Apple Releases OS X Lion 10.7.1

One step closure to 10.7.2, which will deliver iCloud compatibility to your mac, you can enjoy the latest bug fixes. 10.7.1 doesn't add any new features but does solve major issues including missing admin accounts, and video play back freezing in Safari. Check Apple Software Update to download.

Apple Releases OS X Lion On A USB Thumb Drive

Apple has finally released the official OS X Lion USB thumb drive we've all been waiting for. Or not. It's now available to order via Apple's online store and should also be readily available at Apple retail locations for $69. Apple has stopped including the OS installation DVDs and USB thumb drives with all Macs since it made the latest OS X available to purchase thru the Mac App Store for just $29. Those of you who already purchased OS X Lion via the Mac App Store will be able to create their own Apple-logoless and less fancier USB thumb drive installation hardcopy using Apple's handy Lion Recovery Disk Assistant that creates a copy of Lion on your USB thumb drive for safe keeping. Good luck with all of your OS endeavors!

Nir Schneider


How-To: Re-Download OS X Lion Even After You've Installed It

Like many of you, I purchased OS X Lion to upgrade from Snow Leopard. What many didn't know after downloading their fresh copy of OS X Lion via the Mac App Store was that after you've finished installing OS X Lion, the installation file (.dmg) automatically deletes itself from your hard drive so you can no longer access it to quickly re-install and save it on an external storage like a DVD or even a USB flash drive for a clean install, or just for safe keeping. Apple is said to start offering a hard copy of OS X Lion on a USB flash drive for $69, but that's not what we're here for. If you want a hard copy of your $30 OS X Lion you just downloaded, here's a quick and easy way to re-download OS X Lion straight from the Mac App Store.

Follow these steps:

1. Open up the Mac App Store

2. Hold down the "option" key on your keyboard, while still holding, click your "Purchases" tab.

3. You should now be able to click "Install" next to OS X Lion.

You will be asked to type in your Apple ID account information, and the downloading will start. You will not be charged again since you already purchased OS X Lion. After OS X Lion has finished downloading, do not install it and exit the installation window. Now you'll be able to burn a copy of the Lion Installer which should now be located in your Applications folder.

To access the bootable file inside the Lion Installer you would need to right click it, and select "show package contents". Then, go to the "SharedSupport" folder and there you will have the final file that you would need to burn called "InstallESD.dmg" with Disk Utility. Hopefully this method will help you until Apple finds out about this backdoor.

Nir Schneider


Apple's OS X Lion Up-To-Date Program, Upgrade To Lion For Free

Before you go out and spend $30 on OS X Lion, if you've recently purchased a Mac with Snow Leopard or Snow Leopard Server on it, specifically between June 6, 2011 - July 21, 2011, your copy of the just released OS X Lion will cost you nothing. A free upgrade courtesy of Apple via their online Up-To-Date Program. To take advantage of this, you will need to complete a simple online form to get your OS X Lion or OS X Lion Server code which can be redeemed in the Mac App Store. Head on over to the OS X Lion Up-To-Date Program page to get started.

Nir Schneider


Apple Mac OS X Lion Available Now In The App Store


For those of you who have been eagerly waiting the arrival of Apple’s new Mac OS, your in for a treat. OS X Lion is now available in the App Store (only) for those who are running Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, or i7 processors. Lion costs $29.99 and $49.99 if you want to share with others. OS X Lion brings a number of new features to the Mac, including but not limited to an iOS-like application launch screen known as Launchpad, full-screen apps, a new combined interface for Dashboard, Expose, and Spaces known as Mission Control, enhanced Multi-Touch gestures, and improvements to to several core applications including Mail.

Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Released


With the launching of OS X Lion, Apple has released a new Migration Assistant Update for OS X Snow Leopard. As pictured above it issues the following fixes:

This update addresses an issue with the Migration Assistant application in Mac OS X Snow Leopard that prevents transfer of your personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion

This is saying its a critical update for anyone running Snow Leopard on their current Mac but planning on moving all there data over to OS X Lion.

Microsoft Debuts Explorer Touch Mouse

Microsoft has just announced the Explorer Touch Mouse, the newest addition to Microsoft's growing wireless touch-enabled mice line. The Explorer Touch Mouse features a touch strip with both vertical and horizontal navigation as well as touch scrolling. Other features like 5 customizable buttons, BlueTrack blue laser sensor for tracking on virtually any surface and an impressive 18-month battery life are all packed into the sleekest, ambidextrous body a mouse has ever seen. The good news is that the Explorer Touch Mouse is both PC and Mac compatible - even OS X Lion. The bad news is that it isn't Bluetooth enabled, rather RF dongle enabled. It will be available in September for $49.95 in black and blue.

Nir Schneider