Everything you need to know about Mac OS X Lion

The last time Apple updated the Mac operating system-2009's Snow Leopard release-the most noteworthy changes happened under the hood. That's not the case with Lion, the next major version of Mac OS X.

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Macworld Staff

Apple’s Mac App Store launches with more than 1,000 apps

On Thursday Apple opened the Mac App Store, releasing a software update for Snow Leopard that allows Mac users to buy software using the same mechanisms they use to buy iOS apps and

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Jason Snell

5 secrets of Mac’s Open and Save dialog boxes revealed

It's easy to never go beyond the basics of Open and Save dialog boxes, despite their being perhaps the most-used feature of the Mac interface. Instead of simply working with the basics, make

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

Apple to launch Mac App Store Jan. 6

Apple today announced that it would open its Mac App Store on Jan. 6, 2011, beating its self-imposed deadline by several weeks. Earlier reports had incorrectly pegged the opening to Monday, Dec. 13.

Published on: December 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Mac Mini server a great fit for small business

When Apple announced the server edition of its popular Mac Mini late in October, I was excited that the company was finally offering a low-cost small-business server at a terrific price point ($999)

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Ryan Faas

Apple’s secret – Mac and iPhone will never be ready for business

Last summer, it looked like Apple was finally going to make its Macs and iPhones enterprise-capable, giving hope to those who wanted a more stable, less failure-prone option at the office. Soon, it

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Galen Gruman

Will the Mac finally go mainstream in 2010?

It's almost a pathetic assertion: This year, the Mac will break out of its ghetto and become a mainstream computer for individuals and businesses alike. That unfulfilled desire is foretold every year and

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Galen Gruman

Microsoft exec’s gaffe gives Apple a whack of attack ammo

Let's play "Simon Says." Simon says Windows 7's design was based on the Mac OS. Ooops. The Simon in question is Microsoft's partner group manager Simon Aldous, who in an interview with tech

Published on: November 17th, 2009

Microsoft calls its executive’s Mac remark ‘uninformed’ and ‘inaccurate’

Microsoft Corp. yesterday disowned a company executive who said his company's Windows 7 was inspired by Apple Inc.'s Mac operating system, calling his comments "uninformed" and "inaccurate."In an interview published Tuesday, Simon Aldous,

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

OS showdown – Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 hands down

Last week's release of Windows 7 had Microsoft Corp. executives from CEO Steve Ballmer on down confident that this version of Windows is everything Vista wasn't. The launch of Windows 7 followed the

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

5 smart ways to supercharge your netbook

The words overclocking and netbook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks are all about portability over performance. Overclocking is all about

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Eric Lai

Snow Leopard

Whenever Apple releases a new operating system, the first thing creatives consider before updating is whether or not the new OS will play nicely with their existing investments in hardware and software. For

Published on: September 10th, 2009 James Dempsey

Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard – OS feature comparison

It's the best of times if you're a lover of operating systems, with the nearly simultaneous release of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (available right now) and Microsoft's Windows 7 (available

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Preston Gralla

Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard – five features compared

Apple's latest operating system update, Mac OSX Snow Leopard, rolled out on August 28, and while Apple says the new OS is "refined, not reinvented," it'll become the de facto competitor to Microsoft

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Jared Newman