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Apple WWDC 2011 Summary

These are my notes from the Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote which I’ll sort out later:

Apple Mac OS X Lion

  • over 250 new features
  • multi-touch gestures
    • Scrollbars appear only when you scroll
  • full screen applications
    • new control in the upper-right to go full
    • Safari, iMovie, iCal, Preview, Photo Booth, etc.
  • Mission Control
    • Unifies Expose and Spaces
    • Shows all apps and all the documents
    • All your spaces up top, all your widgets on the upper-left
    • Multiple views of apps
    • three-finger swipe upward
    • Hit spacebar while hovering over any app will give you a zoomed-in preview.
    • upper-right to create a new Space
    • click and drag any window you want into the space
    • click the X in the upper-left to delete a Space and the windows all fly right back to the main view.
  • Mac App Store
    • Now built-in to Lion
    • in-app purchases
    • push notifications
    • built-in sandboxing mode to boost security
    • delta updates
  • Launchpad
    • pinch gesture and all your apps appear, multiple pages in a big grid
  • Resume
    • brings you right back to where you left off in an app
    • Windows, selections, tools, even highlighted text are just the way you left them
    • system-wide, including window placement, Spaces, everything
  • Auto Save
    • automatically save the document without doing anything
    • Up on the menu bar, select the document name to prevent auto-saves from happening, or revert to how it was when you opened it.
    • easily duplicate, creating a second one
    • only the deltas are saved
    • switch between them, copy / paste from one to the other, time-machine on documents
  • Airdrop
    • Peer to peer Wifi
    • Auto discovery and setup
    • Confirm to send and receive
    • Fully encrypted transfer
  • Mail
    • new search suggestions
    • create rules based on searches
    • new conversation view. Shows all the messages all inline.
    • favorites bar — just click to get to whatever folder you’re most often in.
    • search for people, or something more general, or select whether to search in the body, the subject
    • suggest e-mail subjects to search for
  • Windows Migration assistant, FileVault 2, FaceTime is built in, Lion Server add-on
  • 3,000 new APIs
  • Lion will be available only in the App Store
  • 4GB download
  • Installs in-place
  • All your authorized Macs
  • $29.99 to upgrade
  • Available in July

iOS 5

  • Over 1,500 new APIs
  • 200 new user features
  • Notifications
    • Notification Center
    • accessed by swiping down from the top
    • Not persistent
    • an animation up top that swivels down when notification comes in
    • unobtrusive and goes away after a moment
    • on the lock screen as well
    • slide across any of them to go straight to the app
    • To clear a notification, just tap on the little X to the right and it disappears.
  • Newsstand
    • subscriptions are automatically downloaded and placed on the Newsstand
    • integrated with the home screen
    • New issues are now automatically downloaded in the background, available offline
  • Twitter
    • Single sign-on.
    • Jump into Settings, add in your details, and you’re configured for Twitter
    • Those credentials are then saved and can be (optionally) shared with any app that requests them
    • Integrated with many apps, including Camera and Photos. Just tap the action button, hit “Tweet” and it’s attached
    • send articles from Safari and locations from Maps
    • Contacts Integration
  • Safari
    • Safari Reader
      • A new button in the browser
      • All the distractions are gone, all the junk, just text in a single, scrolling story
      • e-mail the contents of the story too, not just the link
    • Reading List
      • a simple way to read it later
      • access those you’ve tagged for later on multiple devices
    • Tabbed browsing
    • Twitter integration
  • Reminders
    • store lists of things, assign a reminder to any dates, and you can even assign a location.
    • sync across devices, and with Cal
  • Camera updates
    • Camera button on the lock screen
    • If you have a passcode set, you can take a new photo without entering it.
    • volume up button to take pictures now
    • pinch-to-zoom right in the app
    • AE/AF lock
    • crop, rotate, reduce red-eye, one click enhance
  • Mail
    • Indentation control
    • Rich Text Formatting
    • Draggable addresses
    • Search entire message
    • Flag messages
    • S/MIME
    • a built-in dictionary that’s a service across the OS
      • tap “Define” in the popup, and you’re in a dictionary
    • New keyboard
      • grab it with your thumbs and go up and it splits
  • PC Free
    • setup and activate your device right on the device
    • software updates OTA
    • delta updates OTA
    • create & delete calendars right from iOS
    • improved photo editing
    • create and delete mailboxes from iOS
    • sync iTunes library over WiFi
  • Game Center
    • Achievement Points
    • Friend discovery
    • Friends of friends
    • Game discovery
    • Turn-based games
    • Game downloads
  • iMessage
    • New message service between iOS users
    • Delivery receipts
    • Read receipts
    • Typing indication
    • Pushed to all devices
    • 3G & Wi-Fi
  • New multi-tasking gestures
  • iOS 5 will be available this fall
  • iOS 5 will be available on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch (3rd and 4th gen)

iCloud

  • iCloud stores your content, and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices
  • iCloud is integrated with your apps, so everything happens automatically
  • Contacts added in any device are pushed to the cloud and then sync’d down to all the other devices
  • Calendars works about the same, make any changes and they get pushed.
  • Share your calendars with other users
  • Mail account @me.com
  • New messages push to all your device
  • Inbox and folders kept up-to-date on all devices
  • No ads
  • Free
  • Automatic daily backups to iCloud over Wi-Fi
  • Purchased music, apps, & books
  • Camera roll (photos & videos)
  • Device settings
  • App data
  • Documents in the Cloud
    • Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
    • Apps can store documents in iCloud
    • iCloud pushes documents to user’s devices automatically
    • Documents update on all devices when changed on any device
  • iCloud Storage APIs
    • Documents
    • Key-value data
    • All iOS devices
    • Macs & PCs too!
  • Photostream
    • in Photos as a separate album
    • iPhoto on Mac, Pictures folder on PC, Macs & PCs store all photos
    • Photostream on Apple  TV
    • store the last 1,000 photos
    • photos are kept for 30 days
    • Photos you take or import upload to iCloud
    • iCloud pushes photos to all your devices
    • Works over Wi-Fi
  • iTunes in the Cloud
    • look at your purchased songs and albums
    • download individual songs.
    • Anything I’ve bought I can now download to any of my devices at no additional charge.
    • no charge for multiple downloads to different devices.
    • Music purchased from iTunes
    • High quality – 256 kbps AAC
    • Up to 10 devices
    • Free
  • set up by default on new iOS 5 devices, and you’ll get 5GB of storage for mail, Documents & backup
    • photo stream doesn’t count
  • Available Today – iOS 4.3 beta

iTunes Match

  • Takes just minutes to scan and match your library (no upload)
  • Same benefits as music purchased from iTunes
  • Matched songs upgraded to 256 kbps AAC DRM-free
  • If any songs don’t match they’ll be uploaded for you.
  • $24.99 per year.

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