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News: beta iCloud website, expensive Thunderbolt cables, App Store Sandboxing, and more!

04 Jul 12

Apple has unveiled a new beta of the iCloud website that features a few new apps that aren't currently available to consumers on the normal iCloud website. The iCloud beta, which requires an Apple ID linked to a developer account, now has Notes, Reminders, an improved Calendar, and a revamped Find My iPhone section. The newer apps all sport similar interfaces to their iOS counterparts, and the improved Find My iPhone now integrates features announced as part of iOS 6. Ars Technica has a good analysis and explanation of why Thunderbolt cables with continue to be expensive for the foreseeable future, at least until 2013. At the end of the day, it comes down to the quality of the cables required for bi-directional 10Gbps communication — Apple is using the very best parts in their cables, and that's why they're so expensive compared to USB cables or similar.  

Ted Landau from The Mac Observer posts his thoughts now that we're one month into a sandboxed Mac App Store. With the exception of TextExpander, there hasn't really been any high-profile displacement because of the new sandboxing policies — but as Landau says, a lot of developers have been affected by the policies.

The Panic Blog has their top 20 secrets of Coda 2, and there's a tip in there for everyone, no matter what kind of web development you do.

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