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The Washington Post reflects on Lion's first week of availability

Like the rest of us, the Washington Post is taking a look at Lion after a week of use. It's mostly positive, but writer Hayley Tsukayama finds Lion a bit quirky. Chief criticisms are the change to natural scrolling (which can be turned off) and some of the complicated gestures when using a track...

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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...

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Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard released

On the eve of the launch of OS X Lion, Apple has released a Migration Assistant update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The 714 KB update issues the following fix: This update addresses an issue with the Migration Assistant application in Mac OS X Snow Leopard that prevents transfer of your...

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Software Update: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 5, Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 has just been updated to Update 5, and a visit to Software Update will bring the latest and greatest version of Java to your Mac. If you're still using Leopard, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 is now at Update 10. According to the release notes, "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update...

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What Mac owners need to know after today's WWDC announcements

With Mac OS X Lion coming in July and the free iCloud service coming in the fall, owning a Mac is about to get a whole lot more exciting. Today's WWDC keynote was full of announcements about the new services Lion and iCloud will offer, and whether you're a Mac newbie or an old hand, it's worth...

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Mac Security Update 2011-003 now hunting MacDefender

Mac Security Update 2011-003 has appeared in Software Update and is available for immediate download and installation. According to KB article HT4657, the update provides a File Quarantine definition for the OSX.MacDefender.A malware and Mac OS X 10.6.7 will now automatically update the...

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Upcoming MacDefender patch is not the first AV tweak to Mac OS X

This upcoming MacDefender patch is not the first time Apple has tweaked Mac OS X in response to a malware threat. Many people forgot that recent versions of OS X were designed with a built-in malware detection system. Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 Leopard had a validation system called File Quarantine....

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iTunes, Tiger, and irrational ire: The difference between updates and upgrades

Update: After we posted this story, reader Nate emailed us to suggest that if you find yourself in Rupert Jones' shoes (with a new iOS device that requires Leopard/iTunes 10 for sync support, but still running Tiger on your Intel Mac), call AppleCare. He says that Apple's support team will ask...

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Report: 68% of Mac users running Snow Leopard

As GigaOm points out, a new report from Net Applications shows that 68% of Mac users are running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.5 is a distant second at 24%, while Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger holds just 6% of the Mac market. The remaining 2% is made up of Macs running Mac OS X 10.3 or below. For...

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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...

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Safari 5.0.5 and Security Update 2011-002 now in Software Update

Seems like the update fairy has been very busy today. In addition to the iOS 4.3.2/4.2.7 updates that appeared moments ago, Mac OS X users can now download Safari 5.0.5 and Security Update 2011-002. Details on these updates are not yet on Apple's security page, but they should be showing up...

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Air Display for Mac: Turn another Mac into an extended display

One very popular and fun iPhone / iPad app that I love to use is Avatron Software's Air Display. As we described in a First Look back in May of 2010, Air Display turns an iOS device into a small wireless monitor that can be used to display app windows from a Mac or Windows computer. Now...

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Apple seeds sixth Mac OS 10.6.7 build to developers

Apple has seeded the sixth build of Mac OS 10.6.7 to developers for testing. Build 10J860 comes just five days after the release of the previous build, build 10J858. No known issues are reported with the build, and developers have been asked to continue focusing their attention on AirPort, SMB...

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Apple seeds fifth Mac OS 10.6.7 beta build to developers

This Thursday Apple seeded build 10J858 of Mac OS 10.6.7 to developers for testing. It's beginning to look a little like clockwork as yesterday it was a week since Apple released build 10J85, and just over a week before that, they released build 10J846. This is the fifth beta build of Mac OS 10.6.7...

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Apple seeds fourth Mac OS X 10.6.7 beta build to developers

AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has seeded another beta build of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers for testing. Build 10J855 comes just over a week after the previous beta release. This is the fourth build of 10.6.7 to be released within the last four weeks. Apple is requesting that developers...

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