WWDC 2013 Predictions: Here Comes iOS 7, But What Else? (Updated)

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) doesn't kick off until tomorrow, but the internet's been wildly speculating about the company's plans for months. Some of it is almost definite (hello, flat design) and some of it's absurd (stop it with this). Here are all the goodies we actually expect Tim Cook and his… » 6/09/13 8:16pm 6/09/13 8:16pm

How to Fix Every Mountain Lion Annoyance With Third Party Apps

So Mountain Lion isn't perfect. It's got its flaws. But overall, it's a solid platform, and a lot of the smaller issues that pop up can be fixed with third party apps. Here's how to make everything just to your liking, using non-Apple software. » 7/26/12 4:00pm 7/26/12 4:00pm

How Is OS X Mountain Lion Working for You?

OS X Mountain Lion is now available to the general public, and you know what that means, right? Yep, bugs and glitches not exposed during the beta might crop up once millions of people install the thing. Have you noticed anything weird after installing the new OS? Let's talk about it below. » 7/25/12 10:40am 7/25/12 10:40am

iWork, iPhoto and Safari Updated With New Mountain Lion-Powered…

If you're a frequent iWork user, you might want to update to the latest version, which lets you to sync your docs with iCloud (so that you can view and edit on other Mac and iOS devices), and includes full support for the MacBook Pro Retina display (no more blurries!). 9to5mac says the update also includes support for… » 7/25/12 10:01am 7/25/12 10:01am

The OS X Mountain Lion Survival Guide

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is here. You're probably going to read a lot about all the new features and how Apple's out of ideas. Here's a guide to what will make using all that ML stuff easier—and what's going to make the new OS a pain. » 7/25/12 10:00am 7/25/12 10:00am

Should You Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion?

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is out, and it's 20 bucks. That's cheap enough that the price alone probably isn't a barrier to upgrade—it's more about your individual needs. Here's a quick guide to see, at a glance, if you should go with Mountain Lion, or maybe sit this one out. » 7/25/12 9:30am 7/25/12 9:30am

OS X Mountain Lion's Best 10 Tricks: The How-To Video Guide

Apple OS X Mountain Lion is now available for download. There are a ton of new features, but many of them are hidden or hard to find. Don't worry, these are the best 10 tricks—each with a short, easy video tutorial created for Gizmodo by app developer It's About Time. » 7/25/12 9:00am 7/25/12 9:00am

Go Get OS X Mountain Lion Right Now (Updated)

After months of tantalizing beta teases, Apple's latest OS X refresher is now available for download in the Mac App Store. The 4.05GB update will cost you an entirely reasonable $20, and features improvements like a new Notification Center, Twitter baked in throughout, and dictation that's pleasantly—and… » 7/25/12 8:38am 7/25/12 8:38am

Mountain Lion Review: OS X Needs a New Vision

Bad news, people. As expected, nothing has changed in the final version of OS X Mountain Lion. That's why this is a revision of February's Mountain Lion review, updated with impressions from all these months working with the betas and the final version that you can get from Apple now. » 7/25/12 8:34am 7/25/12 8:34am

Check Here If Your Mac Is Eligible For a Mountain Lion Upgrade

With Mountain Lion reaching gold master status, it means Apple is nearly ready to ship OS X Mountain Lion to customers like you. But in order to use Mountain Lion, you have to have a certain type of Mac. Apple is cutting off older Macs from using Mountain Lion by making them ineligible for the upgrade. » 7/11/12 10:18am 7/11/12 10:18am

All the New HD Wallpapers from the Latest OS X Mountain Lion Beta

The new MacBook Pro retina screens look crazy good, but you need pretty stuff to look at on it, too. At the very very very least, that means nice-looking wallpaper. Here's what Apple's got loaded up in the Mountain Lion beta so far. There are 34 options in all, at 3200x2000 resolution, and you can grab them all in one… » 6/12/12 2:20pm 6/12/12 2:20pm

OS X Mountain Lion Coming in July for $19.99

We saw a fair amount of OS X Mountain Lion when Apple dropped its developer preview a few months ago. And not only will the $20 download bring all the iOS-ified features promised to all the OS X machines you own, it will also serve up more than 1700 new APIs, added iCloud functionality, a redesigned Safari, Siri-like… » 6/11/12 1:57pm 6/11/12 1:57pm

Hiss: Get Your Growl Alerts in Mountain Lion's Notification Center

OS X Mountain Lion's Notification Center looks incredible. So good, in fact, that we've been wondering what's going to happen to Growl notifications in the future. Some crafty developers have presented one answer to that question with Hiss, a program that integrates the latter utility into the former. » 2/20/12 7:00pm 2/20/12 7:00pm

Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps

Since personal computers became a thing, we've always been free to install any app we like as long as the code was compatible on a very basic level. No approval processes. No regulation. OS X has been no exception. But this week, two things happened in Appleland that could change that entirely. The introduction of OS X … » 2/17/12 5:50pm 2/17/12 5:50pm