During this week Apple has showed off the upcoming versions of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9, alongside Apple Music on which we’ll come back later.
As far as it goes for El Capitan, it’s based on the precedent release of Yosemite, which brought in all the UI updates that we have since last year. Indeed, El Capitan is actually a mountain that’s found inside Yosemite National Park in California.
Refinements span throughout the whole system: from entire apps like Notes, to the details like the new font San Francisco, made especially for Retina displays or the trackpad shaking to reveal where the pointer is. Mission Control and Exposé have been greatly improved, while reducing at the same time the number of steps needed to sort out the desktop. With a simple swipe you can see what’s going on your Mac, and pull one or even two apps full screen side-by-side. Read More…
Recently researches of Skycure have discovered an SSL security flaw in iOS systems which allows an external attacker to force your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in an endless reboot process, thereby making them useless.
The exploit uses a malevolent SSL certificate that makes the operative system crash every time it attempts to use a secure connection under Wi-Fi connectivity. Because of that, even if you had known what was causing the problem, you would never had the time to shut down your Internet connection on the device.
The flaw, named “No iOS Zone” first appeared on a video which showed an iPhone 5S stuck in reboot mode.
Like every year, Apple has made available for students the Back to school promotion, as advertised on their website. From now until the early days of September, students who purchase a Mac for school/college purposes, will receive a free App Store gift card of 100$ to spend on kitting it out with all you need for comeback. Plus on the Apple Online Store there’s a new section dedicated to accessories for your newly purchased products, including online exclusives.
Instead, if you’re looking to buy an iPhone or an iPad for the same purposes, you’ll get a 50$ Gift Card.
Additionally to these bonuses, students can enjoy a dedicated discount with education pricing; up to 200$ on Mac, and up to 30$ on an iPad (nothing is applied regarding iPhones though).
Those who qualify for educational pricing and free gift card are college students, students accepted to college, parents buying on behalf of college students, faculty, homeschool teachers and staff at all grade levels.
Come ogni anno, Apple ha proposto nuovamente la campagna Back to school. Da ora fino ai primi giorni di Settembre, gli studenti che acquisteranno un Mac per la scuola riceveranno gratuitamente una carta regalo App Store del valore di €70, perfetta per attrezzarsi per il nuovo anno scolastico. In più, sull’Apple Online Store è presente una nuova guida all’acquisto comprendente tutti gli accessori per il vostro nuovo prodotto, incluse alcune esclusive.
In alternativa, gli interessati all’acquisto di un iPhone o iPad per gli stessi motivi, riceveranno una carta da €35.
In aggiunta a questi, gli studenti possono usufruire di uno sconto speciale education; fino a 209€ sui Mac e fino a 38€ su iPad (tuttavia, nulla è applicato sull’acquisto di iPhone).
Coloro che si qualificano per sia lo sconto education, sia la carta regalo sono studenti regolarmente iscritti o frequentanti un’università, un genitore che acquista per uno studente universitario, docente o membro del personale di scuole e università.
OS X Yosemite is probably the biggest visual update the Mac had in the past years. A close imitation of what iOS 7 has been. With yesterday’s keynote, it’s flatter than ever, based on translucent and opaque color schemes.
OS X Yosemite
The dock is in two dimensions, apps and folder icons have been redesigned from the ground up to be in style with the minimal design. Windows adapt to the background wallpaper, and the same translucent material used across the system adds a sense of infinite scrolling that brings you closer to the files within. This general color scheme applies system-wide to all included apps, ranging from Safari (now sporting a streamlined toolbar), Reminders, Mail, Messages. Spotlight isn’t restrained anymore in the top right corner of the screen, but has a fully-fledged search bar that includes results within the computer, the web and iCloud. Read More…
After a lot of rumors about Microsoft about to launch the Office suite to iOS, it happened. Alongside OneNote (which was already on App Store and updated to a new look), Word, PowerPoint and Excel make their appearance totally for free but with a gap; you need to be a regular subscriber to Office 365™ to create, edit and share documents within the application. Otherwise, they’ll work in read-only mode preventing any modification. This on the iPad.
With some astonishment too, a few days later this restriction has been removed from their respective for iPhone. Exactly, if you intend using Office on iPhone you won’t be forced to purchase a subscription that goes for 99,99€. Microsoft says that it was purely a question of balancing App Store and Windows Phone users as on the last one it has always been like that. Read More…