Following quickly in the tracks left by Lion this morning, Apple has also released updates for iTunes (10.4) and iWork (9.1) to bring the software up to speed with the big cat.
The 90MB iTunes update finally delivers a 64-bit Cocoa version of the media management software, and enables full-screen capability in line with other Apple apps in Lion. iTunes will also work with Lion's Resume, Auto Save and Versions features.
There are many ways to save and share on the iPad, but until now it wasn’t so easy to turn most anything into a PDF document with a tablet. That’s where PDF Converter comes in, the latest productivity app from Readdle that easily converts Microsoft Office, iWork, web pages and more into PDF files, right on your iPad.
DropDAV is a $5 per month service that allows you to access your Dropbox account through the WebDAV standard that Apple uses in iWork for iPad applications; other applications can also take advantage of this connection method. WebDAV is similar to MobileMe's iDisk, and will work with many different iOS and Mac applications. And this particular app can help you easily access your Dropbox files in iWork so that you can edit documents on the go from your iPhone or iPad.
If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, a number of Apple's competitors must be blushing in the wake of WWDC 2011. With Cupertino's unveiling of iMessages -- a service that may sound all too familiar to users of RIM's BlackBerry messaging service -- and a number of system tweaks for iOS that mimic the features offered by a number of apps available via the Cydia App Store, it appears that Apple is paying close attention to what their business rivals have been doing.
As stoked as we are to see these great perks coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall, we feel there's a few more tricks that Apple could learn from the other guys. Here are five of our favorites.
Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
iPhone and iPod touch users without an iPad have been watching enviously from the sidelines as tablet users have the fun of using Apple’s iWork apps -- until now. Apple has announced new updates to Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS that make them universal at last.
Call us impatient, but documenting the life and times of Apple and its various product lines can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. Whether it’s the mythical white iPhone 4 or an updated version of iWork for Mac, we’re often left tapping our fingers -- and here’s a look at a some of the products we’ve been waiting for the longest.
If MobileMe and iWork were murder mysteries, you could say that the plot just thickened, as it were. An Apple source has revealed that the company is ending rebate programs for both applications, leading to speculation that refreshes are on the way.
We've seen what Apple could dish up when it came to word processing, and we've seen the competitors bring occasionally impressive functionality to this realm. We've even seen word processing on the iPhone, which, while not glamorous or particularly easy, is still nice. Spreadsheets were likewise a solid contender for data crunching even if there were some major shortcomings in the apps which sought to dethrone Numbers from its rightful place.
The third and final installment is at last at hand. Presentations, the scourge of corporate meetings.
Back when it was just the iPhone, there wasn't much demand for mobile word processing, but when the iPad came along, people expected full computer functionality. Apple heeded the call with mobile versions of iWork, but Microsoft Office still remains king of document software. The popular .doc is still the number one format with a bullet, and a variety of office-based software has arisen to handle it.
In our special cage match office productivity App Showdown, we go three rounds to find out who is the undisputed master of the mobile domain, Apple or its competitors.