Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.
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Apple's iCloud storage-and-sync service has had a rocky history since its October 2011 launch. Developers continue to gripe about the problematic iCloud API and the service's sketchy syncing skills. In addition, critics are questioning the Apple-centric nature of iCloud, particularly when strong competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive are better options for cross-platform computing.
Lest we forget, WWDC is a developer's show. It's the ideal platform for Apple to announce improvements to its iCloud API. As for expanding iCloud's cross-platform capabilities, Tim Cook put the kibosh on that idea at the D11 conference, saying it doesn't make sense for Apple to do so now.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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