OS X

Right on schedule, at last week’s World Wide Developers Conference Apple announced the next iteration of their desktop OS, OS X. Version 10.11, dubbed El Capitan, is the latest in Apple’s string of yearly OS updates. And with this now being the 3rd iteration of the company’s initiative to offer free desktop operating system upgrades, it’s safe to say that the company has settled into what is the new norm. Meanwhile released alongside the pagentry of WWDC was the very first developer beta of El Capitan. Typically we would see Apple keep the OS under wraps from the public for another month or two until the public beta opens, however this year Apple is seemingly trying something a little different when it comes to engaging...

TRIM Enabler 2.0 for OS X Lion Released

People are often concerned with the performance of their SSD; is it running as fast as advertised. TRIM is an essential part of keeping your SSD performance up (see...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/22/2012

Humble Indie Bundle 4 Available

The Humble Indie Bundle team today launched the pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle 4 just in time for the holidays - the bundle included WIndows, OS X, and Linux versions...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/13/2011

Game Review: Jurassic Park: The Game

Movie tie-ins are nothing new to gaming. They crop up repeatedly throughout the industry’s history, as both successes and failures. For every good Star Wars-licensed game, there’s a bad...

8 by Craig Getting on 11/29/2011

Game Review: Minecraft (PC)

Minecraft, the world building game from independent developer Mojang, finally came out of a lengthy beta last week. It's difficult to adequately review a game that has been playable...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/21/2011

EFI Update Brings Lion Recovery to iMacs

Apple has released a new firmware update for the Sandy Bridge iMacs that enables Lion Internet Recovery, allowing customers to connect to Apple's servers in the event that they...

10 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/27/2011

iCloud on the Desktop: A Look at OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud for Windows

iCloud is Apple's latest attempt at a cloud computing service and a replacement for MobileMe. We talk about how it works for iPhones, iPods and iPads in our review...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/18/2011

iCloud, iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and OS X 10.7.2 Released

In accordance with last week's keynote, Apple users have some downloading to do: iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 have all been released. These updates collectively...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/12/2011

Firefox 7.0 Released

Has it already been six weeks since Firefox 6.0 was released? Apparently so, since Firefox 7.0 has just been made available for Windows, OS X, and Linux users to...

23 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/27/2011

Flash Player 11 in Early October, Says Adobe

Flash Player 11, the next major version of Adobe's near-ubiquitous browser plug-in, is now officially set for release in early October, the company said in a press release today...

31 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/21/2011

Apple Provides Update, Demo for Final Cut Pro X

Apple has just published update 10.0.1 for its Final Cut Pro X video editing software. It adds a number of features to the program based mostly on user feedback...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

Newest Development Kit Brings Unreal Engine To OS X

Epic Games' Unreal Engine, which powers games like Gears of War, Bioshock, and Infinity Blade among many others, is officially coming to Mac OS X in the September 2011...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/20/2011

App Store Installer for Lion Updated to 10.7.1

The App Store installer for OS X 10.7 Lion was updated to version 10.7.1 today, confirming that Apple will be keeping the installer up to date as new point...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/23/2011

Apple Begins Selling $69 Lion USB Drive

As promised, Apple today began offering a USB installer for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in its online store for a price of $69, a $40 premium over the...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Find My Mac Goes Live for iCloud Developers

As a logical extension of their Find My iPhone service, Apple has switched on support for Find My Mac on iCloud. The service is quite similar to Find My...

0 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 8/4/2011

Lion Server Supports iOS Management using Profile Manager

Mac OS X Server has long been able to manage preferences and settings for multiple Macs, but new to Lion Server is the ability to manage settings for iOS...

2 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

Host Lion Install Media Using Lion Server and NetBoot

If you've got many Macs but don't want to download the Lion installer to every single one of them, and copying the installer to a DVD or USB drive...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

OS X Lion Server's Directory Service Can't Host Windows Clients

As we mentioned in our review of Mac OS X Lion, Apple either chose to or was forced to make changes to how the SMB file sharing protocol was...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

In-Depth with Mac OS X Lion Server

Mac OS X Server costs 5% of what it cost just three years ago. Whatever your needs and whatever the software’s shortcomings, this is hard to ignore. Leopard Server...

87 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/2/2011

Back to the Mac: OS X 10.7 Lion Review

Apple hasn't exactly paid a ton of attention to Mac OS X since the iPhone came out. There, I said it. This was obvious even in the lead-up to Leopard...

112 by Andrew Cunningham, Kristian Vättö & Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/20/2011

WWDC 2011: OS X 10.7 Lion

Apple kicked of its Worldwide Developers conference this year with a keynote meant to showcase three of its biggest software undertakings at the moment: Mac OS X, iOS, and...

50 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

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