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Topic: Mac OS X

OS X Mountain Lion may be degrading battery life, test shows

08/09/2012, 12:08 am

In response to an Apple Support Communities forum thread, a report on Tuesday offers anecdotal evidence that the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may be causing battery life issues for some MacBook users.


OS X Mountain Lion users reporting laptop battery life issues

08/03/2012, 02:08 pm

A number of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners who updated to the recently-released OS X Mountain Lion are complaining of battery performance issues, with some reporting their batteries only last half as long as when OS X 10.7 Lion was installed.


Apple seeds new OS X 10.7.5 Lion builds, iCloud Control Panel to developers

07/30/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple on Monday seeded new builds of OS X Lion, Lion Server and the Windows-only iCloud Control Panel beta to developers with no known issues.


Downloads of Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion top 3 million in 4 days

07/30/2012, 08:07 am

Apple's newly updated Mac operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has been downloaded more than 3 million times in its first four days, the company announced on Monday.


Firmware update brings 'Power Nap' to Retina MacBook Pro

07/27/2012, 05:07 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out a firmware update for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display enabling Mountain Lion's new Power Nap feature two days following the new operating system's release.


Apple OS X Mountain Lion hits 3.2% penetration in two days

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

After being on the market for just 48 hours, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is already accounting for 3.2 percent of all Mac web traffic and is on track to become one of the most quickly adopted operating systems in history.


Blizzard joins Valve in panning Microsoft's Windows 8

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

An executive at Blizzard, the developer of hit games like "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo III," has joined in to deride Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.


Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

07/27/2012, 11:07 am

Tom and Jill are going uphill, version 2.0 that is. The high quality voices, first introduced in OS X Lion as optional downloads, now have updates available through Software Update.


Mountain Lion easter egg references debut of original Apple Macintosh

07/26/2012, 04:07 pm

Incomplete downloads in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion show a "Date Modified" of Jan. 24, 1984, a reference to the day when Apple's very first Macintosh was unveiled by Steve Jobs.


Firmware update enables 'Power Nap' feature for Mid-2011 MacBook Airs

07/25/2012, 07:07 pm

A firmware update pushed out by Apple on Wednesday enables the Power Nap in certain MacBook Air models that were promised the feature but found it missing when OS X Mountain Lion launched earlier in the day.


Apple OS X Lion pulled as Mountain Lion rolls out

07/25/2012, 06:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pulled its last-generation OS X Lion from both the Mac App Store and brick-and-mortar Apple Stores amid the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion OS.


Some new Mac buyers unable to redeem Mountain Lion codes on App Store

07/25/2012, 11:07 am

A number of customers who recently bought a Mac and are looking to upgrade to Mountain Lion through Apple's OS X Up-to-Date program have been met with error messages telling them their redemption code has already been used.


Review roundup: Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is a bargain at $20

07/25/2012, 09:07 am

With the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Wednesday, review embargoes were lifted, and tech pundits heaped praise on the value offered by Apple in its $19.99 operating system upgrade.


Apple launches OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Mac App Store for $19.99

07/25/2012, 08:07 am

With more than 200 new features, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store on Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.


Apple to release Mountain Lion Wednesday on Mac App Store

07/24/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple announced on Tuesday that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its next-generation Mac operating system, will hit the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Mail 6.0 & Notes

07/23/2012, 01:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has split Notes off from Mail as its own app, mirroring iOS. Additionally, Mail gets new VIP contact, notification and search features, while the all new Notes app for OS X provides a new option for drafting ideas that are kept up to date across all your devices via iCloud.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Calendar & Reminders offer smart search, location-based alerts

07/22/2012, 03:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced iCal with two separate Calendar and Reminders apps, harmonizing with iOS and improving the overall interface while making Reminders not just calendar event with alarms, but also location-based notifications.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Contacts to get new groups, sharing, linking and Facebook support

07/22/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced Address Book with Contacts, bringing the simpler OS naming convention to OS X and adding a variety of new improvements, including easy sharing, card linking between different accounts and (later this year) Facebook integration.


Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Go Full Screen on any display

07/21/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has taken an incremental step toward making OS X's new iPad-like Full Screen mode more useful: you can now pick which connected display you want to use.


In-app purchasing exploit discovered for OS X apps

07/20/2012, 06:07 pm

Coming on the heels of Apple's attempts to plug an iOS in-app purchasing exploit, the latest being a developer support document released on Friday, a similar workaround has reportedly been found for desktop programs running on OS X.