Do you know any Terminal tricks or third-party apps that can bring these three things back to Lion? First, the winding gear in the lower-right corner of a Finder window that lets me know the information is being accessed, just not visible yet. Second, the line of info at the bottom of the Finder window that tells me the number of items and disk space remaining. And third, the translucent QuickLook window, instead of solid gray.
Lion has been roaring on Macs everywhere for little over a month now, but even though Apple has brought a lot of new features to our beloved operating system, there are still many bugs that we are hoping will get fixed. From minor things like not being able to rearrange items in the Finder sidebar, to more prevalent things like drained battery life on MacBooks, Lion definitely needs to have a few shortcomings worked out.
Multi-Touch gestures are a huge feature in newer versions of Mac OS X, but Macs that support these shortcuts have only been around for a few years. In this article, we’ll tell you exactly which MacBooks support these Multi-Touch gestures, and which ones don’t.
Lion’s Mail brings many new features, but it still won’t magically back up and restore your messages when you move to a new Mac or reinstall OS X. But don’t worry. It’s easy to transfer mail to a new copy of Mail, even if you don’t use Time Machine or another method to back up your Mac’s drive.
If you've enabled File Sharing in the system preferences, you may be wondering how to connect to external Macs within a network via AFP. It's easy with a little Finder trick. Plus, we'll also show you how to connect back to your Mac from anywhere around the world.
Since Apple introduced the Multi-Touch Trackpad on the MacBook Pros a few years back, the utilization of easy-to-use gestures is on the rise. And while Lion's whole architecture is based off of these assorted swipes and finger-pulls, it's more than just moving windows and swiping between pages. Read on to learn about six other ways you can use your Trackpad to increase productivity in applications like iLife, Quicktime and even the Dock.
There’s a reason why Apple’s computers have become the runaway success that they are today. As the saying goes, their products ‘just work’. It can be argued that the hardware’s near mythic reliability comes from a combination of Cupertino’s bullet-proof industrial design and the elegant strength of the code used to create OS X. That said, Apple’s not the only one able to crank out a nice little bit of all right. Microsoft has earned their share of pain after inflicting gems like Windows ME, Microsoft Bob and Windows Vista on unsuspecting consumers, but from the look of things, Redmond’s days of flinging flaming electronic turds on the public may be coming to an end. While it ain’t OS X, the stability seen in Windows 7 shows that Microsoft’s software engineers are willing to learn from their mistakes, and Windows Phone 7 is surprisingly pleasurable to use. In June, Microsoft officially announced the existence of a new operating system currently under development. It’s named—you guessed it—Windows 8. From what we’ve seen it’s shaping up to be a pretty slick operator, but will it be able to go blow for blow with Lion in areas the areas of feature set and functionality? Based on what we know about Windows 8 so far, let’s take a look.