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Lion Is Out; Don't Upgrade Yet!

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was released today. We advise that you hold off on upgrading your Mac, because some of your software may not work on Lion, plus there are often bugs in the early release that get fixed within a few weeks.

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Backup and Snow Leopard

Back Up Your Mac Today!

We are not trying to make your summer a bummer, but: Your hard drive, which is the part of your computer that stores all of your music, photos, writings, and every other kind of document, is going to die. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow. But it will, someday. And it really could be today or tomorrow. We've seen it happen at the worst moments.

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WWDC Announcements: iCloud

This is the third of 3 newsletters on Apple's announcements at their Worldwide Developer Conference. Read #1 on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and #2 on iOS 5.

Apple has announced iCloud, and we're here to tell you what it does and what it means for you.

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WWDC Announcements: iOS 5

Usually we send only one newsletter a month, but there were so many exciting Apple announcements this week at the Worldwide Developer Conference that this is our second of 3 emails that we'll be sending in a week. Read the first one, all about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" was only one of three exhibits. A major new version of Apple's other operating system, the one which runs iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (and Apple TV) is also soon arriving: iOS 5.

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WWDC Announcements: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

We know many of you have received notices about MobileMe being replaced by iCloud. Don't worry! Nothing is changing yet. We'll explain more about future changes and iCloud in an upcoming newsletter.

Steve Jobs and the executive team at Apple held forth with a mighty slew of announcements yesterday at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference. What can Mac and iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users look forward to in the near future? Well, if you want to soak it up just as the developer masses did on Monday, nuke up some popcorn and treat yourself to the actual keynote itself.

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Mac Malware and Better Passwords

Malware: Recently malware struck Mac users on a wider scale than ever before. Malware, defined as malicious code and encompassing viruses, trojan horses, and spyware, is something Windows users have been vigilant about for a long time, but has been mostly nonexistent on the Mac.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Did you know you can be much more productive by using keyboard commands instead of moving the mouse? Each time you take your hands off the keyboard, even if it's just to move to the mouse, it slows you down. 

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Spring E-Waste Recycling Events

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding more e-waste recycling events in April and May. In all 5 boroughs, this time!

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Hold Off on OS X 10.6.7 Upgrade

While our usual advice is to install Apple updates when they are offered, it appears that Mac OS X 10.6.7 update has caused problems for a few users, particularly users of the newer MacBook Air computers.

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New iPad, MobileMe Upgrade

The New iPad: We just got our new iPad 2, along with the magical magnetized cover. Our first impressions: While it's definitely thinner and lighter than the original iPad (plus it has the 2 cameras), this model isn't revolutionary.

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