The Sheer-Volume Edition Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Apple Developer App Updated With Lab Signups, Pavilions, And More Ahead Of Virtual WWDC 2021, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

Apple writes in the release notes for today’s update that the Apple Developer app now supports signing up for WWDC 2021 labs directly within the app, as well as exploring other digital offerings for the conference. There are also new stickers for WWDC 21.

How To Sign Up For The New WWDC Digital Lounges, 1-on-1 Labs, More, by Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac

Apple opened registration for the Digital Lounges today with four categories: accessibility, developer tools, machine learning, and SwiftUI.

Apple Design Award Finalists Announced, by John Voorhees, MacStories

For the first time, Apple has announced the finalists in the running for its annual Apple Design Awards. The awards ceremony revealing the winners will be held during WWDC at 2:00 pm Pacific on June 10th.

The iOS Developer’s Guide To WWDC 2021, by Donny Wals

For a whole week, Apple releases dozens of sessions on different topics, and we all scramble to watch them as soon as possible to make sure we're all up to date with whatever the latest and greatest is. As a newcomer, or a person with a regular sleeping schedule, this can be quite intimidating.

So that's why I figured I'd put together a little guide to making the most out of WWDC without being completely overwhelmed and intimidated by the sheer volume of content that Apple is about to unleash on us all.

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Apple 'homeOS' Mentioned In Job Listing Ahead Of WWDC, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

Spotted by developer Javier Lacort, the Apple job listing for an Senior iOS Engineer in Apple Music explicitly mentions "homeOS" on two occasions, alongside Apple's other operating systems including iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.


Apple Updates iWork With New Linking Features, Schoolwork Integration, And More, by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

The updates bring new integration with Apple’s Schoolwork application, new shared spreadsheet features in Numbers, and more.

Apple Music Celebrating Pride With New Content Every Sunday In June, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple Music is celebrating Pride this year with a new space that's designed to highlight the LGBTQ+ community both in June and year-round. For Pride month, Apple plans to release new content each Sunday that focuses on Equality, Resilience and Community.

Today At Apple And The NMAAM Celebrate Black Music Month, by Michael Steeber, 9to5Mac

The Music Legacy Series recognizes Black Music Month, celebrated in June, as a time to explore the rich history of music, story, and culture. From June 8–15, you can attend virtual sessions with top songwriters and producers.

Apple TV App Comes To Android TV Devices, by William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Apple has announced that its Apple TV app is now available for Android TV OS, bringing Apple TV+ content to more devices.

'Money Shot' App Will Tell You When Conditions For A Photo Are Perfect, by David Crewe, PetaPixel

Money Shot is a new photography app available for iOS that is designed to help photographers land the perfect photo of specific places: Just set a notification based on a location and the app will monitor the weather and alert you when conditions are prime.

HomeRun 2 Launches As A New App With Home Screen Widgets, An In-App Grid System, And An Updated Watch Complication Editor, by John Voorhees, MacStories

With version 2, which is available for the iPhone and iPad and is out today, HomeRun adds all-new ways to access HomeKit scenes with in-app grids and Home Screen widgets, along with an updated Apple Watch complication editor. Although the initial setup process can be a bit laborious, investing some time in a setup on multiple devices pays off, allowing you to trigger scenes in many more ways than is possible with the Home app.


Judge Dismisses Charges Against Apple Security Chief In Gun-permit Probe, by Stephen Nellis, Reuters

Geffon said prosecutors erred in alleging that Moyer had any corrupt intent in offering to donate the iPads.

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Hmmmm... homeOS? Isn't that what's inside HomePod and HomePod mini, and whatever HomePod stuff that everyone 'knows' Apple is secretly perfecting in its lab?

(Is this a new fork, though?)

(Sweet Siri solution, or new App Store?)


WWDC topics I am interested in: MediaPlayer, MusicKit, SwiftUI.


Thanks for reading.