Tag: iPad

Apple and the year ahead

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Dec 30, 2011 9:00 am Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don’t come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products—including two major new operating system versions—and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company. SIMILAR ARTICLES Review: MacBook Air (first-generation) 2011 in review: The year in Mac The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware What you need to know about Thunderbolt Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Given all of that, it would seem that 2012 might have to be a quiet year by comparison. But Apple’s not the kind of company to stand still. Read the full article →

Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Nov 10, 2011 10:41 am COMPLETE COVERAGE Review: iOS 5 SIMILAR ARTICLES iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes iPhone 4S review: It's a sure thing Review: The iPad 2 How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5 iOS 5: What you need to know Live Update: Apple talks iPhone Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes. Many users have noted iOS 5 resulted in a decrease in battery life, with some iPhone 4S usersnoticing drastic loss of charge throughout a day. A number of features were suggested as possible culprits, including a bug in iOS’s automatic time-zone functionality, location services, and more. Last week, Apple responded to the complaints, stating Read the full article →

Steve Jobs bio debuts at No. 1 spot on bestseller lists

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld   Oct 24, 2011 12:00 pm Editor's Note: This story is excerpted from Computerworld. For more Mac coverage, visitComputerworld's Macintosh Knowledge Center. SIMILAR ARTICLES Publisher advances Jobs bio pub date to Oct. 24 E-Book prices fuel outrage -- and innovation Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Apple posts video of Jobs memorial Steve Jobs: Making a dent in the universe Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the only bio ever authorized by the iconic CEO, led bestseller lists on its release. The biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs debuted today at the top of Apple’s iBookstore, as well as Amazon’s and Barnes & Nobles’ bestseller lists. The first biography of the iconic entrepreneur written with Jobs’ cooperation was penned by Walter Isaacson, a former editor at Time. Isaacson has written bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Read the full article →

Make custom tones for your iPhone

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Oct 20, 2011 8:20 am Among the multitude of features in iOS 5 is the ability to at last use custom sounds for alerts. Custom ringtones have been around for several years, but extending that feature to an iOS device’s other alerts, like voicemail or text messages, has been a feature long sought after by iPhone users. Until now, iOS device users have had to limit themselves to merely the limited—and often bizarre—tones offered by Apple. COMPLETE COVERAGE Review: iOS 5 SIMILAR ARTICLES iOS 5 Review: Ambitious update rings in the changes First Look: First Look: iTunes 7.4 and iPhone ringtones Five new things your device will be able to do in iOS 5 Opinion: On ringtones and copyrights GarageBand for iPad iOS 5: What you need to know While Apple would probably prefer you buy alert sounds from the Tones section of the iTunes Store, with a little time and know-how you can make your own custom Read the full article →

iOS 5 is coming October 12 as a free update

  Christian ZibregApple InciOS Devices October 4, 2011 at 10:38 am     iOS is coming next Wednesday, October 12, Scott Forstall just said at the “Let’s talk iPhone” event in Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. We’re also expecting the new iPhone to go on sale October 14-ish or around that time. Mark your calendar and clean up and back up personal information on your iOS devices to make a major upgrade as painless as possible come next Wednesday. The software will roll out to all devices October 12, he said. It will be a free update, compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the original iPad, iPad 2 and the third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. Read the full article →