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  • 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

  • Hands-On With Facebook In OS X: Sharing Made Easy, App Access And Contact Syncing

    Hands-On With Facebook In OS X: Sharing Made Easy, App Access And Contact Syncing

    Apple has released an update to OS X that brings Facebook single sign-on to its desktop operating system. That means you can use your Facebook credentials to sign in to the network under “Settings > Mail, Contacts & Calendars,” and then use Facebook directly from system menus and Notification center to do share updates, sync contacts and more. Read More

  • Report: One Month After Launch, Mountain Lion Now Powers More Than 10% Of Macs

    Report: One Month After Launch, Mountain Lion Now Powers More Than 10% Of Macs

    Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, launched just over a month ago and according to the latest data from ad network Chitika, it now run on over 10% of Macs. Following the obvious spike in installs after launch – the OS was already running on 3.2% of Macs just 48 hours after its release – Mountain Lion’s share of web traffic to… Read More

  • Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11

    Boom Makes Your Mac Speakers Go Up To 11

    The sound booster Mac App called Boom will be releasing its Mountain Lion version on the Apple Store tomorrow. If you have ever wished you could raise the volume on your speakers higher than the maximum level that Apple allows (or to 11), you should check out the low-cost app Boom. The app boosts the volume of Skype chats, Netflix movies, badly recorded YouTube videos, music, or any sound… Read More

  • After Just 48 Hours, Mountain Lion Already Accounts For 3.2% Of Mac Web Traffic

    After Just 48 Hours, Mountain Lion Already Accounts For 3.2% Of Mac Web Traffic

    Just 48 hours after its official launch, Apple’s Mountain Lion, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system, has already captured 3.2% of Mac web traffic according to a report by ad network Chitika. Given its low cost ($19.99) and the fact that it’s available as a download and very easy to install, chances are these numbers will continue to increase quickly over… Read More

  • Apple To Release Mountain Lion On July 25

    Apple To Release Mountain Lion On July 25

    According to Apple’s Q3 filing, OS X Mountain Lion will be released to the public tomorrow, July 25. The OS improves on the current version, Lion, by adding iOS-like notifications as well as improvements like Game Center and tweaks to the Mail app. Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote: “We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter. We’ve also just… Read More

  • Should You Upgrade To Mountain Lion?

    Should You Upgrade To Mountain Lion?

    Mountain Lion, Apple’s latest version of OS X, is currently in beta. However, it is in a stable enough form that some journalists were given sneak peeks over the past few days. I’ve been working with the OS for most of the last week and weekend and, as a public service announcement, I’d like to state that while Mountain Lion is a compelling upgrade to OS X it’s not… Read More

  • Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

    Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

    There’s a good reason Apple let Mountain Lion out of its cage this morning with no fanfare or event. Like Lion, the improvements are minor at best and some less than useless. Lion hasn’t sold particularly well, and few of its “improvements” have caught the attention of the public, except when they try to scroll down and it goes up. Personally, I thought being able to… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

    Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

    With today’s reveal of the next version of OS X – OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion – Apple is more deeply integrating its iCloud service into the operating system itself. No longer will storing your documents in the cloud feel like an extra, value-added feature – it will feel like part of the OS itself. The cloud is just another drive, Apple seems to say, and saving to… Read More

  • Test Drive Apple’s New Messages App Before Mountain Lion Launches

    Test Drive Apple’s New Messages App Before Mountain Lion Launches

    Members of the general public will have to wait a few more months before they can play with Mountain Lion proper, but one of the update’s newest features is ready for a taste of the limelight. Apple has just made their revamped Messages app available for everyone to download, but don’t go looking for it in the OS X App Store. Read More