I explain, once again, the biggest security hole on Mac today. And, this time, why you need to watch out each time you get a new Mac, too.
If you install the latest Java update, released yesterday, on OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion, it will not only delete the Java web-plugin, but it will delete something you didn’t expect… Java Preferences.app. Apple did make note of this, in the security descriptor notes for the update, but nowhere in the notes [...]
After well over a year of delays, Oracle has finally shipped consumer-friendly versions of Java 7 SE for Apple’s OS X. But, you need this primer to understand it all.
Now that Mountain Lion has shipped, Apple has shipped OS X Server for Mountain Lion. And it comes at a great new price, only $19.99. I think that’s great. What I don’t think is great, is that Apple now refuses to even sell OS X Server for OS X 10.7 Lion. Because of driver bugs, [...]
I’ve tried valiantly, since the day OS X Lion was released, to get used to Versions. And, I can’t take it anymore. I finally penned Apple a passionate request to offer an off switch. I do totally understand why Apple does not want to offer an off switch. Apple wants Mac users to get used [...]
If you’re catching this article via search engines, it’s a follow-up to my previous article on the potential for Mountain Lion to run on machines below the system requirements. Media reports are now that the graphics chipset — not the kernel — are what is holding up Mountain Lion on older Macs. OpenGL 4 support [...]
Apple often rearranges keystrokes, trackpad options, and keyboard controls after releasing a new version of Mac OS X. These “benefits” are rolled in to new Mac models, and eventually become the new standard, at least typically. And I don’t mean to say that these new features aren’t benefits. Apple takes full advantage of new hardware, [...]
Apple’s requirement of a 64-bit kernel for Mac OS X Mountain Lion is going to draw ire from many in the Mac community. Stretching back to 2006, many Mac owners were concerned that their EFI Firmware only supported a 32-bit kernel. This was known as EFI32, with the 64-bit EFI known as, you guessed it, [...]
Apple has made a subtle late change to the branding for Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion”. If you look at Apple Support Documents, and the Apple product pages, they refer to the product as “OS X Lion“. Not “Mac OS X Lion” or “Mac OS 10.7″, simply “OS X Lion”. Note that this title lacks [...]
Awhile back I blogged about Mac OS X offering newer Mac owners the opportunity to finally download a full set of their Boot Camp drivers, right off the web. Unfortunately, as I noted, older Mac owners were just given a generic error. Lion appears to have fixed that. But, it also brought something really cool [...]