Apple’s iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote has some new collaboration features. The iCloud versions of the iWorks apps run within web browsers so users can create and edit documents without having to use a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. The new versions of the software shows who is currently in a document and there are unique cursors and colors for each collaborator. There is also support for print within the app interfaces and folders for organizing documents. The iCloud version of Numbers also has support for reordering sheets and the ability to add hyperlinks.
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At the Surge Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, GigaOM spotted an Apple booth on the trade show floor. Apple is usually not known for appearing at trade shows, which made this appear peculiar. The guy at the conference was hiring engineers to help with Apple iCloud. The Surge Conference focuses on scalability so it makes sense to recruit for iCloud there out of all of Apple’s services. Engineers from Pinterest, Yammer, and Facebook were giving talks at the Surge conference.
Apple iOS 6 Beta 3 was released to developers today and the change logs have revealed that me.com e-mail addresses and Apple IDs available under MobileMe are being changed to icloud.com e-mail addresses. icloud.com e-mail addresses are now being made available for iCloud mail users.
MacRumors.com has published a couple of leaked screenshots that show web versions of Notes and Reminders. The iCloud Beta portal has been activated for developers that are part of iOS 6 beta at beta.icloud.com. The site has “Beta” tags on Find My iPhone, Notes, Reminders, and Calendar.
Apple Inc. is preparing to update iCloud so that it would have photo-sharing features according to a source with The Wall Street Journal. The updated iCloud features are expected to be announced at the Apple WorldWide Developer Conference starting on June 11th. iCloud users would be able to share sets of photos with other users and comment on them according to the WSJ’s sources.
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Apple is bringing Reminders and Notes to iCloud, Apple’s cloud offering service. Notes and reminders are joining calendar, e-mail, contacts, and iWork documents as being available for iCloud. Macstories.com caught a leak of the new apps being added to iCloud from http://beta.icloud.com, but it has been taken down for now.
Universal Studios movies are now available for download through Apple iCloud. Both Fox and Universal were not participating in iCloud as of March due to contractual obligations with HBO. HBO was working with Fox and Universal since then to loosen restrictions.
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