We’re dancing around updates from Apple this week, with coverage of the speed-bumped MacBook Pro models and a variety of lightly described firmware updates. Then Michael Cohen explains the confusion surrounding the recent Apple TV software updates, and Jeff Carlson points out how Lion’s new Auto Save makes duplicating documents harder and potentially troublesome. Finally, Michael anchors the issue with a lengthy look at how we make our Take Control EPUB files in Pages. Notable software releases this week include iPhoto ’11 9.2.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.6, TextExpander 3.3.4, and KeyCue 6.0.
Apple has updated the MacBook Pro line with slightly faster CPUs, options for larger hard drives, and newer AMD Radeon graphics processors.
Apple must have identified some problems in the firmware of all recent Macs, to judge from the slew of lightly described updates that the company just released. None seem major, but all are recommended.
Apple’s recently released Apple TV update 4.4.2 fixes issues with versions 4.4.1 and 4.4, but may have early adopters reaching for the antacid along with their Apple Remotes.
Auto Save is a great feature of Mac OS X Lion, but part of its implementation is confusing, especially to new users the feature is supposed to help. If you’re wondering why Save As no longer appears in some applications, read on for details.
An inside look at how Take Control books are made into EPUBs, and what we had to do to get there.
Notable software releases this week include iPhoto ’11 9.2.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.6, TextExpander 3.3.4, and KeyCue 6.0.
We have lots of great extras for you this week, starting with Mona Simpson’s eulogy for Steve Jobs, stats on just how embarrassingly wrong rumor sites really are, how to import camera videos into iMovie ’11, news of iPad Smart Cover color changes, several podcasts featuring Jeff Carlson, and an explanation of how Netflix lost 800,000 customers.