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Apple Updates iPad Apps, Keynote, Pages and Numbers

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Apple has just released updates to its Pages, Keynote, and Numbers iPad apps that add integration with its own MobileMe iDisk cloud storage as well as other cloud storage using the WebDAV protocol. Each app can now copy files from and save files to a users iDisk. Additionally, each app has received a number of feature enhancements and bug fixes. This suite of productivity apps was announced at the same time as the iPad in January and became available in the App Store right as the iPad was released in the U.S. The apps got their last major update in May. Take a look below to see what else is new.

Keynote – What’s New?

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– Export presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT) format.
– Copy presentations between Keynote and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Support for audio in builds when importing Keynote ’09 presentations.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Add animated builds to grouped objects.
– Lens Flare, Spin and Wipe build animations.
– Revolving Door, Swoosh and Wipe slide transition animations.
– Improved slide size conversion when importing Keynote ’09 presentations.
– Import and export Keynote ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.
– Improved export of tables with customized borders.
– Improved font matching when importing Keynote ’09 or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
– Improved creation and editing of web hyperlinks.
– Improved text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– Improved usability and reliability when sharing presentations with iWork.com public beta.
– Improved reliability when importing presentations with large images.
– Improved reliability when importing and exporting presentations with overlapping objects.
– Improved reliability and performance when importing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

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Pages – What’s New?

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– Copy documents between Pages and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Option to display the word count for your document.
– Support for opening .txt files from Mail.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Import and export existing footnotes, endnotes, sections and tables of contents.
– Import and export Pages ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.
– Improved export of tables with customized borders.
– Improved font matching when importing a Pages or Microsoft Word document.
– Improved creation and editing of hyperlinks.
– Improved text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– Improved usability and reliability when sharing documents via iWork.com public beta.
– Improved reliability when importing documents with large images.
– Improved reliability when importing and exporting documents with overlapping objects.
– Improved handling of fonts when exporting documents to Microsoft Word.
– Improved reliability and performance when importing Microsoft Word documents.

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Numbers – What’s New?

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– Export spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel (.XLS) format.
– Copy spreadsheets between Numbers and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
– Ability to group and ungroup objects.
– Open CSV files from Mail and other apps.
– Import and export Numbers ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.
– Improved export of tables with customized borders.
– Improved font matching when importing Numbers ’09 or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
– Improved creation and editing of hyperlinks in text boxes.
– Improved text options for tables including font, size and color settings for individual cells.
– Improved usability and reliability when sharing spreadsheets with iWork.com public beta.
– Improved reliability when importing spreadsheets with large images.
– Improved reliability when importing and exporting spreadsheets with overlapping objects.
– Improved reliability and performance when importing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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