Mac OS X Lion News Roundup
Even though I’ve been trying to move I begin to notice that I still have a site running and even worse that it hasn’t covered the release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) as well as the new mac minis. So realizing I still need to bring the news to you; I decided to make a nice little round up. I’ll be making one for iOS 5.0 beta 4 and onward. During my move I’m going to make sure that I get at least one news round up a week to make up for anything I may have missed and this may continue longer for bigger events. Well, here’s to our first news roundup!
Mac OS X Lion Released!
Mac OS X Lion was released on the app store recently for $29.99bringing the much anticipated waiting for apples new operating system to an end. We have no way of testing it out right now, but we can assure you we will find a way to give you a tour of Apples latest OS and a way to install it on your PC.
P.S. Whatever happened to Microsoft’s Windows 8 😉
Macbook Air’s Updated!
The new Macbook Air’s have been updated to the 3rd generation in which they have Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors, a backlit keyboard (Yay!), and the thunderbolt I/O port. For those of you wondering sandy bridge processors or the next generation of Intel processors that are supposed to work more effeciently and the thunderbolt I/O port is a port that uses Intel’s Thunder bolt technology where instead of using electrons to transfer data (hence electronic in common computers) it uses photons (hence photonic computing). The difference between the two is that electrons bounce around and hit each other quite a bit making not only a degrade in the quality of the data but also a slowing in transfer speeds while photons simply pass through each other making it not only more dependable for data transfer, but also creates speeds up to 10gb/s (Intel predicts it will elevate to 100gb/s within ten years).
Guide for Installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Through a DVD
Redmondpie has made a nice guide for installing Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) through a DVD. This would come in conveinence for those with multiple Mac’s so you don’t have to re-download Mac OS X on every computer. Unfortunately for hackintosher’s though a Mac is required to download and burn it. Please don’t pirate!
In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to burn an image of OS X Lion on a DVD and install it seamlessly just like Snow Leopard on all of your Macs.
Here’s what you will need:
Access to the Mac App Store with a working Apple ID to buy OS X Lion.
A Mac with a DVD burner.
An empty writeable DVD disc.
Once you have all the things listed above, you’re all set to begin!
Step 1: Purchase and download a legit copy of OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.
Step 2: Once you are done with downloading OS X Lion, hunt down the Lion installer, right-click on it and then click on “Show Package Contents”.
Step 3: Now head over to the “Contents” folder, navigate inside “Shared Support”, and over there you’re going to find a dmg file labeled “InstallESD.dmg”.
Step 4: Copy the “InstallESD.dmg” file to your desktop for your convenience.
Step 5: At this point you’re all set to burn Lion on an empty DVD. Fire up “Disk Utility” and click on the “Burn” option, it should be in the top menu, in case you’re unable to find it.
Step 6: “Disk Utility” will now ask you what you want to burn, simply direct it to the “InstallESD.dmg” file which you placed on your desktop in step 4.
Step 7: Toss in a blank writeable DVD inside your Mac’s DVD burner and let it burn.
Step 8: That’s it, you’re all set now with your very own OS X Lion disk which is ready to be installed on all of your authorized Macs in your crib.
New Mac Minis Released!
New Mac Minis have been released along with Mac OS X Lion. One of the most notable features is the addition of the i7 CPU and the new Mac Minis Server which comes with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) Server Edition. The price these things are at even I (a very windows relient person) am thinking about buying one.
iTunes and iWork Updated for Mac OS X Lion (iTunes Update for Windows To)
Basically both of these updates have to do with supporting the new features on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). One of iWork’s new features is auto-save and they both have support for Mac OS X’s fullscreen feature where you can use one application without interruption from others.
Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) has been quite an exciting operating system to watch be released even though it’s features don’t bring a lot of revolutionary things to the table it still works for the end-user. Though you can’t expect this to happen everytime Apple releases something though they haven’t been exactly original lately (per say there notification system in iOS 5’s resemblance to Mobile Notifier; a notification system replacement made before Apple unveiled theirs). Even though it doesn’t seem to major it does look like it will pave the way for bigger features and abilities for the operating system in the future.