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Talking Tech 8th June 2021

June 8, 2021

Vision Australia Vision Store End of Financial Year Sale

 

For the month of June, the store at Vision Australia is having an end of year sale.

 

To pick up some bargains either at your local Va office or via the web shop, ask your local VA staff or go to the web shop at:

 

https://shop.visionaustralia.org

 

WWDC 2021

 

Apple’s WWDC 2021 developers conference was held today the 7th of June 2021.

It was an amazing packed keynote presentation with lots of feature announcements across Apple’s product line.

 

As usual, the event was audio Described.

 

For me the things that stood out:

 

FaceTime with Spacial audio (Hear where the people are in the room,

Better noise cancellation for FaceTime calls,

People can join a FaceTime call by being sent a link that don’t use FaceTime,

SharePlay to share music and videos when on a FaceTime call,

AirPods get Conversation Boost (like Live Listen) to make it easier to listen during conversations,

AirPods Pro work with Find My with proximity detection,

AirPods Pro will notify you if you try and leave them behind,

Notifications get an update with Focus, 

increased privacy for mail, apps, and Safari,

Siri gets more secure and faster with its processing being done locally,,

Voice search available in Safari,

Find My comes to the Apple Watch,

New Mindfulness app comes to the Apple Watch,

Sleep app on Apple Watch monitors respiration,

Health data sharing amongst family members,

Widgets for the iPad,

App Library arrives on the iPad,

Better multi-tasking for the iPad as well as full keyboard support,

Swift Playgrounds lets users code and submit apps to the App Store,

Quick Notes for iOS and the Mac,

New Mac OS titled is Monterey,

Shortcuts come to the Mac,

Universal Control allowing what you are working on to be easily swiped between Mac and iPad using the Macs keyboard/trackpad on the iPad,

New Safari Tab groups, extensions, and a cleaner interface across all devices,

Spacial Audio starting to roll out today.

 

Keep in mind that the releases for iOS 15, iPad OS 15, TV OS 15, Watch OS 8, and Mac OS Monterey are developer betas for the next month, then public betas, and we (consumers) won’t see the software on our devices until September.

 

Link to the June WWDC 2021 Events Page:

 

https://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2021/

 

Everything announced at WWDC from iMore

 

https://www.imore.com/heres-everything-apple-announced-wwdc-2021?utm_source=im_tw&utm_medium=tw_card&utm_content=76043&utm_campaign=social

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