Don't-Miss OS X Stories
Staff writer Lex Friedman walks you through using OS X's built-in functionality for handling Siri-like vocal commands.
Macworld senior associate editor Dan Moren is joined by two developers, Many Tricks's Rob Griffiths and Red Sweater Software's Daniel Jalkut, for a frank discussion about Apple's plans for sandboxing Mac apps.
Apple's offering free developer IDs to programmers; hackers have found a way to get free e-books from the iBookstore; and Dell is about to go PC-free.
This was a significant week for Apple: It settled lawsuits, met with shareholders, and bought a company. Oh, and let's not forget it's only been a week since the company unveiled Mountain Lion to the masses, and we've spent much of that time pondering the forthcoming OS update.
Although Universal Access is designed with those with disabilities in mind, there are features within that can help everyone. Chris Breen points out some highlights.
The argument's long been that Macs are safer than Windows PCs because malfeasants choose to target the larger pool of potential victims. But that doesn't explain why iOS is safer than Android. Apple's continued focus on security does.
Macworld staff writer Lex Friedman, staff editor Serenity Caldwell, and senior associate editor Dan Moren speak about their hopes, dreams, and wishes for features that could still make it into Mountain Lion before its summer release.
Apple told Mac developers Tuesday that it would be extending the sandboxing deadline for all App Store apps yet again, this time to June 1. Additionally, Apple has confirmed that apps may remain on the App Store without sandboxing after this deadline, but developers may only submit bug fix updates for them. Macworld spoke with several app developers about their thoughts on the extension.
If you missed the big news this week, boy are you in for some exciting reading: Apple announced a new release of OS X. But while that announcement and its aftershocks dominated the week's news, we wrote about a few other things as well.
When Apple released Lion (OS X 10.7), Mail received its biggest overhaul ever, gaining many new and noteworthy features. The changes to Mail in Mountain Lion are more subtle, though there are some nice improvements, along with one significant omission.
Though Safari didn't receive as huge an overhaul in Mountain Lion as other OS X apps have, it still got some love from the folks in Cupertino. Here are a few brief impressions of Safari's new features.
No idea is too crazy for Tim Cook, but you might be crazy if you opt for a real mountain lion over an operating system update. And while Apple may be pulling the iPad from unauthorized Chinese retailers, the auditors are pulling out their clipboards and shaking their heads over Foxconn's factories.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion for Macs promises both benefits and costs for IT groups. Mac experts are looking forward to delving into the preview release.
The latest version of OS X is looking at lot more like iOS.
One of the new features in Mountain Lion is Gatekeeper, which can restrict users to running Mac apps from the Mac App Store and trusted developers. Developers had both positive and cautious things to say about the idea.