Friday, April 1, 2011

Lion Preview notes: iCal redesign, iChat account merge, more




We’re getting our first views of Lion Preview 2 and contrary to earlier reports, this certainly doesn’t feel like a Gold Master. In fact, it doesn’t improve much from the previous preview in terms of stability –which is fine if we are a few months away.

As you can see above, iCal has a new leather bound header (OMG) with faux stitching and interestingly, iChat’s main window houses AIM, Bonjour and Jabber contacts together like Adium.

Also, the Chrome browser crashes pretty frequently for our review copy anyway.

Developers, please post any additional changes you find in the comments.



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OSX Lion Preview 2 is out, Xcode 4.1 Developer Preview 2…




Developers, you need to install an update from Software Update first. Then Restart. Then go to the Dev Center and get a redeem code. Then go to the Mac App Store, redeem and download. The download is 3.7GB.



We miss the old days.

Apple also released Xcode to 4.1 Developer Preview 2:



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Supplemental 13″ MacBook Air Update solves iTunes freezes




A glitch causing system lockups in iTunes for some MacBook Air owners with Snow Leopard 10.6.7 installed has been fixed with a small update released yesterday. The Supplemental 13″ MacBook Air Update, now available via Software Update or from Apple’s site, “addresses an issue that makes the system unresponsive when using iTunes.” It weighs in at just 461KB and is recommended for all 13-inch MacBook Air (Late 2010) owners running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 (build 10J869).




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Microsoft unsure if tablets are a fad




It’s the tablet craze and everyone’s going bonkers over a post PC era where slates rule casual computing. Everyone except software giant Microsoft who remains suspicious of the trend. Because they lack a horse for this race, it isn’t shocking they’re shooting down tablets. It’s the smartphones that are post PC devices, not the tablets, suggested their chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie. Microsoft didn’t jump on the distinction between mobile and portable fast enough, he thinks. But isn’t portable and mobile essentially the same thing, you ask.

Mobile is something that you want to use while you’re moving, and portable is something that you move and then use. These are going to bump into one another a little bit and so today you can see tablets and pads and other things that are starting to live in the space in between. I don’t know whether the big screen tablet pad category is going to remain with us or not.
Check out the source link at The Sydney Morning Hearld for a video. Mundie’s also seen a prototype smartphone screen in the labs that beams HDTV to your retina. “Instead of seeing a screen it can beam individual rays of light into your eyes right on your retina,” he said. Wow, what a mind job.


Contrasting his skepticism about tablets, IMS Research said Tuesday tablets and e-readers will continue chipping away from PCs. The iPad effect has forced players like Acer to lower their sales expectations. Taking this all in, I personally believe there’s a huge market for a canvas other than a smartphone. One needs look no further than Apple’s iPad and the kind of apps taking advantage of its 9.7-inch display, offering user experiences and the level of multitouch sophistication not possible on smallish smartphone displays.


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