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Apple confirms Mac OS X Yosemite – with brand new UI design

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At its WWDC press conference, Apple has lifted the lid off the next version of OS X. Following the new naming scheme of locations in California, the new version is called OS X 10.10 Yosemite and it will introduce an overhauled “fresh [and] modern” user interface that features the flat design elements introduced in iOS. According to Apple, the new redesigned user interface makes it more “clearer, smarter and easier […]

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Roundup

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This year’s WWDC 2012 conference was just a tad too late for us to liveblog, but here is a quick rundown of what went down. More detailed looks at each new piece will follow shortly. MacBook Air (starting at $1099) (11-inch or 13-inch) (available now) An updated MacBook Air has been shown with Ivy Bridge. Improvements with the starter model (11-inch $1099) include a new 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, […]

OS X Mountain Lion coming July, developer preview available now

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Apple today told the WWDC 2012 audience that OS X Mountain Lion will be availble in July, with availability to Snow Leopard and Lion users for US$19.99 from the Mac App Store. Meanwhile, developers can download it right now. New additions to what we’ve already seen at previous Apple keynotes include PowerNap, which updates the system in sleep-mode (only for the MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro), a mute-switch for notifications, and a […]

Apple announces OS X Nyan, beta available to developers now

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Just weeks after announcing OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has revealed OS X Nyan. While this new version has the same features as the yet-to-be-released upgrade of Mountain Lion, Nyan sports a brand new look, with Nyan cat wallpaper and soon a fully reskinned OS X experience. While the design isn’t finished, Apple has released a version with the new features and a wallpaper which may or may not be […]

Apple unleashes Mountain Lion, beta released

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Major news has come out of Apple with the revelation of the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8, and the release of a developer preview for you Mac fanboys to play with. Dubbed “MOUNTAIN LION“, the new version will merge the apps and features from the iPad to your Mac. Yes, that means Messages, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification Center, Twitter integration and AirPlay Mirroring are now heading to […]

Mac OS X 10.7.3 delta update pulled after problems

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Apple has finally pulled the delta update for Mac OS X 10.7.3, a release that was supposed to fix bugs and other problems but instead caused major problems to some users, such as the CUI errors and other application issues. Instead of downloading the smaller delta update, users are now made to download the combined update, meaning a bigger download of 1.34GB, almost double the original update’s size of 730.6MB […]

Apple: Mac OS X Lion launching tomorrow

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Mac fanboys can now squeel. Apple has finally set a release date for the new version of Mac OS X, dubbed “Lion” at the company’s earnings meeting, after the company promised that the OS would be released sometime this month. “We will be launching Lion tomorrow,” Peter Oppenheimer, chief financial officer for Apple, said at the meeting, according to ComputerWorld. It will be sold only on the App Store for AU$31.99. The OS […]

Apple App Store prices get a little cheaper for Australians

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Image: Glen Bledsoe/Flickr (Creative Commons) As we all know, Australians usually pay more for everything. Gadget’s, Games and up until now, Apps. But one of those is about to change. Apple is introducing a new pricing scheme for the Australian App Store so that it matches our strong Aussie Dollar. Apps will now come as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.49, $5.49, $6.49, $7.49, $8.49, $9.49, $10.49 and so on. Here is […]

One More Thing: iTunes Match

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Steve Jobs just delivered one more thing at WWDC 2011, announcing iTunes Match. For US$24.99 a year iTunes Match will scan your ripped (or pirated) music and match it with 256kbps DRM-free AAC songs from iTunes servers. “We have 18m songs in the music store. Our software will scan what you have, the stuff you’ve ripped, and figure out if there’s a match. If you have to upload your whole […]

Mac OS X Lion: 250 new features, $32

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Source: Apple At the opening keynote to WWDC 2011, Apple just announced that Mac OS X Lion will be available exclusively on the Mac App Store for $31.99. Unlike Snow Leopard, Lion is a “major release” with over 250 new features, including Mission Control (Expose and Spaces combined), full-screen apps, multitouch gestures with the Magic Trackpad and Apple Macbook trackpad support, system-wide application restoration (with TimeMachine style saving of documents […]

Apple holding conference for iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion on June 7 (AEST)

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Apple has just confirmed via a worldwide press release that iCloud and iOS 5 will be announced on June 7 AEST at Apple’s annual WWDC 2011. The keynote, which will also be showing off Mac OS X Lion, will commence at 3am Australian EST on June 7 (10am on June 6 US Pacific Time) and show off some of Apple’s “next generation software”. Also note that this isn’t a hardware […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 35: So much for #winning

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We give our take on the Apple iPad 2 announcement, find out Microsoft’s response to the tablet and see if 3D is a big gimmick on the Nintendo 3DS. As well, IE6 hopefully goes into the grave and Street View now on bicycles? You’ll have to listen and find out. A shorten edition today as Audition managed to crap out and lose the entire recording (luckily we only just started), […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro

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Apple has today released a big new update to their MacBook Pro lineup. The new laptops have “next generation” processors and graphics cards, a FaceTime HD camera (or as we like to call it, a good webcam) and Thunderbolt I/O technology, developed by Intel and Apple. The Thunderbolt I/O features two bi-directional channels, each with transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. For the not- so technological kinds, like me, Intel […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]