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Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of AppleTalk Thursday. Course last week we had a ton of WWDC news, let's see what the week after brings us in Apple news.
iOS 5 News and Bits
Of course one of the biggest things to come out of WWDC is the upcoming iOS 5 coming out this Fall. Apple has really gone out of its way to bring the iOS up to modern standards of a mobile OS and it is a huge improvement based .... Among the things I am excited most about is the improved notifications and iMessage which supports multiple addresses and selectable caller ID.
There are also some other cool features I didn't get to touch on last week for example camera functions are awesome now! You can now take a picture without having to unlock the phone and using the volume up button as a shutter button... within the camera app, so you no longer have to upload them to your Mac and edit them on iPhoto for example. Now I said iPhone 4 because as of right now in the early developer release, it appears photo editing is not an option on the 3GS or tab browsing in Safari. Outside of that the speed and performance between the iPhone 4 and 3GS seems to be about the same thanks to a video put out by AppleRumors Italia, check it out!
Another little tidbit of information is in the Contacts where it appears to have a dedicated field for Facebook, L......yes MySpace for whatever reason, for a profile link to the users home page on those sites.
If you want a complete exhaustive list of all the new features than a user in MacRumors is actually listing them individually with screen shots even so knock ....
Gartner Analyst Shows Strong PC Decline in Sales
Course another thing that came out of WWDC is that iOS 5 will cut the cord between iOS hardware and Mac/PC's. Apple has been arguing for quite sometime that the dawn of smartphones and tablets are slowly brining an end to the PC era. Now an analyst with Gartner believes that is the case as well based.... I still think there will be a place for Mac/PC's though, there is just some things I still rely on my Mac for such as blogging with MarsEdit and such.
The Voice lets you Vote with your Wallet via iTunes
NBC's The Voice is a big hit and now it appears you have another say on who stays or goes as when you buy a performers song on iTunes, it actually counts as a vote for them, pretty cool I would say.
Apple gets Flexible with Publishers on In-App Subscriptions
Apple has backed off on its stance with publishers on same price su... and outside app subscriptions. This should allow for more content providers to jump on board with the new Newsstand service Apple announced at WWDC.
Cupertino Approves new Apple HQ
Last week you will recall I talked about Apple's plans for a bigger headquarters in Cupertino, CA as Steve Jobs made a presentation before the mayor and city council there. Well the city has approved the plans for Apple's new mothership of a mo....
iPhones in Space
Speaking of things related to outer-space, the next and last Space Shuttle mission will launch with 2 iPhone 4's with an app to test spacecraft radiat.... That is pretty cool and I would like to point out that an Android did go into space first. Let the hate mail begin...just get my name right please.
BBC to broadcast with iPhones
The British Broadcasting Corporation is producing an app that will allo... and using a 3G signal to transmit them too. Pretty cool!
Some OS X Lion Tidbits
So a couple of interesting things discovered in the Lion developer release is that they appear to be dropping the name "AirPort" in their WiFi setting..., also there appears to be a way to just run in a browser mode only for guest accounts in order to prevent them from making OS changes and what not.
Apple settles with Nokia, Ron Johnson leaves Apple Retail for JC Penney
Closing out things, Apple and Nokia have made up on things and have reached a patent se... that involved both parties suing one another. Can't we all just get a long?
Also this week Apple Retail chief Ron Johnson is leaving the company to head up JC... starting November 1st. A huge career move for Ron and we wish him well here. Looking forward to see what kind of innovations he has in store for JCP.
Jobs and Gates Back When
Finally, courtesy of Cult of Mac, we take a look back at the younger years of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates when the relationship between Apple and Microsoft was more friendly you could say. I'm guessing by the photo that Gates was visiting Jobs at his home.
Well, that is going to do it for this edition of AppleTalk Thursday, be back next week for more things Apple and I hope to even have some app reviews again. Take care!