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Today Apple had begun sending out invitations to a special event dated for October 4th.

The invitation has one simple line “Let’s talk iPhone.” Many people, including me, think that this statement is talking about the rumored Voice-Assistant that will be a dominant feature in iOS 5. We will finally find out what Apple did with Siri. The invitation also includes 4 icons; Calender showing the date October 4th, Clock showing the time as 10 A.M. sharp, Maps with its usual icon, and the Phone icon with a “1” badge.

We can definitely speculate  there is going to be a new iPhone release, maybe a couple new iPods,  along with iOS 5, iCloud, and iTunes Match. But for the rest we will just have to wait till next Tuesday.Please Rate, Comment, and Subscribe

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At WWDC 2011 Steve Jobs showed to the world what iCloud was. He began with saying how 10yrs. ago people realized that the computer would become a “personal hub”, it would be where you would keep all your media. So before to get photos, music, videos, etc on your devices they had to be synced wit your Mac. But nowadays every the devices hold all types of media, and it was hard to make sure that all your devices had the media you wanted when you wanted it. So now the Mac is also going to become a device and the “personal hub” will be moved to the cloud. And Apple’s cloud will be iCloud and it will store information and push information to all your devices to maintain in sync. And it will happen seamlessly without you having to do anything. So for example you download a song on your iPad it will automatically download on your Mac, PC or any other iOS device for free. Then Steve jokes,”Why should I believe them? They’re the ones that brought me MobileMe.” Because MobileMe wasn’t much of a success. But MobileMe had three major apps Contacts, Calender, and Mail. And now Apple has rewritten those Apps from the ground up for iCloud.

Contacts: Now when a contact is made on an iPhone, the contact is pushed to the Cloud and then to the other devices. So every device attached to your Apple ID will have their contacts synced automatically.

Calenders: Same for Calenders, you make a new event or update an event on one device it is pushed to all your other devices automatically. You can even share calenders between devices.

Mail: And again you messages, inbox, folders, settings, are all synced between all your accounts at your me.com email account.

App Store: On all your devices you can view a purchase history, even if the app is not installed on your current device. But since all those Apps are synced to the cloud, you tab a button that will let you download that App onto your device from the cloud for free.

iBooks: Like the App Store you can view your purchase history, and it is all saved on the cloud so your books will automatically download to all your devices for free.

Wireless Backup: Once a day iCloud will automatically back up your device. it backs up everything including settings, music, photos, apps, books, and other information. So if you have to restore your device or you get a new one, the backup will automatically sync the device.

Documents in the Cloud:  When you use iWork on one of your devices and create a document, the document is sent to iCloud and then pushed to all your other devices. So this works with Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. And also developers get API’s to put this system into their apps for iCloud integration. And this works with Macs and PCs.

 

 

Photo Stream: So you can take a Photo on your iPhone and then be able to watch on your iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV.. Also if you import photos on to one device it will be sent directly to all your other devices. To sync with a Mac it will send the photos to iPhoto and for PC with the Pictures Folder. And to save storage space Photo Stream it will only store the 1,000 most recent photos and for only 30 Days in the iCloud Server. To keep a photo permanently all you have to do is save it to an Album.

 

iTunes in the Cloud: So same as before buy a song, podcast, movie, tv show on one device and the purchase history is saved in the iCloud. So go to any other device and tap to download the same media for free onto that device straight from iCloud. Or as an option you can have it automatically download all purchased content on all of your devices.

 

So those are all the Apps that are a part of iCloud. iCloud is the next generation of iCloud. and MobileMe was $99 annually. But iCloud will be Free! All these amazing services Free from Apple. Their is a Developer Preview available today. And for the rest of us it will ship along with iOS in the Fall. And that’s iCloud from Apple. I think it’s really great that Apple has been able to make all these amazing features and let customers have it for free. So good on Apple.-MacMusings

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Live Blog of WWDC Keynote Address


If I find a safe website by 9:00 AM Monday morning to stream the WWDC Keynote Address then I will be able to maintain a full live-blog for everybody to see to get the scoop on iOS 5, Lion, and iCloud.

All you guys have to do is click this link and it will open a new window and then just sit back and relax. The updates will automatically come. The live-blog will begin at:

6:45 AM – Hawaii

9:45 AM – Pacific

10:45 AM – Mountain

11:45 AM – Central

12:45 PM – Eastern

5:45 PM – London

6:45 PM – Paris

8:45 PM – Moscow

2:00 AM – Tokyo; June 7th Morning

Special thanks to Cover-it-Live for building this live-blog for me.

-MacMusings

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PS: If anybody has any suggestions on where to stream the keynote from, it would be great help!


Apple released Press Info on Tuesday telling the Public that Steve Jobs along with other Apple executives will be unveiling Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud at the opening WWDC Keynote on June 6 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. With this news there is one surprise, three clarifications, and one disappointment. The surprise is that Steve blogs Jobs will be the Keynote presenter even though he is on sick leave! A clarification is that Lion will be announced more publicly and most likely be given a date and price for it’s release at WWDC. Also that the next generation of iPhone Software will be called iOS 5 and be announced to the Public along with it’s release date. Another thing Apple might do for iOS Developers is give them a Gold Master version of iOS 5 immediately, before the real version is out. Last clarification is that after hearing so many rumors that Apple will release cloud service and what it might be called, Apple finally confirmed that it will be called iCloud. But we still don’t know the features of iCloud so we will have to wait till Monday’s keynote. Unfortunately Apple said nothing about a new iPhone. Other Apple-related blogs say that the next iPhone won’t be released until the September music event. This is ending the tradition of announcing the iPhone at WWDC which Apple has been doing for the last three years. Hopefully Jobs’ “one more thing” might be the iPhone 4. But this is the only information that we have now. All we can do now is speculate or wait till Monday to get all the information.

-MacMusings

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I’ve been wondering on what Apple will show at tomorrows Special Event So here is the list of what I think.

iPad 2 (Duh):   I think it’s pretty obvious that there is going to be a revision of the iPad based on the invitation, but will the new features be?                                                                                                                                                  Hardware:

  • Camera’s for Face Time
  • Better Screen, but not likely to be as good as the Retina Display
  • Better Stereo System maybe with an extra speaker
  • More Memory, mainly for tablet competition and high-performance apps
  • SD Card Slot for Data (Photo) transfer
  • More Storage The 16 GB will definitely stay but the 32 GB might disappear
  • Thinner and Lighter Design, usual of Apple
  • Cheaper Pricing, Slight but a difference
  • Gyroscope so the iPad can add to it’s other sense utilize apps that need a Gyro
  • Verizon cellular chip side by the ATT cellular chip

Software:

  • iOS 4.3 GM for developers and a public release within a week
  • Widgets for the Home Screen and Lock Screen
  • Notification System that is revised and WAY better
  • Better way to give presentations
  • Photo Booth for iPad (Only if it has a camera that is)

Steve Jobs is currently on a Medical Leave, but there are rumors that he will still be the presenter tomorrow. Otherwise Steve Jobs will talk about how iOS is doing in the market,stat’s, diss competition and other stuff like that. Also rumored that Apple $99 service Mobile-Me will now become free to all users. Those would probably be the main things tomorrow, unless Steve Jobs has his normal ” One More Thing… “. Hopefully.

Well come back tomorrow to see how Apple has surprised the world, again.

-MacMusings

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Today Apple began to send E-Mails to Technology Pundits, Gurus, and of course the press for a Special Event scheduled for March 2nd. The invites have a calender picture for March 2nd peeling back to a picture of an iPad. Below there is a line that reads, “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.” I still have no idea what they are going to release can anybody give me a clue? Unfortunately, Apple has forgotten to send me an invite, maybe next time. People are going to be speculating more than ever on what the new iPad is going to have… or not going to have.

Picture Courtesy of EngadgetThe event is going to be held at the same place where the original iPad was announced, The Yerba Buena Center for Arts.

Kara Swisher predicted yesterday that there would be a March 2nd Event for the iPad 2. I wonder where she found that out even before Apple sent out there invites.

-MacMusings

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