OS X Lion

Apple officially killing Messages beta for Lion users next month

Apple officially killing Messages beta for Lion users next month

It's been a long time since we talked about the Messages beta for Mac OS X Lion, but today it's working its way back into the news. It seems that Apple is gearing up to pull the plug on the last few stragglers who have enjoyed access to the Messages beta after the launch of Mountain Lion, sending out an email today that says the beta will soon be ending. Our own Craig Lloyd had one of these emails land in his inbox just a few minutes ago, and you can check it out after the jump.

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SlashGear 101: What’s new in OS X Mountain Lion?

SlashGear 101: What’s new in OS X Mountain Lion?

Those of you considering upgrading your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion from an earlier version of the system like OS X Lion should be asking: what's new? That's why SlashGear has the simple guide you're about to look over, complete with a collection of the most important set of changes and updates that play a big part in Mountain Lion's "200 new features" touted by Apple. This system is the next big step towards perfect integration between your Mac, your iPhone, and your iPad - that's the first thing to keep in mind.

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Safari 6 now available for download

Safari 6 now available for download

Along with Mountain Lion, Apple has begun to roll out updates for several of its core Mac OS X apps, including Safari 6. The updated browser will be available for Lion as well as Mountain Lion, and features several new features over its predecessor, including Smart Search Field, Offline Reading List, Do Not Track, a password pane, and support for Baidu, a Chinese search engine. Some features, however, will only be available on Mountain Lion.

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Apple Flashback malware removal in two easy steps

Apple Flashback malware removal in two easy steps

This week Apple has sent out an update to all Mac computers using OS X Lion that will instantly fix any and all common instances of the Flashback malware discovered this month. This update is extremely easy for you Lion users to download and install, as all you need is a couple of point and clicks to make it happen. This update goes by the name of Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 and will also bring you Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_31.

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Mac OS X 10.7.3 bug fix available for download now

Mac OS X 10.7.3 bug fix available for download now

A select number of users updating to the newest version of Mac OS X on their Apple machines have encountered a bug of sorts, but some relief has some down the pipe in less than 24 hours after the original release. This fix does not come directly in response to the bug, but is an official Apple-made software download you can all use to bring your life back to normalcy. The problem is, the bug itself is one that closes all applications as you open them - so you're going to have to do some jimmy-rigging.

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iCloud goes to iTunes and Lion first, iOS third

iCloud goes to iTunes and Lion first, iOS third

It appears that the mobile ecosystem won't be the first or even the second to get updates that will allow iCloud functionality - instead it will be Mac OS X Lion and iTunes that make the move first. Of course the difference between the three won't be more than a day in advance of the launch of iOS 5, the mobile operating system coming out with the launch of the iPhone 4S. Updates are expected to be available BEFORE the October 12th launch of iOS 5 for both iTunes and OS X Lion, the exact date being either Monday or Tuesday (two or three days from the day this post is posted.)

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Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

Parallels Desktop 7 Hands-on [Video] – run Windows apps on your Mac, run Mac on your iPad

In its most basic state, Parallels Desktop 7 is the newest edition of Parallels, software which allows you to run Windows applications on your Mac computer as if there were Mac applications. If there was ever a perfectly simple way to transition from Windows, whatever Windows you're working with*, over to the newest version of Mac, OS X 10 Lion. I've personally never seen a solution make this cross-hatching of the operating systems look so simple. And red and white with a double tower representing the parallel nature of the system is pretty nice to look at, too.

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Sonos finally gets OS X Lion support

Sonos finally gets OS X Lion support

Sonos has finally updated its streaming music system to support Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, over a month after Apple's newest OS version was released. Previously, those running Lion were unable to stream music stored on their Mac across to their Sonos speakers, although music stored on NAS drives or in cloud storage services like Spotify was still accessible.

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