WWDC 2011

SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

SG Comics Presents: iCloudy Day

Today's the big day for Apple fans waiting for Steve Jobs to take the stage and finally reveal all the "magical" details of the much hyped iCloud. Unlike the competition, Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, Apple has actually secured licensing deals with music labels and could offer up something much more comprehensive and appealing. Add to that iTune's already secure first place lead in the music download arena, makes it one cloudy day for rivals.

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iOS 5 notifications revealed?

iOS 5 notifications revealed?

One of Apple's biggest changes with iOS 5 is expected to be how the mobile OS handles notifications: out with the clunky pop-up boxes, and hopefully in with something a lot less attention-stealing and capable of dealing with the dozens of alerts apps are throwing up these days. TechCrunch spotted what's tipped to be the new system, flagging up a couple of new Twitter mentions.

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iCloud Time Capsule “personal cloud” reveal at WWDC 2011 today?

iCloud Time Capsule “personal cloud” reveal at WWDC 2011 today?

Apple's WWDC 2011 opening keynote is just hours away - don't forget to join us for the SlashGear liveblog! - but that hasn't stopped the leaks, rumors and speculation. iCloud is already on the agenda, and according to a Cult of Mac source it's not just a cloud music service but a way to put your entire Time Machine backups onto a new, intelligent Time Capsule. What's currently a basic NAS will, they suggest, get an Apple A4 or A5 processor upgrade as the Airport Express is tipped to, and be able to host users' Home folders and make them available to any Mac OS X or iOS device.

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WWDC 2011: Steve Jobs keynote liveblog tomorrow!

WWDC 2011: Steve Jobs keynote liveblog tomorrow!

WWDC 2011 kicks off tomorrow, Monday June 6, and while for developers it's the beginning of a week packed full of coding, knocking heads with Apple's engineers, and generally sharing in the iOS/OS X bonhomie, for everyone else it's another Steve Jobs keynote and the promise of some significant platform news. SlashGear will be liveblogging the opening WWDC keynote tomorrow morning, kicking off 10am PST, where Jobs is expected to cover iOS 5.0, Mac OS X Lion, and the debut of iCloud.

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iCloud costing Apple up to $150m to charm labels?

iCloud costing Apple up to $150m to charm labels?

Apple's new iCloud service may cost users $25/year - after a whet-your-appetite free trial - according to the latest rumors, but the company itself has reportedly had to open its wallet a whole lot wider in order to keep the labels happy. As well as what's said to be between a 58- and 70-percent share of iCloud music revenue, Apple has apparently agreed to between $100m and $150m in advance payments to the big four labels.

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Apple Time Capsule refresh with iCloud inside?

Apple Time Capsule refresh with iCloud inside?

I mentioned yesterday that there are some shortages of Apple gear in some locations and online. The shortages were for some of the Apple Airport devices and the Time Capsule unit. Generally, a shortage of things in Apple Stores is a good indication that a refresh is imminent and with WWDC kicking off soon perhaps, the shortages mean new products being unveiled. A source has tipped 9to5Mac that the Airport Express supply is plentiful in most places, but the supply of the Time Capsule and Airport Extreme are in fact very tight globally.

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Apple iCloud Logo Revealed By WWDC 2011 Banner

Apple iCloud Logo Revealed By WWDC 2011 Banner

It's a busy time right now at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where crews are preparing the venue for Apple's WWDC 2011 event. The event will kick off on June 6th and promises to reveal details on iOS 5, OS X Lion, and of course the much anticipated "iCloud." Curious what the new iCloud logo looks like?

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Apple Airport devices out of stock in many stores, does that mean a refresh is coming?

Apple Airport devices out of stock in many stores, does that mean a refresh is coming?

If you are a fan of Apple gear, any time things are out of stock widely that often hints that a refresh is on the way. Apple is generally really good at keeping things in stock so low availability is often an early sign a new version of whatever is not in stock is coming soon. This time around, the products with limited availability are the AirPort devices. Apparently, Apple fans are tipping TUAW that the devices are widely out of stock.

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