News tagged ‘Operating system’

Apple Confirms: June 6 Keynote with Steve Jobs To Unveil iOS 5 and iCloud


Yesterday Apple confirmed through the press release that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs will be on stage at the WWDC keynote on June 6th. While keynote iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud, the upcoming cloud service from Apple, will be officially unveiled. Noteworthy to say that it is not clear yet whether the upcoming iCloud will be focused only on music service, or it will be a part of rebranded MobileMe.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

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Samsung: Apple's Accusations Are Not Legally Problematic


According to Samsung mobile communications business head, Apple’s statement that Samsung completely dubbed such devices as iPhone and iPad has absolutely no grounds. Here is what J.K. Shin said to the interviewer from The Wall Street Journal:

"We didn't copy Apple's design. We have used many similar designs over the past years and it [Apple's allegation] will not be legally problematic."

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Install Android on your iDevice


For those who like experimenting or just want to see what Android is like on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the team iDroid project managed to adopt Android operating system for Apple’s devices. According to the project leader, Nick Pack, a solution is not yet ready for prime time.

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White iPhone 4 May Get Expose-like Multitasking Interface

Today Engadget found a video that suggests a white iPhone 4 might get a new Expose-style multitasking interface.

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Safari 5.1 Gets “Do Not Track” On OS X Lion


According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has added a “do-not-track” option in the latest developer build of OS X Lion to prevent advertisers and other web companies from tracking you online.

Apple Inc. has added a do-not-track privacy tool to a test version of its latest Web browser for keeping peoples’ online activities from being monitored by marketers. The tool is included within the latest test release of Lion, a new version of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system that’s currently available only to developers. The final version of the operating system is scheduled to be released to the public this summer. Mentions of the do-not-track feature in Apple’s Safari browser began to appear recently in online discussion forums and on Twitter.

This “do-not-track” option was originally offered by the FTC and was already built in Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4. The option may be enabled or disabled by a user at any time.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 14th, 2011. 15:35

Mac OS X 10.7 Almost Ready For First Golden Master

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TechCrunch reports that Apple is going to release the first golden master version of the forthcoming Mac OS X Lion to developers ahead of schedule. That means that Apple has essentially completed development on the new operating system version and will simply be fixing during the testing process. But this is only the initial Golden Master candidate. Although GMs usually mean the software will be shipping out to consumer’s soon.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011. 11:27

Cloud-based iOS 5 Coming this Fall

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TechCruch’s sources report that the release of iOS 5 was pushed back to fall. But the preview of software is expected to be introduced at the WWDC in June. The rumor is interesting because it breaks Apple’s usual release cycle. In last years Apple previewed a new version of iOS in March or April and released it by the WWDC. But not this time. The iOS 5 launch is also likely to coincide with the release of the iPad 3.

The forthcoming major revamp of iOS may bring the cloud-based operating system with rumored music “locker” service. There is also a fall launch aim for this, during Apple’s annual music-themed event. One of the new cloud service elements is likely a location service that focuses on finding friends and family members. iOS 5 is also rumored to introduce a new UI, a new notification system, direct OS X integration.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, March 28th, 2011. 16:30

Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.7


Apple has released the latest update to the Snow Leopard operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.7. The 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac;
  • Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers;
  • Resolved an issue with mid-2010 MacBook Air kernel panics, AirPort driver issues;
  • Improved brightness on external displays;
  • Resolved a DVD player playback issue only seen on 64-bit Macs;
  • Resolved the issue that could cause users accounts to disappear after the system went to sleep.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. 17:50

Apple releases iOS 4.3 Golden Master to developers

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Apple released the golden master version of iOS 4.3 to developers. The public release of the operating system is set to come out on the 11th March together with the release of the iPad 2. The update is available in versions for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, the iPad 2 will ship with iOS 4.3 installed. Typically a gold master issued to developers is identical to the version that eventually becomes the final release.

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iOS 4.3 to Launch on March 11th

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During yesterday’s iPad 2 media event Apple announced that the new iOS 4.3 is to be released on March 11th.

"With more than 160 million iOS devices worldwide, including over 100 million iPhones, the growth of the iOS platform has been unprecedented," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "iOS 4.3 adds even more features to the world's most advanced mobile operating system, across three blockbuster devices-iPad, iPhone and iPod touch-providing an ecosystem that offers customers an incredibly rich experience and developers unlimited opportunities."

iOS 4.3 will include a number of new features such as:

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First Developer Preview of Lion Hits The Mac App Store


Apple announced alongside new MacBook Pros the first developer preview of OS X 10.7 Lion, first demoed last October.

Apple today released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion, which takes some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac for the eighth major release of the world's most advanced operating system. The Lion preview is available to Mac Developer Program members through the Mac App Store, and the final version of Lion will ship to customers this summer.

Apple also outlines a number of features to be found in Lion:

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Manuals on Amazon Suggest Late July Launch for Lion


The  Amazon UK website placed several manuals for the upcoming Mac OS X 10.7 Lion  that will be released late in July. That fact might suggest that the operating system will also launch around that time. It seems that the OS will be released right after WWDC, this year expected to be from July 5 to July 9. The cover of one of the Mac OS X Lion manuals makes reference to the already announced Launchpad and Mission Control features but also references the dock, most of which was demonstrated last year at the Lion announcement. Noteworthy to say that the release date of these guidebooks is a good indication of product launches. For example, Amazon information predicted the release date Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 13th, 2011. 16:30

Apple Is Revamping Notification System For iOS


Cult of Mac reports that Apple is working on a new notification system for iOS.

Apple’s pop-up notification system for new text messages, voicemails and the like has often been criticized as one of the weakest parts of the iOS. Notifications are intrusive, modal and often cryptic. It’s a mess.

And to build new technology into the operating system, the company is going to acquire a small iOS development firm that currently offers a notification system in the App Store. Cult of Mac suggests that it might be Boxcar, which offers an iOS application providing push notifications for a variety of services.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 13th, 2011. 14:15

Apple surpassed Motorola and Sony in handset sales

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Source: Gartner (February 2011)

Today Gartner revealed the results of another research, where it was found that Apple's achievements in 2010 had led to the situation when the company's competitors experienced reduced sales and eventually lost significant market shares.

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Sony unveiled its next-gen PSP and Android game store


Today at the media event in Tokyo Sony unveiled its next-gen PlayStation Portable that will challenge Apple's iOS as a game platform.

The device's codename is NGP (Next Generation Portable) and it was built around five concepts: Revolutionary UI, Location-based Entertainment, Social Connectivity and Converging Real and Virtual Reality. And here are the characteristics of the device according to Engadget:

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. 21:27