Sandy Bridge MacBook Air Models with Thunderbolt and Backlit Keyboards Released at Last

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Along with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple has released updated MacBook Air models. The new models sport Sandy Bridge processors, a Thunderbolt port, Intel HD Graphics 3000, and backlit keyboards among other changes.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Lion Server Available for Purchase

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This morning, Apple released Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This release has garnered a great deal of attention and has been hotly anticipated since it was announced. This release is very significant since it is the first digital-only release of an operating system by Apple.

Cradlepoint 3.2.4 Firmware Released with USB551L Support for CBR400, CBR450, CTR35, MBR95, and MBR1400

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Today, Cradlepoint released firmware version 3.2.4 for their NetBSD-based routers which include the CBR400, CBR450, CTR35, MBR95, and MBR1400. This firmware release provides additional modem support for a few different modems but most importantly the Novatel USB551L 4G USB modem on Verizon’s network.

Cradlepoint 4th of July Discount Deals: MBR95, MBR1400, and CTR35

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There are some great deals available on Cradlepoint routers and associated products that expire at Midnight Central Time on July 4. Grab the deals while you can. The MBR95, MBR1400, and CTR35 are all available at discounted prices.

Download: The True Story of the Internet

Download: The True Story of the InternetIf you have an interest in the history of how the internet as we know it got started, the series “Download: The True Story of the Internet” is a very interesting look at the internet’s history. The series has four episodes: Browser Wars, Search, Bubble, and People Power.

Google Launches Google+ for Social Networking

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Google has launched its new Google+ social networking service billed as “Real-life sharing rethought for the web.” Currently Google+ is in “limited field trial” according to the Google+ web site.

VirtualBox Updated to 4.0.10

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Oracle has released a maintenance release to its VirtualBox virtualization product in the form of VirtualBox 4.0.10. A number of different issues have been addressed in the update.

Thunderbolt Firmware Update Released for MacBook Pro and iMac

MacBook Pro 17Apple has released Thunderbolt Firmware Update which¬†“provides Thunderbolt performance and stability fixes” for the 2011 MacBook Pro and iMac systems that are Apple’s first to feature Thunderbolt ports.

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Released Enabling Additional SSD TRIM Support (Updated)

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On Thursday, Apple released the eighth update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard in the form of Mac OS X 10.6.8. Apple lists a small number of changes. This is very likely the last update to Snow Leopard before Mac OS X Lion comes out in July. In addition, this update enables SSD TRIM support for machines other than the 2011 MacBook Pro models.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 5.0 with New Do Not Track on Multiple Platforms

Last week, Mozilla released Firefox 5.0, the newest version of its popular web browser. Mozilla has switched to a “rapid release development cycle” that allows “cutting edge Firefox features, performance enhancements, security updates and stability improvements” to reach the end-user much more quickly.

Cradlepoint Releases CBR400 and CBR450

Cradlepoint CBR400

Today, Cradlepoint released two new routers in its new series of NetBSD-based routers. The new routers are the CBR400 and CBR450 which are very similar except for the CBR400 featuring Wi-Fi while the CBR450 does not.

Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4 Released in Mac App Store

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Apple announced during NAB that Final Cut Pro X would be available in June. That day has arrived. Although not previously announced, Apple has also released the companion Motion 5 and Compressor 4 apps. All three apps are available in the Mac App Store for immediate download.

VLC 1.1.10.1 Update Released

DigVLCLate last week, an minor update to VLC was released. The update corrects two issues from the prior release of VLC 1.1.10. This new update, listed as 1.1.10.1, fixes the following issues on Mac OS X.

AirPort Utility 5.5.3 Released

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Apple has released AirPort Utility 5.5.3 as an update that contains bug fixes. Apple states that the update “resolves an issue that caused the AirPort Utility to unexpectedly quit during setup.”

Cradlepoint MBR95 Sets New Standard in Routers

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Although several sites mentioned the release several days ago, yesterday marked the official release of the Cradlepoint MBR95 wireless router. This router is designed to replace the MBR90 and MBR900 models with a modern powerhouse.