Sorry, developers and those who were randomly invited early to the party: Apple's iWork for iCloud beta is no longer an exclusive club, as Cupertino has lifted the velvet ropes and made it available to anyone with an Apple ID.
Back during WWDC, Apple announced that its beloved productivity suite, iWork, would be hosted on the web, thus allowing the Cupertino giant to compete with Google Drive. But now it appears that Apple might be taking that competition far more seriously than anticipated. Based on a welcome screen in the iOS 7 beta that was uncovered by German site ifun (as reported by MacRumors), Apple might be bringing both iWork and ILife to the masses for free on iOS.
With more than 300 million iCloud users, Apple is perfectly poised to expand upon the services it can offer, demonstrating a cloud-based version of iWork that will be available as a developer preview starting today.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
Many contacts that you enter are work (or other) numbers that use extensions to connect you to the person you’re trying to call. Remembering these numbers can be tricky, but fortunately, iOS offers a solution for extension numbers, and can automatically enter them for you when calling your contacts.
Microsoft is making huge strides on bringing its productivity line-up to the cloud, so it's understandable that Apple is seeking to offer an alternative. Today, rumors are surfacing that Cupertino is partnering with VMware to push the company's own iWork software to the net.
We all know how well Pages can present newsletters, school reports, letters and brochures. But exciting presentation doesn’t have to stop when it comes to adding figures and percentages to your Pages project.
While it’s sometimes necessary to include a spreadsheet or other numerical representation in your document, it doesn’t have to be the boring kind. Using Pages’ in-built chart creation tool borrowed from iWork’s Numbers, you can quickly turn dull-looking data into stunning charts and even make them three-dimensional for added pizzazz. You can turn a wide range of data into a chart, from budget information and cost analyses through to earnings, valuations and more, and make them fit into the overall design of your project with ease.
Numbers isn’t an application you immediately think of when talking about Address Book contacts, but the two work together quite happily. For example, as in this guide, you could be planning a party and want to include a guest list in your document.
What good is a new Retina Display iPad without a bunch of Apple-created apps to go with it? To that end, the folks in Cupertino have offered up a host of updates to the current iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps as well as porting yet another member of the iLife family to the tablet fold with iPhoto.
In this guide, we’ll not only show you how to export and import Excel files to and from Numbers, but we’ll also show you how you can spot and fix issues that often occur when you do. Whether you want to send a Numbers file to an Excel user or open an Excel document on your Mac with Numbers, we’ll show you the best route to avoid errors and prevent major disagreements between the two applications that, sometimes, can produce serious discrepancies between documents. And, if you have a copy of both applications on your Mac, you will discover how to move files between Excel and Numbers without the headaches. Let’s get started…