Not bad. Gruber does a marvellous job of going over all the features. Weighing in at 198 MB, iTunes 11 is available from your Software update (Mountain Lion) now.
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Magican is a free doctor for your Mac that helps clean away all the crud that might be slowing down your Mac. With features like a malware scanner, duplicate file finder and a rather handy fan controller, Magician has one more trick up it’s sleeves. It comes at the low price of being free.
We have a love affair with voice recognition here and especially DragonDictate. For a program which marvels at taking the spoken work and converting it to text theres an equal amount of joy and frustration. In short it’s too damn easy to loose work with a click of a button, here’s a sunday afternoon story for you.
To quote the Darymple.. “yup”
The Mac Beta client is available immediately for all Guild Wars 2 players. It shares the same features and connects to the same live game servers as the PC client. Anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2 can now play it on both PC and Mac. All you need is an active Guild Wars 2 account to download the Mac Beta client. Source : Guild Wars 2
Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac is packed with more valuable and productive new features than ever before including the Audio Transcription feature. Dragon Dictate 3 can transcribe your audio notes and magically coverts that into text for you. As part of our a week of articles on Dragon Dictate 3 lets see how the Transcription (previously known as MacSpeech Scribe) performs and we ask just how accurate is it?
Dragon Dictate has been developed to be even easier to use, to help users unleash their creativity and boost their productivity, whether they’re using Dragon for business or pleasure, and whether they’re new to Dragon or not. Highlights of the new version include:
Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. and if notification centre hasn’t informed you it’s there, load up the App Store and check for updates. A manual update package is also available.
Todays neat program comes from Get iPlayer Automator that let’s you download any TV or Radio show over on the BBC iPlayer, 4od or iTV players, rather than dealing with a limited time to view and watch. Once a show is downloaded a nice thumbnail is created and the show put into your iTunes library. Version 1.8.1 Has been released. See the Updated UI at the bottom at this post.
Another neat feature of Mountain Lion is the ability to keep your text documents in iCloud. This seems to be a trend now with ML overall, there’s no real big killer feature but lot’s of little handy things that make sense. I’m not on iOS6 yet but i’d bet they synch up nicely. Handy.. very handy.
Dictation and speech is one of the key features for Mountain Lion. Don’t expect Siri like searching functionality but more a handy feature to get down ideas with a double tap of your shortcut key. It might be basic but being able to dictate anywhere is handy and much easier than the Dragon Express “send too method”
It might not make the release date for Mountain Lion but Facebook integration is coming whether or not we like it. So what will it look like? Have a look at our gallery from the Mountain Lion Developer 4 preview.
2 malware alerts on the Mac in as many weeks, this the start of the end for the safety concious apple system or just an oversight of Apple not patching their Java machines. Here’s some simple instructions to check for and remove SabPab (SubPab, PubSab)
Hot off the heels of the Flashback malware, Sophos has announced the discovery of a new Mac OSX Trojan, Sabpab, which uses the same Java vulnerability Flashback used, and just like Flashback, doesn’t need or require any user interaction to be installed.
It is fair to say I’m a huge fan of speech recognition software especially when it works. The sheer amount of time and effort that can be saved with a decent bit of voice recognition kit is unbelievable. As a fan of Dragon Dictate for the Mac platform I’ve been waiting for ages to get my chance to review Dragon Express and finally that day has come.
Is the App store offering, retailing at half the price of its bigger brother, actually any good? We put Dragon Express for the Mac through some rather tough tests and see how well it intergrates with the daily routine. During the testing period we went between singing the praises of the Dragon Express to sheer and utter frustration