Apple’s iCloud service could soon include photo sharing (not just syncing), syncing of personal videos, and new access to Reminders and Notes in an upcoming upgrade. These features are rumored to be included in iOS 6 which is expected to be announced at WWDC in mid-June.
MobileMe members migrating to Apple’s iCloud service will get to keep their complimentary additional data storage allotment until September 30, 2012, according to an official MobileMe to iCloud transition FAQ posted at Apple’s website. The announcement affects paid MobileMe members with the standard 20 GB storage allotment who received 20 GB of free iCloud storage at the time of their migration to the service, and those at the optional 40 GB and 60 GB tiers who received 50 GB of iCloud storage.
Apple told MobileMe customers on Tuesday that they could now keep their Mac.com and Me.com email accounts even after MobileMe shuts down in June of 2012. The company began sending out notices to MobileMe customers offering a path for keeping their email accounts working even if they don’t meet all the iCloud requirements.
Smile Software announced the immediate availability of PDFpen for the iPad 1.1 on Wednesday. The update for the PDF viewing and editing app added support for the third generation iPad’s high resolution Retina Display, and added support for grouping documents in folders.
Movies from Universal Studios joined the list of titles available for iCloud streaming over the weekend. Universal and Fox have been the two big holdouts, although word surfaced in March that both studios could join the iCloud family soon.
Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, the two major holdouts from Apple’s new movie component of iCloud, may soon be available for Apple customers following an agreement with HBO.
One welcome new feature in iOS 5.1 is the ability to delete individual pictures from Photo Stream on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With the release of iPhoto for iOS, you’d think you could manage what’s in Photo Stream from there, but it turns out that’s not the case. Read on to learn how mobile Photo Stream image deleting really works.
Apple released Apple Configurator this week, a new tool designed to allow corporate and enterprise IT departments to manage fleets of Apple devices. Enterprise IT staff have bemoaned the lack of better tools to manage fleets of iOS devices, and some recent government migrations to the iPhone and iPad have made it clear that a better solution was needed for managing these devices en masse—Apple Configurator is intended to meet that need.
Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud, which is part of its iCloud service, added support for movies on Wednesday. Along with iCloud movie support, Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced that iTunes Store movies will be available in at 1080p resolution, which fits nicely with today’s update for the Apple TV.
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