Apple calls OS X “The most advanced operating system in the world,” but really they could have called it the most beautiful and few people would have objected. OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer, and which complement the gorgeous Jonathan Ive-designed Macs that it runs on perfectly. In fact, you can’t (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac, so the two are forever entwined – and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don’t have. With Apple’s latest MacBook Air, for example, you’ll find special keys on the keyboard that link specifically to new functions in OS X Lion, such as Mission Control.
Are you one of the few, the proud (?) who haven’t made the leap to OS X Lion, let alone Snow Leopard 10.6 yet? If you also happen to be a MobileMe subscriber, Apple is planning to entice you with a free DVD of one so you can get to the other.
I am running Final Cut Pro 7 on Snow Leopard, and was thinking about moving to OS X Lion. I don’t want to move to Final Cut Pro X, but am concerned about Final Cut Pro 7 compatibility in Lion. I fear that I will eventually have to upgrade due to iOS device–syncing requirements. What should I do?
Our firm is getting more and more demand for magazine design projects. My wife is a graphic designer and does all of the design and layout in Adobe InDesign on her two Macs running Snow Leopard. However, when I try to open the InDesign files on my new Mac running Lion, I get prompted for “Missing Fonts.” How can I get a printout of the fonts installed on my Mac, and how can I install the missing fonts that are present in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but not in Lion? The font in question is Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk.
I have an iMac at home with all of my downloaded iTunes music, plus Quicken and other apps requiring Rosetta, running on Snow Leopard. I recently purchased a 13-inch MacBook Air running Snow Leopard, and have another iMac for work that came with Lion installed. With MobileMe, I was able to keep all of these machines in sync. However, I’m worried that when MobileMe is completely discontinued, I won’t be able to keep the machines in sync with my iOS devices. I cannot do without my Rosetta apps on Snow Leopard. Will it be possible to keep all of my devices in sync without upgrading to Lion?
Ah, Friday: Time to kick up the feet and relax, assuming you don’t have to work the weekend. (Sadly, we do -- feeling sorry for us yet?) Despite the weekend being upon us, today was a rather busy day in the tech world, with Apple briefly removing 3G-equipped iOS devices from its online store thanks to a Motorola injunction, RIM baiting Android developers with free BlackBerry PlayBooks and a whole lot more. Read on to find out what’s making news for this Friday, February 3, 2012.
Is it possible to change the “skin” of iCal and Contacts from the leather look that now comes with Lion back to the aluminum look of Snow Leopard? I’ve gone through the preferences and did a Google search and wasn’t able to find any possible solutions. Any suggestions? Also…I hate the lock screen gray background and the gray dashboard background. How can I change it as easily as the desktop background?
In all the early hype about Apple’s forthcoming iCloud service, little has yet been said about support for older operating systems, specifically Snow Leopard 10.6 which is still in wide use. As it turns out, Apple may be slipping out at least one more update to the snowy cat to allow basic iCloud sync support.