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OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 now available

Lion Developer Preview 4 beta

For all you peeps out there with Mac Developer accounts, you'll wanna grab the latest OS X Lion Developer Preview 4 build that Apple just released. This morning at its WWDC 2011 keynote, the company re-introduced us to many of the OS X 10.7 Lion features that we were already familiar with, but this time things have a lot more fit and finish on them. Lion will launch next month at $29.


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Mac OS X Lion launches in July for $29, Mac App Store exclusive

Lion launch $29

We've been updating you on the progress of Lion as the updates have been fairly often in the Developer Preview. Today at WWDC 2011, Phil Schiller announced that OS X 10.7 Lion will be launching next month, exclusively on the Mac App Store, for the amazingly low price of $29. An updated Developer Preview of the next big operating system from Apple will be available later today.


Lion + iOS 5 + iCloud = WWDC 2011

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

WWDC 2011 banners icloud

Just in case you weren't sure how influential iCloud would be next week at WWDC 2011, here's a look at one of the banners that is going up at the Moscone Center. Yep, iCloud gets top billing, right next to Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5. Apple must see iCloud as a pretty big deal, and it already told us as much. Now, we wait.


Apple iCloud officially debuting at WWDC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Apple iCloud

This morning, Apple put out a press release letting the world know that they'll be showing off iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud, their long-awaited cloud service/MobileMe revamp, next week at WWDC. Oddly enough, Apple only went as far as naming iCloud, and called it an "upcoming cloud services offering." Now, we aren't expecting them to go into full detail in a press release, but why even name it at all? We're guessing it's because Apple really wants to set the expectation that WWDC will be focusing on software, softening the blow that will inevitably come when the masses are complaining about the lack of an iPhone 5 hardware reveal. The press release lets us know Apple's WWDC intentions and plans, and sets the expectations accordingly.

WWDC kicks off in six days, and of course, we'll have details of all the announcements as they're made. By the way, the press release also confirms that the incomparable Steve Jobs will be taking the stage at WWDC.


Amazon launches their own Mac App Store

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, Software

Amazon Mac Download Store

Following up on the Lady Gaga album sale earlier this week, Amazon continues their digital download battle against Apple with the launch of their own Mac app download store. They've got quite a variety of available titles (though, not as much as the Mac App Store of course,) which include big games like Civilization V, productivity suites like Microsoft Office, and a bunch of others. Right now they are offering Airport Mania for free, and your first paid download will be $5 off. We like it.


Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview 3 11A459e

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Lion developer preview 3

All you Apple devs out there (meaning, anyone who coughed up $99 for a Mac dev account,) hit Software Update when you get a chance because Apple just released Lion Developer Preview 3. The update, which is build 11A4593, weighs in at 1.07 GB, and looks to be an actual seed build this time around. We are keeping our eyes out for any new features or enhancements. Also, for those interested, Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 5 is also available.


Apple releases 11A444d update for Lion Developer Preview 2

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Lion 11a444d preview

All you Apple devs out there (and anyone who coughed up $99 for a Mac dev account,) hit Software Update when you get a chance because Apple just released an update to the Lion Developer Preview 2. Build 11A444d sits at 1.7 GB, and looks to be an actual seed build this time around. We are keeping our eyes out for any new features or enhancements. Also, for those interested, Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 4 is also available.


Apple releases 11A430e update for Lion Developer Preview 2

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Lion Developer Preview 2 Update

Apple just released a Lion Developer Preview Update through Software Update for testers running Lion Developer Preview 2. The download for the update to the Preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is almost 1 GB in size, but (at least at first glance) doesn't seem to incorporate any obvious new features. We're guessing this is just an update to squash some bugs. In fact, we now find that a bunch of apps that previously crashed almost immediately after launch (like Chrome and Evernote,) now run normally as expected. Now if only they'd fix the weird multiple monitor blank screen startup issue that forces me to unplug 2 of my 3 displays whenever I boot into Lion...


Apple’s WWDC 2011 a lock for June 6-10

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Rumors, Software

WWDC 2011

Apple has anounced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will run from June 6 to June 10 in San Francisco, with a focus on iOS and Mac OS.

"At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."

Apple promised demonstrations of the new kinds of apps that developers can build using Apple's frameworks and more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mobile app developers can "explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS" while Mac developers "will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities," Apple said.

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Bertrand Serlet, the man behind OS X, leaves Apple

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software

Bertrand Serlet leaves apple

Bertrand Serlet, chief of Mac software engineering at Apple, will leave the company to focus less on products and more on science, the company announced Wednesday.

Craig Federighi, currently serving as vice president of Mac Software Engineering, will assume Serlet's role as senior vice president.

"I've worked with Steve for 22 years and have had an incredible time developing products at both NeXT and Apple, but at this point, I want to focus less on products and more on science," Serlet said in a statement. "Craig has done a great job managing the Mac OS team for the past two years, Lion is a great release and the transition should be seamless."

Apple did not mention if the departure was effective immediately. Federighi is responsible for the development of Mac OS X and has been managing the Mac OS software engineering group for the past two years. He will reports to Apple chief Steve Jobs.

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