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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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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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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

Battle of the social networks kicked off this week with Facebook announcing group chat support, a new design, and a video calling feature developed in partnership with Skype. However, the Google+ Hangouts group video chat feature still has Facebook beat although we won't know how real adoption of Google's social platform will be until it opens to the public sometime around July 31st. Continue after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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OS X Lion and MacBook Air refresh July 14 as Apple staff warned of “overnight” prep sessions

OS X Lion and MacBook Air refresh July 14 as Apple staff warned of “overnight” prep sessions

Mac OS X Lion is looking increasingly likely to see a July 14 release, with new sources suggesting that Apple is warning retail staff to prepare for "overnights" - late shifts where new signage, displays and hardware are readied for the next day - on July 13. According to 9 to 5 Mac's sources, while OS X Lion won't actually be available on shelves (since Apple has decided to distribute it via the Mac App Store) there will be demo Macs upgraded to the OS, as well as the refreshed MacBook Air.

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Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Apple is planning to release updated versions of its Mac mini and Mac Pro desktops in the first week of August, according to the latest leaks, with an update to Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. CNET TV's Brian Tong says his insiders have confirmed that Apple is holding off on the new hardware until Mac OS X Lion is ready, with both the Mac mini and Mac pro being preloaded with the updated OS.

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Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple likes to differentiate itself from competitors, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Besides a stubborn unwillingness to adopt Flash and HDMI ports, the company also insists on calling its wireless connectivity by the name of AirPort, which can be confusing since it is more commonly known as Wi-Fi. But now, it looks like with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple may be caving into what's popular by dropping the AirPort name.

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Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

The Mac OS X Lion developer beta released last week has turned up what appears to be a new "honeypot" element of Find My Mac, promising basic access to a browser while, in the background, a lost or stolen MacBook can check in its location online. Spotted by MacRumors, the new "Restart to Safari" feature on the lock screen allows users without the password to access the browser only, rather than any files or local apps.

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