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Aug

SecureMac releases MacScan 2.9 Supports Lion and More

    SecureMac today announced MacScan 2.9, the latest version of itsanti-spyware privacy and security software now adding support for Apple's Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. This new version of MacScan enhances protection against the latest threats for Mac OS X, adding usability enhancements, bug fixes and adding full compatibility for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). MacScan 2.9 has been updated to offer compatibility with Apple's Safari 5.1. Additionally, MacScan 2.9 contains an improved user interface plus the latest spyware definitions and tracking cookie blacklist.

    Pricing and Availability:
    MacScan 2.9 is available for try for 30-days or purchase for 29.99. Upgrades from previous versions of MacScan 2 are free, and can be obtained by either selecting "Check for Updates" under the "MacScan" menu, or by downloading the demo version from SecureMac and entering your serial number.

    MacScan Family Pack lets you install the popular MacScan anti-spyware software on up to three computers for only $49.99. Existing users of MacScan can upgrade the single license to the MacScan Family Pack allowing installation on up to three computers for the difference of the original price and the Family Pack price.

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    20
    Jul

    Mac OS X Lion Available Today From the Mac App Store

      Apple today announced that Mac OS X Lion is available today as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99. Some of the features in Lion include: new Multi-Touchgestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control; the Mac App Store; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

      Additional new features in Lion include:

      • Resume, which brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app;
      • Auto Save, which automatically and continuously saves your documents as you work;
      • Versions, which automatically records the history of your document as you create it, and gives you an easy way to browse, revert and even copy and paste from previous versions; and
      • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.

      Pricing & Availability
      Mac OS X Lion is available Semenax as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.6.6 Snow Leopard from the Mac App Store for $29.99 (US). Users who do not have broadband access can download Lion at Apple retail stores and later this August, Lion will be made available on a USB thumb drive through the Apple Store for $69 (US). Mac OS X Lion Server requires Lion and is available from the Mac App Store for $49.99 (US).

      Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. Lion is an upgrade and can be installed on all your authorized personal Macs.
      The OS X Lion Up-to-Date upgrade will be available through the Mac App Store at no additional charge to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 6, 2011.  Additional information can be found at apple.com/macosx/uptodate.

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      20
      Jul

      Apple Introduces New Mac Mini Models

        Apple today Apple today updated the Mac mini with next generation Intel Core processors, new discrete graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and Lion.

        The new Mac mini lineup is the following :

        - The 2.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Mac mini with 2GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive starts at a suggested retail price of $599 (US), with options to add memory up to 8GB and a 750GB hard drive.

        - The 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Mac mini with 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive starts at a suggested retail price of Pokies $799 (US), with options to upgrade to a 2.7GHz dual-core Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of memory, and a 750GB hard drive with an option to add or replace with a 256GB solid state drive.

        -The 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Mac mini with Lion Server, 4GB of memory and dual 500GB hard drives starts at a suggested retail price of $999 (US). Options include adding memory up to 8GB, two 750GB hard drives, or up to two 256GB solid state drives.

        The new Minis don't have any DVD/CD drives. They ship with Lion.
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        20
        Jul

        Apple Introduces New MacBook Air Models

          Apple today introduced several new MacBook air models.The new Macs are based on Intel's Sandy Bridge platform. Apple also replaced the minidisplay port with a Thunderbolt port for peripherals. The new MacBooks also have backlit keyboards. They are offered in the following configurations:

          11.6-inch
          - 1.6 GHz, 64 GB SSD, 2 GB RAM: $999
          - 1.6 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1199

          13.3-inch
          - 1.7 GHz, 128 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1299
          - 1.7 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM: $1599

          The new 11.6 inch model is now the entry level Mac laptop (the white MacBook is discontinued as of today). All models ship with OS X Lion preinstalled.

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          20
          Jul

          Apple Releases iTunes 10.4 (64 bits, full screen, designed for Lion)

            Apple today released iTunes 10.4 with support for Lion's Full-Screen Apps feature. The other major feature of iTunes 10.4 is that it is now a 64-bit Cocoa application.

            According to Apple, "you can now use iTunes with OS X Lion's new Full-Screen App capability, which allows you to use iTunes and other apps without distractions. Navigate between your full-screen apps with a simple gesture.

            Note: iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application on OS X Lion and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. Some iTunes plug-ins may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the plug-in developer for an updated plug-in compatible with iTunes 10.4."

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