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.

Apple Announced OS X Yosemite Public Beta

1:52 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

Apple is giving developers access to the beta version of OS X Yosemite now, and will let the public get in on the beta action some time this summer. The company tried out the public beta program with OS X 10.9.3, and now is ready to do the same with its next major Mac OS upgrade.

Apple takes on Dropbox with iCloud Drive

1:30 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

Apple's Craig Federighi unveiled iCloud Drive as a new feature for OS X Yosemite during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The feature lets users store files on iCloud, and sync them between their Macs and Windows PCs, much like Dropbox.

Alleged OS X 10.10 Screenshots Appear ahead of WWDC Keynote

10:54 AM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Conferences

It isn't any secret that Apple will be showing off OS X 10.10 during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event Monday morning, but until now there have't been any images showing what to expect from the next version of the Mac operating system. Four photos, however, appeared -- and then were pulled -- at Reddit showing a more iOS 7-like flat look is in store for the next OS X update.

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Regardless of whether or not these leaked OS X 10.10 photos are legit, it makes sense that the Mac OS will start to look more like iOS over time.