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NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for October 2012 show another basicly sideways month in terms of market share, with Windows dropping infinitesimally, the Mac stayng exactly the same as in September at 7.16%, and Linux edging up ever so slightly.
Today’s been a big day for updates from Apple, as the company has just released three more software updates on top of the public iOS 6.0.1 release and the iOS 6.1 beta release to developers. This time, the updates are all for OS X; iPhoto and Aperture get new features, while Safari is relegated to security fixes.
Apple’s iCloud Web portal has been in Beta for quite some time, but it appears users can finally utilize the iCloud web client service. When users log into the service they will have the ability to easily share and sync content across multiple devices, including for two new features: Notes and Reminders.
Windows was down a fraction of a point, Mac up by a similar increment, and Linux sideways compared with June’s metrics. Over in the Mobile/Tablet category, iOS maintained and slightly increased a big gain made in June of about 2-1/2 percentage points, while Android advanced again slightly. Java ME is now at less than 10%, and BlackBerry is static on the month.
While Apple has allowed its MobileMe users a grace period to help them transition to iCloud, visitors to MobileMe.com are now greeted with a closed sign and an iCloud link. MobileMe’s iDisk and Gallery features have also been axed in favor of Apple’s newer iCloud offerings.
As you’ve probably heard, DNSChanger Malware is malicious code used by a criminal gang in Estonia that was recently apprehended as part of the FBI Operation GhostClick. On Monday, the FBI will shut down a network of DNS servers on which it’s estimated hundreds of thousands of Internet users worldwide have been depending for Internet access. There’s an easy to check if you’ll be affected.
Apple has been updating its iCloud service, and its now beginning to offer versions of Notes and Reminders. According to several developers, new versions of the web apps in Apple’s iCloud Beta offer the same functionality as on mobile iOS devices with the ability to synced/share data across all Apple devices.
It appears MobileMe won’t be the only service to get discontinued, as Apple will also be shutting down the iWork.com web portal by the end of July. Apple sent a reminder to customers warning them of the impeding closing of the service which allowed customers access to documents stored on the iWork.com website.
As they announced they would last year, Apple has officially closed its doors on the MobileMe service web-portal. However, for users who still haven’t made the transition to iCloud, Apple is extending the deadline a few more days for users to move their accounts to iCloud and download all files.
Apple has reminded OS X users that MobileMe will be finally shutting its service on June 30th. Those who still have MobileMe accounts must transition to the new iCloud instead. Moving your accounts to iCloud can be easily done by visiting the iCloud Web site portal or through the MobileMe system preferences on your Mac.