You Might Need a Snow Leopard Disc to Do a Clean Install of Lion

OS X Lion's only available through the Mac App Store. But without a DeeVeeDee, how are obsessive nerds supposed to do a clean install? Reinstall Snow Leopaard [sic], says the latest purported Steve Jobs email. Potentially annoying, if true. [MacRumors] » 6/21/11 2:43pm 6/21/11 2:43pm

SSD TRIM Support Makes an Early OS X Appearance on new MacBook Pros

We previously thought that OS X wouldn't see TRIM support until Lion came out later this year. But as it turns out, Apple slipped it in to the 10.6.6 build currently shipping with new Macbook Pros. [Apple Insider] » 3/04/11 7:34pm 3/04/11 7:34pm

Mac OS X 10.6.5 Update Is Now Available For Download

If you happen to check for software updates on your Mac now, you should find that the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update is available for download. It appears to be a lovely update with plenty of bug fixes, performance improvements, and stability enhancements: » 11/10/10 4:18pm 11/10/10 4:18pm

Apple Kills Xserve

Apple is discontinuing their Xserve line of server computers—they'll stop selling them on Jan. 31. Folks looking for an Apple server have two options: a Mac Pro or Mac mini configured as servers with OS X Snow Leopard Server. » 11/05/10 9:56am 11/05/10 9:56am

Capturing a Snow Leopard Is As Hard As Making One

It took National Geographic photographer Steven Winter seven months to capture his serene photographs of snow leopards—of which there are fewer than 3,500 still alive—almost as long as it did for Apple to make the OS. [NPR] » 8/05/10 9:20pm 8/05/10 9:20pm

Mac OS X 10.6.4 Available Now, Brings Safari 5 And Bug Fixes

Mac OS X 10.6.4 is currently sitting pretty in your Software Update and brings Safari 5, if you haven't already jumped on the train, and what looks to be a ton of bug fixes with it. Our update weighs in at 640MB but we've seen some as low as 300MB. Guess we need the fixin'. » 6/15/10 5:23pm 6/15/10 5:23pm

Get Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Now, It Fixes Lots of Things

Snow Leopard 10.6.3 is waiting for you to grab it via Software Update—it fixes lots of things, from QuickTime X to OpenGL to "reliability of 3rd party USB devices." If it does anything else magical, we'll let you know. » 3/29/10 12:34pm 3/29/10 12:34pm

10 Things You Must Do With Your New Mac

You got a new Mac for Christmas? Awesome. But don't let Justin Long's smarmy face fool you, it doesn't just give you a warm hug and set itself up. Here are 10 things you need to do pronto: » 12/25/09 9:40am 12/25/09 9:40am

This Snow Leopard Has a Naked Lady On It

You will never find this snow leopard in any Apple promotional shot. Why? Because there's a naked woman in there. And a very sexy one at that. Can't you see her? She's right there, completely nude. Not yet? Look closer: » 12/24/09 10:20pm 12/24/09 10:20pm

How To: Make Your PC and Mac Share Stuff Like Best Friends

Networking is stupid. You'd think it'd be real darn easy to share stuff between PCs and Macs, but it's not as nearly simple as it should be. So, here's how to make 'em talk and share stuff like best friends. » 12/20/09 2:30pm 12/20/09 2:30pm

Windows 7 Passes Mac OS X Install Base

It was going to happen eventually, since Windows has 18 times OS X's marketshare, but Windows 7 already passed Apple's install base about a month after having been released. Again, not a surprise, but it is interesting how many people already upgraded to Windows 7 (or bought a new machine with Windows 7 on it). [… » 11/25/09 2:59pm 11/25/09 2:59pm

OS X's Spinning Beach Ball Makes Family Guy Cameo

I've definitely wanted to Force Quit some conversations in my time, so a real life spinning beach ball of death would be the perfect excuse. Watch: » 11/23/09 7:03am 11/23/09 7:03am

Flash 10.1 Is Good News for Hackintosh Netbooks

High-Def Flash video is a stretch on some hacktintosh netbooks, but Flash 10.1 brings it into the realm of possibility. I just installed it on my MSI Wind running Leopard, and damn: HD YouTube and Vimeo videos were almost watchable. » 11/17/09 12:10pm 11/17/09 12:10pm

Netbook Hackintosh 10.6.2 Fix Coming In "A Few Weeks," Fallen Netbooks…

When Apple killed Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, it was one of the first times they'd actively tried to stop hobbyist hackintoshing. It was also sort of a dick move! Luckily, it's not going to stick. » 11/11/09 11:06am 11/11/09 11:06am

Latest Snow Leopard Developer Build Breaks Hackintosh Support... Again

Enough with the back and forth already, Apple. If you're going to kill Atom support then just kill it. Don't toy with us, taking and giving like some sort of merciless god. » 11/07/09 6:30pm 11/07/09 6:30pm

All Of Snow Leopard's Hidden, Secret Settings Laid Bare

Screencap formats, secret dock animations, previously unseen menu shortcuts, login screen backgrounds: These are the hidden settings the Apple doesn't want you to see (or just forgot about) and that Secrets, a free, super-simple app, helpfully wrangles into one place. » 11/06/09 12:25pm 11/06/09 12:25pm

Reality Check

Windows 7 rolls past Snow Leopard in just a week, almost everyone still runs XP, and Vista, which didn't even crack 1/3rd of its predecessor's install base, is doomed to be forgotten. This is the world outside Gizmodo, people. [Ars] » 11/06/09 9:51am 11/06/09 9:51am

OS X 10.6.2 Does Not Ditch Atom Support, Hackintosh Safe

It appears that Atom support has resurfaced in the latest developer build (10C535), so users running OS X on Atom netbooks are safe, for now. Although, anything can happen between now and the final build. [Stell via 9to5Mac via Crunchgear] » 11/04/09 4:30pm 11/04/09 4:30pm

Parallels 5 Runs Windows 7 Right Next to Snow Leopard With Full…

It's a virtual war: VMWare Fusion 3 for Snow Kitty and Win7 popped out last week, and now here's Parallels 5. It's also fully 64-bit, with Windows apps that behave like native ones, including full multitouch gestures, and more zoomzoom. » 11/04/09 3:01am 11/04/09 3:01am

Is Apple Trying to Kill Hackintosh Netbooks? OS X 10.6.2 Ditches Atom…

Coders have confirmed that the developer build of Snow Leopard 10.6.2 nixes support for netbook Atom processors. Nothing's final yet, of course, but given Apple's lame fight with Palm over iTunes compatibility, are hackintosh netbooks next in the firing line? » 11/02/09 7:37am 11/02/09 7:37am