Apple today unveiled the company s latest OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014. OS X Yosemite, which is named after California's Yosemite National Park, brings a major design overhaul to OS X and comes with its rumored flatter look, translucent interface as well as a palate of a range of new features, which brings it closer to iOS. Here are the top new features in OS X Yosemite.
Apple has announced a new feature called iCloud Drive at the ongoing WWDC 2014. This new feature is similar to Dropbox and all the apps you use on iCloud is saved as folders on iCloud Drive and you can access them through Finder. The feature works on Windows too, so all your files are synced across iOS, OS X and Windows devices.
A hacker group in Australia is reportedly hacking down Apple products and demanding ransom money to unlock the device. According to The Verge, some fraudsters are using Apple s Find my phone service to hack devices and send messages, seeking 50 dollars PayPal payment as ransom money.
Apple is working on its own content delivery network (CDN), a move which could improve iCloud s performance. According to a report from Dan Rayburn at StreamingMediaBlog.com, Apple has made key hires in the industry and is currently working to build its own CDN. Apple has traditionally relied on third-party CDNs, such as Akamai or Level 3.
In a surprising move, Apple has now made iWork for iCloud service available to everyone with an Apple id. The service still in beta was earlier available only to those who had an Apple developer account. The change was spotted by Spider-Mac and we tried it with our own Apple ids.
DropBox has released an API for Android and iOS devices that simplifies its integration with applications. From a technical standpoint it does not add any new syncing features that were not available to developers, but the tools have been simplified to such a degree that it could propel adoption of the already popular service. Currently, the biggest advantage that DropBox has going for in its favor is its 100 million strong user base, something which Google, Microsoft and Apple are all training their crosshairs on. While Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and Apple iCloud come along with he respective mobile platforms, DropBox has had the first movers advantage and additionally it has been cross platform for the longest time. Apple's iCloud on the other hand is only for Apple made hardware, SkyDrive is the most ubiquitous of the lot but still struggles with user adoption and Google's Drive is the newest player in the market.
Apple has revamped its iTunes 11 desktop music player and the new version will launch in October. For years, iTunes has been the central hub for Apple portable products, may it be the iPhone, iPad or the iPod, however it has been a cesspool of slowness as over the years Apple has not really innovated over the product. The new app has been built from the ground up and it is nothing like its predecessor.
Apart from all the craziness regarding Apple dropping Google Maps in iOS 6 and introducing its own solution, 9to5Mac also managed to stumble upon the beta website of iCloud for 2012, which showed icons for Notes and Reminders apps.
We know the successor to the Galaxy S II will be unveiled at the unpacked event in London on May 3 and we also have a fair idea about what's in store. However, it seems that the event won't just be about the hardware. Korea's Maeil Business is reporting Samsung is prepping its competitor to Apple s iCloud, which it calls S-Cloud. The report says that Samsung could unveil the cloud based service along with its new flagship smartphone.