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.
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.
Time Machine is great for everyday backups and simple file restores, but it only gives you the ability to restore your system after reinstalling OS X. But what if disaster hits, and you don't have this kind of luxury? A full clone of your Mac’s hard drive can really help get you back up and running in a matter of minutes. Read on to find out how to make a bootable clone of your Mac's main hard drive and come back from a data disaster.
Online music storage is an area that has exploded in recent months, with Amazon, Google and Apple all becoming major players in the game. But what if you'd rather not deal with a third-party and instead host your own music? What if you could have all the freedom in the world to listen to music when you please, and whereever? We'll show you how to set up your own dedicated iTunes Server that will let you stream your music around your home network, to your iOS devices, and even when you're halfway across the globe, far away from home.
Lion comes with a handy new cloud-drop feature called AirDrop that enables you to do simple computer-to-computer file transfer without a cord or a third-party service. But did you know that it's capable of just more than simply sending a file to a neighboring Mac? Read on to find out how to get the most out of this new feature-packed utility on your Mac.
It’s probably a little too poetic (slash dramatic) to say that Mac OS 10.7 is as mysterious as the big cat it’s named after. Still, many of its best improvements lurk under the hood -- security enhancements, for example. And a good chunk of its 250 new features are cosmetic or inconsequential at best. (Plus, who did the counting? Full-screen apps is one feature, then full-screen Terminal is cited as a separate feature? Whatever.) One of the biggest differences is how it’s sold -- only via the Mac App Store, only to users of Snow Leopard, and only as a digital download -- until Apple starts offering a $69 thumb drive with it installed, which we were still waiting for as we went to press, but should be out by the time you read this.
Apple seeded new releases of iCloud for Mac beta 7 and OS X 10.7.2 to developers today through the iCloud developer portal. The new iCloud for Mac build is beta 7, while the new OS X build is version 11C37.
This is the latest step in developing iCloud, Apple's new service designed to store your content, including music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and wirelessly push it to all of your Mac computers and iOS devices. iCloud is scheduled to be released to the public this fall.