Don't have 2.5 hours to sit and watch the latest keynote from Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco? Thought so. Here's what you need to know:
1. Improved OSX: The Mac's newly updated operating system offers support that improves your everyday experience in subtle, yet foundational ways. Highlights include: multitasking using intuitive, split screen technology; ability to mute pesky automatic sounds in Safari with a click; and the new system-wide font, San Francisco, which improves readability and further defines the aesthetic of the brand.
2. Smarter iOS: The updated mobile device operating system is calibrated to fit our primarily mobile lifestyle. True multi-tasking is made possible with fully responsive, split screen apps. Information is further streamlined with the new individually curated News app [I'm most excited about reading blogs on this bad boy]. And finally, your new best friend Siri has gotten even smarter with her ability to pull information from inside your apps. And that's only to name a few.
3. Useful Apple Watch: Apple responds to it's newest device's demand by making it's most personal device yet work even smoother. Apps will run faster because they will now be able to run independently on the watch, no longer having to tether from your iPhone. Other highlights include: the ability to use your own images for watch face wallpaper, third-party apps are now available directly on the watch face, and when docked for the night, the watch can easily be converted to a traditional alarm clock.
4. Look out, Spotify: Apple has finally introduced their streaming music service. For only $10 a month [first 3 months are free!] members can access music on-demand and explore a new array of content available from their favorite artists exclusively through Apple music. Android lover? Good news, it's for you too!
5. Your privacy is key: Apple's commitment to keeping your privacy private was today's theme. Not only do they not keep your data, they don't want it. Unlike other services [aka Google, Facebook, etc] Apple does not know who is searching what, when and where. This means you choose what you want the world to know.
Though there will be no new product hitting shelves weeks from now, the accessibility of this new technology will be available for you and I on all of our devices with a click of an update.
Public service announcement: Always update your devices. All the cool kids do it, yo.