I live-tweeted throughout the keynote, and you can still see the setup I had for the live coverage. According to one aggregator, I had the second-highest tweet count among all Twitter accounts during the WWDC Keynote. Look at the first column below for the current @WitGlass timeline. The second column is other tweets with the hashtag #WWDC. The third and fourth columns include recent Wit.Glass posts and podast episodes related to Apple. I will continue to update this page with links and other articles related to WWDC.
The new macOS High Sierra has arrived and brought with it a new iTunes. People have long asked Apple to reduce the bloat of the iTunes app on macOS, and this new version does that. Whether it does that well or not is a matter for discussion.
Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference begins today (5 June 2017), kicking off as always with the Keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
This article started out this morning as a list of five things to look for at this year’s WWDC, but time constraints have reduced it to just two. So here are the two I think most significant.
The show notes I assembled for Episode 25 of WitGlass Unfiltered are so detailed that I thought I’d offer them as their own WitGlass Drafts post, as well.
Twenty years ago, I was deep in pursuit of my undergraduate degree, and as much as I loved technology, my budget for technology was $0, so I didn’t spend much time thinking about technology except for what I perceived to be of immediate use to me.
Despite my lack of Pro Mac products, I have watched and listened in pain as Apple remained silent on the Mac Pro, as users complained about the status of the Mac Pro. I have always felt that at its core, Apple is a “Pro” company; its products are designed to reach as close to the ideal as possible for all-around usability. So more recently, as I listened for word from Apple about their ultimate Pro Mac machine, I felt that this could be a watershed moment for the company. In my humble opinion, if the company were to abandon the Mac Pro market, it would signal the end of the company as we know it.
I think Gruber is right on with the shift to USB-C chargers, a point that I didn’t address in my earlier post.
Switching chargers to USB-C—and switching the charging end of the Lightning cable—makes sense. Switching the iOS devices entirely to USB-C doesn’t make sense.
I’m not a technical expert about why USB-C may or may not be “even smarter and more capable” than Apple’s Lightning port. If the USB-C port truly is more capable than Apple’s Lightning port, that would actually be a mark in favor of switching to USB-C.
I have had Lightning devices for nearly four years. I have had a USB-C MacBook for nearly two years. The USB-C works fine. I have often thought, however, that I wish they’d simply used Lightning connectors instead of USB-C. The Lightning connectors are smaller and (only slightly) easier to insert into their respective ports. The Lightning connectors are also sexier.
The obvious question is merely one of consistent application of principles, which unfortunately, most in the politically correct camp do not seem to have beyond their underlying religious principle: if it is politically correct, we hold these things to be self-evident.
Apple hosted a big event on Tuesday. Have I mentioned that? I offered some initial, visceral responses to the event and the devices it announced. In this episode, I continue the discussion, adding more measured responses to the visceral ones already offered. I discuss the top-notch on the face of the iPhone X, the advanced power of the new A11 Bionic chipset, and John Gruber’s thoughtful piece on Apple’s iPhone event.
In this episode, I talk about the major products announced in Apple’s latest event: AppleWatch Series 3, AppleTV 4K, iPhone 8, and iPhone X. I begin with a discussion of gin martinis, David Wondrich, and cocktail recipes.
This episode follows on the heels of Episode 75, and I discuss some important technology issues related to Apple’s upcoming iPhone event tomorrow (12 September 2017), in which Apple is expected to announce its latest round of new iPhones, potentially presenting two completely new designs. I also discuss again the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Siri to the future of Apple and computing in general.
iCloud and Siri are the heart of Apple’s future. In this episode, I discuss Apple’s upcoming event, and I focus on the tie that binds it all together: Artificial Intelligence (and Machine Learning). At one point, I even compare Apple Maps to Google Maps. I also discuss the importance of offline dictation using Siri.
It’s that time of year! Apple will soon be holding their September event to announce new iPhones and other hardware and software. Other companies have new announcements and releases coming out this fall, as well. I also continue the discussion about bias and clickbait headlines.
In this episode I talk about the probable upcoming Apple Event in September, when they usually announce new iPhones, and I discuss all the big iPhone rumors (at least the ones that are important to me).
This episode covers several topics related to Apple and Security, including new iMessage features, Apple’s end-to-end encryption claims, tech security, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In this episode, I jump back into technology, which I hadn’t touched much since my initial responses to WWDC. When I started, I thought I was going to talk about a lot more than just the new iPad Pro 10.5, but there really was plenty to talk about just regarding the new iPad, especially because any discussion of any iPad moving forward (for the next year, at least) must include iOS 11, which looks like it will at long last bring the iPad to maturity.
This is a quick and dirty episode with little preparation. I didn’t want to wait to discuss some initial follow-up to Apple’s WWDC Keynote yesterday (Monday). In this episode I discuss new features in the works for subscribers only, Apple’s New HomePod, Siri improvements, the needed shift to personal clouds, and DEVONthink Dropbox database syncing.
Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This second part continues with potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. But this show discusses the recent Foxconn Insider leaks, particularly related to Apple’s Augmented-Reality Glasses. I touch on that and more in the final episode before the WWDC keynote.
Apple’s WWDC is coming up this week, starting with the keynote address on Monday, June 5th, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. This episode is the first of two parts covering Apple’s potential announcements. This first part focuses on the potential hardware announcements that seem most likely, given that WWDC is related primarily to programming and development. I touch on chipsets, including the dedicated AI chip that Apple is rumored to be developing.
Andy Rubin is back in the news with Essential Phone and upcoming home automation and smart security hardware. Apple is reportedly working on an AI chip. And privacy and security are hard to come by. In this episode, I discuss these things, plus a five-minute rave about the Jura Impressa C60.
I’ve been promising headlines and commentary, and here they are. There’s no real rhyme or reason to it, except that it touches on some important topics I’ve been wanting to cover.
In this episode, I talk about some new features coming to the website, James Blount’s album *Moon Landing,* and a couple annoyances about education. I wanted to get to headlines, but I took too long on the rest of it—so, next time we’ll talk headlines.
My new Apple Watch Series 2 broke two days ago. The screen cracked clean across, with no clear cause. In this episode, I describe the circumstances and discuss my interactions with Apple Support.
In this episode, I discuss headlines touching political and technology topics. I start with a reference to ABC’s *Designated Survivor,* when President a character compliments President Kirkman on his rhetorical skills and another character responds, “That’s because he means it.” That is the essence of this episode’s theme: Say what you mean and mean what you say. Unfortunately, we can’t trust mainstream media of any stripe to do that, and we certainly can’t trust the overwhelming majority of our politicians to do that. Insincere bluster is the name of the game in national American politics. But it isn’t just in politics; the insincere bluster related to technology “reporting” is just as bad. Enjoy!
I’ve been promising an episode about technology, specifically relating to Apple and the Apple Watch, and it is finally here. I ramble on far longer than necessary about the momentous occasion of recording my 15th podcast episode, and then I critique the Apple Watch, heaping praise upon praise for one feature especially. It’s a grand episode, a huge, stupendous, magnificent moment in podcasting history.