Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.7.5, which adds Gatekeeper to Lion—hot on the heels of releasing OS X 10.8.2 and iOS 6. The company says that the new version of Lion adds the typical assortment of general system fixes and stability improvements, but the hallmark feature of the otherwise minor OS update is the introduction of Gatekeeper. Show More Summary
We’ve done Postbox 3 giveaways in the past, but here we go with another one because it’s that good. Postbox 3 is available for $9.95 for Windows XP, Vista, 7 as well as Mac OS X (Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion). This week, we’ll be giving away 25 copies of Postbox 3 worth a total of $250 for FREE!
Tying the knot on my first week of running Mountain Lion on my 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook, I have to concede that it's roping me in against my expectations. The fact that I haven't reverted by booting into Snow Leopard on the other hard drive partition is testimony. Indeed, I haven't rebooted at all yet since installing Mountain Lion on September 8th.
Great analysis by Jim Tanuous at The Mac Observer, benchmarking the battery life of the last few years worth of versions of OS X. 10.8.0 was a significant regression — as noted by many — but it looks like the upcoming 10.8.2 update will set things right. ?
Everyone knows that the “upgrade” to OS X Mountain Lion severely reduced the battery life in Mac laptops by up to 38%. And while OS X 10.8.1 helped things some, the fix was still meager compared to the oceans of juice you comparatively got on the same machine running OS X Lion. OS X 10.8.2, [...]Show More Summary
Personally, my take is that Snow Leopard is destined to be the ultimate reference version of the former Mac OS for a category of middle-aged Intel Macs for a long time to come, just as OS X 10.4 Tiger has become for PowerPC Macs. In my estimation, these two systems are the best, most solid versions of the Mac OS—probably ever—since the "iOSification" of OS X.
Video Link. A man films a snow leopard snarfing up a squirrel in a zoo enclosure, while his little son watches in curiosity. (thanks, Joe Sabia!)
Since the release of Snow Leopard Server three years ago, Apple has been steering its server platform away from large enterprise deployments. Instead Apple has redesigned OS X Server to meet the needs of the small to mid-size business market as well as the needs of Apple-centric departments or workgroups in larger organizations. That focus [...]Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian, in a sexy Givenchy dress, held hands with boyfriend Kanye West as they left the Jay-Z-produced Broadway play, Fela! Earlier in the day, Kim paid a visit to NYC's Central Park Zoo and snapped photos of a snow leopard and peacocks. Show More Summary
I was so frustrated when I switched from Snow Leopard to Lion and found that the "Save As..." menu item had vanished! I used that all the time to dupe a file and create another regardless of application, but suddenly it didn't work. Now I'm running OS X 10.8 and I still can't restore it to my "File" menu. Show More Summary
A new Mac OS X Trojan referred to as OSX/Crisis silently infects OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion. It then spies on the user by monitoring Adium, Firefox, Microsoft Messenger,Safari, and Skype.
Apple’s newest version of the Safari browser is now available on the Lion OS and the just-released Mountain Lion OS, but anyone with software pre-dating Lion won’t get to join in the fun. As announced back in June, Safari 6 …
Alongside OS X Mountain Lion today and several other updates, Apple has issued an update to its Apple Remote Desktop Mac App Store application. Apple says that the update will improve reliability, support for IPv6, and more: This update is recommended for Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues related to overall reliability, usability [...]
With more than 200 new features, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store on Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.
A new Mac OS X Trojan referred to as OSX/Crisis silently infects OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion. The threat was created in a way that is intended to make reverse engineering more difficult, an added extra that is more common with Windows malware than it is with Mac malware.
Apple has announced in their Q3 financial earnings press release that OS X 1.8 Mountain Lion will be released tomorrow. It will be available in the Mac App Store for $19.99 to all Snow Leopard and Lion users. We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. Show More Summary
Snow leopards are rare and very elusive. A team of scientists from the Snow Leopard Trust has been conducting a long term study on the big cats and recently shared some of their observations.
Another week, another science news roundup. We’ve got some awesome space news, baby snow leopards, HPV vaccine news, dinosaur sex, and more! How did I miss this news? Lost amongst all the excitement over the Higgs boson was an equally astonishing discovery of the strongest evidence yet for dark matter filaments connecting galaxy clusters. Show More Summary
Two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research during a recent expedition.