Mac News

Apple Thunderbolt Displays Now Ship In Just 3-5 Days

Posted on 19/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Now that early bird customers have already begun receiving their Thunderbolt Displays, the Apple Online Store now shows a shipping time for the product of just 3-5 days. down from the prior estimated 2-3 week delivery.


Google Releases Chrome 14 With Full OS X Lion Support

Posted on 16/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Google finished out the week by issuing the final release of Chrome 14, finally bringing full support for Mac OS X Lion, including Lion’s animations, full-screen app mode and invisible scroll bars. The release also fixes bugs and addresses crashing issues in previous versions.


Apple May Have Just Revealed The Late-2011 iMac

Posted on 16/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s recent support document detailing the connection options and limitations for the new Thunderbolt Display contains an intriguing reference to a Late 2011 iMac in its compatibility chart.


First Thunderbolt Display Orders Begin Arriving To Customers

Posted on 16/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s new 27-inch Thunderbolt Cinema Displays have already began arriving to customers who purchased early on. The display looks almost exactly like the previous 27-inch Apple Cinema Display, but includes USB ports, a Firewire 800 port, ethernet, and Thunderbolt connectivity.


Mac App Store Now Warns If You’ve Purchased An App Elsewhere

Posted on 16/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

A new report from TheNextWeb reveals that the Mac App Store now warns you when purchasing a Mac app that you already have installed. Notably, this seems to work not only for Mac App Store apps, but also for apps you’ve purchased directly from a developer.


MacBook Pro Firmware Update Fixes SATA 3 Performance Issues

Posted on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Some early adopters of Apple’s early 2011 Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pros have been reporting performance issues that seem to be related to cable interference inside the MacBook Pro chassis. According to OWC, however, yesterday’s firmware update should have fixed the issue.


OS X Lion Drops Support For Analog Modems

Posted on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

One of the many forward-looking changes found in Mac OS X Lion is the sad fact that Apple appears to have formally discontinued support for old analog modems.


Batman: Arkham Asylum Coming To The Mac In October

Posted on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Feral Interactive has just announced that they plan to launch a Mac version of their popular Batman: Arkham Asylum game on October 13, 2011. The gave will retail for $39.99, and will be available in both boxed and digital versions.


Skype For Mac 5.4 Beta Now Integrates With Facebook

Posted on 15/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

A new post on the Skype Blog this morning reveals that Microsoft’s latest beta of Skype for Mac now integrates with Facebook, allowing your Facebook friends to see your online status without leaving Facebook, and allowing you to see theirs without leaving Skype.


Lion Internet Recovery Comes To The MacBook Pro

Posted on 14/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple recently issued a MacBook Pro EFI firmware update to improve compatibility between the MacBook Pro and Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, but included another nice trick in the bag – adding Lion Internet Recovery to Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pros!