Lion

  • OS X Mountain Lion Now Accounts For A Majority Share Of Mac Web Traffic, Growing Nearly Twice As Fast As Lion

    OS X Mountain Lion Now Accounts For A Majority Share Of Mac Web Traffic, Growing Nearly Twice As Fast As Lion

    OS X Mountain Lion, or version 10.8 as it’s known according to Apple’s numbering system, accounted for 32 percent of all web traffic measured by Net Applications, a firm that charts OS share and other web metrics. This marks the first time Mountain Lion has accounted for a majority share of web traffic from Apple computers, with Lion dropping down to 28 percent. Read More

  • Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?

    Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?

    As you may have seen over the weekend, someone has discovered a security hole in FileVault, which arose with the OS X Lion security update, version 10.7.3, back in February: FileVault encryption passwords are now visible in plain text outside of a computer’s encrypted area. The hole was apparently spotted by someone back in February, although it was most publicly first pointed out by… Read More

  • Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

    Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

    Today’s PSA is brought to you by the letter L. What word starts with L? Linen! If you’ve ever used Google Docs, you’ll recall that the interface is wildly ugly. Well no longer. Using a plugin and a nice big Linen JPG, you can turn GDocs into a thing of beauty. For whatever reason (probably for SEO), a Brisbane, Australia driving school is hosting this Linen background for… Read More

  • Lion Install Numbers Nothing To Roar About

    Lion Install Numbers Nothing To Roar About

    First, let me apologize for the headline. And now, the news. It appears that Mac OS X Lion isn’t exactly taking the Mac world by storm: after brisk initial sales following the July 20 release of 10.7, growth seems to have stagnated. This is based on visitor tracking by analytics firm Chitika, whose latest numbers indicate that Lion is still a long way from catching up to Snow Leopard… Read More

  • Six Million Copies Of OS X Lion Sold, Outpaces Snow Leopard

    Six Million Copies Of OS X Lion Sold, Outpaces Snow Leopard

    Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced that Apple sold six million copies of Lion, the company’s latest operating system. Apple released Lion on July 20, adding new iOS-like features to the OS operating system and improving system performance. Read More

  • Why Pay For A Lion Boot Disk? Use This App To Make Your Own

    Why Pay For A Lion Boot Disk? Use This App To Make Your Own

    When Lion was released, we linked to a page detailing how to create your own bootable Lion drive. But if you absolutely must have a GUI and don’t want to go mucking around in the app package, you might find this little tool useful. Read More

  • Nine Things You Should Do After Installing OS X Lion

    Nine Things You Should Do After Installing OS X Lion

    Lion is here — and as MG summed up in just 3,000 words, it’s great. No operating system is perfect, though. At least, not for everyone, and especially not right out of the (non-existent) box. Looking to make your Lion experience that much better, we’ve bundled together a bevy of tips and tricks that you really ought to have ready on your first trip into the new OS. Read More

  • Lion’s Internet Recovery Feature: The Past Meets The Future

    Lion’s Internet Recovery Feature: The Past Meets The Future

    Although you won’t find any Apple users who will admit it, Macs do occasionally crash and fail, sometimes in spectacular ways. In my experience, while they have far fewer visible errors, the ones that users end up seeing are more serious than the scattered Windows annoyances and driver issues. But by and large, recovery and error management haven’t needed to be among… Read More

  • Apple’s Lion Creates Dilemma For Older Quicken Fans

    Apple’s Lion Creates Dilemma For Older Quicken Fans

    Intuit’s “Quicken 2007 for the Mac” users have a problem. The personal financial accounting software is not going to work under Lion, Apple’s new OS 10.7, due to be released as early as Wednesday. Intuit suggests three solutions. But each has its own flaws, especially if you want to track investments, reconcile your financial statements or not have to buy 3… Read More

  • The Five Best Things About OS X Lion

    The Five Best Things About OS X Lion

    If all goes according to rumored plan, OS X Lion should hit stores by July 14 alongside new hardware to run the new OS. I’ve played with the Gold Master over the weekend and I’m pleased to report it is stable and a unique version of OS X, more complete than other, iterative updates like Snow Leopard. I won’t bore you with all the new stuff under the hood but let’s look at… Read More