Are you ready for Apple’s entry into the cloud-based music business? Now that Amazon and Google have shown their hand, it appears they may have only done Apple a favor as the big music labels line up behind their savior once again.
Think you know everything there is to know about Apple, Inc. and CEO Steve Jobs? You probably don’t know as much as Adam Lashinsky, whose new Fortune magazine article “Inside Apple” is stirring up plenty of interest in the latest issue.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has teased some exciting changes are ahead for MobileMe, but a French website may have uncovered evidence in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that indicates the service will be getting a new name as well.
Holy White iPhone! And it's tracking your every move, even when you go back to the kitchen and sneak a couple extra bites of cake and drink milk from the jug -- and that's just some of what Apple revealed this week in the form of dance off press releases. Wait, what? The real news is below the fold, just in case you were pinned under a couch this week and might have missed some of this.
Apple’s MobileMe has come a long way since its former iTools and .Mac days, and if CEO Steve Jobs is to be believed, this year it will get even better -- and maybe even free, if not cheaper. But if you simply can’t justify $99 a year for the service right now, there are less-expensive options available.
Outlook users, we have good news and bad news. First the good stuff: thanks to April’s SP1 update for Office 2011, Outlook 2011 can now use Apple’s Sync Services to sync your calendar, contacts, tasks, and notes over the air with MobileMe. That’s a big improvement over Outlook 2011’s original release, which was limited to syncing just your contacts. Better yet, activating the new syncing options is drop-dead simple.
As we continue to await what Apple may have in store when it comes to their cloud-music service, one tidbit came out today that may or may not have been expected. Music industry leaders reportedly indicated that Apple made it known that they would offer the service free of charge initially, but would eventually require a fee.
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.
What do you do if you’re Apple, with a huge new data center gearing up down in North Carolina and oodles of storage space ready for customers? Find someone to manage it all, which Cupertino has done by poaching a Microsoft general manager.