Beermen off to finals

first_imgFajardo finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, 14 of his output coming in the third, even as Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot hit the telling shots in the stretch to cushion a whirlwind Alaska finish that made the score close.Should the Kings defeat the Painters in Game 4, the best-of-seven title series will start Wednesday.San Miguel picked up the pace at the right time in the conference after a slow start, signing the Renaldo Balkman midstream to qualify sixth for the playoffs and eventually maintain its mastery of Alaska.Balkman finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, Cabagnot made 18 that went with nine assists and Ross had 17 points.Winning formulaADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach Tim Cone knows what it will take for his Gin Kings to close out the Painters.“We need more poise and little bit more fight in us,” Cone said after Saturday’s 75-72 Game 3 win which saw his wards almost lose a 23-point halftime as they were held to just 39 points in the last two periods.The Elasto Painters emerged from the halftime break tough-as-nails on both ends and almost completed a magnificent rally—exactly what coach Caloy Garcia wants in order to force a Game 5.Ateneo 4th in Jones CupIn the 2018 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan, Iran relegated Philippine representative Ateneo to fourth place with a 70-63 victory on Sunday.Coming off a 77-76 win over Chinese Taipei-A the day before when Matt Nieto sank a triple in the final 3.1 seconds, the Blue Eagles took a 39-31 lead at halftime.But the Iranians, led by Vahid Dalirzahan and Rasoul Mozafarivanani, outscored the Filipinos in the third quarter, 23-11, and never looked back.The Blue Eagles ended the tournament at 5-3, winning four of their last five games.Iran and 3D Global Sports of Canada tied at 7-1 but 3D took the title because of a better quotient. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Miguel will meet either sister team Barangay Ginebra or Rain Shine as it eyes a repeat and the second jewel of a possible Grand Slam.June Mar Fajardo struck hardest in the third period where the Beermen took control before their frontcourt delivered at the crunch to close out the best-of-five series, 3-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We didn’t want a Game 5,” Fajardo said, admitting that they would have been the more fatigued team had the series dragged on to a winner-take-all match.Instead, the Beermen will have at least three days of rest as the Gin Kings try to wrap up their semifinals against the Elasto Painters on Monday at 7 p.m., also at the Big Dome. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img From a 0-3 start to barely making it to the playoffs, San Miguel Beer is back in a place most everyone expected it to be at.Keeping their composure all night, the Beermen withstood the Alaska Aces, 104-99, on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum to close out their Final Four series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Eala seizes CPSP-Philta boys’ plum MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Cops intensify hunt for Coach’s murderer

first_img…investigators unable to locate suspect despite searches – Commander ThomasDetectives have intensified their search for the suspect who brutally murdered 28-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”, on December 17, 2019, at D’Urban Park, Georgetown.Twenty-eight-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”Upon the discovery of the man’s body, the Police were pursuing various angles and leads and would have gotten a breakthrough in the case.According to Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A (Georgetown), Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas, his ranks are now in pursuit of a male individual believed to be Burry’s murderer.However, when asked by this publication to provide more details about the matter, the Commander declined, stating that the suspect may be unaware that the Police are in search of him.He noted that at this point, the detectives have been unable to locate the alleged murderer, although they visited several locations that he would frequently visit.The Commander added that to divulge further information may result in the suspect intentionally evading the Police since it could be a case of him simply not being at those locations when the cops arrived in search of him there.Initially, crime sleuths had arrested several suspects for questioning and from that list, investigators have been able to narrow down suspects.At that time, the Commander had noted that although there were Close Circuit Television Video (CCTV) cameras in the area, they were too far from the crime scene to have caught the perpetrator(s) on camera.However, he had maintained that his ranks were “very close to solving the crime” and there are “just a few ends that need to be tied” before the guilty party is apprehended.The Rural Constable was found at about 05:45h lying on the ground at D’Urban Park less than two hours after he had left his Lot 194 Section A, Field 7, South Sophia, Greater Georgetown home to train athletes.Burry was a Rural Constable (RC) attached to the Police Force Sports Club.The now-dead man, who was enlisted as an RC in the Force on July 17, 2015, leaves to mourn his mother, a child, and siblings.last_img read more

Fire leaves family of 5 homeless

first_imgA Linden family of five are now counting their losses after a fire completely gutted their flat concrete home situated at One Mile, Wismar.According to reports, the fire at the house belonging to Curtis Higgins started at approximately 10:00h on Monday while a teenager and two children were at home.Guyana Times understands that Higgins lived at the house, along with four familyThe remains of the Higgins home at One Mile, Wismar, Lindenmembers. A neighbour recalled hearing a knock on her door and upon opening it, she was told by one of the children who were home at the time that the house was “burning down”.“I said, ‘What you mean your house burning down? Where your mother?’ ‘Me ain’t know’ (was the child’s response) Where your father? ‘Me ain’t know’. Who and you deh home? ‘Me and my sister’….I stand up right at the side here and when I look, I see the whole roof from the bedroom, the zinc, everything done burn and deh down,” she recalled.The woman said that she then raised an alarm. She explained that she called 911 several times in order to access the Linden fire service, but was told by the operator that the call was already transferred and she would have to wait for the fire service to arrive. She noted that neighbours were unable to save anything since the fire engulfed the house quickly.“When they come everything was actually finished…the house de done burn already,” the woman said. The neighbour indicated that apart from a washing machine, the family were not able to save anything from the house. The inside of the building and its roofing were completely burnt out.An occupant of the home, Dorette Higgins, when contacted, noted that she lived at the home with her father, Curtis Higgins, for 38 years. She said she was at her sister’s house when the fire started.She said she was told by her son, who was home at the time, that they were in bed when he felt his nose burning. His sister, who got up to check, noticed smoke coming from one of the bedrooms.Higgins explained that there was an issue with electricity at the house a few days ago and her refrigerator was damaged. The woman, who believes the fire was electrical in nature, explained that she has not received any assistance so far. She noted that the family were presently staying at a friend’s home, which has no water or electricity.The fire service has since launched an investigation.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Pic saved in photos as Linden fireCaption: The remains of the Higgins home at One Mile, Wismar, Lindenlast_img read more

VICTORY FOR OUR READERS! ALL OF DONEGAL TO BE INCLUDED IN ATLANTIC TOURISM DRIVE

first_imgIT started with a backlash from donegaldaily.com readers – and ended today with victory!All of County Donegal will now be included in an Atlantic Drive tourism route initiative, Failte Ireland confirmed today.When the route was originally announced, it was due to end at Sliabh Liag. Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, who took up the case, has welcomed confirmation that all of Donegal is to be included in Fáilte Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Drive” tourism route incorporating the ‘Inishowen 100’, Letterkenny, the Fanad and Rosguill peninsulas, and the drive down West Donegal from Dunfanaghy to Sliabh Liag via Gaoth Dobhair as Deputy Mac Lochlainn had requested in his representations.He had raised the matter with Fáilte Ireland after fears emerged from our readers that North and West Donegal might be excluded from the initiative.He said: “I am delighted to receive this important news. Our tourism providers and promoters in North and West Donegal have been working so hard to bring visitors to the entire county and any suggestion that they would be left out of the  “Wild Atlantic Drive” would have been a body blow to them.“With the news that the 2013 Fleadh is to come to Derry, this has been a week of really good news for our region and a vote of confidence in our collective efforts.” Paddy Matthews, Project Manager, Wild Atlantic Drive told the TD: “We are delighted to know that you share our enthusiasm for the concept of the Wild Atlantic Drive tourism route.“I am also pleased to reassure you that it has been Fáilte Ireland’s intention from the outset to include all of Donegal in the route and not just the southern portion of the county.“As you will appreciate, we are still at the very early stages of planning for the project, and so the precise route has still to be agreed upon. It is likely however, that the route will comprise of a central spine, which may be the national secondary road along the west coast, with a number of coastal loops and diversions off it, thus providing visitors with a range of options designed to encourage them to stay longer in each destination.“With regard to Donegal, we are certainly looking to include the best that this amazing coastline has to offer, including the ‘Inishowen 100’, Letterkenny, the Fanad and Rosguill peninsulas, and the drive down West Donegal from Dunfanaghy to Sliabh Liag. We are working to have a project masterplan in place by April this year and will begin detailed planning on the route thereafter.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comVICTORY FOR OUR READERS! ALL OF DONEGAL TO BE INCLUDED IN ATLANTIC TOURISM DRIVE was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainndonegal tourismFanad HeadInishowenletterkennyMalin Headrosguilltourismlast_img read more

DONEGAL RUE MISSED CHANCES AS CORK WIN IN LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgCORK 0-12, DONEGAL 0-10 A BAG full of wides and a better second half display from Cork saw the hosts beat All-Ireland Champions Donegal in this Division One clash.The Donegal lads had flown to Cork for the match earlier today from Carrickfin.But it was Cork who were flying high in the second half of this clash, as Donegal missed a hatful of chances and the Cork keeper pulled off a number of great saves – a sensational one to deny a certain goal by Ross Wherity and a even better one to deny Leo McLoone. Donegal had led by two points at half-time, 0-05 to 0-03.Donegal raced into an early three point lead, with McBrearty and Murphy with two before Cork’s Kieran O’Neill pointed their first of the day.Colm O’Neill added a second for the home side before Colm McFadden earned a free kick and pointed.Cork them suffered a blow after losing Colm O’Neill to injury. Both sides had wasted chances with several wides.But on the re-start, Cork were a different side altogether.They quickly levelled the game through scores from Paul Kerrigan and Paudie Kissane.Murphy kept Donegal in touch, but Cork soared into a 0-10 to 0-07 lead before going on to lead by five points.To be fair Donegal did their best in the last five minutes. Colm McFadden got them back within three points, and Murphy was dragged down as he looked certain to score a goal.But the foul was outside the area, and McFadden took the point – followed by another a minute later.It was too late however; Donegal regretting a host of missed chances.And it is Cork who add to points to their league tally. CORK: K O’Halloran; J O’Sullivan, M Shields, E Cadogan; T Clancy, N O’Leary, P Kissane (0-02); G Canty, A Walsh (0-01); A O’Sullivan (0-01), F Goold, M Collins (0-02, 0-01f); B O’Driscoll (0-01), C O’Neill (0-02), P Kerrigan (0-01).Subs used: L Shorten (0-02) for O’Neill (18 mins), D O’Connor for Goold (45), A O’Connor for J O’Sullivan (61), E O’Mahony for Canty (65), D Goulding for A O’Sullivan (70).DONEGAL: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; D Walsh, F McGlynn, L McLoone; R Kavanagh, M Murphy (0-05, 0-04f, 0-01 ‘45’); R Bradley, P McBrearty (0-01), R Wherity; D Molloy (0-01), C McFadden (0-03, 0-01 ‘45’, 0-02f), N Gallagher.Subs used: M McElhinney for Molloy, R McHugh for Wherity (both 53 mins).Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)DONEGAL RUE MISSED CHANCES AS CORK WIN IN LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: March 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY LOCALS LICKING THEIR LIPS FOR ICE-CREAM SUNDAY!

first_imgDUNKINEELY NOTES WALKING GROUP – Meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am for a walk or stroll of about 30 – 40 minutes with a cup of tea afterwards if you want. All are welcome to join this group. Contact Marie Hutchinson or the Dunkineely Community Limited Office if you are interested: 074 9737678.FAMILY BARBEQUE – Come on Wednesday 25th June at 6pm to the Robertson N.S., Ballintra to enjoy a family event to raise funds for Wayne McGrath and Emma Morrow to go to Columbia to work on a home for street children. Live Music, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Food provided.Just turn up: 7 euro on the gate. Family concessions.DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LIMITED – are hosting an “ICE-CREAM FUNDAY” in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland this Thursday 26th June at the Manse in Dunkineely! It’s guaranteed to be fun! It’s a great way to get together with your friends and family to have fun with ice-cream all while raising funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. Please come and support this great cause! MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome.A MEETING – of the DCL Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival sub-committee will take place on Thursday 26th June at 7:00 pm at Dunkineely Community Limited office (The Manse, Dunkineely). All welcome.DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS FESTIVAL – Are having an “Open Photography Competition”. Senior Photography, CLASS 1 Humorous Photography, CLASS 2 Landscape i.e Sea or Land, CLASS 3 Portrait i.e Person or Animal, CLASS 4 Best Filter i.e Smart Phone Photos. €5.00 per entry. Place your Name, Address and Contact number on the reverse of the photograph clearly marking the CLASS you want to enter. Closing date is Thursday 24th July. Post your entries to Dunkineely Community Limited’s Office, Main Street Dunkineely, or just drop them into the DCL Office. Keep a look out on Dunkineely Community Limited’s Facebook page.Dunkineely/Killaghtee/Bruckless Festival – are also having an “Open Art Competition”, Categories include: LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, SKETCH OR DRAWING. €5.00 per entry. Place your Name, Address and Contact number on the reverse of the photograph clearly marking the CLASS you want to enter. Closing date is Thursday 31st July. Post your entries to Dunkineely Community Limited’s Office, Main Street Dunkineely, or just drop them into the DCL Office. Keep a look out on Dunkineely Community Limited’s Facebook page.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM – This competition will brighten up the town and surrounding area. From St John’s Point to Croagh and Tullintain to Ballymagowan – if you’re in the Parish of Killaghtee, please consider entering. No fee to enter as Dunkineely Community Limited has funding from Donegal Local Development Company. We’ll be looking for winners of categories such as:> Best Business > Best small town garden > Best Church > Best school > Best vegetable plot > Best large garden > Best container garden etc.The main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Bruckless and Killaghtee area if we all take part however small or big a garden plot/place for window boxes/pots we have.Judging will take place Sunday 10th August.But the main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless area. Entry forms available from the Dunkineely Community Limited Office and in local business’s in the Community. “This is a great Community event if we all get involved!” If you are interested contact Dunkineely Community Limited Office on 074 9737678 if you’d like enter or help organise in anyway. BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00 am (Same route as last year). The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information.A DEFIBRILLATOR – Is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.DCL – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature. (Roald Dhal’s Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone & The Goblet of Fire), Classics (J.R.R. Tolkien to Marian Keyes), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c or perhaps DVD’s, Lego Batman or The Patience Stone from just 50c per night.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or Print Documents (20c per page).Please note that Dunkineely Community Limited office has changed it’s number to 074 9737678.DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY LOCALS LICKING THEIR LIPS FOR ICE-CREAM SUNDAY! was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dunkineely noteslast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Highland Motors seek Part Time Warranty Administrator

first_imgJob Vacancy: Highland Motors at Mountain Top, Letterkenny seek a Part Time Warranty Administrator to cover Maternity Leave – Experience EssentialJob ResponsibilitiesTo ensure accurate submissions of warranty and goodwill claims on a daily basis, and also monitoring daily and weekly warranty reports.To ensure customer satisfaction through the provision of advice on warranty and goodwill to other members of the company.To document all warranty, goodwill and recall work as per manufacturer requirements and dealership policy.To ensure that all warranty claims submitted comply with manufacturers’ published manuals/repair time schedules and process all invoices on the warranty debtor accountsTo use all resource necessary to prepare accurate invoices for warranty work carried outTo comply with manufacturer warranty submission times without exceptionRegularly check manufacturer warranty bulletins for any new developments and promote best practice across the divisionThe ability to plan ahead and maintain good levels of communication with other team members to ensure our business potential is maximised.A meticulous eye for detail with a systematic approach to completing a task is essential.Monitor claim progress through accessing manufacturer systems at least on a daily basisMaintain good working relationship with manufacturer warranty departmentRelevant Experience & Qualifications Required Previous experience within a Warranty Administration / Service Manager role in the automotive industryHave high levels of attention to detailHave excellent communication, organisation and inter-personal skillsBe able to comply with all company and manufacturer’s disciplines and proceduresTo apply please send your C.V and covering letter with details of your relevant experience to michele@highlandmotors.ie or post to Highland Motors, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalClosing Date for Applications: 29th November 2019.Job Vacancy: Highland Motors seek Part Time Warranty Administrator was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Highland MotorsWarranty Administratorlast_img read more

Chelsea v Everton player ratings

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Mandela movie draws emotions

first_img4 November 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the much-anticipated epic film rendition of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, had its South African premiere on Sunday night, with some of the country’s best-known names mixing with the cast and producers in Rosebank, Johannesburg. George Bizos, the friend and lawyer who defended Mandela during the 1963-64 Rivonia trial, told news agency AFP that all South Africans should watch the film “in order to realise the important role that Mr Mandela played not only in sacrificing his freedom but on insisting that a peaceful solution to our problem was what he fought for. “I am sorry that he is not well enough to see the film, he would have been very proud of it,” Bizos added. The 95-year-old Mandela, who spent almost three months in hospital with a lung infection earlier this year, remains under under medical care at his home in Johannesburg and did not attend the premiere. Sunday’s premiere followed a special session at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Saturday in which members of the movie production crew and cast, trustees of the foundation and members of the Mandela family interacted on the movie. Speaking at a press conference following Saturday’s session, Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi, said that watching the film had been an emotional experience for her. “I found it quite therapeutic and it made me confront many emotions that I’d buried and that I had refused to acknowledge. “His [Anant Singh’s] ability to have summarized so many experiences into one movie was simply incredible,” Zindzi said. “The movie is extremely well executed and very sincere. Madiba is often described as the person who emerged from prison, but the movie equally represents the man who was shaped by indigenous value systems while growing up in Qunu – that part of his legacy and persona comes though very strong in the movie.” Directed by Justin Chadwick and produced by Anant Singh, the epic film spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Businessman, politician and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale told the press conference that the film truly captured the history of South Africa’s people and the nation’s journey to democracy. “It is more than a movie though, it is a touching tribute to one man’s mission that we hope captures his story as no other South African could have,” Sexwale said. British actress Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Mandela in the film, said: “I did as much research as I possibly could – watching interviews and private footage of Winnie Mandela – and I hope I did justice to her character.” Three actors play Mandela in the film: Siza Pini plays the eight-year-old Mandela, Atandwa Kani plays him at 16, and Idris Elba plays the remaining years. Kani, also speaking after Saturday’s session, described playing the young Mandela as “a Herculean task … something near impossible since there is not much information about Mandela’s early days. “I did a lot of research and spent time looking at who Mandela is now and what qualities he must have been born with, and in so doing developing a character that authentically represents the young Mandela.” Riaad Moosa, who plays Ahmed Kathrada in the film, said: “I had the honour of meeting with Mr Kathrada, who was then the youngest of the political prisoners to be incarcerated at Robben Island after the Treason Trial. I spent time with him, I read about him, I watched all the footage there is of him, and I tried to understand his true humility and his true sacrifice. Playing this role was a life-changing experience.” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be released in South Africa and the United States on 28 November. SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Centre of Memorylast_img read more

Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote: iOS 7, iTunes Radio And New MacBook Airs

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#WWDC What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Apple’s biggest event of the year is over. Today’s announcements included a big revamp to the iOS interface in the form of iOS 7, new MacBook Airs and a preview of the new Mac Pro, and the unveiling of Apple’s long-rumored streaming-music service, now called iTunes Radio.Here’s our live blog of the event:12:05:31David Hamilton: Thus far at WWDC:Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.9 MavericksApple Updates The MacBook Air Line And Previews A New Mac ProApple’s New iOS 7: Its Essential FeaturesiTunes Radio Sees The Light Of Day9:31:12 dgknozden: awesome9:31:51 Michael Benson: Morning9:32:43 Luigi_crc: now where’s the action??9:33:41 Nick Statt: We’re here now! Just debugging a few things.9:34:04 Tekman-MX: Hello there, good morning everyone.9:34:05 Sergey Nikolaev: Morning9:34:51 Price8963: When will the Live Feed of WWDC keynote start?9:34:56 zaheer: hey will this work on windows 79:35:01 Mk: Let the show begin9:35:45 Fredric Paul: Can’t wait to see what Tim Cook & Jony Ive have in store today. I hope there’s at least one big surprise.9:37:15 Nick Statt: Our live blog should be totally fine on Windows 7. Apple’s live stream of the keynote will only work on Safari.9:37:20 John: Is it showing it live here?9:37:29 ANdreaT: I believe we are still 27m ahead of the start 🙂 so no action yet 😉9:37:32 Hangman’s Heart: let’s do this…9:37:46 Nick Statt: Our live blog will run on Windows 7, but the Apple WWDC keynote livestream will only work on Safari.9:39:01 Fredric Paul: Event starts at 10am Pacific Time.9:39:17 zaheer: ok cool.thnx9:40:59 Mandy: So it won’t start till 1p eastern time9:41:38 Fredric Paul: Yup, 1pm Eastern9:42:19 Nick Statt: As for showing the livestream here, we’re unable to do that because Apple has not made it embeddable.9:44:57 Aa: So I’m not sure what the answer was. Is there going to be a live stram here when the event starts?9:45:03 Owen Thomas: A quick recap of what we’re expecting: readwrite.com9:45:18 David Hamilton: @Aa See the pinned post above.9:45:56 David Hamilton: The Apple live stream just went live.9:46:37 Fredric Paul: So far, just an empty stage and a full house.9:46:38 David Hamilton: It’s showing the crowds filing in, to some mellow rock beat.9:47:38 Nick Statt: Appears to be Yet Again by Grizzly Bear. Very soothing.9:47:40 Fredric Paul: A Woz sighting!9:48:00 Owen Thomas: Now playing: “Yet Again” by Grizzly Bear. Let’s play lyrics interpretation, people! #wwdc rock.rapgenius.com9:49:00 Asis: Awesome!9:49:01 kartheek thangella: i want os x 10.99:49:10 Alexandr Kharkov: Evening9:52:19 Owen Thomas: I think I just spotted Laurene Powell-Jobs talking to angel investor Ron Conway. #wwdc9:52:35 Dan Rowinski: OK, what is wrong with this paragraph announcing the live stream of the keynote this morning?”Apple® will broadcast its WWDC 2013 keynote address using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires Safari® on iOS 4.2 or later on any iPhone®, iPad®, iPad mini or iPod touch®; Safari 4 or later on Mac® OS X® v10.6 or later. Streaming via Apple TV® requires second or third generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.”HTTP Live Streaming … based on open standards. Great! Oh, by the way, Apple says: you have to use one of our custom-built products to see the keynote. Open? Phaw!9:53:23 I hate flat design: Really hoping the leaked screenshots are wrong. Flat design looks amateurish.9:55:13 Nick Statt: Another iTunes featured album on our hands – Phoenix’s Bankrupt! Makes sense if iRadio is going to be the big announcement here save iOS 7.9:56:38 David Hamilton: Unsurprisingly, just about everyone in the audience seems to be glued to a screen of one sort or another.9:57:56 Fredric Paul: I’m not a fan of skeuomorphism, but I do like texture and depth in my user interfaces.9:58:42 David Hamilton: @Fred Like a true editor.10:01:49 Nick Statt:  Keynote will be starting in a few.10:02:44 Owen Thomas: Applause!10:02:48 Fredric Paul: Cue the applause!10:03:24 Owen Thomas: “Design requires focus.”10:03:28 David Hamilton: It’s showtime!10:04:23 Owen Thomas: “There are a thousand no’s.” But apparently no one to tell Apple that the plural of “no” is not “no’s.”10:05:08 David Hamilton: Tim Cook is taking the stage.10:05:18 Dan Rowinski: Can’t help but notice the dig at Android there.10:05:51 David Hamilton: Cook: “I’m glad you liked that. Those words mean a great deal to us.”10:06:03 David Hamilton: It’s the 24th WWDC.10:06:35 David Hamilton: There are over 100 sessions and 120 labs, and more than 1000 Apple engineers are present.10:07:04 David Hamilton: 6M iOS developers. 1.5M added in the year alone.10:08:14 Dan Rowinski: Essentially, Apple was taking a dig at Android by saying how much it values simplicity of design. Maybe a dig at Samsung in particular, considering the bloatware that runs on the Galaxy S4.10:08:15 Fredric Paul: New Berlin Apple Store looks sweet.10:08:21 David Hamilton: Now 407 Apple stores around the world in 14 countries.10:08:53 David Hamilton: Now Cook is showing a video of the opening of the Berlin store.10:09:46 David Hamilton: It was originally one of the first theaters in Berlin.10:10:43 David Hamilton: App Store will be 5yo next month.10:10:56 David Hamilton: People have downloaded 50B apps.10:10:58 Fredric Paul: App Store is now 5 years old, with 50 billion downloads – with 900K apps. 375K iPad apps10:11:10 Fredric Paul: This is clearly a big advantage for Apple.10:11:13 Owen Thomas: The big number here is Apple’s number of accounts: 575 million accounts with credit cards. #wwdc10:11:14 David Hamilton: Cook: “This is phenomenal. That’s a lot of zeroes.”10:11:15 Nick Statt: 50 billion apps downloaded in the App Store, says Tim Cook.10:11:28 Fredric Paul: 575M store accounts is an even bigger advantage.10:11:28 Owen Thomas: Apple has paid developers $10 billion.10:11:29 David Hamilton: There are 375,000 apps designed for iPad.10:11:57 Dan Rowinski: 900,000 apps in the App Store. 375,000 for iPad. That is about 100k more than Google announced with Android at I/O. So much for that race for 1 million apps that I said Android would win earlier this year.10:12:11 Owen Thomas: iOS accounts for nearly three-quarters of payouts to developers. Android is 20 percent. #wwdc10:12:48 David Hamilton: In download revenue, that’s 3X more than all all platforms combined.10:12:53 Fredric Paul: That lead with developers is a really big deal – it’s the one big advantage Apple still retains.10:12:59 Owen Thomas: Tim Cook is unveiling a developer, Anki, on stage. Of course, Anki’s site is unavailable. The WWDC effect. #wwdc10:13:24 David Hamilton: 74% for Apple, 20% Android, 6% for “other.”10:13:47 David Hamilton: Boris Sofman of Anki is up to talk about his company.10:13:54 David Hamilton: It’s a robotics company.10:14:48 David Hamilton: Anki Drive is the company’s first product. Digital cars are self-driving themselves around a track.10:15:18 David Hamilton: Make that, they’re actual cars driving on a racetrack on a map they’ve unrolled on the floor.10:15:29 David Hamilton: And now the demo seems to be crashing.10:15:54 Dan Rowinski: You’d figure Apple would be smarter than letting a developer do a live demo in the opening minutes of the WWDC keynote. What, does the Anki car need to have its wind up twisted a couple times before it gets going?10:16:07 David Hamilton: Toy cars are back on the track. Red, blue and white. Two just collided briefly.10:16:26 David Hamilton: Now a new car is zipping around faster than the others.10:16:45 David Hamilton: We’re using iOS devices to collect data, let them react to their environment.10:16:59 David Hamilton: The other cars are going to try to block the driven car.10:17:18 Fredric Paul: “A video game in the real world”10:17:21 David Hamilton: “Weapons enabled”10:17:25 David Hamilton: And the other cars clear out.10:17:36 Dan Rowinski: What 8-bit Nintendo game does Anki remind me of? I am having trouble remembering. Readers, you remember?10:17:42 David Hamilton: This is very, very strange.10:18:05 Nick Statt:  “This is a video game in the real world.” – Anki10:18:09 Fredric Paul: it’s kinda cool. But it’s also kinda like the slot-cars I grew up with. And that have largely disappeared from the national culture.10:18:10 David Hamilton: It’s a game! You can play it with your iPhone or iPad.10:18:24 David Hamilton: Why in the world is Apple leading off WWDC with this?10:18:30 David Hamilton: Cook is back.10:18:53 David Hamilton: Cook: “Great example of the combination of your powerful apps and the power of the iOS ecosystem.”10:19:08 David Hamilton: Cook: Thanks to developers for making incredible apps.10:19:23 David Hamilton: 72M Macs installed around the world.10:20:15 Nick Statt:  Apple not holding back on the Microsoft stabs.10:20:20 David Hamilton: Mac business has outpaced the PC business for several years now. 15% Mac vs. 3% for PCs, annual growth over the past 5 years.10:20:21 Fredric Paul: Mac growth is far outpacing PC growth, but that seems to be domination of a shrinking market.10:20:49 David Hamilton: 28M copies of Mountain Lion shipped.10:21:15 David Hamilton: Cook takes a dig at Windows 8. Mountain Lion adoption far outpacing Win8.10:22:01 Owen Thomas: “We do not want to be the first software product constrained by a dwindling supply of cats.” —Craig Federighi #wwdc10:22:08 David Hamilton: Craig Federighi, chief of Mac OS X and iOS.10:22:22 David Hamilton: OS X Sea Lion? It’s a joke.10:22:23 Owen Thomas: No, the next OS X version will not be named “Sea Lion.” #wwdc10:22:39 Owen Thomas: OS X Mavericks! Surf’s up, dude. #wwdc10:22:49 David Hamilton: New naming convention coming up. Places that inspire us in California.10:23:03 Fredric Paul: Not to be snarky, but maybe they should use Chinese place names instead of California place names.10:23:31 Owen Thomas: Oh, you make a browser-based operating system? That’s cute. Finder Tabs! Boom! #wwdc10:23:44 David Hamilton: Mavericks new features. Three of them. Starting with Finder Tabs.10:24:14 David Hamilton: Finder tabs looks like tabs in the browser.10:24:18 David Hamilton: Next: Tagging10:24:30 Nick Statt:  I much preferred OS X Sea Lion.10:24:47 David Hamilton: Bringing tagging to the Mac. When save a document, you can tag it. Tag things wherever they are, brought together in Finder.10:24:59 David Hamilton: Looks like Gmail features are making their way to the Finder.10:25:05 David Hamilton: Next: Multiple displays.10:25:37 Fredric Paul: I love the multiple display changes, but I’d call them fixes more than “improvements.”10:25:39 David Hamilton: Now, you can get at your menus across multiple displays, summon the doce. And when you go full screen, it doesn’t mess with your other display.10:25:59 David Hamilton: AirPlay connected HDTV can act as a full-power display.10:26:12 David Hamilton: This all seems… sorta marginal.10:26:32 Owen Thomas: OS X Mavericks is a reinvention of a desktop OS, like Windows 8. Except it doesn’t brainlessly break established interfaces. #wwdc10:26:39 David Hamilton: Federighi merges several Finders into one, with the different windows going into tabs.10:26:45 Nick Statt: Finder tabs is actually something that may be very useful, but I’d agree, marginal improvements at best.10:26:53 Fredric Paul: But to be fair, OS X was already wayyyyy better at multi-displays than Windows is.10:27:46 Fredric Paul: @David – fixes, not breakthroughs. Nice, but hard to see as game-changing.10:27:46 Owen Thomas: David, Nick, I respectfully disagree. These are subtle changes, because they use established interfaces users know from Web browsers. But bringing them into the OS is smart. Doesn’t require retraining. And sets the stage for the browser and the OS to eventually and invisibly merge.10:28:39 David Hamilton: Apple has discovered tags! Welcome to 2004!10:29:33 David Hamilton: Federighi is moving windows across multiple displays. And yes, I agree, it will be nice to have menu bars and docks across multiple screens.10:29:42 David Hamilton: And to do full screen in separate displays.10:29:49 Owen Thomas: The trick with interfaces like tabs and tags is when to bring them into mainstream technologies. Apple is saying the time is now. #wwdc10:33:09 David Hamilton: Federighi says new features like “App Nap” will reduce CPU activity by 72%. How much battery life improves as a result isn’t clear.10:34:48 David Hamilton: Similar improvements for features such as waking from standby.10:34:54 Owen Thomas: Whoa**: Twitter and LinkedIn URL discovery baked into Safari. #wwdc10:35:03 David Hamilton: Improvement to Safari: Private browsing, blocking 3rd party cookies.10:35:16 Nick Statt:  Reading list and shared likes among new features for Safari overhaul in OS X Mavericks.10:35:35 Fredric Paul: Love the 3rd party cookie thang!10:36:13 Fredric Paul: But not sure about sharing links – seems like that would be problematic in many cases and might require users to manage what they share.10:37:03 Owen Thomas: So wait, Federighi is saying Safari and Mail will actually work again soon? Good idea! #wwdc10:37:08 David Hamilton: And the improvements are supposed to make Safari a lot faster on JavaScript benchmarks than Firefox and Chrome. Also it uses a lot less energy than either.10:37:26 Fredric Paul: Super fast, super smooth scrolling: Apple has always been a leader at scrolling. And no, I’m not being sarcastic.10:38:00 Owen Thomas: Fred, not sure what the issue is—all of this would be URLs already shared. No change required. No exposure of material not already shared with followers/contacts.10:38:47 David Hamilton: That’s better scrolling in Safari.10:38:55 David Hamilton: Ah, an explanation for App Nap.10:39:03 Owen Thomas: Apple does not seem to realize that the whole “bookmarks” metaphor has been broken since the very beginning and should be abandoned. #wwdc10:39:12 David Hamilton: Bringing up a new window over a CPU intensive window causes CPU usage to drop.10:39:34 David Hamilton: That is kinda cool. Federighi: “That’s really going to help your battery life.”10:39:45 David Hamilton: More on bookmarks in Safari.10:40:47 David Hamilton: Seamless scrolling through the Safari “reading list.” A feature that I’m not sure anyone actually uses.10:41:01 Owen Thomas: Thinking over the “Mavericks” name: Surfing. The future of OS X is the Web. The Web and the desktop are merging. #wwdc10:41:40 David Hamilton: iCloud keychain: It’s a Web-based password manager.10:42:04 David Hamilton: Look out, LastPass.10:42:37 David Hamilton: It saves, encrypts and syncs passwords. And will suggest new secure passwords when you register for new services or accounts.10:42:53 Owen Thomas: Background app updating for OS X. How about iOS? #wwdc10:43:30 David Hamilton: Mavericks allows replies inside notifications, so you don’t have to go to the app itself.10:43:41 Fredric Paul: These notifications improvements are a big deal in bringing OS X and iOS closer together – which seems to be a big theme for Apple.10:43:42 Owen Thomas: Craig Federighi just made a joke about fake-leather interfaces. “Absolutely no virtual cows were harmed” in the new OS X Calendar app. #wwdc10:44:28 David Hamilton: Notifications will display when you wake up your Mac, right on the lock screen.10:44:36 David Hamilton: Sure hope there’s never anything sensitive in those 🙂10:44:56 Owen Thomas: So the Mac Maps app integrates with iPhone. Great. What about a Windows Apple Maps app for the vast majority of iPhone users? #wwdc10:46:21 David Hamilton: OK, my stream had fallen several minutes behind. Caught up now with Maps.10:46:37 Fredric Paul: @Owen, I don’t think Windows versions of Apple apps are in the the company’s plans. But it would be nice.10:47:53 David Hamilton: Maps allows you to send directions and routes directly to your iPhone.10:48:18 Owen Thomas: Second dig against skeuomorphism. Federighi apparently is the designated Forstall foil. #wwdc10:48:21 Fredric Paul: It might also be nice if you could send it from the Mac to maybe – I dunno – an Android phone. But that ain’t gonna happen either. Do we all have to choose a single ecosystem? Can’t they all just get along?10:48:24 Dan Rowinski: Allowing developers to use an SDK to embed Apple Maps in their websites and apps goes head to head with Google’s longstanding practice of allowing devs to embed Google Maps. It will be interesting to see what devs choose. Apple is a bit of an upstart in maps and devs have been very comfortable using the Google Maps SDK.10:48:41 David Hamilton: Calendar will make place suggestions to you for, say, lunches. And will block out travel time on your calendar as well.10:50:08 Owen Thomas: I feel like a big theme here is how smoothly OS X and iOS interact. Of course, that was the promise of last year’s reorg. #wwdc10:50:10 Dan Rowinski: I have a feeling this keynote is going to be a little longer than a normal WWDC keynote, which is about 1.5 hours. It is almost an hour in and they are still on Mac OS X features. Everybody waiting for iOS 7 to be announced.10:51:19 David Hamilton: iBooks in Mavericks: Better, faster zooming; you can take notes in text and see them in margins if you expand the window.10:51:32 Dan Rowinski: Granted, this is a lot of cross pollination between OS X and iOS these days.10:52:12 David Hamilton: Phil Schiller coming on to talk about Macs.10:52:21 Owen Thomas: I feel like there’s a disconnect: Vast majority of Apple developers are iOS, but Apple is spending a lot of time on OS X and Mac. #wwdc10:52:33 David Hamilton: General release of Mavericks this fall. Developers get a preview today.10:53:47 David Hamilton: Schiller: We’re aiming for all-day battery life.10:54:03 Nick Statt:  New MacBook Air battery life.10:54:15 David Hamilton: MacBook Air: 5hrs to 9hrs batter life for the 11-inch MacBook Air.10:54:18 Owen Thomas: Phil Schiller just missed an opportunity to make a “This one goes to 12” joke about the new MacBook Air’s battery life. #wwdc10:54:24 Dan Rowinski: Retina Display or battery life is more important? The RW staff thinks battery life.10:54:44 David Hamilton: 13 inch Air goes to 12 hours from 7hrs.10:56:21 David Hamilton: Schiller offering a sneak peek of the Mac Pro.10:56:32 Owen Thomas: SNEAK PEEK! #wwdc10:56:43 Nick Statt:  New MBA’s available today.10:57:58 David Hamilton: It’s… a video!10:58:39 Owen Thomas: So the new Mac Pro is a James Bond film? #wwdc10:58:46 David Hamilton: It’s all curves and lenses and eyeballs.10:59:16 David Hamilton: Schiller: “Can’t innovate any more, my ass.” Woz looks kinda stunned in the audience.10:59:21 Owen Thomas: Schiller just said “ass.” #wwdc10:59:42 Owen Thomas: Woz always looks kinda stunned, though.11:00:23 Dan Rowinski: Oh, Phil Schiller, you’re my new hero. Finally, an Apple exec that responds directly to criticism that the company faces. “Can’t innovate anymore my ass.”11:00:32 David Hamilton: Double the performance of the current model. Faster Flash. Thunderbolt 2, 20Gbps throughput.11:01:11 David Hamilton: Dual workstation GPUs. 2.5x the graphics performance of the previous generation.11:01:36 David Hamilton: Can hook up to 3 4K displays to the new Mac Pro.11:02:56 Nick Statt:  Mac Pro comparison.11:03:08 David Hamilton: It really is a cylinder! And the top is a handle so you can spin it round, baby, right round, baby, right round baby now. Like a record, baby.11:03:15 David Hamilton: Coming later this year, assembled in the USA.11:03:35 Fredric Paul: This is gonna cost a lotta designers a lotta scratch. They’re all gonna want ’em.11:04:05 David Hamilton: No pricing on the Pro. But it’s not going to be cheap.11:04:28 David Hamilton: Cook: We’ve now passed 300M iCloud accounts. “The fast growing cloud-based service ever.”11:04:55 Owen Thomas: Interesting: 300 million iCloud accounts versus 575 million iTunes accounts. Think about that delta. #wwdc11:05:05 Fredric Paul: I didn’t hear a price for the Mac Pro. Did I miss it?11:05:05 David Hamilton: iTunes in the Cloud is one of the most popular apps. Sounds like an iRadio intro.11:05:52 David Hamilton: No, Cook is showing integration of iCloud into iWork.11:06:58 David Hamilton: Apple’s Roger Rosner will talk about Pages, Numbers and Keynote. That’s the word processor, spreadsheet and slide processor. Together, they’re iWork.11:08:13 Owen Thomas: Where we last heard from Roger Rosner, Apple’s iWork chief: s.scrbliv.me11:11:43 Owen Thomas: Curious if iWork on the Web will work in browsers other than Safari. (Any bets?) #wwdc11:12:16 David Hamilton: Summary of Rosner’s demo: You can create documents in iWork and store them in the cloud. And edit them in the browser.11:12:37 Owen Thomas: And Roger Rosner answers: iWork in the cloud works on Chrome and IE on Windows. “I’m editing a Keynote document on Windows 8.” #wwdc11:13:10 David Hamilton: Rosner: iWorks for iCloud is supported in Safari, also IE and Chrome. Firefox conspicuously absent.11:13:20 David Hamilton: Public beta of the cloudified iWorks later this year.11:13:36 David Hamilton: Cook: We’ve sold > 600M iOS devices.11:13:51 Fredric Paul: iWorks for iCloud is cool, but Microsoft – and of course Google – already have browser based productivity suites. As do many third parties.11:15:28 Fredric Paul: Tim Cook talking about how iPhone users do more with their phones than Android users do: readwrite.com11:16:00 Nick Statt:  Tim Cook throwing data points at Android.11:16:11 Fredric Paul: Cook says iPhone users SHOP more than Android users do.11:16:40 Fredric Paul: Cook notes JD Powers says iPhone ranks #1 in Customer Satisfaction: 9 times in a row.11:16:47 David Hamilton: Cook: Everyone loves them some iPhones.11:17:20 Fredric Paul: Cook: lots more satisfied users, too.11:17:48 David Hamilton: Cook: 93% of the installed base is on iOS 6, and 6% is iOS 5.11:18:25 Fredric Paul: Cook: lots of Android users still on older versions – bad for users, bad for developers11:18:28 David Hamilton: Versus Android: 33% on Jelly Bean, 26% on ICS, and 37% Gingerbread.11:18:49 David Hamilton: The Apple stream is down here at RW HQ.11:19:23 David Hamilton: Tons of users may have just crashed the stream as Cook started talking about iOS.11:20:07 Owen Thomas: Jony Ive is talking very slowly, which means what he’s saying is profound. #wwdc11:20:14 David Hamilton: And we’re back. Jony Ive is talking about true simplicity in design, in a video.11:20:32 Fredric Paul: Film of Jony Ive talking about iOS7 and Apple’s simplicity and design goals.11:20:56 Fredric Paul: It’s… flat!11:21:08 David Hamilton: The world is flat.11:21:21 David Hamilton: But it has a whole new palette of colors. And distinct, functional layers.11:21:27 Fredric Paul: Thomas Friedman must be thrilled.11:21:28 Owen Thomas: In iOS 7, even the Photos app icon has been simplified—the idea of a flower rather than an actual flower. #wwdc11:21:31 Dan Rowinski: That is why Jony Ive is a knight. That new iOS design looks pretty slick.11:21:33 David Hamilton: Plus the use of translucency.11:21:56 Nick Statt:  The big reveal of iOS 7.11:23:08 Owen Thomas: Looks like the iPhone Camera app got a little bit of Instagram—square photos. #wwdc11:23:29 Fredric Paul: “Drives the parallax” ? What does that mean?11:24:09 Owen Thomas: Someone in the audience shouted “We love you” at Tim Cook. #wwdc11:24:55 Nick Statt:  Another look at the home screen icons.11:25:01 Owen Thomas: So all these iOS 7 features didn’t leak? Basically, Apple is more secure than the NSA. #wwdc11:25:20 David Hamilton: Federighi is back to demo iOS 7.11:26:03 David Hamilton: Ah, parallax = a view that shifts around as you move your phone.11:26:28 David Hamilton: Federighi: “You can see behind the icons.”11:26:38 Owen Thomas: Aaaand two more skeuomorphism digs by Craig Federighi. “We ran out of green felt … and wood.” #wwdc11:27:25 David Hamilton: There is a lot of subtle dissing of Jobs’ design philosophy going on here, it seems.11:27:36 Dan Rowinski: Hey, animated background for iOS 7! I wonder where they got that idea.11:27:48 Owen Thomas: In Big Thunder, it is always thundering. #wwdc11:28:07 Owen Thomas: David, subtle? I detect no subtlety.11:28:29 David Hamilton: Every app has been redesigned.11:29:07 David Hamilton: In calendar, you can swipe between days.11:29:07 Owen Thomas: Woz looks sleepy. #wwdc11:29:40 David Hamilton: In weather, you can pinch to get a look at all your cities.11:29:45 Owen Thomas: iOS Mail looks like … @mailbox. #wwdc11:30:39 David Hamilton: And a “back” gesture! Swipe from the left hand side, go “back” in an app.11:31:00 David Hamilton: Federighi: Like getting a brand-new phone, one you already know how to use.11:31:37 Owen Thomas: iOS Control Center is a pretty obvious copy of an Android feature. Except you swipe up rather than down! #wwdc11:31:43 David Hamilton: With 10 new features. Starting with Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom of the device, and there are the options you want. Even the lock screen.11:32:34 David Hamilton: Multitasking comes to all apps, not just the few.11:32:39 Owen Thomas: Sir Jony is pleased. #wwdc11:33:06 Nick Statt:  A shot of the new iOS 7 control center for easy access to settings.11:34:47 David Hamilton: There’s a lot more going on with multitasked apps, including “intelligent scheduling,” “opportunistic updates,” adaptations to network conditions, “coalesced updates,” and “push triggers.”11:35:29 David Hamilton: Safari: A great new interface for your tabs, a new fullscreen look, and a smart search bar.11:36:03 David Hamilton: New Safari looks a lot more like an app than a browser.11:37:00 David Hamilton: Safari grabs links from social-sharing sites to the reading list.11:37:18 David Hamilton: Tabs: No longer limited to just 8. Swipe in and out.11:38:32 Dan Rowinski: I can’t help but feel that a lot of iOS 7 is inspired by … what? Android. Multi-tasking, control center, swipe back, the tabs in mobile Safari. Did Apple get a Jelly Bean stuck in its iOS machine?11:38:42 David Hamilton: Multitasking: Double click on home button, swipe across running apps.11:39:35 David Hamilton: AirDrop: “Easiest way to share with those around you.” Bring up a “share sheet” and share with friends around you. They accept it, taken right into the app.11:39:48 David Hamilton: Federighi: “No need to wander around the room, bumping your phone.”11:41:09 David Hamilton: Camera: Now four cameras in one. Live filters. Square camera for Instagramming.11:42:03 David Hamilton: Photos automatically organizes photos.11:42:19 David Hamilton: All handled via geotagging.11:42:23 Dan Rowinski: The Apple iOS Developer Center website is down for “maintenance” — devimages.apple.com11:42:45 Fredric Paul: How do Apple’s photo improvements compared to what Google debuted at I/O last month?11:42:52 David Hamilton: Zoom out to the year level, look at your entire photo collection. Of course, each photo is about one pixel large at that point.11:43:27 Nick Statt:  Photo organization by as wide a timespan as year-by-year.11:44:16 Dan Rowinski: OK, so tell me … what exactly is original here in iOS 7? I am not sure I see anything really ground breaking here. But, hey, it sure looks pretty.11:44:16 David Hamilton: And you can share your iCloud photo stream with others.11:44:41 David Hamilton: @Dan I’m starting to suspect that’s the point.11:45:13 David Hamilton: Eddy Cue is here to talk about Siri.11:45:28 David Hamilton: Who has a new interface.11:45:45 David Hamilton: Siri has a new voice and a male voice.11:46:23 David Hamilton: Cue claims that Siri is getting smarter.11:47:14 David Hamilton: I.e., “Play my last voicemail,” or “increase brightness.”11:47:34 David Hamilton: New features for iOS 7 in the car.11:48:11 David Hamilton: It’s a new iOS 7 interface for the car, though it doesn’t seem to be clear how it’s provided, or by whom, or when.11:48:47 Owen Thomas: Ferrari board member Eddy Cue unveils iOS in the Car! #wwdc11:49:15 David Hamilton: Maps, music playback, iMessages — all “eyes free,” Cue says.11:50:43 David Hamilton: Lots of car makers introducing this feature in 2014. Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevrolet, Hyundai, etc.11:50:55 Owen Thomas: Not iRadio: ITunes Radio. #wwdc11:51:11 David Hamilton: App Store will update your apps automatically.11:51:34 Fredric Paul: Problem with car integrations is that it takes a long time to build up a significant installed base. People keep cars for a long time.11:51:42 Owen Thomas: Is Twitter Music powering iTunes Radio? (Maybe people will actually use Twitter Music then.) #wwdc11:51:49 David Hamilton: Cue unveils iTunes Radio. Right in the Music app.11:52:06 Fredric Paul: Automatic App Updates! John McCain will be thrilled!11:52:19 David Hamilton: Featured stations, kind of like Pandora. You can share these with friends. Or create your own.11:52:57 Owen Thomas: Just sayin’: WWDC soundtracks are way better in the post-Jobs era. #wwdc11:52:59 David Hamilton: You can buy tracks you like as you hear them on the radio.11:53:08 Nick Statt:  A look at iTunes Radio.11:53:10 Dan Rowinski: So much for this being a fairly short keynote. Pushing towards two hours now.11:54:02 David Hamilton: Cue plays Zeppelin, and then a station built on that song (next up: “Gimme Shelter” by the Stones).11:54:22 David Hamilton: iTunes Radio is free with ads, and if you have iTunes Match, it’s completely free.11:54:34 David Hamilton: Starting in the U.S., adding other countries over time.11:55:23 David Hamilton: Apparently this will be the first streaming service that features Led Zeppelin, should that be important to you.11:56:10 Owen Thomas: Big China push for Apple—Tencent Weibo integration and a bilingual dictionary. #wwdc11:56:21 David Hamilton: Federighi: “Activation Lock”11:57:03 Dan Rowinski: Activation Lock: Apple going to address the iPhone stealing epidemic. Authentication through iCloud.11:57:06 David Hamilton: If a thief tries to deactivate Find My iPhone or wipe the device, he won’t be able to reactivate it.11:57:23 Nick Statt:  iOS 7 recap feature cloud.11:57:31 David Hamilton: iOS 7 available to developers in beta on the iPhone today.11:57:41 Dan Rowinski: Oh dear, 1,500 new SDKs in iOS 7. I’m sorry, my dev friends, that is a lot to deal with. I will comb through those eventually to see what is useful to you.11:57:43 Fredric Paul: Brian Hall should like the new activation lock: readwrite.com11:58:03 David Hamilton: Betas for iPad in coming weeks. Generally available for everyone else in the fall.11:58:11 Didier: Did he just say Siri will be using Bing for search…interesting11:58:35 David Hamilton: Cook is now wrapping up, sounds like.11:59:15 Fredric Paul: One more thing?11:59:30 Nick Statt: One more thing…maybe?11:59:48 David Hamilton: Cook: “We are incredibly proud of all of these products. I’d like to thank everyone at Apple who worked so hard to create them.”12:02:30 Fredric Paul: Well, lotsa good stuff, but no big surprises.12:02:37 Dan Rowinski: And it is over. Not bad. Straight two hours.12:02:40 David Hamilton: And that’s a wrap.12:02:48 David Hamilton: So, everyone — what did you think?12:04:34 Dan Rowinski: Also to note — No Apple TV mention at all during the keynote.12:04:35 Fredric Paul: What, no rambling hour-long Q&A from the founder? Oh, right, that was Google I/O.12:04:58 Fredric Paul: No iWatch either.12:05:17 Brittany Deacon: any word about a new iphone?12:05:57 David Hamilton: @Brittany Nope, nary a hint of the next iPhone so far.12:06:04 Fredric Paul: That fitbit flex is starting to look mighty sweet… readwrite.com12:07:21 Brittany Deacon: it makes me wonder if they’re skipping the touted “s” half step and going straight to the 6…or who knows, maybe the names of chinese cities 🙂12:07:23 Inge Larsson: Nothing about a new MacBook Pro?12:08:31 David Hamilton: @Inge Nope. We got new MacBook Airs and the preview of the Mac Pro, but nothing more.12:15:27 David Hamilton: Folks, we’re going to close up shop here. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to look out for future ReadWrite live coverage of big events.center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts readwritelast_img read more