Computerworld Blogs - Apple en OS X Beta Seed: Apple's open is closed <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Apple-focused bloggers will now have to do something other than breaking confidentiality agreements or exploring LinkedIn&#39;s Apple employee pages to tell their tales.</span></p> AAPL Apple beta Beta Seed Program Computing confidentiality Mac Mac rumours Macintosh operating systems OS X Rumor secrecy secrets Technology iOS Mac OS X Macintosh Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:25:18 +0000 Jonny Evans 23821 at Apple puts pre-release OS X on the map <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>Beta Seed: Help find hidden treasure.</i></b></p> <p> Yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) quietly started a new program which permits users to try out pre-release versions of OS X. Named &quot;Beta Seed,&quot; the program is available to <i>anyone</i> free of charge.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers believe silence is golden.</p> AAPL Apple Beta Seed Mavericks IT Industry Mac OS X Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:43 +0000 Richi Jennings 23820 at 5 steps to save the planet, Earth Day, Apple special <!--paging_filter--><p> The potential difference to global energy demand made by billions taking these few steps is significant. Doing so will help encourage other electronics firms to do what Apple wants them to do and the earth needs them to do: &quot;Benchmark&quot;&nbsp;its commitment to greener IT.</p> Apple Earth Day electricity Environmental responsibility green green computing green IT hints and tips IOS iPad iPhone Mac mobile device OS X peripherals power Samsung should copy this Tim Cook Android iOS Mac OS X Macintosh Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:59:44 +0000 Jonny Evans 23816 at How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users. Need more space? You got to pay for it. If you don&#39;t want to do this then you should take a look at these tips to keep your iCloud usage under control.</span></p> Apple backups cloud storage hints and tips iCloud IOS iOS 7 iPad iPhone Mac Macintosh mail Mavericks OS X photos storage storage space iOS Mac OS X Macintosh Public Cloud Smartphones Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:06:06 +0000 Jonny Evans 23810 at OS X Mavericks: 4 speed secrets <!--paging_filter--><p> A few fresh ways to tweak better performance from your Mac.</p> Apple apps Disk Utility iMac iTunes Mac Mac Pro macbook Macintosh Mavericks OS X OS X Mavericks performance Safari tips troubleshooting Desktop Apps Laptops Mac OS X Macintosh Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:13:42 +0000 Jonny Evans 23806 at Mourning Steve Jobs, Samsung-style <!--paging_filter--><p> Samsung vice-chairman, Lee Jae-yong, attended the private memorial service for Steve Jobs on October 16, 2011. While he mourned, his US team schemed to capitalize on Jobs&#39; death, which they called the &quot;best opportunity to attack iPhone&quot;.</p> Android Apple Cho Gee-sung ethics Galaxy IOS iPad iPhone iphone 4S Lee Jae-yong mobile mobile industry Samsung smartphones Steve Jobs Tim Cook Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:55:08 +0000 Jonny Evans 23797 at Apple's anti-Android Holy War gets real <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">You don&#39;t get plans like these by &quot;benchmarking&quot; competitors. You get them by ignoring them.</span></p> AAPL Android Apple cloud services GoToFail Heartbleed Holy War IOS iOS 7 iOS 8 iPhone iPhone 6 iWatch mobile mobile payment purchasing patterns Samsung security Tim Cook TouchID user experience Android iOS Mobile Payments Smartphones Tablets Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:57:29 +0000 Jonny Evans 23791 at Google's flat Android plan is not just about Apple <!--paging_filter--><p> User interfaces won&#39;t be defined by what you see on the display forever, of course. Voice and gesture recognition will become part of the user interface equation -- this absolutely makes sense when the challenge of developing logical user experiences for wearable devices really takes off.</p> Android Apple Chris DeSalvo flat flat design gesture Google IOS iPad iPhone Justin Maxwell mobile operating systems Samsung Scott forstall Siri voice smartphones tablets user experience user interfaces Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:11:14 +0000 Jonny Evans 23785 at Apple has no Heart (bleed) <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&ldquo;Apple takes security very seriously. iOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key Web-based services were not affected.&rdquo;</span></p> Amazon Android Apple Blackberry danger Google hack Heartbleed iCloud IOS iPad iPhone Jelly Bean Mac mobile security Open SSL OS X public information security Yahoo Android Cloud Security Cybercrime and Hacking iOS Mac OS X Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:41:27 +0000 Jonny Evans 23779 at Smartphone makers: If you don't make iPhones or Samsung you may as well quit <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">What&rsquo;s bad about the Apple/Samsung market duopoly is that lack of competition in the sector inevitably weakens innovation in the space, prompting further market consolidation and ultimately limiting consumer choice.</span></p> 5-inch phone AAPL Android Apple Changewave Galaxy IOS iOS 7 iPad iPhone iPhone 6 mobile phablet Samsung smartphone smartphones Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:55:22 +0000 Jonny Evans 23775 at OS X Mavericks: How to control your Mac with your voice <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">While it doesn&#39;t offer Siri (yet) you can already control your Mac using speech &ndash; you can even add more spoken word commands using Automator.</span></p> Apple applications apps Automator iTunes Mac OS X Mavericks OS X OS X Mavericks siri Speech control on mac Spoken control voice control Voice Over Desktop Apps Laptops Mac OS X Macintosh Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:26:01 +0000 Jonny Evans 23769 at The iWatch Mac: Why Apple should put Siri in OS X <!--paging_filter--><p> Apple&#39;s &quot;done innovating&quot;? Don&#39;t be stupid. There&#39;s plenty more it can achieve.</p> AirPlay Apple Apple TV Cloud cloud computing innovation IOS iPad iPhone iWatch Mac Macintosh OS X platform revolution siri Technology TouchID user interface wearable iOS Mac OS X Macintosh Private Cloud Smartphones Tablets Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:49:28 +0000 Jonny Evans 23761 at Why is Facebook killing iPhone battery life? <!--paging_filter--><p> Facebook is one of the world&#39;s most popular smartphone apps so why, just why, is the Facebook app devouring iPhone battery life?</p> Apple battery life carriers communications Facebook IOS iOS 7 iPad iPhone mobile social networking Technology telecoms texts voice WhatsApp Android iOS Mobile Apps Social Media Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:23:27 +0000 Jonny Evans 23757 at Apple's sensor experts are developing much more than an iWatch <!--paging_filter--><p> Apple has assembled an all-star team featuring some of the world&#39;s most proficient and well-connected biosensor engineers. Is this extensive investment entirely dedicated to an iPhone app called Healthbook and an accessory called an iWatch?&nbsp;</p> Apple digital health Healthbook IOS iPad iPhone iWatch Mac Mac OS X mobile mobile devices OS X Technology user interface Healthcare IT iOS Mac OS X Mobile Apps Smartphones Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:49:22 +0000 Jonny Evans 23749 at WWDC 2014: Apple's return to glory? <!--paging_filter--><p> Apple&#39;s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) begins June 2 in San Francisco; the company says -- will the event mark a return to industry leadership?</p> Apple developers hardware iBeacons IOS iPad iPhone iPod Mac Macintosh mobile OS X plans plots San Francisco software Technology wwdc iOS Mac OS X Macintosh Smartphones Tablets Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:24:17 +0000 Jonny Evans 23746 at