Happy holidays from Tanuki Data 2017

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Dear clients,
We are ending 2017 with a look back at a year of abundant work and happy memories, as well as farewells, all of which give meaning to this fast-paced life. That’s why this festive Season provides us with the opportunity to wind down, turn inward for reflection, and come out wholesome, positive and revitalized for the coming year.
In this spirit we would like to toast to your health, happiness, and success in the year 2018.
We are closed from the 17th of December 2017 until January 8th 2018, but will be available via email and message during this period and for urgent call-outs.

Sending you warmest regards,
Maja and Joey
Tanuki Data S.L.



Tanuki Data Christmas Edition

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


Dearest clients,

The spirit of Christmas has arrived a little later for us this year, and now that it’s time for cozy evenings, and reflections on the year, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your confidence and loyalty.

During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress and success possible this year.
We are deeply thankful, and may peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout the holidays and new year.

We are closed during the festivities from December 16th 2016 until January 3rd 2017.

You can reach us via email or telephone during these dates.

With much love,
Maja and Joey

Highlights from Apple’s September 2016 event

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Apple today introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day. The new iPhone features new advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before, more power and performance with the best battery life ever in an iPhone, immersive stereo speakers, wide color system from camera to display, two new beautiful finishes, and is the first water and dust resistant iPhone. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, September 16.


Apple’s Special Event October 2014

Friday, October 17th, 2014

This was Apple’s third major announcement of the year, after WWDC in June and the iPhone/Apple Watch event last month. The focus was on the new 5K iMac and the iPads, with some exciting new products announced, not to mention the release of the long-awaited OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iWork updates for the Mac, and the scheduled release of iOS8.1 on Monday, October 20.

Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in photos. “Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7-million-pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, it’s the most beautiful and powerful iMac ever.”



 Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver, and space gray, iPad Air 2 and the new iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID and — in the U.S. — Apple Pay. “iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations, weighs less than a pound, and at just 6.1 mm is the thinnest tablet in the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad Air 2 has a new Retina display with anti-reflective coating, second generation 64-bit A8X chip, all-new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and includes the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.”









Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2. “People love Mac mini. It’s a great first Mac or addition to your home network, and the new Mac mini is a nice upgrade packed into an incredibly compact design,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the latest CPU and graphics, faster Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, OS X Yosemite, and starting at just $499, the new Mac mini is the best value ever.”


Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today view, a redesigned Spotlight, and updated versions of Safari, Mail, Messages, and iTunes. “OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we’ve ever built, with a brand new design, amazing Continuity features, and powerful versions of the apps you use every day,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “OS X Yosemite ushers in the future of computing, where your Apple devices all work together seamlessly and magically. It’s something only Apple can do, and it’s available today.”




Everything Apple announced at its September 2014 keynote

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014


And now we can tell you all about it:


At its special media event today, Apple announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Apple is touting a “Retina HD Display” on both phones, as the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 features a 1334 x 750 display at 326 pixels-per-inch while the iPhone 6 Plus features a 1920 x 1080 display at 401 ppi. The iPhone 6 is said to have more than 1 million pixels, while the iPhone 6 Plus is said to have 2 million pixels.

The new models feature a number of hardware changes, including a chassis that is 6.9 mm thin for the iPhone 6 and 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6 Plus. Both models feature the next-generation 64-bit A8 chip, which features 2 billion transistors on a 20nm processor. The A8 delivers 25% faster CPU performance and is 13% smaller and 50% more energy efficient when compared to the A7. The device also comes with a next-generation M8 motion coprocessor which can now estimate distance and elevation changes with a new barometer.Apple states that the iPhone 6 will get 50 hours of battery life for audio, 11 hours for video, 11 hours for WiFi browsing and 10 hours for LTE browsing. With its even bigger body, the iPhone 6 Plus will get 80 hours of battery life for audio, 14 hours for video, and 12 hours for Wi-Fi and LTE browsing. The iPhone 6 now also includes Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) technology, including 20 LTE band, as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which delivers 3x faster Wi-Fi and support for Wi-Fi calling.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus also support a new camera system with a brand-new 8-megapixel sensor, along with a circular true tone flash. Apple is also touting “Focus Pixel” technology, which allows the lens to move in and out to better determine autofocus points. The camera also features next-gen tone mapping and noise reduction. Apple also says the camera is complimented by a new gyroscope and image stabilization built into the A8 processor. Exclusive to the iPhone 6 Plus is an optical image stabilization system.As for video capabilities, both devices shoot in 1080p at 30fps and 60fps, along with 240fps slo-mo video, which is up from 120fps on the iPhone 5s. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has also received a new sensor with a f2.2 aperture that lets in 81% more light. Users can also shoot single-shot HDR photos and take HDR video.

Both devices will launch on September 19 in the first wave of countries, with pre-orders starting on September 12. The iPhone 6 will be available in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants, and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available in the same storage capacities. Both iPhone 6 models also come in the same Space Gray, Gold, and Silver variants.

Famous last words:


Apple today announced its long-rumored wearable device, the Apple Watch, which actually uses the Apple Symbol () followed by “Watch” in its name. Apple’s Watch is designed to be both fashionable and functional, available in an array of different color and materials with six different types of watch straps that are easily interchangeable. Prices for the device, which will be available in early 2015, start at $349.There are six different Watch face colors and materials: Stainless Steel, Silver Aluminum, 18-Karat Yellow Gold, Space Black Stainless Steel, Space Gray Aluminum, and 18-Karat Rose Gold.There’s the Apple Watch collection, which has stainless steel or space black stainless steel cases combined with a range of metal and leather bands, the Watch Sport collection, which includes anodized aluminum cases in silver or space gray with colorful, durable bands, and the Apple Watch Edition, which includes 18-karat gold cases in yellow or rose with “exquisitely crafted” bands and closures.

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All of Apple’s Watches can be customized with an array of different digital watch faces to suit different tastes. Each of the watches is available in two separate screen sizes for different sized wrists: 38mm and 42mm, and the watches have a flexible, durable sapphire display.Apple’s Watch uses unique input methods, taking advantage of the traditional watch dial or crown, which Apple refers to as a “digital crown” on the device. This scroll-type wheel allows users to zoom and scroll through various user interface elements.The device also takes advantage of new pressure-sensing technology and is able to determine the difference between a tap and a press, allowing for a new range of contextually specific controls. A second physical button next to the digital crown lets users tap to bring up a list of contacts and then communicate with friends by sending quick drawings, messages, and animated emoji. It’s also possible to send a heart beat, drawn from the watch’s sensors.Inside the device, there’s a new Taptic Engine that allows users to hear and feel the design of the user interface. According to Apple, users will be able to feel and respond to notifications “easily and intuitively” through the Taptic Engine.

A new custom designed chip, the S1 processor, integrates many subsystems into one singular module. The back of the watch is constructed from zirconia with four sapphire lenses that can detect pulse rate. There is also a gyroscope and accelerometer, which helps the Apple Watch provide a comprehensive picture of daily activity.

The back of the device is also the home of Apple’s charging solution, which uses a MagSafe with inductive charging. The user will not have to worry about exposed contacts or aligning the charger properly. Apple has declined to comment on battery life at this point.

Because it is a watch, the device is designed to keep accurate time, continually checking its internal clock against the definitive global time standard with the “precision found in GPS satellites.”

Apple’s Watch will support third-party apps, with support for both extended notifications from the iPhone and apps that run directly on the device. The Watch does rely heavily on the iPhone and does not function as a standalone device as it is designed to work with Apple’s new Continuity features, letting users shift tasks from one device to another with ease.

The Watch does include support for NFC, and it will function with Apple’s new payment initiative, Apple Pay, which lets users make secure payments from the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, and Apple Watch.

Apple’s iWatch will be available starting at $349, with users able to purchase the device in early 2015.


The most important things Apple announced during the WWDC 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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Apple has announced OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, new apps, and new continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever. “Yosemite is the future of OS X with its incredible new design and amazing new apps, all engineered to work beautifully with iOS,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We engineer our platforms, services, and devices together, so we are able to create a seamless experience for our users across all our products that is unparalleled in the industry. It’s something only Apple can deliver.”

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Apple has unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. “iOS 8 offers simpler, faster, and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard, and an entirely new Health app,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple, and secure experience.”

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Christmas greetings 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”                                 
– William Arthur Ward. 
 We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for your business. It is only through the satisfaction and loyalty of our clients that we can truly be a success at what we do. May you experience the happiest of holiday seasons and a wonderful New Year 2014.
Tanuki Data will close its doors for the holidays from December 20th 2013 until January 3rd 2014.
We will be available via email during this period.

Apple event October 22nd 2013, unveils iPad Air, new Macbook Pros for holidays

Thursday, October 24th, 2013



At 0.71-inches thin, the updated MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers unbelievable performance in an incredibly portable design. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz. New integrated Intel Iris graphics deliver up to 90 percent faster performance than the previous generation MacBook Pro with Retina display. The 13-inch model can be configured with faster dual-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz. The 15-inch model includes Intel Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance, or Iris Pro and GeForce GT 750M discrete graphics with 2GB of video memory for the ultimate in performance. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display can be configured with faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz.

The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display features incredible pixel-pushing power while still delivering amazing battery life. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers up to nine hours of battery life, two hours more than the previous generation, and up to nine hours of iTunes movie playback. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers up to eight hours of battery life, one hour more than the previous generation, and up to eight hours of iTunes movie playback.

MacBook Pro with Retina display now features PCIe-based flash storage with up to 60 percent faster read speeds than the previous generation. Next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster when connected to an 802.11ac base station. Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports deliver up to 20Gbps of bandwidth to each external device, allowing users to connect to multiple displays and high performance devices, and an HDMI port offers quick connectivity to HDTVs and projectors.

Macbook Pro


Apple also announced the iPad Air, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.

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The Retina iPad Mini is basically just a 23% smaller (screen-wise) iPad Air. You still get the same A7 processor, the same cameras and video recording options. For the first time, the iPad mini will come in a 128GB configuration. That’s for the Retina Display model launching later in November.

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Apple said iWork, a set of applications for Macs, iPads and iPhones that essentially duplicates what Microsoft’s Office offers customers, would be free to anyone who bought a new Macintosh computer or mobile device from Apple. Each Apple app used to cost $10 apiece.  The latest version of the Macintosh operating system, Mavericks, will also be free.

Apple September 2013 Media Event

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013



At today’s iPhone media event, Apple executives announced that iOS 7 will be released to the public on Wednesday September 18, two days before the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c are released.

Apple also announced that iOS 7 will support the new 64-bit technologies introduced with the iPhone 5s, with all built-in apps re-engineered for 64-bit and iOS 7 will support both 32-bit and 64-bit apps. The OS has been built to complement both the iPhone 5c’s colors and the new internal capabilities of the iPhone 5s, including its Touch ID fingerprint sensor and camera features like automatic image stabilization, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo 120 fps video. iOS 7 will be available on September 18 for the iPhone 4 and later, the iPad 2 and later, the iPad mini, and the fifth-generation iPod touch.


During today’s new product announcement, Apple unveiled an all-new addition to the iPhone family. Apple today announced the new lower-priced iPhone 5c, replacing the iPhone 5 in Apple’s phone lineup. The new device is available in five different colors – green, yellow, blue, white, and pink – in a polycarbonate design. The phone uses the same A6 processor and rear-facing camera as the iPhone 5.

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Apple also announced the new iPhone 5S. It largely retains the same glass and aluminum design as Apple’s previous generation iPhone, but it does include upgraded internals, and a new gold color option and fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 5s includes a new A7 chip, which Apple notes is the first 64-bit chip in a smartphone.  Apple is also including a fingerprint sensor in the new iPhone 5s for a new security feature dubbed “Touch ID.” Embedded into the home button, the Touch ID capacitive sensor is 170 microns thin and will not only allow users to unlock their device, but also authenticate iTunes purchases. Apple says that all fingerprints will be encrypted, stored securely and never uploaded to iCloud or its own servers. It also noted the fingerprint sensor will be able to support multiple fingerprints with the same device The new iPhone 5s also include a new motion co-processor called the “M7″ that Apple says works alongside the A7. It’s able to measure motion data continuously, as well as measure gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer data. The new chip will work with new CoreMotion APIs in iOS 7 that will allow developers to identify user movement. The first to take advantage of the technology is Nike with a new app called “Nike+ Move”. Battery life: Apple says the new iPhone 5S will get 10 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, and 10 hours of LTE and WiFi browsing. You’ll also get around 250 hours standby and 10 hours of video, according to Apple. The iPhone 5s packs in a new camera system with a dual LED true tone flash, a new five-element lens designed by Apple, a F2.2 aperture, a sensor with a 15 percent larger active area, auto stabilization, and bigger 1.5 micron pixels. The camera also includes a new burst mode that will continuously take photos a rate of 10fps, and the 120fps slow mo.


The device will be available to purchase on September 20 in the US, Australia, China, Canada, Germany, France, Singapore, UK, and Japan. There are also new cases from Apple that will sell for $39. Apple plans to roll out the new iPhones to 100 countries and 270 carriers by December.



WWDC 2013

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


Apple just unveiled a completely redesigned iOS and a music discovery service called iTunes Radio during an incredibly fast-paced WWDC keynote. Tim Cook and other Apple executives also announced a brand new Mac Pro, updated MacBook Airs, iWork apps for the web and OS X Mavericks.


iOS 7

Rumours of an impending shift in the design language for the iPhone and iPad’s software circulated for months before today’s event, but none captured the precise look-and-feel of Apple’s radically different iOS 7. The redesigned user interface makes heavy use of light, floating text, places less emphasis on icons and navigation cues, and features a brighter colour scheme. It’s also much more responsive to motion with a parallax effect which allows users to see their wallpaper behind icons when the phone is moved in any direction. And while the home screen still features the traditional 4×5 app grid, all those app icons look entirely different on Apple’s new operating system. iOS 7 also saw the introduction of ten new features, including improved multitasking with background updating for apps used most often, and the ability to scroll horizontally through app icons and windows as they last appeared. Control Centre removes the need to dig through settings menus, with a bevy of frequently-accessed preferences now available via a gesture up from the bottom of the screen. Elsewhere, the new Find My iPhone activates a device-wide lock if it is turned off or erased to prevent thieves from selling stolen iOS devices, the App Store now shows popular apps near users’ current location and downloads updates automatically, and FaceTime does audio calls over Wi-Fi. The announcement revealed massive foundational changes to iOS design, led by Jony Ive, which make third-party apps look all but obsolete in the lead-up to a Spring public release.


Mac Pro

The new hardware occupies an eighth of the space of its very outdated predecessor, sporting a cylindrical industrial design and shiny black veneer. The new Pro features “dual GPUs, PCI Express-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, new-generation Xeon processors, ultrafast memory, and support for 4K video,” but consumers may just as easily be impressed by a motion sensor which lights up its four USB 3, six Thunderbolt 2 and two Gigabit Ethernet slots when the device is rotated to the front.


Macbook Air

Apple’s thinnest notebook received the only other hardware refresh this morning, bringing the latest Haswell ULT processors from Intel, extended battery life (9 hours for 11-inch models and 12 hours for 13-inch), faster Wi-Fi and more storage and RAM at the base configurations. Both models are already available in stores with 128GB flash storage and 4GB RAM.


OS Mavericks

Aside from the name, OS X Mavericks brings a few modest changes to the Mac operating system. First, it brings Maps and iBooks, previously iOS-exclusive apps, to the desktop. The former has all the same features as its mobile sister app, including turn-by-turn navigation, but also with the ability to send directions to iPhones and iPads on the same Wi-Fi network. The latter splits the iBookstore from iTunes and into its own native storefront, reminiscent of the Mac App Store (which, coincidentally, now updates apps in the background). There’s also redesigned apps like Calendar, which is no longer fitted with many of the infamous skeuomorphic design elements, but has new functionality, such as better integration with Facebook Events.

 Web services also see a big improvement in Mavericks. Safari has a list of links shared from the Twitter timeline to click on and runs faster with its latest version. iCloud can now remember passwords and personal information such as credit card numbers, which are encrypted and synced across all Apple devices, and the service even suggests strong passwords for use with new online accounts. Notifications also do more: they allow basic interaction without opening their parent app (for example, replying to a message from the top right corner) and sync with iOS notifications.

Three key features were introduced to the Finder: Finder Tabs, which work exactly as keen file organisers will expect them to, Tags, which can be added to each document at the Save menu and colour-coded for quicker searching, and enhanced Multiple Displays support, letting users drag windows across screens and keep certain apps on the computer display only. There were also detailed explanations of power saving technologies, including App Nap, which keeps processor-intensive apps dormant while they’re not in users’ sight.

 OS X Mavericks, like most products announced at the keynote, won’t be released until Fall but developers can access a beta version immediately to make their apps compatible with the changes.


New Airport Express and Time Capsule

Phil Schiller has just announced that Apple is releasing new AirPort Base Stations with all-new designs. Design-wise, both the new Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme are rectangular now with dimensions that measure approximately four inches wide by 6.5 inches tall. The biggest addition to the Base Station hardware is support for 802.11ac, which offers connection speeds up to 1.3Gbps. The Base Stations also offer improved WiFi coverage and stability through Beamforming technology and a six-antenna array (three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band). Similar to earlier models, both the Time Capsule and the AirPort Extreme have three Gigabit ethernet LAN ports, one Gigabit ethernet WAN port and one USB 2.0 port for an external printer or hard drive.

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iTunes Radio

Apple announced iTunes Radio™, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store®, combined with features only iTunes® can deliver. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC or Apple TV®, you’ll have access to stations inspired by the music you already listen to, Featured Stations curated by Apple and genre-focused stations that are personalized just for you. iTunes Radio evolves based on the music you play and download. The more you use iTunes Radio and iTunes, the more it knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. iTunes Radio also gives you access to exclusive “first listen” premieres from top selling artists, Siri® integration, plus the ability to tag or buy anything you hear with just one click. Coming this fall, iTunes Radio will offer you an incredibly personalized experience on day one based on your listening history and past purchases from iTunes. In addition, if you’re listening to a song you like from iTunes Radio or your music library you will be able to have a station built around those. It’s easy to create and customize stations based on whatever you want to hear. Search for artists, songs, or genres, and iTunes Radio will instantly build a station around your choice.

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iWork for iCloud

iWork has been a traditional software suite ever since it first launched (the brief availability of iWork.com notwithstanding), but Apple is bringing it to the web in earnest today by revealing iWork for iCloud. The suite includes Keynote, Numbers and Pages, and each of the web apps preserves many of the same real-time editing features as its iOS and Mac counterparts. The collection officially supports Chrome, Internet Explorer and (logically) Safari, although you’ll likely be waiting awhile to try them: only developers get an iWork beta today, and a public beta is due later this year.