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Topic: Mac OS X

Apple preparing for first external betas of OS X 10.7.4

03/12/2012, 03:03 pm

Apple is wrapping up work on its next performance and maintenance update for the Lion operating system, as OS X 10.7.4 will soon make its way to developers for testing.

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.4 with up to 11% faster JavaScript performance

03/12/2012, 12:03 pm

Apple on Monday released a maitenance and security update for its Safari Web browser that promises up to an 11 percent Javascript performance boost over the previous version, in addition to delivery roughly a dozen other enhancements.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 offers to set up local Internet accounts

03/05/2012, 06:03 pm

When users log into web accounts (such as Google) in Safari and opt to save their account login, the browser will now offer to also configure local native apps, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Messages and Notes, in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, leveraging the same easy account setup pioneered by iOS.

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Mac OS X Lion update resolves Time Machine issue

03/05/2012, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday released an update for Mac OS X 10.7.3 which resolves an issue that some users faced when restoring their Mac from a Time Machine backup.

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New low level JavaScript interpreter to boost WebKit performance more than 200%

03/01/2012, 07:03 pm

Apple's WebKit JavaScriptCore is now a "triple tier virtual machine," offering the potential for 2-2.5 times faster JavaScript performance in Safari.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 adds privacy settings, website alerts

03/01/2012, 12:03 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a new website passwords browser, new privacy settings, and a new feature that allows websites to send alerts to the Notifications Center.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 gets a simplified user interface with new sharing features

02/29/2012, 08:02 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner, smarter user interface with a unified search and location field and new sharing features.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is improving file renaming

02/28/2012, 11:02 am

Along with integrated support for iCloud, this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion rethinks the document title bar to enable changing file names, and also (finally!) adds file name editing to open and save dialogs.

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Apple introduces Developer ID ahead of Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper

02/27/2012, 07:02 pm

In an email sent out on Monday, Apple invited developers to prepare their software for OS X Mountain Lion by joining the Developer ID program, which will allow for apps to run on a Mac or iOS device that is protected by the upcoming Gatekeeper anti-malware system.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is enhancing the file system with iCloud

02/27/2012, 07:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to deeply integrate iCloud into apps and simplify and improve file management in general in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple plans to revamp the toolbar

02/24/2012, 02:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to change the standard toolbar in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, organizing actions more efficiently and adding a context sensitive, iWork-style Format Bar.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Share Sheets put AirDrop, Twitter, Vimeo sharing everywhere

02/23/2012, 11:02 pm

Share Sheet icons throughout OS X Mountain Lion make it easy to share documents via AirDrop, Twitter, Mail, Messages, Flickr or Vimeo, and perform other context sensitive shortcut actions, such as setting an account picture

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Screen Sharing adds drag and drop file transfers

02/23/2012, 12:02 am

Remote Screen Sharing is enhanced in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, adding support for drag and drop file transfers between the viewer and the remote desktop and enhancing support for virtual displays.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Dashboard gets iOS-style widget organization

02/22/2012, 05:02 pm

Dashboard gets a Launchpad-style widget organization feature in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a standardized user interface that will be more familiar to iOS users.

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China Telecom expected to sell 3-5 million iPhones, Mountain Lion to reinforce iPhone "halo"

02/22/2012, 05:02 pm

Apple's newest partner in China is expected to sell 3-5 million iPhones this year, boosting Apple's momentum during the summer while the release of OS X Mountain Lion will reinforce the iPhone's halo effect over Mac sales, writes analyst Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Apple overhauls software updates, App Store

02/22/2012, 03:02 pm

System updates are now sensibly converged with a refreshed App Store in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, centralizing software updates and adding automatic app installs for all your iCloud-registered Macs.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Enhanced Printing & Scanning

02/21/2012, 09:02 pm

Printing and scanning will be enhanced in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner user interface with simplified menu bar buttons.

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Mountain Lion focuses on Cocoa, drops X11 and deprecates Carbon Core

02/18/2012, 12:02 pm

In a continuation of its efforts to prune OS X of bundled support for alternative platforms to instead focus on Cocoa, Apple's Mountain Lion depreciates more Carbon APIs and drops X11, although users will still be able to install support for running X Window System apps.

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Apple ends physical media OS distribution with Mountain Lion

02/17/2012, 04:02 pm

After testing the waters by distributing Mac OS X Lion via the Mac App Store or an OS-toting USB drive, it seems Apple is ready to ditch physical media altogether and will only be offering digital downloads of OS X Mountain Lion.

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New York Times gets Gizmodo treatment from Apple after negative reports

02/17/2012, 01:02 am

The New York Times appears to have lost its invitation to the Apple party in a vein similar to Gawker Media's Gizmodo blog, after printing a series of scathing reports that described the company as indifferent to terrible worker conditions in China.

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