Happy Father's Day to everyone out there. We know, we know, you were spending so much time looking for that perfect gift for dad (i.e., tie) that maybe you might have missed a few stories this week. Well, that's all right, you know, because like dad, we're always toiling in the background, making sure you have food on the table and a roof over your head and plenty to read. So here you go. Don't say we never gave you anything. And shut the door already, were you born in a barn?
While we’re all impatiently waiting to see exactly which day in July Apple chooses to uncage OS X Lion, the company isn’t standing still, releasing an update to the Developer Preview 4 released to WWDC 2011 attendees on June 6 -- and it’s not the final version quite yet.
People of Earth: Mac OS X Lion is about to be uncaged! Apple finally gave us a more accurate window for the release of the latest operating system release: July, which is only a couple of weeks away. That may seem like a long time if you’re eager to install it right now, but here are a few things to occupy you in the meantime and help make sure you’re ready to cage the big cat on your own Mac when it escapes into the wild.
With more than 250 new features coming to Mac OS X Lion in July, it was impossible for Apple to demonstrate them all, especially during a two-hour keynote shared by iOS 5 and the introduction of iCloud. So what are some of the features that didn’t make the cut? Why, we’re glad you asked.
Lost amidst the Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud melee on Monday was another developer-only release for Safari 5.1. The next version of Apple’s web browser will ship with Lion in July, but here’s what you’ll have to look forward to.
When Apple made their software announcements at WWDC today, they said that developers would be given early access to the new software. Well, they've made good on that promise by updating the Apple Dev Centers for iOS and Mac OS. This means that registered (paid!) developers can now get access to iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, iTunes 10.5, and a new Apple TV update.
Apple made a ton of announcements at today's WWDC keynote, including the features we can look forward to from iCloud, Mac OS X Lion, and iOS 5. Of course, they could only share a few of the new features in the actual keynote due to time limitations. But fortunately, all of the features are now listed on the Apple website.
Although Apple provided a pretty good look at its next-generation Mac OS X months ago, WWDC 2011 was the place to be to hear all of the remaining details that Cupertino has been keeping from us all this time, including when you can finally get your hands on 10.7 Lion at last.
Happy WWDC 2011 Monday! Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at Moscone West in San Francisco this morning to kick off the annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 to a huge throng of developers and media ready to hear about Apple’s next-generation software.
A chance search of the term "install server" in a recent beta build of OS X Lion revealed the graphic seen to the right. It reads "If this Mac isn't a server, you can make it one by installing the Server app." The help file goes on to detail how to configure the Mac as a server, which entails simply downloading a Server Essentials package. This has led some to assume that this means that the app will be a paid download.