In our ongoing coverage of Lion, Adam looks at how to build an external Lion Recovery drive using Apple’s Lion Recovery Drive Assistant, and Michael Cohen walks readers through the questions necessary to find a replacement for Quicken under Lion. (Rich Mogull also has a great article on our Web site about Lion security that we didn’t have room for this week.) The other big news is Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility — Glenn Fleishman ponders what it means for Apple and other smartphone makers. Notable software releases this week include Voila Screen Capture 3.1, Mactracker 6.1, Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Leopard, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.2.1, TextExpander 3.3.2, BBEdit 10.0.1, and Skype 5.3.
A new utility from Apple lets you create an external Lion Recovery drive, from which you can reinstall Mac OS X, restore from a Time Machine backup, repair your disk with Disk Utility, and more, even if your boot drive is too damaged to use its hidden Recovery HD partition.
See who won copies of DiscLabel 6.3 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 25 percent on Smile’s disc labeling software.
Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility pairs up the last major mobile operating system maker without a compelling hardware story with one of its most fervent handset partners, giving Google Motorola’s patents along with hardware design and manufacturing capabilities.
Lion has slain Rosetta, and, as collateral damage, Quicken 2007 and earlier versions of this personal finance tracking package. To discover the best post-Rosetta replacement for your needs, you need to ask yourself some questions.
Notable software releases this week include Voila Screen Capture 3.1, Mactracker 6.1, Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Leopard, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.2.1, TextExpander 3.3.2, BBEdit 10.0.1, and Skype 5.3.
Just a couple of things to note this week — Google introducing a new way of viewing Gmail’s Web interface with a preview pane and Amazon creating a Web app version of its Kindle software.