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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Wall Street greets Apple's WWDC news with knowing yawn

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Apple shares fell 1.6 percent Monday, despite the news coming out of the company's annual developers' conference and a keynote by Steve Jobs.
  • '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.
  • Developer preview of Mac OS X Lion arrives with more new features

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    Apple on Thursday released a developer preview of Mac OS X Lion, the next incarnation of the Mac operating system. The new version sports a number of features that weren’t showcased when Apple offered a sneak preview of Lion back in October.
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