Many have mourned the iOS-ification of OS X, but what can you do about it? The Mac Observer scribe John Martellaro has some ideas on how you can outsmart Apple’s iOS-ification of your favorite Mac operating system, and keep control of your machine.
OS X News
Apple has posted a great video showing a “walk-through” of some of the features of OS X Mountain Lion. The 5:30 video doesn’t go into detail, or even show all the 200+ new features coming in OS X 10.8, but it should be required viewing for anyone considering an upgrade in the near future.
“Save As…” is due to make a triumphant return on Mountain Lion, although not in quite the way you might remember it.
Apple has updated Java for both OS X Lion, and Mac OS X 10.6. Both updates are to “deliver improved security, reliability, and compatibility by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_33.”
Apple began actively promoting their new Chinese-language features in both OS X Mountain Lion, and iOS 6 on Monday. The new features should help increase sales in the nation with the largest population in the world.
Following Apple’s announcement of new Thunderbolt adapters yesterday, and a new Thunderbolt software update to support them, many users are now reporting that the update is causing kernel panics and boot failures on their devices.
Apple’s public beta of Messages for Mac, an upcoming app included in OS X Mountain Lion, has now been yanked from Apple’s website in advance of Mountain Lion’s launch next month.
The Apple Developer Center has been updated, adding the first iOS 6 beta, and OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4, as well as other betas and previews!
Apple showed OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion off this morning at the WWDC Keynote, showing off what’s in store? Oh, and all this goodness will be available for only $19.99 to users of both Lion and Snow Leopard in July!
We have discovered discovered hints in the latest update to OS X Mountain Lion Preview 3 suggesting that Apple is working on an updated version of iWork, which will finally bring full Documents in the Cloud support to the Mac.
As part of spirited proposal advocating a “mobile bill of rights”, the EFF has unleashed an all-out attack against Apple, demanding that Apple “open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals.”
Fortunately, Apple is making strides to bring their voice technology to other devices – they included Dictation in the 3rd gen iPad, and now they may be working on bringing Dictation to the Mac as well through OS X Mountain Lion.
The latest build of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3 appears to include an option for automatic app downloads, allowing you to make a purchase on one Mac and have the app automatically download to all of your other Macs.
If you have a Mac Pro from 2009 or newer, you should see a ‘KeyApplicationTitle’ message appear, with ‘keyWarningOptimalInfo’ after starting up.
Adopted from Robert Kirkman’s comic book, then into a television series, now makes its way to Mac in an episodic series of its own. The Walking Dead Episode 1 A New Day is the first part of a 5 episode series from Telltale Games.
If you haven’t made the transition from MobileMe to iCloud yet, maybe because one of your iOS devices doesn’t meet the specs, or your Mac is too old to run Lion, this article could help you save your email and calendars.