Intuit Updates Quicken for OS X Lion

So here’s good news and bad news for Quicken users. For those on OS X 10.7 Lion, there is now an update of personal finance management app Quicken that works with Apple’s latest version of OS X. But you’ll be getting the same old app written for PPC from 2007.

Intuit has just released Quicken 2007 for Mac OS X Lion. Image from Intuit website.

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Expect Thinner Keyboards on 15- and 17-inch Macbooks

Apple wants to put laptops with thinner keyboards in your hands. A patent application dug up by Apple Insider points to plans by Apple to make keyboards as thin as .02 mm. These keyboards would be thinner, lighter, and more quiet than keyboards being manufactured today.

The patent says the new keyboards could be made of glass, wood, stone, or, believe it or not, polished meteorite (material that’s, you know, out of this world).

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

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Talking about the 15- and 17-inch Macbook Airs with Retina Displays and Ivy Bridge

Macbooks with Ivy Bridge processors which is almost sure to arrive. Ivy Bridge CPUs from Intel should boost performance and graphics capability on the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. And because it is more energy efficient, it should also be able to give Macbooks better battery life.

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

All sorts of news and rumors surround an expected Macbook refresh. Will retina displays be among the coming features?

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Download the Latest Firefox for Mac OS X

Here’s a bit of breaking news: Mozilla Firefox 10 is out.

Breaking news: Mozilla Firefox 10 for Mac OS X, Windows, and Android is available for download.

Head on to Mozilla’s download page for the latest Firefox web browser for Mac OS X: Download page for Firefox for Mac OS X

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Ivy Bridge Macbooks Could Have Triple Display Functionality

Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors could bring triple display support to coming Macbook Airs and Macbook Pros.

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Top Three Free Epub Readers for Mac OS X

Well I’ve written and ranted before about free epub readers for Mac OS X. There are few such apps and those that are available seem to me to be limited as ebook readers. While I’d love to repeat and expound on my complaints, right now, I’d like to present you with a small list of epub readers I’ve found for Mac OS X.

Those looking for an epub reader for Mac OS X might want to try one of the free apps mentioned below.

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Macbook Air, Pro with Ivy Bridge and “Retina” Display Coming Soon

Not only are coming Macbooks expected to get significant performance boosts from CPU and SSD upgrades, higher resolution screens with “Retina” display are also expected to make its debut to Apple notebooks.

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution Retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

Websites such as Macrumors are citing Digitimes as the source of reports that Apple supply chain partners “would double the resolution of the Macbook Pro to 2880×1800 pixels.” Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have been boasting of Retina displays that “pack four times the number of pixels into the same size screen” as previous models. The rumored iPad 3 could also get a boost to its screen resolution.

What are the possibilities of seeing Ivy Bridge Macbook Pros and Macbook Airs with Retina displays?

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Get Ready for a 15-inch Macbook Air with Ivy Bridge

It’s not just updates for the iPhone and the iPad that are getting attention lately. Technology sites have been abuzz with the possible launch of a Macbook Air with a whopping 15-inch screen. New processors with Ivy Bridge processors are also to make an appearance on the next-generation Macbook Air.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

Right now, Macbook Air line includes an 11-inch and a 13-inch models; 15-inch screens are only available on Macbook Pros.

As for CPUs, the current Macbook Air’s Sandy Bridge processor from Intel provides great performance while being a great energy saver. But Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor promises to be both faster and smaller than Sandy Bridge. Intel is also touting Ivy Bridge’s graphics and multimedia performance.

So what other features and components can we expect to find on the coming Macbook Air? Read more after the jump.

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How to Play Angry Birds for Free on Mac OSX

Just in case you haven’t  had enough of Angry Birds. Did you know that there’s a way to play Angry Birds for free on Mac OSX?

Angry Birds costs USD 0.99 on the iOS App Store on the iPhone or iPod Touch. For the Mac, you can get Angry Birds on the App Store for USD 4.99. But you can also play the addictive game on the Mac. It’s free and, for the record, it’s perfectly legal.

You can play Angry Birds for free on Mac OSX.

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Macbooks with Intel’s Ivy Bridge Could Be out April 8, 2012 -Rumor

Rumor has it that Macbooks equipped with Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors could be out by April 8. Reports from various sources point to Digitimes as the source for a possible release date for Intel’s next generation CPUs using the Ivy Bridge architecture.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

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