Mac OS X Lion

  • Disable key repeating ban in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Auto-correction is a mixed blessing at times. Sometimes it works great while other times it can be annoying, to say the least. Mac OS X Lion has its own form of auto-correction that can get in the way of repeat key presses. You can turn this off, however.
  • Turn off zoom animation in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Mac OS X Lion comes with a "zoom" animation that occurs when you open a new window. As with any new feature in an operating system, some folks think this is cool and others cannot stand it.
  • Killing autocorrect in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted August 3, 2011 - 11:31 am

    Not all applications support autocorrect and, for those that do, it can be turned off. Here's how.
  • Add fields to the Mac OS X Lion address book

    Posted August 2, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    You can add IM and profile fields to the address book. Here's how.
  • Stop Mac OS X Lion from reopening applications

    Posted August 2, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    Mac OS X Lion comes with many great features including Resume which let's Lion remember what windows you had open in an application and when you quit those windows will reopen. Unfortunately, there are times when you don't want Lion to remember. Here's how you can give Lion a little bit of amnesia.
  • How to make Mac OS X Lion more like Snow Leopard

    Posted July 30, 2011 - 8:11 am

    So you’ve downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store, and updated your Mac. You’re delighted by many of the new features, but there are some that rub you the wrong way. You may wish you could revert some of them to the behavior they had in Snow Leopard. Maybe you just can’t get used to the changes, or perhaps you simply don’t find them appealing. Here’s a look at some of the many new features that you can revert to the Old Way. While it may be a good idea to get used to the way Lion does certain things, it’s certainly understandable that you might want to change some of them back—I know I did.
  • Microsoft fixes Mac Office bug in Apple's Lion

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 6:41 am

    Microsoft Thursday released an updated version of Communicator for the Mac that works with Apple's Lion operating system.
  • Helpful tips for Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 28, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    Mac OS X Lion has many great features, but even the best operating system can be made better with tweaks. Here are five tips to help you get going with Mac OS X Lion.

  • Versioning controls in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Unfortunately, not all applications support versioning though many do and more will in the future. If you're running one that does, here's how you can take advantage of it.
  • Application compatibility in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    How to know if your favorite applications will run in Lion.
  • How to create a Mac OS X Lion install DVD

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Upgrading to Lion usually involves downloading it from the Mac App Store, but you can create your own Lion install disc. Here's how.
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    Review: Mac OS X Lion, more than multitouch

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Apple's new OS for the App Store era borrows iPad usability tweaks while delivering key new features for businesses and professionals
  • iWork and Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 26, 2011 - 11:26 pm

    Apple has released iWork Update 6 for iWork. This update is important because it adds Mac OS X Lion features to the iWork office suite. The update weighs in at a very petite 91 MB. iWork Update 6 includes support for the following.
  • Make iCal look good in Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 4:43 pm

    It's not all wine and roses when it comes to operating system upgrades. Apple got a lot of things right in Lion, but somehow managed to make iCal hideously ugly. Well you don't have to tolerate Apple's foolishness. You can change iCal to make it pretty again. Here's how.
  • See the whole conversation in Lion Mail

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    One of the many changes in Lion's edition of Mail is the Gmail-inspired Conversations view. But those conversations are incomplete: by default, messages that you sent are not included. That can make the thread harder to parse. Here's how to tweak the default behavior in Lion Mail.
  • Upgrade your Hackintosh to Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 4:20 pm

    Getting Lion to run on a Hackintosh is slightly more involved than installing it on a Mac. So be sure to take the time to plan your upgrade. The basic steps are broken down here, but be sure to read the original article on Lifehacker for full instructions including a list of tools you'll need to get Lion to run on your Hackintosh.
  • Make Parallels 6 work with Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Parallels is one of the most popular pieces of virtualization software. An update has been released to make sure that it runs properly on Mac OS X Lion. The update for Parallels 6 is free. However, if you are running Parallels 4 or 5 then you can upgrade to 6 for $39.99 for a limited time.
  • Why IT won't like Mac OS X Lion Server

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 10:43 am

    The new Profile Manager is a nice addition, but in almost every other respect, Lion Server is a downgrade that may prompt a move to Windows Server
  • Turn Windows 7 into Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 21, 2011 - 9:40 pm

    How to change your Windows computer into Mac OS X Lion.
  • World of Warcraft and Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 21, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    The release of Mac OS X Lion has many Mac owners salivating, including those who play World of Warcraft (WOW). As you can imagine, there has been a lot of buzz in the WOW forums about Lion. Here's why.
  • Mac OS X Lion tips and tricks

    Posted July 20, 2011 - 7:31 pm

    Mac OS Lion comes with a variety of new features, but it can be puzzling to new Lion users who aren't familiar with them. Watch the tips in this YouTube video to customize Lion to your liking. Here's what you need to know.
  • Apple calls for Mac devs to submit Lion apps

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    Apple yesterday urged developers to submit their Lion apps for review before the OS X upgrade launches, making some wonder whether the operating system will launch this week as many had expected.
  • Get Lion's new scrolling in Snow Leopard today

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 10:46 am

    The "golden master" of Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) has been released to developers, which means it won't be too long before the new OS will be in the hands of consumers. When it is, among Lion's over 250 new features is one that's generating quite a bit of hand-wringing (or, in this case, finger-wringing): a new way of scrolling. More specifically, the default scroll direction in Lion is backwards--at least compared to the way we computer users have come to think of scrolling.
  • Mac IT Guy: What Lion means for businesses

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 11:07 am

    Ever since Mac OS X Lion was announced, many of us have been wondering what it will mean for businesses and IT departments. So far, that discussion has focused largely on distribution: How will Apple's Mac-App-Store-only approach work when you're installing and managing the new OS on dozens, if not hundreds, of machines? But while that is indeed a big question (to which we know some, but not all, of the answer), it's not the only one worth asking. Mac OS X Lion has more than 250 new features; a few of them will really matter to businesses and IT. What will they mean? Here's what I think.
  • Mac FAQ: No, you can't have Lion

    Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:38 am

    Next month Apple will ship Lion, giving customers the chance to upgrade to the company's newest edition of Mac OS X. Most customers, but not all.
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