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What showed Apple: the new OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, a smart home and an alternative to Dropbox
Yesterday's conference for WWDC developers was very busy, but interestingly, the company did not show any new smartphones or the expected "smart hours" iWatch.All updates related to software.Apple even announced its own programming language and laid out the manuals for it.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite - own file sharing and calls from Mac
Introducing the update for the desktop system, Apple tops joked about how they chose the name for it (even OS Weed sounded).
They did not miss the opportunity to pin Windows down, comparing the update rates of both operating systems: the latest version of OS X - Maverick - costs 51% of computers, and Windows 8 - 14%.
Among the main news for Mac owners:
The design of OS X has become more "flat", reminiscent of iOS 7
For fans of Apple appeared its analogue Dropbox - iCloud Drive. Now it provides access to documents through the Finder, it can store any files, it is planned to be compatible with Windows. After the first synchronization iCloud Drive gives access to files with Mac-computers and iOS-devices. Mail Drop allows you to send large files via iCloud (up to 5 GB in iCloud - for free, 20 GB cost $ 0.99 per month, 200 GB - $ 3.99 per month).
C Mac can now call and write SMS - you can call directly from the site where there is a phone number. It works, even if the smartphone - at the other end of the room, on charging, is promised in the company.
Wireless data transfer AirDrop now works between devices on iOS and Mac computers.
For developers, Yosemite should be available on the site, beta will appear in the summer, and in the autumn a release is expected that will be free for users.
Highlights from the presentation (in English) - below on video from Mashable:
iOS 8 - sports platform and rudiments of smart home
Before the presentation of new products in the new mobile OS, the tops of Apple again went through the competition: 89% of all users have already switched to iOS 7, and on Android 4.4 KitKat - only 9%.
Users were allowed to install third-party keyboards. The QuickType function appeared, which allows you to type text faster.
Interactive notifications: you can reply to SMS from any screen without leaving the application.
In iMessage, there were group messages. You can quickly send audio and video messages. (the creator of WhatsApp innovation Apple also really liked)
The HealthKit platform is presented, which will enable users to monitor all health and training data, integrating application and gadget data. Importantly, HealthKit will be able to exchange data with third-party applications, one of the first popular Nike + applications. It is possible to integrate with medical applications, so that the doctor can monitor the patient's records. Apple is already working in this direction with the American clinic Mayo Clinic.
There was a function Sharing Family Sharing, which works simultaneously for six people (you can create common photo streams, share events in the calendar, buy, allow children to make purchases, etc.).
Siri's voice assistant integrates with the popular Shazam music recognition service.
Access to the Touch ID API - access protection technology with the fingerprint of the owner of the device. That is, in the future, for example, you can enter Facebook from the iPhone with a fingerprint.
In the App Store, you can now sell sets ("bundles") of applications.
The ability to control the house - locks, lighting, cameras, thermostats, switches - using the HomeKit application. It will be possible, for example, to order the iPhone to turn off the light. In this direction, Apple has already announced a partnership with Philips, Skybell, iHome, iDevices and other companies.
For developers iOS 8 and SDK available Online
, the version for users will be released in the autumn. The new system will be compatible with iPhone 4S and later versions of the smartphone, iPod touch fifth generation, iPad 2, iPad Air, iPad mini, etc.
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