"Today we're revolutionizing pricing," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, right before announcing that the company would be giving away OS X Mavericks, Apple's new flagship Mac operating system. On the screen behind him, the word "Free" appeared from behind a glimmer of light, one of the hokey slide animations … Read more
Apple has rolled out a new version of iWork that lets you collaborate in the cloud with other people.
Announced today at Apple's iPad launch event, the new iWork uses Apple's iWork Beta service to let you share and work on files in the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps.
Demonstrating the new feature, Apple Internet Software and Services Vice President Eddy Cue showed how he was able to make changes to a document that was just created by iWork Vice President Roger Rosner. The changes made by different people show up in real time.
"You can even … Read more
Apple showed off revamped versions of its iLife and iWork apps Tuesday at its event in San Francisco. Both suites of apps, which include GarageBand, iPhoto, and Pages, are now free with any Mac computer or iOS device purchase.
Apple is calling this the biggest update to iWork ever, though some of the changes are subtle. The most notable change is a brand-new sharing feature that marries iWork on your Mac or iOS devices with the iWork for iCloud beta, Apple's office apps for the Web. You can now start a document or project on one device and pick … Read more
Hints at what Apple has up its sleeve briefly appeared online Sunday, two days before the company's set to hold its news event in San Francisco.
An information page detailing software Apple includes with its iPhone 5S showed off an updated look for the icons of Apple's iLife and iWork -- something that cropped up earlier this week -- along with a note that Apple's making GarageBand for iOS free. The information was removed shortly after its discovery.
GarageBand was initially left out of the list of iLife apps for iOS that Apple said it would begin to give away to new iOS device buyers last month. … Read more
The infamous "blue screen of death" seems to have expanded from Windows PCs to iPhones.
Several iPhone 5S owners report that their phones are turning a mean shade of blue and then restarting. Users chiming in on the Apple Support Communities and MacRumors forums said the problem occurs when they use the Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, which comes free with the new iPhones. But a couple of people report that it also happens when using the ESPN ScoreCenter app.… Read more
Apple's iWork for iCloud service may be inaccessible at times for some users as Apple deals with an overwhelming response to the service.
At WWDC in June of this year, Apple introduced iWork for iCloud, a service that brings a large number of the features in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to iCloud.com, making documents, spreadsheets, and presentations accessible and editable through most major browsers.
This service was at first limited to developers, but Apple sent invites to a number of Apple customers, allowing them to use the beta release of iWork for iCloud. However, it appears Apple did … Read more
Apple's iWork for iCloud Beta is now open to anyone with an Apple ID.
iCloud users who log into their accounts on Friday will find that they can access beta versions of Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Upon choosing one of those applications, they'll have free access to the productivity suite, and create everything from presentations to spreadsheets.
Apple has previously offered iWork for iCloud Beta to developers. The company also quietly tested out the service with some invited users. It appears now, however, that the apps are available to anyone on iCloud.
Apple announced iCloud for … Read more
Some iCloud users have been able to get their hands on iWork for iCloud Beta, according to a new report.
iCloud users on Friday started receiving invites to try out iWork for iCloud Beta, Engadget is reporting. The application, which allows for document creation and management in iCloud, was previously only available to developers.
Apple announced iCloud for iWork at the Worldwide Developers Conferencein June. The company said that it would make the platform available as a public beta at some point this year. Now that it's starting to seed the platform to some users, it might not … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which I answer Mac-related questions sent in by our readers.
This week, readers asked questions about how the OS X quarantine system works for managing malware, why items disappear from the screen when the mouse is moved to the corner, and what to do about iWork creating file locks on external disks.
I welcome contributions from readers, so if you have any suggestions or alternative approaches to these problems, please post them in the comments!
Question: How OS X detects and quarantines malicious files MacFixIt reader Dhiraj asks:I am working on a Mac … Read more