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Switch Between Multiple iTunes Accounts Through AppleScript

Posted on 25/04/2011 by Jakob Hultman

Do you, like me, have more than one iTunes Store account? Maybe even a few international ones? Then you know very well how frustrating it is to sign out, change store, sign in and then buy content. Cry no more. There’s an AppleScript for that. Redditor TinyLebowski has shared his AppleScript that lets you change account in the blink of an eye.

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Updated Macbook Air Models To Begin Production In May

Posted on 23/04/2011 by Michael Roberts

The widely received MacBook Air certainly wasn’t without its criticisms at launch last October. Mainly being the lack of the latest Intel chips. Looks like this is about to be rectified in May when production reportedly starts on the latest offerings of the sleek device.

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MacBook Air With Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt Due in June

Posted on 22/04/2011 by James Britton

It looks like my current favorite Mac will soon be outdated. Apple is rumored to be releasing an update of the MacBook Air line in June to include Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge microprocessors and the the high speed Thunderbolt I/O port to bring it in line with the current MacBook Pro offerings.

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2 Million Apple TVs Sold

Posted on 20/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

The second generation Apple TV went on sale on the 1st of September 2010 and has already hit the 2 million milestone. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Concord Securities, revealed that more than 2 million units have shipped since its launch late last year.

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Rumor: New iMacs Coming Real Soon

Posted on 20/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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9to5Mac is reporting of supply shortages of iMacs at three suppliers. Normally a shortage is a solid indicator that a refresh of the model is on the horizon. This happened with the availability of the iPad and Macbook Pros in recent months.

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Some Macbook Airs Have Faster SSDs Than Others

Posted on 18/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Apple has sourced SSDs for their Macbook Air range from two different manufacturers. And one performs significantly faster than the other.

When iFixit tore down the Macbook Airs, they confirmed the use of Toshiba’s Blade X-gale SSDs. However, a thread over at Mac Rumors lead to the outing of a second SSD in later releases of the Macbook Air.

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How To: Add A Recent Items Menu To The Dock

Posted on 15/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

This tip comes to us courtesy of an OSXDaily reader. You can add a recent items menu to your Mac OS X dock by running a terminal command. The default is to show only recent applications, but you can adjust it later to show all other recent items.

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Review: Shanghai Mahjong For Mac

Posted on 14/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Mahjong – It’s an ageless game rich in Eastern tradition and lore, and if you’re the type than can appreciate the complexity of this traditional tile-based game, you’ll enjoy MobileAge’s modern update – introducing Shanghai Mahjong

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Apple To Launch Apple HDTV In 2011 – Report

Posted on 13/04/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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Apple could soon be launching an attack on the $100 billion LCD TV Market with the introduction of an internet-connect-HD-TV as early as late 2011. That’s according to Brian White, an analyst with Ticonderoga Securities, who claims to have picked up on “data points” that point towards an Apple Television launch.

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Giveaway: Moshi iLynx 800 (Update: Winner!)

Posted on 12/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

In case you missed it, we recently reviewed Moshi Monde’s iLynx 800 FireWire and USB hub – a solid, well-designed, and beautiful device designed to maximize usage of ports on your Mac. We loved this so much, we’re giving one away! Read on for how to enter.

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Review: Moshi iLynx 800

Posted on 12/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Most people that have been using Macs professionally use or have used FireWire devices, due to their speed and longevity. Apple’s current MacBook Pros, however, only have one FireWire 800 port. What’s a multi-device power user to do? Moshi answers the call with their iLynx 800.

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Adobe Releases Creative Suite 5.5; New CS Release Schedule

Posted on 11/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Adobe has unveiled the latest release of it’s Creative Suite line of products, introducing new features in many of the applications. They’ve also altered the release schedule for future major releases of their popular suite.

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