Show of HandsShow of Hands

Show Of Hands June 3rd, 2014 12:50am

Apple made a number of announcements at their developer conference today, including Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, Healthbook, Smarthome integration, hands-free Siri, customizable iOS keyboard, and others. Any that you're excited about?

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06/07/14 7:31 am

I had an iPhone went to windows phone then last Saturday went back with iPhone!!! It's the right move just staying with apple products I love technology

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/04/14 9:27 pm

Yes. I'm hopeful that iOS8 goes back to white type on a black background. It's readable. Light blue on white ISN'T.

lmurder MDK
06/03/14 8:45 pm

I just farted but love apple. Leave the health out of it. One of those dumb apps I can't delete.

jackw97 Dallas
06/03/14 5:08 pm

The ability to take yourself out of a group message is amazing

06/04/14 3:29 pm


Diogenes Not Biden It
06/03/14 4:38 pm

Hands free SIRI? I guess she still uses her mouth.

06/03/14 3:28 pm

Just excited about the Mac OS, others just a little bonus on my ipad.

pcox104 Florida
06/03/14 7:22 am

Wait until people's homes start being hacked... Or the NSA starts collecting "metadata" about your home life. It's the new B&E.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:36 pm

No one is making you implement this stuff into your home, and the tech already exist they're just making the iDevices be able to communicate with them and whatnot..

curtass diagon alley
06/03/14 7:16 am

I've never used Siri in my life but I bet iOS 8 will be cool

06/03/14 6:59 am

The only thing that really excited me is the ability to opt out of group text messages. LONG OVERDUE!

06/03/14 5:23 am

Hands free Siri will be a great addition for communication while driving.

Airdrop between Yosemite & ios8. A welcomed addition for my indiv & group workflow.

Love upgrades to calendar & mail. I may finally get rid of Microsoft outlook for Mac.

pcox104 Florida
06/03/14 7:24 am

Your post points something out... Apple new products will more likely strengthen it's base of existing users but less likely to gain new users. Non-Apple users won't be interested in your post at all.

AtomIron Wells
06/03/14 5:00 am

I'm staying with iOS 7 to jailbreak it when 8 comes out

ScrewU Gone
06/03/14 3:22 am

Where's my damn watch that links to my phone?!

06/03/14 7:01 am

Over at Samsung.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
06/03/14 3:14 am

I'm kind o' likin' everything here, perhaps with the exception of Smarthome Integration...

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:41 pm

Why? Don't you like wasting hundreds of dollars so you could be monitored and recorded 24/7 by the NSA?

Lol jk, but seriously, why not?

gonzoboy Northern AZ
06/09/14 2:10 pm

Ya know, for me, it just boils down to ambivalence. I'm just used to knowing my home, knowing when things need maintained, changed, monitored, etc., and have never really needed any 'help'. Maybe someday I'll rethink.
Today is not that day. :)

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/10/14 5:56 pm

They won't force you to use it tho, they're just making it able to communicate with the monitoring systems etc.

33401 wpb
06/03/14 3:14 am

Apple has jumped the shark.

anniepoops fear the deer
06/02/14 11:22 pm

I'm loving this hands free Siri

06/02/14 10:51 pm

sounds like a bunch of five yr old android features.

and you people will still buy the shit out of it. suckers.

bnnt Los Angeles
06/02/14 10:14 pm

They need more innovations not steps.

Long lasting battery? Non-cracking screen? Solar-screen? Wallet? Biometrics monitoring? Real TV?

I don't care about a new scripting language for programmers and siri can now misquote more languages.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 10:29 pm

Lol each of these are innovations. Technology doesn't just happen. It progresses.

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
06/03/14 3:42 am

Yes on the Biometrics Monitoring. BP, pulse, temp, pulseOx, blood sugar (I know...needs blood) all in one magical device would change/help so many lives. They're close, but the diabetes metric is the hard one.

Br@ndon Your Soul
06/02/14 8:51 pm

"Metal" & "homekit" interest me the most.

lucaval STL
06/02/14 7:41 pm

I have a lot of apple devices but I have to be honest. I have an android phone and even with iOS 8 it still can do more than the iPhone (updated). I do like the new swift feature and the health thing but other than that It's no
Different than before.

06/02/14 7:40 pm

I wanted an iPhone 6 that made me want to stick with it instead of switching to windows.

omagabi Surf City
06/02/14 7:36 pm

I'm really exited about the new Health Kit which promises to tie all health and fitness related applications together.

06/02/14 7:30 pm

As an apple fan I just looked over the updates. Looks like more of the "you can now post to Facebook in 200 new ways", and "your photos are now on every device you own".

Patimen California
06/02/14 7:25 pm

With the Swift programming language, I might go try ios development again. Worlds better than objective-c.

Gingerred primum non nocere
06/02/14 7:20 pm

If iOS 8 looks more like iOS 6, I'm on board. I hate the aesthetics of iOS 7.

corino Utah
06/02/14 7:03 pm

Egad, apple's started making ios like android! Sell my stock!!!!

Ivyra Earth
06/02/14 6:51 pm

I haven't heard about any of them but would like to. Maybe something I could utilize has finally come along.

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/02/14 6:48 pm

Just buy out and take over Cydia and introduce it as a store similar to the App Store/iTunes store. I would think that would be their best move.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:28 pm

That's not Apple. They wouldn't open a store like that due to the security issues, which Apple is quite serious about(At least compared to Adroid)

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/09/14 1:32 pm

I agree and doubt that it will ever be possible but they can approve of certain app packages similar to the App Store.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:34 pm

It will happen, but not soon...
Just like the customizable keyboard and notification widgets, low security features will be implemented with higher security so it doesn't go down Adroid's way...

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
06/02/14 6:38 pm

It's funny how people call this innovation and cutting edge, considering other products already have these features.

lucaval STL
06/02/14 7:42 pm

Cough cough android cough cough windows phone

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 6:28 pm

Anything about a longer lasting battery? That's what I want more than anything.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/02/14 6:50 pm

They're developing a battery that lasts about the same length, but charged fully in minutes. (!!!)

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 6:52 pm

Really? You just made my day!!
Ty, Ty!

iHateTypous Kentucky
06/04/14 3:47 pm

That would be hardware improvements, this is software improvements.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/02/14 6:23 pm

I thought Apple was cutting edge. What's with all this lame crap? I want a freaking laser diode in my damn iPhone!

DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 6:28 pm

We got spoiled.

malibog 12309
06/03/14 8:40 am

Innovation died with Jobs.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/03/14 10:08 am

Innovation didn't die with Jobs, there's only so much you can invent or buy out. He knew he was dying, he would have left all his new unreleased ideas with cook. What else do we need? Nothing. We expect so much from this Chinese company.

iHateTypous Kentucky
06/04/14 3:46 pm

iOS 8 is software, not hardware...

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/02/14 6:20 pm

I'm tired of the constant technology changes. Gives us 5 years to get use to what we have

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/02/14 6:18 pm

Maybe the customizable keyboard, because the iOS7 version of it with the wrong color shift keys and dysfunctional key-slide apostrophe drives me nuts. Hands-free Siri might be good too, depending on what that means.

Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 6:53 pm

You mean I'm not the only one who gets totally screwed up by the shift buttons? Oh, god... They mess me up all the time! I thought I was just an idiot.

melders Entertainment Sometimes
06/02/14 6:08 pm

"Apple announced this thing that Android has, this other thing that Android has, this other thing that Android has, and this other thing. Excited?"


Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/14 6:13 pm


lucaval STL
06/02/14 7:45 pm

Steal the idea from them and then put a patent on it then sue whoever used it first.

06/02/14 10:23 pm

And android did that first ya kno. Android looked completely different until iPhone came out. Android copied the entire look and idea. Android has copied far more than apple has. What apple copies at least it improves on.

06/03/14 2:34 pm

Umm.. Android doesn't have half the stuff on that list :P

melders Entertainment Sometimes
06/03/14 5:42 pm

Lancepark, Mac OS and iOS don't count. Google has an equivalent to hands-free Siri ("Okay, Google"), and Android has customizable keyboards. That's half of the list.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/14 6:05 pm

Unless iOS looks substantially less stupid, I'm unimpressed.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:32 pm

How does it look stupid? Your comment is simply calling it stupid which explains nothing...

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:37 pm

How exactly? Do you prefer every time using darker colors?

Liberty 4,032,064
06/09/14 1:40 pm

Yeah, less garish colors would be nice, as well as icons that don't look like they were designed for a seven year old.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:44 pm

There's actually some options in Settings to change some colors and stuff to make it have more darker colors but I forgot where to find it.. I'll look for the settings...

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:57 pm

Go to Settings;
3.Increase Contrast
4.Turn all on.
5.Go back to Accessibility
6. Reduce Motion - Turn on reduce motion

I think there's more but this is all I can find for now...

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
06/02/14 6:03 pm

Hands-free Siri will be great.

melders Entertainment Sometimes
06/02/14 6:18 pm

It sounds pretty innovative too. Okay, Google needs to step up thei... Hold on, I said, "Okay Google," and now my phone thinks I'm talking to it..........

As I was saying, Google needs to step up their game and make this happen on Android.

AnonBiscuit In Murica
06/09/14 1:59 pm

> I'm using Siri right now to type this so let's see how good it turns out

Pretty good voice recognition <

Anything between the ><'s are put in using Siri.

06/02/14 5:57 pm

Continuity! Sending SMS texts and making regular phone calls from my iPad would be amazing!

06/02/14 5:55 pm

Hands free Siri makes my eyes rain

06/02/14 5:55 pm

Hands free Siri makes my eyes rain