OS X Lion

OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

Apple's OS X Lion allows users to boot and restore their broken computers from the web, with a new tool called Lion Recovery. The system usually boots from your notebook or desktop's hard-drive, triggered by holding down Command-R during startup, but if your disk is corrupted or you've loaded a new disk without a OS X installed, you can also do the same thing from a version of the OS on Apple's own servers.

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Apple Mac mini refreshed: Sandy Bridge and dual-drive Server

Apple Mac mini refreshed: Sandy Bridge and dual-drive Server

Apple's Mac mini has been updated, packing new Intel Sandy Bridge processors along with Thunderbolt connectivity. The compact desktop keeps the slick aluminum design of the last-gen models but ditches the optical drive and offers a choice of new Core i5 and Core i7 processors; there's also a Server model and an optional 256GB SSD.

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Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple has updated its MacBook Air ultraportable, bringing the notebook range up to date with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge processors, as well as the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity already seen on the MacBook Pro and iMac. Running OS X Lion, the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch Airs keep the slick unibody styling of their predecessors but throws in a backlit keyboard.

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Mac OS X Lion available now!

Mac OS X Lion available now!

Apple has released OS X Lion, the latest update to the company's Mac platform. Boasting over 250 new features along with a performance boost, Lion borrows some of the gloss of the iOS platform and pulls it over to the desktop, as Apple reduces the gap between the two.

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Apple Store goes down: MacBook Air and more incoming!

Apple Store goes down: MacBook Air and more incoming!

The Apple Store has been taken down, signaling that the company's web-elves are readying new product listings. Top of the list of expected additions to the store this morning is a new range of MacBook Air ultraportables, details for which leaked earlier this morning. However, Mac OS X Lion is also being released today.

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Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

It's official, Apple's OS X Lion and revamped MacBook Airs will indeed be hitting stores this week---tomorrow, to be exact. During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, Apple Chief Operating officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that OS X Lion will be available on the Mac App Store starting this Wednesday and that revamped MacBook Airs will be arriving at the same time with OS X Lion pre-installed.

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OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

Apple's release of OS X Lion, along with the new MacBook Air ultraportables, is being tipped for Wednesday morning this week, with multiple sources claiming the company's retail stores will ready their new displays and demo areas overnight on Tuesday, July 19. The new Air range was initially expected to be launched last week, but Apple is believed to have delayed the release at the final moment.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

New MacBook Airs are set to hit Apple Stores any day now. Preloaded with OS X Lion, the revamped ultraportable notebooks will feature the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and the new 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But new reports suggest that's not all. This latest edition of the MacBook Air will also include the return of a backlit keyboard.

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Apple Mac OS X Lion Apps Now Being Accepted

Apple Mac OS X Lion Apps Now Being Accepted

Apple's Mac OS X Lion has been rumored for a July 14 launch and it looks to be on target. The Golden Master version of this major release was seeded to developers on July 1 and as long as no last-minute bugs crop up the release could go final this week. Formal invitations today for developers to submit Mac OS X Lion apps are a good sign that the OS is indeed fast approaching.

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Mac Pro and MacBook Air with OS X Lion Launching This Week

Mac Pro and MacBook Air with OS X Lion Launching This Week

Oh my goodness oh my goodness, time for some operating system update goodness, right inside the machines we're about to own. That's right, a source by the name of Mr.X has been speaking with our good pals at 9to5Mac and they've got a few words to say about some new models being shipped to Apple stores around the nation. These upgrades include what appears to be four new MacBook Air models and Mac Pros - that's the tower model, if you've not been keeping up with such things, all of these containing the soon to revolutionize the market desktop OS known as OS X Lion!

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 10, 2011

Battle of the social networks kicked off this week with Facebook announcing group chat support, a new design, and a video calling feature developed in partnership with Skype. However, the Google+ Hangouts group video chat feature still has Facebook beat although we won't know how real adoption of Google's social platform will be until it opens to the public sometime around July 31st. Continue after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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OS X Lion and MacBook Air refresh July 14 as Apple staff warned of “overnight” prep sessions

OS X Lion and MacBook Air refresh July 14 as Apple staff warned of “overnight” prep sessions

Mac OS X Lion is looking increasingly likely to see a July 14 release, with new sources suggesting that Apple is warning retail staff to prepare for "overnights" - late shifts where new signage, displays and hardware are readied for the next day - on July 13. According to 9 to 5 Mac's sources, while OS X Lion won't actually be available on shelves (since Apple has decided to distribute it via the Mac App Store) there will be demo Macs upgraded to the OS, as well as the refreshed MacBook Air.

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