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Apple officially killing MobileMe sync for keychains, widgets, accounts, preferences

08/06/2011, 10:08 pm

While many of the features of MobileMe are simply being upgraded in the move to iCloud, Apple has previously noted that Gallery, iDisk and iWeb are on the chopping block. Now, the company has further made it clear that data sync features will also be canceled in its iCloud transition steps.


Russian online payment site linked to MacDefender malware scam

08/04/2011, 10:08 pm

After a raid on Russian payment giant Chronopay's offices, authorities have found evidence linking the company to the MacDefender fake anti-virus scam that targeted Mac users.


Inside iCloud: Apple's new web services for iOS and Mac OS X Lion

08/04/2011, 04:08 pm

Apple's iCloud services, announced this summer at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference, are quickly maturing for their initial release this fall. Here's what's new and what's changed.


Apple seen merging iOS, Mac OS X with custom A6 chip in 2012

08/03/2011, 10:08 am

Apple is looking to merge its iOS and Mac OS X operating systems into one unified platform for applications and cloud services as soon as next year starting with the MacBook Air, one Wall Street analyst believes.


Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop limited to modern Macs

07/29/2011, 07:07 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion introduces a new feature in the Finder named AirDrop, designed for easy file sharing between nearby systems. However to use AirDrop, you'll need a Mac incorporating hardware support for the new feature, which involves Mac models built no earlier than late 2008.


PayPal users mistakenly charged as much as $4,000 for Mac OS X Lion

07/27/2011, 02:07 pm

Multiple PayPal users have been incorrectly charged for purchasing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion from the Mac App Store numerous times, with one user claiming to have received a bill of nearly $4,000 for the $29.99 software.


ITC rules Mac OS X violates S3 patents, iPhone and iPad do not

07/26/2011, 06:07 pm

A US International Trade Commission judge has ruled that two patents held by S3 are being infringed by some of Apple's Mac computers, but invalidated two other patents and stated that Apple's iOS devices are not infringing any of the S3 patents.


Apple issues Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update for Snow Leopard

07/25/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued a recommended "Supplemental Update" for all Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 that delivers a handful of final fixes for the previous-generation operating system.


Apple's new iPad 2 ad sneaks in Lion reference

07/25/2011, 12:07 am

Apple on Sunday released a new ad for the iPad 2 containing a subtle reference to the newly-released Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.


Apple testing Mac OS X 10.7.2 alongside iCloud for Lion beta 5

07/24/2011, 11:07 am

Apple on Saturday evening tapped developers to begin testing a fifth pre-release version of its iCloud cloud computing service software for the company's new Mac OS X 10.7 Lion operating system alongside the first external beta of Mac OS X 10.7.2.


Apple says Mac OS X Lion downloads top 1 million in first day

07/21/2011, 04:07 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that downloads of Lion, its latest upgrade to the Mac OS X operating system, exceeded one million in its first day of availability on the Mac App Store.


Users report issues installing Apple's Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

07/21/2011, 01:07 pm

A handful of Mac users have reported problems upgrading their system to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, with various error messages, problems and quirks stemming from the Mac App Store download.


Adobe notes Lion-related 'known issues'; Samsung and iPad 2; B2B volume apps [u]

07/21/2011, 12:07 am

On the heels of Apple's release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Adobe has published a list of "known issues" with its products on the upgrade. Also, Samsung appears to have taken over for LG in supplying the display driver for the iPad 2. Finally, Apple has officially launched its Business Volume Purchase Program for the App Store.


Review Roundup: Mainstream press calls Mac OS X Lion 'big leap' into iPad era

07/20/2011, 10:07 pm

The first mainstream media reviews of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion have praised the upgrade as a "radical" departure that takes a "big leap" into a modern world of tablets and smartphones.


New MacBook Airs, Mac minis feature Lion Internet Recovery disc-less repair

07/20/2011, 01:07 pm

Given the lack of an optical drive all of Apple's new MacBook Air and Mac mini models, the company has included a new "Internet Recovery" feature in its new operating system to reinstall Lion or initiate repairs on the latest Macs.


Mac OS X Lion will be available on USB thumb drive for $69 in August

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

For those who want to have their copy of Lion saved on a physical medium, Apple will make the Mac OS X upgrade available on a USB thumb drive through its online store in August, but at a cost more than twice the price of the Mac App Store.


Apple launches Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on Mac App Store for $29.99

07/20/2011, 08:07 am

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple's highly anticipated next-generation operating system, is now available to purchase on the Mac App Store for $29.99, weighing in at 3.49GB.


Apple plans incremental feature additions to new Macs and iOS devices

07/19/2011, 08:07 pm

Apple has announced plans to defer revenue from sales of new Macs running OS X Lion and new iOS devices to account for new features that will be delivered after their original sale, including iCloud services.


Apple confirms Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to launch on Wednesday [u]

07/19/2011, 05:07 pm

Apple announced during its quarterly earnings call that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, its next-generation operating system, will launch on the Mac App Store on Wednesday.


Promotional materials for Mac OS X Lion appear at third-party Apple stores

07/19/2011, 03:07 pm

Gearing up for an anticipated launch this week, Apple has begun delivering promotional materials for Lion, its next-generation operating system, to third-party retailers across the globe.