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The 5 best features in Apple's iOS 5
With the rollout of iOS 5 sometime this fall, Apple will deliver much-needed -- and in some cases, long overdue -- updates to its mobile OS. Columnist Michael deAgonia looks at five of the best changes to iOS.

QuickPoll: Is iCloud B2C cloud perfection or merely Apple playing catch-up?
Apple's Steve Jobs this week unveiled iCloud, the company's new cloud-based sync and storage service. Is iCloud B2C cloud perfection or merely Apple playing catch-up with Google and others?

Apple plays customer loyalty, anti-Google cards with iCloud, say analysts
Apple's iCloud strategy isn't about making money, analysts said today. It's about using the free service to keep customers and battle Google for smartphone and tablet supremacy.

How the Apple iCloud compares to Google's cloud
With its upcoming iCloud service, Apple takes a common concept -- cloud computing -- and pares it back to core functions. Columnist Ryan Faas compares Apple's plans with what Google already offers.

Apple offers preview of iCloud music feature
Apple is letting customers try out one feature of its upcoming iCloud months before the service is set to debut.

How to upgrade to OS X Lion
On Monday, Apple said it would sell OS X 10.7, aka 'Lion,' next month through its own Mac App Store for $29.99. Here's what you need to know to upgrade.

High on iCloud, Apple slates MobileMe's demise
Apple told MobileMe subscribers Monday that the sync and storage service will be shuttered next year.

Apple's iCloud and iOS 5: New challenges for the enterprise
Although many of the features Apple talked up Monday during the WWDC keynote could be a boon to enterprise IT shops, some could pose security challenges, says columnist Ryan Faas.

Apple iOS 5 cuts iPhone, iPad loose from computers, embraces the cloud
Apple outlined the changes that iOS 5, due for release this fall, will bring to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. The devices are being cut free from computers and tied more closely into new cloud services.

Jobs unveils free iCloud sync, storage service
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today took the stage at his company's annual developers conference to tout the new iOS 5, the upcoming Lion edition of Mac OS X and the firm's new cloud service, iCloud.

Apple to sell Lion next month for $30 via Mac App Store
Apple today said it would ship Mac OS X 10.7, aka 'Lion,' next month, and sell it exclusively through its own Mac App Store for $29.99.

WWDC 2011 Live-blog
Apple is expected to tout iCloud, talk up iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7, better known as Lion, at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Macworld is on hand for today's keynote address by CEO Steve Jobs.

WWDC: Why this year is different
Apple has already said it'll be highlighting its new iCloud service, the Lion OS and iOS 5 at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference. Columnist Ryan Faas offers a sneak peek at some of the details.

Apple takes control of domain
Apple today took administrative control of the domain less than a week before CEO Steve Jobs is to unveil his company's new cloud-based service.

iCloud could potentially do wonders for sync
All we know for certain about iCloud so far is that Steve Jobs will tell us all just what the heck it is at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference. For now, only a few folks in Cupertino know precisely what iCloud will be. But plenty of us have an idea of what it could be.

Steve Jobs to debut iCloud, tout iOS 5 and Lion next week
Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage at the company's developer conference next week to introduce iCloud -- Apple's new cloud service -- and the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5.

CEO Jobs to keynote Apple WWDC, introduce iCloud
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will introduce the iCloud service, as well as updates to OS X and iOS

Apple to refresh MacBook Air in June or July, says report
Apple will refresh its popular MacBook Air line of ultra-thin notebooks in June or July, a Taiwanese publication said today, citing unnamed Asian supplier sources.

Does WWDC hint at later iPhone 5, iOS 5 releases?
Although Apple today announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will begin June 6, analysts are starting to question whether the company will introduce its next iPhone at the event.

Video: Short take
Computerworld News Editor Ken Mingis chats with Keith Shaw about today's Apple announcements around iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion.


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15 more iOS 8 features we learned this week

New insights into what's inside Apple's looming iOS 8 release continue to emerge, alongside a bunch of new enhancements introduced within iOS 8 Beta 4, which reached developers last night.

OS X Yosemite makes the Mac sexy all over again

OS X Yosemite will make the Mac sexy all over again. It will be the most rapid OS migration yet seen on a PC, driving yet more Mac market share gains. We'll see more Mac software releases than ever before.... Welcome to the new Mac world.

Apple HealthKit: 5 iOS wearables for sporty types

Make no mistake, health and wearable devices are utterly transforming sports; I've put together five solutions that suggest just how important Apple's HealthKit is going to become.

Yet more iOS 8 secrets Apple isn't talking about

Apple appears to be figuring out how to make its mobile platform more open and more customizable for customers while also becoming more integrated for developers. The effect? iOS 8 is becoming rather more than a mobile OS...

WWDC: 4 reasons Apple's HealthKit won't be healthy (Updated)

WWDC: Apple's HealthKit is certainly going to kick start the market for health-related apps and devices, but you can't yet guarantee these solutions will actually keep you healthy. Here are four reasons why:

WWDC 2014: Apple's plan to save high street retail

If you happen to be a developer, someone in retail, or digital experience marketing, you'd be a fool to ignore Apple as it prepares to open up its omnichannel, as it may soon offer you the secret sauce you seek.

WWDC: 18 iOS 8, Yosemite details you probably missed

Apple didn't tell us everything about its plans for iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite during Monday's keynote; I've collected together a few small improvements you probably don't know about.

WWDC: Get your Mac ready for OS X Yosemite beta

Apple will introduce OS X 10.10 Yosemite this Fall, but you won't need to wait that long to put the beta version of the software through its paces -- you don't even need a spare Mac. This short and painless guide will help you get your Mac ready for Apple's public beta.

Apple CEO's astonishingly misleading claims about Windows 8 at WWDC

Apple CEO Tim zinged Windows 8 multiple times at his WWDC speech, much to the delight of the Apple faithful. But if you take a closer look at his claims, you'll find that they're astonishingly misleading. In fact, Windows 8 is cleaning Mavericks' clock.

WWDC 2014 Apple puts its fighting boots on

Apple never said it, but the fact that Xcode 6 includes new OS Simulator features that will allow developers to resize the simulated screen for any arbitrary resolution means -- well, it's a pretty blatant confirmation Apple will introduce devices with different sizes -- small (iWatch) and large (phablet phones). The other thing it implies is that Apple isn’t talking about it yet.

WWDC shows it's Microsoft, not Apple, who's got the mojo

As usual in recent years, Apple'WWDC s announcements were not ground-breaking. It's just one more example of why Microsoft -- yes Microsoft -- has got the mojo these days, and Apple is looking old and stale.

WWDC 2014: Apple sets the scene for its next decade

The WWDC keynote may be over, but new programming language, Swift, sets Apple up for the next decade; and it's not about 'Made in Cupertino' any more: the new Apple is all about enabling a much more powerful ecosystem.

WWDC 2014: What to expect (final edition) (Updated)

WWDC 2014 opens up with Apple's keynote speech in just two hours time. Hundreds are already gathered outside the Moscone Center hall to see what the company has to say -- here's what to expect:

'Siri, cook my lunch': 8 iOS solutions for smart homes

As I predicted in 2011 Apple is expected to introduce a new iOS-based SmartHome ecosystem at WWDC, giving its developers new opportunities for innovation. Take a look at this short collection of existing iOS smart home solutions for a hint of how Apple's going to put intelligence inside your home.

As intended, Apple's WWDC is fuelling rumor and speculation

WWDC: You figure it out.

Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is kicking off. Bloggers are kinda, sorta sure they know the talking points and topics to be covered during today's keynote presentation in San Francisco. Almost certain, Apple will unveil peeks at the new iOS 8 operating system for the iPad and iPhone, along with its full-fledged counterpart, OS X. Also expected are details about an Apple-centric automation system for a household Internet of Things, done Cupertino style.

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