Showing posts with label Lion OS X. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lion OS X. Show all posts

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012: Challenges for Apple

2011 was good for Apple financially. A figure attests to its success: its annual sales in 2011 (ended in late September), amounting to 108 billion dollars. The Cupertino company is now a relatively small club of companies that make over $ 100 billion of turnover.

Unquestionable financial success, but paradoxically one year fairly quiet in terms of news products. Not true major innovations as was the case in 2010, for example with the iPad. But we can not do the "revolution" .2011 was especially synonymous with renewal software with OS X Lion and iOS 5, and a new beginning in terms of services or with icloud Siri. A "renewal program" challenged, because if iOS 5 is a major release if only because it releases the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from the tutelage of Mac and PC, OS X Lion is without Apple probably the animal that makes the unanimously least for some time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scroll Reverser refines the direction of travel in OS X Lion

Lion OS X changes the direction of travel by default as of IOS; we slide the finger up to go down, and down to go up. This decision failed at first, but you soon ... at least on a trackpad. With a mouse, the gesture is less clear, and if Apple has provided two options, one for the trackpad and one for the mouse, a bug that persists in OS X 10.7.1 to prevent two different choices. If you set the trackpad scrolling natural mouse will also adopt this behavior, whatever you do. Scroll Reverser (200 KB) originally allowed activating the scroll Natural Snow Leopard, to facilitate the transition. The small free utility functions nevertheless won since its first release and is now very useful also in Leo, especially if you use a trackpad sometimes, sometimes a mouse. Scroll Reverser makes first (un) natural temporarily activate the scrolling. Better still, it is able to do what Apple does not: enable it for certain types of devices only. This will be used with a trackpad, but not with a mouse, for example. Another option offered by Scroll Reverse: you can activate the natural scroll vertically but not horizontally. The current version does not, however, the intersection of the two options (natural horizontal scrolling trackpad for example). These options also work for the two-finger scrolling, not three or more fingers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lion OS X has a Recovery Disk Wizard

Apple formalized in a technical availability of u "Recovery Disk Wizard" for OS X Lion. This utility allows you to create a USB key containing a partition recovery Lion OS X for your Mac, a clone of your HD partition Recovery. The procedure is simple: run the software, insert your USB key (at least 1 GB Mac OS Extended partition with GUID partition table - you can use a hard drive or an SD card for example), and that key will be transformed into volume recovery OS X.