Today Apple announced the arrival of OS X Lion for sometime in July. Why they didn’t give a specific day for the release is anybody’s guess. What’s also of confusion is the technical requirement for installing and running OS X Lion.
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Following their impressive keynote, Apple has updated the information on their Lion and iOS 5 pages to reflect their announcements. The pages include new information, videos, and more to keep the thirsty fans at bay.
The next version of OS X Server, Lion OS X Server, will arrive alongside OS X Lion in July. Rather than provide two seperate downloads, you will be able to purchase OS X server as an add-on for OS X Lion for $49.99.
Apple today brought us one giant leap closer to OS X Lion. It was announced today that Lion will arrive in July but no specific date in July was given. What we do know is that OS X Lion will be available as a download through the Mac App Store and will come in at 4GB in size for a price of $29.99.
Apple has just pushed the iCloud page live on Apple.com.
We are more than 2 hours away from WWDC but some enthusiastic fanboys formed the queue at 4AM this morning to be right in the thick of the action from the get-go.
Cult of Mac is reporting that Apple’s Time Capsule may play a big part in Apple’s iCloud strategy. It is expected that Apple will use Time Capsules to run the iCloud service.
Avast recently released a beta of their Mac OS X anit-virus checker. The beta app, which can be download here (direct link) features a File Shield, Web Shield, and Mail Shield, to provide you with a thorough level of protection for your Mac. This versoin is a rewrite of their existing anti-virus software for Mac.
Enter the next installment of Modern Combat. You should have no problem picking up Modern Combat: Domination if you’ve played the previous games. Modern Combat: Domination is strictly a multiplayer game, unlike the previous Modern Combat games, there isn’t a campaign mode, which isn’t a bad thing to say the least. Check out our review of Gameloft’s new FPS.
MacDefender is getting to be more and more of a pain in Apple’s (and consumers’) side. Despite Apple’s recent security update for OS X, a variant of the malware was able to bypass Apple’s new security measure in just a few hours.
According to a MacRumors forum member, the upcoming Find My Mac feature, which may make its debut with Lion, could offer the ability to remote wipe your Mac, even with nobody logged in. Also mentioned was that the service might be dependent on the partition layout of your drive.
According to a report from AppleInsider, OS x 10.7 Lion, widely expected to be released (or at least get an official release date) on June 6 at WWDC, may be priced very aggressively, similar to the pricing for Snow Leopard. Reports also indicate it might include some iCloud features for free.
Apple has released a security update for OS X 10.6.7 desktop and server editions in order to eliminate MacDefender malware as well as an automatic daily check to update the malware definitions list.
Gaming certainly isn’t short of First Person Shooters, far from it. These days it takes a lot for a game to stand out amongst the heaps of competition, however UberStrike is different from most conventional FPS’s. Read our review, inside.
The release notes for the latest build of 10.6.8 will introduce changes to the Mac App Store that will ready the system for the arrival of Lion. It is expected that Apple will officially announce the launch date for Lion at the upcoming WWDC event in June.
According to a report from TUAW, citing “trusted sources,” Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has gone live for internal Apple testing as recently as last week, which likely means two things: devs will soon get a Golden Master, and a public release is very, very close, possibly scheduled for WWDC.