EarthDesk updated for Lion

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[] Incline Village, Nevada - Xeric Design today updated EarthDesk, its award-winning, real-time dynamic desktop map, to support the forthcoming Lion OS (OS X 10.7). EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage.

The software operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk's dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background (and optionally as a screen saver).

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 5.7:
* Faster rendering, lower processor usage, more robust and a cleaner interface
* Seasonal maps, with snow and vegetation levels changing month-to-month
* Supports higher resolution map and cloud data on large displays
* Adjustable brightness and background color
* Starfield background option
* Updated political map now displays city lights and/or moonlight
* Supports dual GPUs controlling a single screen on the new i5 and i7 Macs
* Checks for updates automatically.

Device Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5 or later
* 21.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
EarthDesk 5.7 is $24.95 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide from the EarthDesk website or through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

Xeric Design, based in Incline Village, Nevada, is a leader in global time and mapping software. Its flagship product, EarthDesk, for both Macintosh and Windows, is enjoyed by users in more than 140 countries. Copyright (C) 2011 Xeric Design. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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