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The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

Today's Daily Slash comes in a bit earlier in the day than usual because we've got a whole wild batch of updates for you and it's a bit of a mid-week roundup as well. You've got to get in on all these updates - there's so many of them you're gonna want to spit! For starters, we've got one gigantic giveaway of tablets and another where you can get a free Spotify invite with no more work done on your part than submitting your email! Then there's a mad magic release of Apple products galore today!

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OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

Apple's OS X Lion allows users to boot and restore their broken computers from the web, with a new tool called Lion Recovery. The system usually boots from your notebook or desktop's hard-drive, triggered by holding down Command-R during startup, but if your disk is corrupted or you've loaded a new disk without a OS X installed, you can also do the same thing from a version of the OS on Apple's own servers.

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White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

Apple has quietly retired its white plastic MacBook, with the company's Mac range now consisting solely of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks along with the Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro desktops. The MacBook - which had stuck around as a perennial student favorite - had not been refreshed since March 2011, and the consensus was that Apple would likely replace it with the basic 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

 

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Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple has updated its MacBook Air ultraportable, bringing the notebook range up to date with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge processors, as well as the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity already seen on the MacBook Pro and iMac. Running OS X Lion, the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch Airs keep the slick unibody styling of their predecessors but throws in a backlit keyboard.

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Apple Store goes down: MacBook Air and more incoming!

Apple Store goes down: MacBook Air and more incoming!

The Apple Store has been taken down, signaling that the company's web-elves are readying new product listings. Top of the list of expected additions to the store this morning is a new range of MacBook Air ultraportables, details for which leaked earlier this morning. However, Mac OS X Lion is also being released today.

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Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Details of Apple's much-rumored MacBook Air refresh, expected to be officially revealed later today, have leaked, giving us a sneak preview of what's happening with the slimline ultraportable. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air will kick off with a 1.6GHz Intel Sandy Bridge processor, so 9 to 5 Mac's source tells them, paired with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. The more expensive standard configuration will stick with the same CPU but double the RAM and storage to 4GB and 128GB respectively.

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Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

It's official, Apple's OS X Lion and revamped MacBook Airs will indeed be hitting stores this week---tomorrow, to be exact. During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, Apple Chief Operating officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that OS X Lion will be available on the Mac App Store starting this Wednesday and that revamped MacBook Airs will be arriving at the same time with OS X Lion pre-installed.

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OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

Apple's release of OS X Lion, along with the new MacBook Air ultraportables, is being tipped for Wednesday morning this week, with multiple sources claiming the company's retail stores will ready their new displays and demo areas overnight on Tuesday, July 19. The new Air range was initially expected to be launched last week, but Apple is believed to have delayed the release at the final moment.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Launch Late Next Week

Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Launch Late Next Week

Apple's revamped flagship ultraportable notebooks, the MacBook Airs, were rumored to hit Apple Stores today. But that has happened yet and insider sources reveal that it won't happen tomorrow either. Rumors for a launch today are apparently off by a week. Sources now claim that the new MacBook Airs are set to arrive next Thursday or Friday.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs to Boost RAM and SSD Specs

Apple’s New MacBook Airs to Boost RAM and SSD Specs

Apple's revamped MacBook Airs will not only be getting the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips along with the new Thunderbolt connector port, but may also be getting spec boosts in RAM and SSD. The flagship ultraportable notebook was speculated for a launch today alongside OS X Lion, but that has yet to happen, which now supports rumors for a launch next week.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

New MacBook Airs are set to hit Apple Stores any day now. Preloaded with OS X Lion, the revamped ultraportable notebooks will feature the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and the new 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But new reports suggest that's not all. This latest edition of the MacBook Air will also include the return of a backlit keyboard.

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Mac Pro and MacBook Air with OS X Lion Launching This Week

Mac Pro and MacBook Air with OS X Lion Launching This Week

Oh my goodness oh my goodness, time for some operating system update goodness, right inside the machines we're about to own. That's right, a source by the name of Mr.X has been speaking with our good pals at 9to5Mac and they've got a few words to say about some new models being shipped to Apple stores around the nation. These upgrades include what appears to be four new MacBook Air models and Mac Pros - that's the tower model, if you've not been keeping up with such things, all of these containing the soon to revolutionize the market desktop OS known as OS X Lion!

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