Mac OS X Lion

  • Search for messages by domain in OS X Lion

    Posted April 14, 2012 - 7:14 am

    In versions of OS X before Lion, you could quickly search for messages from a given domain (, for example) just by typing it in the search field. But such searches are more difficult in Lion's version of Mail.
  • How to make Lion's desktop spaces stick

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:33 am

    Reader Bradford Poirier likes a feature introduced in Lion, but finds one of its behaviors distracting. He writes:
  • Tweaking OS X Lion's firewall

    Posted March 17, 2012 - 7:06 am

    OS X's firewall, while potentially powerful, doesn't provide you with a lot of configuration options. The trick is getting to the settings you need.
  • Create a bootable Mac OS X Lion install drive for newer Macs

    Posted February 18, 2012 - 8:20 am

    One of the premier troubleshooting features of Lion, Lion Recovery lets you boot your Mac into a special recovery mode to check or repair your hard drive, browse the Web for troubleshooting help, restore your drive from a backup, or even reinstall Lion itself. But there are still good reasons to have a bootable installer disc or drive. Here's how to create one.
  • How to reset a forgotten administrator's password in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Reader Lee Benjamin would like to reset his administrator’s password but it doesn’t work the way it once did. He writes:
  • IT's guide to managing Macs in the OS X Lion era

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 11:50 am

    No longer relegated to the fringe, Macs are fast becoming integral to today's business organization. As a result, IT can no longer rely on one or two dedicated "Mac guys" to maintain its Mac fleet. Instead, Mac management has become an issue that any CIO or systems administrator may be faced with on any given day.
  • Apple delivers iOS 5, upgrades Lion

    Posted October 12, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    Apple today shipped the long-awaited upgrades to its mobile and Mac operating systems that provide, among other things, access to the new iCloud service.
  • Tim Cook touts Lion, Mac sales during Apple's iPhone event

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Mobile products like iPhone and iPad may get all the attention--and drive huge sales--but Macs and Lion operating system are also generating big momentum for the company, CEO Tim Cook said during Tuesday's iPhone-focused Apple event.
  • Mac OS X Lion: Losing its security pride

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 11:57 am

    Spate of vulnerabilities and Trojan attacks has some wondering about the state of Apple Mac security.
  • Open source roars on OS X Lion

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 9:10 am

    The battle for the desktop may have turned into more of a heated argument, thanks to energy shifting to mobile platforms, but that doesn't mean that open source hasn't staked out some territory. Brian Proffitt offers this update on the state of open source apps available on the latest version of OS X.
  • Review

    Windows 8 and OSX Lion: How do they compare?

    Posted September 17, 2011 - 9:06 am

    It's still far too early in Windows 8's development cycle to pit the nascent OS against its fully-baked competition. But Apple's recently released OSX Lion offers up the most recent, competing view of what a PC operating system should look like in the age of the smartphone and tablet.
  • VMware launches Lion ready Fusion

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 10:17 am

    VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has launched VMware Fusion 4, which provides an easy way for users to run Windows applications with Mac.
  • Apple provides firmware updates for MacBook Pros, Mac minis

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    On Wednesday, Apple released firmware updates for the latest Mac mini and MacBook Pro models to address issues with Lion Internet Recovery and Thunderbolt connectivity.
  • Running Windows on a Mac (Part 2): The good, the bad and the ugly

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 7:36 am

    Tempted by the beautiful Mac hardware? Need or want to run Windows? This 3-part series is your ultimate guide to running Windows on a Mac.
  • Review

    Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac: An upgrade you can skip

    Posted September 8, 2011 - 6:12 am

    The ability to run Mac OS X Lion VMs has real appeal, but the implementation is not fully baked
  • 1-in-6 Macs run OS X Lion

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    One-in-six Macs now runs Apple's latest operating system, a Web metrics company said Thursday.
  • Parallels Desktop 7 adds Lion virtualization, more

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 11:49 am

    Parallels has announced the release of Parallels Desktop 7.0, its popular virtualization solution for OS X. The new version introduces a number of features designed to make the product run better under Lion.
  • Running Windows on a Mac (Part 1): Lion vs. Win7 performance shootout

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Tempted by the beautiful Mac hardware? Need or want to run Windows? This 3-part series is your ultimate guide to running Windows on a Mac.
  • Apple delivers first Mac OS X Lion update

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 8:41 am

    Apple issued the first update for OS X Lion, the new operating system it launched four weeks ago.
  • Apple releases $69 USB Lion installer

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Broadband-choked masses, rejoice: You too can enjoy Lion, Apple’s newest Mac operating system, as the company on Tuesday released an official $69 USB thumb drive installer.
  • Learn to use gestures in Lion

    Posted August 15, 2011 - 9:42 am

    Even if swiping and tapping on a trackpad is already familiar to you, you'll still need to adjust to Lion's new vocabulary.
  • Review

    Hands on with Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

    Posted August 10, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    Apple provides some brief instructions for using this free utility, but those instructions don't give you the whole story.
  • Manage your money in Mac OS X Lion -- without Quicken

    Posted August 6, 2011 - 8:42 am

    How do you manage your personal finances if Quicken won't work with Lion? Fortunately there are several alternatives to help you keep tabs on your cash flow.
  • Remove reading list icon from Safari

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    Mac OS X Lion adds a new reading list mode in Safari. Unfortunately, if you aren't interested in using it you can't easily get rid of the reading list icon that shows up in the Safari interface. Don't despair, however, it is possible to rid Safari of this annoying little bugger.
  • Turn off automatic restore in two Mac OS X Lion apps

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    One of the neatest things about Mac OS X Lion is its ability to restore the windows you had opened when you ended a computing session. However, there are those who might find this feature to be intrusive and annoying in certain applications such as Preview or QuickTime Player X.
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