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Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Does Mountain Lion Fulfill The Promise Of Lion?

Gene Steinberg, TechNightOwl
For the most part, Mountain Lion appears to be a credible and compelling upgrade. It's good to see the enhanced security and direct support for social networking. For any Lion user that has a compatible Mac, I don't see any significant downsides. And, assuming the final release is stable and snappy, the $19.99 purchase price would seem to make it an upgrade that vindicates the promise of Lion and makes OS X a lot more useful.
And I don't think Apple is done yet with Mac OS X.

The Unedited Q&A: Apple Retail Employees Respond To NYT’s Profile, Share Life From Inside The Apple Store

Mark Gurman, 9 To 5 Mac

How To Choose A To-do Manager

David Sparks, Macworld
I recommend you pick a task system as sophisticated as you need it to be, but not one bit more complex than that. It is just too easy to spend hours getting your to-do list just so and not actually accomplishing any of the tasks on it. If a task management system is too distracting or fiddly, find something else. After all, the goal of task management is to complete, not manage, tasks.
I use OmniOutliner for my To-do lists.

Apple V. Motorola And The Meaning Of "Goodwill"

Rebecca Tushnet

Bardowl iPhone App Wants To Be 'Spotify For Audiobooks'

Stuart Dredge, The Guardian
British startup Bardowl is pitching itself as a "Spotify for audiobooks", aiming to disrupt the business of Audible, which has built its business around selling audiobook downloads.

Daily iPhone App: Ocarina 2 Makes For More Virtual Tunes

Mike Schramm, TUAW

New Airport Express A Tiny Wi-Fi Base Station Powerhouse

Glenn Fleishman, Macworld
The quibbles about USB and ethernet are relatively minor compared to the features available in this mighty mite. For the money, the Express makes an effective base station for modestly sized apartments or homes, or where access is only needed in a few adjacent rooms in an office. This sleek model is the right choice for many, and at $80 less than the AirPort Extreme, a prudent one as well.

Photos To Movies: How To Transform Images Into A Motion Picture

Jeff Carlson, Macworld

iTunes Tip: Add Custom Genres To iTunes

Kirk McElhearn, Kirkville

Problems Reported Mounting USB 3.0 External Drives On New MacBooks

David Morgenstern, ZDNet
If iPhoto and Aperture can share a single photo library, surely iPhotos on different computers can also share a single photo library, right?