Apple Music

Today is the first official day of Apple Music for the public. So I’m that interested in both music and tech just had to update my iOS devices to iOS 8.4 so I could access Apple Music.

So I’m trying it out and so far have I found what I’m looking for when it comes to different artist. The design looks very good in one way and not good in another way. So far I’m not sure if I will leave Spotify for this but it’s the first day and I expect that improvement will come within the next couple of months. 

What makes me most irritated right now is the the playlists not sync between different units. But hope it will work soon. The range of available music is good. Looking forward to try it for the next three months for free as Apple let you do in order to convince you to use it.

  

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Apple WWDC 2015

Yesterday where a Apple Event, if you’re interested in tech I don’t think you’ve missed it. I saw the event and re-watched some of it today to catch up on a few things that I missed. So what are my thoughts on the event? In general I think it started of good but then I think it went less good.

OSX El Capitan

The new OS will mainly give a bump up the speed and performance of the OS and this seam like the main feature of the new OS. This where also quite expected. Otherwise the best feature accordig to me is the new features on how you can slipt a screen between to windows in the same way as you can on Microsoft Windows which is a feature I’ve been missing the the Mac for quite some time now. More than that I don’t think there where any big news for OSX.

iOS9

Gets similar updates as OSX with increased performance and battery saving along with a split scree function for the iPad as it has been rumors about for almost a year now. However this was not the most impressive thing we saw during this event. There will be a proactive and improved Siri that provides you with information when you need it and that predict your behavior with your device as Google Now does today. This is a feature I really looking forward to try and are very curios at. I’ve tried Google Now on my iPhone and even on iPhone it work okay and I like the concept which I think is a part of the next generations technology for personal devices.

There will also come a new app called News which is a app very similar to Flipboard that looks great and that I’m looking forward t try as well.

They also presented the new music streaming service Apple Music that is like Spotify that didn’t impress me very much but I will most likely try it. Especially since it’s free the first three months.

This where my first summary of the event. Will probably have more thougts on it later on.

By the way all this will be released in the fall.

Pre-Apple Event thoughts

Later today it’s time for Apple to have their WWDC 2015 Apple event. I will of cours follow it as usually and find that kind of things entertaining. Until a few days ago I had high hopes of a new Apple TV with new functionality but the last couple of days rumor indicate that news like that not will happen this time. But I still hope something will happen with the Apple TV maybe a new OS that ha been developed with apps had been nice to see. Except that I think there will be a new OS X and a new iOS version. Rumors say that both OS will focus at performence and tat this might make older devices work better with the new OS updates. Then they will probably show us HomeKit which is Apples view of how we can control our homes with Apple device and this I except an Apple TV what I will be mostly curious about.

The. We will probable see a music steaming service that will compete with Spotify which so far isn’t something I’m that excited about and maybe some new information of the Apple watch.

Looking forward to the event and will keep you posted.

Trying New OS X Photos

Last night I finally got some time to play around a little bit with the new Photos application in OS X on my MacBook Pro. I just scratched the surface of it because that’s all the time I got with it in 30 minutes. A lot of possibilities is what I can see but wheren’t very impressed with the auto functions.

However the design of the applications is as always very beautiful and almost perfect even of this leads to some getting used to when looking for different functions that are a bit more advanced.

But are very positive to it in general.

Downloading OS X Yosemite

Tried to update to the new operating system for Mac already after the keynote but some how it always seam to be ready for download first the morning after in the Swedish AppStore. So friday morning before I went to work I started to download OS X Yosemite on my Mac.

So when I got home the new operating system where done and as soon as I got to the cottage I started to install it.

So after I repaired the road to the cottage I spent some time in Yosemite and it looks great. The new style of it is beautiful and looks great. However have I not got the time to try all functions but is far I’m very pleased with the new OS X.

I get back to you when I’ve tried it out some more.

Apple and packing

I now I’ve teased about it here in the blog. I will go to Sweden over the weekend to relax at G’s cottage in Dalsland. Looking forward to that so today when I get home from work I will be packing my bags. Will be nice to have a little getaway over the weekend and we will have thanksgiving dinner with her family and that’s always a great dinner.

Looking forward to this. Will also try to catch the apple event and keep you posted about this. Really hope the release OS X Yosemite. Otherwise I’m a bit less excited about the event then I usually are. But hope they exceed my expectations.

New Apple event

Next week there will be a new Apple event at their headquarter in California. From what I’ve heard will there be a new iPad and OS X Yosemite will be released and new macs. The date is 16 October.

The iPad is now big thing for me right now I mean I already got two of them that I use frequently so it’s not that likely that I will buy a new one. But I will upgrade to OS X Yosemite that’s almost certain. Really hope the announcer on the 16th.

I will keep you posted.