iCloud! iOS! iOhMy! Liveblogging Apple's WWDC 2011

Will there still be big news to be had?

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1:49: Notifications appear on the lock screen too -- just swipe across each individual notification to access it. Slick!

1:47: Now you just swipe your finger down from the top menu to get your notifications in one place, the Notifications Center. The crowd goes wild! Searches and notifications: the way to the heart of any Mac dork.

1:46: And now new features in iOS 5. Notifications! Crowd goes wild for notifications! You don't want to be interrupted by them, right?

1:42: Also bragging on the number of books and songs and videos sold through the various Apple online sales channels, which isn't just an iOS thing, but it's pretty telling that they're pitching that as part of the iOS experience/ecosystem.

1:41: And now we move on to iOS. Start with the usual numbers boasting -- 200 million devices sold, etc., blah blah.

1:37: Lion will only cost $29.99, will only weigh in at 4 GB, and will only be available from the Mac App Store! Holy cow. And will be available next month!

1:37: There will also be a Windows migration assistant, which seems like a smart idea. I've always thought the Mac migration assistant is one of the best features OS X has. I haven't started with a fresh OS X install since I bought my G4 tower and the OS X public beta in 2000.

1:36: You can, for instance, search on a name, a subject line, and a month. I admit I will not grumble about that.

1:31: And a revamped Mail UI. Since Mail is the app I spend the most time in outside the Web browser, and I hate change, this should cause me a full week of grumbling. Supposedly better searching, at least, which apparently generated a big wave of applause? Everyone likes searching!

1:31: Next up: Airdrop, yet another attempt to slay sneakernet. Autodiscovery of other computers running it, easy file transfer. This has been promised a lot by a lot of different networking protocols, so we'll have to Wait and See. Security implications should be interesting.

1:29: You can copy and paste between versions, which, whoah.

1:24: Ooh, here's something useful: Resume, Versions, Auto-Save. State of applications is saved and restored upon each close/open. You can browse through previous versions of all documents through a Time Machine-like interface. All throughout the system, everywhere. Versioning apparently based on diffs so that it doesn't take up insane amounts of disk space.

1:21: Now demonstrating LaunchPad, a previously revealed way to make all your apps appear on-screen (via a pinch gensture) in an iOS-style grid, which should be great for people who like hunting through dozens of tiny icons to find what they want.

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