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Prepare for Lion with New Take Control Books

Apple says Lion is due in July, but there’s no reason to wait for Lion to start preparing for the upgrade with Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Lion.” Show full article

CrashPlan PRO Now Available for Businesses

Code 42 Software has supplemented its backup offerings for individual users and enterprises with a new backup service tailored for the small and medium-sized business market.Show full article

iTunes Match Makes Unlocked Copies

Apple’s June 6th press release states clearly that iTunes Match-synced music will be free of DRM and copied to your devices.Show full article

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Suffers Printing and Audio Problems

In another uncharacteristically troublesome release for Apple, Mac OS X 10.6.8 has caused a number of widespread problems related to printing and audio, and users of Parallels Desktop and PGP Desktop have suffered notable incompatibilities.Show full article

CFP 2011: Arab Spring or Twitter Revolution?

From the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2011 conference, Jeff Porten reports on a panel that discussed the role online media played in the Arab Spring revolutions.Show full article

Sleeptracker: Sleeping with the Night Watch

Sleeptracker is a wristwatch that watches you sleep and tries to wake you at the optimum time. However, little glitches may make you toss and turn.Show full article

The Future Is Disposable

Imagine a future where your Mac, iPhone, and iPad are merely disposable appliances, not the center of your digital life. For some of us this future is now, and while it’s not yet cheap or as easy as it should be, Apple is taking us in that direction with iCloud, Lion, and iOS 5.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 4 July 2011

Notable software releases this week include Thunderbolt Firmware Update and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5 / Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 4 July 2011

Enjoying live summer music doesn’t mean you have to worry about parking or crowds, with the iTunes Music Festival streaming live during July. Also this week, we have links to details about Thunderbolt cables and answers from Apple about Final Cut Pro X, along with notice that those in Chicago can come listen to Adam talk about Lion and iCloud on 6 July 2011.Show full article

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