Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mac OS X 10.8.2 is out

The newest Mountain Lion update is out, Apple adds social features like Facebook and is addressing issues like the battery run time with Mac OS X 10.8.2.

  • Single sign on for Facebook
  • Adds Facebook as an option when sharing links and photos
  • See Facebook friends' contact information and profile pictures in Contacts
  • Facebook notifications now appear in Notification Center

Game Center
  • Share scores to Facebook, Twitter, Mail, or Messages
  • Facebook friends are included in Game Center friend recommendations
  • Added Facebook "Like" button for games
  • Challenge friends to beat your score or achievement

Other new features
  • Adds Power Nap support for MacBook Air (Late 2010)
  • iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac*
  • You can now add passes to Passbook (on your iPhone or iPod touch) from Safari and Mail on your Mac*
  • FaceTime can now receive calls sent to your phone number*
  • New shared Reminders lists
  • New sort options allow you to sort notes by title, the date you edited them, and when you created them
  • Dictation now supports additional languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Canadian English, Canadian French, and Italian
  • Dictionary app now includes a French definition dictionary
  • Sina Weibo profile photos can now be added to Contacts
General fixes
  • The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 update also includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, including the following fixes:
  • Adds an option to discard the changes in the original document when choosing Save As
  • Unsent drafts are now opened automatically when launching Mail
  • Receive Twitter notifications for mentions and replies from anyone
  • URLs are shortened when sending tweets from Notification Center
  • Notifications are disabled when AirPlay Mirroring is being used
  • Adds SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari
  • Adds a new preference to have Safari launch with previously open webpages
  • Resolves an issue that may cause the "Enable Autodiscover" checkbox to always remain checked
  • Enables access to the Mac App Store when Parental Controls are enabled
  • Support for email addresses
  • Resolves a video issue with some VGA projectors when connected to certain Mac notebooks
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Active Directory accounts from being locked out
  • Resolves an issue that may cause the policy banner to re-appear prior to logging in
  • Improvements to SMB
  • Addresses an issue with NIS users when auto-login is enabled
  • Addresses an issue in which the Keychain may not be accessible
  • Ability to pre-authenticate a FileVault protected system
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Xsan to not automatically start after migrating from Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Download or upgrade directly from the Mac App Store.

iOS 6 available via iTunes and OTA

Apple just released the final version of iOS 6. You can upgrade over the air on your device or via iTunes.

Enjoy iOS 6 and check back later for a review.

Guild Wars 2 - Mac Beta available

Guild Wars 2, the smashing subscription free MMORPG hit which was released earlier this month got a Mac (beta) release today.

It seems ArenaNet staffers are big fans of Macs. "We offer them as part of our employee laptop subsidy program, and our president Mike O’Brien is rarely seen without his Mac laptop. We’re as excited as anyone to play Guild Wars 2 on OS X."

The Mac Beta is available to anyone who has purchased or purchases Guild Wars 2. All you need is an active Guild Wars 2 account to download the Mac Beta client. Just log in to and click Download Client to get started. If you have any questions, check out the Mac FAQ.

System requirements:
  • Mac OS®X 10.7.X or later
  • Intel® Core™ i5 or better
  • 4 GB Ram or better
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 320M, ATI Radeon™ HD 6630M, Intel HD 3000 or better
  • 25 GB available HDD space
  • Broadband Internet cConnection
  • Keyboard and mMouse/eEquivalent

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

iOS 6 - GoldMaster available

Directly after the iPhone 5 Keynote Apple released iOS 6 and Xcode 4.5 GM to developers.

 Download at the Apple Developer Center

Apple announces the iPhone 5

Today Apple announced the iPhone 5. The most prominent feature is the new 4'' 16:9 screen featuring a 1136x640 resolution equaling 326dpi. The home screen is using the additional space to display one row of icons more, all Apple apps have already been adjusted to take full advantage of the new resolution while 3rd party apps will slowly adept. If you run a App that is not adjusted you will get black bars on top and bottom of the phone and the application will run in 960x480. The screen is featuring a In-Cell technology making it brighter, better contrast and less reflection according to Apple.

Powered by the new Apple A6 CPU (specs unknown yet) the handheld is, according to EA and Apple, able to put out Console quality 3D graphics.

The new iPhone is featuring GSM, UMTS/HSPA+ (up to 42.2mbit) as well as LTE, BlueTooth 4 and Wi-Fi 802.11n boosting wireless connection up to 150mbit. The iSight camera stays at 8-megapixel but get improved sensors and stabilization. The front FaceTime camera is now a 1.2mbit (720p) HD cam.

There seems to be huge improvements on Battery since with all the upgraded features and even some really power-hungry stuff like LTE, the new iPhone is supposed have a overall better run time then the 4S.

According to Apple you can talk up to 8 hours, surf 8 hours on LTE, 10 on Wi-Fi and watch Videos for 10 hours. Standby is up to 225 hours.

This all comes in a really gorgeous crafted case that is 20% lighter and 18% thinner then the iPhone 4S.

For the first time since the introduction of the orginal iPod Apple is changing the Dock connector, the new one called "Lighting" is smaller and, which is really great, reversible. If you own already devices you plug-in via the dock connector don't fear; an adapter will be available

EarPods, Apples in-ear headphones got an upgrade as well and are supposed to be actually great this time.

Ordering starts on September 21th.