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Articles tagged with: productivity

Mac OS X Developer Preview Update, Available

Apple has recently released another software update under the name Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview. The update is suggested for all users currently running Developer Preview 4 and represents the first update to the software platform, interestingly, not referred to as Developer Preview 5.

The update will focus on bug fixes, and will include a restyled login screen, displaying the Apple logo over the linen-looking wallpaper that has previously been seen on Lion. The version of the login screen was briefly shown at WWDC 2011 when Phil Schiller logged into OS X.

Computers The Size Of Routers: Syx Venture M220

The Syx Venture M220 desktop PC is ideal for those who need a rock solid computer, but don’t want a huge tower at (or under) their desk. I feel that mini PCs are underrated, simply due to their novel presence on the computing market.

Rest assured, however, that the M220 is no lightweight. The computer ships with 2GB of RAM but can support as much as 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and six USB 2.0 ports to ensure that all your peripherals stay connected.

250 Features In OS X Lion, All For $30

Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the low-down on Apple’s new OS X Lion. For $30, you can grab the latest version of the Apple desktop and/or laptop software for your Apple machine.

OS X comes with over 250 new features and 3,000 new APIs. Apple claims that users will see iPad influence in ‘many places’. A cool new feature that OS X has is the ability to have any application run in full screen. An app called Mission Control allows you to easily see all your open apps to get a good idea of what you’re working with.

Company Ban On Facebook?

Jason from Technoodling believes that although Facebook can prove to be a distraction for some, it can also serve as a powerful communications tool.

He believes that Facebook should be allowed in companies because a) employees need to feel that their employers trust them and b) Facebook can be used professionally to communicate with others and monitor a company’s brand or a product’s reputation.

VIA Releases First QuadCore Chip

While Intel and AMD dominate the majority of the computer processing market, VIA is still a key player in the system. VIA chips are typically used on smaller, lower cost devices where either budget or power concerns are key issues. The newest VIA chip is the world’s lowest power quad-core x86 processor and is named QuadCore. The brand new chip will be arriving in June of this year and will be a very efficient muti-core architecture chip that provides multi-threaded performance.

New Eee Box Require 70% Less Energy

Asus launched its first AMD Fusion Eee boxes earlier this year at Cebit 2011, the Eee Box EB1020 and EB1021 and no, they are not routers! Both computers feature the same pre-optical drive but the EB1020 has an Ontario C-50 processor while the EB1021 has a Zacate E-350 processor. The AMD C-50 model is a 1GHz dual-core processor, has AMD’s Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB of storage space (running at 5400 RPM) and USB 2.0.

Ubuntu’s Natty Narwhal Released!

Every six months, Ubuntu releases the next generation of their popular Linux distribution. Today marks the six month event of Ubuntu’s last release, with the new 11.04 version, dubbed Natty Narwhal. While the name sounds a bit goofy, consumers will be happy that this free operating system is packed with thousands of package updates. First of the many updates, and probably the first thing you’ll notice when you boot up the computer is that you’ll be taken to the Unity desktop, by default.

Adobe Color Lava, Eazel, And Nav For Designing Everywhere!

There are a few applications that were written for the iPad by Adobe to showcase the capabilities of the iPad as a creation tool. The first of these applications is called Color Lava, which is available for $3 and is a color-mixing and color scheme creator. The interface is aesthetically pleasing and user friendly, arguably the two most important features of any application. In the top left corner of the screen you will find a well filled with water that is available to clean your digital brush. Below the water well are circular color wells, a mixing area in the middle and give empty color swatches on the right. You can paint from scratch or paint of a photo from iPad’s Photo library. After you’ve created your five swatches, you can send them to Photoshop’s Swatch panel or e-mail your paint swatches to your client, if you have one.