Is it a backup? Is it a streaming media service? Just what is iCloud? Yesterday, the Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off with Steve Jobs’ usual Apple keynote, in which he covered three major new platforms for consumers: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. That last oneÂ is probably destined to dominate the headlines, and for […]
Ready to tame your Inbox? Bend it to your will? Make it work for you, instead of against you? Apple’s default email program, Mail, is a more robust piece of software than it often gets credit for. Yet its Inbox still tends to suck up its user’s life instead of simplifying it. If you’re ready […]
Why would Apple change its longstanding policy of announcing major new products only during one of Steve Jobs’ famous keynote presentations? In a briefly-worded press release, Apple announced today that at next week’s WWDC, Jobs will show off OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud for the first time ever.Â Monday, June 6th at 10:AM Pacific, […]
iOS apps are Apple’s big moneymaker. Yet it’s a completely closed system; you can only fill your iOS device with apps from the iTunes App Store. You can’t go to any other website or store and buy apps for your iPhone or iPad. Can you just imagine how much other retailers out there wish they […]
The Mac OS X Clipboard is an essential tool. Where would we be without the ability to copy-and-paste? Yet its also remarkably rigid. You can’t copy more than one item at a time, for example. Nor can you customize how clips are stored or what kinds of things you want to keep indefinitely. Here are […]
Over the weekend, something kinda big happened, and it wasn’t Judgment Day. Apple launched a new “2.0” version of its retail stores worldwide. Turns out, that hullabaloo about something big happening on Sunday for the Apple Store 10th anniversary wasn’t so much an in-store celebration as an in-store transformation.
Apple is known for its super slick application icons, but sometimes you just need a change. And you don’t want to dole out $30 for Candybar. While there’s nothing in System Preferences that makes it drag-and-drop simple to change an app’s icon, there’s still a way to do it, and it’s pretty painless.
Our current policy at AppleGazette is to never report anything that’s not “hard fact,” but I’m making a one-time exception for this. Because it looks like something big is going down at all the Apple Stores around the world, and that this Sunday is going to be a very special day there that you’ll want […]
Looking for a calendar/task manager for your Mac that’s both intuitive and attractive? iProcrastinate is a solid choice that just happens to be free. Developer Craig Otis came up with this smart app that’s available for both iPhone and Mac (an iPad version is coming soon), and syncs wirelessly between them. Let’s take a look […]
Apple updates all of its hardware products at least once a year, with improved specs and other assorted details. This includes the entire line of ever-popular touch devices like the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, but also their core computers as well: the iMac and MacBook. Today, it was the iMac’s turn in the spotlight, but […]