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.
The wait is finally over and the iPhone 4S has been announced with dual-core A5 processor, 8 megapixel and much improved camera, Siri intelligent voice assistant, iOS 5, and iCloud. Launches on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB sizes for $199, $299, and $399. Available for pre-order October 7th and is available on the 14th.
Since Apple confirmed an iPhone media event for October 4, we have been expecting the new iPhone announcement. The rumors have been flying and we are anxiously waiting for the event to start. We will be tracking the event and will have full coverage during and after the event. Stay tuned.
I’ve been working as a technology consultant with internet, telephony, mobility, security, and server applications for the better part of ten years. In that time, I’ve worked with many different products and provided those products to my customers. I have frequently searched for the best products in any given field and my thoughts have changed a great deal in that time. As a consultant, I am always looking for products with great features, performance, and stability.
Cradlepoint has been hard at work releasing great products lately. Yesterday, two more routers based on the new NetBSD platform were released. The IBR600 and IBR650 are the first models in the new COR series of integrated broadband routers. Both of these models include a built-in 3G EVDO Rev A modem as their cellular connection and provide enterprise-level features including GPS support.
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.
Cradlepoint 3.3.0 Firmware Released with New Enterprise Features for CBR400, CBR450, CTR35, MBR95, and MBR1400
On Tuesday, Cradlepoint released a new version of its firmware for the new NetBSD-based routers which are the CBR400, CBR450, CTR35, MBR95, and MBR1400. The major new features are GPS support for a large number of modems, ability to load balance two LTE or WiMAX connections, true VLAN support, routing without NAT, and Modem Data Usage tracking. This 3.3.0 release marks the addition of a substantial number of new features and is the most feature-packed release yet.
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.
Digital Stripe has just completed a major move of the company and all equipment. Due to this move, we have been extremely busy and updates have been infrequent. However, some behind-the-scenes work has been going on.
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.
BBEdit, the best professional HTML and text editor for Mac OS X, has been updated to version 10. BBEdit is specially designed for web designers and software developers and is an invaluable tool. Version 10 also comes with a special introductory price.
Along with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, new MacBook Airs, and new Mac minis comes one final announcement from Apple. Unlike the other newly announced products, the Apple Thunderbolt Display ships in 6-8 weeks but offers some revolutionary new changes to make it a “powerful docking station.”
Along with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and new MacBook Air models, Apple has also released new Mac mini models. Similar to the new MacBook Airs, the Mac minis are the same form factor as previous models except for all models lacking an optical drive.