OS X Lion

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Apple is planning to release updated versions of its Mac mini and Mac Pro desktops in the first week of August, according to the latest leaks, with an update to Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. CNET TV's Brian Tong says his insiders have confirmed that Apple is holding off on the new hardware until Mac OS X Lion is ready, with both the Mac mini and Mac pro being preloaded with the updated OS.

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Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple Switching AirPort Branding To Wi-Fi?

Apple likes to differentiate itself from competitors, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Besides a stubborn unwillingness to adopt Flash and HDMI ports, the company also insists on calling its wireless connectivity by the name of AirPort, which can be confusing since it is more commonly known as Wi-Fi. But now, it looks like with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple may be caving into what's popular by dropping the AirPort name.

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Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

Mac OS X Lion “honeypot” Restart to Safari mode discovered

The Mac OS X Lion developer beta released last week has turned up what appears to be a new "honeypot" element of Find My Mac, promising basic access to a browser while, in the background, a lost or stolen MacBook can check in its location online. Spotted by MacRumors, the new "Restart to Safari" feature on the lock screen allows users without the password to access the browser only, rather than any files or local apps.

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SlashGear 101: What is iCloud?

SlashGear 101: What is iCloud?

The idea that the device in your hand is a fleeting thing and that the data its accessing is now and forever will be paramount is at the forefront of Apple's thinking. Steve Jobs stood up on June 6th at an Apple keynote speech during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (aka WWDC) and showed of the company's then-brand-new service by the name of iCloud. This service is a "cloud" based service that allows you, the user, to store data for access by their Apple and non-Apple devices. This service acts as a hub for music, photos, applications, documents, eBooks (iBooks), contacts, and email and calendar data.

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Apple’s Compelling New Features Means Continued Consumer Appeal

Apple’s Compelling New Features Means Continued Consumer Appeal

As I sat through the WWDC Keynote where Apple announced and demonstrated a plethora of new features to OS X and iOS, the word that kept coming to me was "useful." Much of what they demonstrated appealed to me as a Mac user as useful and practical. They addressed many of the things they needed to in order to keep their software current and competitive as well as launched a new service in the process. Things like notifications and wireless sync as well as the addition of iCloud are all necessary for them to stay relevant and continue to appeal to current and new customers.

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Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

Apple WWDC 2011 Keynote Busts our Live Visitor Record Charts!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, we here at SlashGear are proud to announce that we've just today made a brand new record for our site's live feed viewership. Not only have we beaten previous records, we've beaten them by a country mile, collecting nearly twice the live viewers that we'd had for previous press events such as the Apple keynote on iCloud, iOS 5, and OS X Lion that occurred today. First we'd like to thank you, the readers, then we'd like to literally tell you where we stand!

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OS X Lion Available in App Store for $30 in July 2011

OS X Lion Available in App Store for $30 in July 2011

In a massively impressive move that will certainly have the rest of the software companies still in existence quivering in their collective shorts, Apple revealed that their newest operating system OS X Lion would be available in July, in their app store for easy download, and available for a mere $29.99. This download is therefor $100 cheaper than the last OS X upgrade and is only a 4GB download.

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Apple Reveals All New Mail App for OS X Lion

Apple Reveals All New Mail App for OS X Lion

Adding to the stack of featured items for the new OS X Lion revealed at WWDC 2011, the crew on stage at the event's first keynote revealed a whole new Mail app. This new version was shown to be completely re-vamped in many ways, offering you two or three column view, snippets on the left, and a favorites bar for you to be grabbing your hottest folders in a snap. Searching has been smartened up inside Mail as well.

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OSX Lion Features AutoSave And Resume

OSX Lion Features AutoSave And Resume

So remember those times when you had to kick yourself for forgetting to save your term paper and then the electricity went out or some other catastrophic event took out your computer or laptop? Well, Apple's new Mac OS X Lion is here to save the day. It's added a new Auto Save and Resume feature.

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