One of the most significant new features of Lion is that it lets you boot your Lion-equipped Mac into a special recovery mode that includes a few essential utilities for fixing problems, restoring files, browsing the Web, and even reinstalling Lion. Here's our comprehensive look at this new troubleshooting tool.
Here's our guide to installing Lion, from the best way to get your Mac ready, to undertaking the actual install process, to creating a bootable installer, to exploring Lion's new recovery mode.
Though you can install Lion directly from your Mac's hard drive, a bootable installer drive or DVD can be more convenient for installing Lion onto multiple Macs, and if your Mac is experiencing problems, a bootable installer makes a handy emergency disk or disc.
Apple bills Lion as the easiest-to-install version of OS X yet, and that may be true. But there are still a few things you can do right now to ensure that your Mac is ready for 10.7.
When Lion hits the streets, it will bring with it a new way of scrolling. Start acclimating yourself now with a free add-on for Snow Leopard.
I Love Stars puts iTunes' rating scale right in your menu bar. If a track already has a rating, you see that rating without having to switch to iTunes.
If you frequently use Terminal, check out DTerm, a nifty utility that provides instant access to a Terminal-like shell interface from within whatever application you're currently using.
Hitachi on Wednesday announced the G-Connect, a portable accessory that functions as iOS file storage, a Time Machine-ready portable hard drive, and a wireless access point in one compact package.
Want to wirelessly stream your music to speakers using Apple's AirPlay technology, but don't want to buy an expensive (and still somewhat rare) AirPlay-enabled system? Dan Frakes explains how to make your own.
Starting today and continuing through late July, we'll use the Mac Gems blog to cover a new Gem every day (except Sunday). Some of the programs are simple, some more complex. Some will be niche-y, while others will be programs everyone should use. The one thing they all have in common is that each is a Mac Gem.
Whether it's Mac OS X or iOS, every operating system update from Apple adds features previously provided by third-party developers. Each time, select developers come away from an Apple keynote or press release rethinking their future business plans.
A version of Prosoft's flagship disk utility, Drive Genius 3, is now available on the Mac App Store. However, thanks to Apple's Mac App Store restrictions, Drive Genius 3 LE offers a subset of its sibling's features (at a lower price).
If you’re not a frequent user of scripts or workflows, FastScripts probably isn’t for you. But for those of us who count on AppleScript to increase our productivity, FastScripts is worth purchasing for its keyboard-shortcuts feature alone. But it also offers a number of other features that make scripts more efficient and easier to use.
Mac software bundles are nothing new, but one particular bundle, which ends today, offers eight quality Gems for the price of one.
For storing your MacBook inside another bag or suitcase, or for some extra protection while carrying your laptop by itself, Thule's cargo-carrier-inspired 13" Protection Sleeve is a solid option.