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There are a lot of apps that will be replaced -- or at least have some very heavy competition -- from the new features in iOS 5. It's easy to look around the App Store and see developers that have been 'Sherlocked' by Apple's inclusion of their functionality in the core OS; Twitter clients in par...

June 6th 2011 at 6:20pm 0 Comments
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WWDC has just kicked off for 2011, but you can get a little bit of the Apple iCloud newness right now in the form of automatic Application, Music and Book downloads. Launch Settings on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, scroll down to Store and wait for the new options to load (you'll need to b...

June 6th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Developers, get your [REDACTED] on. iOS 5 beta 1 is now available for download from Apple's developer site. You must be a paid $99/year developer to gain access to this beta. Sign in with your dev credentials to gain access. The beta is, as always, released under the terms of Apple's NDA. For...

June 6th 2011 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Short of time? Intimidated by a huge sprawl of WWDC news? Here are the most important things for iPhone users to know about what changes we'll be seeing in the fall when iOS 5 is available for our phones. 1. iCloud Probably the biggest change to how we'll use our iOS devices going forward,...

June 6th 2011 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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Among all the hoopla about iCloud and iOS 5 today, Apple has also quietly updated its Find My iPhone iOS app. Version 1.2 adds features for devices that are offline. Now when a user is unable to locate a device because it is offline, that user will receive an email if the device comes online and...

June 6th 2011 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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As expected, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (or better, such as the i3/5/7 series or Xeon chips) and 2 GB of RAM for a compliant install when it ships this summer. This is consistent with the requirements from earlier builds of the OS. Judging by our Twitter inqui...

June 6th 2011 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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In the past, if you wanted to set up a Mac OS X-based server, you bought a separate DVD with an expensive license. In the case of Snow Leopard Server, that license was $499 for an unlimited number of users. Now, it appears that Lion Server is going to be a $49.99 set of apps that you'll purchas...

June 6th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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In a rapid turnaround, Apple's posted the link for QuickTime streaming of the entire WWDC keynote. Watch and enjoy! If you've got "Greg Joswiak" and "Scott Forstall" written on the inside of your locker, you'll also be thrilled to know that Apple's software mavens are hosting the video overview...

June 6th 2011 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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This morning we had a little fun prognosticating about what we'd see at today's WWDC keynote address. We'll, now we've seen it, so join us for some post-event analysis from just outside the event center. We'll be starting shortly, so click "Play" above when things go live. Update: We're done...

June 6th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's new iCloud service is a full, free replacement for MobileMe. But iCloud won't officially launch until iOS 5 debuts this fall. What does that mean for existing MobileMe subscribers? Not long ago we advised our readers not to pay for a MobileMe upgrade if their accounts were about t...

June 6th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Apple website has been updated to show all of the wonderful new features that we'll be seeing in the next few months. iOS 5 "in the fall," Mac OS X 10.7 Lion "in July," and iCloud "concurrently with iOS 5." Each of the major images on the home page points to a new landing page. For iCloud...

June 6th 2011 at 3:35pm 0 Comments