Apple's busy Tuesday morning included the release of iOS 7.0.3 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update for the month-old operating system added iCloud Keychain sync support, and fixed a problem where iMessages were failing to send.
Get ready for new software announcements at Apple's Tuesday media event. The iWork for iCloud website added a warning this morning that Apple is currently updating the iCloud versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers with what the company is calling "great new features."
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Getting Web app updates for the iWork suite is nice, but it would be great to also see native app updates for the Mac versions, too. It's 2013, and we're still sitting on iWork '09. It's time for an update.
Is there a difference between iOS device data syncing via iCloud and iCloud backups? Or, are they the same? How does one manage all aspects of iOS backups to iCloud? Sandro Cuccia has the answers.
Learning a new language just got easier, more fun, and free. Vern Seward takes an exclusive look at Duolingo in this week's Free on iTunes.
Got some photos you wanna share? Why not add a little something extra? Vern Seward points out 3 services that let you do just that on your iPhone or iPad in this week's Free on iTunes. Linea, Momentage, and Shuttersong.
Apple's free 20GB of iCloud storage for former MobileMe subscribers ended with September, which means anyone that procrastinated on signing up for a paid account woke up on October 1 to find that they had been downgraded to a free 5GB account. If you don't need the extra storage, no problem. But if you do, it's fairly easy to pay for the annual storage upgrade.
Jazz up your photos with these great iOS apps that Vern Seward points out in this week's Free on iTunes. Zoomdeck, Repix, Shadow Puppet.
All iCloud account holders can take advantage of the web-based iCloud.com service to access their iCloud data any time from any Mac or Windows PC. The service was just upgraded and given a big makeover to coincide with the release of iOS 7. Sandro Cuccia provides an overview and shows you how to configure and use iCloud.com.
If you've got time management issues and don't care for the built in iOS calendar then that a look at the three apps Vern Seward points out in this week's Free on iTunes. Cal, Calendar by Readdle, and Vintage Time.
Apple released iCloud Control Panel 3.0 for Windows, a release that might add support for iOS 7, though Apple doesn't mention such in its patch notes. In fact, the patch notes don't specify anything new—other than dropping support for Windows Vista and Safari for Windows—but there is a new look and feel for the control panel that is more in keeping with iOS 7's flat look than the previous version.
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