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Topic: Mac OS X 10.6

Apple to sweeten Snow Leopard with more Cocoa

10/27/2008, 09:10 am

According to developer build notes leaked on the web, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard's new Finder and "almost all" other graphical apps will be delivered using Cocoa. Here's why, and what benefit this additional use of Cocoa will provide to users.


Snow Leopard to see HFS+ compression, default gamma switch

10/25/2008, 07:10 pm

Details of Apple's first Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build for developers since WWDC have been published on the web, including confirmation of a Cocoa Finder and HFS+ compression.


Apple devs get new iPhone, Snow Leopard pre-releases

10/25/2008, 10:10 am

Apple developers this weekend are enthusiastically reporting that they've been provided with new test releases of the both the next iPhone software update and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.


Apple's Snow Leopard to sport Cocoa Finder and ImageBoot

10/17/2008, 10:10 am

Apple next-generation Snow Leopard operating system will introduce a massive re-write of the Mac OS X Finder and debut a new feature called ImageBoot, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple to unleash first builds of Snow Leopard since WWDC

09/30/2008, 07:09 pm

Apple is quietly preparing to equip some of its developers with the first pre-release copies of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard since an inaugural build was issued to attendees during its annual developers conference in June, AppleInsider has learned.


Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: the future of 64-bit apps

09/05/2008, 10:09 am

Snow Leopard's across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will make more memory available and boost performance. However, Apple will also need to manage its 64-bit lead and organize its developers. Here's why.


Road to Snow Leopard: twice the RAM, half the price, 64-bits

09/04/2008, 09:09 am

Snow Leopard's across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will do more than just make more memory available. It will also have a significant positive impact on performance system wide, even more than the same jump to 64-bits in Windows Vista. Here's why.


Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits, Santa Rosa, and more

09/03/2008, 06:09 am

Snow Leopard's across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will do more than just make more memory available. It also exposes a great PC swindle and highlights Apple's lead in 64-bit computing. Here's why.


Road to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: 64-Bits

08/26/2008, 08:08 am

Next year's 10.6 reference release of Mac OS X promises to deliver technology updates throughout the system without focusing on the customer-facing marketing features that typically sell a new operating system. Here's a look at what those behind-the-scenes enhancements will mean to you, starting with new 64-bit support.


ARM reports finger Apple as 'long term architecture licensee'

07/30/2008, 03:07 pm

Apple's clear interest in securing the rights to develop custom mobile processors based on the ARM platform appear to sync with comments made in financial reports published earlier today.


Briefly: Snow Leopard Finder icons support QuickLook

07/21/2008, 01:07 pm

Apple's upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system will reportedly see support for the company's QuickLook technology extended from specialized preview windows to Finder icons themselves.


Solving the mystery of Snow Leopard's shrinking apps

06/27/2008, 12:06 pm

In response to a report earlier this week pointing out that many of the applications in early builds of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard are dramatically smaller in size, a number of developers have weighed in to explain where all those missing megabytes went.


Five undisclosed features of Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard

06/23/2008, 02:06 pm

Although Apple is marketing Mac OS X Snow Leopard as an operating system update with "no new features," under the hood improvements will actually translate into a slew of new enhancements, five of which are described herein.


First shots of Mac OS X Snow Leopard show desktop web apps

06/21/2008, 08:06 pm

Although announced less than two weeks ago, screen captures of a Mac OS X Snow Leopard test build show the ability to create web apps in Safari 4 and an update to Address Book with hooks into Microsoft Exchange.


Apple proposes OpenCL as high-speed computing standard

06/17/2008, 07:06 pm

Apple has signed on to an industry-wide alliance that will see many companies, including some of the Mac maker's processor and video card suppliers, work together to develop an open format for accelerating specialized computing.


Official: Mac OS X Snow Leopard doesn't support PowerPC Macs

06/11/2008, 02:06 pm

Documentation included with copies of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard distributed during Apple's developer conference this week confirm that the next-generation operating system does not presently support Macs with PowerPC processors.


Apple seeds iPhone build 5A331, OS X 10.6 build 10A96, Safari 4

06/10/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple in the past 48 hours has provided its developer community with a wealth of new pre-release software, including the first external builds of both Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Safari 4, as well as a fresh build of iPhone Software v2.0.


Apple previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

06/10/2008, 11:06 am

Apple at its annual developers conference Monday revealed that Snow Leopard Server, the next generation of Mac OS X Server, will deliver new core software technologies and services designed to better connect businesses, unleash the power of modern hardware, and lay the foundation for a new wave of innovations over the next several years.


Apple previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard with QuickTime X

06/09/2008, 04:06 pm

During its developers conference on Monday, Apple previewed Mac OS X Snow Leopard, which will build on the success of OS X Leopard with a focus on performance and stability.


Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 code named "Snow Leopard" - report

06/04/2008, 02:06 pm

Apple is indeed well into the development of Mac OS X 10.6, which the company has internally code-named "Snow Leopard," according to ArsTechnica.