Every operating system needs a decent amount of free memory to function properly, and without a sufficient amount applications are prone to run more slowly and your Mac will seem more sluggish. Whilst Mac OS is a fairly robust and modern operating system built on a solid UNIX-style foundation (unlike Windows), there are nonetheless occasional […]
Some Lion users have reported occasional problems when trying to shutdown their Mac, such as a grey screen or permanent spinning wheel. But what should you do in this scenario to resolve any issues? It can quickly become a real nuisance – after all, doing a hard reset is not always recommended and probably isn’t […]
Nearly everyone knows by now that the next version of the Mac operating system – OS X Mountain Lion (which is actually OS X version 10.8), is scheduled to be released sometime this summer. At the moment however, it’s still only a developer preview that’s not quite ready for prime time, and contains quite a […]
Lion’s new Launchpad feature adds the ability to organize and quickly access applications on your Mac in a similar way as you do on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. By organizing similar or frequently used applications together into Folders, you can keep them arranged to suit your workflow, or just make it easier to […]
Some people absolutely love Lion’s new eye candy and flamboyant visuals; others are not so keen and would like to disable many of the newly introduced effects, such as animated window transitions and Mail animations. While the animations and effects rarely hinder the way you use your Mac, anybody that uses many of the features […]
One of the most useful features in OS X Lion is the ability for applications to automatically resume where they left off. This is apparent in applications such as Safari when after quitting and subsequently reopening, the previous tabs and websites are displayed. If the application was in fullscreen mode, it will reopen in the […]
With Lion Apple has brought some great new features to the Mac. In this post I have put together some of the most essential new keyboard shortcuts that I think make using Lion so much easier and fun to use.
With Mac OS X Lion Apple has tried and succeeded in bringing the best of the iPad back to the Mac. iOS introduced so many fantastic features to the iPhone and iPad that it was only right that Apple bring some of these features back to the Mac. It is obvious from the moment you […]