iOS8 rumors and speculation

As we’d expect this time of year, rumors are beginning to accumulate with timelines, features and other details we may expect to find with the next release of the iDevice opertaing system from Apple.

On the heels of the latest iOS 7.1 software update, we are seeing numerous reports and leaked screenshots of the next version of iOS, iOS8.

iOS-8-features

Consistent among many rumors, and fueling the logical progression of software updates we’ve seen thus far:

  • Simplified Notification Center
  • Game Center App removed
  • improved CarPlay, without requiring a Lightning cable
  • Automatic deletion of old message in Mail
  • Separation of iTunes Radio into its own app
  • Improvements to Maps
  • Separation and improvements to Siri

Check on compatibility before jump to Mavericks

I recently came across a useful online resource, RoaringApps.com. The premise is simple: a catalog of Mac and iOS applications, and their respective compatibility with different versions of OS X and iOS. While it is not a complete, or exhaustive list, it does cover a decent number of the most popular applications.

Two useful tips when using the site – the list is automatically filtered by letter, so you only see apps starting with ‘A’ at first (over 400!). Next, you can elect to filter those apps per platform, and per condition – that is, works with some problems, doesn’t work at all, or works fine – to help narrow your search down.

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October 2011 Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Meeting: 6:30PM

Apple’s Announced New Products

David M. Marra
Apple Senior Systems Engineer
Dave 

Will be talking about (and demoing) Apple’s October 4th announcements.
IOS 5, iCloud, New Apps, iPod Touch, and iPhone 4s. Lion the world’s most advanced desktop operating system advances even further. Packed with over 250 new features, OS X Lion includes new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; a completely redesigned Mail app and much more!

About Dave Marra
As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Systems Administrator, his specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.  For more information about Dave, please visit his web site at www.marrathon.com.

 

This months meeting will be held at the new
Giant Food Store
The center has wireless Internet connections,
a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner,and plenty of free parking.
315 York Road 2nd Floor Conference room
Willow Grove, PA 19090

September 2010 Meeting

Tuesday September 28th Meeting

David M Marra
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Will cover the new stuff just released, especially the exciting announcements at the September 1st show. Also, brand new Apple content (and demos!) on the iPad and transferring between the iPad and a Mac (or PC), using both the built-in apps and some cool new third-party ones as well.

itunes10

ipodtouch

About Dave Marra

As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Systems Administrator, his specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.  For more information about Dave, please visit his web site at www.marrathon.com.

Directions to Apple Store @ Suburban Square
61 St James Place
Ardmore, PA 19003