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News: pushing iCloud to MobileMe users, Tim Cook named in TIME list, PCIe SSD, and more!

Apple wants MobileMe users to make the jump to iCloud, and they're sending out free Snow Leopard DVDs to ease the transition to OS X Lion. Users who haven't yet made the switch to iCloud have been emailed instructions detailing a three step process to receive their free DVD, which will be mailed to them completely free of charge. The process to upgrade to Lion is also detailed in the email as if users are currently running Leopard, as the instructions tells users to install Snow Leopard first, upgrade to the latest version, and then install Lion from the Mac App Store. Tim Cook has made the list of TIME's 2012 list of the world's most influential people. Al Gore was the one who wrote the story on Tim Cook for TIME, and the former US Vice President had nothing but praise for Cook, saying that "Cook knows his commitment to excellence is inseparable from the incredible ensemble he leads at Apple".  


Apple has seeded the third developer preview of Mountain Lion to developers. New features haven't been discovered in build 12A178q as yet, but the Apple release notes for the build list a few known issues, accompanied with the usual advisory from Apple that you should not use this operating system in a commercial operating environment.


The first Mac-bootable PCIe SSD has been released by OWC, and the Mercury Accelsior comes in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, or 960GB capacities. 


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