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Cook’s hard line, shuttle drivers, net neutrality, iWork online, Smartflash


Apple has introduced a free level of iCloud service for anyone with an Apple ID, including people even if they don’t own or use Apple devices. This includes access to Pages (Apple's word processor), Numbers (Apple's spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentation software, like PowerPoint) for iCloud with 1 GB of free storage for any documents created.
Apple has introduced a free level of iCloud service for anyone with an Apple ID, including even people who don’t own or use Apple devices. This includes access to Pages (Apple’s word processor), Numbers (Apple’s spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentation software, like PowerPoint) for iCloud with 1 GB of free storage for any documents created.

Apple’s Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism — In an interview published last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his commitment to customer data privacy, saying most consumers likely do not know how dire the situation is, but will be “very offended” when they find out. He says data sharing is a practice that goes against Apple’s core philosophies.

Shuttle drivers at Apple, other Silicon Valley tech companies vote for Teamsters representation — In the ongoing Silicon Valley shuttle bus saga, contracted drivers serving five local tech firms, including Apple, voted on Friday to seek representation by the Teamsters union.

Understanding the FCC’s net neutrality rules— Advocates for open access to the Internet were popping champagne corks on Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission in the US  voted in favour of reclassifying broadband Internet as a public utility. In addition to regulating fixed broadband lines that go into your home, the FCC vote also extended public utility rules to mobile broadband for the first time.

Apple introduces free, web-only version of iWork for the public — Apple launched a web-only version of iWork that allows anyone to use Pages, Numbers and Keynote as long as they have an Apple ID. This online-only version is free, includes 1GB of storage and does not require the user to have an Apple device.

Fresh off $533M victory, Smartflash files another patent suit against Apple — Just a day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement.

iWork online for Windows, Obama Cybersecurity, iCloud, BBC hire with NZ connection, BusyMac Contacts


The online iCloud app betas are now available to Windows users with iCloud accounts
The online iCloud app betas are now available to Windows users with iCloud accounts

iWork in the cloud opens to Windows users — Apple’s iWork for iCloud took another step towards coming out of beta by opening up to all Apple ID holders, including Windows users. Previously, the public beta was available only if you used Apple devices to access the website. [Go to icloud.com, put in your Apple ID email address and password.]
The web-based versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are designed to work cross platform, just like Microsoft’s online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Apple signs on to Obama’s cybersecurity framework as Tim Cook calls privacy ‘life and death’ issue — Apple is among more than a half-dozen major US corporations that have agreed to integrate the White House’s Cybersecurity Framework into their operations, but the iPhone maker will not share security information with the federal government.

Grammy-nominated NZ-born DJ Zane Lowe leaving flagship BBC Radio show, joining Apple — One of BBC Radio’s most popular music personalities is set to leave the historic British broadcaster in March, and will reportedly move across the pond to take a still-unknown position at Apple.

For Apple’s revamped photo experience to work, iCloud changes are needed — The impending release of Photos for OS X and the new iCloud Photo Library make Apple’s commitment to the cloud more important than ever before. But the company’s current iCloud storage options are confusing to the average user (says Apple Insider) and remain a significant hurdle it must find a way to address.

Rumours Apple is working on a car — Apple has been making significant hires from the automotive world. Why? We don’t know …

Last chance for Adobe training deal — Train Simple brings you award-winning Adobe training videos to make an Adobe expert and web design master out of you. Learn a little now and a little later, it’s yours for life at US$79 instead of $500.

BusyMac releases BusyContacts for Macintosh — BusyMac made a name for itself by giving us a better calendar than iCal called BusyCal. The company’s done it again with the release of BusyContacts.