The biggest news this week wasn't really all about Apple, but it was their week to shine in their financials, Google's chance to show off their new cloud storage, and Sprint's chance to show us how losing a LOT of blood wasn't really a horrible thing.
WWDC 2011 is now just a memory, but iOS device owners have a lot to look forward to this fall with iCloud and the new iOS 5. More importantly, these offerings may offer clues as to what we can expect from the next iPhone, which is widely rumored to debut with the new mobile operating system in September.
One of the smaller, but still significant, announcements out of WWDC last week was that of Newsstand, a new way to organize and display all of your news and magazine subscriptions from the App Store. So, for instance, if you subscribe to a magazine like Time or a newspaper like The Daily, you will be able to view and manage all of these subscriptions in one place on your iOS device.
No surprise here: Apple delivered another pitch-perfect keynote at WWDC 2011. Jobs & Co.’s first address since the iPad 2 announcement unveiled loads of details on Lion and tantalizing looks at iOS 5 and iCloud, mixing the expected and the unexpected in a way that made the day’s wealth of news both satisfying and surprising.
Well, of course all the news this week was WWDC and iOS 5 and OS X Lion related. What did you expect? These were the stories that wouldn't stop burning up the Apple newsosphere, and we've got 'em all wrapped up with a pretty bow just for you.
This year's WWDC was a big one. Even without an iPhone to announce, Apple still managed to make a big splash in the developer pool. And speaking of developers, The Apple Design Awards also took place this week, and recognizes 12 applications with outstanding app design. Unfortunately, only two of them are free, but here they are for your downloading pleasure.
With more than 250 new features coming to Mac OS X Lion in July, it was impossible for Apple to demonstrate them all, especially during a two-hour keynote shared by iOS 5 and the introduction of iCloud. So what are some of the features that didn’t make the cut? Why, we’re glad you asked.
In honor of WWDC, and as a nice bonus to all the Mac app developers out there, StackSocial is offering 11 essential Mac Apps worth $333 at the super-reduced value of $44. You can get the entire bundle at StackSocial's site, or you could leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite part of yesterday's keynote was to win a copy! We'll pick three winners this Friday and let you know by email if you've won. Good luck and happy commenting!
When Apple made their software announcements at WWDC today, they said that developers would be given early access to the new software. Well, they've made good on that promise by updating the Apple Dev Centers for iOS and Mac OS. This means that registered (paid!) developers can now get access to iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, iTunes 10.5, and a new Apple TV update.