Going back decades now, every major Apple OS update usually contains some features, let say inspired, by third party developers. A bullet on a feature list can spell doom for someone's pride and joy, but typically they live on, at least until their install base dwindles down.
The phenomenon has been dub'd Sherlocked, a reference to when Apple introduced a searching feature in OS X called Sherlock. It basically duplicated a third party utility from Karelia Software called Watson. Apple basically even copied the name.
For iOS there have been ample inspiration from the jailbreak community, which is much lower profile than OS X, but also app developers.
Macworld has a list of nine such new features out of this week's WWDC. Check it out, although it's an annoying slide show.
- OS X Yosemite allows screen sharing over iMessage
- Final Cut Pro suite gets minor updates
- Visual history of Apple designs
- Evernote Webclipper for Safari get big update
- Podcast: Looftlighter, Sapphire Glass, Robin Williams, Google Customer Service, plus more
- Apple mission statement on its culture of diversity
- A look at Apple University
- iPhone 6 prank
- Podcast: iPhone announcement date, traffic school, Apple-Samsung lawsuit, plus more
- iPhone event reportedly set for September 9th
- Apple, Samsung work towards burying the patent hatchet
- OWC adds software RAID option for ThunderBay external storage
- The Verge: Comcast’s internal customer retention guide
- Lightning dockStubz connector helps solve problem of docking with a case
- iPassword offering extension for third party iOS 8 apps
- MacBook Pro lineup gets Haswell CPU bump, more memory
- Podcast: Walkie-talkies, iOS 8 betas, CES and much more
- FLIR One Thermal iPhone case goes on pre-order
- New MacBook Air stickers ad
- A detailed look at Yosemite and iOS 8 Continuity features
- Maroon 5, Pharrel Williams, Beck headline iTunes Festival
- Comcast vs Ryan Block
- Apple launches Swift developer blog
- LEGO Fusion looks pretty neat
- Tim Cook’s leadership and innovation
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