Some iPhone 5s owners plagued with blue screen of death

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 8, 2013

In the past week or so, we have been inundated with numerous tips about an apparent issue with Apple’s iWork productivity suite running on the iPhone 5s.

Folks have been emailing us about their top-end iPhone abruptly restarting each time they’d fired up Apple’s Pages, Numbers or Keynote app.

Digging deeper, the problem raises its ugly head not just with iWork but some third-party apps as well. I’m just scatter-shooting here, but this could be due to the iPhone 5s’s A7 chip and the transition to 64-bit computing.

Sure enough, a quick hop over to Apple’s support forums revealed a thread with similar complaints where the iPhone 5s goes into a blue screen prior to respringing – hence the Blue Screen of Death moniker.

As this issue continues to persists, I though you should know about how it manifests itself and tell you about a band-aid solution. Apple of course is cleverly keeping mum on the matter and is yet to respond with a software fix for the glitch. Read on… Read More

 

iWork, iPhoto & iMovie apps now free with new iOS device purchases

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 10, 2013

Who needs Microsoft Office? Apple announced today that iWork — which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — along with iLife — which includes iMovie and iPhoto — are now free with all new iOS devices. That’s right, when you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you get five of Apple’s most popular apps free of charge — a $40 value.

The only thing the package doesn’t include is Garageband, which is an integral part of the iLife suite on the desktop. Still, this is an incredible value for new iOS adopters… Read More

 

Apple now limiting access to iWork for iCloud Beta due to high demand

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2013

This past weekend Apple launched iWork for iCloud Beta to developers and non-developers alike, who could check out the suite as long as they had a valid Apple ID account set up to use iCloud on iOS devices. The web apps have reportedly garnered lots of interest, so much so that the company on Monday was forced to limit access to iWork for iCloud.

In other words, Apple’s online productivity suite has already become too popular, even though it’s currently in beta. Attempting to sign up for the service yields an error prompt with the message saying, “We’ve had an overwhelming response” to iWork for iCloud apps… Read More

 

Apple opens iWork for iCloud Beta to everyone

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 23, 2013

Previously available only to Apple’s registered developers and and later on to some select users, Apple has today decided to open iWork for iCloud web apps to everyone ahead of its September 10 keynote. That’s right, you can now log in to the web interface at iCloud.com using your existing Apple ID, regardless of whether you are a developer or a regular user.

The service provides Apple’s suite of iWork apps – Pages, Keynote and Numbers – that run in any standard web browser such as Apple’s Safari, Google’s Chrome and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and support editing functionality… Read More

 

Apple opens up iWork for iCloud beta to non developers

By Cody Lee on Jul 18, 2013

During its June WWDC keynote, Apple introduced a new version of its popular productivity suite called iWork for iCloud. Just as the name suggests, the offering brings Apple’s iWork apps—Keynote, Numbers, and Pages—to your browser.

For a while now, developers have had access to iWork for iCloud through Apple’s beta iCloud portal. But today, the company has reportedly begun inviting non-developer users to join in on the fun by giving them access to the software… Read More

 

More proof that Apple’s premium iWork/iLife iOS suite could go free

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 9, 2013

Apple for years offered iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand iOS apps as a $4.99 download each.

On the Mac, those apps which comprise the iLife suite come bundled with new Mac purchases and Apple’s been very actively advertising them as one of the reasons people switch to the Mac.

As for the iWork productivity suite – comprised of the Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet maker and Keynote presentation creator – users are expected to pay $19.99 each on the Mac side and $9.99 each on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Some watchers think the advent of the free iWork for iCloud web apps with full editing capabilities (currently in beta) may signal Apple’s intention to make the entire iWork suite a free affair, giving people one less reason to consider rival platforms. Today, a German blog has discovered an interesting change in the first-run App Store screen in the latest iOS 7 Beta 3 that surprisingly adds individual iWork/iLife apps as free downloads… Read More

 

Apple dogfooding iWork for iCloud Beta to all employees

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2013

Along with a host of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks announcements, Apple spent some air time during its WWDC 2013 keynote talking about the much-improved cloud component of its iWork productivity suite for Macs and iDevices.

iWork for iCloud, as it is called, for the first time provides rich Pages, Keynote and Numbers web apps that run smoothly in a web browser like Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer, much like Google’s Docs suite.

After making iWork for iCloud Beta available to its registered developers via the beta.icloud.com web page, the company has just started dogfooding the software to all its employees… Read More

 

Apple makes ‘iWork for iCloud’ beta available to developers

By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2013

Alongside OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, Apple showed off its new web-based ‘iWork for iCloud’ software suite during its Monday keynote. The suite, similar to Google Docs and Office 360, allows users to view and edit iWork, and other documents right from their browser. And Apple just activated a beta version of it for registered developers… Read More

 

iWork for iCloud unveiled: runs Pages, Keynote, and Numbers right in your browser

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 10, 2013

iWork for iCloud is a brand new product announced by Apple today at the WWDC keynote. It’s a product that will coexist with the currently existing iWork suite. iWork for iCloud exists totally in the cloud, meaning that it runs via Safari and other browsers (IE and Chrome included), similarly to Microsoft’s Office 365.

Editing and viewing documents in iWork for iCloud looks almost identical to the current iWork suite experience. Support for Pages, Numbers and Keynote (along with 3D animations) is included. Read More

 

Apple wants to ‘re-imagine’ iLife and iWork apps

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 4, 2013

Apple is looking for some fresh blood to join its iLife and iWork development teams and “re-imagine how user interfaces should be built and work”, a series of job ads posted on its web site indicates. In addition to engineers in the iLife Frameworks QA department, Apple is also seeking a QA engineer to help test new features in iPhoto, a Senior User Interface Designer for iWork and two Senior Software Engineer positions which explicitly mention improving the user interface of iLife apps… Read More

 

iWork updated with better Microsoft Office support and new features

By Cody Lee on Dec 4, 2012

Apple has this afternoon updated its iWork suite for both iOS and the Mac. The mobile versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote all received fairly significant changes, and their Mac counterparts received minor updates. We’ve got the change logs for the apps after the break… Read More

 

Apple officially shuts down MobileMe and iWork.com

By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2012

Apple has officially closed the door on its MobileMe cloud service today. The move comes after a several month-long transition period that allowed users to move their accounts to iCloud and download their remaining files.

As of this morning, the MobileMe site no longer offers users the option to transfer their accounts over to iCloud, or download their remaining data. Instead, MobileMe visitors are redirected to the existing iCloud website… Read More

 

iWork for iOS apps updated with iCloud support

By Cody Lee on Jul 25, 2012

iWork users will be happy to know that Apple has updated the iOS versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote today, to support the new Documents in the Cloud feature in OS X Mountain Lion.

The highly-anticipated feature keeps documents in-sync across both Mac and iOS versions of the apps in the iWork suite, and automatically keeps them up to date with the latest changes… Read More

 

Apple pulls iWork.com, leaving iOS users to soldier on with iCloud

By Oliver Haslam on Mar 10, 2012

With iCloud continuing to grow with new features left and right, Apple has begun trimming the fat by announcing the imminent death of another of its cloud-based services.

The iWork.com service is set to be switched off on July 31st 2012, having never gotten out of the beta stage and barely registering for many, even those who are self proclaimed Apple fans.

Originally built to enable iWork users both on the Mac and iOS devices to share documents easily via the cloud, iWork.com became defunct as soon as the iWork iOS apps began to take advantage of the iCloud service, seamlessly syncing documents to the big server in the sky… Read More

 

How iCloud Syncing Integrates With iWork [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 19, 2011

Caught up in all of the hoopla about the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 was the release of an updated iWork suite for iOS.

The new iWork features iCloud syncing compatibility, a feature that has been in beta for months, but was finally released to the public last week.

Inside, we showcase iWork’s new cloud syncing functionality, which allows you to sync documents on your iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, and even your Mac in limited fashion… Read More

 

iWork for iOS Updated With iCloud Support

By Cody Lee on Oct 12, 2011

If you’re just tuning in to iDB today, Apple is in the middle of seeding several major software updates and releases. The Cupertino company just released iOS 5, and now they’ve pushed out updates for the iWork software suite.

Along with the new mobile software, iCloud has started rolling out to the masses. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote have all been updated to support Apple’s new sync and storage service… Read More

 

The Likely Reason Why There Will Be No 64GB iPhone 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2011

Yesterday, we reported that the iPhone 5 might not receive the bump in storage that some have been expecting. Rumors swirling around a screen-grab from a Vodafone inventory listing, suggests that the iPhone 5 will arrive in one of four flavors — a black 16GB or 32GB option, and a white 16GB or 32GB option — 64GB of storage capacity was nowhere to be seen.

Now, at first, that might seem weird considering that Apple’s created 64GB iterations of the iPod touch and iPad lineup. But iCloud is right on the horizon, and with it, Apple has effectively eliminated the need for increased local storage capacity in their mobile devices. Check inside to see why… Read More

 

iCloud.com Now Syncing With iOS 5 and iWork Apps

By Oliver Haslam on Aug 3, 2011

Apple’s new iCloud service has taken another step towards its publish launch, with the combination of a new iCloud website and beta versions of the iOS iWork apps meaning cross-device syncing is almost here.

The new iCloud.com website offers users the chance to download saved documents for offline use, such as printing. And it also gives them the chance to upload your own iWork-compatible content, and then iCloud can push it out to iDevices using the same account.

Oh, and those iDevices? Syncing works from them tooRead More

 

iCloud-Enabled iWork Apps Now Available in Beta

By Oliver Haslam on Aug 2, 2011

Apple has released new beta versions of all its iOS iWork apps, with Pages, Keynote and Numbers all receiving the iCloud treatment.

The new releases, available for download now via the iOS Developer Portal, all now include Apple’s new iCloud syncing features, giving developers a chance to test drive the apps before they see an official release.

All three apps are universal, meaning iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners will be able to download and install them… Read More

 

iOS 5 Beta 4 Brings Documents to the iCloud

By Alex Heath on Jul 23, 2011

Apple has released iOS 5 Beta 4, and people are starting to find interesting additions and changes made in Apple’s latest beta build.

Apparently, Apple has finally turned on document syncing with iCloud, so apps can now start syncing iWork documents between all of your iDevices. This is great news for developers to start field testing document syncing in their own apps, and a nice preview of what’s to come for us all this Fall… Read More