Category Archives: OS X Upgrades

How to turn off Lion’s Dashboard ui

Some users dont like the new dashboard in Lion.

So I’m going to tell ya how to turn it off.

Navigate to System Preferences> Mission Control ,then uncheck ‘Show dashboard as space’

There ya go! Its that easy!!!!

Advertisements

Is this the end of the compact disc?

As with Lion’s release on the mac, it was only avaliable to download via the mac app store. Though you can make a boot disk of lion, you cant get one from apple themselves. As more and more computer programs and software is being released by download only, is this soon going to become the norm with all discs?

I am a fan of music and do have a fair few cds, but in a couple of years these could soon be gone, slowly being replaced by music downloading programs like iTunes or Spotify. it seems like the CD is going to be resigned to the collector, or pushed aside like vinyl records.

I, for one, am not a fan of having all of my music digitally, a cd is like a backup incase it gets lost. However, Its great that apple have made Lion only available in this way because it shows how much of a chance they are willing to take to convince people to make a move over to apple.

So to answer my question, i think were seeing the end of the compact disk in some areas, but not all.

What do you think?

The Macbook Air 2011

Design:

  • Thin,light which makes is it perfect friend for travels/students and personal use. It true that it’s small but has a full Multi-Touch that allows you to feature full OS X lion, just like a normal computer. 
  • Yes to all backlit keyboard light fans it’s now a new feature, that makes you mac just look sexier than before plus the full features.
  • All these features and the battery life is just getting better, from 5-7 hours.
  • sad point is that the new FaceTime camera is not HD.
Features:
  • intel core i5 & i7 processores: Both the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature the latest generation of Intel processors, the Core i5 and i7. With speeds up to 1.8GHz and faster memory, the new MacBook Air gains up to 2.5x the processing performance over the previous generation.
  • Thunderbolt: as we all rumored with one port, you have the power to connect to HD apple display or transfer much faster data.
  • All-flash storage: just like iPad’s and iPhones.

“ability to remain in standby mode for up to 30 days. Which means your MacBook Air snaps to in an instant, whether you open it tomorrow, next week, or next month”-Apple website

  • Display,Speakers: high reslotion screen, great speakers.
  • Connectivity: MacBook Air features 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 technology, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot (on the 13-inch model), a headphone portand the Thunderbolt port.

 

 

Performance:

I think this table will give you the over view how fast is the new macbook air.

OS X lion:

Who does not what OS X lion can do, if not then you can either go to the OS X lion post, or to apple.com.

Built-in app: 

here is some of the apps that you will get without extra coast and preinstalled:

  • iPhoto
  • iMovie
  • Garageband
  • Mac app store
  • Safari
  • Mail
  • iCal
  • Address Book
  • Time machine
  • FaceTime
Tech Specs:

Here is the basics for full details here is the link just click apple.com

 

Thanks to our sister site http://onetechrepublic.wordpress.com/ for letting us use one of their posts

Contact the original author:

Follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/thefantastick1 )
Like me on facebook (http://on.fb.me/eKlEKI )

Disable Inertia Scrolling in Mac OS X Lion

Many users seem to be un-happy about reverse scrolling in Apple’s OS X release, Mac OS X Lion. It’s a new way of scrolling that I believe takes some getting used to.

If you’re not a fan of this feature, then you can disable it very easily. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click “Universal Access”
  3. Select the “Mouse” tab
  4. Click “Mouse Options…”
  5. Select your option from the drop-down menu next to “Scrolling”

Bam! Intertia scrolling is disabled!

How to disable OS X Safari Resume Feature

Resume is one of the main new features to OS X Lion, one taken directly from iOS:

Now apps you close will reopen right where you left off, so you never have to start from scratch again. And when you install software updates, you no longer need to save your work, close your apps, and spend valuable time setting everything up again. With Resume, you can restart your Mac and return to what you were doing — with all your apps in the places where you left them.

Now, this feature might be all well and good, but what if you want your Mac to behave like it did in Snow Leopard? Resume can be easily disabled, but the option is fairly hidden.

Head to System Preferences and select the General tab. At the bottom of that page is a checkbox labeled “Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps.” If you uncheck that, your apps will continue to behave as they did in Snow Leopard.

Lion – Full Tour

It’s time of the year where we get a new software update, bring you OS X lion with it’s new look.

OS X lion full feature list: http://bit.ly/kFhHzs

contacts:
Blog: http://onetechrepublic.wordpress.com/
Follow me on twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/thefantastick1 )
Like me on facebook (http://on.fb.me/eKlEKI )

Apple Discontinues the Macbook on release of OS X Lion

This morning I went to apple’s website to look at details of OS X Lion.

According to the above dock the only laptops that Apple currently offers are the Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro.

Mashable Quotes:

“In any case, the plastic variant of the MacBook is now completely gone from the Apple Store, and Apple confirmed to Engadget that it’s been discontinued.” – Mashable

So I guess its official

Upgrading to OS X Lion

Step 1:Make sure your Mac can run Lion.

Your Mac must have an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor to run Lion. Find out if your current Mac has one of these processors by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, then choosing About This Mac.

Step 2:Make sure you have the latest version of Snow Leopard.

Get up to date with the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard to purchase OS X Lion from the Mac App Store. If you have Snow Leopard, click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version

Step 3:Download OS X Lion from the Mac App Store.

Open the Mac App Store from the Dock to buy and download it. Then follow the onscreen instructions to install Lion.

%d bloggers like this: