Messages Beta for OS X Available for Download

Messages Beta for OS X Available for Download
  Apple fans are already anticipating the impending launch of the newest version of OS X, Mountain Lion. One of the new features that will be included with Mountain Lion is the Messages Beta desktop app. Fortunately, Apple is giving its fans a look into this new feature with a the Messages app that can Read more…

OS X May Support A Larger Variety Of Graphic Cards

OS X May Support A Larger Variety Of Graphic Cards
Apple has always had an odd relationship with video card manufacturers such as ATi (now AMD) and Nvidia. Drivers for OS X were limited to certain video cards and Apple was never keen on cramming expensive parts for the sake of bragging rights. That may change as Apple is looking to expand the amount of Read more…

New OS X Trojan Found In The Wild & How To Protect Yourself Against It

New OS X Trojan Found In The Wild & How To Protect Yourself Against It
A new Trojan for OS X that operates remotely to steal user information and crash a Mac has been found by security researchers Sophos. The “backdoor Trojan” called BlackHole Rat and dubbed MusMinim-A by security researchers operates in the background of an infected Mac. MusMinim’s biggest threat to users is the ability to display fake Read more…

WebKit2 Coming To OS X Lion, iOS 5 Could Be Next

WebKit2 Coming To OS X Lion, iOS 5 Could Be Next
Apple has touted WebKit, the underlying browser engine in iOS and OS X as being extremely powerful and versatile for users and developers alike. Building upon the success of WebKit is version 2 which is under active development and will be released with OS X Lion. Will iOS 5 be updated as well? WebKit2 is Read more…

OS X Lion Adds Better SSD Support

OS X Lion Adds Better SSD Support
The latest developer preview of Mac OS X Lion introduces TRIM support for Solid State Drives which will improve long term performance. Apple is starting to add SSDs to the MacBook Pro line and eventually its desktop Macs to improve battery life and shorten boot up times. However, Snow Leopard can’t optimally handle the drives. Read more…

Developer Preview Of OS X Lion Available, Security Specialists Get A Sneak Peak

Developer Preview Of OS X Lion Available, Security Specialists Get A Sneak Peak
Yesterday Apple made available the developer preview of OS X Lion on the Mac App Store. Beneath the cries of Apple’s intention to kill the optical drive (this is the first developer preview of OS X you can’t get on DVD) was news security experts would be getting a sneak peak at Lion. Apple informed Read more…

Apple Announces FaceTime 1.0, HD Cameras On New MacBook Pros

Amidst Apple’s MacBook Pro announcement was FaceTime’s official debut. The App which allows Mac users to video chat with their friends on OS X and iOS hit version 1.0 on the Mac App Store. A new feature of Apple’s newest MacBook Pros is the inclusion of a High Definition FaceTime video camera that supports 720p Read more…

XServe replacement being released by Active Storage?

XServe replacement being released by Active Storage?
The Xserve is being discontinued in just a few days which has generated a considerable amount of outcry from the community as Apple would leave a massive hole in its server line. To pick up the slack, enterprise users would have to rely on the Mac Pro or Mac Mini running the server version of Read more…

The Typography Of Apple – Typeface Design From 1984 To Today (Infographic)

Understanding the Typography of Apple and typefaces used
Since the Mac’s inception typography has played a monumental role at Apple. Designing the first digital typefaces for the Mac was influenced by the analog world and later sparked a war between Adobe. The progress made at Apple in developing typefaces has formed digital typography into it what it is today. The info graphic I Read more…