The Share-the-Passions Edition Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Meet 3 Winners Of The WWDC23 Swift Student Challenge, by Apple

Their app playgrounds represent more than 30 countries and regions, and cover topics as varied as healthcare, sports, entertainment, and the environment. But there is one thing all of the winners have in common: They are using coding to share their passions with the world. For first-time winners Asmi Jain, Yemi Agesin, and Marta Michelle Caliendo, coding is an opportunity not only to forge a unique career path, but also to help others along the way.

Apple Hypes Up WWDC For Developers With Reality Pro Headset Hint: 'Code New Worlds', by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac

We’re less than a week away of WWDC 2023 and Apple continues to drop not-so-subtle hints at the impending debut of the Reality Pro headset. In a new blog post on the Apple Developer website, Apple teases the upcoming event and invites developers to tune in and learn how to “code new worlds.”

App Store Connect Hints At xrOS As Name Of Apple's Headset Software, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Just days ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to unveil its long-rumored AR/VR headset, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has managed to trick App Store Connect into showing the headset’s rumored “xrOS” operating system name.

Apple's WWDC 2023 Animated 'AR Experience' Now Live, by Hartley Charlton, MacRumors

Apple’s imagery for WWDC 2023 has a bubble-like theme that emphasizes the colors of iridescent thin film interference. The AR experience shows an Apple logo-shaped bubble that animates clockwise with the date of June 5, 2023 in the center.


Apple Releases Apple Music Classical For Android Before iPad Or Mac Apps, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

After buying Primephonic in 2021, Apple premiered Apple Music Classical on iPhone at the end of March. Starting today, Android users with an Apple Music subscription can also tune in to the classics.

This Mac Keyboard App Is Great For Users Who Speak More Than One Language, by Pranay Parab, Lifehacker

If you type in Spanish in iMessage, Portuguese in WhatsApp, and English in Slack on your Mac, you’re probably annoyed by the effort it takes to keep switching keyboards. Input Source Pro wants to solve that problem. The app automatically changes the input method depending on which website or app is open, and you can even set up custom shortcuts to switch to a different keyboard.

Going To WWDC? Meet Up With Other Developers Through Flighty's Tracking Tool, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Developer Ryan Jones today announced the launch of a useful flight tracking tool for those who are attending, which is available through the Flighty flight tracking app. WWDC attendees can add their flights to the Flighty WWDC 2023 website to see other developers who will be flying in from the same airports and who may be on the same flights.

Roulette Is A New Way To Surf Your Favorite Parts Of The Web On iPhone, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Launching today as a version 0.1 (seriously), Web Roulette is an iPhone app primarily for jumping between your favorite sites – channel surfing style.

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It sure looks like a done deal that Apple will be announcing the VR/AR/xR headset/goggle/glasses next week at WWDC. However, I am guessing there will be some surprises in store for everyone this coming Monday. Remember when we were so sure, on the eve of iPad's debut, that it will be a Mac tablet with a four-digit price tag?


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