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OS X Lion Is Now Available

July 20th, 2011 No comments
OS X Lion

OS X Lion

Mac fans, here’s more than 250 new features that’s a huge leap forward in a few years with OS X. If you recently purchased a new Mac within the past month, you may be eligible to score your download gratis.

Yup, it’s being distributed as a download from the Mac App Store for $30. Later, you’ll be able to cop it from an Apple store for $70 on a few thumb drives, but see the Mashable link below on how you can backup your copy for a clean install or just to have it handy in case you want to skip installing Snow Leopard again first.

I’ve yet to personally get this at this moment as I will wish to do a clean install, however that’s a time consuming process. I’m also hoping for some some tech savvy reviews to discuss memory leaks and performance as well too. I’ll get it regardless, but like to know ahead of time what I’ll be dealing with.

Also in Apple news, the MacBook Air has been refreshed to be more like an iPad with a keyboard, a new Thunderbolt display for devices equipped with the new interface, refreshed Mac mini, and the deletion of the MacBook. Apple retail stores will also be removing boxed software and we’ll all have to just download from our home or office via the Mac App Store. With that said, it’s also the debut of Adobe in the App Store with their consumer friendly “Photoshop Elements”.

If you’ve thought about switching to an Apple, this is definitely a good time to jump in.

Mashable: OS X Lion: How to Do a Clean Install

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Apple and Sony, Epic News Today! #WWDC #E3

June 6th, 2011 2 comments
iOS 5

iOS 5

This was no ordinary Monday, people. History was made today. Geeks and gamers ’round the world had an e-boner all day and it started with Apple at their Worldwide Developers Conference 2011:

  • iCloud with 5 GB of storage is free for all with an Apple ID.
  • OS X Lion will be more iOS “like” and tons of new features, all for $30 coming next month.
  • Incoming iOS 5 this Fall cuts the cord on syncing & activating among other big UI updates.

Read all the details and view the keynote video at Apple.com. iTunes 10.3 should be arriving shortly.

As if that wasn’t enough, the bacon got piled on over at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011, or just E3, which started today. Lots of deliciousness was announced today, and here were likely the most anticipated announcements so far:

  • Battlefield 3, October 25, 2011
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, November 8, 2011
  • Halo 4, Q4 2012
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, November 2011
  • Need For Speed: The Run, November 2011
  • Far Cry 3, 2012
  • Mass Effect 3, Q1 2012
  • Minecraft, Q4 2011

These are just some of the more anticipated sequels on this, just day 1 of the expo, with 2 more days left to go. If interested, your best bet to follow what’s coming up in the next few days is to keep an eye on Joystiq’s coverage of the event.

Sony announced their NGP officially as “Vita” for $250 USD for WiFi & $300 for WiFi/3G. Also, a new 24″ 3D monitor bundle for PS3 priced at $500 USD also announced.

I’m sure tomorrow will bring even more announcements and surprises. Stay tuned.