iTunes 10.4A newer version of iTunes has also made its way into the wild. Version 10.4 brings compatibility with Lion, chiefly in the implementation of full-screen mode, along with performance improvements and stability enhancements. But its most salient upgrade is way, way under the hood: In Lion, iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application. This means that some existing plug-ins may no longer function; you should contact the plug-in developer to get an updated version.
The app is available for both Macs (running Mac OS X 10.5 or later) and Windows PCs. There’s also a version designed specifically for 64-bit Windows systems. It’s available via Software Update or Apple’s support downloads site.
iWork 9.1iWork 9.1 brings support for Lion-specific features such as full-screen mode, Resume, Auto Save, Versions and the Character picker to Apple’s productivity suite. In addition, Keynote 5.1 adds two new builds: Anvil and Fall Apart. There’s also improved compatibility with Microsoft Office.
There are three ways to download the latest update, depending on how you bought your existing copy of iWork. If you purchased it via the Mac App Store, it’s easy: Just fire up the store and click the Updates toolbar button. On the other hand, if you bought a boxed version or downloaded a trial and upgraded to the full version you have two options: you can run Software Update, or you can download the manual updater from Apple’s website.
Xcode 4.1Apple also updated its integrated developer environment, Xcode, to version 4.1. In addition to including software development kits (SDKs) for Lion and iOS 4.3, there are a number of improvements built in, such as support for Auto Layout and new Aqua controls in Interface Builder; full-screen support in the workplace, project and organiser windows; project modernization that helps find out of date build settings; the ability to customise and assign behaviours to key bindings; source control enhancements for working with remote servers; assistant editor support; and bug fixes and stability improvements.
As with Xcode 4, version 4.1 is available in the Mac App Store as a 2.96GB download. However, unlike its predecessor, Xcode 4.1 is available for free.