Smile on Wednesday announced iCloud support for its PDF editor PDFpen, which is also available now for iPad. iCloud support is automatically included in the new PDFpen 5.7 and PDFpenPro 5.7 released to the Mac App Store, and users who update to the new version directly via Smile can buy the US$0.99 app PDF Cloud Access at the Mac App Store to receive the new functionality.
A great new feature of iOS 5 and iCloud is the ability to back up your iOS device wirelessly to the cloud, but there are a few caveats of this new method of data protection. We show you how to precisely manage and protect your data.
Apple has posted a new webpage for iTunes Match that includes a setup guide, a FAQ, and a description of how the service works. The information should come in handy for both experienced Apple customers and the millions of new customers who got Apple devices during the holidays.
Apple is taking some unwelcome detours from the path to simplicity. For instance, how many different locations does it take to accommodate all settings related to iOS’s Notes app? The answer is at least seven. Ted Landau offers an thoughts as to why Apple is proceeding down this path and what a better alternative might look like.
Apple’s iTunes Match launch outside of the United States doesn’t seem to be going smoothly. The iCloud music storage service appeared to go live in several countries on Wednesday, but by Thursday morning customers were reporting that it wasn’t working, and in some cases they have received refunds, too.
With the launch of iCloud several weeks behind us, TMO readers are taking a look at the replacement for MobileMe and debating whether or not Apple is getting it right with its new cloud services offering.
Apple released iCloud Control Panel for Windows this week—as the name suggests, the utility allows Windows users to use and manage, “Photo Stream, Contacts and Calendars (Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later required) and Bookmarks (Safari 5.1.1 or Internet Explorer 8 or later required).”
Apple is in the process of boosting its ranks of senior-level executives with experience cloud technologies and Web-based software development, according to an online report. Sources said that Apple is hiring a broad base of executives for online services, and Bryan Chaffin believes this might signal a more sustained development effort for those services at the company than we’ve seen in the past.
With the launch of iTunes Match a few days behind us, TMO readers are taking a look at what’s good and bad about the online music storage service. They’re also talking about whether or not they think it’s going to be a success for Apple, and just how big they think it could get.
Melissa Holt’s previous iTunes Match article explained how to get the service running effectively on your iOS device. Now you may want to know how to tell which of your songs didn’t get sent to the cloud and why, so she’s going to walk you through the process. She’ll also give you some tips on effectively using iTunes to figure out what the heck is going on with this new service from Apple. And she didn’t harm any animals in the making of this article, we promise.
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