We’re no fancy Ivy League grads here at Mornings with Carson Daly, so from time to time, we ask some pretty stupid questions.
But we figure we can’t be the only ones who have no idea what’s going on in the tech world, so that’s why Carson calls up his TODAY show buddy Mario Armstrong to get the 411 on the latest gadgets and geek chic lingo.
Apple held its Worldwide Developers Conference this past Monday and announced some major updates for its iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
“They didn’t launch anything huge, like a new phone or anything like that. It was more about the software,” Armstrong explained.
This fall, Apple will release new operating systems for both its mobile devices and computers.
“For example, I know you take a lot of photos on your phone,” Mario told Carson. “But now with the new operating system, when you take a picture on your phone, it’ll be available on all your Apple devices, so you don’t have to have to worry about syncing things up.”
You can already do this on iCloud’s Photo Stream, but you’re bound to a 1,000-picture limit.
“The other thing that’s new is the Family Sharing feature. It’s pretty cool because you buy your app or you buy a song or you buy a movie and when you make that one purchase, you can now share that to like six family members.”
Another family-friend feature? Kids can now digitally ask their parents for permission to download apps. That means no more surprise charges on your credit cards!
Apple’s also launching a HealthKit control center where you can track your calories, blood pressure, and other medical data, but Carson’s not so keen about this new feature.
“We all know we need to be healthier. I don’t need Apple to shove it down my throat every time I look at my phone!” Carson laughed. “I’m my own worst enemy. I don’t need Siri screaming at me too.”
Carson also had some non-Apple related questions for Mario, including the best bang-for-your-buck home speakers and the mystery behind buying fake Twitter followers. Listen to the rest of their chat below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles