Apple has quietly removed a statement from its website claiming that its OS X operating system isn’t vulnerable to viruses.
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Philips Speech Processing has announced their new dictation and transcription software for OS X. Starting this month, the app will be available on all SpeechExec DVDs, which ships with all Digital Pocket Memo packages.
OS X Mountain Lion is is set to be released to the public next month, and now MacRumors is reporting that Apple has asked select members of it’s retail store staff to begin testing the software.
If you’re impatient like me and want an early taste of Mountain Lion goodness, we’ve got just the thing – the full set of georgeous HD wallpapers found in the latest developer preview!
If you have a Canon inkjet printer and are having problems getting it to work successfully with the latest version of OS X Lion, you’re not the only one.
Apple has already announced that OS X Mountain Lion will launch in July as a $20 Mac App Store download – but when in July should we actually expect it to be released? According to a new report, the update will launch on July 17th.
Apple has begun seeding the first developer seed of OS X 10.7.5 to developers today, ahead of next month’s OS X Mountain Lion launch. 10.7.5 is the next incremental update to OS X Lion, and is expected to refine and patch bugs in OS X Lion.
Today’s update to the OS X Mountain Lion developer preview has introduced new options for Facebook users, and there are also reports of PowerNap options showing up for some users.
Following the release of OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 last Monday, Apple has issued a software update for that release. It’s unclear exactly what changes the update contains.
As of iOS 6, Apple will require any app that wants to use personal data to request your permission before doing so. This includes, contacts, calendars, reminders, and your photo library. iOS 6 will also include a privacy settings sections where you can manage controls over which apps can have access to your data.
By adding Chinese search engine Baidu to iOS later this year, Apple will get a cut of advertising revenue from the popular website.
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.
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.