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Apple iCloud Makes A Splash

Apple’s iCloud, though it won’t hit the market officially until the fall, has already made a tremendous splash. As the lynchpin of Apple’s cloud strategy, iCloud promises to allow users to automatically save content like photos, music, documents and more into the cloud so it is accessible from up to 10 devices. During the Apple iCloud Launch, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said iCloud will work on iOS, PC and Mac devices. According to Apple, iCloud users get 5 GB of storage for free for mail, documents, photos, account information, setting and other app data. Purchased music, apps, books and Photo Stream do not count against the free storage limits.

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Apple iOS 4.2 Readies the iPad for Work

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The iPad, which could dominate the tablet market until 2012, has been appearing in boardrooms and cubicles around the country. Previously it could be blamed on a manager showing off a new gadget or ordering one for the office in hopes of figuring out what to do with it later. But with Apple’s 4.2 iOS upgrade available in November, the iPad will soon have wireless printing, the ability to share files and multitask (the final two were available on the iPhone but not the iPad) — basically all things an office device should be able to do.

Read more at http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/blogs/bizfeed/204730/apple_ios_42_readies_the_ipad_for_work.html

Steve Jobs on why no Facebook for Ping

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On Wednesday at the Apple music event in San Francisco, I had a short chat with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, as he strolled through the demo room for the media, just after he had announced various updates for the iPod, Apple TV, and iTunes onstage.

One of the those was the introduction of a new social network for music called Ping that Apple has integrated within iTunes 10 and which looks an awful lot like the experience you get on Facebook.

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Intel CEO Claims Steve Jobs “Happy” About Infineon Deal

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In a deal announced on Monday, Intel will acquire German mobile chip manufacturer Infineon — who makes the baseband chip used in the iPhone — in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Prior to making the move, Intel’s chief claims that he solicited Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ opinion, who is said to be “happy” with the deal.

Read more: http://www.maclife.com/article/news/video_intel_ceo_claims_steve_jobs_%E2%80%9Chappy%E2%80%9D_about_infineon_deal