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Got a Mac? Running Mountain Lion? If so, it's time to fire up the Software Update. Apple has just pushed out v10.8.3 to its newest desktop OS, and while there are no major overhauls, patches or fixes, there are quite a few minor things that add up to a fairly significant update. On the quirky side, users can now redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using your Mac's built-in camera, but on the more serious side, Apple's Boot Camp software now fully (and officially) supports Windows 8 installations. In other words, the newest Mountain Lion update may help Windows users more than anything... Read more...
Apple will tell you that Mac OS X 10.8 is the Mountain Lion's meow with its more than 200 new features versus the previous build, tighter social integration, and everything else it has going for it. For those of you clinging to Mac OX X 10.5 (Leopard), here's another reason to upgrade: no more Google Chrome browser updates for you! "Google Chrome on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) will stop receiving any updates following Chrome 21. This includes new features, security fixes, and stability updates," Google announced in a blog post. "If you’re not sure what OS version you’re on, go to the Apple... Read more...
When Apple rolled out Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the company claimed the operating system introduced over 200 new features to the Mac platform, but reduced battery life wasn't supposed to be one of them. Nevertheless, a large number of users have taken to Apple's support forum to complain about major dips in battery life after installing Mountain Lion. "I upgraded to Mountain Lion and now my battery life is about half of what it was before upgrading," the opening post reads. Others quickly chimed in with the same complaint. One Mac user said he used to "easily" get a full day of use on his 13-inch... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about AMD’s new FirePro W9000 and W8000 Professional Graphics cards, Corsair’s innovative AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the Windows 8 RTM, and general direction of desktop operating systems, the ASRock Vision 3D 252B Home Theater PC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play and details of our contest going on now where you could win a killer “All Corsair” Powered Gaming PC! Show Notes: 01:18 - AMD FirePro W8000, W9000 Challenge Nvidia's Quadro 08:33 - Corsair AX1200i... Read more...
OS X is a significant step forward for Apple and it has reached a very mature stage. Obviously, we've only got another point release before we roll to OS 11, or whatever Apple ends up naming it. To best understand what makes this edition worthwhile though, let's look at what's new. The actual desktop space of OS X 10.8 isn't dramatically different than what you'll find in 10.7. At a glance, it may be tough to see what's actually different in Mountain Lion. But it's just a reminder that most point updates are subtle, and many of the changes are under the hood. Mountain Lion is essentially a refined... Read more...
Mountain Lion is off to such a fast start that Apple dubbed it "the most successful OS X release" in the company's history. Prior to the weekend, estimates pegged Mountain Lion downloads at around 2 million after just 48 hours of being uncaged, and since then Apple has come out said downloads of OS X 10.8 have topped 3 million in just four days. "Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president... Read more...
While nothing is yet official, early estimates have Apple's newly released Max OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) off to a roaring start. Furthermore, if the preliminary numbers are accurate, Mountain Lion could become the fastest deployed operating system of all time, regardless of platform. That's impressive. Web tracking firm Chitka ran the numbers using a bit of rough math and determined that 2.11 million Mac users are now in possession of Mountain Lion. That's based, in part, on Apple's June 2012 announcement that there are 66 million Mac users in the wild. "Using this figure, if we assume that 90... Read more...
If you're a Mac user, you can upgrade to the lastest version of Mac OS X today for a penny shy of $20. You can download Apple's OS X 10.8 from the Mac App Store, which is Apple's online software retail service, so long as you're running Lion or Snow Leopard. Apple is famously tight-lipped about its products, though it saves the real paranoia for its hardware. Even so, Apple wouldn't give a firm launch date for the operating system upgrade until yesterday, when Apple CIO Peter Oppenheimer broke the news in an earnings call. Although the new operating system still bears the OS X designation, it's... Read more...
When Apple unveiled its Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating system back in June, the Cupertino outfit said it would be available in July from the Mac App Store, but refrained from offering up a specific release date. With barely two weeks left in the month, Apple is running out of time to make good on that promise. Not to worry if you're a Mac user looking forward to Mountain Lion. According to the latest rumor mill chatter, Apple Stores in the U.S. and overseas are planning an overnight work date on Tuesday, July 24th, presumably in anticipation of Mountain Lion's arrival. If that's the case,... Read more...
Apple is pitching Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) as the cat's meow with over 200 new features "that add up to an amazing Mac experience," but that only applies if you're rocking a compatible system. Some older Mac models, including ones that are 64-bit capable, aren't invited to the Mountain Lion party, and it's likely because of the GPU. First, let's look at which Mac models made the cut: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer) Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)... Read more...
The next version of Apple's Mac OS X operating system is going to hit the streets well before Microsoft's Windows 8 OS. In fact, it's just around the corner. It's called Mountain Lion, the ninth major version of Mac OS X (Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion are the other eight), and it will be available in July from the Mac App Store for a measly $20. Mountain Lion, which Apple touts as "Inspired by iPad. Re-imagined for Mac.," introduces over 200 new features, including a new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Facebook integration, Game Center,... Read more...
Has Lion really been out that long? It sure doesn't feel like it, but evidently Apple's already working up what's next for their desktop OS platform. With 10.7 inching close to maturity, it's 10.8 that's popping up on the scene this week. Apple's next version of OS X (by the way, they removed "Mac" from "Mac OS X") is being called Mountain Lion, and it's no real surprise to see that it's more of a Lion refinement than a revolutionary leap in the land of OS X. Much in the same way that Snow Leopard improved upon Leopard, Mountain Lion should make the Lion experience squeaky clean. There's plenty... Read more...