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Briefly: Mac Pro alive, Skydrive update, iCloud dev update

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Thu May 31, 2012

Source: Apple won't kill the Mac Pro

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has put a damper on speculation that Apple could be preparing to kill off its Mac Pro desktop line. During his "Amplified" podcast with Dan Benjamin, Dalrymple responded with a simple "No" when asked if he though there was any chance that Apple would end the Mac Pro line. Dalrymple is said to have good connections within the secretive company, and he has a solid track record with regard to Apple predictions. Dalrymple's prediction may ease the anxieties of the now nearly 16,000 fans of the professional-grade machines who signed on to a Facebook petition asking Apple to refresh the Mac Pro.

Microsoft's SkyDrive sees update

A blog post on the Windows Team Blog details new features Microsoft has brought to its SkyDrive cloud storage app. The update will allow Windows 8 users to grab photos on other SkyDrive-enabled PCs directly from within the Photos app. Also, SkyDrive for OS X will no longer show an app icon in the doc when running. The update also raises the number of total files in the SkyDrive folder from 150,000 to 10 million. The update will be rolled out to SkyDrive users over the next week or so.

Apple bumps storage limits for iCloud Keys

Apple developers may be pleased to find out today that Apple has increased the storage limits for the iCloud Key Value Store. The Key Value Store is a means by which developers can sync small amounts of user data via iCloud synchronization. The limit had been previously set at 64KB, but Apple will now allow developers to store up to one megabyte of data in the cloud. [via The Next Web]

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  1. hayesk

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    I've met Jim Dalrymple a few times. He's credible when he has sources, and his analysis is rock solid.

    I firmly believe Apple should and will continue the Mac Pro.

    I didn't sign the Facebook petition though. The reason being it didn't provide solid reasoning. All it said was "we're pros and want a Mac Pro." It didn't say why the high end iMac is not suitable and why the Mac Pro is necessary. For any petition to carry weight it needs solid reasoning in addition to lots of signatures.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Joined: Apr 2011



    Now that is a solid foundation for a business to pick it's tools.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

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    Joined: Apr 2011


    This is not news any more.

    Maybe it was over a year ago when the hardware in the Mac Pros was still competitive.

    Now it's just obscenely overpriced obsolete hardware.

  1. PJL500

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    Joined: Jun 2011



    needs more than 64Kb...

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