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SuperSite Blog Daily Update: October 20, 2010

My Windows Phone 7 review will be available this evening at 7 pm ET. I'm still working on it, and it's already way too long. Sorry.


Good Old Games (GOG) sent out an email last night announcing a special 50 percent off promotion for Strategy First games. Also, anyone who joined GOG before their recent faux shutdown (still a little sore over that) will receive the game Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games for free. I've never heard of it, but what the heck.


Today, Apple holds its Back to the Mac event. I'm unreasonably interested in this, and I'm coming to terms with the fact that it may literally be "nostalgia." But let's see what they announce. I'm hoping for, and expecting, some form of iOS/OS X link-up in the next Mac OS. Doing otherwise would be irresponsible and unimaginable. The event starts at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.


As expected, Verizon Wireless copies AT&T Wireless's tiered data plans. Curiously, it's billed as a promotion (for now).


Spoiler alert: Apple will announce iLife '11 and a new MacBook Air today at the Back to Mac event, among other things. iLife '11 may be dropping iDVD and iWeb but will have new versions of the other apps. Does anyone actually use that stuff still?


Time for a bit of catching-up: I spent most of the day finishing my Windows Phone 7 review. Now the real work begins.

The Mac stuff. Overall, it's looking good. Apple announced the next version of Mac OS X, Lion, which won't so much integrate with iOS as it will pick up some iOS and iOS-style user interfaces. Fair enough. The new iLife was announced as expected. New MacBook Air models in both 11.6- and 13.3-inch variants; those look particularly nice. Not too shabby overall.

Microsoft overhauled its Xbox web site.

Walter Mossberg has the expected negativity in his Windows Phone 7 review. I wonder how it'd read if that thing had an Apple logo on it?

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