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3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings iOS, iPad innovations back to the Mac

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion brings iOS, iPad innovations back to the Mac

Steve Jobs today gave a hint at the future of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and that future is... iOS and iPad!

  • Multitouch gestures
  • App Store
  • App home screens (with Folders)
  • Full screen apps
  • Auto save
  • Apps resume when launched

It's not going to be a multitouch Mac. Jobs says Apple tried it but vertical touch surfaces are tiring and don't work. That's why Apple has made multitouch trackpads for laptops, and Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad for desktops. That's how they're going to do multitouch.

Mac App Store won't be exclusive but Jobs thinks it will be the best. Same 70/30 developer split, one click downloads, free and paid, auto instal, auto updates, licensed for use on all your personal macs.

LaunchPad will be the homescreen for Macs.

Mission Control will unify Spaces, Exposé, Dashboard, full screen apps.

Screenshots after the break. And check out Apple.com's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion page for more.

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3 years ago

Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

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Apple announces FaceTime for Mac

As part of the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs has just announced FaceTime for Mac. The interface is bare bones, a naked QuickTime X-like UI but it does full screen, and it works as simply as FaceTime for iOS. (Which Jobs also announced they've shipped on 19 million devices to date).

Beta release for Mac today. No word on FaceTime for Windows yet.

More as this develops.

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3 years ago

FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

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FaceTime for Mac icon makes early appearance at Back to the Mac event?

Apple's busy doing their Back to the Mac demo, and call us crazy but it looks like there's a FaceTime icon lurking in the dock?

Could Apple be about to show off FaceTime for Mac? We'll know very soon.

[Thanks guest!]

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3 years ago

Apple Back to the Mac Event [Meta live blog]

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Apple Back to the Mac Event [Meta live blog]

Apple Back to the Mac Event

Today Apple brings us their Back to the Mac event. Join us for our traditional meta-live blog, chocked full of coverage, color, and commentary. We'll get started just before 1pm ET, 10am PT.

Note: Apple is live streaming the event live via Apple.com. It's using HTTP live streaming, however, which means iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac only. (No Windows support yet). So open them in another browser window and watch along with us!

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3 years ago

Dev-Team releases PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X [Jailbreak]

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Dev-Team releases PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X [Jailbreak]

Here it is, PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X, and it's good to go for Apple TV (2010), iPad 3.2.2, iPod touch (2010), iPod touch (2009), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G.

PwnageTool allows you to restore to a custom IPSW file. For instance, you can restore to a pre-jailbroken firmware while simultaneously maintaining your current baseband (and thus your ultrasn0w carrier unlock). You can also add whatever packages you want in the “Expert” mode of Pwnage

Apple TV is obviously a big addition here:

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3 years ago

Apple Store Down

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Apple Store Down

Pro forma: the Apple store is down. Likely it will come back up with wondrous new products announced at the Back to the Mac event, kicking off in an hour.

Commence with the guess

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3 years ago

Apple preparing better iDisk service?

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Apple preparing better iDisk service?

We're just over an hour away from the Back to the Mac event, and Daring Fireball is saying Apple is working on an improved iDisk service:

I’ve heard rumors of a “Dropbox-killer” service from Apple, possibly a part of Mac OS X 10.7. I don’t know if it made the cut

It needs to make the cut though, and soon. I've stopped using iDisk in favor of DropBox and I know many others have as well. MobileMe has gotten better mail and a better calendar but it desperately needs a better storage solution. Even Microsoft's Mesh/Sync/Toy/Live/Stuff bring more, if confused, features to the table.

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3 years ago

Apple stealthily announces live streaming for Back to the Mac event?

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Apple stealthily announces live streaming for Back to the Mac event?

It looks like Apple might just be live streaming today's Back to the Mac event, though the announcement so far is lurking only in the darkest backwaters of media alert-land (i.e. RSS aggregators):

Media Alert

What: Live video stream of Apple’s October 20 event

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT

Where: www.apple.com

Live Video Streaming

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3 years ago

Apple TV Jailbreak via greenp

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Apple TV Jailbreak via greenp

Prominent iOS hacker and Chronic-Dev Team member p0sixninja has tweeted a picture of an Apple TV jailbroken via Greenpios0n.

"Credits go to @nitoTV, @dhowett, and @westbaer for the awesome AppleTV loader"

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3 years ago

Developers weigh in on Android vs. iOS openness

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Developers weigh in on Android vs. iOS openness

Former Facebook for iPhone developer Joe Hewitt has weighed in on the Steve Jobs re-ignited "openness" debate with a cogent argument that Android isn't much more open than iOS, at least not in the true spirit of the term. Here's what he posted (mostly via Twitter for iPad, for those keeping track at home):

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