Some new financial comparisons performed by industry analyst Horace Dediu reveal two very interesting tidbits about Microsoft and Apple. Apple’s Mac business now generates more revenue that Windows, and Apple’s iOS devices generate more revenue than all of Microsoft’s products combined.
OS X News
We’re a bit spoilt for choice when it comes to email clients for OS X. The default Mail.app is no doubt a popular choice, but which email client is the most popular on Mac? Vote in our poll and have your say.
Well, the rumors have been flying around left and right, but it looks like the cat is now officially out of the bag. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer has just announced that Mac OS X Lion will indeed hit the Mac App Store Tomorrow for $30 as a 4GB download.
Despite the fact that we have good reason to think that Lion will be released on Friday, considering that all past OS X releases were issued on Friday, and Apple employees are blocked from vacation that day, a new report nevertheless suggests a Wednesday release for the new hardware and OS.
How much hard drive space are you wasting on your Mac with unused apps? I saved more than 2GB of hard drive space by finding and deleting apps that I haven’t used in months. Read on to find out how to discover apps that are prime for removal.
Apple has reportedly transferred the “AirDrop” trademark from Urban Airship, inc. – a company behind a service called AirDrop that provides marketing services to Android developers. AirDrop is the same name of a file sharing service in OS X Lion.
Lion is almost here – it’s practically upon us, and while I’m sure the meager $30 price tag won’t stand in your way, I do challenge you all with this one question: are you ready? Below we will provide some tips and tricks for prepping your system for Lion.
According to the latest NPD sales numbers, the Mac is indeed (as John Paczkowski so elegantly put it) kicking ass – serious ass. Mac sales for Q2, ending in June, are expected to rise well above PC sales numbers once more, according to a report from AllThingsD.
Apple recently released iTunes 10.3 in order to bring some early could features to users prior to the iOS launch this fall, but some users have been having trouble syncing their iOS devices, so they have released a patch to address the issue.
Find My Mac has been a much-rumored upcoming feature of OS X Lion. Today, a 9to5Mac reader has found and detailed a functional “Find My Mac” process within the OS X Lion Developer Preview 4.
Alongside the first beta of iOS 5, and another developer preview of OS X Lion, Apple has released iTunes 10.5 beta, which is required to sync iOS 5 devices (and enable more iCloud-related features), as well as the developer beta of their new iCloud service.
The Apple Dev Center has recently been updated, and iOS 5 Beta 1, as well as the 4th developer preview of Lion, are now available for download by registered developers, and can be obtained from Apple’s development hub.
CultofMac is reporting that Apple is indeed working to add location and travel information to iCal alarms – a feature that would make notifications that much slicker, possibly providing gaining the ability to tell you when you’ll need to leave to get to an appointment on time.
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.
Apple Testing An A5-Powered ThunderBolt MacBook Air In Labs – What Could This Mean For Future Mac Laptops?
There has been some recent talk about the possibility of Apple using custom chips for future portable products. The latest rumor is that Apple is actually lab testing an A5-powered MacBook Air. What could this mean? Read on for our discussion of the matter.
There are reports coming in from retail associates in the South Pacific that Snow Leopard boxes are in short supply, and they’re having problems ordering more. Could this mean the Lion will hit stores soon? We consider it likely.