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.
Thanks to some digging in the SDK, it appears users will be able to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with their Apple TV when iOS 5 is released. The findings indicate the option will be available on the $99 Apple TV, and could herald the coming of some real apps for the set top device.
Safari on a HD widescreen TV? Yes please. We can dream, right?
The word seems to be refresh, reloaded, ready to roll. Stock shortages, sales shrinkage, all of the rumor mongering, off the predictions aiming us for updates and refreshes of current models with new and amazing features. The Top Ten Hottest Apple news stories this week is filled with expectations, and some of them will melt your face off. Hail to the King, baby!
To-Do apps are a dime a dozen. But what good is knowing you need to swing by the library to pick up a book when you're clear on the other side of town? A task manager is only helpful if it tells me when I need to do something and when I'm near that place. Enter location-aware apps.
iOS 5 will reportedly add location-based reminders this Fall, but that doesn't do you much good right now, does it? Place Clock fills the current gap in functionality quite nicely, provided you can accept a few shortcomings.
Apple looks to be aggressively stepping up its efforts to curb jailbreaking with the next iOS update. According to the unofficial iPhone Dev Team blog, the iOS 5 beta has changed the way the iPhone boots, and the new authentication process will make it harder roll back to an older versions of iOS. So, if you jailbreak your iPhone, and something goes wrong, Apple is effectively voiding your Get Out Of Jail Free card.
Summer is icumen in, as the poet of olde once wrote, and maybe you spent a lot of time this week out doors and weren't at your computer, glued to the latest in Mac and Apple news. Maybe you were off camping or exercising or gardening or sunbathing or who-knows-what-ing. Well, if you were, and if the rain drove you back inside, have a seat right here, that's it, pull up a chair, sit down, and take a look at the news we have for you.
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.