Apple’s October 2013 iPad and Mac Event

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We still have a lot to cover is there moto for this event. Below is a summary of everything they announced today.

 

OS X Maverics

  • provides even longer battery life to Macbooks
  • There are tags in the Finder and improvements to multiple-display support.
  • New Maps and iBooks apps.
  • OS X MAVERICS IS FREE!!!
  • It is available today on the Mac App Store

Macbook Air

  • Haswell chip inside the new ones, with Intel Iris graphics. Up to 90 percent faster than the last generation.
  • Up to nine hours of battery life.
  • The flash storage is 60 percent faster with 802.11ac WiFi as well.
  • There’s a Thunderbolt 2 port.
  • This next gen starts at $1,299, $200 cheaper than the last gen.
  • 2.4GHz dual-core i5, 4GB of DRAM on that base level.
  • Shipping today

Macbook Pro

  • The 15-inch Pro is powered by an Intel Crystalwell chip, with Iris Pro graphics.
  • 15-inch, 2.0GHz quad-core i7, 8GB memory, Iris Pro Graphics, 256GB storage, shipping today.
  • Starts at $1999, down from $2199.
  • 8 Hours of battery life, up from 7 hours. Faster Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based Flash.

Mac Pro

  • Next-gen Intel Xeon e5 at 4, 6, 8 or 12 cores
  • 1866MHz DDR
  • Storage is all flash based at up to 1TB. It’s also user accessible, so you can get right in there. You can expand things via Thunderbolt 2.
  • Can plug up to 3  4K displays into it. It also has HDMI 4.1 for HDTVs
  • Four USB 3.0 ports on this thing, six ThunderBolt 2 ports, dual gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, Bluetooth 4, 802.11ac WiFi
  • Price starts at $2,999.
  • Available in December.
  • 70% more energy efficient than previous generation.

iLife and iWork

  • There are new versions of iMovie, iPhoto and Garage Band for Mavericks and iOS. They’re all 64-bit and work with iCloud.
  • Largest updates ever.
  • Photo books coming to iPad
  • You can change speed on the video and do picture in picture on iOS devices. There’s a new, cleaner design on the Mac, as well.
  •  iMovie Theater. You can watch all of your videos in a single place — and its available across all devices and Apple TV through iCloud.
  • New feature in GarageBand called “Drummer”. Plays along with you, but takes your directions.
  • You can buy additional drummers through in-app purchases.
  • All of these will be free with the purchase of a new Mac or iOS device. And they’re all available today.
  • Pages, Numbers and Keynote have been redesigned for iOS 7 and rewritten for the desktop.

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iPad Air

  • There’s a 9.7 inch retina display with a smaller bezel than ever. 43 percent thinner.
  • The device itself is 7.5 mm thin — 20 percent thinner than the last generation.
  • Weighs just 1lb. .4lb lighter than last generation.
  • Same A7 Chip as the iPhone 5S with 64 bit support and M7 motion coprocessor.
  • 8x faster than the first iPad and graphics are 72% faster.
  • First IOS device with MIMO wireless (multi in, multi out).
  • 5MP iSight camera, a 1080p HD video camera and dual mics.
  • It starts at $499, replacing the last-gen iPad.
  • 10hrs battery life.
  • It comes in silver, white, gray and black. NO GOLD.
  • iPad Air is shipping November 1st.
  • No Touch ID
  • Multiple case options.

iPad Mini

  • Finally gets a Retina display!
  • A7 chip inside, making the CPU up to 4x faster and graphics up to 8x faster. It’s got 10 hours of battery life, MIMO and a 5MP camera.
  • It comes in silver, white, gray and black. NO GOLD.
  • priced at $399, later in November. Current iPad mini will drop to $299.
  • No Touch ID
  • Multiple case options as usual.

 

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Review: PDF Reader Pro

PDF Reader Pro, developed by YUYAO Mobile Software, Inc., is Top ranked in the business category of iTunes App Stores throughout the world, PDF Reader Pro continues to be the most cost-effective mobile PDF solution among competitors. The app was also selected as the Best Business App of App Store Rewind 2011 in Australia, New Zealand and other countries. PDF Reader Pro offers comprehensive functions such as fast rendering speed, saving documents to PDFs, scanning images to PDFs, and annotating documents. In addition, the app differentiated itself from other competitors with its PDF form filling function. It has also incorporated iCloud, SugarSync and a handful of other convenient cloud storage solutions.

PDF Reader Pro supports “Save to PDF” for all major file formats including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web Pages, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and many others. The new text selection feature enables you to highlight, underline, strikeout, and copy text in any PDF file you want. With PDF Reader Pro, you no longer need to purchase other apps to convert and markup PDF files. PDF Reader Pro gives you all the great features with the best price.

Supported Files
-MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
-image files (png, jpg, thm, jpeg, tif, tiff, gif, bmp, bmpf, ico, cur, xbm)
-audio files (aiff, aifc, wav, next, adts, mp3, acc)
-video files (mov, mp4, mpv, m4v, 3gp)
-Text files (txt, rtf)
-iWork files (keynote, pages, numbers)
-Comic files (cbr, cbz,ePub)
-HTML files and Safari webarchives
-Other file formats


PDF Reader Pro is currently on sale for 50% off in the Apple App Store for the low price of $2.99. It is a universal application so it will work on your iPhone / iPod Touch and your iPad. Overall it is an excellent application that combines multiple applications into one.  One of my favorite features is the built in browser. You can visit any website and download files, save them to iCloud, Dropbox and even locally. The ability to quickly take a picture of a document, convert it to a PDF, make edits, and send the file off via email, cloud, or WiFi make it a perfect business companion app.

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Apple Updates Xcode, iWork, Safari, & iTunes For Lion

Today is all about updates people, and Apple has been sending out a ton today, Apple updated Xcode, the iWork ’09 suite, Safari, and iTunes for Lion compatibility.

Xcode

So let’s get started with Xcode 4.1, this is now a free application, instead of the $4.99 that non iOS developers had to pay. All it updates is that it brings full screen support as well as the code being brought up to speed with Lion.

iWork ’09

iWork ’09 has been updated to take advantage of the full screen capabilities of Lion, Autosave, versions, and also the resume functionality.

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BREAKING: iWork For iOS Syncs With iCloud

iWork for iOS will allow you to upload all of your documents to iCloud. This means that iWork.com may be part of iCloud instead of a stand-alone product.

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BREAKING: Apple Launches iWork For iPhone

UPDATE: Also, to my surprise, they work on the iPhone 3G [S] & iPod touch 3rd generation as well as all A4 & A5 devices.

UPDATE 2: Click “Read More” at the bottom of the post to see some screenshots of the apps!

Finally, this long rumored piece of software has been released to the public! We have had rumors and evidence shown to us since late 2010 and it’s finally come true.

Apple has released a statement:

“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

Here’s what the new version of iWork does (as well as becoming universal applications):

Keynote
• Keynote Remote app (sold separately on the App Store) to control your presentation from another iPhone or iPod touch.
• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.

Numbers
• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.
• Improved usability including Smart Zoom for viewing and editing data.

Pages
• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.
• Ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler when editing text.
• Smart Zoom for viewing and editing data.

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