Apple WWDC Announcements
You can learn more about the new Mac hardware here. My favorite announcement (as a non-Apple user): easily using your iPhone as a webcam. That would be very cool if Pixels and Chromebooks could work together that way.
will caption audio live on FaceTime, videoconferencing, streaming media content, or phone call.
There are two new Google Lens-like features. Live Text
translates text live from the camera. Visual Look Up le
ts you tap and hold on the subject of a photo, then lift it from the background to place in other apps. It recognizes people, dogs, birds, insects and statues.
detects missing attachments and has improved Search.
Messages on the Mac
can undo or edit recently sent messages, mark as unread and when sharing a file choose to send the file or collaborate.
lets you multitask on your iPad with overlapping windows of different sizes.
are designed to replace passwords. They use biometric verification and sync across Apple devices with end-to-end encryption. They also work across apps and the web, so you can sign in on non-Apple devices with your iPhone.
New privacy tool called “Safety Check
” quickly removes all access granted to others, signs out of iCloud on all devices, and limits messaging to just the device you are using.
YouTube and Video
June 16 is YouTube’s Beauty Festival
, featuring many “beauty” (makeup) creators and shoppable videos. Everyone can create #WrittenInGlossie
r eyeliner challenger Shorts to create their own shoppable videos (but no, you don’t get a cut of the sales). Learn more
. And if you are a beauty creator, be sure to watch this Creator Insider video
featuring a content strategist reviewing up and coming beauty trends.
If you have a Pixel 5 phone (or higher) you can use the new Pocket Operator app
to “shoot video content and turn it into fun music and video cut-ups.” Mix sounds, visual effects and beats to make a unique video.
with ChromeOS M103 have a new screencast app
that lets you record a video of your screen along with a video of you. Plus it has some basic editing tools. (I can hardly wait to try this out!)
Google Photos Real Tone Filters
are now live on the web, Android and iOS apps. The filters are designed to work well across skin tones.
Conferencing & Communication
At Google’s Anywhere School
event, they talked about new features coming to Google Meet
that will be helpful for education, including transcription of Meet calls directly into a Google Doc and livestreaming public events to YouTube.
Direct Guest Join i
s a new feature that lets Zoom Rooms call into Microsoft Teams Meetings, and vice versa, without any additional expenses.
shared a research study on how their “Want to review this before Tweeting?” prompts work. Andrew Hutchinson at Social Media Today has an overview.
About 9% of people seeing this warning cancel their Tweet, and another 21% revise their Tweet to either be less offensive or at least not more offensive.
lets you see near real-time land cover data around the world. It can visualize events like snowstorms and volcanic eruptions, as well as changes due to climate change or urban development. More information