Last night, June 2nd was the opening keynote of Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Convention (WWDC) 2014 Edition, this convention being the company’s 25th held special surprises for developers as well as the end user consumer. Tim Cook took the stage to introduce us to the new Operating System (OS X) Yosemite which was so close to being called OSX Weed :P as well as the iOS 8 both of which will be coming to everyone this Fall and will be available as a free upgrade.
So you’re probably interested in what each update contained, well I will summarize it to the bone (hopefully) and this should be easy for you guys to follow along. Although Tim Cook was the main keynote speaker when it came to announcing the new software products, Craig Federighi was the man of the hour who took to explaining what each OS had in terms of “What’s New” and made us laugh hilariously along the way.
This is the first time I take so long to recapping an Apple Event, and I am shocked by my actions, therefore I will punish myself with NO CAKE! :P Just kidding, anyways let’s get down to it, there will be two posts really to showcase everything that I want to talk about. First on the list, Apple has finally given the iPad a drastic new image to follow it’s younger sibling the iPad mini.
Prepare yourselves, iOS 7 should be available for download between 7-9 PM KWT (GMT +3) time. I’ve been using it for the past three months and I can’t fall in love with it more than I have. Everything is just easier and fresher.
Before you update be sure to back up your device whether it is on the iCloud or on your iTunes connected computer. Once the update appears download and update and hopefully you won’t lose anything.
For those of you who have been beta testers, well all you need to do is back up your phone, download the Gold Master from the iOS Developers page and restore your iOS device by using the last back up you created.
Happy iOS 7 Day!
Note: iOS 7 is compatibable with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation+, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini.
The Apple event just concluded with the announcement of a ton of new products. Not to bore you with the technical details but Tim Cook took the stage in California to update us about what’s happening with the iPhone, iOS launch, as well as the Mac OS launch before he handed off the stage to Phill Schiller to introduce the new line-ups.
The updates included the MacBook Pro Retina, Mac Mini, iMac, and the new iPad as well as the iPad mini.
Orbit Showtime Network otherwise known as OSN has finally announced the availability of their iPad app which basically allows you to access both Arabic and English entertainment and live sports channels on-the-go. OSN Play was introduced earlier this year when you were asked to sign up for it and all, now with this app you can become more mobile so instead of only watching your shows/live tv on your computer, you can access it on your tablet.
OSN Play is absolutely free for OSN subscribers. All you need to do is register on OSN’s website [Here] and download the free application from the iOS Store [Here]. Once registered, you can access OSN Play with the username and password available. OSN Play has 10 dedicated live-streaming channels and one of the awesome things right now is that you can live-stream the Olympics.
One more thing, with Airplay mirroring you can view it on your TV as well but then again that defeats the purpose in a way doesn’t it?
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and download it.