Apple announced at WWDC that its new iCloud service will be launching this Fall along side iOS 5. First of all, iCloud, which I just added to my Firefox dictionary, will accomplish a number of massively needed things for the Apple ecosystem. Many of the new features of iOS 5 and some of OS X Lion will rely on the new iCloud service for over the air backups, apps, music, books, photos, email, contacts, calendars and documents. Apple is killing its paid MobileMe offering and launching iCloud services for free. Lets have a quick glance over a couple of key features! (more…)
It seems iOS 4.3.3 is out today and is fixing all of the data tracking issues we mentioned in the blog (as did others). This little update will not only delete the cache on your local machine, but on the phone altogether once you disable location services. Apple can put this very mild problem at bay now and focus on more important things like June’s WWDC.
Apparently Apple is releasing an iOS update that will stop all the data tracking. BGR is reporting that the fix could be out in as little as two weeks and will delete the consolidated.db file every time the phone is synced. The update will also not store information as long as the old iOS version did (which was infinite.) hit the source after the break for more details on what iOS 4.3.3 will bring.
Speaking of the cloud Apple appears to purchased the domain name iCloud.com. For what purpose you may ask? Probably for their cloud services they may/may not announce at WWDC or their Fall event this year. Only Apple knows when their gonna announce something like this. All indicators point to moving iTunes and MobileMe to the cloud though. so get ready Apple fan boys for iCloud.com… Now with 100% more cloud! Source links after the break. (more…)
There’s been a lot of talk about “the cloud” in the tech industry lately. Apple’s data center in North Carolina that will allow iTunes cloud based services, saving you data to the cloud with programs like Dropbox or SugarSync, Microsoft’s new ad campaign, “To the Cloud,” and of course Amazons cloud services. It seems you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how great the cloud is. The problem is that most people don’t know what “the cloud” is or why they should care about it. It is because of this I’ve decided to sum up a little about the history of the cloud and what it means for the future of technology. Follow along after the break for more riveting details! (more…)
I may catch some flack for this one, but in my humble opinion I think iTunes is shit software. With its release in 2001 it has garnered millions of users and is growing every year, it also has over 10 billion tracks downloaded. The point of this post is not to say iTunes is not successful, clearly it is. I merely want to point out the reasons I completely and utterly hate the user experience with the most successful software ever created. (more…)