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Aspyr dropping game support for Snow Leopard

When OS X 10.9 launches this fall, Aspyr will begin dropping support for its games running on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, the company announced in a blog post this weekend. Aspyr notes that all future releases of its games, as well as any patches and updates for existing titles, won't be supported on ...

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Mountain Lion is king of the OS X jungle

As noted by Macworld UK, Apple's OS X Mountain Lion has clawed its way to the top of the OS X jungle. It was released on July 25, 2012 and as of this past December it's installed on 32 percent of all Macs online. That percentage is according to Net Applications, a web-measurement firm that trac...

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Snow Leopard security update revised to fix Rosetta issues

As noted yesterday, many of the users who updated their OS X 10.6 systems with Apple's most recent security patches found themselves unable to run PowerPC legacy apps via the Rosetta compatibility layer. Today a new version of that update (Security Update 2012-001 v1.1) is now available, and it sho...

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Rumor: iCloud support coming in Snow Leopard 10.6.9

According to a image sent in to MacRumors, iCloud support may be coming to Snow Leopard users. As you can see in the screenshot above, the .Mac preference pane in a previous OS X's System Preferences reads: "You will no longer be able to sync with this machine because you've upgraded to iCloud....

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Mac OS X 10.6.8 v.1.1 and Supplemental Update issued

If you haven't made the upgrade to OS X Lion yet, Apple has a couple updates available for your Snow Leopard-running Mac. These updates come in two flavors, depending on whether you've updated to OS X 10.6.8 already or not. For those running 10.6.7 or below, there's Mac OS X 10.6.8 v.1.1. This 4...

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Critical security warning issued for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Computerworld reports that security researchers from CoreLabs have publicly released details on a critical security flaw in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, an older version of the Mac's operating system. Curiously, the security flaw in Leopard is quite similar to a flaw we reported on back in August, which ...

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OS X 10.6.5 release expected this week

Sources internal to Apple have informed 9to5Mac that OS X 10.6.5 has been finalized and circulated within the company. 9to5Mac also notes that such pre-release updates "usually come in one to a few days prior to public launch." 10.6.5 is required for most AirPrint functionality in iOS 4.2. Since iOS...

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AppleJack startup utility now works with Snow Leopard

In the hustle and the bustle of last week's full-court press press, there was a bit of Mac news worthy of mention: the indispensable AppleJack single-user utility has been updated for compatibility with Snow Leopard. If you never need AppleJack, you'll be happier, but if and when you do need it t...

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Apple seeds new build of Mac OS X 10.6.3

iPhoneinCanada is reporting that Apple has seeded a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.3. The build, numbered 10D571, weighs in around 700MB and focuses on Graphics Drivers, iChat, QuickTime, Fonts. The build also fixes: Compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications Performance improvements for ...

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Yet another Mac OS X 10.6.3 seed released to developers

Mac OS X 10.6.3 Build 10D561 has been released to developers less than a week after the previous build. Not a great deal has changed since the last build -- iPhoneinCanada has the specific details on this latest build, which include refinements to OpenGL and 64-bit logic. Since this sixth 10.6.3 bui...

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SSH and the case-sensitive username in Snow Leopard

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard introduced a lot of under-the-hood changes and many are not very obvious. One such change is to the authentication requirements for logging in remotely via SSH. In 10.5 logging in remotely via SSH was a pretty standard affair. In 10.6, however, security has been beefed ...

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Unsung Snow Leopard feature: multiple-language spell checker

OS X has had a system-wide, built-in spell checker for a while now, but until Snow Leopard, it could only check the spelling of whatever your default language was. But what if you needed to prepare a document in another language, say for a college Spanish assignment? In that case, you'd end up with ...

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Snow Leopard: In EULA we trust

Just before the release of Snow Leopard, Uncle Walt Mossberg did the unthinkable by writing that the $29 Leopard upgrade: "will work properly on ...Tiger equipped Macs, so you can save the extra $140." We reported that as well but didn't have all the facts verified at the time. Gizmodo likened Wa...

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Benchmarking results: Is Snow Leopard really any faster than Leopard?

Be sure to check all of our ongoing Snow Leopard coverage right here. One of the biggest features of Snow Leopard isn't something apparent to the naked eye: software tweaks and refinements intended to make OS X a leaner, meaner OS for your fighting Apple machine. But is Snow Leopard really any fa...

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Failure to launch: Apple bungles Snow Leopard distribution in New Zealand

So, how's everybody enjoying Snow Leopard? Good stuff, isn't it? Gotta love those new Exposé options in the Dock, and all that saved hard drive space, and the faster if slightly quirkier performance... isn't it, um... great? Argh. I can't keep up the charade anymore. I know nothing about the ...

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