For the developers among our readers this will be good news, Apple just pushed out an update to the Developer Preview of the next Mac operating system.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview Update 1 is available via Software Update and is the first update since the Developer Preview first came out on February 24, 2011, the update is minuscule — 2.2 MB — and according to the update notes
“This update is required to redeem downloads of Mac OS X Lion seed builds from the Mac App Store.”
In other words future updates of the seed builds will be done through the Mac App Store and not Software Update.
For those of you who are interested in knowing how many Macs, iMacs, iPads and iPhones Apple sells, you will be delighted to hear that Apple has scheduled the earnings call with financial analysts to discuss just how good (or bad) things were during the quarter.
As you can see, the call is scheduled for 5 PM ET (2 PM PT) on Wednesday, April 20. That’s at the time we normally host TUAW TV Live, so we may look into combining the call with a livestreaming video event for readers to join in on rather than our usual liveblog.
Even though Apple normally uses this even to introduce new iPhone hardware, they are hinting at a no iPhone event, meaning we will have to wait a little longer before getting our hands on the iPhone 5.
This might be good news for those who are having difficulties getting an iPad 2, according to MacRumors the iPad 2 could arrive to RadioShack tomorrow, March 29, 2011.
The source indicated that all 500 RadioShack nationwide retail spots will carry the tablet and provided a blurry but otherwise genuine-looking notice stating:
We are thrilled that iPad 2 will be available at 500 RadioShack locations across the country starting March 29! Details have been sent to these stores.
It will be interesting to see if this will help a bit alleviate strong demand seen in Apple stores across the country and expand the iPad’s distribution footprint that now includes Apple’s, AT&T’s and Verizon’s online and retail stores, in addition to third-party retailers like WalMart and Best Buy.
The battle against the jailbreakers has always seemed to be an uphill one for Apple; it takes hackers just days to break into the latest iOS releases, and last year federal regulators said that it was no longer illegal to hack or jailbreak an iPhone. However, there is one thing Apple can but a definite stop to, and that’s accessing Cydia using its Wi-Fi networks in Apple retail stores.
If you try accessing Cydia on a device connected to one of Apple’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you’ll be surprised to see Apple’s website load instead. We think that is pretty funny. What do you think?
According to several sources such as TechCrunch the development of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is moving along smoothly and is actually ahead of schedule. While developers have been able to examine the developer preview of 10.7 Lion, which appears to be without any major bugs, and crashes. Now it seems as if the operating system is almost ready to be released as a golden master build.
Apple is gearing up to deploy an OS X Lion update to developers that they may be classifying as the “GM1″ release, we’re hearing. “GM” or “Golden Master” is a title reserved for software that is complete. But from what we’ve heard, this is only the initial Golden Master candidate.
A golden master (GM) software release is the stage in which the software’s development is complete and ready to print. Probably in Lion’s case, though, a GM means ready to upload to the Mac App Store.
Back at Lion’s announcement in October 2010, Apple said the OS would ship sometime during summer 2011. At this point, development is in its far stages s0 it’s a safe bet that we’ll be hearing more about it at Apple’s early-June World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). Mac OS X Lion brings many new features to the Mac including Mission Control (Spaces, Expose combined), Launchpad (iOS-like home screens), new Multi-Touch gestures, full-screen applications, an iPad-like mail application, AirDrop WiFi file sharing, and built-in server functionality.
It will be interesting to see if Apple will move the release date to an earlier date!
In February we saw an update of the MacBook Pro line, in March we saw the release of the iPad 2, so now the rumors are circling the net, will Apple release an updated version of the iMac in April?
Apple’s product release cycle can seem mysterious if you’re new to the fold, but old hands know roughly when to expect the next refresh of each of Apple’s product lines. According to the MacRumors’ Buyer’s Guide a new iMac should be just around the corner.
It will be interesting to see if Apple adds Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors in this year’s Macs, as well as improved resolutions in the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, We would also like to see if Apple will add the ThunderBolt port to the iMacs.
It will be interesting to see, we will of course keep you up to date!
Well this was almost to be expected, in the first few days after the US release of the iPad 2 the shipping time increased to several weeks, now the international launch has already started in some countries, these however are recording order times of 2-3 weeks before it is delivered. Imagine what that number will be like later when the iPad reaches all countries!
Our suggestion is unless you can wait for your iPad, then you should really head to your nearest Apple Store and wait in line. Expect supplies to be even more constrained abroad than in the United States, though.
If you have tried reaching our site from an iPad you will undoubtedly have noticed a huge change in the layout. WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging tool, with over 25 million users. The iPad is the world’s most popular tablet device, with over 17 million shipped in 2010. What happens when you get these two popular kids together?
Magic.Automattic Inc, the company behind WordPress, announced a new iPad-optimized view for all WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress blogs. The company has developed a new plug-in in cooperation with Onswipe that provides iPad users with a special experience, featuring touch controls that provide navigation of WordPress blogs through swiping, rotation and other gestures. The plug-in even knows how to properly format content based on the orientation of the iPad.
The plug-in is entirely HTML5-compliant, and it can be customized from the WordPress Dashboard to create a magazine-like cover page, display a logo on the cover and choose from nine different skins to match the overall theme of your site. For WordPress.com users, the plug-in is available with a touch. Self-hosted WordPress users just need to install the Onswipe plug-in available here.