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Topic: Inside Mac OS X Lion

Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Dozens of new high quality multilingual speech voices

03/02/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Auto Save, File Versions and Time Machine

03/01/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server: remote lock, disk wipe and administration

02/28/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: File Vault full disk encryption and cloud key storage

02/28/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Crash or continue, push notifications

02/27/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Font Book 3, Emoji support

02/27/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New Finder search, item arrangement views

02/27/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New Spotlight and Quick View features

02/27/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Yahoo Messenger video and voice in iChat

02/26/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Missing Front Row, Rosetta and Java runtime

02/26/2011, 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.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: new iOS-like About this Mac app

02/26/2011, 02:02 pm

After converted Mac OS X's Apple Menu to link to the new Mac App Store market rather than just linking to its "Mac OS X Software" web page, Apple has now turned its attention to the pedestrian "About This Mac," providing easy access to system details.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New Migration Assistant helps Windows PC switchers

02/26/2011, 02:02 pm

Apple has added a new option in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to simplify the process of switching from a Windows PC to a Mac via network import of old files.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New window controls & gestures

02/25/2011, 03:02 pm

Apple is finally letting go of old windowing conventions that date back to the original Macintosh, allowing users in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to fluidly interact with windows any way they like.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Apple exposing beta to security experts for review

02/25/2011, 02:02 pm

Apple is inviting security experts to examine its developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, apparently the first time it has expanded beyond its core developers to expose its new software to community scrutiny.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Apple adds SSD TRIM support

02/25/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple has added limited TRIM support to the latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which should enhance the long term performance of Solid State Drives.

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