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Apple Seed Lion 10.7.2 To Developers. Introduces iCloud Functionality To Lion.

Posted on 25/07/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Apple has seeded OS X Lion 10.7.2 to developers through their developer portal. The 10.7.2 release introduces iCloud functionality for Lion. No mention of 10.7.1. is made within the developer portal, indicating that it’s likely a minor update to the OS that we will see in the next few days / couple of weeks.

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Documents In The Cloud Goes Live With iOS 5 Beta 4

Posted on 22/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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iOS 5 beta so far have been all about introducing, optimizing and refining the new features of iOS 5. iOS 5 has already featured iTunes in the cloud, reminders, and many enhancements across the OS, but iOS 5 Beta 4 has just brought Documents in the Cloud to the table.

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Apple Begins Issuing MobileMe Refund Checks

Posted on 04/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Previously, we reported that Apple would be offering refunds to people that had unused MobileMe subscriptions, or still had significant time left on their existing subscriptions. Now, it appears that they are beginning to issue those refund checks!

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Apple Post Official iCloud FAQ, Kills Gallery, iDisk, and iWeb For Good!

Posted on 24/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has just posted a new web page with the purpose of answering people’s questions about transitioning from MobileMe to iCloud, Apple’s new (free) service that launches this fall. The new page states which services will and won’t be sticking around by the time Fall rolls around.

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Apple Silently Refreshes AirPort Extreme With No Advertised Changes

Posted on 22/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following yesterday’s refresh of new 2TB and 3TB Time Capsules, Apple apparently quietly refreshed their AirPort Extreme wireless base station as well. Considering that there are no visible spec changed (or price changes), however, I am curious as to why.

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John Herbold, Senior iCloud Product Manager, Leaves Apple

Posted on 21/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the departure of Apple Retail guru Ron Johnson, Apple Senior iOS Product Manager John Herbold has decided to leave Apple to become a product VP at HealthTeacher. Herbold was previously a senior product manager for MobileMe.

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Report: iCloud Will Restore Expired MobileMe Accounts

Posted on 16/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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As part of Apple’s release of and transition to their new, free iCloud service, Apple will reportedly be restoring people’s expired MobileMe accounts. A recent report indicates that 9to5Mac got ahold of an expired MobileMe account, and found that it had already been migrated to iCloud.

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Apple To Give Pro-Rated Refunds For MobileMe Subscriptions

Posted on 13/06/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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With the announcement of the free iCloud at WWDC, which largely replaces the $99 annual MobileMe services, some consumers who recently purchased or renewed their subscriptions are unhappy. Fortunately, however, Apple has decided to begin offering pro-rated refunds for some users.

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DropTunes – Turns Your Dropbox Into A Music Player

Posted on 08/06/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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DropTunes is a third party site that uses your Dropbox storage to host MP3s and then play them back to you through your web browser. This is not a million miles away from Apple’s soon to launch iTunes in the Cloud service where you will be able to access and sync all of your MP3s from across all of your iDevices.

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