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Apple seeds third beta of 10.7.4 to developers

The latest developer's build of OS X 10.7.4 is now available to developers at the Mac Developer Center. Build 11E46 was seeded as a 1.4 GB combo update or a 716 MB delta update. It comes a month after the first seed of the latest update to Lion was pushed to developers. There are no known issues...

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Lion's Auto Save vs. Save As

Apple's OS X Lion introduced Auto Save, and eliminated the Save As feature from several apps as a result. Not everyone is happy about the switch, including Pierre at Betalogue: I have already talked about the totally unnecessary (in my view) elimination of the 'Save As...' command in Apple ap...

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Safari 5.1.4 now available, fixes issues and improves performance

Heads up! Safari 5.1.4 is now available for immediate download. The update, measuring 46.4 MB in size, is available for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard. Windows users can also get the update. What's new? According to Apple: Safari 5.1.4 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and...

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Intuit releases Lion-compatible Quicken 2007, as promised

It was late last year that Intuit offered a Christmas olive branch to frustrated Quicken 2007 for Mac customers. The finance software giant promised that it would find a way to make Quicken work on the latest version of OS X; today, it looks like that promise has been kept. Quicken for Mac 2007 Li...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Should I mess with my recovery partition?

Dear aunt tuaw, I'm hoping you can tell me how to perform a non-destructive reclaim of the recovery partition space. I'm on Mac OS X Lion and wish to simply reclaim that odd 700 MB without jeopardising my main partition. Your loving nephew, Oscar Dear Oscar, Auntie is sorry, but this sounds to her...

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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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Users report Rosetta problems after Security Update 2012-001

Several OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users are reporting that Power PC-coded apps no longer work after applying Security Update 2012-001. The Apple support boards are full of stories about Rosetta apps crashing when any command is selected from the menu bar. Complaints seem heaviest from those running ol...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me find a WiFi stumbler app for Lion

Dear Aunt TUAW, I'm a Mac IT professional, and often find myself configuring, troubleshooting, and optimizing wireless networks. In the past I used AP Grapher to graph wireless strength and find competing Wi-Fi networks as I walk around my clients' offices. This allows me to pick the best channel t...

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OS X 10.7.3 causing CUI errors for some, Combo Update recommended

It's not a good thing when a simple point release of Apple's desktop OS causes a flurry of error reports with a central theme of "I just installed the 10.7.3 version of Lion and now nothing works." Last night and this morning, threads began popping up on Apple's support forum and elsewhere indicat...

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OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

The third update to OS X Lion, 10.7.3, has been released and is now available in Software Update. A list of some of 10.7.3's fixes are below. Of potentially greatest interest is the fix that purports to "resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep" -- I know both of my Macs have fallen...

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Apple seeds seventh 10.7.3 beta to developers

Apple released the seventh beta of Mac OS 10.7.3 (build 11D50) to developers yesterday amid the hubbub of the financial conference call. The update lists no known issues and asks developers to focus on iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight and Safari. The delta update is a 99...

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OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D46 seeded to developers (updated)

The next Lion seed is out for developers. OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D46 is a 1.2 GB combo update / 989 MB delta update file. This build focuses on iCloud document storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight and Safari. The last seed was released a week ago. Apple released 10.7.2 to the general...

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OS X 10.7.3 build 11D42 seeded to developers

Apple has seeded Mac OS X 10.7.3 beta build 11D42 to developers. The build comes in at 989.75 MB for those updating from 10.7.2 and 1.26 GB for those updating from any previous version of Mac OS X Lion. According to MacRumors, Apple has asked developers to focus their attention on Spotlight, Sa...

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Firefox 9.0 offers Mac OS X Lion gesture support

Firefox 9 is out now (the public page hasn't been updated yet as of this writing, but the build is available from official links already), and while that in itself isn't really big news (the uberpopular browser updates all the time, and plenty of people have already chosen to use Chrome or anot...

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Apple seeds OS X Lion 10.7.3 to testers

Apple has seeded another build of OS X Lion 10.7.3 to testers. According to 9to5Mac, this third build of 10.7.3 addresses issues with Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari. Apple lists no known issues with this build of 10.7.3, and it may be the last developer build issued before the...

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