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Topic: Mac OS X

Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Dictation & speech

07/13/2012, 07:07 am

In Mountain Lion, Macs are getting system-wide speech recognition, the same "Dictation" feature Apple gave the new iPad at the beginning of the year. While it works well, it does require a network connection.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Safari 6 adds iPad-style iCloud-shared tabs

07/12/2012, 07:07 am

Safari turns 6 in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a new view of open tabs similar to iPad and a new iCloud tab-sharing feature, along with an offline Reading List, new website passwords browser, new privacy settings, and a feature that allows websites to send alerts to the new Notification Center.


Mountain Lion update page confirms incompatibility with older Macs

07/11/2012, 10:07 pm

As first hinted in February, Apple's upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system update will not include support for certain models of Macs with older Intel chipsets with integrated graphics.


New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Notification Center gets more social, configurable

07/11/2012, 07:07 am

The new Notification Center service of OS X Mountain Lion, a feature borrowed from iOS, goes beyond its mobile sibling to offer a direct way to send tweets from the desktop. It does not however have iOS 5's live ticker updates for widgets such as Weather and Stocks, something OS X presents in Dashboard instead.


Apple calls for developers to submit OS X Mountain Lion apps

07/09/2012, 10:07 pm

Shortly after seeding the Golden Master release of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has sent an email calling for developers to begin submitting apps for the upcoming desktop operating system update.


OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Golden Master seeded to developers

07/09/2012, 05:07 pm

Apple on Monday seeded what is intended to be the final test version of its OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to developers with no known issues, meaning that the next-generation operating system is all but complete and set for imminent launch.


Microsoft announces Windows 8 will launch in October

07/09/2012, 03:07 pm

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion set to arrive this month, Apple's latest operating system will become available at least two months earlier than Microsoft's competing Windows 8.


iOS 6 beta hints Apple Maps could come to Mac OS X

07/09/2012, 12:07 pm

Apple's new Maps in iOS may not be limited to the iPhone and iPad, as new evidence suggests the company could also bring its in-house mapping solution to the Mac.


Apple update brings RAW support for four new cameras

06/26/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update that adds RAW compatibility for three Canon models and one Sony camera to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11 users.


Orbitz displaying higher-priced hotels to Macs versus PCs

06/25/2012, 10:06 pm

Travel booking website Orbitz has revealed that it shows Mac users more-expensive hotel options than it does to PC users because those using Apple's desktop operating system tend to spend more.


Apple's Mountain Lion to offer automatic security updates

06/25/2012, 06:06 pm

It was revealed on Monday that Apple's upcoming OS X Mountain Lion will feature an automatic security check feature that will ensure users have the most up-to-date software protection amid a growing number of Mac-targeted malware.


Apple tones down language touting OS X security measures

06/25/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple's website used to boldly claim that the Mac "doesn't get PC viruses," but following the spread of the Flashback botnet, the company has since toned down the language to say that OS X is "built to be safe."


Apple asks developers to focus on graphics in first OS X 10.7.5 beta

06/19/2012, 03:06 pm

Apple has supplied its development community with the first beta of OS X 10.7.5, its forthcoming maintenance update to the Lion operating system.


Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 software update

06/18/2012, 04:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a software update to the most current seed of Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 one week after pushing out the original beta operating system last week.


Apple preparing first external betas of OS X 10.7.5

06/18/2012, 03:06 pm

Work on OS X 10.7.5, the next performance and maintenance update for Lion, is far enough along that Apple is preparing to issue a preview of the software to its developers for testing.


Apple pulls Messages for Mac beta ahead of Mountain Lion

06/12/2012, 01:06 pm

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion set to launch in July, Apple has pulled the link to download its Messages for Mac beta.


Apple taking aim at Chinese market with Mountain Lion, iOS 6

06/12/2012, 03:06 am

Apple actively promoted on Monday new Chinese-language features in both OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and iOS 6 that should help it ramp up sales in the world's most populous nation.


OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion hits the Mac App Store in July for $19.99

06/11/2012, 02:06 pm

The next major update to OS X, known as Mountain Lion, will become publicly available for $19.99 on the Mac App Store in July, Apple announced on Monday.


Apple details iCloud, dictation, Power Nap features in Mountain Lion

06/11/2012, 01:06 pm

At Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple showed off some of the new features of its forthcoming Mountain Lion operating system update, including dictation for the Mac, tighter integration with iCloud, Power Nap for automatic data updating, and a new version of Safari.