Topic: Mac OS X
2011/24/03, 06:03 pm
The upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion and Lion Server dramatically simplifies file sharing, removing official support for FTP and Sun's NFS file sharing protocols while adding a new WebDAV option making it easy to share files with iOS devices.
2011/23/03, 04:03 pm
The upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server will remove the formerly bundled open source Samba software and replace it with Apple's own tools for Windows file sharing and network directory services.
2011/23/03, 08:03 am
Apple announced on Wednesday that Bertrand Serlet, the company's senior vice president of Mac Software Engineering and a man who has worked with Steve Jobs for 22 years, is leaving the company.
2011/21/03, 05:03 pm
The seventh free update to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is now available through Software Update, offering a variety of bug fixes and security enhancements.
2011/15/03, 09:03 pm
Apple has added a new Wi-Fi Diagnostics utility to monitor the performance of wireless networks, record events, capture raw network frames, and log diagnostic data that can be sent to Apple by users for troubleshooting.
2011/14/03, 04:03 pm
Apple on Monday seeded the eighth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers, with the latest build again featuring no new issues and no new focus areas, suggesting a final release could be close.
2011/10/03, 10:03 pm
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion introduces a new feature in the Finder named AirDrop, designed for easy file sharing between nearby systems.
2011/09/03, 03:03 pm
Apple on Wednesday released Xcode 4 for free to its registered developers, while everyone else can purchase the development environment for Mac OS X and iOS from the Mac App Store for $4.99.
2011/08/03, 07:03 am
The seventh beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7, the forthcoming maintenance and security update for the Snow Leopard operating system, was released to developers by Apple this week.
2011/02/03, 03:03 am
In Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple added a very realistic new voice named Alex for text to speech features. In Lion, Apple provides dozens of even better quality voices in more than forty languages and dialects.
2011/01/03, 09:03 pm
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion makes a conceptual leap away from the Mac's original focus on opening apps to create files, launching a new task-centric interface borrowed from iOS. Lion apps can also auto save multiple Versions of the document for Time Machine-like recovery of previous iterations of a file.
2011/28/02, 10:02 pm
In Mac OS X Lion Server, Apple brings iOS-like remote management features to the Mac, including "Find My Mac," remote wipe, and remote software and profile settings via push notifications.
2011/28/02, 08:02 pm
In Mac OS X Lion, Apple has completely revamped FileVault, removing it as a simple encryption of users' Home folders and reinstating it as full disk encryption solution, with an apparent option to save disk encryption keys with Apple, likely via MobileMe.
2011/28/02, 09:02 am
Hackers have written a new "backdoor Trojan" targeted specifically at Apple's Mac OS X operating system that can allow remote operations and password "phishing," as Mac sales and market share continue to grow.
2011/27/02, 10:02 pm
Developers have noted two interesting features in progress within the Mac OS X Lion release, one being the ability to continue an application poised to crash, and a second being the foundation of push notifications in Mac OS X.
2011/27/02, 08:02 pm
Apple has enhanced its Font Book app for managing installed font faces, and has added a new Emoji font commonly used in chat to express ideograms.
2011/27/02, 07:02 pm
In Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple has enhanced Spotlight search within Finder windows, while also adding new item arrangement view options to organize files within icon, list, column and Cover Flow views.
2011/27/02, 05:02 pm
In Mac OS X Lion Apple has integrated Spotlight search features with Quick View for previewing results, allowing users to see documents and metadata inline while performing a search.
2011/26/02, 11:02 pm
Apple has added support for Yahoo Messenger to Mac OS X Lion's iChat app, reportedly enabling text, voice and video chat over Yahoo's instant messenger protocol.
2011/26/02, 05:02 pm
The latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion excludes support for Rosetta (used to run PowerPC code on Intel Macs), Front Row, and Oracle's Java runtime, although Apple includes a mechanism to automatically download an updated Java runtime for Lion.