Whew! Hopefully you made it through Monday's April Fool's Day unscathed and are ready to get back to business. With the first calendar quarter of 2013 already behind us, there's plenty to look forward to in the months ahead, and Apple is giving developers their first taste of what's to come with an initial beta for OS X 10.8.4 -- which just so happens to kick off our Monday recap...
While many of us are perfectly content not to know the inner workings of how apps are sold on the App Store, no one likes to be cheated -- such as a developer with lower scruples swapping out screenshots after an app has been approved.
Happy iPhone 5 Day! (Or is that "Happy New iPhone Day"?) As the technology world casts all eyes in Apple's direction today, let's pause for a moment to remember the disappointment of last year's iPhone 4S announcement after months of crazy speculation. Cupertino is sure to have a surprise or two in store for us today, but it's a good idea to temper expectations just a little to avoid the same disappointment again this year. That said, here's some news tidbits you may have missed...
Well, this is curious: It appears Apple has quietly started to enlist users to test OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, a second patch for the company's latest Mac operating system seeded before the first patch is even available to the public.
Apple has historically been quick on the draw with the initial fixes for each new major operating system release, and it appears OS X Mountain Lion will be no exception now that developers are already working with a beta of OS X 10.8.1.
Right on the heels of pushing out the presumably final gold master of OS X Mountain Lion prior to its release this month, Apple has begun notifying Mac developers that it's time to start submitting apps ready for the next big cat.
Mentioned briefly during the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple has notified iOS and Mac developers that their work can now be sold in 32 new countries around the world. Jeez, we didn't even know Mauritania was a real place!
Only a day or so after reports surfaced that Apple was quietly slipping a beta version of OS X Lion 10.7.5 into the hands of select developers, Cupertino has now pushed the update to all registered developers on Tuesday.
Mac and iOS developers who attended this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco last week can now relive more than 100 sessions, thanks to Apple posting videos of the event on Tuesday.