WWDC 2011

Apple’s Compelling New Features Means Continued Consumer Appeal

Apple’s Compelling New Features Means Continued Consumer Appeal

As I sat through the WWDC Keynote where Apple announced and demonstrated a plethora of new features to OS X and iOS, the word that kept coming to me was "useful." Much of what they demonstrated appealed to me as a Mac user as useful and practical. They addressed many of the things they needed to in order to keep their software current and competitive as well as launched a new service in the process. Things like notifications and wireless sync as well as the addition of iCloud are all necessary for them to stay relevant and continue to appeal to current and new customers.

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Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, we here at SlashGear are proud to announce that we've just today made a brand new record for our site's live feed viewership. Not only have we beaten previous records, we've beaten them by a country mile, collecting nearly twice the live viewers that we'd had for previous press events such as the Apple keynote on iCloud, iOS 5, and OS X Lion that occurred today. First we'd like to thank you, the readers, then we'd like to literally tell you where we stand!

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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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