iWork for iCloud Seeing “Overwhelming Response”


Apple launched the beta of iWork for iCloud at its WWDC 2013 conference in June, but at the time the suite was only available to registered developers. Since then, Apple has been welcoming in batches many non-developers to use the new service. Last Friday, however, Apple opened up the beta of iWork for iCloud to anyone who might wish to use it. As 9to5Mac reports, the service has seemingly seen an “overwhelming response” and access has been limited due to this.


We’ve had an overwhelming response to Numbers for iCloud beta. Please check back soon.

In the meantime, you can continue to store your spreadsheets in iCloud.

The apps that make up iWork have long been a very popular part of Apple’s productivity line-up, and iWork for iCloud intends to bring this software to the cloud for document editing via any of the most popular browsers. the expected launch for the service is expected this fall.

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September 10th Preview: Apple’s Next Keynote

Late last week, AllThingsD — reported that Apple’s next iPhone will be unveiled on September 10th. Two days before Apple’s previous announcement of the iPhone 5 last year. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed from Apple. Respected journalist Jim Dalrymple of The Loop confirmed the rumor with his signature “yep”. As if straight from the horse’s mouth. Here’s how I think the event will play out on Apple’s big day.  (more…)

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Apple Begins Sending Out iWork for iCloud Beta Invites


At WWDC 2013 Apple introduced iWork for iCloud, the Cupertino corporation’s entry into cloud-based productivity software. Soon after the announcement they began sending beta invites to those registered as part of Apple’s developer program. According to some tipsters for MacRumors, Apple is now sending out these same invites to regular, non-developer users.

Head after the break for the full text of the invite email. Have you been invited? Let us know in the comments if so. (more…)

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Apple Announces Logic Pro X

Apple Announces Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X

Apple today unveiled Logic® Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects.

Logic Pro X is available from the Mac App Store today for $199.99.

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iTunes Gets a New MiniPlayer

iTunes Gets a New MiniPlayer

iTunes10Federico Viticci for MacStories writes:

Released in late November 2012, Apple today updated iTunes to version 11.0.3. The new version, available through the Mac’s Software Update panel, brings a redesigned MiniPlayer, an improved songs view, support for multi-disc albums, and performance improvements.

The new MiniPlayer looks sleek. iTunes 11.0.3 also packs additional improvements and security fixes.

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Airmail Debuts As A “Lightning Fast” Mac Mail Client


iOS may be in somewhat of a renaissance when it comes to email clients, with options ranging from Google’s official Gmail app to options such as Mailbox. The Mac, however, has been mostly left out of this rush.

Airmail hopes to fill this gaping hole with a client designed the goal of easily managing email in mind. While the project is still very early, the developers have adopted to push public beta tests in order to better flush out bugs and issues. The latest beta of the application added the following features:

  • Nested Folders
  • Folders Filter
  • All messages count
  • Fixed Sending issues
  • Characters Encoding fix
  • Mutex on other clients
  • BugFix


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BlueStacks Android App Player for Mac Enters Beta

BlueStacks has been around since before CES 2012, but development sure hasn’t slowed down. The above video, released in July of this year, announced the Android player’s arrival on Mac. The then-released alpha version only supported a total of 12 Android apps. Today, BlueStacks has announced the arrival of the app’s Beta version for Mac, enabling it to run over 750,000 Android apps.

This seemingly little-known app has actually created a storm, touting figures of over 5.3 million organic installs across both Windows and Mac, and deals to have the software pre-installed on at least 22 million machines. Also, while BlueStacks is has been hesitant to announce ”active” users, they have told TechCrunch that those numbers are “very healthy.” (more…)

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Apple Releases Second Supplemental Update to OS X 10.8.2

Yesterday and the day before, it was widely reported that various Macs couldn’t be updated to the latest version, OS X 10.8.2. The issues were generally vague, and only seemed to affect 2012 models. However, it seemed clear that Apple knew of the issue and was working to get the update out to all users.

That fix is available today in the form of a supplemental update. Apple acknowledges the issue, saying that the update is “is recommended for all Mac systems introduced in 2012″ and that it fixes “an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems.” This supplemental upgrade is bundled with 10.8.2 for anyone who has yet to update to 10.8.2, and is specifically targeted for release to anyone with a 2012 Mac. The latest version of OS X includes the usual bug fixes, alongside improved battery life on notebooks.


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Reflection: Twitter is to Blame For Tweetbot’s Expensive Price Tag

Tapbots earlier today released its highly anticipated Tweetbot app for Mac, although most users probably weren’t expecting the client to cost a hefty $19.99 from the Mac App Store. But before attacking the developer for charging such an outrageous price, one must blame Twitter themselves for this unfortunate situation.

Last August, Twitter made changes to its API policy, requiring that all third-party Twitter clients have no more than 100,000 unique tokens — in other words, users — within six months. As we shared earlier today, Tapbots describes the issue in greater detail:

Because of Twitter’s recent enforcement of token limits, we only have a limited number of tokens available for Tweetbot for Mac. These tokens dictate how many users Tweetbot for Mac can have. The app’s limit is separate from, but much smaller than, the limit for Tweetbot for iOS. Once we use up the tokens granted to us by Twitter, we will no longer be able to sell the app to new users. Tapbots will continue to support Tweetbot for Mac for existing customers at that time.

This limit and our desire to continue to support the app once we sell out is why we’ve priced Tweetbot for Mac a little higher than we’d like. It’s the best thing we can do for the long term viability of the product. We know some will not be happy about Tweetbot for Mac’s pricing, but the bottom line is Twitter needs to provide us with more tokens for us to be able to sell at a lower the price. We spent a year developing this app and it’s the only way for us to be able to make our money back and continue supporting it with updates in the future.

Time to reflect on that statement. Essentially, Tapbots is claiming that Tweetbot for Mac would be priced cheaper if it could support more users. But it can’t. Unfortunately, it appears that Tapbots will have to restrict downloads of Tweetbot for OS X from the Mac App Store after it receives 100,000 users, promising to provide support for those existing customers long after the limit is reached.

Tapbots was working on Tweetbot for Mac for one full year before Twitter decided to made this staggering decision, so it’s fair for the company to say that it simply wants to make its money back on the client. Tapbots suggests that you speak up to Twitter directly if you find this situation disappointing or inconveniencing, since there is virtually nothing the developer can do to change this reality.  (more…)

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Tweetbot for Mac Released

Tweetbot for Mac has been released and has quickly soared to the top of the Mac App store charts. After many months of testing different Alpha and Beta versions of the software that were received with mixed reviews, the Tapbots app has finally arrived in its finished form. The app includes most of the features that have long made the iOS version of Tweetbot popular while improving the interface and adding iCoud features that alone make the app stand above its competitors.

The app has no doubt matured since its earlier releases and now finally feels like a full-fledged desktop Twitter client that will be hard to compete with. However, in what may seem frustrating to some users, the app is going to cost you $19.99 on the Mac App store. Tapbots has said that this pricing model is mostly because of Twitter API restrictions, but defends itself saying that $20 for quality software is not too far of a stretch. Follow after the break for the full statement regarding pricing. (more…)

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