On Wednesday several of Apple’s services were down for many users. The outage began aroung 5 a.m. ET and continued throughout the day.
The beta version of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iCloud have been updated with features and improvements. The applications will now have the ability to remember the last document you opened and the settings that where used such as alignment guides and the zoom setting.
Apple announced iOS 8 earlier today during the WWDC keynote event. The photos bellow show all the new features in this latest operating system.
A Wall Street Journal report suggests Tim Cook’s company is about to take the wraps off a refreshed iCloud service at this year’s WWDC, which will place more emphasis on the social aspect of storing images. The new and improved service will allow images and photos to be shared, while also offering the ability for users to comment.
It looks as if the Final Cut Pro X update wasn’t the only software refresh Cupertino folks had in store for us. In this particular case, it’s the company’s networking and backup goods — also known as Airport Express, Extreme and Time Capsule — that are on the receiving end of the virtual enhancements. The 802.11n stations are getting a fix that solves “an issue with wireless performance,” while the capsule is seeing some much needed iCloud support. Additional Apple cloud integration doesn’t stop there, as you’ll also be able to remotely access your Airport disk. Though, it’s worth mentioning that in order to take full advantage you’ll have to update your Airport Utility to the latest version (6.0). That means you’ll also need Lion, so those of you keepin’ your OS X old school with Snow Leopard will be out of luck on using some of the new features. Looking to up your wireless game? Hit up the source link for the full details.
As rumored, Apple has just released iTunes 10.5 ahead of tomorrow’s iOS 5 and iCloud launch.
The iTunes page currently says iTunes 10.5 coming soon, but when you click on the Free download link, it takes you to the download page where iTunes 10.5 is available for download.
Here’s the list of new features and improvements in iTunes 10.5 according to the release notes:
iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
As a part of today’s iCloud.com launch for developers, Apple has revealed the price points for extra iCloud storage for end users. As you can see in the screenshot above, iCloud will come with 5GB of free storage – as previously noted by Apple – but users will be able to upgrade their account to up to an extra 50GB. iCloud.com storage can be purchased through iOS 5′s settings application by end users. The best part about iCloud storage is that your Photo Stream images – which stay in the cloud for 30 days – don’t count against your tally.
David Chartier from OneFPS is reporting that 50% of iPhone users never sync with iTunes after activating the device.
A little birdie says that about 50 percent of Apple Store customers who need to get their iPhones swapped have never plugged them into iTunes after the initial activation and sync. This is a big reason, according to this birdie, for why Apple Store Geniuses are excited about iCloud.
Apple’s new services will enable backup protection for those users who don’t use iTunes and will also wireless sync with iTunes if you do.
Another day and another rumor about iCloud – Apple’s upcoming cloud based services that Steve Jobs will unveil at next week’s WorldWide Developer Conference 2011.
LA Times reports that Apple will initially offer iCloud services for free to users who buy music from the iTunes Store and later expects to charge a subscription fee of $25 per year after the trial period.
LA Times reports:
Dubbed iCloud, the service initially will be offered for a free period to people who buy music from Apple’s iTunes digital download store, allowing users to upload their music to Apple’s computers where they can then play from a Web browser or Internet-connected Apple device.
Had some doubts that Apple was heading skyward? Those lingering concerns can now be put to rest. Apple has confirmed that it will be announcing iCloud on June 6th, what it’s calling an “upcoming cloud services offering.” That will be part of the keynote for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, known to the cool kids as WWDC. This is, of course, where everyone has come to expect new iPhones to come to light, but this year we’re thinking the focus will be more on software, and indeed Apple’s event notice indicates that the big highlights will be Mac OS X Lion and the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5. This is a decidedly non-Apple way to announce something big like iCloud, making us wonder what other surprises Steve Jobs will have for us at the event — yes, he’ll be kicking things off. .