CanCon Podcast Ep. 71: Is HomePod and ARKit enough from Apple to stay innovative?

Tim Cook WWDC

Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, in San Jose last week. A conference usually focused heavily on Apple’s software game, WWDC 2017 was exceptionally hardware-centric. The team calls up MobileSyrup Senior Editor and CanCon regular, Patrick O’Rourke, who is currently on the west coast covering the event, to get the inside scoop.

In other announcements from Apple this week, Safari will soon stop playing audio and video content without the user’s express permission. This follows Google’s reveal last week that Chrome will begin blocking ads. In an effort to understand the weight of these changes to world’s most popular web browsers, the CanCon team invites the former VP of Firefox, Johnathan Nightingale, onto the podcast. Will these decisions change the web as we currently know it (again)?

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, Nick Kuhne, Product Manager at TWG and producer of the #smallrooms podcast, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – asks “what would Steve Jobs do?” and pours one out for the web that was.

Have some hot takes on the topics that we covered? Maybe you want to suggest something for a future podcast! Perhaps you have a burning question about something you read in tech news that we didn’t cover. Email us, post a comment below with the answer or question, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your thoughts there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 71 (06/12/17)

WWDC 2017
7 Biggest Announcements at WWDC 2017
Everything Apple Announced at the 2017 WWDC Keynote

Adblock ft. Apple and Google
The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Drinking in LA” by Bran Van 3000


Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.

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