Apple to shut down iWork.com website 31 July 2012

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Apple has sent out reminder email to its iWork.com users that the website and its service will be discontinued as of 31 July 2012. iWork.com users are advised to download all their documents to local Mac before the cut off date.

Apple launched iWork.com website as a public beta on January 2009, which provides a web interface for viewing, commenting and downloading of uploaded iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) documents. iWork.com does not provide editing feature and is not related to iCloud.

By shutting down iWork.com, Apple reduces the confusion as iCloud will be the only place to store your documents in the cloud. iWork apps for iOS support iCloud storage directly and there is an iWork area in iCloud.com website where you can access your documents in iCloud using a web based interface.

iWork app for Mac currently does not support iCloud storage directly. You can however upload and download documents to iCloud using the icloud.com website. iWork for Mac is expected to support iCloud storage directly with its next major upgrade.

Apple support document on downloading files from iWork.com

When will Pages, Numbers, Keynote for Mac support iCloud?

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With the launch of iCloud, many native apps in iOS and OS X are updated to support the latest cloud service from Apple. Apple iOS apps such as Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are updated as well. Notable missing is an update to Pages, Keynote and Numbers on the Mac to support iCloud.

It is inevitable that Pages, Keynote and Numbers on the Mac will eventually support iCloud. This is just a delay. And we suspect that brand new version of Pages, Keynote and Numbers for Mac is looming on the horizon.

Apple releases iTunes 10.4 and iWork update for Mac OS X Lion

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Apple has released iTunes 10.4 which supports full-screen mode and 64-bit cocoa under Mac OS X Lion. iTunes however remains 32-bit under Snow Leopard.

You can now use iTunes with OS X Lion’s new Full-Screen App capability, which allows you to use iTunes and other apps without distractions. Navigate between your full-screen apps with a simple gesture.

Note: iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application on OS X Lion and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. Some iTunes plug-ins may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the plug-in developer for an updated plug-in compatible with iTunes 10.4.

Apple also releases iWork Update 6 which adds support for Mac OS X Lion’s Full Screen Mode, Resume, Auto Save and Versions features.

Apple updates Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iPad

Apple releases 1.2 updates to its iWork apps for iPad which brings new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes. Updates are free.

Pages for iPad 1.2 includes new ability to copy documents from WebDAV and MobileMe iDisk, txt file support, option to display document word count and many performance enhancements.

Numbers for iPad 1.2 is now able to export spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel format, copy documents from WebDAV and MobileMe iDisk, ability to group and ungroup objects, and many performance enhancements.

Keynote for Pad 1.2 adds ability to export presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint format, new animations, ability to group and animate objects, copy documents from WebDAV and MobileMe iDisk, and many performance enhancements.

Apple updates Pages with ePub format support

Apple has released version 9.0.4 update to iWork comprises bug fixes to Keynote, Pages and Numbers. New in this release is the support of ePub format in Pages. Pages is the first commercial word processor that can export documents in ePub format, alongside PDF and Word. ePub format will allow you to read the document in iBooks or other eBook reader software supporting ePub.

Check out [Apple’s support document](http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4168) which explains the differences between PDF and ePub. It also contains guide and template on how to create ePub document using Pages.

This update is available via the usual Software Update or you can download from [Apple Download site](http://support.apple.com/downloads/).