Big news last week was Mountain Lion's sneaking out the gate without a big hoopedy doo Keynote. There's been little news on that front since then, but there are a few pieces to the puzzle, along with iCloud follies, and a few Apple TV tips (which might just be Apple's next big thing). Let's see what's cookin' in the hot stories this week.
There are so many patent disputes flying around in the tech world, it’s often hard to keep track of them all -- that is, until they start affecting end users, which is exactly what’s happening in Germany right now. Apple has suspended push email for both iCloud and MobileMe in that country over a patent battle with Motorola.
The internet is buzzing with news about OS X Mountain Lion’s emergence this summer and we can't help but get excited about how Apple will revolutionizing operating systems yet again. This time around, Apple took a big leap towards integrating the best parts of its iOS mobile interface into a desktop environment. Mountain Lion will synchronize all of your devices so that they're all seamlessly intertwined--a wise move indeed. Here are five ways your favorite iOS features will integrate with OS X Mountain Lion.
Sure, there’s plenty to love about iCloud -- after all, it’s a giant step up from Apple’s previous cloud efforts like MobileMe and .Mac and it’s free, so what’s to complain about? Unfortunately, iCloud can’t do everything, so here’s a look at what Apple doesn’t tell you about their cloud service.
Apple’s iCloud and, more specifically, its Documents in the Cloud feature, make creating and working on iWork projects easier than ever. Once you’re set up correctly, all of the iWork docs on your iOS devices will be synced so you can edit them at any time on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You’ll also be able to upload iWork documents created on your Mac so that you can continue to work on them wherever you are
If you’re working with sensitive files such as confidential work documents on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, it’s important to protect your data should you misplace your device. The first thing to do is make sure you’ve got a passcode lock set. Do this in Settings > General > Passcode Lock. This will prevent immediate access to your device.
Before we get started, we'd do well by advising you not to leave your Mac unattended in a public place. That's an expensive -- and highly coveted -- machine! But sometimes, nature calls, or that second latte is all you need to keep chugging along with work for the afternoon. Take the neccessary precautions to make sure that your laptop stays put and, more importantly, that your private information stays unrevealed.
With Back to My Mac, you can access your Mac’s hard drive and swap files from any Internet-connected Mac running OS X Lion (10.7.5) or later. You can also use Screen Sharing to open applications and edit files on another Mac, to access other machines on your home network, or even to upload important files to iCloud.com.