That’s right: full team coverage: all our resources were devoted to covering Apple and their WWDC this week. They released new hardware: Macs, iPads, and a HomePod. They also made updates to watchOS, macOS and iOS, with improvements to Siri, AR and machine learning. We had a ton of notes below digging into each of the different parts below.
What a week! It felt like all the big annual themes got hit this week. Clearly this is the year of VR, drones, and the IoT.
Google’s autonomous cars hit something, Bold talks about credibility, Microsoft shares more on the HoloLens, VR heats up for HTC, Oculus and Sony, DJI introduces the next generation of Phantom drones, Raspberry pushes out a new Pi, and Amazon ramps up their Echo offerings.
This week we talk about Interstellar, Google updates to material design with Inbox, Calendar, Maps and Lollipop, Flite Test makes a hellicarrier, Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, Microsoft releases Word, Excel & PowerPoint on iOS the way it should be, Core Gamers are now mobile gamers, Amazon Prime allows unlimited photo storage and the ability to buy Echo on discount, Nest updates and goes free in Ireland, Apple Pay drives Google Wallet usage, OnBeep enables 2-way communication over wi-fi, and Mark Zuckerberg puts on an AMA.