Mac Security Hardening Tips – National Security Agency

Hardening Tips for Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ have been offered by the National Security Agency (NSA). It is a tri-fold security booklet for the agency’s Information Assurance Mission. Honestly, some of the NSA’s suggestions are brilliant such as FileVault for laptops, non-admin accounts, disabling (at least through software) unnecessary services or hardware. Although

Apple Begins Selling $69 Mac OS X 10.7 USB Thumb Drive

Apple is selling the US$69 Mac OS X 10.7 USB install drive in its online store now. Buying Lion on a physical medium from Apple’s online store carries a price twice as much as that of the digital download. The drive ships for free in next one to three business days. “OS X Lion is

PowerUp 1.0 Is New Task Manager For Mac OS X

ConjureBunny Software has launched PowerUp 1.0, a task manager designed to assist you in staying focused. It requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher on an Intel-based Mac. PowerUp 1.0 is available for US$20 for a single-user license. It is basically a step-by-step task manager with a built-in progress tracker. You flesh out big or

Skype 5.3 For Mac Brings HD Video Calling, Lion Support

Skype put Mac users more on parity with the launch of Skype 5.3 this Monday. With the new update, HD video calling has been brought to the Mac for the first time. Those with a FaceTime HD camera in a 2011 iMac or MacBook Pro, as well as those with higher-resolution add-on webcams, can get

Grandview For Mac OS X Offers Full-Screen Interface For Writing

Dark Heartfelt Software has introduced Grandview 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.7 Lion. It’s a hot-key activated, full-screen interface for writing. By pressing a hotkey from any application on Mac, you can swiftly enter a full-screen writing experience. Grandview appears in a flash, displaying words as huge as possible as they’re typed. The

How To Get Your Library Folder Back In Mac OS X Lion

With Mac OS X 10.7 Lion installed, you may have noticed that some of your folders are missing. Most importantly, the Library folder in your user account seems to have gone. This folder has almost all the data that applications save without asking you, from your mail messages to calendars, preferences to virtual disks. So

OS X Lion Now Available Via The Mac App Store

As stated by CFO Peter Oppenheimer yesterday, OS X Lion is now available via the Mac App Store. Apple highlights some of the features below: OS X Lion is the next major release of OS X, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. It includes over 250 new features that will transform how you interact

How To: Prepare Your Mac For Lion

OS X Lion- the revolutionary  operating system for desktops-now available at Mac’s App Store for just $ 29.99, which does not only give easy access but also saves the hassle of  going through the slow and painful process of installing the system through a bunch of CDs. The operating system is easily accessible but the

Lion Approaches Release, Verizon Ends Unlimited iPhone Plans

Mac OS X 10.7, AKA Lion, should get released this month. And as per reports Apple is right on schedule. On Friday, they released a gold master update of Lion to developers. Such releases generally signal the end of testing. Once Lion has been launched, all new Macs will feature the OS pre-installed. At the

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 Build 10K540 To Developers’ Community

According to reports, Apple has released a new Mac OS X 10.6.8 build marked 10K540 to the developers’ community. Sources familiar with the update have stated that no known issues are listed, and the focus areas of Airport, Networking, Graphics Drivers, the Mac App Store, QuickTime and VPN stay the same. The first build of