WWDC Coverage Via Mashable.Com. What Just Happened?
First of all, I would like to thank the incredible team at Mashable.Com for today’s outstanding live coverage of the WWDC 2012.
All the information and pictures you see in this article are attributed to Mashable.Com.
This is truly the stuff of magic and dreams and, Steve Jobs, thank you for making this superior level of innovation possible in our lives.
Tim Cook and his team assembled a great presentation today, June 11th 2012.
Here is how it went down:
You will be able to tweet any doc from any screen or Flick’r it.
Also, a new unified search bar with Safari.
ICloud Tabs: get a list of all the pages you have open on all browsers by a simple click on all devices.
Power Nap (great name, no?) is a new feature that updates your streams while the MAC sleeps. Mountain Lion debuts in July for $19.99.
SIRI: it can now launch Apps, play movie trailers, is being being installed in automobiles, can tweet for you, is becoming international, including French and English for Canadians -YAY!, will be on the new IPad.
Facebook Integration: will be available and baked into the notification center for tweets or Facebook status updates.
SIRI will post to Facebook for you – omg – and will update your contact details. Slide to answer phone calls gets an update: you can reply with a message or be issued a reminder to call them back later.
Also, a big plus is FaceTime and IMessage over cellular. Upload pictures from inside Safari. Very powerful. Shared photo streams and ability to comment on friends’ Photo Streams(ouch to Dropbox and Instagram).
You can open password-protection docs on your IPhone( ouch to RIM).
You will have the ability to close off portions of your IPhone or IPad to your children. The introduction of PASSBOOK and 3D Mapping
So, were you blown away? I was! I hear the sound of weeping and nashing of teeth from other tech companies. It’s not pretty.