Applelinks Tech Web Reader - Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Does The 128GB iPad 4 Spell Curtains For The 64GB MacBook Air?
Apple Releases Firmware Updates For MacBooks, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air
How to Use Smart Folders in OS X
Avatron Launches Free Air Login to Speed Files on Your Mac to Your iOS Device



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Does The 128GB iPad 4 Spell Curtains For The 64GB MacBook Air?

AppleGazette's Noemi says that based on personal experience, she hasn't found the iPad to be a perfect replacement for the laptop, and while she can do a lot of her writing work on the iPad, at the end of the day, she's more efficient on the laptop, and wants her files stored on the device she uses the most. [that mirrors my iPad vs. laptop experience exactly - Ed.]

However she agrees with those who maintain that the 128GB iPad signals the end of the road for the 64GB MacBook Air, and that it's high time the entry-level 11-inch Air started at 128GB, observing thst 64GB really is not enough capacity for even a very portable laptop, especially when there's no way to upgrade that after purchase, and the iPad 4 with128GB for $200 less makes more sense.

For the full commentary visit here:
http://goo.gl/02hix






Apple Releases Firmware Updates For MacBooks, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air

MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.6

MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.6 addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.

System Requirements
• OS X 10.6.8
• OS X 10.7.5
• OS X 10.8.2 or later

For more information, visit:
http://goo.gl/YYvq0

MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8

MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8 addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.

System Requirements
• OS X 10.6.8
• OS X 10.7.5
• OS X 10.8.2 or later

For more information, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1627

MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.5

MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.5 addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.

System Requirements
• OS X 10.6.8
• OS X 10.7.5
• OS X 10.8.2 or later

For more information, visit:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1625

MacRumors reports that the following Mac laptop models are affected and need this upgrade:

MacBook
• MacBook7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)

MacBook Air
• MacBookAir3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010)
• MacBookAir3,2 (13-inch, Late 2010)
• MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011)
• MacBookAir4,2 (13-inch, Mid 2011)

MacBook Pro
• MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)
• MacBookPro8,1 (13-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011)

For the full report visit here:
http://goo.gl/cy8BB





How to Use Smart Folders in OS X

Mac.Tuts+'s Robert Anthony says:

Smart Folders use Spotlight to dynamically update their aggregated content, based on search criteria that you specify. Think of Smart Folders as saved instances of a Spotlight search, because that is exactly what they are. This means that you can create a folder to show anything from all the music or Word documents on your Mac, to something very specific like showing you all the image files that you have downloaded to your Downloads folder and marked with a file label color, but only within the last week. And because Smart Folders arent actually moving or copying any files on your Mac they are dynamically showing the results of the search criteria you specify for them they take up practically zero disk space.


For the tutorial on using Smart Folders, visit:
http://goo.gl/XmRCu






Avatron Launches Free Air Login to Speed Files on Your Mac to Your iOS Device

Avatron Software's newest mobile productivity app, Air Login, lets you work with any file or app residing on your Mac from your iOS device - anytime and anywhere. Realize you forgot to update your client logo on the PowerPoint while waiting in their lobby to present? Air Login allows you to access the file from your Mac at home or office and update the presentation from your iPad. Be more productive and work smarter with Avatron's suite of mobile apps.

Air Login acts as a zip-line between the iOS device in your hand and your Mac. In seconds, your work- or home-based Mac - and all its apps and files - are displayed right in your hand. You can quickly edit files - even Photoshop or Flash - on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, using your familiar Mac applications as if they were right there.

Realize you forgot to update your client logo on the PowerPoint while waiting in their lobby to present? Air Login allows you to access the file from your Mac at home or office and update the presentation from your iPad. Need to edit the brochure in Photoshop before going to print? Air Login brings the Photoshop app to your fingers.

Air Login instantaneously loads your Mac menu toolbar on your iOS device. As soon as it uploads, you have complete access to your Mac screen windows making your iOS device as fully functional as your Mac.

"How many times have you been traveling or mobile and desperately needed to get a critical file back at your desk? Or felt frustrated that all the apps that work on your Mac just don't function on your mobile? Air Login is our answer to accessing literally ANY file or app back at your Mac and enabling full functionality right there on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch," says Dave Howell, CEO, Avatron Software. "And it's built to be simple, fast, familiar, and secure. You don't need to be a geek to use it."

Air Login joins Avatron's showcase of productivity apps including their highly-acclaimed mobile app, Air Display, which extends your desktop real estate by enabling you to use your iOS device, Android smartphone or old PC as an additional monitor. The second monitor can be used for displaying full screen documents, a control surface for graphic design and music, a display for auxiliary development tools, and to get more mileage out of depreciated computers.

Air Login and Air Display join Avatron's other popular mobile apps, Air Sharing, for viewing files and the cloud on-the-fly, and Print Sharing, for wirelessly printing files directly from your iOS mobile device. All Avatron mobile apps reflect simplicity, elegance and seamless functionality, characteristics leveraged by Howell's six-and-a-half years working at Apple. Avatron's appetite for ingenuity and in-depth knowledge of iOS and the Mac OS X have created productivity apps that enable you to keep that New Year's resolution.

Air Login is available now in the App Store as a free download. You can connect to any computers on the same local network, absolutely free. If you want to connect to remote computers, you can upgrade to an "Air Login Anywhere" subscription.

For more information about Avatron's award-winning family of productivity apps for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac and Windows users, visit Avatron online.

Device Requirements:
(*) iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
(*) Requires iOS 5.0 or later
(*) Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
(*) 27.4 MB

Air Login 1.0.2 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category.

Avatron Software:
http://avatron.com

Air Login 1.0.2:
http://avatron.com/apps/air-login

Download from iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/air-login/id465539198

Vimeo Video:
http://vimeo.com/56724037

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http://goo.gl/M4bcr

LinkedIn Profile:
http://goo.gl/CGvwy

Twitter Profile:
https://twitter.com/Avatron

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