Monday, June 02, 2014, 02:07 pm PT (05:07 pm ET)
Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote video now streaming as OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 betas seededFollowing one of the most jam packed WWDC keynotes in recent memory, Apple has made the two-hour long presentation available on its website and issued developer preview versions of OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.
As expected, Apple debuted its latest OS X version, dubbed "Yosemite," the newest iteration of iOS 8 and a few surprises during this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. A streaming version of the presentation is now available through the company's events website.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite further merges the design language set forth in iOS 7 into Apple's desktop operating system, with a substantially flat user interface, copious use of transparencies and simple, yet colorful, iconography. Multiple new additions to the OS include a more powerful Spotlight, "dark mode" and an enhanced Notification Center.
Perhaps most exciting is a new function called Continuity, which enables iOS devices to share data and other information seamlessly.
Cross-platform utilityiCloud Drive which promises to incorporate Box-like document storage and editing, is also new for 2014.
As for iOS 8, Apple piled on a slew of new features like the QuickType keyboard, expanded spotlight searches, additional Siri features and a more intuitive Notification Center. Also for iOS, Apple introduced a HealthKit and the corresponding Health app to aggregate activity and health-related data in a single repository.
HomeKit made its debut to connect the Internet of Things via Apple's mobile devices, while Touch ID was opened up to third party developers.
Finally, Apple introduced a completely new coding language in Swift, which can be integrated with existing coding languages with minimal effort.
Developers can download preview beta versions of both OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 via Apple's Developer Portal now.
With a runtime of two hours and ten minutes, the 2014 WWDC keynote is crammed full of new features coming to OS X and iOS later this year.
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