Who’s ready for some Halloween weekend? We sure are, it’s been a long and busy last full week of October with more tricks than treats. As always, however, the internet has plenty of love to give, including a sneak peek at Photoshop CS6, more Apple software updates, game updates and even a BlackBerry PlayBook promotion to chuckle about. Here’s the latest for this Friday, October 28, 2011.
The updates keep on rolling this fine Wednesday, with another piece of the iCloud puzzle falling right into place with OS X Lion 10.7.2. Available now via Software Update, 10.7.2 offers iCloud integration as well as a whole lot of bug fixes, and even lets users reorder their desktops in Mission Control. Hooray!
Tuesday, October 11 may not mean much when the real action is set to arrive tomorrow with iOS 5 and iCloud, but there are a few components that will need to be updated on your Mac before that magic arrives. One of them is an update to iTunes, which has just hit Apple’s website and is ready for your downloading pleasure.
It was both a blessing and a curse to be an Apple fan last week, with the iPhone 4S announcement immediately overshadowed the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. But now, the second full week of October is in full swing, with more than a million preordered iPhone 4S units headed to customers this Friday. Here’s what else is making news for Monday, October 10, 2011.
In addition to this week's MacBook Air update, Apple has also released firmware updates for the early 2011 MacBook Pro and the mid-2011 Mac mini. The software update provides support for Apple's Thunderbolt Display, as well as enables Lion Internet Recovery. You can get your update through Apple's Support Downloads page.
Apple today released an EFI update for the MacBook Air. The update chances the stability of Lion Recovery from an internet connection and fixes the Thunderbolt Display compatability issues with Thunderbolt, as well as remedies any issues with the Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance.
Sorry, did I get you all excited there for a second? Look, forgive me. I just got so excited! iCloud beta and iCloud Storage APIs are up for developers who are ready to start, um, developing! Guys and gals who code, start making those apps to push documents up to the cloud, and to infinity and beyond!
It appears iCloud is starting to happen. iOS 4.3.3 firmware update for Apple TV went live a few minutes ago, and it quietly delivers some very cool features. The update adds support for the video hosting service Vimeo, which is cool, but here is the big wow: you can now buy TV shows through Apple TV, instead of just renting them.
Since the Apple TV has negligible built-in storage, when you purchase a TV show through the set-top box, it is presumably streaming to you from a cloud-based storage locker. Which is full of awesome.
You might think that Apple is done with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard now that OS X 10.7 Lion has hit the streets -- but you’d be wrong! Lovers of the snowy cat can head over to Software Update, where they’ll find Mac OS X 10.6.8 awaiting them again… sort of. Confused? Read on.
Following quickly in the tracks left by Lion this morning, Apple has also released updates for iTunes (10.4) and iWork (9.1) to bring the software up to speed with the big cat.
The 90MB iTunes update finally delivers a 64-bit Cocoa version of the media management software, and enables full-screen capability in line with other Apple apps in Lion. iTunes will also work with Lion's Resume, Auto Save and Versions features.