Vector 43: WWDC 2014 vs. Android

Vector 43: WWDC 2014 vs. Android

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Christina Warren, senior tech analyst of Mashable, joins Rene to talk about Apple's just-completed WWDC 2014, including iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, developer features, Sherlocking, how they compare to Android, and what we want to see from Google IO.

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Vector 43: WWDC 2014 vs. Android


Wow someone said jobs was wrong, usually people in the apple world just agreed with whatever he said or done with Apple while he was alive. Anyways very good listen, not sure who the guest is but she was very good to listen too, not once did I think she sounded biased.
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It is funny that apple gets praised for copying but when someone else. Say Samsung do it, they get called out, people say they should get sued etc

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I don't think that is inherently true. Some people, sure. Fact is, we are at a certain level of maturity in the smartphone OS market. This is the time when each OS should be looking. At what the other platforms are doing and find their own solution to their deficiencies.

Plus, 7 years in is a big difference then in the early stages. ;)

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Copying good features can be good for users. Copying arbitrary design elements like a yellow flower meaning a photos app is just kinda lame. (It doesn't push things forward.)

In other words, copying to be better is good for us, copying to be lazy is bad for us. I don't care about Apple or Samsung, I only care about us.

Arguably, copying icons is better for us since it keeps the device interfaces familiar enough to switch platforms without having to re-learn everything.

My point is that deciding which copying is better for us is subjective and may change from person to person.

But don't you think that's hypocritical to say copying X is OK but copying Y isn't. In my books copying is copying. Copying a Icon isn't lazy, if it had a different picture it wouldn't be pushing anything forward really. I'm just of one that doesn't agree with the thinking of you can't copy us but we can copy you.

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Copying slide down for a notification...good.

Copying the basic functions and exact look of predictive text above a keyboard...good.

Copying the concept of sliding a finger to unlock...the basis for a billion dollar lawsuit.

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Copying a good or bad it`s still the same. And that` what Apple did in here.
But competition is good for everyone, not suing each other instead making better products.
Apple good in one thing just suing other. All what they came out of the WWDC 2014 is, two years old software GOOD LUCK TO THEIR USERS.

That's the most annoying thing, forgot whether it's good or bad for customers but apple sue over small things like slide to unlock, icons and hyperlinks etc yet they see no hypocrisy in copying full blown ideas by others. I don't understand how you can complain about copying and then be OK with doing it yourself. It's like me saying it's like me having a go at someone for smoking only for me to go smoke myself. I just don't like that mentality.
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Because third party keyboards on Android harvest everything you type and do god knows what with it, while Apple took their time to ensure third party keyboards could do nothing of the kind without the user's explicit permission.

Great episode. I did have to double check my podcast app to see if it wasn't at 3x speed. Christina has a whole lot to say. ;-)

I was just going to say the same thing. :) There was a point where I seriously thought maybe the podcast had been sped up to cram into a shorter time. Great discussion/content though. Thanks.