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Photoshop CS6 to require 64-bit multi-core Mac

Adobe is following Apple's lead with OS X 10.7 Lion and ending support for 32-bit Macintosh systems. Starting with Adobe Photoshop CS6, Mac users must have a 64-bit, multi-core system with at least OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you have a Core 2 Duo or a Core iX system then you should be ready for...

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Chitika: Mac OS X market share jumps in September

Chitika Insights grabs online advertising data to monitor and report on Internet trends, one of which is the market share of various computer operating systems. There was a surprise reported for Mac OS X in the latest report -- the market share for Apple's desktop/laptop OS climbed 1.039 to 10....

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Intuit's Aaron Patzer hints at Apple licensing Rosetta

One of the big changes coming next month with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is that apps that operate under Rosetta, the code libraries that allow PowerPC-based apps to run on Intel-based Mac hardware, may no longer work under the new operating system. Current developer previews of Lion d...

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Apple appears to be dropping AirPort branding for Wi-Fi

Since 1999, when Steve Jobs introduced the iBook as the first portable computer with Wi-Fi capabilities, Apple has used the term AirPort to refer to 802.11 wireless connectivity. The rest of the world knows this technology by the name Wi-Fi, and it appears that with the upcoming release of Mac ...

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TUAW TV Live: Steve and Rich talk Lion, iOS 5 and food

OK, maybe we won't get around to talking about food, although the two of us are both accomplished chefs, but we'll certainly be talking about the two new major operating system versions that will be shipping later this year. In July, of course, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is slated to drop from Cupert...

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Lion requirements: 64-bit CPU, 2 GB of RAM

As expected, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will require an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (or better, such as the i3/5/7 series or Xeon chips) and 2 GB of RAM for a compliant install when it ships this summer. This is consistent with the requirements from earlier builds of the OS. Judging by our Twitter inqui...

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Apple site updated with exciting news from the WWDC keynote

The Apple website has been updated to show all of the wonderful new features that we'll be seeing in the next few months. iOS 5 "in the fall," Mac OS X 10.7 Lion "in July," and iCloud "concurrently with iOS 5." Each of the major images on the home page points to a new landing page. For iCloud...

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Nuance voice samples provide a taste of Lion text-to-speech

As we reported on May 14, Lion Developer Preview 3 includes a number of voices from Nuance's RealSpeak Solo software that can be used for text-to-speech (TTS) operations in the OS. These voices are a good improvement on the existing voices used by Mac OS X, and could point to a greater use of s...

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TUAW Talkcast tonight: Lion features and more

There's nothing quite like Sunday night around TUAW-land. Many of us who participate regularly in the Talkcast look forward to this night as the time we can get together with our friends and talk about our passion -- Apple products. Tonight we'll turn our opinionated mouths to the next cat from ...

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Scroll Reverser brings Lion, iOS reverse scrolling to Snow Leopard

One of the more surprising features of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has been the change to reverse scrolling. With reverse scrolling, your hand actually moves up to scroll down a page. This is contrary to the common method of scrolling that is used in most major operating systems, where the hand moves do...

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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview Update 1 is out

The Lion just purred. Apple pushed out an update to the developer preview of the next Mac operating system today. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview Update 1 is available via Software Update and is the first update since the developer preview first came out on February 24, 2011. The update i...

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Lion Server to be bundled with Mac OS X Lion

Today, Apple announced that Mac OS X Lion will include software that previously cost IT departments an extra $499: Mac OS X Lion Server. "Lion Server is now part of Mac OS X Lion," says Apple's marketing web page. "It's easy to set up your Mac as a server and take advantage of the many ser...

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Mac OS X Lion developer preview released

Apple has released the first developer preview of Mac OS X Lion and updated its information page on the operating system. With this announcement comes new information on Lion's features, including AirDrop, which allows for zero-configuration, wireless file sharing between Macs; a global auto-sav...

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Rumor: Mac OS X Lion to have UI overhaul, developers to see beta build soon?

Since Apple's official announcement of Mac OS Lion last October, there's not been so much as a peep, let alone a roar, on the new operating system. We know to expect Lion at some point this summer, but as summer fast approaches, all we know about Lion is what Apple has told us (full-screen apps, L...

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Xserve End Of Life: Some opinions and ideas about Apple's server strategy

As an Apple Consultants Network member who has installed his share of Apple Xserves, I have mixed emotions about Apple's decision today to pull the plug on the only "real" server that they've been selling. On the one hand, Apple hasn't been selling a lot of the pricey pizza boxes to big business, ...

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