At the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple announced some enhancements to the camera app as part of iOS 5 as well as its cloud-based tools for photo synching across devices. This was after stressing that the iPhone 4 is growing to overtake the Nikon D90 as the most popular source of uploaded photos on Flickr.
Most interestingly, Apple stole a leaf from Taptaptap's book; you'll be able to use the volume-up button on the iPhone to snap photos, something Apple rejected that developer's VolumeSnap app for doing last August.
iOS 5 will make the camera a lot … Read more
The version of the Safari browser that will ship in iOS 5 in July will come with some enhanced features, Apple announced today at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The most visible change is the introduction of tabbed browsing, long a staple of the desktop version of Safari and other browsers. However, other significant changes have been made as well.
The feature for saving stories to be read at a later time, popularized by the Read It Later and Instapaper browser add-ons, will now come as a standard feature in Safari mobile. Reading List provides a more modern, … Read more
With summer right around the corner, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote presentation in San Francisco today.
As promised, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who's currently on a medical leave of absence from the company, hosted the event, which showcased Apple's long-awaited cloud-based service, iCloud.
The online service stores digital media on the Web and automatically pushes it to iOS-based devices, PCs, and Macs. According to Apple, the service is automatically integrated with a user's apps, allowing new content to be pushed to the cloud, and then shared with other devices, automatically. Jobs specifically pointed to … Read more
Amid the fanfare of Steve Jobs' return to the stage for the WWDC 2011 conference, Apple went into plenty of detail on how the latest big-cat OS will integrate with iOS devices, mimic iOS features, work with iCloud, and much more.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, set for release next month and priced at $29.99, introduces a big shift toward centralizing all your content, whether it's on your desktop, your iOS device, or in the newly launched iCloud.
Many of the features in Mac OS X Lion have been made public in the past and all point … Read more
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicks off this morning in San Francisco (join us at 10 a.m. PT for the live blog). The usually tight-lipped Apple set expectations last week that among the announcements will be something for the next generation of iOS.
New rumors suggest that iOS 5 will receive group messaging along the lines of RIM's BlackBerry Messenger, a notification pop-up window that resembles WebOS, and a list of all your notifications stored in a drop-down menu borrowed from Android.
Notifications could also be visible on the lock screen, if the rumors prove true, … Read more
Editor's note: We used Cover It Live for this event, so if you missed the live blog, you can still replay it in the embedded component below. Replaying the event will give you all the live updates along with commentary from our readers and several CNET reporters. For those of you who just want the basic updates, we've included them in regular text on this page. And here are a few summary posts we've already published with the key points from today's announcement:
Apple unveils iCloud, shows off features of Lion, iOS 5 Jobs announces Apple's iCloud storage service … Read more
A message that appeared in iTunes briefly last night before being taken down by Apple hints that automatic application updates are on the way to iOS users as part of the upcoming system update.
Discovered by MacRumors, the hint came inside of the iTunes app update page, where users can opt to have the iTunes software fetch application updates in bulk, as opposed to waiting for them to update one at a time on the device itself. The boilerplate text on this section was otherwise identical to what's been there for years, with the exception of the end line, … Read more
Once game consoles hit their stride in the '80s and '90s, the platform game became enormously popular. Especially with the release of the now legendary Mario games, just about every developer rushed to produce a game that offered that perfect mix of running, jumping, and collecting items for points, all while exploring a strange and often fantastical world.
This week's collection of apps includes modern twists on the old-school platform games many of us remember. The first lets you explore deep mines for treasure; the second will bring back memories of precision-heavy, rage-inducing platform classics; and the last offers up cartoonlike graphics as you explore a dreamlike fantasy world.… Read more
According to conjecture from Linley Gwennap (reported by Barron's), senior editor at Microprocessor Report, Apple's next-generation mobile processor, the A6 chip, should be quad-core but only available in iPads.
Gwennap wrote a piece examining the structure of Apple's current A5 processor found in the iPad 2 and come up with two interesting conclusions about how Apple is using their own processor technology to advance their hardware faster and more efficiently than their competitors.
One conclusion is that Apple:"has gone for bigger chips than the 'merchant' silicon offered by vendors such as Nvidia because it can get greater performance at the same price: Apple doesn't pay the markup it would have to give to Nvidia or another company. Larger chip, same money, in other words."
When you make your own product, you reap all the rewards--only fair if you accept all the risk of doing so.… Read more