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1:15 PM ET, February 27, 2011

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple adds SSD TRIM support to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion beta  —  Apple has added limited TRIM support to the latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which should enhance the long term performance of Solid State Drives.  —  While Apple has already started incorporating SSDs into its Macs …
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Lion's ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs  —  This new feature in Mac OS X 10.7, discovered by reader Mime454, really wows us.  It's called ‘Signature Capture’ and it allows you to write your signature with a black pen on a piece of paper …
Discussion: MacStories
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple has added a new option in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to simplify the process of switching from a Windows PC to a Mac via network import of old files.  —  Apple has historically helped Mac users to upgrade to a new machine via FireWire Target Disk Mode, which converts their old Mac into a hard drive …
Discussion: Examiner, MacStories and AllNewsMac
AppleInsider:
Mac OS X Lion drops Front Row, Java runtime, Rosetta  —  The latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion excludes support for Rosetta (used to run PowerPC code on Intel Macs), Front Row, and Oracle's Java runtime, although Apple includes a mechanism to automatically download an updated Java runtime for Lion.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Lion: New window controls & gestures  —  Apple is finally letting go of old windowing conventions that date back to the original Macintosh, allowing users in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to fluidly interact with windows any way they like.  —  Back in 1984, Apple had to bundle new Macs with instructions on how to use a mouse.
Discussion: MacRumors
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion  —  Apple has been really thinking about their content creation strategy in Mac OS X and has lead the industry with applications like Garageband and iMovie.  With 10.7 Lion Apple has moved to some new consumer content creation and that is podcasts.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
I Disagree with Fred; Marketing is for Companies that Have Great Products  —  One of the people I admire and respect most in the technology, startup world is Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson.  A little more than a year ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Fred in his New York offices …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Research teases Windows Phones controlling Surfaces and crazy desktop UIs  —  Hey, look, at this point, we just want ourselves some good, old-fashioned copy and paste — but we'll give Microsoft some credit for looking a year (or two, or ten) beyond that watermark at what could be coming …
Eva Galperin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Over 40,000 Does Dismissed In Copyright Troll Cases  —  These have been some eventful weeks in the world of copyright trolling.  Thousands of unnamed “John Does” in P2P file sharing lawsuits filed in California, Washington DC, Texas, and West Virginia have been severed, effectively dismissing over 40,000 defendants.
Discussion: XBIZ Newswire, Techdirt and AVN
Tyler / BlackBerry Developer's Blog:
Thanks for the Open Letter to RIM Developer Relations  —  Hi everyone: I'm Tyler Lessard from RIM.  I head up our BlackBerry Developer Relations and Developer Programs team.  I wanted to take a moment to provide some updates on our PlayBook developer tools, app submission process …
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
NeuAer lets you tag the radio signature of your ex  —  Dave Mathews, the Dave Mathews who invented the CueCat, is at the Launch Conference today showing off his latest out-there company, NeuAer.  He believes that location reporting services on mobile phones—apps such as Foursquare—are too coarse and require too much work to use.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Google Kills eHow Competitors, eHow Rankings Up  —  Economics Drive Literally Everything Media is all about profit margins. eHow was originally founded in 1998 & had $36 million in venture capital behind it.  But the original cost structure was flawed due to high content costs.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?
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The Technium:
Free Kindle This November  —  In October 2009 John Walkenbach noticed that the price of the Kindle was falling at a consistent rate, lowering almost on a schedule.  By June 2010, the rate was so unwavering that he could easily forecast the date at which the Kindle would be free: November 2011.
 
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