It's the week of glitches, rush jobs, security breaches, and the voice behind the curtain--or at least behind the little round button we call Home. Who got hacked, who dropped the ball, and why don't levels work like they're supposed to? And did you get my text? I sent it like an hour ago….
Well here's a nice surprise to round out the week: OS X Mavericks 10.9 has now hit gold master status, which means a formal release could hit the Mac App Store whenever Cupertino decides to pull the trigger.
Sure, we all know Apple introduced two new iPhones on Tuesday along with a set of silicone cases, but did you know you can now get AppleCare+ for your iPod classic? Or that Cupertino is back in the dock accessory business?
Right on the heels of pushing out the presumably final gold master of OS X Mountain Lion prior to its release this month, Apple has begun notifying Mac developers that it's time to start submitting apps ready for the next big cat.
"She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes… she'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes!" We speak, of course, of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's latest and greatest version of Mac OS X which is expected later this month from the Mac App Store. And the furry gal is now closer than ever, with word that the gold master is now being pushed out to developers today. Didn't hear the news? Then be sure to read on and find out what else is making news for Monday, July 9, 2012...
Developers have spent all summer putting the forthcoming iOS 5 through its paces, which includes beta testing Apple’s new iCloud service, which can backup and restore data from an iOS device (among other things) -- which will get its first big test this week as Apple purges those developer backups ahead of a gold master for the new version.
Apple has just seeded iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master to developers. This update has build number 8C148 and, according to MacStories, was just released internally at Apple last night. This update for iOS 4.2 may have been released in an attempt to squash last minute Exchange and audio-related bugs discovered earlier.