On Tuesday Apple released the newest version of its venerable desktop operating system, OS X. It surprised the tech world by dropping Mavericks onto Mac users everywhere that very day for the low, low price of zero dollars. I spent about a half hour yesterday downloading the new OS and installing it to my Macbook Air. The entire experience has been excellent. Apple absolutely nailed the upgrade process for Mavericks. Everything involved here has been excellent. When you break it down, everything about the past day of my Apple experience shows some of the best customer service in consumer electronics.
If there’s one company well on its way toward world domination, it’s Apple. Even more than Google and Microsoft, the company out of Cupertino has dominated the technology industry. The story of the last ten years in tech has been Apple’s story. After spending the ‘90s in the gutter, it's back with a vengeance. Steve Jobs’s baby has grown into the most valuable company in the world. Apple’s plan for dominating the technology industry is easy to understand. All you have to do is use an Apple product to see what it’s doing. Apple wants to build and run every part of your tech experience, locking you into a seamless ecosystem of fruit-branded devices. Here’s how it’s making that happen.
As the migration of our data from our desktops to the ‘Cloud’ continues, it is of the utmost importance that we find the right place to put it. The place that suits us best, that caters to our individual needs, and a place we can trust. There are any number of options out there from developers which differ massively in their backgrounds. In this article, we’ve drawn up a comprehensive comparison between what the offerings of what are considered the five leading lights in the cloud storage sector: Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Dropbox. Cloud Service At a Glance *Based
Are you ready to take your music to the cloud? When it comes to cloud based music services, we now have three major players vying for our attention. These are Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and Apple’s iTunes Match. We’ve covered Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player before, so it is but fitting that we cover the latest from Apple – iTunes Match. While all three service offers storage for your music in their respective servers and access through various mobile devices via Wi-Fi or 3G, iTunes Match offer something more. Although there are things to like about Google’s and
Google Music has finally dropped that nagging Beta at the end of the title and moved up to the big leagues. We’ve previously written about how Google Music can be the ultimate music synchronization solution. Clearly this is intended as a counter to iCloud and Apple’s recent initiative into cloud music storage. The question, however, is whether Google Music can compete with Apple. After spending some serious time in Google Music, I would say that answer is an unquestionable yes. Google Music is another quality product from the web giant. It’s a pretty typical Android product – more functionality with
Still with us on our series of different iOS 5 enhancements and features? Next up in our mini-series is something very important especially if you have the habit of misplacing your iPhone or worse losing it. This feature which was also rolled out together with iOS 5 is called “Find My IPhone” service. Simply put, “Find My iPhone” service helps you locate and set off a loud alarm on your iPhone from anywhere in the world for all those times you can’t find it. You can use the service either on a desktop or even from your other iDevices.
Apple’s iCloud is a nice tool for keeping contacts, calendar items, and other data in sync between the iPhone and iPad, but what about keeping everything synced up with your Windows PC? Are you intrigued, excited and/or impressed by iCloud, but keep Windows as your operating system of choice? A huge chunk of computer users today use Windows and may own or use some sort of iDevice, such as an iPad or iPhone, or maybe even a Mac as another computer. I’d expect that this represents a great many of you, actually, what with Microsoft’s still mammoth share of the PC
So, it’s no secret anymore, Apple has enabled iCloud, its new cloud streaming/back up service together with the iOS 5 updates for iDevices. Hopefully by now, you’ve updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 5. If not, I suggest you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC and fire up iTunes. Follow the instructions on upgrading to iOS 5, and if you’re lucky – meaning the Apple server is not choking up, you’ll have your iPhone or iPad running iOS 5. Now that your iPhone or iPad is on iOS 5, your next question will obviously be
Apple’s latest and possibly most awaited mobile OS, the iOS 5 is to be available from October 12. For those who have signed up to get the new iPhone 4S or the new white iPod Touch, you’re in luck because you’ll have the new iOS 5 on your new devices, when you get your hands on them. But for those who are maintaining their current gadgets, you must be eagerly awaiting the OS update to be pushed to iTunes. Do you know what to expect from iOS 5? The new features and functionality of iOS 5 has been discussed by many
The new iOS 5 and iCloud service will be available starting October 12th, two days before the new iPhone 4S will hit stores. According to Scott Forstall, senior VP of iPhone software, the new OS will be available through iTunes 10.5 as a free update. It was also announced that another application, Find My Friends, will be available soon. This will let you see where your friends and family are if they have chosen to share it. There will, apparently, also be a way to prevent kids from turning it off, making it a great application for families. Initial Details
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