August 2011

iCloud brings streaming iTunes music to Macs and iOS devices

by Kenny Hemphill on 30 August 2011 in News

When Apple first launched iCloud and iTunes Match at WWDC, one feature was absent: the ability to stream tracks from the cloud rather than download them.

Now a video walkthrough posted by Insanely Great Mac shows that tracks can indeed be streamed.

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If Tim Cook is the new Steve Jobs, who is the new Tim Cook?

by Kenny Hemphill on 26 August 2011 in Comment
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Tim Cook, as has been well documented, has some pretty big shoes to fill as CEO of Apple. But one of his first tasks may be to fill the role he has vacated. His successor will have almost as much to live up to in that role as Cook has in his new job.

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple

by Kenny Hemphill on 24 August 2011 in News
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Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple, fourteen years after he took on the role following the resignation of Gil Amelio. In a letter addressed to the ‘Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community,’ Jobs wrote:’I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties [...]

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Airlines ditch flight manuals for iPads

by Kenny Hemphill on 24 August 2011 in News
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United Airlines is to give an iPad to each of its 11,000 pilots over the next few months as a replacement for paper flight manuals. United, which merged with Continental Airlines last year, hopes that the move will make it easier and quicker for pilots to access real-time information.

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US judge gives green light to online music locker services

by Kenny Hemphill on 23 August 2011 in News

In a ruling that will be welcomed by Apple, Google, and Amazon, a federal judge has said that online music services which host tracks in the cloud on behalf of customers are not liable if that music turns out to be acquired illegally.

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Microsoft: PC middle-aged and about to take up snowboarding

by Kenny Hemphill on 22 August 2011 in Comment

If you think that rapidly falling sales of personal computers, and the decision of the biggest PC manufacturer to get out of the market are evidence of the ‘Post-PC’ era that Steve Jobs first talked about last year, you’d be wrong. So says Microsoft corporate communications chief, Frank X Shaw.

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