With all the hubbub over iOS 5, iCloud, and the iPhone last week, a pretty big change to OS X (for power-using dweebs like me) slipped by unnoticed: You can now rearrange Spaces and Full Screen apps from Mission Control.
Now there are two reasons to change Apple's generic OS X 10.7 wallpaper to a custom one: it's a fake. A professor of physics spotted Apple's source, which was astrophotographer Robert Gendler's image of the Andromeda Galaxy.
Obviously those who disabled natural scrolling are laughing. But as you may've noticed already, Chrome's three-finger left/right swipe to navigate through previously-viewed pages has been broken in Lion, because that gesture now flips between desktops.
Yesterday, Adobe wrote of its suspicions that OS X Lion has had Flash Player hardware acceleration disabled, which could be why Flash is proving to be a bit buggy. They've since retracted what they said, writing:
Flash on OSX Lion is a TAD BIT BUGGY right now. That's not lost on Adobe, and they've posted a document of all known issues with 10.7. One issue they suspect, but can't prove: Apple disabled hardware acceleration with Flash.
Okay, so OS X Lion isn't perfect. But chances are that probably isn't going to stop you from picking it up. With that in mind, here's our guide to help you make the most of Apple's new OS.
If you're on dialup (Sorry), a horrible dorm network, or your roommate hogs all the bandwidth with his love of True Blood torrents and pornography, you'll have trouble getting the download-only OS X Lion. Computerworld">But Apple's got you covered.
Launchpad! Mission Control! Airdrop! Lion's packing so many bold new features that the keynote sounded like chatter from a missile silo. Apple highlighted the ten big ones, but what about the other 240? There are some hidden gems. Let's look!
Apple made the bold move of pre-announcing its WWDC offerings last week, but we're sure there will still be surprises aplenty. Be sure to check out our liveblog today for breaking news; in the meantime, here are our predictions:
Apple is finally ready to show off iCloud, its cloud service that they built that massive data center for. It was always a matter of when, rather than if, but at WWDC, we'll finally get to see what they're planning.
OS X Lion Developer Preview 3 is out. We're not totally sure what all is new yet, but some early stuff spotted by MacStories includes: "A new boot animation, new graphical elements in the Finders toolbar, new desktop wallpapers and the Reading List, now enabled in Safari."
OS X Lion is coming to the Mac App Store, ushering in a new era of digital distribution for their desktop operating system. And rumors are flying that iOS devices will soon receive over-the-air updates. If we had to smash these two pieces of information together and speculate about the future a little bit, we'd say…
Cant remember if you left your MBP with Kandalaria or Sauceray? Well, you're in luck! It looks like a Mac-specific version of the popular Find My iPhone app, which locates and locks your iOS device remotely, could roll out with the release of OSX 10.7 Lion. While there's already been plenty of speculation that Apple…