While we’re all impatiently waiting to see exactly which day in July Apple chooses to uncage OS X Lion, the company isn’t standing still, releasing an update to the Developer Preview 4 released to WWDC 2011 attendees on June 6 -- and it’s not the final version quite yet.
People of Earth: Mac OS X Lion is about to be uncaged! Apple finally gave us a more accurate window for the release of the latest operating system release: July, which is only a couple of weeks away. That may seem like a long time if you’re eager to install it right now, but here are a few things to occupy you in the meantime and help make sure you’re ready to cage the big cat on your own Mac when it escapes into the wild.
Love new Software Updates? That’s good, because Apple has not one but two versions of iTunes for you this week. If you already downloaded and installed iTunes 10.3 after Monday’s WWDC 2011 keynote, prepare to do it all over again, because iTunes 10.3.1 has arrived.
Apple has finally made the iWork suite of applications available in universal format, meaning that they will now work for the iPhone and iPod touch, just as they did before with the iPad. With the most recent update, Apple didn't only bring support for the rest of the iOS devices, but they also added a new document manager, ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler, and a new Smart Zoom feature when viewing and editing data. You can also control your Keynote presentations from another iOS device using the Keynote Remote app. Let us take you on a walkthrough of the new features and show you exactly how they work.
Apple’s Mac OS X software engineers were busy on Friday before leaving for the holiday weekend here in the U.S., pushing out a new build of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.8 that appears to offer the promised ability to squash the MacDefender malware as well as Mac App Store preparations for Lion this summer.
Software updates! Who doesn’t love ‘em? If you’re having issues with iPhoto or even with OpenType fonts under Snow Leopard 10.6.7, Apple has a pair of updates waiting to make your day -- provided that you download them first, of course.
Apple continues last week's update party with an update to iTunes.
According to Apple, iTunes 10.2.2 brings several bug fixes to the media application, including an issue where iTunes would become unresponsive when syncing an iPad. Fixes the super long iPhoto syncing proble and cures video skipping in iTunes
So go ahead and start downloading, you know before everyone else does.