updated 11:35 am EDT, Thu September 16, 2010
Mac Benchmark charts updated
TeamViewer has announced the release of a new update to its self-titled desktop-sharing software, while the Mac Benchmark charts have been updated with results from the latest Mac models
A new version of the cross-platform desktop-sharing software, TeamViewer, has been released. New to version 5.1 is terminal server support, allowing supporters to connect to different terminal server users and access their accounts remotely. The update also includes a new feature for transferring files using drag and drop functionality. Dragging a file to a partner's screen during a remote support session will automatically initiate a file transfer, placing the file on the users desktop. Other changes include: improved multi-monitor handling, an optimized remote tool bar, and searchable partner lists. A free trial of the software can be downloaded from TeamViewer's website, while Business, Premium, and Corporate licenses run for $700, $1400, and $2600 respectively.
Mac Benchmarks update with results from new Mac models
Primate Labs has updated its Mac Benchmark chart with results from the latest Mac models. The chart is a compilation of Mac-based performance scores generated from user-submitted Geekbench results. Included in the update are results from eight different systems, including new Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac mini models. The iMac (four-core Intel Core i7 2.93 GHz) scored higher than any other consumer Mac, and was able to best an eight-core Mac Pro by 31 points. The company also notes that Geekbench 2 only measures processor and memory performance, leaving out performance enhancements that can be obtained through graphics adapters.