After having attended last week’s OpenText Enterprise World 2013, I though it would be fun to take a look back at the upgrade path of the various versions of Content Server.
Following Tuesday’s surprise iPad mini with Retina display launch, Apple released a number of updates for iOS devices, Apple TV, and iWork for iCloud.
iOS 7.0.4, iBooks and iTunes U
iOS 7.0.4 is a minor maintenance update for all current generation iOS devices that fixes a potential issue with FaceTime calls. The 37MB update also addresses other unspecified bug fixes and improvements. iOS 7.0.4 is available for the iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, and 4; iPad Air, iPad 4, 3, and 2; iPad mini with Retina and iPad mini.
In addition to iOS 7.0.4, iBooks and iTunes U finally received their iOS 7 makeovers.
iOS 6.1.5 Update for 4th Generation iPod touch
What, what?! The iPod touch 4th generation also go a little bit a love today with the release of iOS 6.1.5. This minor update for the iPod touch which cannot be upgraded to iOS 7, received a similar FaceTime update.
Apple TV 6.0.2
Apple TV also received such a small update that there was no mention of what was fixed. I did not notice any new channels or new features after the update was applied.
iWork for iCloud Beta Update
If all of the iOS love wasn’t enough for you, iWork for iCloud received some much needed collaboration updates. Document editors can now see who else can collaborate on a document and where their cursor is positioned inside the document.
During the October 22 keynote address, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the new iPad mini with Retina display would be available in late November. It would seem then, that Christmas has come early this year.
The Retina iPad mini has gone on sale only at Apple’s online store and is not yet available at the company’s retail locations.
Supplies are clearly limited. The Space Grey and White/Silver 16GB Wi-Fi only models are available for shipping in 1-3 days. If you want a 64GB, 128GB, or any model with a cellular modem in it, you will be waiting 5-10 business days to get your new iPad.
If you are planing on getting one of the new iPad mini with Retina tablets for someone on your Christmas shopping list or for yourself, I would strongly suggest that you click the “Buy Now” soon.
The personal pickup option has gone live for the iPad mini with Retina display at Apple Store locations.
Yesterday, Apple released an update for their OS X 10.9 Mavericks Mail and iBooks applications.
The update to the Mail application is a welcomed relief to customers who use the Mail appellation with Google’s Gmail email service. With the introduction of OS X 10.9 Mavericks on Oct. 22, customers have been reporting a number of usability bugs with the Mail application.
iBooks received a minor update to squash a few bugs an to improve stability.
Both updates are available in the Mac OS X App Store’s updates section.
“However, delivery of the most anticipated advance, a 64-bit mobile Application Processor, was pushed out indefinitely into the future at the company’s “Analyst Day” event, offering scant hope for an Android answer to Apple’s A7 anytime soon.”
“[Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun said] that upcoming Samsung Galaxy-branded smartphones will be more powerful and faster by confirming that they would have 64-bit processing capability.
“Not in the shortest time. But yes, our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality,” Shin said, adding he followed the media coverage of Apple’s new iPhone.”
Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet.com the other day:
“A month ago, Microsoft execs basically confirmed Office for iPad exists, but said it wouldn’t be released until after Microsoft delivers its own, touch-first set of core Office apps, which I’ve been calling “Gemini.”
I’ve been wondering whether Microsoft was simply sitting on Office for iPad, delaying it to give its own Surface tablets a leg up. A year ago, Microsoft’s ARM-based Surface RT shipped with Office RT bundled for free, and this October, the ARM-based Surface 2 shipped with Office RT plus Outlook RT, bundled for free.
After digging a bit, I’ve heard from my sources that Microsoft’s “delay” in releasing both its own “Gemini” apps, as well as touch-centric versions for the iPad and Android tablets may be about a new and evolving product strategy as much (if not more than) about internal politics.”
Microsoft is clearly a company in desperate need of a strong corporate leader and visionary.