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iOS 5 Beta 5 Released to Developers

Here's a roundup of the latest chatter about the pros and cons, improvements and shortcomings of Apple's iOS 5.


Jeff Vogel Revisits Avernum in 'Escape From The Pit'

Spiderweb Software announces Avernum: Escape From the Pit, the next phase in indie coder Jeff Vogel's longstanding Mac and PC fantasy roleplaying series.

Macs Infringe S3 Patents, Could Face U.S. Import Ban

A trade agency judge has ruled that some Macs infringe patents held by S3 Graphics and could be barred from the U.S., according to a decision made public Wednesday.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Expected Next Week

Several reports say Apple is close to releasing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, possibly followed shortly by a refreshed MacBook Air.


Post-MacDefender, Linux Looks Better Than Ever

Now that 'security through obscurity' has failed, Linux's openness and diversity make it an especially compelling choice.

Apple Gets Chintzy With Back-to-School 'Deal'

This year's promotion offers only a gift card for apps with purchase of certain Macs, instead of pushing iPods as in the past.


Apple's Lion isn't for Everybody

The refreshed Mac OS X will become available next month, but not all customers will be able to take advantage of its features.


Upcoming MacBook Air Refresh Should Be First ‘Ultrabook’

The rumored MacBook Air update should be the first Ultrabook to market and become the new “it” device for the executive crowd that has to have the latest tech toys.

Say Goodbye to Google Search Portals for Linux, Mac and More

Numerous vertical search tools have been deactivated without notice, drawing ire from dedicated users.

Plan Now For Apple Lion's Arrival

Whether the new OS is encouraged or forbidden, Mac-friendly businesses need to have a policy in place well before Lion arrives in the Mac App Store.