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Topic: Mac OS X

The next ten years of Mac OS X

01/03/2012, 02:01 pm

Apple celebrated three ten year anniversaries in 2011, making 2012 its first full year in its second decade of Mac OS X development, iPod devices and iTunes, and its retail operations, even as the company takes on new business categories ranging from iAd to iCloud to Siri. Here, in part one, is a look at where the company is headed for its next decade of Mac OS X.

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Inside Apple's 2011: Mac hardware and Mac OS X

12/28/2011, 11:12 pm

This year, Apple's Mac OS X platform turned ten years old, launched the 10.7 Lion reference release, introduced the Mac App Store and iCloud, and delivered a series of new Macs boasting fast, flexible Thunderbolt connectivity and speedy new Sandy Bridge processors.

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Apple's 15 years of NeXT

12/21/2011, 05:12 pm

Fifteen years ago, Apple announced plans to acquire NeXT Software, a move that would ultimately bring Steve Jobs back to the company he cofounded twenty years earlier.

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HTC already testing phones to work around ITC ruling

12/20/2011, 11:12 pm

HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou revealed on Wednesday that the company is already testing a workaround in order to comply with the U.S. International Trade Commission's ban on devices infringing on Apple's Data Detector patent.

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Apple seeds new OS X Lion 10.7.3 build to developers

12/20/2011, 08:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a new beta version of Mac OS X 10.7.3, labeled build 11D36, to developers for testing.

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ITC grants injunction over Apple Data Detectors patent against HTC Android phones

12/19/2011, 06:12 pm

Apple has won an import ban from the US International Trade Commission blocking HTC Android phones that infringe upon its Data Detectors patent, a move that will require Android to drop the feature or implement it in a way that does not infringe.

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Apple's Mac App Store downloads top 100 million

12/12/2011, 08:12 am

Apple revealed on Monday that downloads via its Mac App Store have topped 100 million in less than one year of operations.

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.2 to fix memory usage, stability, page flashing

11/29/2011, 06:11 pm

Apple has made the free update Safari 5.1.2 available from its website and through Software Update for Mac OS X users.

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Microsoft to follow Apple's Lion lead with digital delivery of Windows 8

11/22/2011, 10:11 am

Much like Apple did with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in July, Microsoft plans to make the simplest and easiest method of installing Windows 8 a download over the Internet.

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In ITC reversal, Apple found not to infringe HTC's S3 patents

11/21/2011, 06:11 pm

The US International Trade Commission has dismissed the first complaint by graphics firm S3 against Apple, stating that "no violation" was shown and that its investigation into the complaint against Macs has been terminated.

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Apple begins testing Mac OS X 10.7.3 with focus on iCloud storage

11/15/2011, 05:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday began widespread testing of Mac OS X 10.7.3, the third maintenance update to its relatively new Lion operating system that will improve upon iCloud's Documents in the Cloud, among a handful of other areas.

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Apple plans software fix for Lion battery life issues on older MacBooks

11/15/2011, 04:11 pm

As some users continue to report battery life issues running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on older MacBooks, Apple continues to look into the problem in hopes of finding a solution.

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Apple now a top 5 PC vendor in Western Europe as sales rise 20%

11/14/2011, 04:11 pm

Despite double-digit declines in Western Europe's PC market during the third quarter, Mac sales surged nearly 20% to help Apple break into the segment's top 5 vendors for unit shipments.

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OS X sandboxing flaw casts doubt on upcoming Mac App Store requirement

11/11/2011, 08:11 pm

A newly-discovered security flaw in the sandboxing functionality of Mac OS X has prompted concerns over Apple's requirement that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store must implement sandboxing by March 2012.

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Web stats indicate Mac OS X Lion still growing very fast

11/11/2011, 07:11 pm

Contradicting a report by advertising network Chitika describing Mac OS X Lion as stagnating, web analytics firm Net Applications reports Apple's latest OS has already taken a 30 percent share of the active Mac installed base in just over three months.

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OS X Lion growth stagnates at 16% Mac market share

11/11/2011, 06:11 pm

The adoption rate of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has seen a drastic slowdown after enjoying strong initial sales and is only running on 16% of Macs, giving it the third largest install base behind Snow Leopard and Leopard.

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Apple releases iAd Producer 2.0, Java updates

11/08/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the 2.0 version of its iAd producer software, as well as Java updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion users.

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Apple's iCloud seen leading to gadgets 'we haven't thought of yet'

11/08/2011, 04:11 pm

After meeting with members of Apple's leadership, investment bank Barclays said this week it believes the company's iCloud is the most significant service introduction since iTunes, paving the way for the company to introduce products that don't yet exist.

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Hidden "Drop Box" feature in Mac OS X Lion lets you sync files across Macs

11/02/2011, 05:11 pm

While Apple advertises iCloud's 'Documents in the Cloud' service as a way of keeping iWork files in sync across devices, its been discovered that Mac OS X Lion users can also leverage the service to sync all types of files across multiple Macs.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data

10/31/2011, 07:10 pm

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computerís GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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