Before Lion, your Apple ID could only be used online, in the Mac App Store, or iTunes Store. But now, Apple allows you to link your Apple ID with your user account in OS X Lion. This enables you to do things like sign into screen sharing with your Apple ID and use your account with Air Drop and as authentication for File Sharing.
Facebook recently claimed 750 million users. A new blog report does some fine work, and claims that by looking at the official Pages for various Facebook Apps, you can (by counting the number of monthly active users and doing some quick math) determine the percentages of users or various devices. For instance, if you look at the Facebook for iPhone Page, you will see there is over 86 million active users, which accounts for 11 percent of 750 million Facebook users.
But, you ask, what about iPad? Read on, but be warned it is not pretty.
Only audiophiles really care about audio files. But they can make a huge difference to your listening experience. Buying an expensive set of speakers won’t make a great deal of difference to your audio enjoyment if the tracks you listen to aren’t up to snuff. Unfortunately, iTunes lacks the ability to play many high-end audio formats, but switching to another player can turn your Mac into the equivalent of several thousand dollars’ worth of hi-fi equipment.
Versions is a new feature Apple placed in Lion to allow almost any application the ability to version documents that users are working on. This means that when you save a document as you're writing, you will not only have access to the current version, but you will also have access to the previous saved versions of the same document.
Despite Apple showing off the feature, and placing documentation on their website, many questions remain unanswered: Where are the versions saved? How much space do the versions take up? Can you manually access the versions? Well, here's everything you need to know about Versions.
Apple released the beta version of iCloud last night for developers and with it unveiled the pricing for additional iCloud storage. iCloud will come with 5 GB of storage for free, which we knew; however, you know and we know and Cupertino knows that 5 GB is not going to cut it for everyone. Apple had been hinting that additional storage space would be available -- for a price. Now we know what those prices are, and how they compare.
iCloud will store and back up your music, photos, apps, calenders, documents and more. Apple is fronting you 5 GB on the house. If When you need more storage space, here is what you will pay...
Sorry, did I get you all excited there for a second? Look, forgive me. I just got so excited! iCloud beta and iCloud Storage APIs are up for developers who are ready to start, um, developing! Guys and gals who code, start making those apps to push documents up to the cloud, and to infinity and beyond!
Now that OS X Lion has been installed on more than a million Macs worldwide (and counting!), Apple would prefer that users forget all about the now-orphaned Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. There are many reasons why users might want to stick with the tried and true snow cat -- and here are a few.
Apple's web browser Safari has seen positive growth among users for seventeen months in a row, but this past July was the best of them all. In fact, Safari grew its user base faster than any other browser, including Google's Chrome.
iPad and iPhone sales are certainly helping, as iOS devices made up over a third of all users last month.
Not only will Valve finally be revealing Defense of the Ancients 2 at Gamescom in Germany next month, but they will also be holding a DotA 2 tournament for the best DotA players in the world, with the winner taking home $1 million.