02-06-2014, 16:55 #1
[EN] Apple announces iCloud Drive
Apple Shows Off Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 at Developer Conference
First big new new feature: iCloud Drive. Mac can work on iCloud documents from within the finder. Store any files, use folders and tags. Synch across Mac. (Paging Dropbox.) iCloud Drive works on Windows too.
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02-06-2014, 17:00 #2
On to iOS. Cook back, talking about all those iOS devices including 130 million iOS customers in last year buying first Apple device. “Many of these customers were switchers from Android. They had bought an Android phone by mistake and then had sought a better experience and a better life.”
Nearly half of customers in China in past six months switched from Android to iPhone.
Cook notes that Apple customers more satisfied because Apple makes its software updates broadly available.
9 out of 10 (89 percent) of iOS users are running iOS 7. Only one out of 10 Android customers on KitKat. More than a third on something four years old That’s ancient history, Cook said, telling developers they are not able to run latest apps or getting security updates.
Android dominates mobile malware market, with 99 percent.
02-06-2014, 17:24 #3
02-06-2014, 18:25 #4
Apple’s iCloud Drive Gets Wider Functionality—and Lower PriceToday, Apple introduced a major update to its iCloud service. You can finally use it to store files of your choosing, and sync with not only other Mac devices, but also Windows computers as well.
Apple also introduced a related service called Mail Drop, which allows for large-size file attachments in email, leveraging the cloud drive.
More importantly, Apple is dramatically lowering its pricing for iCloud Drive. In addition to the 5GB you get for free, Apple will provide 20GB for 99 cents per month, and 200GB for 3.99 per month.
02-06-2014, 18:31 #5
Apple takes on rivals with integrated cloud and messaging apps
The iCloud service could pose a challenge to Dropbox and other online storage providers
At its annual conference for software developers, the firm unveiled iCloud Drive, an internet-based storage app, and improved integration for calls and messages across Apple devices.
Apple updated both its mobile and desktop operating systems.
The company also showed off HealthKit, new software that works with third-party wearable health devices.
A parallel app, called Health, measures users' personalised healthcare statistics, and even contacts their hospital directly if it notices irregularities.
The latest version of Apple's operating system for desktops and laptops, entitled OS X 10.10 Yosemite, features a flattened design, and closer integration with other Apple devices, allowing users to make and receive calls and text messages from their iPhone on their desktops or laptops.
Like its predecessor, Mavericks, OS X Yosemite will be made available as a free update to existing Mac users.
Apple's software engineering vice-president, Craig Federighi, unveiled HomeKit, which allows users to control their home environment with smartphones.
"Only your iPhone can open your garage door, or unlock your door," he told the audience in San Francisco.
"With Siri integration you can say something like 'get ready for bed' and be assured that your garage door is closed, your door is locked, the thermostat is lowered and your lights are dimmed."
The company also announced it would open up its Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology to third-party software developers - allowing device owners to avoid having to type in passwords - and let users install alternative keyboards including Nuance's Swype.
One analyst noted that some of Apple's introductions would be likely to impact other tech firms.
"iCloud drive [is a] big shot at consumer Dropbox, if it works well," tweeted Benedict Evans, an analyst at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz - a nod to the fact that Apple has faced problems with its online services in the past.
Former chief executive Steve Jobs had previously attempted to buy Dropbox, reportedly warning its founders that the Mac-maker would go after the same market.
Last week, Apple announced it was buying headphone maker and music streaming service Beats for $3bn - the company's biggest acquisition to date.
Apple shares, which have been doing well recently, fell more than 1% following the keynote address.
02-06-2014, 21:38 #6
iOS 8: cloud of choiceOn a PC or Mac, it is relatively easy to save a document, whether to a hard drive or to any number of cloud storage services.
In the mobile world, though, files tend to get shoehorned into tiny, closed boxes. With iOS, there isn’t a direct file system a user can access, and like most in the space, Apple tends to prefer its own cloud storage option.
“One of the biggest challenges that you have as a consumer of these technologies is you have a bunch of silos,” Box CEO Aaron Levie said in an interview Monday.
But, while Apple did announce a bunch of new iCloud features at its developer conference, it also announced a new option coming with iOS 8 for customers to save and retrieve documents from their cloud of choice. Among the storage options Apple showed as possibilities were Box and Microsoft’s OneDrive.
“We’ve been hoping for it for a long time,” Levie said, speaking on the sidelines of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. “Literally, for the past three to four years we have been wanting to see it in the industry, and it is finally happening.”
It’s important, Levie said, especially for business customers that have chosen a cloud provider, such as Box, and want to be able to use it across all their company’s devices.
“All of a sudden your enterprise has tens of thousands of iPads and iPhones and you need ways of moving around content and documents between those devices,” Levie said. “That is one of the biggest drivers of our growth.”