Apple announced several new map features at this year’s WWDC but if you were hoping for evidence of a turnaround from last year’s mapping fiasco then you are not going to feel 100% satisfied. The new OS X app looks like an extension of the iOS app and while the ability to share routes directly to your iPhone is something that is designed with elegance and promises efficiency, it is a feature that doesn’t justify a switch back from using the superior Google Maps.
Every year at the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple gives out awards to app developers for creating innovative designs for industry products. Whether it is a creativity app, an educational device, or some other groundbreaking idea, Apple looks through hundreds of entries to pick the best of the best. This year’s WWDC Design awards have been announced and we can see why they won.
At yesterday’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple took about an hour and a half to show off the new products and software that we can expect this fall. For some of us, the biggest news was the new mobile operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. There are so many new features coming in iOS 7 that Apple didn’t even have time to demonstrate everything. However, one new feature that was mentioned is iOS in the Car.
A new survey conducted by Pew Research Center’s Pew Internet and American Life Project revealed that, for the first time, more than a third of Americans own a tablet computing device. According to the survey 34 percent of Americans over the age of 18 now own an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire. This figure dwarfs last year’s 18 percent ownership percentage, showing that tablet adoption is still on the rise. When Pew bagan tracking tablet ownership in 2010, only 3 percent of the target group owned a tablet.
Though we were all disappointed that a new iPad model wasn’t revealed during yesterday’s WWDC Keynote Address, Apple finally officially announced that the release of iTunes Radio this fall. This free radio streaming service will work across platforms, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, as well as Macs and Apple TV.
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At today’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced a few new products that we can expect to see this fall. While some products were no surprise, others were not widely rumored in the tech world. Plus, some products that were rumored to be getting a big announcement today were noticeably missing from Apple’s keynote address.
Today at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple made a few big announcements, one of them was the complete overhaul of its mobile operating system. The updated iOS 7 is expected to launch this fall and there are a lot of new features in the future.