8 companies Apple put the hurt on with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

“If there’s one thing Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) makes clear, it’s that Apple loves the programmers who make software for iOS and OS X,” Geoff Duncan writes for Digital Trends. “But at the same time, Apple isn’t above pulling the rug out from under its own developers. Overnight, a company or lone programmer can go from having a leading app with rave reviews and decent sales to competing directly with Apple—and that almost never goes well. In fact, it’s happened so often in Apple’s history that it even has a name: ‘getting Sherlocked.’ …Sherlock 3 wasn’t the first time Apple had stomped on a third-party developer, but Watson was the first app to be ‘Sherlocked.’ And the name stuck.”

“Now that Apple has announced key new features in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, who’s getting Sherlocked this time around?” Duncan writes. “The list is surprisingly long.”

• Dropbox
• Alfred
• Snapchat
• Whatsapp
• Lapse It and other time tapse apps
• Skitch
• Amazon & Microsoft cloud services

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. Anybody know if there is a Public folder in iCloud storage to put things for access by anyone with a browser? Or do you just email it to them with MailDrop?

      1. That, and the pricing sucks… Only 2GB for free and then it’s $10 a month.

        Also there are added benefits to iCloud Drive as it integrates into the system in a way that Dropbox can’t. Heck, sending up to 5GB email attachments makes signing up for iCloud Drive a no-brainer for me.

  2. Um. GOOGLE? Look again, it’s obvious that Apple is obviating Google and could relatively easily make Bing/DuckDuckGo the default, or just redirect users to specific sites (eg IMDB, Yelp).

    Putting a Search bar in the middle of the screen, and of course, everything they’re doing with Safari… Apple is practically threatening Google at this point..

    1. Some have suggested Spotlight’s center screen positioning along with the Bing default is Apple’s two-handed one-fingered salute to Google.

      A long time coming…

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