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Mac OS X Lion's interface in screenshots





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Along with new architectural features new version of Mac OS X also sports new look for the iCal, Mail and Finder, and some other applications look slightly different due to adoption of design elements implemented in the iPad. AppleInsider received the screenshots of new Lion's interface, and we're posting them below.

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Mac OS X 10.7 Will Get Overlay Scrollbars and Full-Screen Mode For Apps



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As you may know, this Thursday Apple has released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and recently we took a sneak peek at its new features. However, the new version of iOS also includes some architectural changes, and we'll talk about it in this post.

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iPhone 5 Part Shows Larger Screen, Thinner Bezel



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Chinese reseller of Apple parts iDealsChina posted a shot depicting a front bezel of what is claimed to be an "iPhone 5" part. The front panel shows a bigger display that reduces the size of the bezels, especially at the sides. iDealsChina writes:

China’s 1st iPhone 5 photo has surfaced! From this photo it seems that the screen size will be larger than iPhone 4. There has been a lot of speculation about a larger screen and maybe this will be one of the upgrades we will see when iPhone 5 is released this summer.

   

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, February 27th, 2011. 22:32

Gruber: iPad 2 may have a carbon fiber body



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The author of Daring Fireball blog John Gruber suggested in one of his latest posts that the next-gen iPad will get a carbon fiber body instead of usual aluminum body.

"I could publish things I'm only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don't, because I'm only half sure and I've only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it".


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First Developer Preview of Lion Hits The Mac App Store



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Apple announced alongside new MacBook Pros the first developer preview of OS X 10.7 Lion, first demoed last October.

Apple today released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion, which takes some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac for the eighth major release of the world's most advanced operating system. The Lion preview is available to Mac Developer Program members through the Mac App Store, and the final version of Lion will ship to customers this summer.

Apple also outlines a number of features to be found in Lion:


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FaceTime for Mac Becomes Available on Mac App Store For 99 Cents



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Along with new Macbook Pros yesterday Apple also released FaceTime for Mac.

Its latest beta-version became available back in October and allowed users who entered their Apple ID to chat with other users of Macs, iPhone 4 or iPod 4G.

The new version of application now supports 720p video, which can be made with the FaceTime HD camera in fresh MacBook Pros. The standard-definition camera on most other Apple devices can offer VGA-quality for Mac-to-Mac video calls.

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iPhone and PS3 hacker Geohot is interviewed on the Alyona Show



The Alyona Show talks to Geohot about his legal battle with Sony over the PS3 jailbreak. Let's watch:

   

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Friday, February 25th, 2011. 23:28

New MacBook Pro 15" and MacBook Pro 17"



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15-inch MacBook Pro: this model comes with Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 3000 + AMD Radeon HD 6000M graphics. The graphics switching will work exactly like the previous models - it automatically switches between the GPU and IGP depending on what you're doing.

The cheapest $1,799 model has a 2.0GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 3000 + AMD Radeon HD6490M graphics with 256MB of GDDR5 memory and a 500GB hard drive. The $2,199 model has faster 2.2GHz Core i7 chip, AMD Radeon 6750M graphics with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and 750GB hard drive.

The display resolution is 1440x900, upgradeable to 1680x1050 high-resolution glossy or antiglare.

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17-inch MacBook Pro: This is a powerful 17-inch macbook pro. It has the same specs as high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro. For just $2,499 you get that 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, AMD Radeon 6750M graphics and a 750GB hard drive. Resolution is 1920x1200 with antiglare option.

17-inch MacBook Pro has 3 USB ports and ExpressCard/34 slot compared to 2 USB and SDXC card slot in 15-inch version.

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Bor both 15 and 17 inch models you can customize it with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD and increase RAM to 8GB. Different HDD options are also available - 500Gb (5400 or 7200 rpm), 750Gb (5400rpm). You can also upgrade to 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 with 8MB shared L3 cache. Both come this Built-in FaceTime HD camera.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011. 20:23

New 13-inch MacBook Pros Get Core i5 and i7 CPUs



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As we reported earlier, today Apple unveiled new 13", 15" and 17" MacBook Pros. 13-inch notebook will be offered in two configurations: one with an Intel Dual-Core 2.7 GHz i7 processor and 500GB HDD for $1,499 and another with an Intel Dual-Core 2.3 GHz i5 processor and 320GB HDD with price of $1,199. In other hardware specifications, which are listed below, they are the same:

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with native resolution of 1280x800.
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 that sports 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory;
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1333 MHz with two other SO-DIMM slots to support up to 8GB;
  • Built-in 63.5-watt-hour Li-Pol battery that allows to surf the web wirelessly for up to 7 hours;
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive;
  • FaceTime HD camera;
  • Thunderbolt port, Gigabit Ethernet port (RJ-45), FireWire 800 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, Audio in/out, Kensington lock slot, SDXC card slot;
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet support;
  • 2,04 kg weight.


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Apple Showed Off Its New High-Speed Thunderbolt Technology



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Today Apple showed off its new lineup of MacBook Pros and unveiled new technology called Thunderbolt. When Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller was explaining what's new in upgraded devices, he also mentioned Thunderbolt:

“The new MacBook Pro brings next generation dual and quad Core processors, high performance graphics, Thunderbolt technology and FaceTime HD to the great design loved by our pro customers. Thunderbolt is a revolutionary new I/O technology that delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second and can support every important I/O standard which is ideal for the new MacBook Pro.”


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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 19:36

Today Apple's Media Event: What To Expect



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As you may know, today Apple unveils its new lineup of MacBook Pros and has already shut down the Apple Store for some time. CNet reports the launch of new laptops will come "shortly after Intel's announcement" of its new Light Peak technology at 10 a.m. Pacific. That actually break's usual practice of Apple to release products at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

However, before Apple unveils new MacBook Pro we decided to collect all the information gathered about new laptops into one single post so you could know what you can expect from today's announcement.

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Apple Attracts Smaller Companies To Its iAd Network



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Those companies that want to buy interactive ads on Apple's iAd network may rejoice - Apple has lowered the minimum advertising buy from $1 million to $500,000.

John Paczkowski of Digital Daily says in this way Apple wants to broaden its platform and attract smaller companies who are interested in advertising of their products on Apple's network.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 14:28

Yes, Apple Will Introduce iPad 2 on March 2



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Yesterday Apple had sent out official invitations to visit a media event, which will take place on March 2 in San Francisco, to presumably show off its new-generation iPad.

Loop reports that the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, which confirms previous rumors from All Things D.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 10:59

Apple Wants To Offer 24-bit Music On iTunes



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According to CNN, Apple is currently negotiating with different record labels to improve the quality of songs available in the iTunes Music Store.

Current songs can be downloaded in 16-bit format, and Apple wants to increase the quality of downloads to 24-bit high-fidelity format. This is a format in which studio recordings are being originally captured. Then they usually get downgraded to 16-bit format and delivered to CDs and iTunes.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, February 24th, 2011. 0:38

New Final Cut Pro May Be Released This Spring



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A new report by TechCrunch claims a new update to Final Cut Pro will be released this spring. The publication informs that new version of application for professional video editing will represent "the biggest overhaul to Final Cut Pro since the original version was created over 10 years ago".

The last major update of The Final Cut Suite was back in July 2009, when Final Cut Pro 7 was released.

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Written by SimplyMax

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011. 22:57