This week we jump on our mics to discuss this past week’s WWDC!
What do you think about the hardware displayed by Apple this year?
This week, Apple held its yearly World Wide Developer Conference. It’s an event where Apple shows off what its next operating systems and changes are going to be so developers can start work updating their software so it is ready and can take advantage of the new features. This year there were a few themes and new technologies that might be interesting to those of us at Church Tech (even if you aren’t an Apple fan).
In concept, Apple’s Airdrop is awesome. In reality, the wireless transfer of data between all Apple products, for instance between iPhone and Mac, can really, really suck. Lately, I’ve become mighty frustrated with some persistent Airdrop issues. A little (OK, I’ll admit it: a lot) of googling later, I had to conclude that these are well-known issues Apple still hasn’t solved. I get that some things may not be a priority, but some of these issues have persisted for years, so why not fix them?
Let’s look at 3 well-known Airdrop issues we wish Apple would solve.
Email is one of those issues that almost everyone struggles with to some degree or another and having a good tool can help you develop better practices to handle your email (though I’m a big believer in your mindset and practices being more important than your tool). With that in mind, we’re going to look at Polymail today, a new email client for iOS and Mac which aims to help you manage your email more effectively.
I was a part of a conversation on a community group that looks at church and technology that discussed a site selling cheap computers designed to become “Hackintoshes” (computer built to run Apple’s OS X that are not built by Apple). It’s another conversation that we saw with indie artists who were not getting paid and bigger artists coming along side them.
In my mind, I thought this was an easy conversation. It is illegal to have, so you should not purchase it nor should you endorse it. Apparently I was alone in this conversation.
The big announcement from Apple happened and those of us who are Apple fans probably geeked out more than a few times. Ok. Maybe a lot of times.
Here are some of the highlights and a few of my own thoughts from Apple’s big announcement.