Apple’s Mac OS X software engineers were busy on Friday before leaving for the holiday weekend here in the U.S., pushing out a new build of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.8 that appears to offer the promised ability to squash the MacDefender malware as well as Mac App Store preparations for Lion this summer.
You may recall back on May 18 that we reported Apple was preparing to launch its annual back to school promotion on the heels of the “Apple Store 2.0” reboot on May 22. Much like a Harold Camping rapture prediction, the promotion has yet to appear -- but the wait may soon be over.
One day, not so very long ago, third-party email apps dominated the Mac platform -- until Apple upped the ante with its own Mail application (frequently dubbed “Mail.app” for clarity) included free with every copy of Mac OS X. They’ve tucked away quite a few awesome features over the years, but here are a few of our favorites.
If there's one thing that's certain in life, it's that there's usually never anything certain. However, one thing that's usually about close to being certain, is once Apple starts to run supplies short, something new is on the way. If supplies of Snow Leopard availability in New Zealand and Australia are any indication, then we could see Lion soon.
If the various applications Apple built into Mac OS X are the spokes of the big wheel that makes up our computers, then the System Preferences window would have to be the hub that connects them. But how much do you really know about what goes on in that window?
Many of us don’t give the Mac OS X Dock a second thought beyond clicking icons to open our most frequently used applications or accessing the Trash to retrieve a file we decided to keep -- which is too bad, because the Dock holds a number of hidden features to make you more productive.
The often-maligned Adobe Flash Player may not be Steve Jobs’ best friend anymore, but the developer still wants to be your neighbor -- and with the final release of version 10.3, the player now finds a new home in your Mac System Preferences.
MacTech Boot Camp 2011 kicked off in San Francisco at the end of January to a sold-out crowd, and managed to do the same last week in Dallas. So where is the next event taking place, and how can you attend? We’re glad you asked.
Remember Apple’s controversial move from PowerPC to Intel processors? Ready for Cupertino to shake things up once again? A new rumor claims the company may be looking at a transition from Intel to ARM processors “in the not too distant future.”
GeekTool is an application that allows you to not only customize your desktop in Mac OS X, but also display any Terminal output right on your desktop. While the software was initially designed to display and monitor shell script output, it has been increasingly used for desktop customizations. Join us as we take you through the ins-and-outs of using GeekTool and show you some great desktop customization techniques.