Archive for June, 2009

EMC Retrospect 8.1 Released

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Retrospect 8.1 build 148 was released yesterday, which looks to have a very large set of fixes.  Check out the impressive list here.

iPhone 3G S is on sale today. …

Friday, June 19th, 2009

iPhone 3G S is on sale today. We’ve received reports that lines at the Apple Stores in NYC are longgggg… just like we expected.

Reminder! iPhone 3.0 Software Update Available Tomorrow, June 17.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Just a friendly reminder to all of our clients, readers and friends with iPhones that the iPhone 3.0 Software Update is available tomorrow, June 17, 2009.

There have been a few helpful instructional videos posted by developers over the past few days.  I’m including one here that is fairly lengthy, but includes overviews of the following new features:

  • Internet Tethering (not currently available in the U.S.)
  • MMS Messaging (not available with AT&T until later in the summer)
  • Landscape Keyboard
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • Voice Memos
  • Universal Search – Spotlight
  • MobileMe Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe

Apple’s Keynote Address – WWDC 2009 Highlights

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Lots of exciting news announced at the 2009 WWDC today!  Some of the biggest highlights from the conference:

iPhone News

  • New iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.  Only major improvements seem to be better battery life and faster processor.  Our techs were wishing for 802.11n on the new iPhone, but alas, no.
  • A more affordable iPhone!  The current 8GB iPhone 3G is now $99!
  • iPhone OS 3.0 will be available free to all iPhone users on June 17th.  Has several new features and improvements on existing features.
  • Incredibly useful service “Find My iPhone” will be available to MobileMe customers.  Users can login to MobileMe from any browser and locate their iPhone on a Google Map.  Great theft deterrent!
  • Lost or stolen iPhones can be wiped clean of all data with a remote command.  If the iPhone is found, the data can be restored from a backup.

Apple Notebook News

  • MacBook Air is reduced in price and given faster processors.  The new 1.86GHz is now $1,499 and the new 2.13GHz is $1,799.
  • The 13″ aluminum MacBook is now part of the MacBook Pro line.  It now has a FireWire 800 port AND an SD card slot.  The new 15″ MacBook Pro also has the SD card slot, but the 17″ MacBook Pro is keeping the ExpressCard/34 slot.
  • Prices on the entry level MacBook Pro models have been reduced by $300!

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard News

  • Among the improvements and additions, Snow Leopard will have faster Time Machine backups, better iChat and Microsoft Exchange server support.
  • Snow Leopard will launch at some point in September and will be reasonably priced at $29 for current OS X 10.5 Leopard users.  The regular price for Snow Leopard will be $129.
  • Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard is also scheduled for release in September and will be $499 for an unlimited license.  It appears there will be no 10 user license option anymore.

Safari News

For additional information or if you want to view Apple’s WWDC 2009 Keynote Address, click here.

Sweden’s Pirate Party wins a seat in the European parliament

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Sweden’s Pirate Party wins a seat in the European parliament:

A clean Desktop can make your Mac run faster

Monday, June 1st, 2009

A clean Desktop can make your Mac run faster (it also makes for a much more zen working environment) via @mac_fix_it. on Twitter