“Apple Inc. on Monday unveiled plans for a new version of its iOS software for the iPhone and iPad, as well as a new look and feel of its Mac operating system,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The new software for Macs, called Yosemite, is designed to look more like the operating system behind the company’s iPhone and iPad devices. Its new features include an updated Safari browser, the ability to use the Mac as a speakerphone, and a service called ‘handoff,’ which lets users start an activity on one device and pass it to another.,” Wakabayashi reports. “Apple also unveiled new operating software for its iPhone and iPad, called iOS 8, which now includes many features found in popular photo, messaging and email apps.”
“Apple also showed off a major update to its iCloud service, which allows users to store files on servers operated by Apple,” Wakabayashi reports. “Up until now, iCloud’s storage offering was fairly limited compared with competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive. Now, users can finally use it to store files of your choosing, and sync with not only other Mac devices but also Windows computers as well.”
“In addition, Apple introduced a related service called Mail Drop, which allows for large-size file attachments in email, leveraging the cloud drive,” Wakabayashi reports. “More important[ly], Apple is dramatically lowering its pricing for iCloud Drive. In addition to the 5 gigabytes you get free, Apple will provide 20 gigabytes for 99 cents a month and 200 gigabytes for $3.99 a month.”
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