Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With the release of Mountain Lion last week, many users have now downloaded and installed the latest cat on the block. While the new version of OS X has many great new features, some features and tricks that were present in past versions are no longer available. Let’s take a look at a few of these missing features and re-enable (or disable) them in Mountain Lion.
Apple took a stance against unsigned applications from third-parties by enabling Gatekeepter in Mountain Lion, which only allows users to download apps via the Mac App Store or verified developers. Fortunately, there's a setting tweak that'll let you change this. Continue reading to learn how you can tweak Gatekeeper.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
After my Up-to-Date morning hiccups cleared up and I installed Mountain Lion on my Retina MacBook Pro (took less than 20 minutes!) the first thing I noticed was just how similar my desktop looked. With the clean install option gone, no longer is my wallpaper replaced with the new OS’s default galaxy picture, so there isn’t much to distinguish from the prior release. At least not at first glance.
Back when new desktop operating systems used to cost $129, the Mac Up-to-Date Program was a lengthy, tedious process involving faxes, stamps, tracking numbers and lots of waiting. With the launch of Mac App Store delivery with Lion, Apple eliminated much of the hand-wringing (and value) about the program, boiling it down to an online form and iTunes redemption code.
AirPlay is one of the most touted features in OS X Mountain Lion because it allows you to extend your computer’s screen to the Apple TV and your television. This new tool also lets you stream audio from your computer to any AirPlay-compatible deice. We're so excited about it we couldn't wait to tell you about it's features, so read on!
Andreas Haas is persistent, I'll give him that. Approximately three years before the original iPad was released, the co-founder and his company Axiotron, attempted to bring the world its first MacBook Pro tablet. Using the insides of the MBP, Axiotron's engineers were able to design a tablet computer running OS X. Axiotron didn't take off, but Haas and his OS X tablet dream never died.
Today, Haas and his new company Modbook Inc., announced that he once again will venture into the OS X tablet market. The tablet market in 2012, traditionally consists of a mobile platform. Haas however, plans on releasing "the world's most powerful and largest-screen tablet computer" this fall, running the soon to be brand new, OS X Mountain Lion.
Ever since its sneak attack back in February, we’ve only discovered further details of OS X Mountain Lion through leaks from Mac developers -- that is, until Monday, when the WWDC 2012 keynote offered up the rest of the details, including a price and rough release date.
Your well connected pals at Mac|Life will be seated mere feet from the stage, live blogging every beat of the action with lightening-fast finger speed. Join us Monday, June 11 at 9:00am PST for our official live blog of the WWDC 2012 keynote. Be sure sign in to the live blog to join the discussion with Editor-in-Chief, Chris Slate.