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Monday, April 16, 2012

iWork Suite and Aperture Now Mac App Store Only

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:30 PM

"Apple pulled the trial versions of Aperture 3 and productivity suite iWork '09 from its website, according to a report from MacStories. The links that previously contained download instructions now redirect users to the Mac App Store. An Apple support forum post suggests the Aperture trial was pulled a while ago."

Aperture 3 and the iWork Suite (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) in the Mac App Store only, no big shocker I'm sure since that is where all of their software will end up. I do like it that way myself, makes things so much easier especially if you get a new machine and need to reinstall.

Monday, March 12, 2012

iWork Ending, iCloud Now The Focus

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

"It seems Apple has come to find that iCloud is the better solution to its service before the latter even had the chance to come out of beta, i, and will be discontinuing it on July 31st (a month after the company is set to also discontinue MobileMe in favor of iCloud)."

I never really used this much anyway, so I won't miss it. The key here is to make sure that if you did or are using it, that you get your files moved by July 31, 2012.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What Office Apps Do You Use on Your iPad?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:31 PM

"Last June I posted my iPad Office app showdown article looking at four available applications. This post has been extremely popular with readers and I have since received dozens of email inquiries for an updated article to see if my conclusions are the same or if there are more choices this year with the iPad and iPad 2 now available from Apple."

You can read the original article here, but with this new article he looks at six different office suite applications you can use on the iPad. His result? Well I don't think it's too much of a surprise that he chooses iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) as the winner due to the functionality, although it is expensive. A close runnerup is Quickoffice Pro HD, which he says is "visually as good as iWorks, missing some functions in word processor, excellent cloud support." The article is well worth reading, especially if you are trying to find an application for your iPad, and you may find that his summary gives you just what you need in order to make a decision. I'm curious though, what do you use on your iPad?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

iWork Update Available Now For iOS, Adds iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:51 PM

"Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®."

Now you can also use these programs on iPod Touch and iPhones. Pages [affiliate link], Numbers [affiliate link] and Keynote [affiliate link] are now available via the iTunes Store for $9.99 USD, free though as an update for existing iWork iPad customers.

Tags: software, iwork, ios

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

iWork and MobileM Rebate Ends

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:17 AM

"A source within Apple has provided us with an internal memo announcing the end of Apple's long-running rebate programs for both the MobileMe service and Apple's iWork productivity suite of applications."

What does all this mean? Who knows but when stuff like this happens it usually means a change is coming to one or both of these programs. We have seen many stories about what is going to happen with MobileMe, such as iTunes cloud storage with the new data center, but the only thing we know for sure is that a change is coming!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

iWork Updated to 9.0.5

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:48 PM

"We don't hear from Apple very often when it comes to iWork for Mac and updates. But on Wednesday the company delivered iWork Update 5, which adds a number of new features and fixes to both the iWork '09 suite for Mac and It also released Keynote Remote 1.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch."

The big change is that now all three of the apps (Numbers, Pages and Keynote) all have the public sharing and private upload options. You can also, with regards to Keynote, upload presentations that can be played at the site or embedded in other websites. You just have to make sure your version of Safari is the latest and greatest version. Along with this update was improvements to the Keynote Remote app, version 1.2, which added support for the retinal display on the iPhone 4 along with some iOS multitasking. All the details are right here at the Apple support page.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Save iWork on iDisk

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

"In iWork for the iPad, there are options to transfer documents by email, sharing on, copy to iDisk, copy to WebDAV, or send via iTunes to a USB connected computer. An option which is not available, but often very useful, is to get the document into Dropbox for sharing. There is not an easy way to do this if you don't have a computer handy to connect with."

But thanks to a tip from the Dropbox Help Forums, there is a workaround to save your iWork documents in iDisk. It is a lengthy process, so I just wish iWork would add Dropbox support. Alternatively, Dropbox could add WebDAV support. Either way would work fine with me!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apple Updates the iWork Suite of Products for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"If you've been hesitant about purchasing the individual iWork apps for the iPad, perhaps you should now reconsider. Apple just released what can only be called a significant update to each of its iWork apps: Keynote, Numbers and Pages."

The big update (among the many updates to each product) is the exporting capability to MobileMe iDisk or WebDAV services. For Keynote [affiliate link], you can now export presentations using the PowerPoint format, group and ungroup objects and they have also added support for audio in builds when importing Keynote '09 presentations. For Numbers [affiliate link], the highlights are exporting in Excel format (.XLS) and opening CSV files from Mail and other apps. And last but not least, in Pages [affiliate link], you can now display the word count for your document, open .txt files from Mail and import/export Pages '09 tables with image background fills in cells among other things. All in all a great set of updates from Apple, but the exporting to MobileMe/WebDAV sealed the deal for me.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Editable Google Docs for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:42 PM

"Google Docs for Android and the iPad is coming "soon," says Google. Getting on the iPad is a pretty obvious move for Google Docs. (Today, you can see Google Docs on the iPad, but you can't edit them.)"

Nice addition, but no word yet on when it will actually be turned on, and the author feels this will make some competition for Apple's iWork for iPad. What do you think? If you use iWork now, are you going to switch over to Google Docs or are you already using Google Docs and are just happy about the news?

Friday, August 27, 2010

iWork 9.0.4 for Your ePub Needs, and a Bonus MacBook Pro Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

"If you've been looking for a way to create ePub documents that you can read in iBooks on your iPad or iPhone, then you're in luck. Apple on Thursday released iWork 9.0.4, an update to its suite of productivity software; chief among the improvements is the ability for Pages to export ePub files."

Not only was iWork updated to allow you to create your own ePub documents, but the Core i5 and i7 MacBook Pro owners also got an EFI FirmWare update. Macworld has a write up on the EFI Update, as well as one on the features with the iWork 9.0.4 update, both released on Thursday. You can also read up on the iWork update at Apple via their knowledge base article.

Monday, August 9, 2010

What Pages for the iPhone Might Look Like

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:30 AM

"Remember those rumors of iWork coming to iPhone a couple months ago...? We remembered that hackers were able to get the iPad Netflix app running on an iPhone, and their result looks just like the production version later announced at WWDC 2010."

9To5Mac was able to get the iPad version of Pages working on the iPhone. Despite some obvious problems due to the smaller screen, it works pretty well. It at least gives you an idea of what Pages for the iPhone would look like, if Apple were to make it. While I have no use for Pages on my iPhone, I can see how useful it might be in certain situations. This all depends, of course, on Apple porting Pages to the iPhone, which will probably happen eventually. Is anybody excited about the prospect?

Tags: software, iwork, pages

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The iPad, It's Not All Fun & Games!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

"While television commercials for the iPad highlight all the fun you can have with it--watching HD movies, reading books, and playing games--Apple reminds us you can also use it to get work done."

And to prove it, the folks over at Laptop Magazine have put several productivity suites through their paces. They reviewed iWork for iPad, Dataviz and Quickoffice to see just how well they work on the iPad. Surprisingly, to me at least, iWork was the only one that didn't sync with Google Docs. As prolific as that is, I would think they would have added that functionality to their product. But if that isn't important to you, it has other benefits and you can read all about it in the reviews for each one, just click on the links for each one above.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Apple Updates iWork Suite for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:30 AM

"Apple today updated its productivity suite of iPad applications with various bug fixes and small features."

Lots of updates through the series of iWork programs for the iPad, language updates, bug fixes and the like.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Apple Goes on an Adventure

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 08:00 AM

"When a pair of rugged adventurists decides to trek 700km across a frozen lake in Siberia, chronicle the expedition in a daily blog complete with photos and videos - and share it all on the Internet - it should come as no surprise when Apple hardware and software features prominently among their gear."

On February 23rd the pair set out from Siberia and as you can see from the picture above, they had an unusual way of marking their progress. To document the trip they used a MacBook Air (128GB solid-state drive), a satellite modem and iWork and iLife for their software. For the photos they used Aperture. You can read more about their adventure on their blog here

Friday, March 27, 2009

iLife '09 and iWork '09 Updated

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple has just released updates for some of the applications bundled in the iLife '09 suite, and true to Apple's reputation, very little has been mentioned about exactly what problems have been addressed in these updates. All applications in the iLife suite have been updated except for iDVD."

Well, there you have it. Go grab the updates! It's not like Apple's in any rush to tell you what the update's for, but we all know we have to update when the mothership says so.

Must. Update. Now.

Friday, February 20, 2009

iWork '09 Incompatibility Issue, Does it Matter?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM

"Apple has acknowledged file compatibility issues with the new iWork '09 software suite that was debuted at the Macworld Expo early in January. Users running iWork '08 will not be able to open files saved in the iWork '09 formats. The issue also applies to Numbers '08, Keynote '08 and Pages '08 documents that are opened and saved using iWork '09."

From my understanding, you create a file on iWork '09, and you cannot open it with the older version, iWork '08. However you can open files created with iWork '08 with iWork '09. I personally don't see this as that big of a problem. When I buy new software, I don't expect my older software to be able to open up the new and improved files I created on my newer version software. What is the point? If I want to open it, I should use the version it was created on, or am I off base here?

Apple instructs users to save their documents as iWork '08 files if they need compatibility with the older version so at least there is a work around available from within the iWork '09 program.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pirated iWork '09 May Contain a Trojan Horse

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

"A new Trojan Horse is currently hidden in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork ‘09 available via various BitTorrent tracker sites, according to a marketing pitch, uh, report from security software manufacturer Intego. While the pirated software is complete and functional, the installer contains a “bonus” called iWorkServices.pkg. This software is installed as a startup item where it has read-write-execute permissions for root: in other words, it has all the powers of a system administrator. This malicious software connects to a remote server over the internet, alerts its maker that it has been installed and gives this person the ability to connect to the affected Mac remotely."

Frankly, if you're pirating software, I hope your damn computer blows up on you. I have no sympathy for people who pirate stuff, and frankly pirating an entire Office Suite that goes for $79 is even more ridiculous. Maybe that'll teach the "I want everything free!" folks that not everything can be free just because you want it to be so. Hopefully none of you fall into the "if I want it, I just take it" category.

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