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Topic: Mac OS X

Blizzard joins Valve in panning Microsoft's Windows 8

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

An executive at Blizzard, the developer of hit games like "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo III," has joined in to deride Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.


Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

07/27/2012, 11:07 am

Tom and Jill are going uphill, version 2.0 that is. The high quality voices, first introduced in OS X Lion as optional downloads, now have updates available through Software Update.


Mountain Lion easter egg references debut of original Apple Macintosh

07/26/2012, 04:07 pm

Incomplete downloads in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion show a "Date Modified" of Jan. 24, 1984, a reference to the day when Apple's very first Macintosh was unveiled by Steve Jobs.


Firmware update enables 'Power Nap' feature for Mid-2011 MacBook Airs

07/25/2012, 07:07 pm

A firmware update pushed out by Apple on Wednesday enables the Power Nap in certain MacBook Air models that were promised the feature but found it missing when OS X Mountain Lion launched earlier in the day.


Apple OS X Lion pulled as Mountain Lion rolls out

07/25/2012, 06:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pulled its last-generation OS X Lion from both the Mac App Store and brick-and-mortar Apple Stores amid the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion OS.


Some new Mac buyers unable to redeem Mountain Lion codes on App Store

07/25/2012, 11:07 am

A number of customers who recently bought a Mac and are looking to upgrade to Mountain Lion through Apple's OS X Up-to-Date program have been met with error messages telling them their redemption code has already been used.


Review roundup: Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is a bargain at $20

07/25/2012, 09:07 am

With the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Wednesday, review embargoes were lifted, and tech pundits heaped praise on the value offered by Apple in its $19.99 operating system upgrade.


Apple launches OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Mac App Store for $19.99

07/25/2012, 08:07 am

With more than 200 new features, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store on Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.


Apple to release Mountain Lion Wednesday on Mac App Store

07/24/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple announced on Tuesday that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its next-generation Mac operating system, will hit the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Mail 6.0 & Notes

07/23/2012, 01:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has split Notes off from Mail as its own app, mirroring iOS. Additionally, Mail gets new VIP contact, notification and search features, while the all new Notes app for OS X provides a new option for drafting ideas that are kept up to date across all your devices via iCloud.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Calendar & Reminders offer smart search, location-based alerts

07/22/2012, 03:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced iCal with two separate Calendar and Reminders apps, harmonizing with iOS and improving the overall interface while making Reminders not just calendar event with alarms, but also location-based notifications.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Contacts to get new groups, sharing, linking and Facebook support

07/22/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced Address Book with Contacts, bringing the simpler OS naming convention to OS X and adding a variety of new improvements, including easy sharing, card linking between different accounts and (later this year) Facebook integration.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Go Full Screen on any display

07/21/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has taken an incremental step toward making OS X's new iPad-like Full Screen mode more useful: you can now pick which connected display you want to use.


In-app purchasing exploit discovered for OS X apps

07/20/2012, 06:07 pm

Coming on the heels of Apple's attempts to plug an iOS in-app purchasing exploit, the latest being a developer support document released on Friday, a similar workaround has reportedly been found for desktop programs running on OS X.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: using iCloud as the smart, automated way to store documents

07/20/2012, 07:07 am

In OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud begins to take shape as the smart, automated way to store documents on a per-app, device independent basis, incrementally displacing the local file system that non-technical users have long struggled to comprehend and replacing it with a cloud-based service that connects and synchronizes desktop and mobile devices via the Internet.


Extended Apple employee hours point to rumored July 25 Mountain Lion release

07/19/2012, 05:07 pm

Prep work for the rollout of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will reportedly culminate next week when Apple employees will be be tapped for overtime beginning July 25.


Apple fixes CPU power use, USB issues for 2012 MacBooks

07/18/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out a software update to address CPU power use and USB issues that plagued owners of the newly-released MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: new iOS-style Accessibility

07/18/2012, 07:07 am

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple is radically improving the layout of Universal Access features for users who are sight, hearing or motor impaired, and changing the name of its portfolio of features to match iOS: "Accessibility."


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Game Center and Chess 3.0

07/17/2012, 07:07 am

Apple is expanding Game Center from an iOS play into the Mac arena with OS X Mountain Lion, enabling developers to add friend requests, recommendations and challenges as well as unlockable achievements and top score listings.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: AirPlay Mirroring

07/14/2012, 12:07 pm

AirPlay, Apple's wireless audio and video distribution system, gets an update in OS X Mountain Lion, offering modern Macs with compatible hardware the ability to wirelessly mirror the screen to an Apple TV-attached HDTV display.