Apple Prepares OS X 10.8.5 Release To Fix MacBook Air's HDMI Bug
As we reported yeaterday (http://goo.gl/fqGhMK), the FaceTime HD Camera on your MacBook Air (Mid 2013) stops working with 32-bit applications (such as Skype, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and QuickTime Player) after installing the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 update.
9to5Mac's Mark Gurman reports that Apple is preparing to release a new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to end-users in the coming days, referred to as a Supplement Update to 10.8.5, that fixes the bug and will be available via Software Update in the Mac App Store
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PC Users' Guide to a Mac
Macworld UK's Martyn Casserly says:
With Windows 8 hardly setting the world on fire, Microsoft are seeing customers opt instead for the Apple Mac with its user friendly OSX Mountain Lion platform. Here we answer the top ten questions that new switchers ask about how to use Apples powerful OS.
There are many reasons to switch to a Mac: Beautiful hardware, seamless compatibility with your iPhone or iPad, and the incredibly powerful OSX Mountain Lion. Apple do things a little differently to Microsoft though, so here we answer ten of the most common questions were asked by new users exploring OSX for the first time.
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iPad Users' Guide to a Mac
Macworld UK says:
The iPad has been so successful that Apples new users are switching to OSX running on Macs for their home and laptop computers. We take the top ten questions asked about how you use the powerful platform, and how it differs from iOS.
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Latest Upgrade For New Apple 2013 iMac 27" Expands Memory To 32GB, Offering Significant Savings Over Stock Apple Configurations
Other World Computing (OW has announced the immediate availability of the OWC Memory Upgrade Kits from 8GB to 32GB for 2013 iMac 27" models that became available Tuesday. OWC's kits offer memory configurations not offered by the factory as well as savings of more than $240 compared to same-size factory options. Like all OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, a 'how-to' install video and OWC Lifetime warranty are included.
What it does: upgrading the memory of this iMac gives you more options, better performance and it's a low-cost improvement that gives Apple's latest OSX, including the upcoming Mavericks release, the space it needs for maximum performance. For $hundreds less than what Apple charges, users can select an OWC upgrade to unlock the machine's true potential. Installation takes just a few minutes, and OWCs iMac Memory Upgrade Guide makes it easy to select the right memory for any Apple iMac model.
Why it's cool: this is one of easiest Macs to upgrade and, just like the original 2012 model, a memory access panel on the rear of the 2013 model iMac 27" machine (the 21-inch iMac isn't memory upgradable) ejects via a simple push button located above the power input. Adding more memory is fast and simply involves installing new modules into the memory slots and reinstalling the access panel. Therefore, Mac performance experts recommend selecting the least amount of factory installed RAM when ordering an Apple 27" iMac.
What it costs: New iMac owners seeking to max-out the RAM can select the $359.00 32GB OWC memory upgrade and save over $240 compared to the 32GB factory cost of $600. For even more savings, iMac owners can trade-in the two factory base 4GB memory modules.
OWC memory upgrades for Apple 2013 iMac 27" 2.9GHz/3.2GHz i5 Models and 3.4GHz i7 Model:
8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Upgrade Kit with Lifetime Warranty. $97.99
Add to existing 2 x 4GB factory-installed modules for 16GB total memory. Offers over 50 percent savings vs. factory installed 16GB option.
12GB (4GB + 8GB) PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Upgrade Kit with Lifetime Warranty. $131.99
Add to existing 2 x 4GB factory-installed modules for 20GB total memory. Note: this is not available as a factory-installed option from Apple.
16GB (2 x 8GB) PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Upgrade Kit with Lifetime Warranty. $179.99
Add to existing 2 x 4GB factory-installed modules for 24GB total memory. Offers over 50 percent more memory and 10 percent savings vs. factory-installed 16GB option.
32GB (4 x 8GB) PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Upgrade Kit with Lifetime Warranty. $359.00
A 40 percent savings vs. factory-installed option.
Gyration Goes Retro, Re-Introduces Classic Keyboards
SMK-Link Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of SMK Electronics and owner of Gyration, has announced the retro re-issue of two classic wireless keyboards: the 101-key Gyration Classic Full-Size Wireless Keyboard, and the 88-key Gyration Classic Compact Wireless Keyboard. Both feature sculpted keys, tactile-response typing, dedicated multimedia and Internet browsing keys, and an extended wireless range of up to 100 feet.
In addition to their sculpted QWERTY key layouts, both keyboards offer integrated media transport and audio controls as well as Internet browsing keys - making them a good choice for Multimedia rooms and even home entertainment systems.
"These retro-design classic keyboards from Gyration bring back the look, feel and robust performance of keyboards typical of their era," says John Blair, General Manager of Branded Products for SMK-Link. "They're rugged, accurate and powerful, with an extended range that makes them ideal for use in boardrooms, training centers, meeting halls, houses of worship and outdoor presentation applications."
"In addition to their sculpted QWERTY key layouts, both keyboards offer integrated media transport and audio controls as well as Internet browsing keys - making them a good choice for Multimedia rooms and even home entertainment systems," says Mr. Blair. "With a street price of less than $70, these Gyration Classic Wireless Keyboards offer excellent performance and value, packaged in a retro look and feel."
Gyration Classic Full-Size and Compact Wireless Keyboards Features:
101-key and 88-key sculpted key layouts
Tactile response typing action
Media transport and audio controls
Dedicated Internet browsing keys
2.4GHz RF USB receiver
100 foot (30 meter) wireless range
Windows/PC and Mac OS X compatible
Street price: $69.99
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