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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is still available for purchase from Apple

A reader contacted us the other day with an interesting problem: he wanted to use the latest Java update, but it requires an "Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later" and his MacBook was running Snow Leopard. Here's the twist: his MacBook cannot run Mountain Lion (10.8), and Lio...

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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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EFI Firmware Update brings Lion Internet Recovery to 2010-model Macs

Apple has released three EFI Firmware Updates for 2010-model Macs, including the iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. This update enables Lion Internet Recovery on those older Macs. Introduced in OS X Lion alongside the mid-2011 updates to the MacBook Air and Mac mini, Internet Recovery enables acc...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me find Spotlight items in the Finder

Dear Aunt TUAW, There's plenty I like about Lion - but lots of pointless change for the worse. Top of my hate list is that Spotlight no longer gives me the location of the items I'm searching for. Sure, the preview on cursor hover is nifty, but why oh why can't Spotlight give me (for example) the...

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5 iOS features that OS X needs

iOS 5 is set to launch this Wednesday and the beta testers I've talked to say it's a monumental leap forward. iOS 5 adds over 200 features to an already polished mobile operating system, which is arguably the best on the planet. As many Mac users know, Mac OS X Lion is no slouch either. Featu...

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6 million copies of Lion sold since July 20

Tim Cook announced today that Apple's OS X 10.7 Lion has sold more than 6 million copies since going on sale July 20. That's a whopping 80% more than Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Another interesting bit of information Cook threw out there about Lion is that it only took Lion 2 weeks to reach ten...

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Chrome hits version 14, adds Lion features

Google has issued a new stable, public release of its popular Chrome web browser. For developers, Chrome version 14 adds the new Web Audio API, which allows developers to add cool audio effects like room simulation and spatialization. However, the best things about Chrome 14 are the enhancements ...

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New OS X 10.7.2 and iCloud beta builds seeded to developers

As first noted by MacRumors, Apple has pushed OS X 10.7.2 Build 11C48 and iCloud Beta 10 to developers today. The new builds come just one week after the previous builds. While no details of changes to the builds are known at this time, Apple asked developers to pay attention to AirPort, AppK...

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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 101: Easily show the user Library folder in Lion

More Mac 101, tips and tricks for novice Mac users. Those of you who've explored your Finder a little bit in OS X 10.6 or prior might have noticed a folder in your user folder called "Library." The Library folder houses all sorts of files needed to keep your user account running smoothly. Ma...

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Pro Tools beta adds Lion support

Pro Tools is the industry-standard audio creation and production software used in the music and entertainment industries. Traditionally, Pro Tools takes its sweet time to be updated to work on newer OSs, but today Avid has released a Pro Tools 9.0.5 beta, which adds support for OS X 10.7 Lion. ...

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How to auto-join hotspots in Lion

Lion makes it easy to join free Wi-Fi hotspots with landing pages, like those at Starbucks and McDonald's (often offered by AT&T in the US and BT OpenZone in the UK). Technology baked into OS X Lion eliminates the need to use a browser to pass a landing page that stands between you and the ...

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Mac 101: Additional tips for OS X Lion's Mission Control

TUAW's Dave Caolo did an in-depth look at OS X Lion's new window/application manager, Mission Control, the day of OS X Lion's launch. If you're completely confused about Mission Control's features, Dave's post is a good place to get a baseline of knowledge on this new feature. In this post, I'l...

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Apple's training site back online, Lion certifications due this fall

For the past couple of weeks (since shortly before the Lion introduction, I believe) Apple's professional training and certification site at has been under renovation. Today it's back with a new Lion-esque look and previews of new training courses and certifications for Apple...

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Apple updating some packaging after OS X Lion release

Apple has updated the packaging on several Macs after the debut of OS X Lion, according to MacTrast. The site's managing editor compared a Lion-running MacBook Pro and a Snow Leopard-running model he purchased earlier this year; other than the new machine running Lion, the two Macs had identica...

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