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Apple WWDC in a Wrap

Think everyone is all settled after the keynote and think it’s time to wrap things up for the three major areas and thanks to TUAW who compiled the housekeeping list.

Mac OSX Lion

  • Lion will be available in July, and it only costs US$29.99 for all your devices.
  • Lion will only be available through the Mac App Store.
  • If you have a desktop Mac, now’s a good time to go get a Magic Trackpad to take good use of the new Mission Control feature.
  • Mac OS X is taking some design cues from iOS with Launchpad and new Mail design
  • Saving and backing up files will be easier than ever.

iCloud

  • iCloud replaces MobileMe and is now FREE.
  • iCloud wirelessly syncs data across all your devices.
  • Photo Stream makes syncing recent photos manually a thing of the past, pics gets synced across different devices.
  • iTunes Music purchases now appear everywhere via the iCloud sync.

iPhone

  • iCloud
  • PC Free – no more cables needed to hook up to iTunes for updates, now done via WiFi
  • Photography – the mapping of the Home button, by double tapping will now immediately launch the Camera app and with the Camera app loaded, a quick press of the “volume up” button will take the pic
  • Notifications – like the Android phones, notifications now appear in an ordered list in a special screen which you access at any time by swiping down from the top bar
  • Twitter – Photos and Camera app will allow you to post images and video to your Twitter stream and Youtube and Safari will post a links to the page or video you are currently viewing
  • iMessage – iMessage is the Messages app crossed with an instant messaging client crossed with a group messaging app.
  • Reminder – hmm…. need to find out more on this one.

Source – What Mac owners need to know after today’s WWDC announcements, Seven things iPhone users should know about today’s announcment

 

 

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iOS 5, iPhone, iTunes, OS X | , , , , | Leave a comment

Watch WWDC Live Stream at Ustream.tv

Watch it at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/omtwwdckeynote with live comments.

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Apple, iOS 5, Live Stream, OS X | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Press Release Out

Apple just released the press release for next week’s WWDC.  Apart from the release of the much anticipated OS X Lion, Apple is also releasing the iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple’s new cloud service.  According to the press release, Steve Jobs will be at the WWDC to kickoff all the goodies, now that’s real good news.

CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. All developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.

For more details, visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc.

Source – Apple

May 31, 2011 Posted by | Apple, OS X, Press Release | , , , , | Leave a comment