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Apple updates Find My iPhone app with offline device support

Among all the hoopla about iCloud and iOS 5 today, Apple has also quietly updated its Find My iPhone iOS app. Version 1.2 adds features for devices that are offline. Now when a user is unable to locate a device because it is offline, that user will receive an email if the device comes online and...

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Lion requirements: 64-bit CPU, 2 GB of RAM

As expected, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (or better, such as the i3/5/7 series or Xeon chips) and 2 GB of RAM for a compliant install when it ships this summer. This is consistent with the requirements from earlier builds of the OS. Judging by our Twitter...

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Lion Server to be a $50 download from Mac App Store

In the past, if you wanted to set up a Mac OS X-based server, you bought a separate DVD with an expensive license. In the case of Snow Leopard Server, that license was $499 for an unlimited number of users. Now, it appears that Lion Server is going to be a $49.99 set of apps that you'll...

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Full keynote & iOS 5 preview videos for your enjoyment

In a rapid turnaround, Apple's posted the link for QuickTime streaming of the entire WWDC keynote. Watch and enjoy! If you've got "Greg Joswiak" and "Scott Forstall" written on the inside of your locker, you'll also be thrilled to know that Apple's software mavens are hosting the video overview...

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MobileMe stays live through June 30, 2012

Apple's new iCloud service is a full, free replacement for MobileMe. But iCloud won't officially launch until iOS 5 debuts this fall. What does that mean for existing MobileMe subscribers? Not long ago we advised our readers not to pay for a MobileMe upgrade if their accounts were about...

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Apple site updated with exciting news from the WWDC keynote

The Apple website has been updated to show all of the wonderful new features that we'll be seeing in the next few months. iOS 5 "in the fall," Mac OS X 10.7 Lion "in July," and iCloud "concurrently with iOS 5." Each of the major images on the home page points to a new landing page. For...

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Apple unveils iTunes Match for $25 per year

Apple introduced its iTunes in the Cloud solution, which lets users access their iTunes music purchases in the cloud and share them among devices. That's all well and great, but what happens when you have a song that you ripped and did not buy from iTunes? Thanks to the new iTunes Match...

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iTunes moves to the iCloud, re-download of purchases now possible

Apple announced iCloud today at WWDC and with it the ability to re-download your previously purchased music. Re-downloading of 256 Kbps AAC tracks is now possible for the first time from iTunes, meaning that you can purchase your music once and download it to every device you own (up to 10...

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Photo Stream brings new power to your camera roll

It's not just documents and apps that will be using iCloud. Apple has just announced Photo Stream, which will sync the camera roll on your iPhone or iPad to the cloud, then keep your other devices updated, including your Macs, using iPhoto or even a PC where your photos and videos will show up...

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iWork gets SaaS-y with Documents in the Cloud

Apple detailed its cloud service and released some new features that begin to rival Google Docs and Microsoft 365. Say hello to Apple's new Documents in the Cloud feature that lets you sync documents in the cloud and share them across devices. If you are editing on the iPad, you can save the...

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New iOS 5 features beyond the top ten

While Apple demoed ten huge new iOS 5 features at WWDC earlier today, it also mentioned several more in passing that are worth looking at. By far the biggest deal is Wi-Fi syncing to iTunes -- you no longer have to plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac to sync your content. The iPad can now...

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iCloud named as successor to MobileMe, will be free service

Steve Jobs unveiled the new iCloud service at WWDC today. iCloud stores a user's content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes that content to all devices. The services will be free with no ads and be completely integrated with the apps found in MobileMe -- and they've all been rewritten from the...

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Apple announces Game Center changes at WWDC

iOS 5 will introduce a number of exciting changes to Game Center, including profile photos, game discovery (and purchasing), achievement points and more. Here's a brief look at what's new. Apple's 50 million Game Center customers (!) will find achievements supplemented with points. The bragging...

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NewsStand built into iOS 5

iOS 5 adds NewsStand, which is going to be huge for readers and publishers. Demoed at WWDC today, NewsStand looks just like the iBooks app, but this is for magazines and daily papers. Working a bit like the Kindle magazine system, NewsStand will update your magazines when they are published...

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Apple touts impressive iOS numbers at WWDC

Scott Forestall took the stage during this morning's WWDC keynote address to share some extremely impressive numbers regarding iOS and the App Store. For starters, get this: Apple has sold over 200 million iOS devices. If you think that's impressive, hold on to your hats, as it's only the...

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