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by George Heymann

The Humble Indie Bundle 4: $100 retail value game bundle for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, You set the price.

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

Looking for a great deal for the gamer on your holiday list? Then you need to check out www.humblebundle.com. The bundle includes seven new cross-platform DRM-free games for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows a $100 retail value and you get to set the price.

Let me explain how the Humble Indie Bundle works, Initially the bundle includes five games, Super Meat Boy, Shank, Jamestown, Bit.Trip Runner and Nightsky. Pay what you think is fair, if you pay more than the average price for the bundle, $5.30 as of the writing you will receive Cave Story+ and Gratuitous Space Battles for a total of severn games.

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Mac OS X Lion available today from the Mac App Store

by Anna Schmidt

Technology Market 

Apple today announced that Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system with more than 250 new features, is available today as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99.

Some of the features in Lion include: new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, a  place to find and explore great software, built right into the OS; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app.

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Mac OS X Lion touting 250 new features available in July from Mac App Store for $29.99

Among the many announcements coming out of the Word Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco was the latest version of the Mac desktop OS, Mac OS X Lion touting 250 new features.

Some of the key features include a Mac App Store, Multi-Touch gestures, Full-Screen Applications, Twitter Integration, Launchpad and Mission Control, a custom dashboard.

Other highlighted features in Lion include:

  • Resume, which conveniently brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app
  • Auto Save, which automatically and continuously saves your documents as you work
  • Versions, which autoResume, which conveniently brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app; automatically records the history of your document as you create it, and gives you an easy way to browse, revert and even copy and paste from previous versions
  • AirDrop, which finds nearby Macs and automatically sets up a peer-to-peer wireless connection to make transferring files quick and easy.

Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM. The Lion upgrade can be installed across all your authorized personal Macs.

Source: Apple, Inc. 

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Google cloud print beta being rolled out in the U.S.

by George Heymann

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Google is rolling out a feature that allows users to connect their printer with Google cloud services and enable printing from an iPhone, Android or desktop browser without installing any drivers.

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iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10 10.6.5 expected today, iOS 4.2 on Friday.

According to a recent report by MacStories, Apple is set to release an update to iTunes and OS X today and the long-awaited update for the iPad and other iOS devices to V4.2 on Friday. Let’s  hope their AT&T sources are correct, personally I can’t wait to take my iPad to the next level 😉 .

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Microsoft offers alternative to pricey Office Suite [update]

Back in April, I wrote about free open source software alternatives to expensive retail software. One of the packages featured was Open Office . Open Office is an excellent, fully functional free Microsoft Office Suite replacement.

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RocketDock application launcher for Windows:

RocketDock is a program launcher that lets you organize your favorite applications by dropping their shortcuts onto a “dock”. The dock is hybrid floating launcher/task bar. The highly configurable and nicely animated dock presents a clean interface that is preferable to “hunting and clicking” desktop shortcuts or having to navigate through menus and sub-menus to launch an application.

If you work on a mac at all you’ll recognize the bar as it works similarly to the application launcher in OSX.

See how it works here:

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