TWiT News (Video)

Oct 13 2020 77 mins 15.3k

When tech news breaks, we cover it. On this podcast, you'll get the latest product announcements from all the tech giants, plus breaking tech news as it happens. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, Ant Pruitt, and other TWiT hosts on the TWiT News podcast. Episodes available at

News 358: Google Smart Home Virtual Summit - "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit
Jul 08 2020 41 mins  
"Hey Google" Smart Home Summit Google hosted this virtual smart home IoT conference for developers, their first after canceling Google I/O and other events. TWiT's Smart Tech Today hosts Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli gave color commentary. The event was not quite the professionally-produced affair that Apple and Microsoft gave us at their developer keynotes earlier this year - it seemed more like a hastily-arranged Zoom call. After a 15-minute delay, Vlad Serban, the Strategic Partner Development Manager for Scale at Google, started things off. Phillip Klimke, the Strategic Partner Development Manager for Security at Google, discussed security. Tasnoba Nusrat, the Strategic Partner Development Manager for Comfort and Control at Google, talked about controlling energy management devices. Katelyn Mason, the Strategic Partner Development Manager for SHED at Google, introduced Google's home entertainment devices. Alessandro Germano, the Head of Business Development for Latin America and Bianca Waclawek, the Strategic Partner Development Manager for LATAM at Google, focused on the importance of developing relationships in Latin America. The main keynote featured Michele Turner, Director of Product Management for Google Smart Home Ecosystem Devices. She quickly went through several IoT topics: New Google Smart Home Ecosystem devices and routines Gentle Sleep and Wake Android 11 will have dedicated IOT controls New security controls for IoT devices More controls for state reporting New Local Home SDK with improved controls, smart home logs, statistics, and analytics The transition from "Works with Nest" to "Works with Google Assistant" More "Home and Away" routines and custom routines for partners With Project Connected Home Over IP, Google is working with Amazon, Apple, and Zigbee to develop an open standard for IoT based on Internet Protocol Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

News 356: WWDC 2020 Keynote - Apple Silicon, iOS 14, macOS Big Sur
Jun 22 2020 118 mins  
Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, Kevin Lynch, and others deliver the World Wide Developers Conference 2020 keynote. Highlights: iOS 14 will include App Library, Widgets, Picture-in-picture video, and improvements to Siri, Messages, and Apple Maps. Starting with new BMWs, you can use your iPhone as a car key. Emily Schubert talks about how you will be able to use your iPhone as a car key. App Clips will let you use parts of apps without downloading the whole app. iPadOS 14 adds Sidebar and new Apple Pencil features. watchOS 7 gets customizable complications and professionally designed watch faces. Other new features include sleep tracking, a handwashing timer that automatically senses when you are using soap, and new dance workouts. HomeKit will be further integrated with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Foundation comes to Apple TV+ in 2021. macOS Big Sur has all-new design that looks very similar to iPadOS 14. And the big finish: In their secret underground lab, Tim Cook, Johny Srouji, and Andreas Wendker show off the new Apple Silicon chips for Mac. Apple apps like Final Cut Pro and Xcode are already ready for the transition. Universal 2 will let apps run on Intel and Apple Silicon. Microsoft Office and Adobe apps like Lightroom and Photoshop already work on Apple Silicon. Rosetta 2 will automatically translate Intel-based apps to work on Apple Silicon. Virtualization will let you use Linux on Macs. iOS apps will work natively on Mac. The Quick Start program will help developers with the transition, and the Developer Transition Kit, a Mac Mini with an A12z Bionic chip, is available now. Apple Silicon Macs will be available by the end of the year, and the whole transition will take two years. Developer betas of all OS's are available now; public betas will be available in July. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

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