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Free Snow Leopard OS for remaining MobileMe Users!

 MobileMe to be killed by 30th June

MobileMe will be killed by 30th June 2012, iCloud will be officially taking over MobileMe. But in order to access iCloud services, you will need to be on the latest Mac OS Lion. Thus Apple is giving out free copies of Snow Leopard OS to all remaining MobileMe customers who have yet to jump onboard to Lion.

Free Snow Leopard for MobileMe users!

Please note that you will still need to purchase Lion from Mac App Store after upgrading to Snow Leopard before you can use iCloud’s services. So if you still not on Lion/Sn0w Leopard and still having MobileMe account, check out this link in order to get your free Snow Leopard DVD. Mac OS Lion costs $30.

Existing MobileMe users will be able to get up to 25GB of iCloud Plan.


New Apple iPhone 4S TV Ads – Siri, iCloud and Camera

Apple airs their new series of TV Ads on their new baby, iPhone 4S, featuring iCloud, Siri and Camera. Siri and Camera upgrade are the 2 major upgrades from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S. iCloud is also a new service provided by Apple for free, users will be able to sync documents, photos, contacts, backups all to iCloud (5GB).

Below are the 3 TV Ads from Apple:

iCloud –

Camera –

Siri –


Box.net offers 50GB storage for all iOS users for life

Box.net is a web storage service, which works quite similar to Dropbox. Box.net allows users to upload files, share files and edit files over any devices, which includes desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android and more. They are having a promotion, Box.net now offers all existing or new iOS users a free upgrade to 50GB of storage!

50GB is quite a huge storage for free. Apple and Dropbox are charging 100 and 99 dollars per year for 50GB of storage, but Box.net is giving out them for free. So how do you sign up for this promotion?

Steps on getting your 50GB storage

It is not very straight forward, you need to do the following steps:

  1. Go to Box.net via your desktop, Mac or PC (sign up for account or login to your existing one)
  2. Go to Files -> Click on Create Folder
  3. Click on the downward point arrow -> Folder Properties -> Advance Properties
  4. Click on email option tab -> Check on the Allow uploads to this folder via email and click OK
  5. Download or update your Box.net iPhone/iPad App and login.
  6. You should be upgraded to 50GB of Storage and 100mb of file limit per file.
  7. Please note that the Promotion ends at 2nd December 2011 

Box.net is very generous on giving out storage, but I really hope their desktop sync will be free. You need to know that Box.net do not provide free desktop sync like what you have for dropbox, thus to upload your files to box.net, you either have to use their upload function on box.net website or upload them via iPhone/iPad. It is not the easiest and fastest way to share/sync files, but it will be quite useful to have such a huge storage online.

I’m thinking of using them as my important files backup for example Family Photos and some important documents. Nevertheless, don’t waste the opportunity to get the storage. Be sure do get your free storage before 2nd December 2011!

Download iPhone or iPad Box.net App here: Box.net for iPhone and iPad

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iCloud.com is now live!

Apple’s iCloud.com has went live!

One of the newest feature for iOS 5 is the integration with iCloud. iCloud is not just a sync service by Apple, it is more like a magical storage area which will be shared between all your iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macs/PC. When you take a photo on your iPhone 4, in just seconds, you can browse the photo on your iPad and iPhone.

iCloud.com is now live, it is the web apps of iCloud services like Find my iPhone, Mail, Contact and Calendar. If you have an Apple account, you can login to iCloud.com right now, but the only service that is available is Find my iPhone. Other services like Contact, Mail and Calendar will only be activated when you upgrade your iOS to iOS 5 when it launches.

You can access iCloud.com right now, or read up on iCloud.com’s help site.

 


iPhone 4S, Siri and iCloud Video

Apple introduced iPhone 4S, iOS5, iCloud and their new voice intelligent assistant Siri. What I feel that is iPhone 4S is not a major upgrade from the hardware point of view, except for the camera, but software is a crazy shift.

iCloud

Looks at iOS 5’s features, there is notification system updates and iCloud. So what’s iCloud? iCloud sync and update all your data to all your devices, from iPhone to iPad to Macs. So you can virtually work on iPhone, switch to iPad to update and edit them on your Macbook Pro before sending them for printing. You can take a picture on your iPhone, and it magically appears on your iPad and iMac.

Check out the iCloud demo video:

Siri

If you think iCloud is impressive? Check out Siri. Siri is Apple’s Smart Voice Assistant which can help you send text messenges, schedule meetings, check weather, set reminders and many many more.

You won’t know how cool it is until you watch the demo video below:

iPhone 4S

Lastly, Apple’s iPhone 4S video:


Apple promotes Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Software and Services

Apple promoted Eddy to the “i-Man”

Tim Cook have just promoted Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy Cue is no newbie, he is the key man for iTunes, App Store and iBookstore. These few products are very successful and I feel is the key to the success of iPhone and iPad.

So what’s new for him as SVP of Internet Software and Service? iCloud and iAds. Both of the 2 services are fairly new, and haven’t really taken off. I’m sure this 2 services are also the key services that Apple will be focusing on for the next few years.

Here a email from Tim Cook to Apple’s employee obtained by 9to5mac:

Dear team,

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. He played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008.

Apple is a company and culture unlike any other in the world and leaders like Eddy get that. Apple is in their blood. Eddy and the entire executive management team are dedicated to making the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do. Please join me in congratulating Eddy on this significant and well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Eddy for many years and look forward to working with him even closer in the future.

Tim

 

 

 


iWork on iCloud, able to download as varies format and edit on iWork or Office [Video]

iWork on iCloud

If you have read our previous on iCloud now on Beta, you would have know that Apple have launch iCloud into its beta state. All developers are now able to try out iCloud.com, not just with iCloud.com’s Web Apps, but also from iOS 5.

This is huge, as now iOS devices, Macs and Web are almost integrated tightly. This is not Apple’s first implementation of it. Previously they had came out with MobileMe. Of course, wasn’t too successful, but with iPhone and iPad’s popularity, the demand for cloud syncing are growing too. Thus I feel that Apple have put in a lot of effort in making this cloud storage and sync as useful and as fast as possible.

Sync-ing from iOS iWork to iCloud is pretty fast!

Video below shows that iWork documents are sync into iCloud in just seconds after creation, and it is constantly pulling the changes up into the cloud. So you virtually don’t need to save and will have a copy of your document pulled from iPhone/iPad to iCloud. This is pretty neat.

I can imagine a use case like I was working on my document on my Macbook Pro, but I need to rush off to work. I don’t need to save a copy of the document and send it to my email, so I can download it from my iPad. I can just access iWork app on my iPad and will have exact same copy of the document while I’m commuting to work.

Check out the video below for a demo of iWork on iCloud:


iCloud Web App on Beta now! [Video]

iCloud.com now on Beta!

Apple announced a new cloud service – iCloud, which will allow iOS and Mac users to be able to share, sync and upload files to iCloud.com. This service will not be just a cloud storage service like dropbox or box.net. But it will be integrated down to OS level on iOS devices to ensure a smooth syncing experience.

But Apple did not stop there, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Find my iPhone and iWorks will have their own respective Web Apps. I have just tried some of them for awhile, and man I tell you it is very cool. Honestly, I am not able to tell this is web app, it feels and looks just like iPad Apps. I am really amazed by how Apple developed their web app. Don’t believe? Check out this video below:

via [MacRyu]


iCloud – Free, Calendar, Documents, Photo Stream and iTunes for iOS and Macs

iCloud is free

iCloud is free. This is the greatest news I have heard so far in WWDC 2011. Why? Because it is free for both iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and even your Macs. Now we have a fully integrated cloud system running through all our iOS Devices and Macs.

Calendar on iCloud

Calendar will be sync to iCloud, so all your calendar data on your Macs, iPad or iPhone will be sync to the same data, and can be access via any devices.

Now data on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch will be backup daily to iCloud, so you won’t need to backup them via any PC/Macs. Data like purchased music, apps, books, camera rolls(photo & video), device settings and app data will be backup to icloud. So if we get a new iPhone, we can just key in our iTunes account ID and password, everything will be sync back to the new iPhone.

Documents on iOS devices and Macs will be able to be stored on iCloud. Not only documents can be stored on iCloud, it will be pushed to all iOS devices on the same account. It works like dropbox.

Photo Stream for all iOS and Macs!

Photo Stream is one of my favorite addition. Now everytime when I take a photo on my iPhone or iPad, it will be automatically uploaded to iCloud, which you can view on any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Macs!

The cool thing is we not only can view, we also can save it down to the devices, like Macs. So we don’t need sync-ing virtually! Which save alot of effort! Pretty sweet. I love it! iCloud will store all photos for 30 days, and for the last 1000 photos. Of course, the copy in your devices will not be deleted.

Music can be downloaded via iTunes on up to 10 devices. So you can purchase 1 song, and redownload it up to 10 devices over the wifi. So you won’t have to sync up to copy the songs over. Pretty neat, although we in Singapore don’t really get to buy music over iTunes.

iTunes Match for iCloud

iTunes Match is a service that will “backup” your iTunes music into iCloud for all the music in your iTunes library. Of course you will think that it will take weeks to upload. No iTunes Match uses a very unique service and software that will scan your library and match all the music Apple already have in their store. They will only upload those songs that are not in their library, so it will only take minutes to upload your whole library! Pretty cool! But it is a paid service at $24.99 per year for iTunes Match.

 

 


Lines at WWDC 2011 [Video]

Guys from 9to5mac filmed the lines at WWDC 2011. Yes at this time, they are queuing over the night for WWDC. I don’t remember seeing queues outside WWDC 2010, so I’m sure developers can’t wait for iOS 5 and Lion to be out!
No confirmation from Apple what will iCloud cover, but I’m sure we see lots of syncing, not just Macs, but iOS devices.

We will be blogging live for WWDC 2011. Stay tuned with us. We also can’t wait for WWDC 2011 to come!


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