The big news of the today is undoubtedly iOS 5 and iCloud, but Apple and its third-party developers have been pushing out updates and little pre-Halloween tricks and treats all day long as well. But that’s not the only thing going on for this mid-October hump day -- here’s the rest of the news for Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
It’s time again to visit an old friend, your Mac OS X Software Update! Today’s feature attraction is this stylish Aperture 3.1.2 update courtesy of Apple, Inc., which comes complete with overall stability and performance as well as a host of specific fixes.
Valve, creators of gaming staples such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike and the Steam digital storefront, announced on Monday that the company is now accepting pre-orders for Portal 2 via brick-and-mortar retailers, as well as through the Steam interface.
Special pre-order offers vary at participating outlets around the world and include a variety of dollars off and/or exclusive in-game content for those who reserve the game for purchase before it is released the week of April 18. These include $5 off the full price, exclusive in-game skins for the co-op bots (Atlas and P-body), and more.
Do you like your digital cameras raw? Well, good, because Apple is serving up a cold dish of compatibility updates. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updates 3.3 was released today for Aperture and iPhoto users.
Apple released an integral software update for Aperture 3 this
afternoon, which should improve overall stability and address a number
of pressing issues in the latest build of the popular photo managing
Apple released new
downloads today to upgrade various aspects of iLife 09 in what
some are dubbing the iLife '10 update. There are updates for RAW
format compatibility with several cameras, as well as system
improvements affecting Aperture 03 and iPhoto 09 to improve slideshow
support and integration with the Media Browser.