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How to: Change the Scrolling Direction in Lion

In Mac OS X Lion, you may notice that when you scroll up or down, using two fingers on the trackpad, the content of the page scrolls up or down, instead of the window around the content. Mac OS X Lion adopted the iOS approach to scrolling, so if you move your fingers up, the page is moved up. In many cases, this is more convenient and more natural, but for some, they may prefer the old way of scrolling instead. I will break down the process of how to change the scrolling. If you are not using a trackpad or Magic Mouse, go to the Mouse options and uncheck “Move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling and navigating”. If you are using a trackpad or Magic Mouse, here is how to do it.

First, click on on the Apple logo on the top left of your screen.

Second, click in System Preferences…

Third, click Trackpad

Fourth, click Scroll & Zoom and uncheck the Scroll direction: natural

There you go. You are now free to scroll however you like.
Feel free to leave comments and suggestions on which way of scrolling you prefer.

Lion to ship mid-July with MacBook Airs and Mac Minis

Sources have said that Apple will ship Mac OS X Lion on July 14th. Apple has completed the main components of their first public release of Mac OS X Lion with the seeding of the Golden Master version of the product to developers. The release will come through the Mac App Store for $29.99. Another way to promote the App Store is by providing the Mac OS X Lion.

Separately, a server version of OS X Lion will be available also through the Mac App Store for $49.99. With the Mac OS X Lion release, the MacBook Air may come with it. This has not been confirmed, but it is a little bit suspicious. Apple has been marketing the MacBook Air alongside with the Mac OS X Lion. Sources have said that this release date can be pushed back at Apple’s own will. One of the reasons that Apple may move the date back is because of last minute bugs. Last year, the iOS 4.2 had last minute bugs and Apple ended up pushing the date back. They seeded multiple Golden Master builds to developers until the software was perfect for its public release. Apple wants everything to be perfect so that they can keep their company in top form.

Sandy Bridge Processors for new MacBook Airs

Intel has a family of processors that are called Sandy Bridge processors. Intel is getting bigger as they produce a new ultra low voltage (ULV) that is a perfect fit for the MacBook Air. CPU World has let a leak of processors as they show a trio of Core i5 and i7 CPU models. These chips are suppose to be faster then the chips currently offered by Intel. These chips would run between 1.4 Ghz and 1.6 Ghz. CPU World says that the new Core i5 2557M will run at 1.7Ghz with the ability to Turbo Boost to 2.7Ghz while the Core i7 2637M and 2677M will run at 1.7Ghz and 1.8Ghz with the ability to run at up to 2.8Ghz and 2.9Ghz.

 

These three new processors will be dual core Hyperthreaded processors. They will include graphic cards that range from 350 MHz to 1.2 Ghz. The reason why these processors are so good for the MacBook Air is the compact fit. These chips will use 17 watts of power between the graphics and the processor which will make them easy to tuck inside the MacBook Air. The date on when these chips will be available is uncertain. They are said to come out later this year, but the actual month and day are not set. Rumors have said that the MacBook Air will get a refresh this summer, which Apple usually does to their line of computers. I can’t wait to see how fast the MacBook Air will be with the Sandy Bridge processors. Can’t wait either? Leave us a comment and we will answer them as soon as we can.

iPhone 5 Specs

Is the new real iPhone 5, or is it just another prototype? Many sources are confirming that the new iPhone 5 will be a completely new re-design unlike the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Sources are saying that the new iPhone 5 will not be anything like the iPhone 4 and is going away from the square shape. Instead, the iPhone 5 is said to look like the 2010 MacBook Air’s design. It is said to look like a “teardrop” going from thicker to thinner from the top to bottom. This is jus a prototype because Apple will surely test many different products before the iPhone 5 hits the market. The design looks like the fourth-generation iPod tough. It is very thin and the display is bigger going from 3.5 inches to 3.7 inches, the pixels are staying the same though.

 

The new home button is like a stretched out circle. On the prototype, it may be a gesture-based home button. That has to be just a little bit cool. Apple is also trying to see if they can hide the earpiece and the sensors behind the screen. That will make the iPhone 5 a little cleaner and a little more like the fourth-generation iPod touch. Keep in mind that this information is exactly true. There will continue to be a lot of new iPhone prototypes. This iPhone 5 is what could be the new iPhone 5, but we will not know until Apple itself introduces the iPhone 5. There will be many new sources that come with different designs and dimensions of the iPhone 5. Stay tuned for more information and we will continue to deliver the news. What do you think of the new iPhone 5? Drop a comment below and let us know.

 

Get ready to meet the new MacBook Pro line!

According to MacRumors, they have a reliable source that informs them that the expected release date for the new MacBook Pro line is February 24, 2011. With the MacBooks being updated with Intel Core i5 and i7 chips last year, it is about time for the MacBook to be more up-to-date with Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors. The new processors should be much faster and require less energy consumption. We are expecting Apple to release five new models. There will be two new 13-inch versions, two new 15-inch versions, and one new 17-inch version. Apple will most likely use the sleek design from the MacBook Air and bring it to the MacBook Pro. There are also many more rumors out there for us to go over.

There have been rumors about Intel having to delay the Sandy Bridge chips, which was true. Can we be sure that the delay affected the new MacBook Pro? No, because we aren’t even a hundred percent sure that the new MacBook Pro will even implement the new Sandy Bridge processors. As for rumors about the design, it sounds completely plausible for the new MacBook Pro to look very similar to the MacBook Air, as the MacBook Air is Apple’s latest model. With Apple changing their website color to a color similar to liquid metal, rumors have it that Apple may use liquid metal instead of aluminum. There are also reports that Apple will use liquid metal in battery cases. Since Apple has received the rights to LiquidMetal patents, it would make sense that Apple would use that technology on their products. Another rumor about the design is that it will be lighter if they use the stronger, lighter, and scratch resistant aluminum material. There are also claims that they will have a longer battery life, which is very likely. Battery life usually last longer then the previous model when Apple comes out with a newer model.

As for price, the prices for the new MacBook Pros are rumored to be:

$1499 — 13 inch

$1199 — 13 inch

$2499 — 17 inch

$2199 — 15 inch

$1799 — 15 inch

The rumors will be put to the test on February 24, 2011. If the MacBook Pro is released on February 24, we will be able to see all the new features of the new MacBook Pro. As a matter of fact, February 24 happens to be Steve Jobs’ birthday, what a coincidence. I am excited to see what Apple has developed this time. It’s time to save up for a new MacBook Pro.

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