IT World has posted some tips to help you with OS X Lion. Some of these modify filesystem settings so do them at your own risk. Hopefully some of these turn out to be useful. I’m still trying to get used to everything, such as not ending up in dashboard all the time, but I do dig how safari changes pages etc.
Either they had a hardware failure that requires 7 hours of downtime, or Apple decided to bring the iTunes Connect system down for 7 hours in preparation for OS X 10.7 Lion’s release.
“iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.
During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not make price changes during this time.
Lastly, customers may not be able to purchase apps in the Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan or Norway storefronts during the scheduled maintenance.
The App Store team”
It’s always fun to know people who work at Apple stores. It looks like a visual refresh is schedule for Wednesday July 13th into July 14th with employees being asked to work overnight to carry out the task. What is not know at this time is whether any hardware refreshes will come the same day, but it looks for certain that Lion will arrive on the 14th of July. If you’re worried about your broadband data caps you can drop by any Apple store and download the update over their WiFi. If the store is crowded hopefully there’s somewhere nearby to do your business, otherwise doing it at home will have to do.
Update: The real story it seems was the device ID’s turned out to be iPhone device id’s possibly unlocked iphones!
Chronicwire over at Twitter has put out that Apple may release a SandyBridge based MacBook Air this June 15th 2011. There have been rumors picking up over the last few days about this from the usual sources. This new MacBook Air may contain along with the usual new ThunderBolt port, but SATA 6G performing SSD’s. It will also come with a free upgrade to Lion as with any other Mac’s being sold after the WWDC announcement. Suspect it will be an i3, with BTO to i5 or i7 processors, 4G of memory standard, and may start with a 240/256G SSD. The long shot would be a Tri Gate 22nm processor which Intel may or may not be producing in quantity, but Apple has a record for being the first to out new tech from Intel.
Apple has just announced that OS X 10.7 Lion will be available in July for 29.99 price and you can upgrade through the Mac App Store. It’s is a 4Gb download and for just 29.99 you can upgrade all Mac’s associated with the account.