A small bit of news that you Apple fans may find interesting: the Cupertino giant waited until June 6, the day its developer conference kicked off to register a bunch of product-related domains. We are pretty sure it didn’t cost Apple the $4.5 million that was expected to purchase iCloud.com but the company has still unfortunately been able to obtain iPad.com or iPods.com.
The 50 domain names that were revealed to have been registered by Apple on Monday are listed in alphabetical orderMore >
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has recently posted pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but is currently limited to a tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot. According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his 4th generation iPod Touch. He managed to install an SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below:
There are a slew of new features available in the OS X Lion, 250 to be exact. Phill Schiller, at the Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 demonstrated 10 of the larger and upgrade worthy features.
- Better touch gesture – Almost everything in Lion will be controllable by touch. You can use a three-finger swipe to cycle through apps, double tap to zoom, or pinch to zoom. If you’re used to using iOS, this should come naturally.
- Full-screen apps – Here’s another feature that iPad and iPhone owners will love. Apple made it easy for developers to make their apps full screen. You can swipe More >
The next major firmware release for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV 2G has been unveiled at WWDC 2011. iOS 5 will bring 200+ new features to the iOS devices. The new iOS 5 features include Notifications, Newsstand, and several others. Check out the fill list of the big features below:iOS 5 Features List Notification Center
The first of the big iOS 5 features is Notifications. Apple is finally getting rid of the annoying popups and replacing it with an Android-like notification center. It resembles Mobile Notifier, the iOS notification jailbreak application. Notifications also More >
The keynote even from the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, including the unveiling of iOS 5 and iCloud and a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7 ion, is now available online. The entire 118 minute presentation can be streamed from Apple’s site. The keynote kicked off with Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and included a few other members of the company’s executive team including Senior Vice Preseident for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, and Senior Vice President of iOS Software, Scott Forstall.
The company announced the new version of the Mac Operating system, Lion, being available More >
TechCrunch has posted a photo that shows Twitter notifications integrated into the iOS status bar. The site is unsure if it’s an authentic image; however, their sources say it’s the “right idea”.
Again, no clue if it’s actually real or not, but the idea might be right. Notifications that come down from the top bar could be how Apple ends up doing things in iOS 5. After all, this would mimic already existing functionality — when tethering, a blue strip appears along the top; when on the phone, it’s a green strip. Might notifications (or at least Twitter notifications) produce a gray More >
Cult of Mac reports that according to their source, the next generation Time Capsule – Apple’s wireless router and hard drive combo will serve as the local hub for iCloud services to store data rather than directly uploading it to Apple servers from a computer or iOS device. According to the source, this new functionality will make your files and data available across all your devices and keep folders in sync, similar to Dropbox.
Our source didn’t have any information about the hardware, but detailed how the Home Folder access system works. Files saved on your computer are backed up More >
Since Apple now has everyone’s attention ahead of tomorrow’s start of the World Wide Developer Conference 2011, it appears that Microsoft is plotting to steal some of Apple’s thunder this week, specifically when it comes to iCloud. If the rumors prove to be accurate, Microsoft is going to unveil a new Xbox LIVE subscription TV service at the E3 conference. There seems to be a lot of hype surrounding E3 this year. Major press conferences by Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Ubisoft are just a matter of time away. Many believe that Microsoft is going to steal the show with multiple More >
Apple may be preparing to surprise customers with the launch of Mac OS X Lion on June 14th, according to 9to5Mac.
Sources have indicated to 9to5Mac that Apple may surprise customers with a Tuesday, June 14 launch of the next-generation Mac operating system. Our sources could not confirm with certainty that the launch will take place that day, but due to a mixture of chatter from several sources we believe the June 14th date is a strong possibility.
The source offers a few indicators that support this date:
- Apple is reportedly planning a new store front window and in-store signage More >
According to the L.A Times who are quoting “sources familiar with the negotiations,” iCloud may debut as a free service but eventually become subscription based. The price? About $25 a year, which is pretty much a steal if you ask us.
Apple has been said to share 70% of all revenue generated from iCloud with record labels, as well as 12% with music publishers holding the songwriting rights according to the L.A Times’ sources. The remain 18% will be taken by Apple. The price point seems to be right and even Apple conceded some of the traditional 30% of profits they like to take home from More >