Today, Apple released updates to its consumer image management application, iPhoto, and its professional image management application, Aperture. Both of these updates fix bugs in each software package.
Today, Apple silently upgraded processors, graphics cards, and storage options in its MacBook Pro lineup. The improvements are fairly minor and represent incremental upgrades to the lineup based on additional processor releases from Intel. The upgrades cover the 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models.
Coincedence that “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson and “One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com” Coming out a Few Days Apart?
Do you think it is a coincidence that the biography of Steve Jobs and the story of Amazon.com are coming out a few days apart? I think not! It’s been sixteen days now since Steve Jobs has passed away and it is still fresh in many of our minds. A good friend of mine asked me point blank, “did you cry?”
As anticipated, Apple has just released the Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update which brings full iCloud support to Lion. iCloud is set to replace some of the functionality of MobileMe and add additional features.
Yesterday, Apple released the latest version of iTunes in the form of iTunes 10.5. This release is essential in order to support both today’s upcoming release of iOS 5 and iCloud. In addition to these major changes there are some slight cosmetic improvements as well to indicator icons.
Today, VMware released VMware Fusion 4 for Mac. The biggest new features are full support and integration with Mac OS X Lion, performance and graphics optimizations, and Lion virtualization. In order to achieve these new features and performance, VMware Fusion 4 is now a 64-bit Cocoa application.
Ever since Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was released, we have been looking forward to the ability to virtualize up to two instances of Lion on a Mac running Lion. Unfortunately, at launch, there was no way to accomplish this. Now, with the release of Parallels 7 for Mac, Lion can be virtualized.
On Tuesday, Apple released the first update to its flagship Mac OS X Lion 10.7 operating system. The update, which comes in three flavors, “includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac.” In addition, Apple is also now shipping the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive which allows those unable to download Lion from the Mac App Store to still upgrade to Lion.
I have been using Mac OS X Lion for a little over a week now and have some thoughts on what is great and what is not. Most reviews have been positive but some particular sticking points have emerged.
Although most of us may not fully realize the implications, the optical drive in all its forms is going extinct on the Mac platform. In another year or two at the most, the optical drive will be no more and these are five reasons why.