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Aperture 3.2.1 and iPhoto 9.2.1 Released

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

Aperture 3.2.1 and iPhoto 9.2.1 Released

Aperture 3

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.

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MacBook Pro Speed, Graphics, and Storage Upgraded

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

MacBook Pro Speed, Graphics, and Storage Upgraded

MacBook Pro 17

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.

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Coincedence that “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson and “One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com” Coming out a Few Days Apart?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in iOS, Mac | 0 comments

Coincedence that “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson and “One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com” Coming out a Few Days Apart?

Steve Jobs Book Cover

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?”

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Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion Update adds iCloud Support and Safari 5.1.1; Lion Recovery Update 1.0

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

Mac OS X 10.7.2 Lion Update adds iCloud Support and Safari 5.1.1; Lion Recovery Update 1.0

Mac OS X 10 7 2 Update

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.

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iTunes 10.5 Released with iOS 5 and iCloud Compatibility

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in iOS, Mac | 1 comment

iTunes 10.5 Released with iOS 5 and iCloud Compatibility

ITunes 10

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.

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VMware Fusion 4 Released as the Second Product to Offer Lion Virtualization

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

VMware Fusion 4 Released as the Second Product to Offer Lion Virtualization

VMware Fusion 4

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.

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Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is first to Offer Lion Virtualization

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is first to Offer Lion Virtualization

Parallels 7 Box

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.

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Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 Update and Lion USB Thumb Drive Released

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 Update and Lion USB Thumb Drive Released

Mac OS X 10 7 1 Update Screen Shot

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.

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Taming the Lion: First Week In

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Guides and Reviews, Mac | 0 comments

Taming the Lion: First Week In

Lion Icon 512

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.

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5 Reasons the Optical Drive is Going Extinct

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Mac | 0 comments

5 Reasons the Optical Drive is Going Extinct

CD Icon

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.

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