Mac OS X

  • About time: Newest Apple security update fixes DNS glitch

    About time: Newest Apple security update fixes DNS glitch

    Apple’s Security Update 2008-005 fixes that DNS glitch that has been freaking people out for the past few weeks. As such, it’s advised that you stop whatever you’re doing and apply the patch right now. Some had accused Apple of dragging its feet in applying the patch, but now that it’s here, expert plenty of “what took Apple so long?” stories. Bottom line, the… Read More

  • Snow Leopard screens trickle out: Safari has mysterious 'Save as Web Application' menu item!

    Snow Leopard screens trickle out: Safari has mysterious 'Save as Web Application' menu item!

    The first shots of Snow Leopard, Apple’s new operating system that should be here in about a year, are now starting to appear online. On a German site, of all crazy things! Anyhow, the biggest news from the released screen shots is the existence of a mysterious “Save as Web Application” menu item in Safari. What this does is save the Web site—let’s say Gmail, for… Read More

  • XBMC for Mac OS X continues to mature, gives Front Row much needed competition

    XBMC for Mac OS X continues to mature, gives Front Row much needed competition

    Flickr’d Formerly named Xbox Media Center, XBMC made the original Xbox useful long past its sell-by date, and it’s now been ported over to Mac OS X. Well, it’s been available for OS X for some time now, but yet another beta was released a few hours ago. That latest version, 0.5b8, can be found here. Now, you ask yourself, “Just why would I use XBMC on my Mac?” Because… Read More

  • Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, will be light on new features

    Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, will be light on new features

    Somewhat lost in the iPhone 3G hype/madness yesterday was Apple’s announcement of the next version of Mac OS X, to be called Snow Leopard. The big news: rather than promise wiz-bang new features along the lines of Spotlight or Time Machine, Apple says it will focus on “enhanc[ing] the performance” of the operating system. Says an Apple senior vice president: We have delivered… Read More

  • YA Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC, will be Intel-only

    YA Rumor: Mac OS X 10.6 to debut at WWDC, will be Intel-only

    Could developers be getting a sneak peak at Mac OS X 10.6 at next week’s WWDC? Maybe! A little birdie told TUAW that Apple could well give developers an early build of 10.6 at the conference in San Francisco. It’s been suggested that 10.6 won’t bring much in the way of new features, but will instead focus on stability and security. That 10.6 could be the first Intel-only Mac OS… Read More

  • Displaylink beta drivers for OS X

    Displaylink beta drivers for OS X

    I’m not sure exactly what the draw is to USB displays, but I guess for some people it’s pretty handy. If you can get daisy-chaining to work, it could be nice, but there are data bandwidth issues when you’ve got a lot of information going over that cable. In any case, they’ve released a beta driver set for Intel Macs and “even” MacBook Airs. Thing is, it… Read More

  • Jailbreak for OS X

    Jailbreak for OS X

    Mac OS Xers can now get their jailbreak on. All the fun starts here. Read More

  • Iomega MiniMax and UltraMax work with Leopard's Time Machine right out of the box

    Iomega MiniMax and UltraMax work with Leopard's Time Machine right out of the box

    Iomega’s newest MiniMax and UltraMax hard drives were designed with Leopard in mind. Both drives come preformated with HFS+, the file system used by Leopard (and previous version of OS X). So if you ever wanted to use the Time Machine system backup feature, literally all you’d have to do is plug the drive in and click “use drive for Time Machine,” no converting from… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Mossberg reviews Gateway One, says it's no iMac

    Since Gateway announced the One, everyone and their cousin has known it’s a blatant copy of Apple’s iMac. Even Uncle Walt over at the Wall Street Journal knows damn well what Gateway and Dell are trying to do with their all-in-one computer systems. Unfortunately for Gateway, while imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the One doesn’t even come close to the iMac. In fact… Read More

  • Two million copies of Leopard sold in first weekend

    Two million copies of Leopard sold in first weekend

    Apple has a hit on its hands and that’s always a good thing. With the release of Mac OS X Leopard this past Friday, over two million loyal Mac users flocked to stores or their computers to purchase a copy. AppleInsider notes that it took Apple six weeks to sell two millions copies of Mac OS X Tiger back in ’05. Says Sir Jobs on the surge of sales: “Early indications are that… Read More

 
  • Why Leopard Isn't Better Than Vista

    Why Leopard Isn't Better Than Vista

    Leopard hasn’t been out a week and already the Microsoft fanboys are starting to bash away. Take for instance, an article I found called “Why Leopard Isn’t Better Than Vista” written for eWeek and posted on Neowin. Now if the domain names aren’t biased enough, think about what this guy is saying. Vista is better than Leopard. That’s like saying your 1988 Hyundai… Read More

  • Use logic for Spotlight searching in Leopard

    Use logic for Spotlight searching in Leopard

    I’ve been using Apple’s new OS, Mac OS X Leopard since the 25th and I really am in love with it. Aside from the rendering issues surrounding Safari and Shiira (Flash animations won’t load) and problems with Stacks customization, I really don’t have much else to complain about. As I was stumbling around Apple’s website today, I came across a new function in Leopard… Read More

  • Leopard launch madness: Apple Store 5th Ave photo frenzy

    Leopard launch madness: Apple Store 5th Ave photo frenzy

    Right at the entrance as the doors first opened at 6 p.m. It was me and some AP photographer there. CrunchGear is hardcore. Hey gang. I just got back from the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue here in New York where I snapped a few photos of the launch. It was absolutely dreadful outside, with the rain and wind and cold nearly bringing me to tears. (I called John while covering the launch. He can… Read More

  • Leopard Golden Master leaked, works prefectly

    Leopard Golden Master leaked, works prefectly

    Leopard has leaked. The Golden Master build of Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, can now be found online. It’s currently all over Usenet and at least one of the bigger BitTorrent trackers, with the accompanying NFO file reading “You know what this is….” Early reports are that it works perfectly. Apple did a fine job protecting this release. I remember back during the… Read More

  • Leopard gone gold, Apple posts 'how to' video

    Leopard gone gold, Apple posts 'how to' video

    Leopard has gone gold, with Apple declaring Build 9A581, which has not been leaked on the Internet yet, the winner. As such, Cupertino today posted a cute little “What’s Leopard?” video on its Web site. There’s no real heavy lifting in the video, especially for those of us who have been following its development like we’re the paparazzi, but it’s still worth… Read More

  • How to get Mac OS X Leopard for as low as $40

    How to get Mac OS X Leopard for as low as $40

    Last night, I remembered something that you will no doubt thank me for later. When Mac OS X Tiger came out a few years ago, I was ready to buy it. I had my $130 in hand and was waiting in line. But as I approached the cash register, I ran into a coworker I knew and he told me that the University of Pennsylvania’s bookstore, which was right down the block, was selling copies to students for… Read More

  • Leopard to be released on October 26, says someone

    Leopard to be released on October 26, says someone

    October has arrived, so where is Leopard? Rumblings inside Apple indicate that the company will make several big announcements between October 22 and 27. Even better, word on the street is that Apple will release Leopard on October 26. Mark your calendars. Even though Leopard hasn’t gone gold yet, all but one of the bugs have been worked out. Don’t worry, I’ll be cruising Usenet… Read More

  • Want To Get Pixelmated?

    Want To Get Pixelmated?

    Want to get your hands on Photoshop-killer, Pixelmator? Of course you do, you Mac OS X fanboy. I hear there are a few torrents on public trackers somewhere. Don’t know where though. Absolutely no idea. Enjoy. Official Site Read More

  • Total Photoshop Killer: Pixelmator!

    Total Photoshop Killer: Pixelmator!

    Something different than the standard Photoshop layout! Crazy! On one of the underground torrent sites I visit daily, I came across a new Mac App that had been downloaded a bunch of times. It’s called Pixelmator and it’s an upcoming competitor that’s going to blow Adobe Photoshop out of the water. Right now it’s in closed beta, so this leaked version is still experimental. Read More

  • iPhoneDrive Updated, iPhone Now More Drive-y

    iPhoneDrive Updated, iPhone Now More Drive-y

    Ecamm Network has updated its iPhoneDrive software (which allows you to drag and drop files between your phone and your computer) to include support for moving files around on your iPhone as though it were truly a portable drive. You’ll also be able to drag multiple files off of your phone and an iTunes bug has been fixed as well. The software goes for $9.95 until Apple decides to just… Read More