This morning Apple publicly released OS X Update 10.8.1, the first update for Mountain Lion. The release comes just two days shy of a month since the initial Mountain Lion release on July 25th. Here are the major changes and improvements included in the release:
Apple has seeded the first build of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 to developers through its Mac Developer Portal. Interestingly, there are no known issues despite it being the first build, so we'd imagine that the 10.8.1 update will be released to the public in short order. Apple has focused on improving Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange in Mail, PAC Proxies in Safari, SMB, USB, and WiFi and Audio when connected to the Apple Thunderbolt Display for the first Mountain Lion update, which weighs in at just 38.54 MB in size. If you haven't upgraded yet, you can download Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store.
We give you a look at Apple's new Thunderbolt Display in this episode. The Thunderbolt Display allows you to connect a host of peripherals to it, and then run them all to your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac mini using a single Thunderbolt cable. We show all the Thunderbolt I/O inputs and explain how the monitor works in this episode. You can pick up the Thunderbolt Display for $999 from Apple.
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Along with OS X Lion, the new MacBook Air, and the new Mac Mini, Apple also unveiled their new Thunderbolt Display (replacing the Cinema Display line) today. The 27-inch beast obviously has a Thunderbolt port, but also brings other things to the table, like FireWire 800, Gigabit Ethernet port, and a built-in FaceTime HD camera and mic with integrated 2.1 speaker system. It's a 2560 x 1440 16:9 IPS display, and can be used as a docking station for your Apple notebook. You can also daisy-chain up to 6 other high-speed Thunderbolt devices to it as well, and if you have an older Mac, you should know that these are also backwards-compatible with Mini DisplayPort connectors. The new Thunderbolt Display sells for $999, and should be available sometime in the next 60 days.
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