iCloud, iOS 5, and the iPhone 4S’s Siri feature prominently in this week’s issue. With all the consternation iCloud has caused, we’re particularly pleased to have published Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of iCloud,” already on its way to being one of our most popular books. Kirk McElhearn explains how Wi-Fi syncing and iCloud backups work, once you have the combination of iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5, and Rich Mogull examines how Siri may be the first real competition that Internet search engines have faced so far. Also this week, Jeff Carlson and Michael Cohen report on yet another stellar quarter of financial results for Apple, and Glenn Fleishman writes about the innovative Lytro light-field camera, which goes on sale in 2012. Notable software releases include Fetch 5.7 and Fantastical 1.1.
If iCloud has thrown you for a loop, Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of iCloud” has the advice you need to get set up with iCloud, make any necessary transitions from MobileMe, and learn how best to use iCloud’s core services.
Focus after you shoot a picture. It’s a strange notion. The Lytro camera doesn’t grab images, it records data about light rays. Weird, but fascinating. And the firm has started taking orders for delivery in early 2012.
Though not quite meeting overblown analyst expectations, Apple announced another quarter of record-breaking revenues and profits for the last fiscal quarter of 2011.
The big news in iTunes 10.5 right now is support for Wi-Fi syncing and iCloud backups of your iOS devices. Kirk McElhearn explains what they’ll do for you and how to turn them on.
Siri has the potential to disrupt the search engine market, but is that really Apple’s intention?
Notable software releases this week include Fetch 5.7 and Fantastical 1.1.
Apple shut down the entire company for two hours last week to celebrate Steve Jobs’s life; you can now watch the video of that event. Also this week, we have a MacJury podcast with Tonya Engst and Jeff Carlson talking about the iPhone 4S, news of a high-tech security hack using an iPhone 4, a profile of the founders of Dropbox, and an article about the new AirPort Utility app for iOS 5.