Are you upgrading to iOS7?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple released today ng latest operating system upgrade for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The new OS, called iOS 7, brings to Apple iDevices its biggest software design change yet. It also offers a few new functions. So, will you be upgrading to the new OS? Yes? No? Maybe?

Apple announces iOS, OS X features, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro. Are you happy?

Apple held the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday as scheduled and had a bundle of announcements for its products, including upcoming changes to iOS.

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The best free ebook readers for iOS

There are many great, free ebook readers for iOS. This is the bookshelf of the Apple’s iBooks app. (Photo from Apple.com)

Stanza seems to be running again since its “demise” about a year ago. Good thing, too, as it gives you more choices in reading books on iOS, though development on the app seems to be frozen up to now.

There are, of course, many ebook readers on the iOS app store for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad, including Apple’s very own iBooks app.

The following are some of the best, free ebook readers for iOS. Note that while the apps are free, many books need to be purchased from an ebook seller. Free books are available online on Project Gutenberg and other websites.

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How to turn on photo stream in iOS

It’s easy to turn photo stream on or off in iOS. The following steps assume that you are logged in to your iCloud account on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

Start by tapping the Settings app.

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Download Apple’s iBooks Author (1.1 Update)

Without much fanfare, Apple updated the iBooks Author app a few days ago. Ok, granted the update is a minor one. But if you plan to use your Mac to create books for iOS, then download iBooks Author here (right, assuming you haven’t yet).

The iBooks Author app can be used to create books for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Download PDF to Epub Converter, Free for a Limited Time

Qixingshi Technology is offering it’s PDF to epub converter, called PDF T Epub Converter, as a free download on the Mac App Store.

The PDF to Epub Converter from Qixinshi Technology is free for a limited time on the Mac App Store.

The app is available for free for a limited time only. Regular price is USD 39.99 on the App Store for OS X. It is available for free until February 26, 2012.

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Download Messages Beta for the Macbook (an OS X Mountain Lion preview)

Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion and some of its new features. Among these features is a new Messages app that is much like Messages on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The public beta version of the Messages app can be downloaded now and can be run exclusively on Mac OS X Lion.

Apple announced the coming release of OS X Mountain Lion, with new features that integrates it more fully with iOS and iCloud.

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Top Three Free Epub Readers for Mac OS X

Well I’ve written and ranted before about free epub readers for Mac OS X. There are few such apps and those that are available seem to me to be limited as ebook readers. While I’d love to repeat and expound on my complaints, right now, I’d like to present you with a small list of epub readers I’ve found for Mac OS X.

Those looking for an epub reader for Mac OS X might want to try one of the free apps mentioned below.

Read more after the jump.

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Macbook Air, Pro with Ivy Bridge and “Retina” Display Coming Soon

Not only are coming Macbooks expected to get significant performance boosts from CPU and SSD upgrades, higher resolution screens with “Retina” display are also expected to make its debut to Apple notebooks.

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution Retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

Websites such as Macrumors are citing Digitimes as the source of reports that Apple supply chain partners “would double the resolution of the Macbook Pro to 2880×1800 pixels.” Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have been boasting of Retina displays that “pack four times the number of pixels into the same size screen” as previous models. The rumored iPad 3 could also get a boost to its screen resolution.

What are the possibilities of seeing Ivy Bridge Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs with Retina displays?

More after the jump.

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Get Ready for a 15-inch Macbook Air with Ivy Bridge

It’s not just updates for the iPhone and the iPad that are getting attention lately. Technology sites have been abuzz with the possible launch of a Macbook Air with a whopping 15-inch screen. New processors with Ivy Bridge processors are also to make an appearance on the next-generation Macbook Air.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

Right now, Macbook Air line includes an 11-inch and a 13-inch models; 15-inch screens are only available on Macbook Pros.

As for CPUs, the current Macbook Air’s Sandy Bridge processor from Intel provides great performance while being a great energy saver. But Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor promises to be both faster and smaller than Sandy Bridge. Intel is also touting Ivy Bridge’s graphics and multimedia performance.

So what other features and components can we expect to find on the coming Macbook Air? Read more after the jump.

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