Whenever Apple launches new software - invariably around this time of year what with the Worldwide Developers Conference - we usually have to say goodbye to several devices and applications in the process. A natural part of the evolutionary process, the likes of the popular iPhone 4, for example, won't be seeing the forthcoming iOS 8, and in apparently, Apple also plans to cull Aperture and iPhoto from OS X in favor of OS X 10.10 Yosemite's new Photos app.
It's amazing what you can find when you go digging through various sections of Apple's iOS operating system. Those who have the knowledge and patience to delve into the inner workings of the software can often encounter some extremely interesting things that Apple may or may not want the average user to immediately know about. Before iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s was officially announced it was revealed that the OS contained references to biometric frameworks; a discovery that pretty much confirmed the existence of Touch ID. Now it seems like it's the turn of a couple of Apple's own iOS app offerings to come under the spotlight after new icons were discovered for the iOS versions of GarageBand and iPhoto.
There's been much talk of late regarding Apple's expansive bank balance. As opposed to making a large acquisition like Google or Microsoft with its $100 billion kitty, the fruit company decided a share repurchase program would be a forward-thinking way to utilize some of that eye-watering wealth.
The newly released iOS 5.1 contains minimal changes in the way of actual tangible feature additions, but it does include some Siri support for additional markets as well as fixing over eighty one security flaws, and if internet murmurings are anything to go by then it looks as if it has also brought improved battery life.
With the public release of the the new iPad drawing ever closer, the gadget and Apple loving population are rightly becoming more excited as the days countdown until they can get their hands on the brand new tablet. Email inboxes around the globe are also starting to receive notifications that Apple have already sent their new shiny iPad out for shipping, prompting speculation that in some case it may even arrive before the March 16th official release date. I received my email this morning saying my two new iPads had been shipped, so fingers crossed that they get here promptly.
Although the talk of new iPad and updated Apple TV will undoubtedly dominate the headlines concerning Apple's media event in Yerba Buena, that doesn't necessarily downplay the rather significant software releases bundled into proceedings.
A few hours after Apple rolled out iCloud TV, a feature that allows users to download or stream all the TV shows they’ve purchased from iTunes on any iCloud supporting device. Apple has now seeded new versions of iWork for iOS and iPhoto for Mac, both featuring iCloud integration for the first time.
Fans normally like to pose questions to their favorite stars and Steve Jobs is certainly not less than a celebrity for many. Earlier, we informed you about how a fan from Sweden sent an email to Steve Jobs, asking him about whether or not iPad will be able to tether with the iPhone? Steve Jobs, in his usual style replied to the email, saying.