Apple updates iWork, iMovie, Remote & Find My iPhone, adds Cards & iTunes trailers apps

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in iPhone edited January 2014
Even more Apple-built iPhone and iPad applications were improved Wednesday for iOS 5, with the iWork suite, iMovie, Remote and Find My iPhone receiving updates. Also, the company released a new iTunes Movie Trailers application, along with its previously announced Cards ordering software.



iWork



Updates are now available for Pages, Keynote and Numbers on the App Store. For those who do not already own the software, they sell for $9.99 each. All three updates add iCloud functionality.



Apple's documentation states version 1.5 of Pages includes:

Automatically store your documents in iCloud and keep them up to date across your iOS devices.

Download your documents to a Mac or PC at icloud.com/iwork as Pages '09, Word or PDF files.

Drag and drop Pages '09, Word, or plain text documents to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices.

User your voice to create and edit Pages documents with dictation in iOS 5 on your iPhone 4S.

Create footnotes and endnotes in your documents.

View improved word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts.

Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word and Pages '09.

Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language input.





Version 1.5 of Keynote offers the same iCloud functionality. In addition, it also adds:

Use AirPlay to present wirelessly via Apple TV. Navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer while presenting from your iOS device.

New builds and transitions including Anvil, Blinds, Color Panes, Comet, Confetti, Diffuse and Sparkle.

Advanced presentation controls including looped slideshows and autoplay.

Support for slide-to-slide hyperlinks.

Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote '09.

Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language input.

Finally, version 1.5 of Numbers also offers compatibility with iCloud and document syncing. Its additional features are:

Use sliders, steppers, and pop-ups to easily enter data and explore results.

Use Merge Cells to format your tables.

Hide and show rows and columns.

Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Numbers '09.

Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language input.

Aperture and iPhoto



Apple's photo organizing and editing software has been updated to be compatible with iCloud and iOS 5 devices, with Aperture and iPhoto both receiving minor updates.







The professional-level Aperture adds new multi-touch gestures as well as bug fixes for Mac OS X Lion users. Additions include:

Resolves an issue that could cause the ?Loading? indicator to reappear in the Viewer when cropping a photo.

Aperture now automatically relaunches into Full Screen mode if the application was in Full Screen mode when last quit.

Pinch-to-zoom gesture now automatically activates Zoom mode in the Viewer.

Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in the Viewer.

Microsoft Outlook can now be chosen in Preferences as the application used by Aperture for emailing photos.

Fixes a problem that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to quit unexpectedly when using brushes to apply adjustments.

Loupe now correctly displays magnification levels between 50-100%.

Fixes an issue that could cause Aperture, running on OS X Lion, to display the incorrect color profile on externally edited images.

The Lift & Stamp tool now displays the correct cursor icons when being used in Split View and Viewer only modes.

iPhoto 9.2 addresses minor stability improvements and compatibility issues including:

Left and right swipe gestures can now be used to navigate between photos in Magnify (1-up) view.

Previously imported photos are now displayed in a separate section of the Import window.

Book/calendar themes and card categories can now be selected using a pop-up menu in the carousel view.

Resolves an issue that could cause some pages of books to print incorrectly.

Rebuilding a library now correctly preserves saved slideshows and books.

iMovie, Remote & Find My iPhone updated



Version 1.2.2 of iMovie for iOS addresses minor issues and expands support for videos imported from external cameras. It is a 69.4MB download and new purchases cost $4.99.



Remote version 2.2 from Apple provides compatibility with iOS 5, and also provides additional stability and performance improvements. It is 15.4MB and a free download.



Find My iPhone has also been updated with new features for iCloud users, including the ability to find a Mac and an option to request an e-mail when an offline device comes online and is located. It too is free, and is a 5.4MB download.



iTunes Movie Trailers & Cards released



A new universal application called iTunes Movie Trailers was also released on Wednesday. It also requires iOS 5, and gives users access to trailers from Apple's website, making them viewable in a native application on both iPhone and iPad.







Features of the application, according to Apple, include:

Access hundreds of movie trailers, clips, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and images, available in HD or SD.

Explore an interactive, year-long release calendar that helps you plan when you'll be going to the theaters.

Save favorite movies and theaters for immediate access anytime.

Search what's playing at your local theaters and purchase tickets directly from your iPad or iPhone.

Save images to your iPad photo gallery, to use as iPad or desktop wallpapers or send to your friends.

Browse top charts to view the most downloaded trailers, box office rankings, and top movies on iTunes to buy or rent.

Enjoy your favorite movie trailers on your TV with AirPlay and Apple TV.

Email or tweet trailer recommendations to your friends.

Use iCloud to push your favorite theaters and movie trailers to all of your iOS devices.

Finally, Apple's Cards application is also available. It lets users create and send custom-made greeting cards via the U.S. Postal Service.



"The new Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted cards personalized with your own text and photos ? right from your iPhone or iPod touch," the official description reads. "Take a quick snapshot and with a few taps and swipes, an elegant letterpress card is on its way to any address in the world. Each card is just $2.99 when sent within the U.S. and $4.99 when sent to or from anywhere else. And that includes postage."







The service offers custom letterpress cards with digital text and photos. Each card is made from 100 percent cotton paper and imprinted with a debossed design.



A total of 21 designs for six occasions are available, including Thank You, Holiday, New baby, Birthday, Love and Travel. Users can customize the placeholder text for any occasion, and add a photo to the card or send one with just text.



Location integration is also included in travel designs, and photos with GPS data can show the name of the place where the photo was taken.



The application lets users select an address from their Contacts list to easily personalize it, and orders can be placed with an Apple ID and password. In the U.S, a card will include Apple's specially designed postage.



The service also comes with delivery notification, and a history of cards made. cards can be resent to another recipient as well, making it easy to thank a number of friends or send out a notification to a large number of people.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 19
    It's freaking Christmas today! Thanks apple!!
  • Reply 2 of 19
    mjtomlinmjtomlin Posts: 1,696member
    Holy crap!



    This should be a new national holiday, "Apple Update Day"



    I think this is most stuff I've ever seen Apple put out in a single day?
  • Reply 3 of 19
    That cards app is going to single handily save the USPS. $2.99 for anywhere in the US? That is a steal
  • Reply 4 of 19
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,158member
    Airport Utility for iOS.



    No shocked Apple did this as it was the missing piece to a truly computer free set up.
  • Reply 5 of 19
    Aperture was also updated to version 3.2 with support for iCloud and various other fixes.
  • Reply 6 of 19
    ivladivlad Posts: 735member
    Look at that new Server Farm working! Looks like it didn't have any problems yet. SkyNet is online!
  • Reply 7 of 19
    aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,594member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Coolaaron88 View Post


    That cards app is going to single handily save the USPS. $2.99 for anywhere in the US? That is a steal



    No kidding. I honestly never send people cards, really. But with this, I may actually start. It's a great deal. It really is.
  • Reply 8 of 19
    This is a HUGE day for Apple software. There are no doubts in my mind why we waited a few extra months for the new iPhone. I mean why roll out new hardware without all the software ready to go?
  • Reply 9 of 19
    red oakred oak Posts: 606member
    Steve is looking down, smiling and very proud. Team Apple is firing on all cylinders
  • Reply 10 of 19
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


    Airport Utility for iOS.



    No shocked Apple did this as it was the missing piece to a truly computer free set up.



    Aperture, too.



    I think we may get another couple of things popping out over the next 24 hours...



    This is like being 10 years old at Christmas or whatever capitalistic holiday of waste you enjoy.



  • Reply 11 of 19
    Everything looks good so far, though there are few surprises for me because I've been using iOS 5 beta since the summer. For me there's one more piece needed: iWork for OS X. When's that gonna be released?
  • Reply 12 of 19
    It would seem this app was not yet ready for prime time. It has crashed once when I tried to check the Calendar and none of the trailers will play. It loads for one second and then quickly returns to the page I was on.



    Anyone else have this issue? I am running iOS 5 on an iPhone 4. I have already tried deleting and installing again and hard booting the phone. No dice.
  • Reply 13 of 19
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,216member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post


    This is like being 10 years old at Christmas or whatever capitalistic holiday of waste you enjoy.



    No kidding! I'll bet I've downloaded almost 10 GB of stuff so far - and I even downloaded 10.7.2 as the combo updater for my three Macs - yow!



    Heck, my Apple TV just got done doing the final reboot - everything has gotten touched today!
  • Reply 14 of 19
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,216member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by applebjesus View Post


    It would seem this app was not yet ready for prime time. It has crashed once when I tried to check the Calendar and none of the trailers will play. It loads for one second and then quickly returns to the page I was on.



    It's probably a little swamped given that half of the Mac and iOS universe is doing the same thing you are
  • Reply 15 of 19
    stelligentstelligent Posts: 2,680member
    How Find My Friends Work - Release upgrades for iOS, MacOS, AppleTV all at the same time. Then you can find your friends in front of their computers cussing away as Apple servers repeatedly drop ~50% of devices trying to upgrade.



  • Reply 16 of 19
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,152member
    It would be nice if Apple integrate iCloud with iWork for Mac. The user experience will improve this way. Fire up iWork on your Mac and everything will sync across all devices.
  • Reply 17 of 19
    moochmooch Posts: 112member
    The iTunes Movie Trailers app is not on the Canadian App Store.
  • Reply 18 of 19
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    I did cards- its awesome and cheap. Cya hallmark.



    The trailers is meh. I like flixster much better- Particularly because it gives DVD release dates too- which we'll never see in the apple version (but if it could give "rental" release dates that'd be nice).
  • Reply 19 of 19
    aaronjaaronj Posts: 1,594member
    Sheesh! How many agreements do I have to ... agree to?



    It (Cards) finally downloaded, but yikes. I had to to go through like 3-4 agree screens.
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