The big deal of the week was of course Apple's unveiling of the new iPad Air models, but they also dropped a gorgeous big screen iMac down for us to drool over and then slipped us Yosemite Thursday. With iOS 8.1 set to drop Monday, Apple is pretty much dominating the weekend. Those stories and more of what else happened in Apple news this week.
Apple treated Mac users to a same-day announcement for the release of OS X Yosemite, and will follow with iOS 8.1 (and Apple Pay) on Monday. But there were a few details Cupertino left out, including the unique Apple SIM preinstalled with new cellular iPad models, as well as iWork and iLife updates for Mac. We've got the scoop on those in today's Morning Report to close out the week, so click on and read along.
After nearly two years, the mobile edition of iPhoto has finally hit version 2.0, leaving skeuomorphic UI elements behind in order to better fit into an iOS 7 world. Unlike iLife companions iMovie and GarageBand, there’s not a whole lot to get excited about, aside from editing improvements for Camera Roll images. That’s not to say that iPhoto 2.0 isn’t worth the upgrade, particularly now that it’s free with new devices.
We don’t blame you if yesterday’s Apple special event felt a little overwhelming — after all, in the hours following the keynote, the company pushed out a record number of app updates for both iOS and Mac, and here’s a complete list.
We don't claim to know for sure what Apple will unveil at its media event in San Francisco tomorrow, but judging from update text and icons on the company's iLife and iWork for iOS web pages, those skeuomorphic icons will soon be a thing of the past.
A few new developments in the world of Apple and associated products. Which carrier's making big big promises on your unlimited data, how many people are really into this smartwatch business, and what little goodies are apparently socked away in these new iOS 7 betas? That and more on the flip in this week's hot news.
Back during WWDC, Apple announced that its beloved productivity suite, iWork, would be hosted on the web, thus allowing the Cupertino giant to compete with Google Drive. But now it appears that Apple might be taking that competition far more seriously than anticipated. Based on a welcome screen in the iOS 7 beta that was uncovered by German site ifun (as reported by MacRumors), Apple might be bringing both iWork and ILife to the masses for free on iOS.
Looking at Apple's successes right now, it seems they can do no wrong. But that wasn't always the case -- Cupertino has released some flubs in its day. But those missteps helped pave the way for the awesome products we know and love today. And is a mistake really a mistake if you learn something from it?
The newly updated iLife suite for iPad rocks. iPhoto's new Journal feature is a nifty way to share photos with family and friends, and its new interface makes us wish that the Mac was getting its much needed iLife updated too. GarageBand also feels easier to use, and iMovie makes home videos more fun.
My Software Update (in the Apple menu) is no longer finding software updates. When I start up an iLife or iWork application, it tells me updates are available. If I try to manually download the updates from Apple’s website, it won’t install them because it says I don’t have the current version on my system. Is there a way to reset or fix this problem?