In yet another sign that Apple is moving swiftly toward the release of iCloud this fall, Apple released a new beta version of iTunes to developers on Monday night which brings iTunes Match testing -- that is, for those quick enough to sign up and discover the service appears to stream as well as download songs.
In case it’s not already apparent, physical media for entertainment is on the endangered species list. Following Netflix in their attempts to ditch optical discs in favor of streaming, GameFly has just announced their intentions to do the same with the launch of a digital gaming distribution platform later this year.
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!
Not happy with just updating Macs this week, Apple pushed out another beta build of iOS 5. Beta build 4 brings us one step closer to a gold master build that's expected to hit iPhones around the same time as the iPhone 5 drops. Probably, maybe in September, or late August, or whatever the rumor mill has dreamed up this week.
On Tuesday, Google launched their offensive against Facebook with the new Google+ social network, which has drawn praise from those with early invites. As it turns out, there’s a bit of Apple DNA inside the project, with a user interface created by original Macintosh team member Andy Hertzfeld.
So what if you get iOS 5 and you're not too happy with its performance? Or what if you're on a 3GS and just can't handle the slow-downs that occur when you put the later iterations of iOS on your mobile device? Simply downgrade it.
This also works for developers who've updated their iOS devices for development purposes and want to downgrade.
After the snoozefest that was the Google I/O event, today's Inside Search event is a party of crammed inside a browser of amazing search features. Google annouced features for both the mobile and desktop space. Get ready to figure where that mystery photo of you was taken.
While developers testing iOS 5 are getting to play with a beta of iTunes 10.5, the rest of us will have to be content with iTunes 10.3, which finally hit Apple’s website on Monday night and is ready to rock your Mac.
We’re already two months into 2011 and nary a word has been heard from Apple regarding Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the next major version of the operating system which the company plans to ship this summer. If rumors are to be believed, the new iOS-inspired Lion could soon be seeding to developers, complete with an overhaul of the user interface.