Build Your Own ePUB eBooks in OS X Lion

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Concurrently with my experimenting to prepare Tablets to be used as my scripts in rehearsals for Southern Crossroads at Totem Pole Playhouse, I was eager to test out this new Automator feature in OS X Lion. Essentially the Automator action Text to ePUB File does exactly what its name says it does. It allows you […]

Over One Million Downloads for OS X Lion on Day One

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Apple’s latest release of their Mac firmware, OS X Lion, was purchased and downloaded over a million times in the first day it was available (Wednesday). In a press release, Apple Marketing VP Phil Shiller said: Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge […]

Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud

The new faster, MacBook Air. The ultimate everyday notebook. Now up to 2.5x faster, featuring highspeed Thunderbolt IO and OS X Lion

The ‘cloud’ is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access and availability to the Internet and broadband, either through mobile like on 3G and 4G […]

Why the Mac Mini Will Be My Next Computer

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This morning Apple announced a collection of upgrades, including the Mac Mini. Like the new MacBook Air notebooks the Mac Mini got a big bump in power and s looks like a good choice for my next computer. As my colleague Kevin pointed out, the Mac Mini may not be a good choice for everyone, thanks to […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet & Smartphone News – Week of June 17th

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Another week of tablets, smartphones and notebook news and reviews is behind us. This week we saw a collection of business and back to school notebooks launch, including many running the new AMD Fusion A series Quad Core APU. On the tablet front we shared our first impressions of the Acer Iconia A500 Honeycomb tablet and a conversation with […]

iBookstore Comes to Desktop iTunes

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Apple has made some changes on the server side to incorporate the iBookstore for iBooks purchases on iTunes on the desktop on Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. Previously, though users can manage EPUB and PDF e-books through iTunes, users cannot access the store for downloading and purchasing new books on the desktop–this task was […]

Apple’s OS X Lion in Action (Video)

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Earlier today, Apple introduced a host of new products including new mobile software (iOS 5), they cloud service (iCloud) and they also showed off their latest and greatest Mac software aka OS X 10.7 Lion. Well, if you’re a Mac user, you’ll be glad to know that Apple has posted a fairly thorough introduction video […]

Mac OS X Lion Available in July, Only on Mac App Store

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Apple has announced that its latest and greatest Mac software, Mac OS X Lion, will be available starting in July and will only be available to purchase on the  Mac App Store. In the past, Apple had charged $129 for the software but they are dropping their price considerably making the software available for a […]

WWDC: Mission Control and What Three Fingers Get You

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At Apple’s WWDC Conference, Apple has shown off Mission control, which is accessible via a three-finger gesture by swiping upwards on the trackpad. Mission Control allows users to not only manage their multitasking, but also their workflow, combining two features of OS X into one–Spaces and Expose. Once you’re in Mission Control, it will show […]

Will Apple Expand iOS, A5 Chips Into Wireless Airport Routers?

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In addition to using its A4 and A5 chipsets along with the mobile iOS platform on products like the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV, Apple may be expanding its proprietary ARM chips and iOS into the wireless router market, potentially introducing new hardware with better iCloud integration. It’s unclear if updated Time Capsule […]

Apple Targeting Audiophiles with Latest Hire

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According to a Twitter message, Apple may have hired Tomlinson Holman, a University of Southern California audio professor and the brains behind sound-house THX. The move would help Apple compete better against other computing and mobile computing brands that have better acoustics integration, like HTC and Nokia smartphones with Dolby sound, Lenovo computers with Dolby […]

Score $582 of Mac Apps for $49.99 with the MacLegion Bundle

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Looking for a good deal on a collection of Mac Apps? Check out this new Mac App Bundle from Maclegion that includes 11 popular Mac apps, tools and utilities. This bundle has a nice collection of apps that is good for all types of Mac users. We are quickly drawn to the the Data recovery and creative […]

Apple Sold 18.65 Million iPhones in Q2 2011

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Apple has released its sales figures for the second quarter of 2011 and the numbers are nothing short of absolutely amazing. In fact, they are record breaking. Apple has announced that it sold a whopping 18.65 million iPhones in Q2 alone. To put that into perspective, Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones in Q4 of 2010. […]

Seagate GoFlex Slim Announced, Win a GoFlex Slim of Your Own [Contest]

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Seagate has just announced the Seagate GoFlex Slim, a 320GB USB 3.0 hard drive that is as slim as a pencil and includes a blazing fast 7200RPM hard drive in an incredibly portable package. The Seagate GoFlex Slim has a USB 3.0 connection and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The GoFlex slim wraps a […]

Spaces for Tablet Patent Further Hints at Mac OS X Tablet?

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A recent Apple patent filing for a Spaces-like feature for a tablet device, though it’s unclear if the feature may make it to a future iPad or iOS revision. In fact, by nature of Spaces, the feature may be more suited to a Mac OS X tablet rather than an iOS-powered iPad.  Spaces is a […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 1

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Despite all of the April Fools jokes running wild on the Internet today, there is a lot of real notebook, tablet and smart phone news worth checking out. Notebook News For the Week of April 1st: We kicked off World Backup Day with a collection of deals on services and storage that will help you […]