Western Digital annuncia un aggiornamento per il sistema di storage My Book Live Duo, disponibile ora con capacità fino a 8 TeraByte. WD My Book Live Duo è un dispositivo per il personal cloud che combina i vantaggi di storage condiviso e accesso remoto, con un backup sicuro e maggiore capacità grazie a un sistema dual drive con tecnologia RAID.
Compatibile con Sistemi Operativi Mace PC, il WD My Book Live Duo mantiene costantemente una seconda copia di tutti i file per un backup dei dati in tempo reale in modalità mirror (RAID 1); metà della capacità viene utilizzata per archiviare i dati, e l’altra metà è utilizzata per crearne una seconda copia.
Even though the official launch of Firefox 17 isn’t until tomorrow, the latest version of the new Mozilla browser is now available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux systems, via FTP.
No change log for the new browser has been released as yet by Mozilla but the beta change log provide you with a good idea of what you can expect to receive in the new version of Firefox 17 which is based on Gecko 17.
NEW: Click-to-play blocklisting implemented to prevent vulnerable plugin versions from running without the user’s permission (see blog post).
NEW: Mac OS X 10.8: Support for Notification Center.
CHANGED: Updated Awesome Bar experience with larger icons.
DEVELOPER: SVG FillPaint and StrokePaint implemented.
DEVELOPER: Improvements that make the Web Console, Debugger and Developer Toolbar faster and easier to use.
DEVELOPER: New Markup panel in the Page Inspector allows easy editing of the DOM.
HTML5: Sandbox attribute for iframes implemented, enabling increased security.
FIXED: Over twenty performance improvements, including fixes around the New Tab page.
FIXED: Pointer lock doesn’t work in web apps (769150).
FIXED: Page scrolling on sites with fixed headers (780345).
Firefox 17 officially launches tomorrow but the latest Firefox creation is now available to download from Mozilla’s FTP servers. Also check out the Firefox 17 for developers website for more information.
Following on from the recent launch of Evernote five for iOS devices, the company has now released its Evernote 5 for Mac systems software from its beta development stage.
The new Evernote 5 for Mac is now available to download from Apple iTunes App Store for free and includes a number of new features and tweaks, together with a new user interface design.
The video embedded below provides you with a great overview of what you can expect from the new Evernote 5 Mac software and runs through a number of its new tweaks and 100+ new features. Evernote explains:
“We’ve spent the past year identifying the needs of new and advanced users to craft an environment that beautifully caters to both. We re-imagined the look of the app to make everything more accessible. We explored the changing role of sharing and collaboration within Evernote and the opportunities we have to make them more useful. We considered search and the ways that we could make it feel like it was one step ahead of your thoughts. In short, it’s the Evernote we’ve always wanted.”
You can download Evernote 5 now.
We’ve had the chance to experiment with early versions of Firefox OS for awhile — just not in Firefox the browser, where you’d nearly expect it to have shown first. At least one person appreciates that seemingly natural fit. A new Firefox OS simulator add-on, r2d2b2g, lets us try Mozilla’s upcoming mobile platform from within the company’s own browser for everything that doesn’t depend on native hardware, including the browser and Firefox Marketplace. The goal is ostensibly to let developers test truly optimized web apps, although the simulator is also a good excuse for the curious to try Firefox OS without the hassle of a dedicated client or a real smartphone. If you can get by the early state of the simulator and the Xzibit jokes that come with putting Firefox on your Firefox, the extension is already providing a glimpse of a web-focused mobile future to Linux, Mac and Windows users at the source below.
Mac OS X users might be pleased to learn that Logitech has today rolled out Mac support to their range of Logitech Alert Security System and Cameras. Enabling you to now view the cameras on Mac OS X.
The new Logitech Alert Security Mac software “Alert Commander” is now available to download from the Apple AppStore for free and allows you to configure your video security system, watch live video, store video on your computer and review recorded video, directly from your Mac. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
Ever wanted to use your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini as an eReader? Maybe you’ve tried doing that by using Apple’s iBooks but Apple’s ‘bookstore’ does not have a wide range of books unlike the more well known eBook retailers. Therefore, we’re here to give you a few iBooks alternatives that has added features for an overall better eReading experience.
We will showcase a list of reading apps that have features like Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) where you can browse free resources or catalogues of eBooks within the app and a few other apps that support different eBook file formats; because let’s face it, if you want an iBooks alternative, you would want to compare a complete list of apps – here are the top reading apps for iOS.
Parallels have this week launched a new updated version of the Parallels 8 Desktop software of Mac systems that allows you to run Microsoft Windows 8 and Mac applications simultaneously on a Mac system without the need to reboot.
If you haven’t already experienced using Parallels is a great piece of software that allows you to benefit from both operating systems and run Windows only applications directly from your Mac desktop or notebook.
The new version of Parallels Desktop 8 has been updated with support for Microsoft Windows 8 gestures together with Windows 8 Live Tile feature. The latest Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac costs $80 and is now available to download from the Parallels website.
“People don’t need to make an either/or choice between Mac and Windows because Macs running Parallels Desktop 8 empower people to simultaneously use applications that best suit their needs – regardless of whether it’s an app for OS X, Windows, Google Chrome OS, Ubuntu, or even Android”
This is not the first time we have heard that Apple may be thinking about switching the processors in their Mac range from Intel ones to ARM based processors, and now according to a recent report from Bloomberg this is something Apple are considering again.
Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005.
While Apple is now committed to Intel in computers and is unlikely to switch in the next few years, some engineers say a shift to its own designs is inevitable as the features of mobile devices and PCs become more similar, two people said. Any change would be a blow to Intel, the world’s largest processor maker, which has already been hurt by a stagnating market for computers running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows software and its failure to gain a foothold in mobile gadgets.
Apple has been using its own processors, which are based on ARM processors in its iOS devices recently, and this could be something that they are considering for future Macs, when this will happen remains to be seen, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
When Apple announced their new range of iMacs, they also announced their new Fusion Drive storage, which is a combination drive that is made up of a solid state drive and a normal hard disk drive.
Apple’s Fusion Drive comes with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB or 3TB HDD, and now it would appear that these Fusion Drive’s will work with older versions of Apple’s Macs and not just their new iMacs.
The news comes from developer Patrick Stein, who discovered that OS X Mountain Lion has support for Fusion Drives for existing models of Apple’s Mac range, and he even built a hybrid drive which was compatible with Apple’s Fusion Drive.
Source Apple Insider
Porsche Design may not be directly involved in building German supercars, but there are certain expectations to be met, aren’t there? LaCie is rolling out a new version of its Porsche Design hard drive skewed towards Mac owners that should offer more of the performance you’d associate with the automotive brand. The P’9223 Slim SSD is a third thinner than its ancestor but carries the option of a 120GB SSD that makes the most of the USB 3.0 port. If all runs well, nearly any Mac launched in 2012 can shuttle data along at a brisk 400MB per second. Demanding Mac fans will need to pay $150 for the flash-based edition to have the P’9223 feel truly Porsche-like; others only have to spend $100 if they’re content with the Volkswagen pace of a 500GB spinning drive.
Seagate has announced a new portable hard drive solution which has been specifically designed for Mac users, in the form of the new Backup Plus storage for Mac.
The new storage designed for Mac systems is equipped with a Super Speed USB 3.0 connection, which is also compatible with earlier USB 2.0 ports, and provides faster data transfer at 10 times the speed of the USB 2.0.
Seagate explains in their press release: “Backup Plus for Mac will now provide a USB 3.0 cable out of the box and can be upgraded to Thunderbolt™ Technology or FireWire 800, as the need presents itself.”
The new Seagate Backup Plus storage for Mac systems is now available to purchase from online retailers in the following sizes. 500GB for $110, 1TB for $130, and as Backup Plus Desktop drives providing 2TB of storage for $130 and 3TB for $180.
Source: Business Wire
Apple has recently released a Mac update for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion that removes its Java plugin from all OS X browsers. If you install the update, you’ll find a region labeled “Missing plug-in” in place of a Java applet; of course, Apple can’t stop you from clicking on it to download a Java plug-in directly from Oracle. The Cupertino-based company had previously halted pre-installing Java in OS X partially due to the exploitable factors of the platform, so this update signifies further distancing from Larry Ellison’s pride and joy.
After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as we hoped) allows wireless transmission from 50 feet away to any Mac computer, iPhone or iPad, instant broadcasting on Ustream and the ability to toggle between your device or computer’s built in camera with a button push. The hard plastic carrying case with a magnetic lid doubles as a stand to elevate the cam, which Logitech says will “play nicely” with apps like iMovie, Final Cut Pro and FaceTime. Broadcaster is already up for preorder for $200 in the US and €180 in Europe, so if you want to show that you’re doubly beautiful with a multi-cam Skype call, the PR and video are after the break.
Per tutti coloro che possiedono uno smartphone Samsung, è disponibile da poche ore una nuova versione della PC Suite Kies, il software ufficiale attraverso il quale è possibile interfacciare i vari smartphone coreani con il nostro PC o Mac. La nuova versione offre un’interfaccia leggermente ridisegnata, migliore gestione dei dispositivi collegati e una velocità di apertura maggiore. Il cuore stesso non cambia e le opzioni sono più o meno le stesse della precedente versione. Download.
Apple recently released their OS X 10.8.2 software update for the Mac, and now Apple has released an OS X 10.8.2 supplemental update which brings a number of small fixes to OS X Mountain Lion.
Some of the fixes included in the OS X 10.8.2 supplemental software update include a bug fix for an issue related to Japanese language characters, plus a few more you can see details of the update below.
The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes the following fixes:
- Resolves an issue that may cause certain Japanese characters to appear incorrectly in Mail
- Allows Safari to access secure sites when parental controls are enabled
- Addresses an issue that may prevent systems with more than 64 GB of RAM from starting up
The OS X 10.8.2 supplemental software update is now available to download from the Mac App Store, and you can find out more details about the update over at Apple.
Peter Zigich has come up with an interesting modular concept for Apple’s MacPro system, allowing users to modify, upgrade and customise systems to their exact requirements and budgets.
The MacPro modular system consists of a system components that lock together like Lego bricks and house the different sections of the system, enabling you to build the exact requirements for the MacPro and processes it will need to carry out, such as video editing or the like.
The modular MacPro system would offer both consumer and business processor options, offering Pro’s Server class dual CPUs (Xenon E5), 8 DIMM ECC memory slots, whilst consumers would enjoy i3, i5, i7 processors with 4 DIMM slots.
As you can see from the conceptual drawings the MacPro modular system is an interesting idea, and would offer users main useful, configuration options whilst designing and expansing their system.
Unfortunately due to it being a concept at the current time don’t expect to see the system in Apple store before the holiday season. For more information jump over to the iPack3D website.
Feral Interactive has this week announced that they have now prepared the popular Batman: Arkham City PC game will shortly be arriving on Apple Mac systems.
The Mac version of Batman: Arkham City, will be officially launching next month and will arrive with all the downloadable content contained in the bundle for Batman fans to enjoy.
Content included in the Mac version of Batman: Arkham City Game Of The Year Edition, includes all the Catwoman content that originally came with the game plus the Harley Quinn’s Revenge pack.
“The game features side missions, secrets and puzzles that you need to work through in order to succeed. You’ll go toe-to-toe with Batman’s famous foes, including The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin and Mr. Freeze.”
No information on pricing or system specifications has been released as yet.
That mysterious Logitech WiFi webcam we spotted on the FCC in July might have finally been outed, thanks to a tip sent to Zatz Not Funny. This Logitech Wireless Webcam for the Mac listed on B&H certainly fits the bill, as it touts both wireless capabilities and apparently a rechargeable battery. There also looks to be an interesting status indicator on the top. Seeing as most Macs already come with a pretty decent front-facing camera, we’re assuming the Logitech offers higher quality video (1080p perhaps?) and greater flexibility for broadcasting or recording to the cloud. The B&H Photo listing doesn’t exactly provide many details, but it does reveal a $180 price tag. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on this when it gets official.
This week Modbook Inc. manufactures of the awesome Modbook Pro, the portable 13.3-inch Mac-based pen tablet computer, created from the internals of a Apple MacBook Pro and Wacom digitizer technology offering 512 levels of pen pressure sensitivity.
Has announced the launch of a new upgrade for the Modbook Pro tablets with the addition range of a solid state disk (SSD) options. The Modbook Pro company has also announced that ordering for the new Modbook Pro tablet will commence on October 3rd 2012.
The latest Modbook Pro tablet will ship with Modbook Inc.’s original 64GB Nishara SATA 3 SSD, equipped with NAND technology however customers can upgrade to Modbook Sanshara SATA 3 SSDs with up to 480GB of storage if desired. Andreas E. Haas, chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Modbook Inc. explains:
“We’re thrilled about the performance edge our Nishara and Sanshara drives will give Modbook Pro users. Once you’ve experienced the near instant-on startup and lightning fast system performance of an SSD-powered Modbook Pro, you won’t ever go back,”
Web: Modbook Pro