Category:  WWDC

By Trevor Sheridan, June 4, 2014 Comments Off on Did Apple Just Go Head To Head With Dropbox With iCloud Drive? iOS, Special Event, WWDC

Apple hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to online services, but they sure seem to be correcting that recently. During the WWDC keynote, Apple announced some valuable new enhancements to iCloud to pit as a direct competitor to Dropbox. The big new feature is iCloud Drive, which is essentially Dropbox, but from… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 4, 2014 Comments Off on iOS 8 Offers AirPlay Without WiFi, And iOS Device Screen Recording iOS, Special Event, WWDC

There are a bunch of little features that Apple is offering in iOS 8 that they didn’t have time to mention. They mentioned a few new Enterprise features, but there’s one on the Apple’s Enterprise preview page that they didn’t announce. It’s peer-to-peer Airplay discovery, and playback. This is big as it lets you connect… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 4, 2014 Comments Off on Apple Quietly Enhances The Stock Camera App With iOS 8 iOS, Special Event, WWDC

Apple put on quite a show for their WWDC keynote, and had so many goodies that some are just being discovered by testing the iOS 8 developer beta. Case and point, is the stock camera app which Apple gave quite a few new features in iOS 8, but didn’t mention one of them on stage…. Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 3, 2014 Comments Off on iOS 8 Introduces New Location Based Quick Launch Apps iOS, Special Event, WWDC

Apple went over a bunch of new features as part of iOS 8, and yet there were still plenty they didn’t actually cover. One neat new feature extends the usefulness of location awareness of your iOS device, to now tie into App Store apps. With iOS 8 installed, your iPhone can track your location, and… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 3, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014 Podcast Special Edition – So Much To Talk About Podcast, Special Event, WWDC

The WWDC 2014 keynote was quite an event as Apple just went from new item to item, seemingly rapid fire. There was a whole lot to digest, and consequently discuss paving the way for a special edition of the Apple’N’Apps Weekly Podcast. Our resident Apple news expert Noah White joins me as we talk about… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 3, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014: The Apple Design Award Winners Are In… Apple News, Special Event, WWDC

During WWDC, Apple hosts a “little” awards show to bring recognition to a select few apps. The Apple Design Award is an amazing accomplishment for developers, as Apple themselves highlights your work. There are over 1.2 million apps, and there were only 12 apps selected, so it’s very select company. This year’s highlights include the perspective flipping Monument Valley,… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, June 2, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014: New Features In iOS 8 That Apple Didn’t Get To Special Event, WWDC

At the end of a hardware or software presentation Apple usually shows a slide with small print detailing all of the new features they didn’t have time to highlight specifically. The big highlights are a new time-lapse video capture mode built right into the stock camera. Speaking of the camera, there’s also panoramic photos on iPad,… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 2, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014: Apple Introduces New Programming Language, Swift Special Event, WWDC

The WWDC 2014 keynote had a major emphasis on developers, and it leaves us anxiously anticipating what they will be able to make now. The biggest new addition is an all new programming language in the form of Swift. It’s essentially Objective-C without the archaic C structure support. Swift is a new simpler language that… Read More »

By Noah Cosimano-White, June 2, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014: Apple Lets Developers Access TouchID, KeyBoard, HomeKit, And More Special Event, WWDC

Today is a great day. iOS is becoming more customizable to the user. This will bring about great new features in the years to come. Here are some of the SDKs Apple is putting out today.   Smart Home Now, this one has been rumored a lot. It isn’t an Apple made app that makes… Read More »

By Trevor Sheridan, June 2, 2014 Comments Off on WWDC 2014: Apple Introduces 3D Game Optimization Engine Metal Special Event, WWDC

Apple is helping out developers with their new iOS 8 APIs. The big new feature is Metal, which is a firmware layer between the game, and the processor for up to 10X faster draw call rates. Metal reduces overhead, with pre-compiled shaders, efficient multithreading for graphics, and computation. The system effectively gives developers greater access… Read More »