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.
Web applications have exploded onto the scene. From web-based word processors available online through services like Google Docs and Office 365, to full-fledged video games like Angry Birds made available in Google Chrome, there's plenty of evidence that the online world is expanding to more than just web browsing. But some users don't want to be stuck inside their browsers. For these people, Automator lets you easily create a fully customizable native application on your Mac based around your favorite web apps.
If you're a Mac gamer who appreciates the old Blizzard classics, then you may want to think twice about upgrading to Lion just yet. Blizzard has announced that some of its older games will not run natively in Mac OS X 10.7.
Apple's going the way of a disc-less life. We're okay with this, but just because there are no discs, doesn't mean your hardware and software won't fail. Things happen, people cry, and it usually results in resintalling OS X. Fortunately, Apple has included a Recovery HD partition on newer MacBook Airs and Mac minis. When you boot into this partition, you get the same features as booting into the Mac OS X Install DVD, but you also get other options to help get your Mac back in working order.