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Florence Ion
florenceion
I cover Android, the smart home, laptops, and mechanical keyboards for Gizmodo. You might've heard me on a podcast once.
6/07/21 2:11PM
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Who needs an instructor to make the playlist when Apple can do it for you? 

6/07/21 2:07PM
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“Apple does not have access to any of this information.” How is Google going to compete with this with Wear? Even after the FitBit acquisition? 

6/07/21 2:07PM
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I am honestly impressed with how Apple is positioning its Health app. This is going to get so many people onboard if they’re not already in the ecosystem. This could be a reason for people to switch to iOS for the Apple Watch: so they can take care of the people they love.

6/07/21 2:05PM
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Ahh, and there we go. Apple is going to make it easier to share your summary with a doctor. 

6/07/21 2:04PM
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Remember that all this helpful stuff announced for the Apple Watch is not a replacement for seeing a doctor. But this is a great way to aggregate data before heading into the appointment. 

6/07/21 2:03PM
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Apple has been leading the charge with health-aid wearables. This Walking Steadiness is going to help the Watch cater to the elderly.

6/07/21 1:52PM
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Apple announces App Privacy Report. This is something that’s been available in Google Play for a while, though Google is re-modeling a bit this fall with Android 12. Privacy is now an industry-wide push. 

6/07/21 1:51PM
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Privacy down to the Mail app on your iPhone. Apple is serious about solidifying its status as a privacy-first ecosystem. 

6/07/21 1:46PM
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QuickNote! Reminds me of Samsung Notes! That you would get if you were using a Note product or a Tab S with S-Pen.

6/07/21 1:42PM
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In all sincerity, this keynote is already better than Google’s. Because it’s not all theoretical. It’s full of demonstrations and a look at how features will work.

6/07/21 1:41PM
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Access to the app library is....the app drawer on Android? (I’m sorry, this is what happens when you let an Android person into an Apple live blog.) 

6/07/21 1:40PM
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“More room for widgets” = “So much room for activities” meme

6/07/21 1:40PM
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But I’m gonna tell you, as an Android user, this will not solve your problems. It will just make your Home screen more like a launchpad. That’s it. (Maybe.) 

6/07/21 1:38PM
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I want to know how much companies have to pay artists to use their songs in a keynote. Or does Apple have licensing because of Apple Music? 

6/07/21 1:36PM
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(I’m assuming its user-friendly because you don’t have to dig into a Settings panel, as per the Android user experience.) 

6/07/21 1:35PM
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Conversation Boost is a more user-friendly feature of something Google does on the backend in Android 11+ 

6/07/21 1:33PM
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The ability to follow you on transit is awesome. I have always missed a stop even with the help of Google Maps on the New York Subway. 

6/07/21 1:33PM
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The custom-designed landmarks look nice. But I wonder how Apple Maps will perform in real time with all those overlays. 

6/07/21 1:31PM
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Again, I can’t stress enough how high quality this production value is. It makes it an engaging keynote. The background music, too.