On Tuesday Synology released DiskStation Manager 5.2, a significant update to the software that runs on all the NAS units the company makes. Updates include tighter integration between Synology's private cloud and public cloud services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive; significant enhancements to Synology's Note Station, Audio Station and File Station; and a brand new virtualization environment called Docker.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.04 Monday. The update adds RAW image support to Yosemite for 18 new cameras from Canon, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Pentax.
If taking your iPhone out of your pocket to make an Apple Store purchase is just too much work, Apple has you covered with a new Apple Store app update. The update added support for Apple Watch so you can check up on your orders and more from your wrist.
One of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray orders we placed here at TMO via Apple Pay didn't see a credit card charge until Wednesday (yesterday), and didn't get a shipment notification until Thursday (today), but is still on track for a Friday, 4/24 delivery. Good news is coming in for many folks who placed early pre-orders on Apple Watches, it seems.
Apple updated Keynote for iOS to version 2.5.3 Tuesday. The update includes support for the "Keynote Remote Apple Watch" app. That app will allow users to control Keynote presentations directly from their Apple Watch.
Some Apple Watch orders have shifted from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment." TMO readers have also reported that their credit cards are being charged. Both suggest Apple will have some Apple Watch shipments delivered on April 24th, as promised.
Apple announced a new MacBook during the "Spring Forward" event in March. Think you're getting your skipping out of an Apple Store with one on April 24th? Not so fast, pal. Apple's telling everyone to try their luck online, including resellers and even their own retail customers.
Kelly recently gave some suggestions for how to manage your iOS devices without using iTunes. Hopefully you enjoyed that time together, since it appears the iOS 8.3 update blocks some of the access that was available in 8.2.
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch, the venerable Mac gets a shoutout, too: Apple's new MacBook is also available. The Apple Store is showing shipping times of 1-3 days for most models, but the 512GB Gold model has a shipping time of 3-4 weeks as of this writing.
It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.
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