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Pointers: Five tips for Apple Keynote (OS X, iOS)

11/09, 9:13am

Get more from Apple's presentation tool

If you want to be really harsh about it, Apple's Keynote presentation software might only be better than Microsoft PowerPoint because fewer people use it. We are all so used to sitting through PowerPoint presentations that we recognise the software no matter how fancy the speakers get. Keynote seems newer and fresher just in comparison. Only, there is a huge amount of power behind Keynote and this is only increasing.


Apple updates iWork apps for iOS 9, OS X 10.11

10/15, 5:10pm

Adds more backward compatibility to documents from earlier versions

On Thursday, Apple updated its Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for both OS X 10.11 and iOS 9, bringing support for new features in both operating systems such as Split View and Slide Over. In addition, the updates support Apple's latest devices and their features, such as the 3D Touch of the new iPhones, as well as throw in improved backward compatibility with versions of the iWork apps going back as far as 2006.


Box debuts new iOS app, Cook has 'fireside chat' at BoxWorks

09/29, 3:14pm

Cloud storage company announces alternative camera app for secure shoots

Enterprise-focused cloud storage company Box kicked off its BoxWorks 2015 conference with a pre-keynote chat with Apple CEO Tim Cook before announcing a new, iOS-only app called Box Capture that works as a substitute for Apple's own Camera app by automatically sending snapped images securely to private Box storage for team members, who can comment on the images directly. Cook focused his "fireside chat" with Box CEO Aaron Levie mostly on enterprise topics.


Hands On: PowerPoint 2016 15.13.1 (OS X)

08/19, 2:08pm

Better than ever –– but still PowerPoint

We may like Excel 2016 a lot and think that Word 2016 is much improved but the summary for those and their stablemate PowerPoint 2016 is that you should definitely get them if you're already committed to the older versions. If problems with the older software are making you wary of continuing with Office, then what we're saying is you're right to look around but the 2016 versions are contenders. They're no longer mandatory, but they're contenders.


Briefly: WWDC keynote on YouTube, Apple Pay adds more banks

06/16, 2:00pm

Apple posts entire WWDC keynote on YouTube channel following iTunes debut

Following its debut on Apple's website and through its iTunes podcasts, Apple has now posted its full WWDC keynote presentation to its YouTube channel for the benefit of subscribers and others who may not have access to the podcast version. The event covers the introduction of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, iOS 9, forthcoming improvements to Maps and Siri, a new News app, and the June 30 debut of a revamped Apple Music service.


Briefly: WWDC keynote online, developer programs merged

06/09, 12:04pm

Apple posts keynote presentation on web site, iTunes; 'Apps' movie on YouTube

Apple's mammoth 2.5-hour WWDC 2015 keynote address was made available for on-demand viewing late Monday, and is now available on both the company's website and through its iTunes "Apple Events" podcasts at various resolutions. The six-minute film "The App Effect," seen during the keynote and demonstrating how apps can go beyond entertainment to give developers and users life-changing possibilities, is also available on Apple's YouTube channel, alongside other short films seen during the presentation.


Analysis: WWDC 2015 keynote presentation

06/09, 2:29am

MacNN staff break it down into chunks, see if they can put it back together again

As we typically do after major Apple events, MacNN has gathered some of its senior staff to consider the implications, long-term effects, and potential fallout of the announcements and decisions made by Apple via what it brought to the table. The Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is a signpost for the direction of the next year or so, and was unusually full and meaty. Here's what we thought of today's presentation.


Apple announces OS X 10.11, 'El Capitan'; public beta next month

06/08, 1:37pm

Update will focus on experience, performance gains

As part of the announcements made during the WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple has unveiled both the name and focus of the next OS X version, 10.11, now known as "El Capitan." As previously reported, the focus with the next update, scheduled for release this fall, will focus on improvements to the user experience as well as honing performance from the current 10.10, Yosemite. Although improvements are the focus, a few new features are also included.


Apple updates Apple Events channel, adds NatGeo to Apple TV

06/02, 2:57pm

Apple Events re-added for live stream of the WWDC keynote June 8

Apple on Tuesday re-activated its Apple Events channel for Apple TV owners ahead of the just-confirmed live stream of the Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, scheduled for 10AM PT on Monday, June 8. In addition, the company added a new channels from National Geographic, combining content from both the NatGeo channel as well as the NatGeo Wild channel that includes full shows, documentaries, and more.


Apple's iWork for iCloud gets new languages, minor feature additions

11/21, 9:20am

French, Japanese among new translations

The iCloud edition of iWork has received a number of updates, primarily the addition of new languages. Pages is now usable in Arabic, Hebrew, French, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and simplified Chinese; Arabic and Hebrew are bidirectional. Keynote and Numbers, meanwhile, have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and simplified Chinese.


Apple updates iWork for OS X with features like Handoff, iCloud Drive

10/16, 3:59pm

Support for Microsoft Office another focus

As promised, Apple has revealed its updates to the OS X iWork suite. The apps have been redesigned for OS X Yosemite, and now support related features such as iCloud Drive, and Handoff to iPads and iPhones. Pages has gained a variety of specific features, such as a sidebar for comments and changes, the ability to insert images in tables, headers, and footers, and better compatibility with Word documents, including password-protected .docx export.


New iPhone 6 includes free iLife, iWork apps on 64GB, 128GB models

09/15, 12:25pm

Downloads still optional for 16GB models

People picking up a 64 or 128GB iPhone 6/6 Plus later this week will find several of Apple's iLife and iWork apps pre-installed, a leaked internal Apple training document reveals. The company specifically lists iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and iTunes U. "These apps are also available as a free download from the App Store for the 16GB models," Apple writes.


Editorial: More analysis of Apple's WWDC announcements

06/04, 6:37pm

Event showed company still capable of surprises

A great deal of conversation between the MacNN and Electronista staff happens behind the scenes, especially when something like keynotes are ongoing. This week's software-centric Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference is no exception. Along with a recommended previous editorial from our colleague Sanjiv, writers Mike and Jordan, along with editor Charles, tackle some of the thornier issues that Tim Cook addressed and unveiled to the world in the WWDC keynote, broadcast on Monday.


WWDC Keynote now available on YouTube, iTunes

06/04, 2:06am

Resolutions available up to 1080p for Yosemite, iOS 8 intro

Following the "instant replay" of Monday's Worldwide Developers' keynote on the Apple website, the company has now made the presentation available in high resolution through its Apple Keynotes podcasts, and has posted a copy at up to 720p resolution on YouTube. The 1080p and 720p versions of the keynote are available through iTunes, though with a runtime of two hours and 10 minutes the file at 1080p resolution takes up more than 6GB of space. Subscribers to the HD podcast receive the event automatically.


iWork for iCloud gets fresh upgrades; iOS/Mac updates coming today

04/01, 4:19pm

Web apps get Retina display enhancements, more

Apple has made some improvements to iWork for iCloud, according to pop-up messages. All three web apps in the suite -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- have been given better support for Retina displays, a new editor tab, and upgraded sharing functions. The latter let people set shared documents as view-only, and open documents directly via iCloud Mail.


iWork for iCloud gets iOS 7-style redesign, password security

01/23, 2:46pm

List shows recently-shared documents

Apple has pushed out a major update of the iWork for iCloud suite of web apps. While the apps are still officially in beta, all three have been given a new, iOS 7-style makeover for their template pickers and document libraries. During editing, though, users will still see the old iOS 6-style look.


Apple updates iWork apps for Mac, bumps iOS suite to 2.0.1 [U]

11/21, 4:52pm

Keynote gets substantial improvements, others get back customizable toolbars

[Updated with additional information] As promised by the company in response to user feedback, updates have been made to Apple's iWork suites of apps for Mac and iOS. Apple has released v2.0.1 updates for the iOS versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The iOS versions of, Pages and Numbers have only received minor bugfixes, but the Mac versions gained back a feature removed from the v10 remakes - customizable toolbars. The Mac and iOS version of Keynote also added a series of new transitions and builds.


iWork for iCloud gets file folders, collaboration details

11/14, 2:30pm

Web apps still officially in beta

Apple has made several minor updates to iWork for iCloud. The emphasis is on collaboration features, which now include a list of the people currently working on a project. Likewise, apps will display cursors and selections for each editor.


Traditional iWork features to return in later updates, Apple promises

11/06, 2:28pm

Users have complained about missing features

Some features that went missing in last month's iWork update for the Mac will return within the next six months, Apple states in a new knowledge base article. The company says that it rewrote the suite with compatibility in mind, including 64-bit processing and interaction between Mac, iOS, and iCloud. That led to some iWork '09 features being left out, but a number of them should return in a series of future updates.


Briefly: Adobe announces Snap.svg, Keynote Remote app now free

10/23, 3:40pm

Adobe announces new open source JavaScript library, offering intuitive API

Adobe announced today a new, free open-source JavaScript library on GitHub, entitled Snap.svg. Intended for Web designers and developers working with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Snap.svg has an intuitive API for animating and manipulating SVG content. Snap.svg offers masking, clipping, patterns, full gradients and groups to produce more engaging content, and promotes creating easily maintainable code. the JavaScript library works with existing SVG, as well as with software that requires support for responsive graphics, such asEdge Animate, Adobe Flash Pro CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and more.


Most AppleScript commands stripped out of latest iWork apps

10/23, 11:26am

Could impact number of developers

The AppleScript dictionary included with the latest version of the iWork suite has been so stripped down as to be virtually absent, a developer observes. AppleScript lets both developers and individuals automate actions that would otherwise require many repetitive steps. "What I suspect Apple doesn't realize is how much small business and small shops workflow depends upon AppleScript," comments the developer, Clark Goble. "Casual use is fine. But a lot of people do more. It wouldn't be so bad were there an alternative."


iWork for iCloud promises updates within 'a few short hours'

10/22, 10:05am

Service on verge of leaving beta

Apple is in the process of bringing iWork for iCloud out of beta later today, a glimpse at suggests. Loading the beta Pages, Numbers, or Keynote web apps currently triggers a notification at the top of the site, promising more features for each app within "a few short hours." Apple is due to hold a press event at 10AM Pacific time, after which the company will presumably flip the switch on completed web apps.


iWork iOS apps suffering from 'blue screen of death' crashes

09/24, 11:02am

Issues not universal

Some users of the new iOS iWork apps are experiencing "blue screen of death" crashes, complaints indicate. The crashes can potentially affect Pages, Numbers, and Keynote alike, and are easy to trigger. After launching one of the apps, users just have to open an existing document and then hit a device's Home button. This may not only kill the app, but force the device itself to reboot. Not all users are suffering from the problem however.


iWork for iCloud beta access limited due to 'overwhelming' demand

08/26, 10:37am

Users encounter error messages at

Apple is restricting some users' access to the iWork for iCloud beta, anecdotes indicate. People trying to launch Pages, Numbers, or Keynote from the iCloud website may find themselves blocked by an error message stating that Apple has had an "overwhelming response," and asking them to "check back soon." The company promises however that documents saved in the Mac and iOS versions of iWork will still be backed up to iCloud.


iWork for iCloud beta becomes available to all iCloud users

08/23, 10:15am

Rollout no longer gradual

The iWork for iCloud beta is now accessible by all iCloud users. Web versions of the iWork apps -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- were initially restricted to developers, but then gradually began reaching the general public through the beta iCloud site. Today, though, the iWork apps have been independently pushed to


iOS 7 beta hints at iWork suite going free in near future

07/09, 11:35am

Several paid Apple apps included in first-time recommendations

An oddity in the latest iOS 7 beta suggests that Apple could make the iOS edition of iWork and/or several other of its apps free. The App Store's first-time recommendation window, which suggests Apple apps to download, is currently including the iWork apps -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- as well as several other paid titles, like iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand. The window normally only mentions free apps, such as iBooks and Find My iPhone.


First look: Keynote for iCloud

07/04, 8:00am

Keynote for iCloud defines Apple's vision for web 3.0

Yesterday we took a look at the Pages for iCloud beta and were highly impressed by what Apple has achieved with its word processing and publishing application. It looks and works very much like a desktop application and pushes the envelope for what has previously been achieved with an entirely web-based app. Keynote is the next of the three iWork for iCloud beta apps in our short series looking at Apple's new iWork for iCloud suite of web apps. Is it possible to recreate a presentation app in the cloud with the full power of a desktop presentation app? It doesn't seem likely, but then it didn't seem likely that we would see what a web-app like Pages for iCloud can do in a browser.


iWork for iCloud beta expands to include Apple workers

06/26, 1:07pm

Test base grows beyond developers

Access to the iWork for iCloud beta has been extended to Apple workers, according to an internal email. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote web apps were launched in beta form earlier this month at WWDC 2013, but testing was initially restricted to third parties registered in Apple's developer program. Apple workers are allowed to access the beta for personal use.


iWork app suite coming to iCloud later this year

06/10, 4:18pm

Will support Office documents

Apple has announced that its iWork app suite -- Pages, Keynote, and Numbers -- will be coming to sometime later this year. In web form, the apps will support a variety of editing functions such as font selection, adding, cropping, and rotating images, or animating Keynote transitions. Users will be able to gain access via compatible OS X and Windows browsers; Office documents will be included in format support.


Apple WWDC statistics claim developers paid $10Bn from App Store

06/10, 1:48pm

Over 6M registered developers, 1 million Apple store visitors per day

Apple CEO Tim Cook has started the keynote address at the currently-running 24th Worldwide Developer Conference by relaying some key statistics to the on-location and online audience. This year, there are 100 sessions, 120 labs, and 1,000 Apple engineers in attendance, but he warns those present "they're here to help, but don't ask them about future roadmaps."


Job listings hint at near-future OS X, iOS iWork updates

05/13, 9:50pm

Updates could arrive on or soon after WWDC

Several recent Apple job listings may hint that the company is on the verge of updating both the OS X and iOS editions of iWork, reports say. Some of the listings date back as far as March; one of them, though, was posted on May 11, and specifically calls for an iWork QA tester, which could mean Apple is in the last phases of development. Another opening, dating back to May 7, asks for a "HiDP Image Specialist," tasked with bringing iWork visual designs to Retina displays.


Apple makes minor updates to iWork iOS apps

03/07, 4:14pm

Apps last updated in December

Apple has posted minor updates to the iOS versions of its iWork apps. In this case Pages, Numbers, and Keynote all share the same release notes, indicating that they make "stability improvements and bug fixes." Apple hasn't identified what particular bugs have been solved.


Apple restores new Retina MBP BTO options, adds iWork [u]

08/01, 1:45pm

Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter still off store

(Updated with Thunderbolt-to-FireWire availability) Apple appears to have restored new build-to-order options for the lower-end model of the Retina MacBook Pro. At the company's online store, shoppers can now scale the processor up to a 2.6 or 2.7GHz Core i7, or the SSD up to 512 or 768GB. Apple is moreover allowing any new Mac buyer to have Pages, Numbers, or Keynote pre-installed.


OS X Server, Safari, iWork updates join Mountain Lion [u]

07/25, 10:34am

New Server just $20 add-on

(Updated with Safari security notes) Accompanying today's launch of OS X Mountain Lion are a number of parallel software updates. Amount these is OS X Server for Mountain Lion, a $20 add-on. The release marks another price drop for Server, which in its Lion form cost $49; before that it cost several times more still.


Apple pulls Aperture, iWork trials from website

04/16, 10:40am

Pushes users to Mac App Store

Apple has removed trial versions of Aperture and the iWork suite from its website, reports observe. In both cases, users are now being asked to visit the Mac App Store and pay for full products. "The trial version of iWork is no longer supported. But you can easily purchase Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from the Mac App Store to start creating beautiful presentations, documents, and spreadsheets today," the US iWork page reads.


Briefly: Slidevana Keynote template, NatWest mobile banking

02/09, 2:15pm

Mobile banking from NatWest

Slidevana, a new template package designed for Keynote, has been launched at the discounted price of $69. More than 130 slides are included in the bundle, ranging from simple lists, tables, and charts, to more complex timelines and business frameworks. Currently, slides are available in both Mac and iOS Keynote optimized formats, however, Slidevana has stated that a PowerPoint template will soon be available.


Live: Intel keynote at CES

01/10, 7:35pm

Chip maker highlights strategy

Intel is currently holding a keynote event at CES in Las Vegas to highlight its latest endeavors. Check out our live page for details as they happen.


Cards, Movie Trailers apps join updates to iWork, iMovie

10/12, 4:00pm

Whole host of Apple apps get updates

Complementing the introduction of Find My Friends and AirPort Utility, Apple has launched two more iOS apps, plus updates to several existing titles. The first of the new apps is Cards, a previously announced program that lets users insert custom text and photos into 21 basic designs and have real-world greeting cards mailed to addresses around the world. This costs $3 when mailing within the US, or $5 when sending a card to an international address.


October special event keynote now available on iTunes

10/05, 2:15am

Part of the 'Apple Keynote' podcast series

Users who wish to watch the iPhone-centered press conference held yesterday at Apple's main Cupertino Campus without streaming it can now download a standard-definition (but widescreen) copy via iTunes. As part of the Apple Keynotes podcast, the event was added to the lineup late yesterday. The keynote is in a iOS-friendly 640x360 MP4 format and features new CEO Tim Cook and several other presenters as they introduce the new iPhone 4S, refreshed iPods, iOS 5 and iCloud.


New Safari, iTunes, iWork releases in development [u]

07/20, 11:35am

iTunes expected to go full-screen, 64-bit

(Updated for iWork, iTunes, Safari releases) Apple is preparing several important software updates that should arrive in the near future, Software Update images from AppleInsider indicate. Perhaps the most significant of these is iTunes 10.4, which is said to be designed for Lion, for instance incorporating an iLife-style fullscreen mode which supports app switching using gestures. The program is also being made a native 64-bit Cocoa title, and cleaned up with a variety of stability and performance tweaks. iTunes is one of the few flagship Apple titles still operating with 32-bit code.


Briefly: Screenplay for iPad, Templates for Keynote Pro

06/27, 12:15pm

Templates for Keynote Pro

Black Mana Studios has introduced a new iPad tool designed specifically for creating screenplays. Screenplay for iPad was built upon the same framework as its iPhone counterpart, but introduces more than 75 new features. The iPad release allows users to import screenplays as either TXT or FDX files, and includes an auto-style mode that attempts to guess what the next element of a script will be based on the current element. Users can also organize story elements onto color coded index cards that can be exported to a computer. Screenplay for iPad can be purchased in the App Store for $14.


Briefly: Vintage Compressors from NI, Graphic Node themes

06/10, 8:25am

Graphic Node outs new Keynote themes

A new package of Vintage Compressors has been added to Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 4 and Guitar Rig Player software. Developed in collaboration with Softube, the package features three different compressor models, dubbed the VC 76, VC 2A and VC 160. The VC 76 has been optimized for drums and vocals, the VC 2A for vocals, bass and guitar, while the VC 160 is most appropriate for string instruments and individual drums. All three emulators offer the full feature set of their analog predecessors, including a side chain input with an adjustable high-pass filter. Vintage Processors is available as a download in the NI Online Shop for $229, with individual models offered for $119 each.


Apple posts WWDC keynote video [U]

06/07, 6:00pm

Downloadable copy not yet available through iTunes

[Update: A downloadable version of the keynote is now available via iTunes] Apple has posted a streaming video of the keynote presentation delivered yesterday morning at the Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco. The keynote, which features CEO Steve Jobs as well as other members of the Apple executive team, runs just under two hours and features noticeably improved streaming video quality, perhaps a reflection of Apple's upgraded server centers.


Analysts positive on WWDC iCloud, iOS 5, Lion announcements

06/07, 5:45pm

Price targets as high as $510 follow Apple Keynote

Apple's WWDC Keynote, announcing iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, has sparked positive reaction from numerous Apple-focused financial analysts, with raised target prices between $460 and $510 per share. The analysts predicted increased sales of the iPad 2, acceptance of Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match service and the popularity of iOS 5 on refreshed hardware in the fall as part of the reason for their enthusiasm for Apple going into the remainder of the year.


Apple unveils iWork for iPhone, iPod touch

05/31, 12:50pm

iPad app now universal

Apple has launched a major update of the mobile version of iWork, evolving it to support the iPhone and iPod touch. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are now universal titles, continuing to offer an expanded, more complex interface on iPads. Pricing also remains a consistent $10 for each title.


Briefly: Combat Mission demo, Graphic Node Keynote themes

05/16, 12:55pm

New Keynote themes from Graphic Node

A free demo for Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy has been launched by Battlefront. Battle For Normandy is a tactical game that attempts to recreate the land warfare in Western France during World War II. The demo release is available for both PC and Mac systems and features three playable scenarios, including a training mission that introduces players to the games controls. The Scenario Editor is also accessible through the demo, however, players will not be able to purchase units, or load/save maps.


Apple ends MobileMe, iWork rebate programs

04/19, 10:05am

MobileMe winding down, iWork pushed to App Store?

Apple has shut down rebate offers for MobileMe and iWork, according to a leaked internal memo. It was previously possible to get $30 off a MobileMe subscription when buying a Mac or iOS device, or $30 off a new copy of the iWork suite when buying a Mac. Resellers were asked to "remove any reference to these promotions by close of business" on the 18th, the memo indicates.


Briefly: djay for iPhone on sale, Jumsoft outs new content

04/18, 2:25pm

New content from Jumsoft

A limited-time $1 promotion is currently being offered on Algoriddim's iPhone version of djay. The software features a dual turntable view when held in landscape mode, but switches to a single deck when working in portrait mode. Direct access to a user's iPod library is provided for quickly importing songs, while a live recording feature allows users to capture their mixes and share them with others. Other features include cue points, BPM matching, pre-cueing on a headphone splitter, and AirPlay audio for automates. Algoriddim has not set a firm end to the promotion, however, it is likely to run until the end of the week. Afterwards, the application will rise to a new price of $5.


Apple patent hints iWeb may come to iPad

04/03, 4:10am

iWeb set to join GarageBand and iMovie for iPad?

It may have been some time since iWeb, Apples simple WYSIWYG web page design tool, has received new features. However, it appears that Apple has at the very least considered bringing it across to the iPad. A new patent application has emerged that shows a version of iWeb for the iPad. It would join GarageBand, Keynote, Numbers, Pages and iMovie as productivity and creativity apps ported from its Mac OS X platform over to its burgeoning iOS platform.


Apple releases iWork '09 update, fixes Keynote issues

01/05, 7:10pm

Update adds support for beta

Apple has released an update to its iWork '09 productivity suite today, adding playback of Keynote presentations on the public beta -- requiring the latest version of Safari -- with 15 animations and effects. Keynote Remote v1.2 is now supported with high-resolution slides available for Retina displays and two major bugs in Keynote are fixed. One involves a ruler issue when resizing, the other an export to iPod issue when iTunes 10 is installed alongside iWork '09. The update also fixes a Drop transition, Dissolve build, and Shape Colors issue in Keynote.



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