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WWDC Roundup

  As you may know Apple held it’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) Recently. I made some predictions about what the would see at the keynote announcement.  Let’s recap my predictions and some of the other cool stuff announced at this year’s WWDC. 

  • We will see a new music service

CHECK: The new Music service will launch this month. 

MISS:

  • No video streaming service

CHECK: There was NO new video service announced at WWDC.  

  • No new TV

CHECK:  I don’t expect a new TV until Apple can revolutionize content delivery. 

  • Native apps for watch

CHECK: The things that are coming in watchOS2 are awesome!

  • Possibly native apps for TV

MISS:  This was a shot in the dark, honestly.  

  • iOS 9

CHECK:  No-brainer, right.  This version of iOS is huge for iPad. It brings split screen multitasking to the iPad. 

  • An improved spotlight search
  • An improved Siri
  • Something akin to Google Now

CHECK, CHECK, CHECK:   Apple announced Intelligence  and it is awesome. It’s location aware and it will search inside other apps. This is a huge. I was a big spotlight fan. If Intelegence brings the results as promised I will continue to be. 

  • OS X 10.11 

CHECK:  OS X 10.11 is named El Capitan and it brings some great new features. 

  • Refresh for Mac Mini
  • Refresh for Mac Pro

MISS:  It has been over 240 days since the Mac Mini release, and over 540 days since the Mac Pro release so it was worth speculating that they would be released.1

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WWDC Predictions

 WWDC is just a couple hours away. One of my favorite things is to try to predict what we will see in the keynote. Then I’ll follow up tomorrow with a post showing how well I read the tea leaves (just kidding, I read blogs not leaves). So without any further adiu…

Here are my predictions:

  • We will see a new music service
  • No  video streaming service
  • No new TV
  • Native apps for watch
  • Possibly native apps for TV
  • iOS 9
  • An improved spotlight search
  • An improved Siri
  • Something akin to Google Now
  • OS X 10.11 
  • Refresh for Mac Mini
  • Refresh for Mac Pro
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Getting Back Into Blogging

pen-and-paperWriting. It’s fun when you have something to say. I’ve taken some time off to refresh. I’ve refocused. Now, I’m getting back into blogging. I’m jumping back in with both feet. What we (Melissa and I) will do from here on out will do is focus on things that are fun, interesting or important to us. For me that will include Bible study, family, entertainment, and tech. Above all it should be fun. So in the words infamous Darth Vader “We Would Be Honored if You Would Join Us.”