OS X Lion

Apple Seeds: Testing Notification Center on iCloud.com, T-Mobile to be Ready for iPhone in 2012, More

May 10th - Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news: Apple Testing Notification Center on iCloud.com It seems that Apple is testing notification center on iCloud.com. The test message has appeared on the top of the […]

Does the ‘This Desktop’ Setting for Apps in OS X Lion Work for Anyone?

Apr 23rd - Back in the olden days of OS X Snow Leopard I was a big fan of Spaces – those virtual desktop sort of places for apps. So I could have Mail in a space of its own, and Chrome, and Parallels Desktop, and Evernote, and OmniFocus – you get the idea. I generally had 7 […]

Lion Internet Recovery Now Available for Current-Generation iMacs

Oct 28th - Apple has released several firmware updates for their current 2011 Mac lineup, most interestingly the firmware update for the iMac that brings Lion Internet Recovery to those machines. The update also addresses several Thunderbolt issues. Of course Internet Recovery was introduced alongside OS X Lion in July as a way fro users needing to install […]

Apple Releases Lion Internet Recovery to Current MacBook Pro Models

Sep 15th - Apple has quietly released a firmware update for currently shipping Macbook Pros, which gives them the same access to Lion Recovery over the internet that the new, shipping MacBook Airs and Mac Minis are built with. This update also fixes an issue with connectivity to Apple’s Thunderbolt display, which the company is just now shipping. […]

Apple to Build iMessage into OS X Lion’s Version of iChat

Sep 14th - As part of their announcements at WWDC this year, Apple noted that they would be including a new application called iMessage in iOS 5. This service will allow text-message like functionality between iOS devices, without actually using up text messages on your carrier plan. The key there, was that this would only be available on […]

Lion Helps Mac Market Share Grow to 13% in US

Sep 3rd - New data from NetMarketShare shows that market share for Mac has grown to almost 13.5% in the US and just over 6% worldwide –  apparently boosted by the recent release of OS X Lion. Apple Insider reports that Lion already accounts for an 1.03% share of the market – as compared to 1.17% for Leopard […]

OmniFocus for Mac Updated – Supports Lion Full Screen Mode

Sep 1st - OmniFocus for Mac has a had a recent update, to Version 1.9.3. I didn’t catch the full change list for the update, but the new feature that I definitely took note of and like the best is support for full screen mode in OS X Lion. OmniFocus replaced Things as my everyday, essential task management […]

Apple Now Selling OS X Lion USB Thumb Drives for $69

Aug 16th - Apple is now selling the OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive, as promised, for users lacking an internet connection robust enough to download the nearly 4GB Lion installer. Of course, Apple announced that they would be selling this thumb drive for users lacking a broadband internet connection, ahead of the Lion launch last month. The […]

Apple Seeds: Apple Now Refunding Lion Overcharges, Expands iTunes Song Samples to 90 Seconds Internationally, More

Aug 2nd - Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news: Apple is now Refunding Lion Overcharges After we heard reports that Apple and PayPal were having problems with App Store purchases, specifically the Lion purchase. That […]

How To Assign an App to a Space / Desktop in OS X Lion

Aug 2nd - Mac OS X Lion has made some big changes to how we work with apps and spaces. What used to be Spaces are now Desktops, just for starters. As someone who made heavy use of Spaces in Snow Leopard, I’ve been getting to know my way around Lion and its desktops – and one thing […]

A Couple of Tips for Un-hiding the Library Folder in OS X Lion

Jul 30th - If you’re a relatively experienced Mac user, you know that there’s a folder called /Library under your user folder where things like personal application data, some apps data, and other user-specific data are held. You likely don’t need to access this folder very often, but there are occasions where it is helpful or even necessary […]