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Apple WWDC 2016 Review – 45 Second Reviews…

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Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference, otherwise known as the less interesting of their two yearly press events, was held today. Here’s what you need to know about it in just 45 seconds.

After stoking themselves with stats, things kicked off with watchOS.

Software tweaks speed up apps. Replying can be done scribbling one letter at a time (I don’t recommend long emails…)Also introduced was SOS, new faces, and, in case you easily forget, you can have you watch remind you to breathe…

Apple WWDC 2016 Review - Watch
Apple WWDC 2016 Review – Watch

tvOS is getting single sign on, allowing you to sign in once for all your apps and you can use your iPhone as a remote… finally.

Apple WWDC 2016 Review - HomeKit
Apple WWDC 2016 Review – HomeKit

The controversy over OSX vs OS 10 is over as the new name is macOS, Sierra being the first release. Of the new features, my favorite is Picture in Picture. And at long last, Siri is now on the desktop.

As macOS moves away from 10, iOS moves to it. iOS 10 adds little for existing users and even less to bring in new ones. The biggest news is that Siri is now open to third party developers, so she’s about to get a lot more useful.

The forced attempt at group fun was as awkward as I assume navigating this new music interface will be.

Lastly, Apple is playing catchup to home automation with homekit.

This has been your 45 second Apple WWDC 2016 review on JaredBodine.com – The tech you need to know. And now I have to go, my Apple Watch is telling me that it is time to breathe….

Apple WWDC 2016 Review
Apple WWDC 2016 Review

Apple WWDC 2016 Review - Maps
Apple WWDC 2016 Review – Maps
Apple WWDC 2016 Review - Photos
Apple WWDC 2016 Review – Photos

I couldn’t squeeze this all in, but Apple also showed off some fun new tweaks to Photos, Maps and Messaging. ApplePay can now be used for online purchases from Macs. Apple Watch is getting more friendly for those in a wheelchair. And to encourage kids to learn to code, a new app called Swift Playgrounds was announced.

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