In a significant stain on the otherwise welcome announcement that iWork would now be free for Mac and iOS users, many long-time users were surprised to find that the updated version no longer included several important features in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. As AppleInsider relates, Apple has now responded to these criticisms with a new support page stating that we'll see the features added again within the next six months.
Sure, there were new iPads in big and little configuration on display this week, but what really seems to have caught our fancy is Mavericks. That’ll all change of course once we get our hot little hands on these new models, but until we give that a spin for you, here’s what happened on your Mac this week.
When is free not exactly “free”? Apparently, Apple’s iWork and iLife apps fall into this category, given that they come with one big “gotcha”: You’ll need to purchase a new Mac or iOS device to get them free, and you'll only receive the apps for that given platform. But it seems Cupertino may have left a loophole for at least three of those apps on the Mac, and our Wednesday recap explains how it works.
Of all the things Apple announced yesterday, few seemed so immune to criticism as the Cupertino giant's decision to make iWork free for all existing Mac and iOS users. However, Frank Shaw, Microsoft's corporate vice president of communications, thought much differently, as AppleInsider reports. In an official Microsoft blog post, Shaw derided the new iWork software, Apple's decision to make it free, and especially the idea of the iPad as a competitor to Microsoft's own Surface tablet.
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.
OS X Mavericks has proved once again that Apple not only cares about the Mac — it cares about making the best operating system in the world. Mavericks includes a ton of updates and tweaks that bring the beloved Mac OS one step closer to perfection. While many of the changes are under the hood, Apple also included some visible alterations and features that we’ll cover in this article. So get your boards ready, because we’re going surfing at Mavericks with 70 tips and tricks that you can apply to daily use to make your Mac even better.
On the heels of announcing updates to the iLife apps across both Mac and iOS platforms, Apple's Eddy Cue moved to to discuss the future of iWork, including the addition of collaboration for iWork in the Cloud.
Following Phil Schiller's MacPro announcement, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, took to the stage to announce the changes to iLife. Cue specifically spent much of his time detailing the changes to iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for iOS and the Mac.
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.
Owners of Microsoft Windows systems are quite familiar with the dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSOD) on their PCs, but have you ever seen it on a smartphone? The swanky new iPhone 5s may be resurrecting that old menace.