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Change is Good!
Been a whole lot of changes in Apple Land recently and we’ve been busy!
Over a million people downloaded Lion in it’s first day. We were right there with them and we’re really digging it so far! That was the first big change. We didn’t wait for the UPS man. We hopped over to the App Store and downloaded it! This is apparently the wave of Apple’s future. Reports say that many of their boxed software has been declared “end of life” and the App Store is where all new systems and updates will be found. They are showing more machines and creating more user stations in lieu of shelf space for packaged games and programs.
And then there is Lion itself! The look is cleaner and softer than older operating systems, there are the multi-touch gestures getting crazy, mission control…the list goes on and on. AirDrop for machine-to-machine syncing? Holy share, Batman!
iTunes got a good makeover too. iTunes in the iCloud means that music purchased on your Mac, iOS or iPad automatically goes to your Mac, iOS or iPad. Another small step for Apple; another giant leap for a cable-free society. A purchase on one machine goes to all of your registered machines. The iTunes Store has added books, although we’ve burned up a lot of time recently on the streaming video. That’s right, live concerts like the iTunes Festival London. You can watch recorded performances or check the schedule and see your favorite act live!
New machines are coming to us amped up with Thunderbolt. “Is it fast?” you ask? How about a full length HD movie transferred in under a minute or a year’s worth of mp3’s in about 10? That fast enough for you?
The hardware world is changing for Apple, too! We’ve been wrapped around the new MacBook Airs and we think it’s love. New Intel processors make them up to 2.5x faster than older Airs. The miraculous Thunderbolt port for supersonic transferring. A built-in light sensor changes the display and keyboard to fit conditions. Doing a little Mac-ing in bed? The keyboard is now also backlit so you can type by candlelight if you want to (we told you it was love). All of this and it’s all done with flash storage. No moving parts or annoying hum. This means that not only can it wait for you in standby for 30 days (though why you would leave this baby alone for a month is beyond us) but also when you return it will leap into your arms in a snap (or a flash if you don’t think it’s too corny).
These are just a few of the changes in the world of Apple. If you’ve been out for a stroll on Dangre West Road in, oh we don’t know, Lhasa, Tibet, in the Himalaya’s, you should stop by and see your friends at Capital Mac. We have a whole lot to talk about.