Impress your friends, kids, and colleagues with this little brain-tickling list of our top five things to come out of WWDC…

Ok.  What the heck is WWDC?

It stands for the World Wide Developers Conference, and this year it's being held from June 5-9 in San Jose, California.  Since 1983, it has been utilized by Apple to showcase advances in hardware and software to developers.  During the conference, attendees take part in hands-on labs and sessions with Apple Engineers.  With the continued growth and popularity of the WWDC, Apple has used the event for some pretty significant product launches.  Here are a handful of our favourites…

5.  WWDC 2014 - Apple unveils its new programming language, Swift.  In the future, we may be speaking of this as the revolutionary moment in WWDC history.  As you read this, apps like Swift Playgrounds are putting coding into our classrooms, and teaching our kids how to program and develop their own apps.  Wow.

4.  WWDC 2011 - Apple announces iCloud to replace MobileMe.  More than just syncing mail and calendars, iCloud has developed into a secure and reliable way to share and update photos, videos, documents, music, and apps across all your Apple devices.  

3.  WWDC 2010 - The FaceTime App is unveiled.  Changing the lives of grandparents forever.

2.  WWDC 2008 - Launch of the iOS App Store.  With over 2 million apps available and over a 140 billion downloads, this could (and probably should) be the number one thing ever announced at a WWDC, however...

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1.  WWDC 2006 -  The Time Machine App is launched.  Apple’s automatic back-up application, saving the bacon of spill-prone college students everywhere. Please make sure your Time Machine is working (all you need to do is connect an external back up drive) and know that if anything happens to your Mac, we can get you back up and running in no time.

So there you have it, our five favourite things to come out of WWDC in the last eleven years.  If you're nerdy like us, please share your favourite WWDC moments with us on our Social Media.  

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