Add the MacBook to the long list of things Apple has killed off. Toss it on the pile, alongside floppy drives, ADB ports, and (soon, we’re betting) optical drives. While the death of the MacBook was shocking at first, what’s even more shocking is to realize that the SSD-equipped MacBook Air is Apple’s new budget laptop. It’s the sexiest, smallest, and yep, the cheapest too. But the Air isn’t the only thing Apple has overhauled. Their starter desktop has also gotten a makeover. The 2011 Mac mini now sports a Core i5 processor, but like the laptop line, Apple has trimmed some of the fat -- in this case, the optical drive.
Today, Apple released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant software in order to better serve users who have a need to create recovery partitions on external drives. The software builds upon Apple's Recovery features within Mac OS X Lion by adding support for creating a Recovery Disk on external drives.
After demoing the MobileMe replacement, iCloud at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this summer, we've been eagerly awaiting a chance to play with the service. Earlier this week, the company launched the web-based version of iCloud beta. However, there is still some confusion about how to register for this service, we’ll show you the steps required to convert your Apple ID into an iCloud-ready account.
Before Lion, your Apple ID could only be used online, in the Mac App Store, or iTunes Store. But now, Apple allows you to link your Apple ID with your user account in OS X Lion. This enables you to do things like sign into screen sharing with your Apple ID and use your account with Air Drop and as authentication for File Sharing.
Versions is a new feature Apple placed in Lion to allow almost any application the ability to version documents that users are working on. This means that when you save a document as you're writing, you will not only have access to the current version, but you will also have access to the previous saved versions of the same document.
Despite Apple showing off the feature, and placing documentation on their website, many questions remain unanswered: Where are the versions saved? How much space do the versions take up? Can you manually access the versions? Well, here's everything you need to know about Versions.
Lion continues to dominate the news, like the king of the jungle that it is, and we continue to rock out hard with stories featuring this good beast. But that wasn't all, by far, that happened this week, because there were some hardware refreshes, some how-tos that came out as a result of the new OS, and more, tons more, in case you missed it.
If we told you there were patents galore in this week's news, would that surprise you? Well, what if we told you iLife everywhere, Facebook and the BBC on the iPad, and a new king of the smartphone manufacturing world? Well, there's that and there's more in this week's hottest Apple news. Just make sure you don't burn before reading.
Apple's offered the gift of Lion Server to anyone who's willing to drop an extra $50. Previously, you could only get OS X Server bundled on your Mac mini Server or Mac Pro, or pay $499 for the Snow Leopard Server install discs. By lowering the price, more end users can afford Apple’s server offering. In this article, we’ll show you how to download and set up Lion server on your Mac.
Apple has changed the sidebar in Mac OS X Lion so that the devices and local/external disk drives are at the bottom of the list. Some Mac faithful may not necessarily appreciate these changes, however. While Apple has not included a way to move these items back to the top of the Finder sidebar, there is a way to get some of the items at the top for easy access.