WWDC 2011

WWDC: 2011 Apple Design Award winners announced

WWDC: 2011 Apple Design Award winners announced

Aside from all the iCloud and iOS news from WWDC, the 2011 Apple Design Award winners have also been announced at the event. The winners were selected in four categories – iPhone, iPad, Student and Mac. And here they are: iPhone Cut the Rope by chillingo Golfscape GPS Rangefinder by Shotzoom Infinity Blade by Chair…

How Apple iOS 5.0 copies the competition

Apple iOS 5.0 borrow from other platforms

The Apple team just unveiled iOS 5.0 at WWDC 2011 and it features more than 200 new features for end users. If you’re familiar with the other operating systems, you’ll know where Apple could have got some of its inspiration. One of the largest changes is that the Push Notification System is being revamped and…

Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ is iTunes Match

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Apple’s keynote was both impressive and disappointing at the same time. Apple discovered the cloud and introduced its BBM clone, but we were still waiting for streaming iTunes. Well, that didn’t happen but we did get iTunes Match, which is Apple’s answer to Amazon’s and Google’s offerings. The main difference between iTunes Match and its…

Apple announces BBM clone called iMessage, coming in iOS 5

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Yet another announcement out of WWDC today was a new service from Apple called iMessage, that is pretty much identical to RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger client. iMessage will let you send and receive text messages, photos, and contacts from other iOS users. Group messaging and read/unread/typing notifications (which are staples of BBM) can also be found…

Apple iCloud syncs apps, media, settings across devices

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Today at the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced a new service called iCloud that works across all of their products, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Pictures, music, everything is paired up across all devices. Take a snap with your iPhone, and it’s automatically pushed out to your Mac. iCloud will hold onto your last…

What is Apple hiding underneath these banners?

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At WWDC 2011 this morning, we spotted these large banners covered with a black shroud. We know the event is going to cover Lion, iOS 5 and Apple’s new iCloud service, so what else could it be? There has been no mention of a new iPhone scheduled for this event, and the past few months…

WWDC is today and we’ll be live-blogging the event

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Apple’s WWDC event is next week, and we’re expecting to see tons of big things coming out of Cupertino. What sorts of things, you ask? Well, for starters we’re seeing a big push into the cloud, or Internet-based storage and services. Apple will be calling its services iCloud – pretty original, right? We’re hearing things…

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