Mountain Lion has finally taken a majority of Mac web traffic by owning 32 percent of it. This statistic comes courtesy of Net Applications, a firm that charts web metrics using OS share and other fun stuff. Mountain Lion was first released in July 2012, but has only caught up and surpassed OS X Lion in the past month. Net Applications reports that during the month of November, Mountain Lion and Lion were neck and neck with 29 percent and 30 percent of Mac web share respectively. It ... more
Usually you create a folder and then drag and drop all of the files into that folder one at a time or in a group. But, did you know that you can select a grouping of files, and then create a folder and automagically move all of your selected files directly into that folder immediately upon creation?
It's pretty simple:
Select the files and folders you want to put into a new folder
Right click (or option click)
Select "New Folder with Selection" from the menu.Alternatively, you can also hit the keyboard combination ... more
Listen, the Dashboard is pretty useless for most people, and I'm really tired of jumping too far back from workspace to workspace and landing in the dashboard when I want to land on my first desktop. Here's how you can kill off Lion's Dashboard (and re-enable it) if you're as frustrated with it as I am these days.
Type in: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean YES;killall Dock
The Witch Dashboard is dead.
Type in: defaults write com.apple.dashboard mcx-disabled -boolean NO;killall Dock
…And it's back.
There you have it. ... more
Apple has just pushed out a major update to OS X weighing in at over 700 MB. The update brings a number of patches to Lion, including a major update to FileVault that patches the recent security bugs.
Hit up your Software Update.
What's Included In The Update?
The OS X Lion v10.7.4 update includes fixes that:
Resolve an issue in which the "Reopen windows when logging back in" setting is always enabled.
Improve compatibility with certain British third-party USB keyboards.
Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function "Apply ... more
Haven't upgraded to Lion or iCloud because you still haven't forked out money for Snow Leopard yet? No worries, Apple has your back. Apple is now giving away Snow Leopard to potential iCloud customers.
In an article sent to MobileMe customers, Apple has recommended that potential customers get in touch with Apple to receive a free DVD of Snow Leopard so that users can upgrade to Lion and move to iCloud. All you have to do is follow this link, log in to MobileMe with your MobileMe account, and ... more
Oh man, I just can't take it any more. There are a lot of great things about Lion but All My Files is certainly not one of them. The Finder window just looks like a mess and it really throws a wrench in my OCD tendencies. Here's how you disable it, and stop it from opening in every new Finder window for good. Gun not included.
Stop All My Files From Opening In New Finder Windows
Open A Finder Window.
Click on Preferences (or hit CMD+, ).
Under The 'New Finder windows show' ... more
Customizing OS X isn't the easiest thing to do if you're the type of person who likes to tinker and make things your own. There isn't exactly a nice button you can push to turn off all those skeuomorphic features around iCal and Address Book. But, what you do have access to is a bunch ofterminal hacks to toggle some features on and off.
For instance, from the terminal you can enable a 2D dock, make icons of hidden applications translucent, and even completely disable auto-correct in Lion. ... more
You probably had the same thoughts we did while watching Mountain Lion's Notification Center open up on the desktop in Apple's new preview videos. The first thing that crossed our mind was, "Growl is screwed." As it turns out, the Growl team doesn't think they're that bad off, and instead of abandoning its project, the company is looking to integrate Growl into Notification Center. Yup, notifications in your notifications.
In a blog post titled, Welcome to the party, we were worried that we were being stood up, the ... more
Sometimes serendipity boggles my mind. Last night, a former co-worker of mine pinged me on Facebook to find out if there was any good way to mirror his MacBook Pro's display to his Apple TV 2. I looked around, and didn't find any particularly good solutions. Most of them involved running through an iPad or jailbreaking your Apple TV. Defeated, I told him that it wouldn't be easy. Mere minutes ago, I was proven wrong.
Released today, AirParrot is an app that runs on your Mac, and wirelessly ... more
Apple has rolled out a software update for Lion. Version 10.7.3 is now available through the software update. Like all Apple updates before it, the update notes are extremely vague. But, the 730.6 MB update brings with it operating system fixes that improve stability, compatibility, and security according to Apple.
Get your update on. Click on the Apple icon in your Menu Bar, then click Software Update. The patch may not be live just yet, but it is coming. It has been slowly rolling out across Apple's ... more
I love the thinness of the iPhone 5, but hate how fragile the device can be at times. Though I don’t drop my iPhone often, it has happened, and the only thing that has saved my mobile connection to the world is my case. As a frequent iPod, iPhone and
Two hundred and ten days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds No that’s not how long since the last Fast and the Furious sequel, it is the excruciating time lapsed since the last major Apple product launch. On October 23, 2012, the world was a kinder and more joyous