iOS News

Watch iOS 5’s “PC-Free” Setup In Action

Posted on 07/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

iOS 5 features a new welcome screen instead of a black “plug me into iTunes please” screen. Check out the video below, sourced from XcodeDev on YouTube, that shows exactly how the process of setting your iOS device up in a “PC-Free” manner!

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iBookstore Comes To iTunes, Brings Wireless Book Syncing (Finally!)

Posted on 07/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple has updated the iTunes store on the server level, allowing anyone with iTunes version 10.2 or better to now access the iBookstore on iTunes for the Mac! This will no doubt make it easier for authors and publishers to share links to the books they have posted in iTunes.

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Financial Times Attempt To Bypass Apple’s 30% Subscription on iPhone / iPad

Posted on 07/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

In a bold move to avoid Apple’s in-app subscriptions, The Financial Times have bypassed the App Store to offer subscribers a non-app based subscription. Instead of using an iPhone or iPad app to access content from The Financial Times, you will instead access a special address, app.ft.com, in your browser to read FT content.

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A Tale of Two Clouds: Apple vs. Google

Posted on 07/06/2011 by James Britton

When discussing iCloud, Steve Jobs said in his keynote this morning “we’re going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.” John Gruber sums up today’s announcement very succinctly…

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What You Need To Know About iCloud

Posted on 07/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

For months we speculated about Apple’s cloud service. On Sunday it was widely tipped that you would be able to run iCloud on Time Capsule. Ultimately this turned out to be bogus. So what exactly is iCloud? Find more about Apple’s latest service, inside.

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iTunes 10.5 Beta, iCloud Beta Go Live For Developers

Posted on 07/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Alongside the first beta of iOS 5, and another developer preview of OS X Lion, Apple has released iTunes 10.5 beta, which is required to sync iOS 5 devices (and enable more iCloud-related features), as well as the developer beta of their new iCloud service.

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iOS 5 Beta 1, OS X Lion Preview 4 Released To Developers

Posted on 06/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

The Apple Dev Center has recently been updated, and iOS 5 Beta 1, as well as the 4th developer preview of Lion, are now available for download by registered developers, and can be obtained from Apple’s development hub.

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Apple Updates OS X Lion, iOS 5 Pages

Posted on 06/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following their impressive keynote, Apple has updated the information on their Lion and iOS 5 pages to reflect their announcements. The pages include new information, videos, and more to keep the thirsty fans at bay.

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iOS 5 Video Now Live On Apple.com

Posted on 06/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Apple today announced the Fall arrival of iOS 5. The next version of iOS will feature more 200 new features including notifications, Twitter integration, camera shortcut, reminder app, wireless sync and updating, and much much more.

Check out the new iOS 5 web site and watch an introductory video here.

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Play Ping Pong Against An Interactive Billboard In Sweden To Win MacDonalds Food

Posted on 06/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Ever dreamt of playing ping pong against a giant interactive screen that rewards you with McDonald’s treats? Wait, did you just say no? Are you mad? In that case, don’t visit Sweden. This video demonstrates an interactive game that uses your smartphone to compete against the computer in a game of ping pong. If you last 30 seconds, you win a free treat from MacDonalds.

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Video: Check Out This Queue At WWDC

Posted on 06/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

We are more than 2 hours away from WWDC but some enthusiastic fanboys formed the queue at 4AM this morning to be right in the thick of the action from the get-go.

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