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Topic: Mac OS X

Jony Ive expected to replace iOS, OS X textures with clean edges & flat surfaces

11/01/2012, 12:11 pm

Software designed to look like real-life textures, such as linen or felt, is expected to become a thing of the past at Apple now that designer Jony Ive has taken over the user interfaces of iOS and OS X.

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Apple issues Xcode 4.5.2 developer preview, updates to Logic and photo apps

10/24/2012, 07:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a number of software updates, including a pre-release version Xcode, new versions of Logic Pro and Logic Express, and digital camera compatibility additions for the company's photo editing apps.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion update tailored to new Macs

10/24/2012, 06:10 pm

One day following the announcement of new iMac, MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, Apple on Wednesday released an OS X Mountain Lion update built specifically for those devices.

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Revamped new iTunes 11 user interface hints at future of OS X

10/20/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple's upcoming new release of iTunes 11, due by the end of October (and likely to launch with the iPad mini), suggests several new user interface concepts that are likely to also be adopted its larger OS X platform.

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Microsoft reveals strong pre-sales of Windows 8 in quarterly earnings

10/19/2012, 03:10 pm

Sales of Windows PCs plunged ahead of the forthcoming release of Windows 8, but Microsoft saw strong pre-sales for its next-generation operating system ahead of its Oct. 26 launch.

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Apple releases supplemental updates for OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and 10.7.5 Lion

10/04/2012, 04:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released two supplemental updates, one for OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, which brings fixes for three issues, and another for the legacy OS X 10.7.5 Lion, which solves two problems.

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First look: Passbook support in Mountain Lion 10.8.2

09/20/2012, 11:09 am

Apple's newly updated Mountain Lion Mac operating system contains built-in support for receiving and syncing Passbook passes via iCloud.

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Apple rolls out bevy of legacy OS X, firmware updates

09/19/2012, 07:09 pm

While the release of Apple's OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 have taken most of the spotlight on Wednesday, the company released a plethora of updates for OS X Snow Leopard and Lion as well as new firmware and software versions for select products.

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Apple releases Mountain Lion 10.8.2 with Facebook integration

09/19/2012, 01:09 pm

On the heels of the release of iOS 6, Apple has also publicly issued OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, a major update featuring system-wide Facebook integration for the Mac.

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Apple seeds second OS X 10.8.2 build in three days, hints at imminent release

09/14/2012, 10:09 pm

Three days after Apple pushed out build 12C50 of OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion to developers, the company has seeded an updated version, possibly hinting that a public release is imminent.

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Apple sells 7 million Mountain Lion upgrades in less than 2 months

09/12/2012, 01:09 pm

More than 7 million users have upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion since it launched in late July, Apple revealed on Wednesday.

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Apple adds further Facebook integration, Power Nap support in latest 10.8.2 beta

09/11/2012, 11:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday seeded build 12C50 of the OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion beta with no known issues, adding a number of new features to the upcoming update that should be ready for public launch this fall.

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Test shows upcoming OS X Mountain Lion version may solve laptop battery life woes

09/10/2012, 05:09 pm

A set of tests published on Monday claim to show significant a boost in MacBook battery life using a new developer build of OS X Mountain Lion, with the latest beta showing an 85-minute increase from the current 10.8.1.

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Apple enhancing iCloud with new web apps, Lost Mode for iOS 6

09/10/2012, 02:09 pm

Apple is upgrading or expanding five web apps in its online iCloud portfolio, in preparation for iOS 6 which is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday.

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Apple working to improve Power Nap feature in latest 10.8.2 beta

09/05/2012, 09:09 pm

Apple seeded a new OS X 10.8.2 beta on Wednesday, asking developers to focus on a number of areas including the Power Nap feature introduced with Mountain Lion.

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Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.

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OS X Mountain Lion passes 10% adoption in one month, on track to outperform Lion

08/30/2012, 07:08 pm

A study from ad network Chitika found that after only one month of availability, Apple's latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has garnered over 10 percent of all Mac-based ad impressions after enjoying a high adoption rate that shows no signs of slowing down.

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Parallels 8 launches for existing owners with Retina display, Windows 8 support

08/30/2012, 04:08 am

Parallels on Thursday launched the latest version of its machine virtualization software, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac, for owners of current Parallels customers, offering a slew of performance improvements and new features like support for Apple's Retina display-toting MacBook Pro. New customers will be able to purchase Parallels 8 on Sept. 4.

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Apple continues testing Facebook integration with second beta of OS X 10.8.2

08/29/2012, 06:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided developers with the second beta of OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, less than a week after the first beta became available.

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New Java vulnerability affects Macs, could lead to more malware

08/27/2012, 09:08 pm

Researchers announced on Monday that hackers are taking advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java 7, with the newly discovered flaw able to exploit any platform, including Apple's OS X.

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