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Apple posts Lion Recovery Disk Assistant:
(from the D/L page)
"Lion Recovery Disk Assistant (1.07MB)
Built right into OS X Lion, Lion Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without the need for a physical disc.

The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in Lion Recovery: reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.

Note: In order to create an external Lion Recovery using the Lion Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD.

To create an external Lion Recovery, download the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant application. Insert an external drive, launch the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant,  select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on screen instructions.

When the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant completes, the new partition will not be visible in the Finder or Disk Utility. To access Lion Recovery, reboot the computer while holding the Option key. Select Recovery HD from the Startup Manager.

For detailed information on this update, please visit: About Lion Recovery Disk Assistant.

System Requirements:

  • A Mac running OS X Lion with an existing Recovery HD
  • An external USB hard drive or thumb drive with at least 1GB of free space "

    Logic Pro and Express 9.1.5 Updates
    Apple's summary says "improves overall stability and addresses some minor issues" but see release notes for specifics. Here's links to the D/L pages and release notes:

    In-Depth Review/Tests of latest Airport Extreme and Time Capsule
    Anandtech has posted a very complete/in-depth review of the 5th Gen Airport Extreme and 4th Gen Time Capsule. Includes tables of FCC info on power output and antenna gain showing much higher G/N/A band power plus some interesting info on the TC antennas gain spread. Page 3 includes the AE's internal photos, a functional block diagram and explanation of various components/functions beyond just the (dual BCM4331) WiFi board. (TC internals are covered in page 4.)
    Later pages cover WiFi testing, disk performance (TC int. vs AE USB), airport util/network functions and of course a Conclusion and Final Thoughts. Well worth a read IMO even if you're not considering a new AE/TC.
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