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Hey everybody and welcome to another edition of AppleTalk Thursday. Got another week of a lot of Apple related news so let's get right into things.
iCloud Service getting Closer
Apple is apparently depending on which sources you read, have agreements with or are nearing agreements with the big 4 record labels to allow music to be streamed from the cloud via a digital locker. The service allows for people with limited capacity on their iOS devices to listen to their music just like they would via Pandora. The iCloud service would take the place of the current MobileMe service apparently sometime in June.
Apple to Target MacDefender Specifically via Software Update
Last week Apple informed its stores and support teams to not remove the malware that has infected some Macs. Now comes word that there is a good reason why, they are releasing an OS software update that will specifically tar..., in addition it will also warn users if they are about to download it accidentally. In the meantime, if you do get it, Cult of Mac has put together a little video on how to rid your Mac of it, also as my friend David said last week, get the Eset CyberSecurity program just to have peace of mind and that is just not him or me saying it, others are saying the same thing now.
Apple sees Growth in the Enterprise with jump in Mac sales
Not only is the iPhone doing great in the Enterprise sector, but now so are Macs jumping 66% in sales. That is a huge jump in sales for Apple in an area they for so long struggled in.
Apple Retail Stores Celebrate 10 Years, get more Interactive
Apple has updated their retail stores to have iPads connected at each table o... that allows you to do product comparison, check prices, and request a sales rep for further assistance. This will introduce a more interactive service for customers and if they still want to talk to a sales rep that can request one on it, it will even tell the customer where they are in the queue after requesting service. On the humorous side of Apple Retail, one particular location had some fun with the recent "Rapture coming on 5/21 at 6pm" by scheduling the rapture in the employees schedules. Ah, leave it to Apple to have fun.
iPhone Weekly Roundup
Ok so once again it is time for another weekly rundown of the next iPhone and what it may or may not have. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo says that the next generation iPhone will be a world phone capable of both GSM an....
Speaking of the next generation iPhone, it is rumored to possibly sport a curved glass look to it. I'm not so sure about this one, I like the current flat look model of the iPhone 4.
Speaking of the 4 model, it seems at this point we will see another iPhone model between the 4 and 5 iPhone and it looks to be the nicknamed the 4S. According to an AT&T rep though, it will not have 4G or LTE as it is known, the....
Finally, if you happen to have an iPhone 3GS and are excited about the coming iOS 5 well you might want to lower your expectations as it appears it may not support the 3GS model when it is released. We should know for sure however after Apple's World Wide Developers Conference next month where it is expected to be announced and demoed.
The good news is however that Amazon will allow you to trade in your 3GS or any other iOS device for that matter, for credit towards a newer iPhone or anything else they sell for that matter.
I don't have any app reviews this week, but two apps did cross my attention. One is called Foodish which is an app for maintaining a diary of your food, it is not a calorie app but more of a food journal app and it runs for $1.99. I haven't used this app so I can't say how good it is from a personal standpoint, but I love the concept.
Another app has been out for a while for the iPhone is Yahoo Messenger, but it was updated recently to be universal on both the iPhone and iPad. With the camera on the iPad 2, this means you can now do video chat on Yahoo with the updated app which of course is free. Now if only Yahoo would get on it with developing a full fledged Messenger for Mac that is no longer in beta mode.
Well, that is going to do it for this edition of AppleTalk Thursday. See you next week for another installment of all things Apple.