Live Coverage of WWDC 2014 Keynote

You can always watch Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote live, but why do that when you can just read our coverage of all Mac gaming relevant information here, live as it happens, with some wry, observational humour thrown in for good measure.

18:58 UTC

And we’re done.

18:58 UTC

Some nice acknowledgement of the Apple engineers.

18:51 UTC

It’s a bit like JavaScript, tech-heads!

18:48 UTC

But looks like it’s only available for iOS development.

18:47 UTC

Much faster apparently. Shot of a developer who looks like he actually wet himself.

18:46 UTC


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18:46 UTC

New programming language.

18:43 UTC

Supposedly a tenfold increase in graphics capability.

18:40 UTC

EA’s Frostbite engine used on iOS. But not Mac :( :(

18:39 UTC

New 3D graphics API, “Metal”, for iOS. Why not new graphics for Mac Apple? WHHHYYYYYYYY???

18:36 UTC

Control devices in your home with your iPhone, using Siri.

18:30 UTC

Basically means Apps can add their own Safari actions, photo filters, and widgets in the notification screen.

18:28 UTC

New features for developers will allow Apps to talk to each other, via “extensions”.

18:26 UTC

Improvements to the App Store: better searching, app bundles, app previews (videos, not demos), “TestFlight” which allows developers to set up public beta tests for free. (Not sure if this will extend to Mac App Store).

18:24 UTC

Ha, I think wordpress went a bit nuts there. That’s 99 cents per month.

18:22 UTC

20GB iCloud storage for $CONTENT.99 / month.

17:59 UTC

Ok that’s weird. Telepathic predictive text on iOS 8.

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17:50 UTC

Digs at Android, announcement of iOS 8.

17:46 UTC

So no mention of anything games related :(

17:46 UTC

Now talking about iOS.

17:46 UTC

Free to everyone else, this fall, public beta for non-developers.

17:44 UTC

Available today to developers.

17:44 UTC
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17:40 UTC
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17:39 UTC

Can accept calls from your Mac (iPhone required, obv.)

17:39 UTC

SMS’s now show up in Messages on Mac.

17:38 UTC

Can do ad-hoc networks between devices to make life easy.

17:37 UTC

“Handoff”: instantly switch documents between iOS and Mac. Quite neat.

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17:36 UTC

Airdrop now works between iOS and Mac.

17:36 UTC


17:33 UTC

Tabs can be scrolled. Audience applauds and cheers, because that’s what’s been missing in their lives.

17:31 UTC

Usual claims that it’s now the fastest browser.

17:30 UTC

More energy efficient when streaming video.

17:30 UTC

Private browser windows. Again like Chrome.

17:29 UTC

“Tabs view”

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17:28 UTC

New Safari. Copies Google Chrome’s Omnibox.

17:28 UTC

“Markup”. Annotate images and PDFs from within Mail.

17:27 UTC

“Mail Drop”. Can securely send attachments up to 5 GB.

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17:26 UTC

Improvements to (as always)

17:26 UTC

Access to everything stored on iCloud, including iOS, and whatever else you want to put on there. Can share between Mac, iOS, Windows.

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17:25 UTC

“iCloud Drive”.

17:24 UTC
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17:22 UTC

Apps can provide widgets to appear in notification center.

17:20 UTC

Very similar look and feel to iOS 7.

17:20 UTC

changes to spotlight. Looks like Alfred

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17:19 UTC

Rehashed notification center

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17:17 UTC

New typeface and icons. Also a dark mode.

17:17 UTC

“Gorgeous trashcan”

17:16 UTC

Translucent look. A bit like Windows 7??

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17:16 UTC

“Clarity as well as utility”

17:15 UTC
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17:15 UTC

New design.

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17:13 UTC

Or “weed”

17:13 UTC

About to reveal name. Won’t be Oxnard apparently.

17:12 UTC

Talking about next version of OS X.

17:11 UTC

Recapping OS X Mavericks. 40 million copies installed. Presumably because they’ve been shoving it down peoples throats.

17:10 UTC

80 million Macs.

17:09 UTC

“You’ll see how things have been engineered to work together”. Uh oh.

17:09 UTC

9 million registered developers.

17:08 UTC

Youngest developer in the audience is 13.

17:08 UTC

Talking about the developer attendee demographics. Exactly the same as last year.

17:07 UTC

Tim Cook takes the stage.

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17:03 UTC

Video praising developers and “apps”. No sign of any Macs, it’s all iPhones and iPads.

17:01 UTC

Here we go…

07:02 UTC

It begins in 10 hours.