It’s that time again, kiddies -- Apple has fired up the Software Update factory once again and the assembly line is busy pushing OS X Lion 10.7.4 onto Macs everywhere, with a little Safari 5.1.7 thrown in for good measure.
Early adopters who got their hands on the Lumia 900 Windows Phone over the last week have two pleasant surprises coming from Nokia: The first is a software fix for data connectivity issues arriving next Monday, and the second is cold, hard cash (or rather, a $100 credit to their AT&T bill).
Remember Windows Vista? Sorry, didn’t want to raise anyone’s blood pressure bringing up that old nightmare again. While most everyone we know has happily moved on to the vastly superior Windows 7, Microsoft is letting users of Vista and XP that the clock is ticking on their old-school OS.
Apple continues to roll out some minor software updates this week, including iTunes 10.6.1 which should give some much needed relief to TV show fans -- and developers are also basking in the glow of a new OS X 10.7.4 seed, assuming they aren’t busy tweaking their apps for Mountain Lion already.
As if Friday wasn’t busy enough for everyone trying to get their hands on a new iPad, developers had an extra treat waiting for them when they returned home: A second beta of the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion, adding iCloud sync for Safari tabs and requesting permission before accessing contacts.
Just as Lightroom 4 leaves beta and is unleashed to users, Adobe Labs has something new up their sleeves, this time aimed at web developers and designers. Adobe Shadow is an impressive new offering being introduced at SXSW Interactive this week that promises to optimize web experiences across all mobile browsers.
Now that the doors have swung wide open for any and all to join Google+, the company is stepping up their mobile app features to make it easier for members to connect with each other. Matching an Android update last week, the iOS version now includes Hangouts and plenty of other changes -- but still no iPad love.
Adobe kicked off the week with a fairly substantial update to the latest Premiere Pro CS5.5, stomping out a long list of bugs and beefing up compatibility with OS X Lion as the company continues to gobble up unhappy Final Cut Pro customers.
For most of us, OS X Lion’s first minor patch to 10.7.1 is old news after Apple pushed it out last week. The rest of you may have wondered if and when Apple would get around to updating the version posted on the Mac App Store -- but worry no more, Cupertino has taken care of that.