TMO Daily Observations: 2014-06-02

6:09 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

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Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference with a two hour keynote event showing off OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about some of their favorite announcements and take a look at some of what they think will follow now that we know HealthKit and HomeKit are official products.

Apple’s Stock Steady Considering Lack of Product Announcements

5:29 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

$AAPL Chart

Shares of Apple's stock held remarkably steady on Monday considering the lack of new hardware announcements or other new products during the company's annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote. The stock lost some 0.69 percent in strong volume to close at US$628.65, down $4.35, on strong volume of 13.2 million shares trading hands.    

WWDC14: Why No New Hardware Was Announced

4:58 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

There was plenty of expectation that Apple would inject some hardware excitement into the WWDC keynote, but it didn't happen. Apple has introduced hardware in the past at this event, but in this year's event, Apple had bigger fish to fry.

Apple’s WWDC Keynote Recording Available Now

4:43 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

Tim Cook at the WWDC Keynote

Apple very swiftly made Monday's keynote even from its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) availability. The video is available on the same webpage where it was originally streamed, and it was posted within an hour of the keynote ending.

iOS8: Apple Debuts HomeKit at WWDC

3:45 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

Apple introduces HomeKit

During Apple's Worldwide Developer conference, Craig Federighi Senior Vice President of Software Engineering introduced HomeKit.  It's not a new piece of hardware. Rather, it's a framework for makers of home automation devices to integrate with iOS.

Apple Adds ‘Hey, Siri’ Voice Command to Activate Siri in Cars

2:59 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · & · Conferences

Siri

Apple's announced several new features for Siri during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote address on Monday, including the ability to activate the service by just saying, "Hey, Siri." This feature is similar to Google's "OK Google" command in Android and Glass, and also works when your device is paired with your car.

Apple Opens iOS to Developers through Extensibility

2:54 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

Apple made both developers and end users happy on Monday with the introduction of extensibility as a new feature in iOS 8. Extensibility will let developers build apps that interact with each other and share information, but without giving up the security sandboxing brings to the iPhone and iPad.