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El Capitán del Capitán

The newest version of Apple OS X is now available for developers to preview and will be available to the general public in the fall. As co-owner and Apple specialist at Geek Easy, I couldn’t resist writing on some of the up and coming features just to name this blog post the equivalent of “The captain on the captain.”

If you haven’t read anything about the new version of Mac OS, the name comes from a vertical rock formation inside Yosemite National Park. Apple’s announcement at their annual developer conference outright stated that the operating system update is a set of refinements to 10.10 Yosemite that was released last October.

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Geek Easy Computers 2012 – Year in Review

It’s 2013!  Happy New Year!  Where did 2012 go and doesn’t it seem like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2012? Well you know the old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun!”.  2012 has been a wild ride for us here at Geek Easy Computers, but overall it’s been a fun and exciting trip!

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Death of the Desktop Operating System: A Glimpse into The Future

The Death of the Desktop Operating System is something you might hear geeks whispering about in corners, arguing frantically over the benefits of a streamlined, cloud-based, iPhonesque system versus the power and capabilities of the clunky-yet-hearty desktop. It’s chatter on forums and other social media. It’s even been the subject of a whole lot of blog posts in the past year (Meta much?). With Apple’s Mountain Lion merging another step closer to iOS and Microsoft’s Windows 8 launching tomorrow looking like a squarer version of Milton Bradley’s Simon, what does the future look like for the desktop OS and computing in general?
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Tablets… the new PC?

Unless you’ve literally been under a rock these last couple years, you know that the iPad is the hottest selling computing device on the market.  Ultra portable touch screen thats super easy to use, crazy long battery life, and tons of cool and useful apps in the App Store.  Its easy to see how the iPad has created the frenzy it has.  It is also easy to predict the next phase… competition.

Apple has a well established reputation for creating products that inspire fierce loyalty from its users.  The iPad is near perfect, and the iPad 2 is even closer.  It’s going to be hard for any manufacturer to top that act.  Here’s a few of the better attempts:

  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer – Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 10.1-inch capacitive display at 1280×800, full-size keyboard dock, card reader, HDMI-out, rear-facing camera, front-facing camera.  Asus has been making good netbooks for awhile now and this tablet dosent lower their grade.  One of the best Android tablets available.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Android 3.0, 1GHz dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 10.1-inch capacitive screen at 1280×800 (WXGA), 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G.  This is the one to watch!  Arguably the best Android tablet currently.
  • Motorola X00m – Android 3.0, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB Flash storage, 10.1-inch capacitive LCD at 1280×800, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 3G, 730g.  A second generation Android tablet that looks very exciting!
  • Blackberry Playbook – BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX), 1GHz Cortex A9 dual core CPU, 1GB RAM, 7-inch capacitive LCD at 1024×600, 3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear-facing camera, 400g.  The only non-Android tablet in the “one to watch” category, the Playbook promises a lot of future potential.

As you can see, the iPad cant be content to rest on its laurels.  It may hold the crown for right now, but the contenders are hot on its tail and ready to snatch the lead!  Definitely a race we are going to watch closely!

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…the Lion sleeps no more!

MAC OS X Lion has arrived!  The much ballyhooed upgrade to Snow Leopard has hit the Apple app store.  So far the reviews are very favorable.  The new features are welcomed by the majority of Apple crowd with much enthusiasm.  There is some contention that Lion has “borrowed” too many items from its “little brother” iOS.

Below are a few features that look like they were pulled straight from iOS:

Multi-touch Gestures – so far this seems to be a love/hate situation with the majority of Mac users.  Some call it counter intuitive while others praise its ease of use.  You can swipe between desktops, go back and forth in Safari, and to an extent Mission control.  Is the mouse finally dead for Macbook/Mac Air users?

Multiple home screens – more than just a re-hash of Spaces, you can easily go back and forth between your active applications with a swipe.

Mail UI – looks like a carbon copy of the Mail app on the iPad.  Meaning it has all of the goodness from that application as well.  Easy set-up, side by side interface… one of the best mail interfaces out there.

Full screen apps – self explanatory but cool nonetheless!

Have you tried Lion yet?  Let us know what you think!

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