Precursor Precis Newsletter
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In this issue:
1 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
2 New MacBook Air
3 Office 2011
4 Acrobat X
5 Narvey to attend MacTech Conference

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Mac OS X LionHaving its first $20 billion quarter is no time to rest on its laurels so 2 days after announcing these record-breaking results Steve Jobs took the stage to reveal Apple's next big operating System: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Lion will gain from Apple's innovation with the iOS and offer Multitouch, a new Mac App Store, LaunchPad (like an iPhone home screen), Auto-Save, and Mission Control will now integrate Expose, Full Screen Apps, Dashboard, and Spaces. Lion will arrive in Summer 2011. FaceBook for iMac is available in beta right now. And the App Store for Mac should be online within 90 days.

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New MacBook Air

MacBook AirAlong with Mac OS X Lion, Apple took the wraps off two terrific new MacBook Air computers at the Back to the Mac event today. The new MacBook Air (11.6" and 13.3" are inspired by iPad technology with built-in Flash storage that offers instant on, 30 day standby time and 2x the speed of a hard drive. Pricing starts at $999 US for the smaller 11.6" model.

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Office 2011

Office 2011It is finally here. On October 26th, Microsoft will begin shipping Office 2011 for Mac. the new version finally does away with Entourage and (for the Business Edition at least) substitutes a new Outlook for Mac with feature set parity with the Windows edition. And the new version of Office for the Mac gets significantly more affordable pricing! The Business Edition is expected to cost $199 US with a two-pack version expected at $289 US.

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Acrobat X

Acrobat XAdobe has announced that Acrobat X Pro will be available within 30 days. The new Acrobat X delivers new guided Actions to simplify multi-step document preparation and publishing processes and completely new customization capabilities in PDF Portfolios unify multiple file types into a compelling presentation. Acrobat Reader X will finally have the ability to do commenting. Acrobat X Pro is expected to cost $449 US with upgrades expected at $199 US.

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Narvey to attend MacTech Conference

MacTech ConferenceIn early November, Precursor founder Alex Narvey will be attending MacTech Conference 2010 in Los Angeles. "The whole idea of the MacTech Conference is to allow members of the Apple community to meet and exchange ideas," said Edward Marczak, Conference Chair and Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine. "This will be spurred on by presentations from some of the best and well-known experts in the community."

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