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Topic: Mac OS X

Windows 8 design to radically depart from Mac OS X Lion

08/29/2011, 07:08 pm

Microsoft has started to leak details of its plans for the upcoming release of Windows 8, highlighting a very different design philosophy compared to Apple's existing Mac OS X Lion.

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Evidence suggests Apple will bring iCloud to Snow Leopard

08/29/2011, 02:08 pm

For Mac users who have not yet upgraded to Lion, new evidence suggests Apple will add iCloud support to its predecessor, Snow Leopard, in the form of an update.

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Samsung rumored to buy webOS to compete with Apple's iOS, Mac OS X

08/29/2011, 10:08 am

In an effort to more directly compete with Apple's integrated hardware-software approach, Samsung is rumored to be interested in buying webOS from Hewlett-Packard.

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Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.2 build, iCloud beta 9 to developers

08/26/2011, 02:08 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with a new beta build of Mac OS X 10.7.2, as well as iCloud for Lion beta 9 for testing purposes, just a few days after the last beta builds were issued.

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Apple updates Boot Camp 3.3, iMac firmware

08/24/2011, 05:08 pm

Apple has issued an update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Boot Camp users and a revised firmware for certain iMacs that addresses graphics issues.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple's Mac OS X Disk Utility of patent infringement

08/18/2011, 01:08 pm

A new lawsuit takes aim at Apple, alleging that its Mac OS X operating system and its Disk Utility feature infringes on a patent related to peer-to-peer networking workgroups.

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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.1 with Wi-Fi improvements, audio out fixes

08/16/2011, 04:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.7.1, its first security and maintenance update for the newly released Lion operating system, with improved Wi-Fi reliability and resolutions for issues related to HDMI and optical audio output.

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Apple now selling $69 Mac OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive

08/16/2011, 07:08 am

For those who don't want to purchase Mac OS X 10.7 Lion from the Mac App Store for $29.99, Apple is now selling the $69 USB install drive in its online store.

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Apple considering driver-free printing for OS X and iOS devices

08/15/2011, 08:08 pm

Apple in a pair of recent filings has proposed methods that would eliminate the necessity of printer drivers in order to streamline the printing process for users of its Mac OS X and iOS devices.

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Apple releases new developer builds of Mac OS X Lion, iCloud

08/12/2011, 05:08 pm

In its ongoing work to prepare developers for the autumn release of iCloud, Apple has issued new updates of Mac OS X Lion and the iCloud package that provides support for the company's online features to Macs.

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Apple adds Mac OS X Lion compatibility to Leopard Migration Assistant

08/10/2011, 08:08 pm

Apple has issued an update to Migration Assistant for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, allowing Leopard users to transfer data, settings and applications to new Macs running Mac OS X Lion.

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Apple issues Lion Recovery Disk Assistant for external drives

08/08/2011, 07:08 pm

Apple on Monday released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant software to enable users to create recovery partitions on external drives. The company also issued an update to its Logic Express and Logic Pro software.

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Apple hit with lawsuit over over quick-boot patent first owned by LG

08/08/2011, 12:08 pm

Apple has been hit with a new lawsuit that accuses the Mac maker of violating a patent related to quickly booting a computer operating system, an invention that was initially granted to LG electronics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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