iPhones and Android phones might get the lion's share of attention, but we think Windows Phone is a pretty terrific platform in its own right. What happens when you marry Microsoft's mobile OS to an enormous 6-in phablet? You get the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first of its kind. Show More Summary
Apple has all but announced it will no longer Mac computers running Snow Leopard, or OS X 10.6. On Tuesday, the company released an update for Mavericks, or OS X 10.9, plus security updates for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), but nothing for any other previously-released versions of OS X. Show More Summary
In addition to OS X 10.9.2, Apple has posted security updates for OS X 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Both of those are available either through the Software Update system preference or directly from Apple's web site. While...Show More Summary
Launchpad is the application launcher that Apple has included in OS X since Lion was released in 2011. It makes it dead easy to find and launch applications on your Mac, regardless of where they're installed. Apps you've installed using...Show More Summary
Prior to OS X 10.7 Lion there was a little app on the Mac called Front Row. This app turned your Mac into a media center that rivaled the Apple TV. Apple initially launched Front Row as a “digital hub” application to make your Mac the center for all things media related in your house. The post The Case for Bringing Front Row Back appeared first on Apple Gazette.
It's been three years since Apple killed Front Row. Maybe it's time to bring it back. When Apple introduced OS X Lion in 2011, they got rid of a software app that had been included with the Mac ever since the fall of 2005, when OS XShow More Summary
AirDrop began as an OS X Lion feature that let Mac users easily beam files to each other over an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection. After several attempts to bring it to iOS were rejected for not being accessible enough to mainstream customers, a new version was developed specifically iOS 7 that's simpler and more obvious. Show More Summary
AVG recently announced that its antivirus software is now available for Mac OS. The new product will protect users running Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion from viruses and malware. The antivirus software is currently available as a free download from the AVG website and Apple’s App Store. Show More Summary
For at least a couple years now, OS X has started to look more and more like iOS. Lion brought Launchpad and columns of app icons. Mavericks gave us Maps and a cleaned up interface. For his imagining of the next iteration of Apple's operating system, one designer just said, "Screw it. Let's make them the same!" Read more...
Over the past few years, Apple has released new versions of its OS X software, with the latest being OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Prior to that we had Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard which was released back in 2009, a good four years ago, and it would seem as though Apple’s support for the four year old operating system could be coming to an end. Show More Summary
In Mac OS X Lion Server Essential Training, author Sean Colins shows how to configure a Lion Server installation, while highlighting its ease of use. Click here to download the new eBook today! The course gives an overview on servers: what they are, why they’re necessary, and how to set them up quickly. It also [...]
OS X 10.9 Mavericks continues to gain popularity, overtaking previous versions of OS X like Mountain Lion and Lion in November of 2013 according to the newest market share data from Net Applications (via The Next Web). First introduced...Show More Summary
MacPractice has announced that version 4.4.45+ 64-Bit MacPractice MD, MacPractice DC, MacPractice DDS and MacPractice 20/20 are compatible with OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion. MacPractice also announced recent iOS 7 compatible...Show More Summary
One of the features in OS X Mavericks that I was most looking forward to was offline dictation. Back in OS X Mountain Lion, Apple added the systemwide Dictation tool, similar to Siri in iOS. You pressed a key combination (by default, the Fn key twice) and started talking to your Mac, and it recorded and transcribed what you said. Show More Summary
In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple made sharing files between two Macs easier than ever before with AirDrop… but that only works if you’re on the same network. What if you want something as easy to use as AirDrop, but … Read more ›
Almost two years ago I wrote a short list of things I wanted Apple to bring back to the iPad. It was following the first OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion preview, and it included things like rich text in Notes, a more spatially consistent Notification...Show More Summary
Apple has seeded two new Safari betas for developers to test, supporting OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks in the latest updates. The two updates include Safari 6.1.1 for OS X 10.7.5 Lion and OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, as well as Safari 7.0.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Show More Summary
When OS X Mountain Lion came out, we found out that there were 43 hidden high-resolution images included as part of the screen saver system: nature images from National Geographic, aerial images, images of the cosmos, and patterns in nature, … Read more › The post How To Find And Use The Hidden Screensaver Images In Mavericks [OS X Tips] appeared first on Cult of Mac.
You may know that your Mac can send you notifications via the native Notifications Center, introduced in OS X Mountain Lion. You can get notified via a pop up badge or alert window for various activities, like iMessages, Calendar events, … Read more › The post Keep Your Private Notifications Off Your Lock Screen In Mavericks [OS X Tips] appeared first on Cult of Mac.