WWDC 2011

PC Free Cuts the iOS 5 Cable

PC Free Cuts the iOS 5 Cable

One of the items you may have missed from the first big keynote of WWDC 2011 was the re-announcement by Apple that we are now in the Post PC world. While I'm sure that many of you are disputing the idea that there's such a thing as a PC Era in the first place, not many of you will argue that you need more cords lying around your house. Scott Forstall, SVP of iOS software noted the following to keep the ball rolling: "We know we're selling to a lot of places where the households just don't have computers," noting that when you take an Apple mobile device out of the box today you're no longer prompted to tether it to a larger devices, you're simply greeted with the word "Welcome".

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iTunes in the Cloud, iCloud, That Is

iTunes in the Cloud, iCloud, That Is

As iCloud was revealed in earnest during the first big keynote of WWDC 2011, Steve Jobs himself revealed a rather important addition to the just-revealed iCloud system: iTunes. iTunes in the Cloud was what Steve called a "last, but not least" for this iCloud story during this gigantically important keynote, showing off how now for the songs you've purchased, they'd added a "purchased" button, showing up at the bottom of your music list. “It’s the same old story – I buy something on my iPhone, and it’s not on my other devices” - fixed today? Very well maybe!

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iCloud Brings New Photo Stream Feature

iCloud Brings New Photo Stream Feature

The iCloud is not only usurping MobileMe and sounding really awesome at this point, it's also introducing a new Photo Stream feature that will bring your photos to the cloud. Right now, when you take a picture with your iPhone, its difficult to transfer it over to your iPad without first syncing to your desktop iTunes. Well, that's all going to change.

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iCloud Revealed and Detailed

iCloud Revealed and Detailed

After announcements of OS X Lion and a massive amount of improvements in both this new operating system and the just-as-new iOS 5, Steve Jobs stepped on stage once more to speak: You like it so far? I’ll try not to blow it.” He spoke with love for this new project: “We’ve been working on this for some time. About 10yrs ago we had an important insight: we thought the PC would be a hub for your life, photos, music, content,” the name of which is, yep, you guessed it: iCloud.

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iOS 5 Gets Social With New Game Center And iMessage

iOS 5 Gets Social With New Game Center And iMessage

New features for iOS 5 continue to be unleashed here at Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote. It looks like iOS 5 is going to get fun and social. It's just been revealed that the platform will feature a new Game Center that's more "socialized." And, the platform will be integrating iMessages for a better messaging solution.

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Mail Improvements Detailed for iOS 5

Mail Improvements Detailed for iOS 5

On June the 6th, 2011 in California at WWDC's first keynote, amongst giant announcements of undeniable fortitude and the letting loose of prices for newness so low that the competition can't possible compete, Apple revealed a tiny bit that might have a giant impact on iPhone and iPad users worldwide: improvements to Mail. Rich-text formatting, indentation control, and draggable addresses were amongst the simple changes that'll make a whole world of difference for those who use Mail primarily for their email.

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Newsstand and Reminders for iOS 5 Revealed

Newsstand and Reminders for iOS 5 Revealed

One of the points Apple hoped to drive home during this year's WWDC keynote introduction was iOS 5, and the many features it would bring. One of these features was an update in Newsstand, which along with new collaborations with over a dozen brands of publications, they've added subscriptions, which although not the newest thing in the world, certainly adds an obviously excellent element to your daily collating of news in magazine form.

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OS X Lion Available in App Store for $30 in July 2011

OS X Lion Available in App Store for $30 in July 2011

In a massively impressive move that will certainly have the rest of the software companies still in existence quivering in their collective shorts, Apple revealed that their newest operating system OS X Lion would be available in July, in their app store for easy download, and available for a mere $29.99. This download is therefor $100 cheaper than the last OS X upgrade and is only a 4GB download.

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iOS 5 Notifications Revamp Official

iOS 5 Notifications Revamp Official

We’re live at Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote and they have just pulled back the curtain on the new iOS 5. There has been speculation about whether or not iOS 5 will have a revamped notifications system and how Apple would go about the revision. Well, we now have that answer.

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Apple Reveals All New Mail App for OS X Lion

Apple Reveals All New Mail App for OS X Lion

Adding to the stack of featured items for the new OS X Lion revealed at WWDC 2011, the crew on stage at the event's first keynote revealed a whole new Mail app. This new version was shown to be completely re-vamped in many ways, offering you two or three column view, snippets on the left, and a favorites bar for you to be grabbing your hottest folders in a snap. Searching has been smartened up inside Mail as well.

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