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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 iCloud.com domain
Apple today took administrative control of the iCloud.com 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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WWDC 2014: Apple's return to glory?

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) begins June 2 in San Francisco; the company says -- will the event mark a return to industry leadership?

Geneva Motor Show: Apple's CarPlay pimps your ride (Updated)

Apple is going to pimp your ride when Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo are expected to introduce new vehicles with built-in iPhone support at the Geneva Motor Show this week -- so what is it, who will offer it, and which models will deliver CarPlay?

Opinion: Now Samsung's even emulating Apple's WWDC...

The Apple versus Samsung story really has grown old, but it seems the Korean firm has the ethics of a love-crossed stalker and really doesn't know where to draw the line -- and I think its latest copycat move is really rather vulgar as Samsung hosts a US developer event a few hundred meters away from Apple's WWDC.

WWDC: Now it looks like Apple's going to take out the console market

WWDC 2013: With the dust settling on the recent Xbox and PS4 launches, Apple appears to have its own plan for the console gaming market -- though it's keeping pretty quiet about it, particularly since these plans could reflect its intentions for an Apple television.

Reality check: The truth about iOS vs. Android upgrades

Apple wants you to think its OS upgrade system is immaculate while Android's is a fragmented mess -- but numbers alone don't tell the whole story.

WWDC: Apple's iOS 7 moves even closer to the enterprise

The focus at WWDC may appear to be on consumer markets, but Apple has also made major improvements to its offering to enterprise users with a range of iOS 7 features that should maintain the maker's place at the crest of the BYOD wave -- and  few hints of where it is going...

iOS 7 is AWFUL, not awesome: It's Apple's ugly baby

WWDC reactions 'mixed' (to put it mildly). As expected, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled its new iPhone-and-iPad OS at WWDC 2013. But what designer 'Sir' Jony Ive called the "completely new" iOS 7 isn't exactly universally loved. In fact, many people hate it. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers pan for mold.

iOS 7 revealed, ahead of WWDC

Apple rumors interesting, if thin. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to announce iOS 7 later today, at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. But the traditional pre-WWDC rumor-mongering seems muted this year. We think we know that the iPhone/iPad operating system gets a flatter look, but details are sparse. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reveal what little they have to reveal.

WWDC keynote address, live coverage

Join us for live coverage of the keynote address from WWDC, Monday, June 10, 6 PM UK / 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific.

WWDC: Hey, Samsung: Apple's been studying on killing you

Hang onto your seats. The smartphone wars are about to intensify, and this time Apple won't attack Samsung in the courts, but in the marketplace as it raises the stakes on innovation all over again.

WWDC: Will pro users stay with Apple if Mac Pro no show?

Eight years since Apple announced the move to Intel processors, Mac users are asking: 'Does Apple even care about pro users any more?' It has been years since the company did anything for them and its vapourware promises of something exciting this year are wearing thin. What's going on?

WWDC: Jony Ive gives iOS its 'Now' moment

It's all about the now. This moment. Your next moment may or may not arrive while your previous iota of time has already disappeared. There's only the immediacy of your present bundle of sensation. Apple in its next-generation mobile operating system seems to be getting a handle on what 'now' means to its users. Maybe.

OMG: Apple has shipped something new!!!

Silence the bells and stop the presses Apple has introduced a new product! At last! Unfortunately it's nothing more than a slight upgrade of the entry-level iPod touch, which is now available with an A5 chip and a $30 price hike.

Don't expect an iPhone at WWDC: It's all about the software, stupid

Apple's boss may have promised some "game changing" products when he spoke at D11 last night -- but don't expect much hardware at WWDC, where the focus will be on the next generations of OS X and iOS, where you may even see a few ideas perhaps inspired by Android begin to appear.

Google threatens Apple's brand leadership as Samsung's Galaxy shines

Apple remains the world's most valuable brand, but Tim Cook's people will likely be infuriated at the rise of arch-nemesis, Samsung, which has gained 51 percent in brand value across the last year while Google continues to threaten Cupertino's leadership.