How’s that new beta of Messages treating you? If you’re running OS X Lion 10.7.3 and have no plans to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion when it’s released this summer, you’d better prepare to go back to iChat: Messages will be exclusive to the lion that roams the mountains after release.
Ready for OS X Mountain Lion to roar into your life this summer? Well, Apple has been kind enough to share a taste of what’s to come with users today in the form of a free Messages beta which allows text messaging between iOS and Mac users.
Roar! OS X Lion, we hardly knew you. Apple has announced a new version of Mac OS X that will debut this summer, just a year after Lion. It’s called Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and it continues the theme of bringing iOS features “back to the Mac” in a very big way.
Sometimes, the Dock seems like the most static item on your Desktop. But, you can input a few Terminal commands to give it a little more function, rather than just leaving it to stare at you from the bottom of the screen. Read on to find out how.
Christmas 2011 is now but a memory and New Year’s Eve is imminent -- but are you ready to share the joy with friends, thanks to your Mac or iOS device? Or maybe you’ve cut the cord on your cable or satellite and aren’t sure of where you can watch the ball drop at midnight? Fear not, we’ve got some ideas for making the most of your New Year’s Eve with your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and/or iPad.
Apple has a history of placing easter eggs -- hidden, and sometimes funny objects, text, or apps -- in their hardware and software over the years. We've compiled a gallery of our favorite easter eggs that have appeared both in Apple hardware and software over the years. Read on and tally off how many you've seen!
While many pundits may have scoffed at the idea of a Mac App Store when it was first announced, the people have spoken -- with their wallets! On Monday, Apple revealed that the Mac App Store has now soared past the 100 million downloads milestone, less than a year after it was launched.
In Mac OS X Lion, Apple removed the “Bounce Email” feature from the default Mail client, much to the amazement of some users. While the feature is no longer available through the user interface in Mail, you can create an Automator service that will bounce the selected emails in Mail just by clicking on an item in the Services menu.
Growl recently roared its way onto the Mac App Store. This historically free utility now costs $1.99, but we think that it's such a small price to pay for such a wonderful utility -- especially one that has been used day-in and day-out by most all Mac users over the years.
Growl provides pop-up notifications for various applications on your Mac desktop. For instance, if you were to receive a direct message in the Twitter for Mac application, you could set a Growl notification to alert you. Notifications can be themed, and can take on many different shapes, sizes, and styles.
The updates keep on rolling this fine Wednesday, with another piece of the iCloud puzzle falling right into place with OS X Lion 10.7.2. Available now via Software Update, 10.7.2 offers iCloud integration as well as a whole lot of bug fixes, and even lets users reorder their desktops in Mission Control. Hooray!