Apple's WWDC event took place yesterday, which honestly turned out to be one of the most boring Apple events post-pandemic. But there are a couple of interesting things that happened.

  

First, Apple has finally decided to bring FaceTime to Android and Windows. However, they aren't making a dedicated app for these platforms, instead FaceTime is going to be available on the web. So users can call in from Android devices and Windows PCs.

 

Apple is actually turning FaceTime into a bit more of a Zoom-like video calling service as it allows you to grab a link to a scheduled call so that you can share it with people in advance and join in at the right time.

  

What’s New, Apple's WWDC Event, FaceTime

Another interesting feature is the universal control. It lets you use Macs and iPads like they're one machine, you'll be able to bring an iPad next to your MacBook and simply drag your cursor over from your laptop to the tablet and you don't need any additional setup. It works seamlessly. This will let you do things like drag and drop files between the two machines or use your laptop's keyboard to type out Spotlight searches on the tablet. This way, you won't need to buy a separate keyboard case to get a physical mouse and keyboard for the iPad and like I've said transferring files is more seamless than ever.

  

But to summarise the rest of WWDC, Apple copied a bunch of things from Google. They introduced live text which basically is a copy of Google lens. Apple included AR features in Apple maps which again is already available on Google maps for a while now. 

on 6/8/21

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