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Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.Note: Shownotes are complete!

Chapters/Timestamps/Stuff mentioned:

  • 00:00:00 Mac Geek Gab 821 for Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • 00:01:28 Watch on your Apple TV (or YouTube)
  • WWDC2020
    • 00:04:38 macOS 11 Big Sur
      • Supported Macs
      • Functional/User-interface changes
        • New fonts, colors, stylings (briefly, anyway). New modal sheet view
        • Control Center/menu bar. Sys Pref > Dock & Menu Bar > Control Center
        • Menu bar has more space/padding, but many things can be moved to control center
        • Wi-Fi Menu
        • Sys Pref > Battery
      • 00:16:58 Messages
        • Nice to have it in sync with (new) iOS 14 version
      • 00:17:54 Mail
        • “Classic” view still works, same as with Catalina
        • BS brings back actual columns in Classic view!
      • 00:21:19 Maps
      • 00:22:29 New sounds everywhere
        • Screenshots, Mail, you name it (including the reboot sound!)
        • New sound on 16” MacBook Pro
      • Safari
        • Language Translation
        • Redesigned tabs
      • 00:32:42 Overall stability
    • 00:35:22 WWDC Sponsor: iMazing Configurator
    • 00:37:03 Apple Silicon
      • 00:44:36 Universal 2
      • 00:46:45 Rosetta 2
        • “Ahead of time” translation and Apple’s “Translation Cache”
        • Kernel Extensions Cannot Be Translated
      • 00:50:59 iOS Apps on macOS
        • They get a menu bar…  complete with a “Quit” option!
      • Apple Silicon Branding!
      • 00:53:37 Virtualization – Vs Emulation! and Bootcamp
      • 00:59:13 Would you advise buying an intel Mac today? Or wait 18 months for AS?
      • What’s the future of the Mac now that iPads run the same chips?
    • 01:06:33 iOS 14/iPadOS 14
    • 01:16:36 MGG 821 Outtro
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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton co-founded both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and he is producer and co-host of TMO’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry since the early 1990s, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. He has worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board Systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year. Dave's reachable for paid consulting at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ here, too.

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