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.
As we move into the Dog Days of summer it's definitely easier to stay indoors and entertain yourself online than it is to go out in the humid sweatbox that is late July just about anywhere Stateside. Luckily, we gathered up all the news you missed when you were lying on your fainting couch fanning yourself with our back issues. We're good to you like that.
I have a MacBook Pro with an Intel Core Duo processor, so I won’t be able to upgrade to Lion. Will I be able to use iCloud on my older laptop running Snow Leopard? What’s going to happen to the stuff I have stored on iDisk? And what about webmail?
Now that OS X Lion has been installed on more than a million Macs worldwide (and counting!), Apple would prefer that users forget all about the now-orphaned Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. There are many reasons why users might want to stick with the tried and true snow cat -- and here are a few.
Lion continues to dominate the news, like the king of the jungle that it is, and we continue to rock out hard with stories featuring this good beast. But that wasn't all, by far, that happened this week, because there were some hardware refreshes, some how-tos that came out as a result of the new OS, and more, tons more, in case you missed it.
You might think that Apple is done with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard now that OS X 10.7 Lion has hit the streets -- but you’d be wrong! Lovers of the snowy cat can head over to Software Update, where they’ll find Mac OS X 10.6.8 awaiting them again… sort of. Confused? Read on.
Mac OS X Lion is finally here, and now that your bank account is $29.99 lighter, you may be feeling apprehensive about this strange new world you find yourself immersed in. If you want to keep up to date running Lion while staying close to the loving bosom of Snow Leopard, here are some tips for making it happen.
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.
Now that the features of the next iteration of Apple's OS X platform, Lion, have been unveiled at this week's WWDC, we thought it might be neat to take a peek at all the variations of the box artwork that have graced each edition of the platform over the years.
Well, here’s an unexpected wrinkle in the “MacDefender” malware saga: Apple just pushed out a small Snow Leopard security update to squash the malfeasant, which was widely expected to be addressed in a forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.8 update.