WWDC 2011 Live Discussion Thread 6/6/11

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  1. Carlo Medina

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    $29.99 for Lion. Available only on Mac App Store, need about 4GB of space, and you can use it on all of your authorized devices. Wow.
     
  2. Carlo Medina

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    Try refreshing Dave, if that doesn't work clear the cache and reload the page. I was having the same problem but now it's fixed.

     
  3. Sam Posten

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    WWDC 20011 theme: Screw you developers, if you do something cool enough we will steal it and bake it into the OS.
     
  4. Sam Posten

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    Dave, turn off auto refresh at the top of the page.
     
  5. Sam Posten

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    An hour and 10 minutes to get to something of substance: Wireless Syncing.


    So far both Microsoft and Apple are having the worst keynotes in my memory. Both are terribly boring.
     
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    I give up. The blogs aren't working for me (they need a better live blog tool). It's hopping content erratically. I'll read the summary here later. :)


    But I did see that Apple's got another "Spaces" tool. Is this still a worthless application-centric design? Or did they make it right, with a document-centric approach?
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    This is how you gain customer trust, you admit your mistakes with grace and honesty. It may take Apple a while but when they do it they do it right.


    "Mobile Me was not our finest hour"
     
  8. Sam Posten

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    Dave you are just going to have to get over that document centric thing, it's an App world.
     
  9. Sam Posten

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    Mobile Me is dead as of right this minute. Not a minute too soon!


    This Death Star is fully operational!
     
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    Just paid $99 for MobileMe renewal last month so I am
    wondering how they will credit me.
     
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    So everyone gets mobile me now?
     
  12. Sam Posten

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    "We've been working 10 years to get rid of the file system"


    AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! #wwdc
     
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    People were reporting pro rated credits for Mobile me on their cards earlier today, sounds like some truth to it...
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    Is the iCloud FREE? It was rumored at $25 per month.
     
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    Via @dcurtis:



    Apple just pissed off: Dropbox, Sparrow, Instapaper, Readability, Remember the Milk, Facebook, RIM, & the carriers. Well done. --- Add in Google!
     
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    Yup, FREE. Way to go, Apple!
     
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    Sam, in response to your post above...


    Apple has just put a lot of people out of business.


    Those are excellent examples.


    Additionally, most of the popular Jailbreak apps have

    now been introduced into iOS 5.
     
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    iTunes Match has possibilities, I wonder if it will let me convert the $1000 I have in DRM wrapped iTunes tracks to cloud based free downloads as part of the $25
     
  19. Ronald Epstein

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    Excuse my language for my overall enthusiasm here....


    Apple just announced a shit storm of innovative software

    products that are going to leave a lot of manufacturers in

    the dust trying to catch up to it.


    To this day, nobody can rock this industry like Apple.
     
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    With iTunes Match, Apple just landed a swift kick in the balls to both Amazon & Google. Those companies took a chance in announcing their "music-in-the-cloud" services without music industry support. Said services are now already obsolete.


    I own over 3000 CDs which I have ripped to my iTunes library. $25 a year to have them accessible from any of my iOS devices anywhere? Hell to the Yeah!!


    Everything in Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud looks great. Beyond my expectations, honestly, and this is the first Apple announcement since the iPhone where I can say that. One of the things I am most excited about is delta updares. This is LONG overdue. As someone stuck with slow, crappy DSL this is going to be a godsend.


    The only thing I am less than enthusiastic about is Lion only available through the App Store. A 4GB download on my DSL is going to be painful. Even worse, I am responsible to maintaining the show control Mac at the theater where I am principle sound designer. This Mac is deliberately kept off the internet because you can't have changes happening to your system in the middle of a run. There are lots of Macs in situations like this, and these are now left out of the Lion party. Hopefully Apple will relent and provide some way to obtain a DVD of Lion for these systems.


    But that's one negative in a whole lot of positives. Way to go, Apple!!
     

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