18 Mar 2012
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News: Mountain Lion developer preview 2, Apple TV teardown, ripping Blu Ray on the Mac, and more!

By Benny Ling

Over the weekend Apple released the second developer preview of Mountain Lion. The latest developer preview contains a few new additions, namely new notifications from Twitter in Notification Center, iCloud tab syncing in Safari and requesting access to contacts. Mountain Lion aims to bring even more iOS features back to the Mac, and is slated to be released sometime later this year.

The new Apple TV has been taken apart, which has revealed details about the internals of the latest 1080p-compatible accessory. Besides sporting a unique single-gore A5 processor, there's the same amount of flash memory as the previous model (8GB), but what's more interesting is that the new Apple TV has double the RAM of its predecessor, with 512MB on board the new Apple TV over the previous generation's 256MB.  

Mac AppStorm has an article on ripping Blu-Ray discs on the Mac, which presents a few challenges: no Macs come with out-of-the-box support for Blu Ray media, even though software is readily available to handle the reading and writing process.

Apple also released the first beta of OS X 10.7.4 to developers. It looks as though Apple are continuing their efforts on iCloud, with developers asked to focus on Address Book, graphics, iCal, Mail, and printing.

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