OS X Lion

Apple prepping official OS X Lion Recovery Drive

Apple prepping official OS X Lion Recovery Drive

Back in July when Apple launched OS X Lion we talked about a lot of the cool features that the OS has. One of the more interesting things for those that worry about their Mac not booting is the new Lion feature where you can make your own recovery drive using a flash drive. If you want to know more about Lion read our review of the latest versions of Mac OS X here.

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Apple Sued for OS X Fast Booting with Supposed LG Owned Patent

Apple Sued for OS X Fast Booting with Supposed LG Owned Patent

Down in Florida today, a group by the name of Operating Systems Solutions, LCC, has found it necessary to file a patent infringement lawsuit against no less than Apple. Their suit includes finding Apple's OS X operating system using a fast boot operation which seems to infringe on a patent originally owned by LG Electronics. The original owner, LG Electronics, seems to have filed for patent back in 1999, another granted patent being assigned again in 2002 to LG Electronics Inc, but that in its reissued granted patent form is assigned to Protimus Technologies LLC in 2008 - it is this patent that's being quoted in the court's document - will Apple be forced to defend connections to said original LG filing? We shall see!

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The Subjectivity of Natural Scrolling

The Subjectivity of Natural Scrolling

Apple released its new OS X Lion for Mac computers recently, and there was one controversial change that had the technorati chatting nonstop. In the new Lion OS, Apple changed the direction of scrolling. I use a MacBook Pro (among other machines, I'm OS agnostic). On my MacBook, I scroll by placing two fingers on the trackpad and moving them up or down. On the old system, moving my fingers down meant the object on the screen moved up. My fingers are controlling the scroll bars. Moving down means I am pulling the scroll bars down, revealing more of the page below what is visible. So, the object moves upwards. On the new system, moving my fingers down meant the object on screen moves down. My fingers are now controlling the object. If I want the object to move up, and reveal more of what is beneath, I move my fingers up, and content rises on screen.

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Microsoft Office 2011 To Add OS X Lion Features

Microsoft Office 2011 To Add OS X Lion Features

So all the new OS X Lion features are great, but what's the use if they're not compatible with your most used software applications. Despite many Mac computer adopters, a good number of them are still relying on Microsoft's Office suite for Mac, which currently does not support any of the new Lion features. Luckily, Microsoft has confirmed that they are busily working away at integrating them as we speak.

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Apple Releases OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update For Better Snow Leopard To Lion Transition

Apple Releases OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update For Better Snow Leopard To Lion Transition

If you haven't updated to the new Mac OS X Lion just yet, then you might want to get a new OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard update before you make the plunge. Apple has just released a version 1.1 supplemental update for 10.6.8 that replaces the previous version and aims to improve the transition from Snow Leopard to Lion.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

The much anticipated Mac OS X Lion touched down this past Wednesday along with revamped MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and Cinema Displays. Apple's on a winning streak with more than 1 million Lion copies sold in the first day and a record breaking third quarter earnings call. Intel and Microsoft also did quite well, but Nokia hugely disappointed. Other record setting numbers from Google and Spotify round out the week. Continue after the cut for the video and full roundup list.

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Apple axes Front Row from OS X Lion

Apple axes Front Row from OS X Lion

Apple has quietly retired Front Row, its media center interface for Macs, which has disappeared as of OS X Lion's release earlier this week. Added back in October 2005, Front Row was arguably Apple's answer to Microsoft's Media Center builds of Windows; today, it seems the Cupertino company would rather you just bought an Apple TV since, as Macworld notes, hitting cmd + esc in Lion no longer brings up the familiar sofa-friendly interface.

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Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe has backtracked on claims that OS X Lion dropped hardware acceleration for Flash video, after a knowledge base article suggested that Apple had disabled the systems used to speed up rendering of such clips. In a statement on the company's Flash Player Team blog, Adobe admits that Apple "provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard" and that their false suggestion was based on misinterpreting results from a pre-beta Lion build.

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OS X Lion Sold Over 1 Million Copies In First Day

OS X Lion Sold Over 1 Million Copies In First Day

Apple proudly announced that its OS X Lion, which was released yesterday, has already sold more than 1 million copies. The major OS revamp retails for $29.99 and is only available by download through the Mac App Store. This means the company raked in just under $30 million on the first day.

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Safari 5.1 released for OS X Snow Leopard and Windows

Safari 5.1 released for OS X Snow Leopard and Windows

Apple has released Safari 5.1, bringing Mac users still running OS X Snow Leopard - as well as Windows users - up to date with the version of the browser bundled in OS X Lion. The updated version includes Reading List, allowing links and pages to be saved for later review, together with Resume, which can automatically reopen all previous tabs when you restart the browser.

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OS X Lion update kills Flash Player hardware acceleration and more

OS X Lion update kills Flash Player hardware acceleration and more

If you ran out and updated to Lion yesterday on your Mac you may be finding that a few things don't work like they did on Snow Leopard. Apparently, the update has disabled some of the features that Adobe Player had before like hardware acceleration. That loss will be noticed by Mac fans that try to play Flash content.

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iTunes 10.4 and iWork 6 Updates Released For OS X Lion Full-Screen Support

iTunes 10.4 and iWork 6 Updates Released For OS X Lion Full-Screen Support

Apple has just released an update for iTunes bringing it up to version 10.4 along with an update for iWorks to version 6. This comes shortly after the major release today of Apple's Mac OS X Lion, which ushers in over 250 new features, including support for full-screen apps. That particular feature is what the iTunes update addresses.

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