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Topic: Inside Mac OS X Lion

Apple reveals Mac OS X Lion, Server prices for business and education

06/17/2011, 08:06 pm

Apple has announced prices and deployment plans for its education and business customers installing Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server, with licenses starting at $29.99 in volume.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to support 450 Mbps WiFi on 2011 Thunderbolt MacBook Pro, iMacs

05/06/2011, 08:05 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will unlock the latent capacity of recently released Thunderbolt MacBook Pro and iMac systems to use faster 450 Mbps 802.11n wireless networking, thanks to triple send and receive antennas capable of supporting three spacial streams of wireless traffic.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Safari adds iPad-like Downloads menu

05/02/2011, 06:05 pm

Safari 5.1 in Mac OS X Lion adds a new window-integrated downloads popup menu with behavior that appears to be borrowed from iPad.


VMware vSphere 5 to add cloud virtualization support for Mac OS X Server

04/30/2011, 02:04 pm

The upcoming release of VMware's vSphere 5 virtualization platform is reported to include guest OS support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, indicating new options for enterprise use of Apple's server platform without the now discontinued Xserve.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Developer Preview 3 dials down animated tabs

04/29/2011, 05:04 pm

The third developer preview release of Mac OS X Lion reverts an experimental change in how tabbed panes are drawn and animated, dropping a iOS-like slider animation to present the active tab as simply a depressed button.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: iTunes Screen Saver controls music playback

04/26/2011, 07:04 pm

In Mac OS X Lion, Apple's iTunes Screen Saver shifts from a way to passively display album art into an interactive way to play music.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to add Office file viewing, new text and signature annotation

04/22/2011, 07:04 pm

In Mac OS X Lion, Preview 5.5 gains the ability to view Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents and expands its PDF annotation features.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: new multitouch gestures, Dock integration for Exposť, Launchpad, Mission Control

04/14/2011, 06:04 pm

Apple has already demonstrated a variety of changes on the way for Mac OS X Lion's Dock, Dashboard, Exposť, and Spaces, but there are a variety of interesting details about how these components will work together, and how new multitouch gestures will make them effortlessly available.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New dictionaries, multiple word views, multitouch lookups

04/12/2011, 07:04 pm

Mac OS X Lion adds polish to the bundled Dictionary app, with new dictionaries and an improved multi-pane interface. The system also improves overall dictionary functions with enhanced Spotlight integration and multitouch support for inline text lookups.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7: Apple to strip most Aqua gloss

04/11/2011, 08:04 pm

Apple's next desktop operating system release will tone down much of the Aqua user interface and change how screen captures handle windows' drop down sheets.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: TextEdit adds vertical layout, graphical toolbar

04/08/2011, 06:04 pm

Mac OS X's bare bones text editor gets some attention in the coming release of Lion, adding support for vertical layouts for East Asian languages, as well as a graphical menu bar with font selection and text highlighting.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: iChat 6 adds Yahoo IM, account integration, web page sharing

04/06/2011, 02:04 pm

The next version of Mac OS X will deliver an updated version of iChat capable of logging into Yahoo IM accounts, providing an improved experience when using multiple accounts, and adding web page sharing in iChat Theater.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: iCal 4.0 gets annual view, iPad appearance

04/01/2011, 04:04 pm

Apple's iCal 4.0 in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion's second Developer Preview adopts an iPad appearance and a new annual view.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to introduce multi-user Screen Sharing

03/31/2011, 07:03 pm

In Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Screen Sharing morphs from a simple VNC remote screen viewer into a multiuser, Fast User Switching Remote Desktop solution similar to Microsoft's Terminal Services.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion sets, finds, corrects insecure folder permissions

03/31/2011, 04:03 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion makes system wide changes to standard folder ownership and permissions to enhance security, finding and recommending changes where necessary.


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to deliver Scene Kit framework for 3D apps

03/31/2011, 02:03 pm

The release of Mac OS X Lion will debut a new development framework called Scene Kit, which developers say will support easy to implement 3D rendering within their apps.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Apple drops FTP, adds WebDAV file sharing for iOS

03/24/2011, 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.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server: Apple replaces Samba for Windows networking services

03/23/2011, 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.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool

03/15/2011, 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.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop local file sharing

03/10/2011, 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.