OS X Mountain Lion: Review Roundup–The Cloud is In

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On Thursday, Apple gave developers a preview of what it was working on with its next-generation desktop-class operating system known as OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion, as it is commonly referred to, will succeed the current version of the Mac OS called OS X 10.7 Lion. Rather than hosting a larger media event, […]

iCloud Syncing Photos, Docs & More for 100 Million Users

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iCloud launched in October with iOS 5, but in just a few short months the syncing service for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC has grown to over 100 million users. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new milestone in connected users yesterday during the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference where he also talked […]

A Christmas Wish List for Mobile Geeks and Tableteers

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As always this isn’t a list of gadgets, geegaws, accessories, or Apps. This wish list is about things I’d like to see happen in mobile tech in general. As always I’m an impatient old elf and would prefer to see movement here sooner rather than later. Here are links to last year’s wish list as […]

Cloud Skirmishes: Microsoft Releases iOS Version of Skydrive

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Microsoft is certainly pushing ahead with everything Windows 8 and betting the Tablet farm on its strategy there. But it is not ignoring iOS and all of those iPhone and iPad users. Just yesterday Microsoft kicked out a new, but not fully featured version of OneNote for both the iPhone and iPad  (check out Kevin’s […]

Rumors Circulate that Microsoft is Looking at Office for iOS

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Slashgear is pointing to an article in The Daily that have sources saying Microsoft is thinking about porting parts of its Office Suite for the iPad. We’ve heard this before certainly, and if you get past the emotions of rivalry and into the land of dollars and cents it only makes sense. While the focus […]

iCloud Rains on the Parade of Users With Both an iPad and an iPhone

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Apple wowed the tech press and users with the introduction of iCloud at WWDC in June, and when it rolled out in October alongside the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, we were still excited. Sadly, the iCloud parade gets rained on by stingy storage limits for users who buy multiple iOS devices and link them […]

Apple Launches iTunes Match to Public

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According to Apple’s website, Apple’s iTunes Match is now available to the public. Originally scheduled for last month, Apple’s cloud music service takes the music you own and compares it to Apple’s catalog. If you own it, you can then stream any of that music to your devices registered with that iCloud ID. If you’ve […]

iPhone 4S Commercial Shows Off the Benefits of iCloud

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With the launch of  iTunes Match service imminent we thought it was appropriate to share one of Apple’s latest iPhone 4S ads in which the company touts the benefits of iCloud, the service that the Cupertino-based company announced all the way back at WWDC and launched alongside iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S in early […]

iTunes Match Launch Is Imminent

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While we still don’t have an official date for the launch of Apple’s iTunes Match service, we now know that a launch is imminent as Apple has told beta users that it will be performing one last iTunes wipe ahead of launch. That wipe is scheduled to take place tomorrow at at 10am PST which […]

Apple’s iTunes Match Misses October Launch Deadline

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Today marked the end of the month of October which means that Apple has missed its self imposed deadline for the launch of its iTunes Match service. Originally announced all the way back at WWDC, Apple had made it clear at the iPhone 4S event that the service would be rolling out to the general […]

New iPhone 4S Commercials Show Off Siri Snow Day, Camera and iCloud

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Apple continues to roll out new iPhone 4S commercials, debuting three new ads this weekend. The new iPhone 4S ads focus in on the tangible benefits of owning the new iPhone, something competing ads often gloss over. In the new trio of TV ads, Apple drives home the use of Siri, the improved camera and […]

25 Tips to Master iOS 5, Unleash Siri and Maximize iCloud

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With the introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple has brought a collection of new features and functionality to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new iPhone 4S also has all of these new features, plus the added bonus of Siri. Siri is a virtual personal assistant, that can perform actions based by your […]

Thoughts After Spending Some Time with iOS 5

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Today marks two weeks into the era of IOS 5. I’ve been using it on an iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S, an iPad 2, an original iPad, and an iPod Touch. Apple made some nice changes with iOS 5 and more importantly introduced some changes that hopefully will pay off in the future. But at […]

Google Music Store Speculated to Allow Users to Share Tunes

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Sometimes, a drummer may march to his own beat, but what if that drummer wanted to march to the beat of his fellow peers? Google’s Google Music store will supposedly allow users to share songs and tunes with each other according to the latest Internet speculation. To enhance the content available for the Android platform […]

Why iCloud Enabled Apps Are Awesome

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With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple brought iCloud to the majority of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch units. iCloud is best known for syncing your photos to all of your Devices with Photo Stream and allowing you to backup your iPhone or iPad to the cloud every night, but it also keeps your phone apps and […]

iCloud: How to Disable Automatic Upload to Photo Stream

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If you configured Photo Stream for iCloud on your Mac or Windows PC the way we showed you how, you might want to tweak something – automatic upload. This feature takes any picture that you add to iPhoto or Aperture and automatically sends it to iCloud. This will help you sync your photos between two […]

How to Sync Email, Contacts and Calendar with iCloud

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The new iCloud replaces MobileMe, Apple’s previous tool for syncing personal information data like email, contacts and calendars. While I would recommend using something more feature-rich like Google Apps, which has all three and adds Google Docs and much more, you still might want to use the new iCloud feature to have a second copy […]

Apple’s Innovation Schizophrenia Apparent with iCloud Services

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Beta. Step by step. Baby steps. Slow and easy. Snakebit. Cautious. All of the above can be used to describe portions of Apple’s roll out of iCloud. Of course that roll out is coming into a world where Apple is not only playing catch up to Google, but increasingly is full of consumers demanding instant […]

Apple Sells Over 4 Million iPhone 4Ss in 3Days

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Well, many, myself included, called it an incremental hardware update. Some thought Apple might have lost its magic touch. That’s history now. Apple has announced that it has sold over 4 million new iPhone 4S devices  since the launch on Friday, October 14. For some context the iPhone 4 sold 1.5 million in the same […]