Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 build 12D68, about a week after the release of OS X 10.8.3 12D65. The company asks developers to focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, graphics drivers, and Safari. OS X 10.8.3 has seemed to be stuck in developer builds for quite a while, but as the timeframe between dev releases is getting shorter and shorter, that means that there is less and less to fix. If we find anything new, we'll let you know. Developers--grab this update in the Mac App Store.
Apple has seeded OS X 10.8.3 build 12D65 to developers just a week after releasing the 12D61 build. Apple is asking developers to focus on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, graphics drivers, and Safari in 12D65. The update also appears to fix the "File:///" bug that currently plagues OS X, where by typing that into a text field, you immediately crash the app you are working in. If you're a Mac dev, you can grab the update through the Mac App Store right now.
In this episode we chat with Padma Lakshmi, host of the hit reality cooking competition, Top Chef. Top Chef Seattle is set to begin tomorrow on Bravo, and Padma talks with us about what it's like to host the show, some of the odder moments, and what made shooting in Seattle interesting. She also gives us some cooking and fall entertaining tips, and demonstrates the Nespresso U coffee maker. Padma even tries to school me on fall season entertaining tips so that I can up my game. Check out the full interview in this episode!
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In this episode we bring you a look at the first US-based Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. United Airlines is the first US carrier to receive the latest mid-sized craft from Boeing, and we were able to attend the unveiling and get a tour of the interior of the plane. United Airlines Senior VP of Sales, Dave Hilfman, walks us through the deal and features of the aircraft.
Apple has released a redesigned model of its Airport Express base station. The new model looks very similar to the Apple TV, except that it's white. The new model sports a couple of features that the previous one didn't: dual Ethernet ports (compared to just one on the last one,) and simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. The Airport Express is $99, available today from the Apple Store.
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Clever Spain has installed GPS navigation systems in buses that go from the airport to the Lisbon’s center. One is placed in the front and one is in the middle of the vehicle. Partially designed for the driver, riders can see a list of stops on the way there. We guess the only problem is that the signal can be lost in case of a narrow street or going through a tunnel. We hope other cities adopt this idea for travelers who are navigationally challenged.
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Someone has finally come up with an idea to make traveling through airports a quicker experience. Clear is a plastic card with your photo and images of iris and fingerprint embedded so that you can whisk through security checkpoints with the help of Clear concierges. Register online or at one of their 12 kiosks. Available at 20 airports (and several football stadiums,) the $199.99 a year subscription seems expensive unless you tend to have airport rage.
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Someone has finally had enough lost luggage rage to come up with a solution. Trace Me Luggage Tracker is a heavy-duty tag that you place on your bag. Each has a unique serial number as well as a 2D barcode, but no personal details. If your suitcase, laptop, or backpack gets lost, Immobilise will contact airport baggage authorities or law enforcement agencies to help you get it back. At a price of £19.95 ($35.00,) the double pack has to be a great investment, since there is no additional subscription charge and you can register free online.
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We thought it was innovative enough using an old plane as a home. We guess those behind the Jumbo Hostel in Arlanda, Sweden took the hint and came up with their idea of sleeping arrangements. Opening in December, the former Boeing 747-200 has 25 rooms, 6 x 3 meters each, with three beds per room. They all have flat screen TVs, wireless broadband, and access to bathrooms and a café where you can order coffee or warm up the Pop-Tarts you brought along. And if you want the deluxe suite, you can stay in the cockpit. Aside from not wanting to be in another plane between flights, who would want to hear the roar of takeoff while trying to catch some zzzs?
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There’s good news for travelers. The Transportation Security Administration will soon allow those with laptops to leave them inside their “checkpoint friendly” cases. In order to qualify, the cover must have a designated laptop-only section that would lie flat when it rolls through the X-ray machine. It cannot have metal zippers, snaps, buckles, or inner pockets. The new rule will take effect Aug. 16. Already approved are bags from Mobile Edge, Tagus, and the Skooba Design Checkthrough that will become available in the next few weeks.
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