We return to Lion this week, with an article from Matt Neuburg bemoaning Lion’s predilection for quitting unused apps and another rejoicing in the return of three popular utilities that required updates to escape the demise of Rosetta. Kirk McElhearn joins us as well to report on a serious freeze that afflicts owners of new iMacs under Lion. In other news, Apple updated the Apple TV software and announced pricing for iCloud storage, MacTech Conference 2011 announced sessions, and Wi-Fi aggregator Boingo Wireless has merged its laptop and mobile service plans. Plus, we’re pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, the Internet security firm Intego, and relaunch DealBITS with a drawing for Smile’s DiscLabel. Notable software releases this week include 1Password 3.7.2, ExpanDrive 2.3, OmniOutliner 3.10.2, EagleFiler 1.5.5, MacScan 2.9, Dragon Dictate 2.5, QuickTime 7.7 (Leopard-only), Default Folder X 4.4.3, Path Finder 5.7.6, and DEVONagent Pro 3.0.
Software Update 4.3 for Apple TV (second generation) adds TV show purchasing, streaming access to previous purchases, and access to Vimeo.
Apple has updated its iCloud information page with details on what it will cost to add additional storage to the 5 GB included with each free account.
MacTech Conference 2011 has made public the list of speakers and sessions, and if you’re interested in attending, the early-bird pricing remains available through 8 August 2011.
The roaming Wi-Fi hotspot aggregator Boingo Wireless has updated its service plans to allow the use of either laptop or mobile devices with a single account.
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, the Apple-focused Internet security software maker Intego!
Looking for a program to help you label your CDs and DVDs? Enter this week’s DealBITS drawing for a chance to win a copy of SmileOnMyMac’s DiscLabel 6.3.
Three favorite utilities that seemed to be headed for the PowerPC graveyard under Lion have been rewritten by their developers. Happy days are here again!
Owners of new iMacs are reporting a significant number of hard freezes after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion, even when the same Macs worked perfectly under Snow Leopard. The only way to avoid the problem currently known is to avoid sleeping. The iMac, not you.
A little-known new feature of Lion is that an application can be told to quit automatically while you’re not using it. Is this really a good idea?
Notable software releases this week include 1Password 3.7.2, ExpanDrive 2.3, OmniOutliner 3.10.2, EagleFiler 1.5.5, MacScan 2.9, Dragon Dictate 2.5, QuickTime 7.7 (Leopard-only), Default Folder X 4.4.3, Path Finder 5.7.6, and DEVONagent Pro 3.0.
We were too busy with our own writing this week to notice much else going on elsewhere on the Internet, but iMac owners shouldn’t miss this article about an iMac hard drive replacement program.