iCloud Is Live-ish

iCloud.com is live right now which means you can now access iCloud by logging in with your Apple ID account. Or well sorta. You're still going to need Lion 10.7.2 to get all the good stuff but you can poke your head in to check it out right now. » 10/12/11 9:03am 10/12/11 9:03am

Sound the Alarms, the Apple Store Is Down

This is one of the first occasions where we've been handed the day's launches on a silver platter—Apple's Peter Oppenheimer confirmed yesterday that OS X Lion will be available for download today. Also expected? MacBook Airs, white MacBooks and Mac Minis. [Apple Store] » 7/20/11 5:30am 7/20/11 5:30am

Apple Tells Developers to Get Ready, OS X Lion's Coming Out Soon. Real…

The cat's about out of the bag: Apple's calling for developers to submit their Mac OS X Lion apps for review "so they can be on the Mac App Store when Lion ships this month." [TechCrunch] » 7/11/11 7:59pm 7/11/11 7:59pm

Mac OS X Lion Review: This Is Not the Future We Were Hoping For

It breaks my heart to say this, but Mac OSX Lion's interface feels like a failure. Its stated mission was to simplify the operating system, to unify it with the clean experience of iOS. That didn't happen. » 7/11/11 7:53am 7/11/11 7:53am

Mac OS X Lion Apes Chrome OS After Recent "Restart to Safari" Mode

While it's not the 1:1 comparison an initial glance would have you believe, MacRumors has discovered buried within Mac OS X Lion a "Restart to Safari" mode that's very similar to that browser-based OS from Google. » 6/12/11 8:00pm 6/12/11 8:00pm

WWDC 2011 Liveblog Coming This Monday

Atten-shun, fanboys, trolls, and all you beautiful normal people you: We will covering the WWDC 2011 keynote this Monday, June 6 at 10:00am. I feel a surprise in the air! Or it may be the cookies in the oven. » 6/03/11 6:18pm 6/03/11 6:18pm

What We Know About Lion and Why It May Be the Last Mac OS X

Next week Apple will unveil the next major version of Mac OS X, which may be the last version of their desktop operating system as we know it. Here is why. » 6/03/11 11:10am 6/03/11 11:10am

OS X Lion Will Be Downloadable Through The Mac App Store

Apple Insider says that not only will OS X Lion be downloadable through the Mac App Store, it will be their main focus for distribution of the new operating system (the purported screenshot above supports that claim). » 5/04/11 4:51pm 5/04/11 4:51pm

Could This Be a Mac OS X Lion Screenshot?

A reader just sent us this pretty little screenshot. He explained that it was forwarded to him by a friend who works for some mysterious company. » 2/23/11 8:02pm 2/23/11 8:02pm

Apple's Lion Is Extreme Right Political Party's Image, Too

It's ironic that the poster cat for Apple's Mac OS X Lion is exactly the same image used by a extreme right political party. The stock photo—titled "The King", by Ronnie Howard—was available at Shutterstock and Fotolia, but it has been removed. You can still find it at Pixmac for $10.66. Just a few minutes after our… » 10/21/10 12:00pm 10/21/10 12:00pm

What Is Apple's Mission Control?

Apple's consolidating some of its key OS features—Expose, Dashboard, full screen apps, and Spaces—into something called Mission Control. But what is it, exactly? » 10/20/10 2:08pm 10/20/10 2:08pm

How Mac OS X Lion Brings the Best of iPad to Your Mac

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is here. As we predicted, Apple's desktop operating system is going in the same direction as the iPad—and for good reason. Here is what is coming and why it's good for you. » 10/20/10 1:53pm 10/20/10 1:53pm