Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Now that Apple's apparently smoothed out a lot of the kinks in iOS 7, it's finally starting to turn its attention to other upcoming updates. Today, Apple rolled out a new version of iCloud for developers, and it's chock-full of designs that more closely resemble's Jony Ive's extreme makeover for the Cupertino company's mobile OS.
Looks like Apple picked the right time to launch its iTunes Radio based on the streaming-music numbers (and to think how everyone said Cupertino should have done it sooner). A long-lost app returns to the App Store, the Activation Lock feature gets some serious testing, a sneaky bit of malware is making the rounds, and Google Maps makes it to the iPad at long last. That and more, just step right this way.
July 1 is finally here, but Google Reader still lives and breathes -- at least for the moment. The search giant notes that the service will be unavailable after July 1st, so it looks like those attached to their favorite RSS applications will have another 24 hours to say goodbye before Google pulls the plug. Or, you know, just stay away, because saying goodbye all over again is just too hard to do…
With more than 300 million iCloud users, Apple is perfectly poised to expand upon the services it can offer, demonstrating a cloud-based version of iWork that will be available as a developer preview starting today.
There’s no reason to every type your name again. Or your email address, or anything else that you find your fingers pounding out over and over. TypeIt4Me lets you set short abbreviations that instantly expand to the longer entry, which can save you tons of time and keystrokes. (The app even tracks those stats for you.)
Cloud Mate changes the way you interact with iCloud. With a Finder-like interface, drag-and-drop functionality and Notification Center alerts, Cloud Mate gives you the keys to unlock iCloud's vault and puts all of your documents at your fingertips--in some cases even more than we'd like to see.
We've got free apps highlighted, some hints of what might be upcoming in Jony Ive's redesigns of all things iOS, and some struggles Cupertino (and developers) seem to be having with iCloud. All of that and more in this week's stories too hot to miss.