Mac OS X

  • 'I am really starting to hate Mac OS X' says Tim O'Reilly

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and general guru for the last 30 plus years, opened a rant storm when he complained about Apple's Mac OS X. Surprise: many agree.
  • Mac OS X Trojan steals processing power to produce Bitcoins

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    A newly identified Mac OS X Trojan bundles a component that leverages the processing power of video cards (GPUs) to generate Bitcoins, a popular type of virtual currency.
  • JetBrains adds IDE for Apple iOS, Mac OS X development

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Developers can build Objective-C apps and deliver Xcode-compliant projects, keeping them on the right side of Apple's development restrictions
  • 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.
  • Apple malware update protects against PDF Trojan horse

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    If recent stories of malware have you fretting, take a deep breath: All is not lost. Apple last week updated the anti-malware definitions in Mac OS X to protect against a recently-discovered Trojan horse that masquerades as a PDF.
  • Can Apple be great without Steve Jobs?

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Despite months of semi-Jobs-lessness at Apple, it's still not clear it its success comes only from Jobs' brilliance or whether Apple is able to be brilliant on its own.
  • 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.
  • Mozilla slates Firefox 5 update to fix Mac OS X 10.7 crash bug

    Posted July 10, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Mozilla plans to update Firefox for the Mac to deal with a bug affecting the browser in Apple's soon-to-be-released Lion operating system.
  • How to prep your Mac for Lion

    Posted July 5, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Now that Lion has attained "golden master" status, it may be just days before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.
  • Six unexpected uses for your Mac's Tab key

    Posted July 5, 2011 - 10:04 am

    Pity the unassuming workhorse of the keyboard: the Tab key. Even the Shift key gets more respect. But just because it’s unpretentious, you shouldn’t assume it does nothing more than adjust indents in a word processor: the Tab key has a few tricks up its metaphorical sleeve. These tricks all work in Snow Leopard and may work in Lion too, unless otherwise noted.
  • Office 365: What's in it for the Mac and iOS

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 4:56 pm

    Microsoft on Tuesday launched Office 365, an online office suite with its virtual eye on dethroning Google Apps as the king of the cloud-based workplace. The new service seems well-poised to benefit business users who rely on Apple products to get their work done.
  • Mac OS X update supports SSD optimization

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Mac OS X 10.6.8 supports an SSD optimization algorithm called TRIM, which improves a drive's ability to remove old data and consolidate and organize remaining data.
  • 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.
  • Apple: Use our stores' Wi-Fi to download Lion

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Apple store representatives today said that while Genius Bar technicians won't install Lion for customers, Mac owners can use a store's Internet connection to download the 4GB upgrade.
  • 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.
  • Mac OS X Lion: What you need to know

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 11:00 am

    The last time Apple updated the Mac operating system—2009’s Snow Leopard release—the most noteworthy changes happened under the hood. That’s not the case with Lion, the next major version of Mac OS X. Apple has been gradually pulling back the curtain on its latest and greatest cat, first at a preview event last October and then this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference. And what we’ve seen thus far is a pretty significant shift for the Mac OS, influenced in large part by Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS.
  • OS X Lion's download-only distribution will hurt retailers

    Posted June 11, 2011 - 6:40 am

    Apple's decision to sell the Mac OS X Lion upgrade through its own Mac App Store won't hurt the company's bottom line but will certainly impact traditional retailers, a market analyst said.
  • How to upgrade to OS X Lion

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    On Monday, Apple said it would sell OS X 0.7, aka 'Lion,' next month through its own Mac App Store for $29.99. Here's what you need to know to upgrade.
  • Plan now for Apple Lion's arrival

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Of all the discussions around Apple's upcoming Lion release of OS X coming out of this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, there's one that must have Mac-friendly IT departments everywhere reaching for the antacids and prematurely greying.
  • 5 productivity boosters in OS X Lion

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 9:25 am

    While iOS 5 looks like a bit of a snooze, today's announcement of OS X Lion looks like a productivity geek's playland. Better navigation throughout the OS, improved file management, and cool sharing features should make Lion well worth its $30 price tag. Here are five ways it'll make Mac users more efficient.
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    Short Take: Apple iCloud, iOS5 and Mac OS X Lion

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Keith Shaw talks with Computerworld News Editor Ken Mingis about today's Apple developer conference announcements, including the new iCloud service, iOS 5 updates and Mac OS X Lion.
  • 'Lion' brings iPad gestures to Mac OS for only $30

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Apple today previewed Lion, the next major version of Mac OS X, which will feature iPad-like multi-touch gestures and be sold for just $29.99 on the Mac App Store.
  • Mac OS X Lion revealed, will ship in July for $30

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Apple engineers have been hard at work in the eight months since Steve Jobs first previewed Lion at last October's Back to the Mac event: After a brief recap on Lion’s new features at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced that the new OS would be shipping in July for just $30, and available solely from the Mac App Store.
  • Apple's plans for Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 -- and iCloud

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 6:36 am

    At its developer conference, CEO Steve Jobs reveals what's next for its desktop and mobile OSes, plus previews its new cloud service
  • Five features we'd like to see in Lion

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 9:41 am

    Steve Jobs will kick off next week's Worldwide Developer Conference by dishing on iOS 5, iCloud, and the next incarnation of the Mac OS, Lion. Thanks to Apple's marketing and a trio of developer previews, we already know plenty about what Lion will bring. But until Lion ships, we reserve the right to clamor for a few pet features we'd really like to see added before the new OS roars onto our Macs.
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