Thursday, November 29, 2012

More about iTunes 11

Here are a couple of links to early articles about iTunes 11:

iTunes 11 for old fogies

iTunes 11 Walkthrough

Outline of November 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting

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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
This update contains improvements and bug fixes.
Nov 1, 2012
iPhone 5
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2
iPod touch (4th generation)
iPhoto 9.4.2
Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
Nov 1, 2012 - 758.58 MB
OS X Lion 10.7.5 
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later
This update installs the latest software for your Lexmark printer or scanner.
Nov 6, 2012 - 176.60 MB
Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
OS X Lion 10.7 or later
This update installs the latest software for your Canon printer or scanner.
Nov 6, 2012 - 342.52 MB
OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.6.1 or later
OS X Lion or later
This update addresses an issue with Keychain that can affect 2012 Mac systems.
Nov 20, 2012 - 26.65 MB
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2
This update addresses an issue with MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and some Thunderbolt cables that 
may prevent bus-powered Thunderbolt devices from functioning properly.
Nov 27, 2012 - 442 KB
OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later
iTunes 11
With a dramatically simplified player, a completely redesigned Store, and iCloud features you'll 
love—this is the best iTunes yet.
Nov 29, 2012 - OS X (191.08 MB ) Windows (83.01 MB) Windows64 (84.72 MB)
Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store. 
A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what's hot and discover new favorites. 
Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.
Up Next. It's now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they'll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like. 
New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what's playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design. 
Improved search. It's never been easier to find what you're looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you'll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it. 
Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
This update adds RAW image compatibility for cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Nov 29, 2012 - 5.06 MB
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon EOS M
Canon PowerShot G15
Canon PowerShot S110
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Nikon D600
Nikon 1 J2
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ200
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7
Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 

OS X 10.8.2 or later
Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Finding Bargains at the App Stores
The App Stores
Has numerous RSS feeds
OS X 10.6.8 or later, 64-bit
Store news
OS X 10/6 or later
Apps On Sale Lite
OS X 10.6 or later
Apps On Sale
OS X 10.6 or later, $2.99
OS X 10.6 or later
Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, November 25, 2012

NCC-Mac November 2012 Meeting Announcement

By overwhelming popular demand, the next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, November 29, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

Since many Black Friday discounts appear to be in force until the end of the month or even longer, this month's topic is "Finding Bargains at the App Stores."