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Topic: Mac OS X 10.6

Apple opens developer forums to Snow Leopard discussion

05/08/2009, 09:05 am

Signaling an new open approach to its operating system development plans, Apple has announced new threads for discussing the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system on the developer forums available to Apple Developer Connection Premier and Select members.


Snow Leopard to support native 3G Wireless WAN hardware

05/07/2009, 02:05 pm

Building on evidence that Apple is seeking to hire engineers to test new Macs with 3G Wireless WAN support, people familiar with the company's plans say Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will incorporate new support for native WWAN hardware.


Apple building YouTube support into Snow Leopard

04/27/2009, 11:04 am

Apple will further its endorsement of YouTube and open video standards by building support for the Google-owned video sharing service into one of its flagship applications due to ship later this summer as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.


Snow Leopard to offer screen recording via QuickTime X Player

04/24/2009, 04:04 pm

With the introduction of Snow Leopard, QuickTime Player will assume more of a utilitarian role, with screen recording features reportedly joining the software's exiting repertoire of basic audio and video capture capabilities.


Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

04/24/2009, 08:04 am

Apple will leverage the popularity of the iPhone to deliver business users new Mobile Access services in Snow Leopard Server to securely deliver corporate email, contact, calendar, and intranet web services to iPhone and iPod touch users far more cost effectively than Microsoft Windows Server.


Apple taps developers to test new Snow Leopard beta

04/23/2009, 09:04 pm

Apple on Thursday notified developers by email that they could begin downloading and testing a new pre-release build of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system, the second beta of the software released this month.


Apple to drop new Snow Leopard beta on developers

04/21/2009, 02:04 pm

Apple sometime this week is expected to tap its developers to begin testing a new pre-release copy of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, signaling a clear acceleration of the beta test process.


Apple pushes devs to deliver 64-bit support with new Snow Leopard beta

04/01/2009, 08:04 pm

As expected, Apple on Wednesday evening provided its vast developer community with a new pre-release distribution of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and asked that they focus attention on 64-bit compatibility in their third party kernel extensions.


More Apple Snow Leopard, Final Cut, Xserve rumors hit the web

04/01/2009, 06:04 pm

A well-read overseas Mac blog is using April Fools Day to drop a payload of unconfirmed rumors on the Apple community regarding release dates for Snow Leopard, Final Cut Studio 3, new Xserves, and even a future generation of Mac notebooks.


Snow Leopard roadmap; Pro app updates in pipeline

03/31/2009, 12:03 pm

Recently, AppleInsider has been provided with a bit more clarity on Apple's pre-release build cycles for Snow Leopard in addition to being tipped off to several Pro application updates currently undergoing beta tests.


Apple close to unveiling guarded Snow Leopard UI overhaul

03/25/2009, 12:03 pm

While developers have been privy to pre-releases of Apple's Snow Leopard operating system for quite some time, those distributions have been stripped of several features including a significant UI overhaul that the company is now preparing for broader consumption, AppleInsider has been told.


A peek at Apple's new QuickTime X interface

03/07/2009, 02:03 pm

A widely reported interface overhaul making its debut in early betas of QuickTime X Player distributed with pre-releases of Apple's Snow Leopard operating system this week is reportedly not much to write home about.


Text to get smarter in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

03/06/2009, 10:03 am

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, expected this summer, will deliver a variety of advanced text related features across all applications that use Core Text, according to people familiar with Apple's plans.


New QuickTime Player, Cocoa Desktop in latest Snow Leopard beta

03/06/2009, 09:03 am

As expected, Apple overnight equipped its vast developer community with a new build of its upcoming Snow Leopard operating system that includes significant changes, such as a redesigned QuickTime Player.


Briefly: Apple prepping new Snow Leopard, iWeb, ARD updates

03/05/2009, 07:03 pm

The news vacuum that's followed Apple's Mac desktop refresh offers space for some updates on the company's software-related efforts, which should soon produce new builds of Snow Leopard. Meanwhile, minor updates to iWeb, Remote Desktop, and other OS X components are also reportedly in the works.


Apple's Safari 4 UI changes hint at plans for Snow Leopard

02/25/2009, 08:02 am

The new public beta release of Safari 4 reveals the deepest look yet at the future of Apple's software, hinting at what's in store for the closely guarded user interface revamp coming in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, as well as appropriating ideas from other browsers and adding some original flourishes, some of which go boldly and decisively past the company's existing human interface design guidelines.


Snow Leopard screenshots show interface tweaks

02/23/2009, 12:02 pm

A gallery of screenshots from the latest build of Apple's upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system showcases a handful of minor design tweaks that have been reported around the web in recent weeks.


Snow Leopard Server to ramp up scalability and performance

02/13/2009, 09:02 am

Building upon Mac OS X Snow Leopard's aim to improve overall performance for Mac desktop users, Snow Leopard Server will similarly seek to improve scalability and reliability for Mac server users. That is particularly evident in improvements to its email and directory services.


iPhone Push Notification Server tied to Snow Leopard Server

02/11/2009, 09:02 am

Despite licensing the proprietary ActiveSync Exchange Server protocol from Microsoft for use with the iPhone, Apple is building its own Push Notification Server for messaging services in both the iPhone and Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server using open, interoperable standards.


Snow Leopard's QuickTime may pack Pro features at no cost

02/10/2009, 02:02 pm

An architectural overhaul to Apple's QuickTime media software due as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard may ship with a media player that bundles once-premium features at no cost.