Apple today introduced iCloud, a set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content and push it to all your devices.
iCloud services include new versions of Contact, Calendar, and Mail; iCloud Backup and Storage; Photo Stream; and iTunes in the Cloud.
Last but not least, iTunes Match ($24.99 a year) will give you all of the benefits of iTunes in the Cloud for music you haven’t purchased from iTunes (iTunes Match scans your library and puts it in the cloud)
iCloud will be available this fall, along with iOS 5. A free beta version of iTunes in the Cloud is available today in the U.S. and requires iTunes 10.3 and iOS 4.3.3
Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features
New iOS 5 features include:
- Notification Center, an new way to view and manage notifications in one place without interruption;
- iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices;
- Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
- A new PC Free feature, which allows iOS 5 users to activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.
The iOS 5 beta software and SDK are available immediately for iOS Developer Program members at developer.apple.com. iOS 5 will be available as a free software update for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (fourth generation) and iPod touch (third generation) this fall. Some features may not be available on all products.
Apple today announced that Keynote, Pages and Numbers, are now available for iPhone and iPod touch, as well as iPad. Created for the Mac and then completely redesigned for iOS, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.
Keynote, Pages and Numbers import and export documents from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office; print wirelessly using AirPrint; and include beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates. All iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organize them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.
Pricing & Availability
Keynote, Pages and Numbers are universal apps that run on iPad and iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). Keynote, Pages and Numbers are available from the App Store for $9.99 (US) each for new users, or as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Keynote Remote is sold separately via the App Store for 99 cents (US).
Apple today announced that the white iPhone 4 will be available beginning tomorrow. White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple’s online store (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
“The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right.”
Lines are already forming in order to get the new iPhone 4
Power App today introduced GeigerMap 1.0 for iOS, their new Health & Fitness app that provides updated radiation readings from more than 7,500 official and private measuring stations worldwide. GeigerMap consists of a searchable, global Google Map that displays crowd-sourced Geiger counter readings. Each colored pushpin can be tapped to read the name of the town or city and its current radiation level. The map offers an instant visualization of radiation levels, with green pins symbolizing a reading of 180 CPM (Counts Per Minute) or less (normal), violet pins 180 - 600 CPM (high), and red pins 600 CPM or more (dangerous).
With accidents at nuclear power facilities in the news, citizens of many countries have been concerned for their safety. Owning an inexpensive Geiger counter is not a practical solution, since these devices are too inaccurate to be useful. The CPM readings from a reliable Geiger counter measure a broad range of radiation including alpha, beta, gamma, and mixed particles. When measured over time, CPM readings are quite useful in determining abnormally high levels of radioactive decay. At present, there are no new violet pins displayed anywhere, except in a small radius surrounding the damaged nuclear power facility in Japan. And no red pins are displayed anywhere.
The primary value of GeigerMap is to assure ordinary people that worldwide radiation levels are not dangerously high, even following accidents at electrical power plants that rely on fissionable, nuclear material for boiling water that will power turbine generators. Although radiation levels may be lethal on-site, locations more than 25 miles away generally remain unaffected. Because the app employs such a large sampling, it is easily possible to dismiss anomalous readings that may be reported in isolated locales.
* Monitor global radiation levels on your iOS device
* Geiger counter readings are updated several times each day
* Obtain the exact numerical reading for towns and cities worldwide
* Error minimization by comparing monitoring stations in the near vicinity
* At 200 CPM the risk of cancer starts to increase
* Direct links to many more free and paid apps from Power APP GmbH
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 3.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GeigerMap 1.0 is available for $4.99 (USD) worldwide through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness Category.