This week Apple held their March 2019 keynote in California at the Steve Jobs Theatre. They held a services based conference this time and announced many new products that are upcoming this year. I have kept this blog post quite concise by publishing my notes that I took whilst watch the keynote so I hope they're quite easy to skim through and you find them useful.
So I know I said I wasn't going to post about Apple for a while after five blog posts in September/October! How could I not speak about the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and other announcements from their October Special Event in New York. I usually watch keynote presentations live (as they're usually 10am California time which is 6pm in the U.K.) however this one was 10am New York time, which at the moment is only 2pm in the U.K. (our clocks have changed back an hour before the USA's have). Nevertheless I watched it as soon as I got home from work. I am trying something different this week by posting my notes taken during the presentation! These are copied straight from my Notes app and I'll add comments underneath speaking about each point made. Hope you enjoy reading!
So I have had my Apple Watch Series 4 for three weeks now and wanted to review it for my blog. I have posted a lot about Apple recently from the Special Event to iOS 12 and product reviews of the iPhone XS Max and now the Apple Watch Series 4. I promise that'll be it for a while as I'm all Apple'd out!
Unfortunately my MacBook Pro from Early 2011 is no longer upgradeable with Apple's new macOS releases. I am currently running macOS High Sierra but I have had the chance to use macOS Mojave in work on the iMac so can still post a quick review on it! I'll be covering a few of the features I use/like most in this post.
The iPhone XS and XS Max came out last Friday (21st September) and I upgraded my handset in Cardiff. I am on the iPhone Upgrade Program so pay a monthly fee to Barclays Partner Finance and basically lease the iPhone until a new one is released. I do this because I don't have to worry about selling the device after a year or two of use (which I used to do) and it is covered by AppleCare+ the entire time.
The much anticipated iOS 12 update was released this Monday and I wanted to write this blog post as a quick review and recap of what was in the update. I have only been using the software since Monday so I haven't used everything to it's full potential but I have a pretty good idea of how things work and what updates have been integrated.
The Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 keynote took place on Monday and Apple covered a lot! I've spoken about the key features here and focused on the ones that interested me most. David Attenborough narrated a video showing 'the developer' (depicted as a species) attending WWDC and it was brilliant. I was laughing throughout the video and it was really well produced. Apple usually features an opening clip before conferences nowadays and this has to be one of my favourites.
I have been watching a lot of tv shows lately on Netflix and that I've bought on iTunes. I don't tend to watch live television anymore or use a satellite service... Instead I stream via services such as Netflix, Now TV, Prime Video and iTunes. I own quite a lot of content through my iTunes purchases over the years and I occasionally buy an iTunes Pass to see the latest series after they air on TV. There will be no spoilers in this blog post either - just my opinions on the programs and an overview about what the show is about!