesigned OS X 10.10 and an enhanced iOS 8 with Healthbook.app, improved Maps and new iPad fetters. Rumors say that Apple is also planning to unveil new hardware which could mean anything from an iWatch to Apple TV to Retina MacBook Air.
Alongside OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8, probably the biggest announcement today was Apple’s new Programming language, Swift. Craig Federighi said today on stage at WWDC 2014 that Apple is trying to build a language that doesn’t have the “baggage” of Objective-c. The programming language comes from NeXT and has formed the basis of OS X and eventually iOS.
Let’s take a break from all the iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite related articles and and take a look at a new iPhone 6 concept. Today’s concept shows a 5-inch Retina+ screen with a resolution of 2272 x 1280, stereo speakers at both the bottom and top of the device, IR blaster, 5MP FaceTime Camera capable of recording 1080p video and 13MP iSight camera capable of 4k video recording and 240fps 1080p slo-mo. This concept is somewhat consistent with the rumors surrounding Apple’s next flagship smartphone, but it has one major flaw…. there’s no microphone. Or people still don’t know that the iPhone doesn’t have two speakers at the bottom? The left one is a microphone while the right one is the speaker. One other thing… now, that we know exactly what iOS 8 looks like, let’s integrate its UI in the concepts and stop making up stuff. Keep the bells, whistles and unicorns for other things like 4K video recording and stereo speakers. That being said this is still a concept ( NOT proof of concept ) and it’s pretty damn nice.
Jump over the break to check out the video…
In case you want to watch live Apple’s Keynote at WWDC2014, you’re in luck. If you own an Apple TV, the ‘Apple TV’ apps is now live. If you don’t own an Apple TV, you can watch the keynote on Apple’s website. Users will need Safari on Mac/iOS or QuickTime 7 on Windows in order to watch the stream. At today’s keynote, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8, OS X 10.10, potential new hardware, a home automation platform. Apple is also said to be unveiling more plans for its iBeacon technology. The keynote starts at 10 AM Pacific Time.