It’s a nice long show but only a few topics this week. We’ll start with a walk through what I learned testing the Drobo 5N2 network attached storage. It’s not so much about the Drobo itself but more about the technologies involved. Then we’ll talk about the new Wyze Cam Pan $30 security camera. Finally I’ll tell you what I thought was interesting, exciting, boring, disappointing or just plain dumb in the announcements from Apple’s WWDC keynote.
I really had a blast watching the WWDC keynote this year. The NosillaCast Live chatroom (podfeet.com/chat on Discord) was positively hopping. We had people from across the globe, where some even got up in the middle of the night to watch to see what Apple would have to say. It was a real party.
After the announcements were over, I started thinking about each thing they announced, and whether I was excited, bored, or annoyed. I thought it might be fun to walk through not every bit of the announcements, but the things on which I had a strong opinion.
In this mammoth show, I’ll tell you how I’m an idiot, then I’ll talk about what surprises and delights me in iOS 11 and watchOS 4. Then Bart is back with Security Bits that includes a giant tutorial about cookies, and why third-party cookies are a bad thing.
I know High Sierra has already come out but after a week with iOS 11 and watchOS 4, I really wanted to talk about what has surprised and delighted me about these two operating systems. There’s no big, long, involved story here, just a list of what has made me smile in the past week.
Bigger and Bolder
Both watchOS and iOS seem to improved visually. Take the watch for example. The keypad to type in your PIN was ok, but it was pretty easy to mistype. They made it way bigger on watchOS 4 and now it’s a lot harder to make a mistake. I still manage to mess it up from time to time but that’s on me now. On iOS 11 on the iPhone, there are a lot of big, bold headings, like in Mail the letters are huge telling you that you’re in All Inboxes. No mistaking that. Continue reading “iOS 11 and watchOS 4 Delight Me”
By now, if you’re at all interested in Apple products, or even if you’re not, you’ve been inundated by information about the new toys they announced. I found it interesting to be on the elliptical at the gym on Wednesday morning and I could see all of the TVs that had any kind of news or financial shows playing were talking about Apple.
I don’t want to do a rundown of what Apple announced, but I did want to make some observations. Steve and I really enjoyed watching the event with a lot of NosillaCastaways in the live chat room. It was early enough in the day that our more Eastern friends were able to join in, like skamar from Greece. I love how international our audience is. Getting perspective from Bart in Ireland and Steven in Canada and Terry from Holland and Rose from Australia is great.
Like I said I want to go through what really struck me during the keynote, and if you missed any of this or want to see it again, I put time stamps in the shownotes for each section so you can go watch it at apple.com Continue reading “A (Hopefully) Different View on the Apple Announcements”