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Articles tagged with: lion

Major Security Issue In OS X Lion & Snow Leopard

According to eweek, security researchers have managed to grab passwords saved on the Mac while it is sleeping through the means of a FireWire device.

The information can easily be stolen from a locked Mac, or one that has FireVault disk encryption turned on. Considering that one could spend a thousand dollars for Passware Kit Forensic V11, it is quite scary to know that public Macs could be in jeopardy of stolen login information.

Apple Releasing Mac OS X Lion On USB Drive

Apple has been planning on releasing Mac OS X Lion on a physical drive since May. And now it seems that the day is near. Apple is about to launch a USB Drive in August which would contain the new Mac OS X Lion for customers who want their Lion Operating System in a Physical Drive.

The proposed price of this USB Drive is about $69. This is almost the double price of what you would pay if you downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store.

OS X Lion Arrives Tomorrow- Here’s How To Upgrade

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for OS X Lion, wait no more, the operating system will be arrive tomorrow for Mac users nationwide. But before you go crazy and install the software, there are a few precautionary measures you should take to protect your data.

First thing you want to check is to see if your Mac model was made in the middle of 2006. This is because PowerPC and single core Intel processors were fueling the macs until this time period, and OS X Lion won’t run on either.

Mac OS X Developer Preview Update, Available

Apple has recently released another software update under the name Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview. The update is suggested for all users currently running Developer Preview 4 and represents the first update to the software platform, interestingly, not referred to as Developer Preview 5.

The update will focus on bug fixes, and will include a restyled login screen, displaying the Apple logo over the linen-looking wallpaper that has previously been seen on Lion. The version of the login screen was briefly shown at WWDC 2011 when Phil Schiller logged into OS X.

OS X Lion Has iOS Feel, Go Figure!

While we don’t have a ton of information on the new Apple operating system, we do know a few things. Mac OS X Lion has some new features in its developer version, including a redesigned login screen, a detailed Reading List feature in Safari, a few new wallpapers, and a couple other performance tweaks.

The new login screen has been redesigned and has an iOS flavor to it. There is a silver-gradient backdrop along with new icons that are spread across the bottom of the screen. The icons allow the user to sleep the computer, restart, and shut down.

Mac OS No Longer “Bulletproof”

InfoWorld’s Security Adviser Roger Grimes has argued that “obscurity is the greatest security defense a platform can have” and notes that Windows and Internet Explorer have been hit more successfully than Mac or Safari. Grimes notes that even when MacSweeper (malware that had targeted the Mac) was novel, the Mac OS had proven to be nearly bulletproof. Unfortunately, as many experts have predicted, Mac specific malware has become more and more common.

Samsung’s Dual-Core Atom W/Chrome OS- LEAKED!

After hearing about Acer’s Chrome netbook in the works, it seems like Samsung will be amongst the first manufacturers to build a Chrome netbook. The details arrived late Wednesday night on a code page for Chromium OS. The netbook is currently codenamed Alex and will carry the same 1280 x 800 screen resolution as the Cr-48, but with more power! The device will feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550, 2GB of memory and a SanDisk P4 mini-Solid-State Drive.

Ultimate Private Browsing Through Chrome

I know there are a lot of people out there who are supporters of Google but aren’t too fond of the amount of data that is being stored by them. Google loves information, I think that’s a well known fact. Well, fortunately for all you users who seek a bit more privacy in your lives, listen to this. Google’s Chrome browser will be getting an option that will ensure Adobe Systems’ Flash Player isn’t getting “in the way.”

Web sites often store details about a user through cookies (small text files) that record details such as usernames, browsing history, and advertisements that have been seen. Unfortunately, due to previous storage methods, even if a user deletes his or her cookies, the web site can still reconstruct particulars from the Flash data.

Love Windows 7, But Want Lion’s Interface? Skin it!

If you love Windows 7 but have always wanted to own a Mac without emptying out your wallet, hear this, there is now an easy-to-install skin just for you! The skin comes part of a transformation pack, making Windows 7 look like OS X Lion, without losing any functionality! You can get it at DeviantArt from the uploader, hameddanger.

Before installing, users should take a number of precautions, one of which making sure they create a system restore in case anything goes wrong. The other is to make sure to have