It’s Friday, September 23 and that means the fall season has officially arrived on the calendar -- and with it will soon come iOS 5, iCloud, iTunes Match and another update to OS X Lion to help tie it all together on the Mac side. As proof that it’s getting closer, Apple pushed out a new OS X 10.7.2 build to developers on Thursday with what appears to be final release notes.
Mac OS X may have a sterling reputation for being virus-free, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways for malicious types to invade your personal space. According to one security blog, one such vulnerability has turned up in the new OS X Lion which allows hackers to change your account passwords.
As the release of iOS 5 fast approaches, one developer has turned up some interesting threads buried in OS X Lion’s iChat app which indicate that it could soon gain the ability to communicate directly with iOS 5’s iMessage for quick and easy chat from computer to mobile device.
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.
Tired of letting Parallels Desktop 7 hog the spotlight for the last week or so, VMware is nipping at their virtualization heels with the release of Fusion 4 -- turbocharged and refined from the inside out for the ultimate Windows on Mac experience, and available for a promotional price for a limited time only.
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.
Adobe kicked off the week with a fairly substantial update to the latest Premiere Pro CS5.5, stomping out a long list of bugs and beefing up compatibility with OS X Lion as the company continues to gobble up unhappy Final Cut Pro customers.
The engineers at Apple were working overtime this weekend tuning up their beta versions for developers, with iTunes Match once again opening its doors for another round of testing as well as a new seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2 which now incorporates iCloud.
Apple’s Mac App Store may not be the runaway hit that the company has had with its iOS sibling, but developers are slowing coming around to the new way of doing business. Case in point: The popular application 1Password has finally arrived on the Mac App Store in an OS X Lion-only edition.