Showing posts with label Mac Os X Lion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mac Os X Lion. Show all posts

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Step-by-step how to install Mac OS X Lion Part.III

If you prefer to be against a "clean" installation, you certainly favor a clone and / or a manual backup. In case of problems, you can use your clone to return to Snow Leopard. If all goes well and you get a blank partition with Leo, restore from Time Machine will only "dirty" your installation so you may prefer to manually retrieve your documents from a clone or a one-time backup and reinstall your applications manually, This will allow you to transition to ensure their compatibility and to clean.

The "clean" installation is to start with a blank disc and install Mac OS X Lion: it can leave on a cool and avoid potential problems, including the most complex installations and the most polluted various hacks. By default, Lion installs from above and Snow Leopard, but it is quite possible to do a clean install if you really want. You will need to do to create an installation disk of Mac OS X Lion on DVD, hard drive or USB key, manipulation we have explained in a step-by-step. At the first stage of the installation, you can choose to use Disk Utility to format your partition Snow Leopard.


Even if you plan to install Mac OS X Lion as Apple has planned, that is to say, since Snow Leopard, you should create this disk to install Mac OS X Lion. The installation package is removed in the first start up Mac OS X Leo, and is heavy enough that you do not want to download it again to install it on another machine. Mac OS X now includes a partition backup to restore your system, but this restoration requires an Internet connection. If huge problem away from the Internet, this little USB key with Leo at the end of your keychain will serve you well.

Installation takes about thirty minutes, just enough time to review the new features of Leo. Good discovery.

Step-by-step how to install Mac OS X Lion Part.II

Mac OS X Lion
Some applications do not work perfectly under Leo: again, if you depend on some applications for your studies or your work, first check that they run properly under Leo. The site provides a Roaring Apps compatibility table that allows you to quickly know if an application is fully compatible, compatible with any concerns or incompatible with Leo. It is possible that some compatibility problems come not from the application of the system but do not hesitate to wait for 10.7.1 or 10.7.2 to avoid the initial teething problems.

In one case as in the other, know that for several weeks or a few months at least, MacGeneration list all applications updated to become compatible with Leo. Developers are our primary source of information, but feel free to contact us if your favorite application is compatible Lion. The installation process of Lion is more robust than other versions of Mac OS X. Examples include that of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Mac could refuse to start if certain applications were incompatible with Leopard installed. Since Snow Leopard, Apple puts the applications are incompatible with a newly installed system in a specific folder.

But one problem is soon reached; it is safer to make a backup before installing the Mac. Manual backup, clone (For example Carbon Copy Cloner) or Time Machine, the backup type will depend on your type of installation. If you install directly on top of Snow Leopard, Time Machine or a clone will suffice: if something goes wrong, you can quickly restore your machine to its previous state. If all goes well, your clone or your incremental backup Time Machine can be reused in Leo.

Step-by-step how to install Mac OS X Lion Part.I

Mac OS X Lion is here - finally, some say. As each new version of Mac OS X, many users will wonder what the best way to install it? Here are some tracks.

Snow Leopard update
Whether you decide to switch to Mac OS X Lion now or later, make sure you use at least Mac OS X 10.6.6 and have installed the Migration Assistant for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Those who have to wait and recover the latest security updates, and others can ... just install Mac OS X Lion. Lion OS X is available in the Mac App Store for € 23.99: Lion OS X. What you download is an application of 3.5 GB containing the installation program, which will take about thirty minutes to download THD, two hours with ADSL (8 to 20 Mbps), and an eternity with every connection slower.

Those who have a slow connection are usually far from an Apple Store, and therefore cannot necessarily go there to download Lion. Take your troubles patiently and somewhat against the plague return passage at this time exclusively for the Mac App Store. Or wait until August and order the USB key installation Lion. The more impatient and reckless of you will certainly fall on the cat without thinking one second potential problems you may encounter on the road The more cautious will remember this rule

Mac OS X Lion is incompatible with the PowerPC applications: if you absolutely need a PowerPC application that does not have an Intel version, stay in Snow Leopard the time that the developer put his application up to date, you finish your project, or you find an alternative. You can always test Lion on another partition or another disk.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mac OS X Lion, The New Restoration Function

One of the new Mac OS X Lion is the creation of the famous rescue partition that can restore a Time Machine backup, surf the web to find information in case of problems, launch Disk Utility or to reinstall Leo. This last feature was criticized by some because it required mandatory internet connection. Until recently, it was not activated. Now it works, we could try it, here's how it operates.

Once the Internet connection on, Apple checks the eligibility of your Mac. It is unclear exactly what data passing between servers and Apple Computer. During this operation, a small message appears: "Loading setup information". The procedure takes at most a few seconds. The next screen is more conventional. The application asks you to accept the terms of the license agreement and then specify the disk you want to reinstall your system software.

In our case, it was not possible to customize the installation. Second, and the big news, you need to enter your Apple ID for the Mac App Store. Therefore, Apple validates that you have indeed already purchased Mac OS X Lion. In line with Apple, this is understandable since the installer will then begin downloading the system via the Apple platform.

Note that if you reinstall the system retrieved directly from the application via the App Store Mac, you do not identify you or on Apple's servers, or need an Internet connection. The disadvantage of this recovery process, except if you have a good connection, is that you have some time ahead. With an ADSL2 connection, the estimated time to download the system components and install them in our case was almost six hours. Once the download is complete, the computer restarts and the installation are finally beginning. The advantage of this method is that with any luck, it will do the "dirty work" instead of users downloading not only the system but also the different successive updates.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mac OS X Lion New revolution ahead Part.III

Again Apple wanted to streamline the Airdrop, which allows exchanging files with Mac nearby, without configuration and without any Wi-Fi network; however, this method gives a semblance of consistency to the file, so that everything in Lion pushes the use of IOS as: applications become points of access to their own files, for a presentation as a library.

This mode of use has had some detractors, not unreasonably given the way so far, management of files for each application was made in iOS iTunes. Again icloud addresses this problem and provides a consistent solution: the file no longer exists. Those who demanded a Finder IOS will be for free: the concept itself has become simply obsolete. It remains to propose a way to exchange files with other users on how to easily Airdrop of IOS.

And it took many steps to arrive at the disappearance of the file as we have always known. These functions are direct descendants of Time Machine, but also Spotlight: it is the search for metadata that is likely to make navigation file obsolete term. Integrated with facial recognition photos can do research on the content of images them, without having to remember the name and location of the jpeg. Various teams are currently working on generic object recognition in images.

But Apple is not his first attempt. In 1995, she tried to redefine the boundaries between applications and files with OpenDoc, which allowed the use of application functionality scattered within a single document. Certainly, there was no question at that time to end the file, Apple still had tried a different approach, which proved unsuccessful, and to which he was terminated shortly after the return of Steve Jobs at Apple, then as special adviser Gil Amelio.

Still, for users of Mac OS X, there will be definitely a before and after Leo. In the future, you may rethink the way you currently manage your files with some amusement.

Mac OS X Lion New revolution ahead Part.II

In common use, you can switch operation between various parameters Version: block the file status (not to automatically save the changes you might add), clone the file (to create a working copy, thus incidentally create template files), and return to the status of the document as it was when you opened it. Let us make no mistake: with this feature, Apple editing for the first time since the first Macintosh in 1984 not backing up files.

In other words, these functions would have greatly benefited from the support of ZFS, which incorporates features specifically iterative and incremental backups, among others. Unfortunately Apple has had to abandon plans to support ZFS in Mac OS X as a matter of license. Apple will have no rest, probably at the cost of a little more space on the disk and less flexibility, HFS + cannot bear comparison with ZFS.

The Finder itself reflects these “flattening” files: the default view window now displays all the files on the disk equally, with no indication or hierarchical file. Ultimately, it is conceivable that Launchpad takes precedence over the Finder to become the default access mode, although direct access to the files will remain indispensable for some time.

Apple has also brought another part of the answer to this question with icloud, which synchronizes your devices seamlessly. A user will no longer have to use USB or send each its own files by email to make them move from one machine to another, which a little disembodied file. There remains the problem of communication of a file to another person.


Mac OS X Lion New revolution ahead Part.I

Apple had already obliterated the notion of IOS file; it will push the logic even further with Leo. Who among us has never found a raging against fatal crash, which occurred "unexpectedly" before any backup job in progress? And conversely, never regretted a backup unfortunate, disfiguring involuntarily working hours following a false manipulation '?

So far, it was the user that he belonged to "make clean" to manage their files, save, classify, list them, in short, time well productivity unnecessarily flown by itself, and worries that everyone without. In the absence of any alternative, we had to do against bad luck, good heart.

Mac OS X 10.7, two technologies relegate such practices to the level of inconsistencies of the past as automatic backup of IOS, and versions, a system that allows to go back on the various stages of changes in your.

With the automatic backup, you will not have to worry about any crashes, power failures and other accidents: the application opens in the state where you left off, reopening the file on which you were to work. Better yet, the windows are repositioned such that you had placed before leaving the application, and even the current selection is returned in the same condition. Nothing distinguishes the application state between the two moments.

Versions promises to further ease the use of software: with a format similar to Time Machine, you can navigate in time to return to previous versions of your document. If you want a version you can scroll the document window to inspect it, and even make a copy and paste from an old to a new version. This feature alone promises new ways of working and use your Mac. The work is temporal and it will be possible to annotate a document as and when its edition to appear with nothing in the end and a simple return on the file's history will reveal these notes.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apple wants serial number to Install Mac OS X Lion

To install Mac OS X Lion, it is imperative to be connected to the Internet. It was unclear why Apple was keen to see that the Mac is online. With DP4, Apple is no longer hidden. If you need to reinstall for one reason or another the system and you are offline, the following message appears.

For some reason, Apple apparently wants to get the serial number of your computer so you can restore it. This behavior if it were to be confirmed in the final version of Leo is relatively new, at least for the client version. Apple has long used a system of serial numbers for Mac OS X Server.

Finally, as one can understand the discipline need to be connected to install Leo, as it can be difficult in the case of a restore. You do not always choose when your Mac crashes. And this can occur miles away from a connection to the net.

On reflection, it is not impossible that such verification takes place through Find my Mac to ensure that the computer in question has not been stolen.

Friday, June 10, 2011

250 new features of Mac OS X Lion Part.IV

Some discrete improvements in Spotlight, the search built into Leo. First, you can search the Internet and Wikipedia directly from Spotlight. Then two changes on the hit list: you can drag and drop from the menu and you can get a preview with Quick Look all elements with a simple mouseover.

Mac OS X Lion facilitates migration from Windows: the system not only collects the personal papers, but also contacts, calendars and mail accounts, but still photos. Many other changes are emerging as a new submission for the module About This Mac, four new languages (Arabic, Czech, Turkish and Hungarian), managing more content for Quick Look, the appearance of definitions from the dictionary with a double gap in a word ...

About this mac
Among the new more anecdotal note still a full-screen mode for the game of chess that always accompanies the system. More interestingly, we have already mentioned the Mac App Store, instant notifications of IOS are introduced in Mac OS X.

The general interface is evolving with the ability to resize a window from any side, or scroll bars disappear when the default does not scroll the content.

Some news too, with a more modern terminal (full screen and more options for appearance), but also more sophisticated controls on the statutes and improved support for drag and drop.

Several additions to Mac OS X Lion on the text, often additions from IOS. Taking a letter supported, we obtain immediately the corresponding accented characters.

Mac OS X also adds Lion iOS corrections, but the system automatically changes the language according to context. More anecdotally, Emoji IOS are emerging, the default font collection grows and new languages are supported.

The application of text default Mac OS X starts to taste the Lion with the support of full screen, automatic backups and versions. TextEdit also contains a new formatting toolbar, a search and support of Eye for attachments.

Time Machine
In Leo, Time Machine can backup to local hard disk when the external drive dedicated to the backup is not. It can also encrypt backups.

Mac OS X Leo is hosting a new preferences panel dedicated to privacy, including management of geolocation in applications, or even sending a crash report. An icon also appears in the menu bar when an application locates the Mac.

This new feature is Time Machine a finer scale of a document. The application automatically saves each version and then presents the previous versions in an interface simple to use. We can then recover deleted items using copy / paste and constantly compare the current version and previous versions. In the event of the document, only the final version will be shared (read: Mac OS X Leo: Time Machine and insight into local versions).

Xsan system is directly integrated with Leo and allows any Mac to access an Xsan volume. A new preference panel appeared to manage these particular volumes and Lion supports standard ALUA.

250 new features of Mac OS X Lion Part.III

Screen Sharing
In Mac OS X Leo, Screen Sharing now supports user accounts and allows you to connect to a computer already in use with another account (Remote access multi-user). You can also use an Apple ID to authenticate and a new observation mode only makes its appearance.

Photo Booth
It was a (small) surprise at the Keynote, Apple has updated Photo Booth, its application to take pictures with effects. It contains a full screen mode like all Apple applications, but new effects using face recognition. Photo Booth benefits (finally) FaceTime HD cameras and takes pictures in high resolution while videos can be shortened.

Full Screen
Applications can now integrate a full screen mode by default which is already active for applications from Apple. In this mode, only the application remains the dock as the menu bar disappears. Multitouch gestures can go a full screen application to another.

System Preferences
The new preferences system Lion centralize the management of Internet accounts in one preference pane. Some new options are also emerging, like the ability to hide indicators of the dock to open applications or reversing the pad.

QuickTime Player:
New editing capabilities for QuickTime Player and the new combination of multiple videos or video rotation. It can also save only a single part of the screen, whereas in the screenshot, the clicks are highlighted. New sharing options are also included in Leo.

Mac OS X Lion has a new mode that allows access to data via the network without re-enable the entire system, thereby saving electricity. This mode activates neither the monitor nor the USB ports. Among the new features include the appearance of a window when a network requires authentication, support for NFSv4 and SMB addresses with DFS that facilitate reconnection.

This resets an application or even the entire system in the state where he or she was before her arrest, as in IOS. When turning off the Mac, you can also specify a starting from scratch, as was the case with Snow Leopard.

Mac OS X Lion contains a hidden partition that can easily restore the system without optical disk, which is handy given the market only by the Mac App Store. The recovery mode contains several tools, including one that allows you to reinstall (possibly from a TimeMachine backup), but it also includes Safari to do research on your problem.

Apple's browser starts up to date with a full screen and new touch gestures, including the double tap to zoom and intelligent way to pinch to zoom in IOS. Safari improves support HTML5 and the CSS3, it contains a new list of downloads (a bit of future Firefox Safari) and a reading list for items that you do not want to read immediately (A function similar to Instapaper in Safari 5.1). Safari also practices sandboxing and application contains a new architecture that makes the browser more stable with a separation process.


250 new features of Mac OS X Lion Part.II

FileVault 2
This is the major update to the document encryption solution for Mac OS X. With Leo, it is now capable of encrypting the entire drive and it also works with external drives (USB and FireWire). FileVault XTS-2 uses AES 128 to encrypt (a solution very secure), access to encrypted data is immediately after entering the password.

The Finder has a new default view to display all files sorted by category, a new option that was also around the Finder. The search box displays suggestions and intelligently filters the results, like in Mail. It can merge files, create a folder from a group of files or keep multiple files when drag and drop a file that already exists in the destination folder.

New interface for Apple's calendar application, we have already mentioned on MacGeneration.

Even if Apple puts more emphasis on FaceTime now, the messaging client iChat is not abandoned historic Lion in the contrary. It now includes Messenger; it offers a unified contact list and a unified status for all registered accounts. We can now perform a search in the iChat buddy list and can be extended by plug-ins.

LaunchPad Application Manager to iOS works just like in IOS or almost. We may set records for applications, delete them directly from the LaunchPad ... Only applications on the Mac App Store are entitled to all functions.

Mac App Store
Integrated with Leo, he also has three new features compared to that which was added to Snow Leopard. First of all purchases in-app that will finally allow developers to offer trial versions that can be clamped to unlock the application. Other new updates faster where only changes from the previous version will be recovered and finally instant notifications identical to those of iOS directly to inform users of an application.

Mail Mail LionBeaucoup novelties have already been mentioned on MacGeneration. This new version offers a completely new interface with a very practical view conversations and new research more quickly and efficiently. Among the new quieter; note the archiving of emails with one click or support Exchange 2010 notifications and holidays.

Mission Control
Replacing Exposé and Spaces, Mission Control offers control over applications with extensive use of multitouch gestures. The changes concern statement, but also and especially the new Spaces: everything is done from Mission Control and the dock. Confusing at first, this mode is much simpler and more intuitive.

Space Lion
New quieter Mac OS X Leo, you can now associate different wallpaper per virtual desktop.

They have been widely reported on MacGeneration. Remember they are even more present than in Snow Leopard and they make the trackpad Magic even more useful.

250 new features of Mac OS X Lion Part.I

Following the opening keynote of WWDC 2011, Apple has posted on its website a long list of 250 new features for the next update of its system. Some innovations were already known thanks to the Developer Preview of the system, some others were not yet known. A Quick overview of all the new features here.

VoiceOver has 23 votes in many languages and we can even download new high-quality voice in the ad hoc panel preference. Leo also supports Braille, you can zoom in on an image only (the rest of the screen remains unchanged), the cursor is defined more and Apple has added a new mode drag and drop where you select the original item and point of destination and the system does the rest.

Accessibility lion voice
To simplify the sharing of documents, airdrop integrates seamlessly Finder Lion. The feature requires no configuration, just click on the icon to see immediately compatible computers on their network and send a file or folder. The transfers are secure (encryption in TLS), a firewall is automatically created and you keep control of operations (confirmation that you accept the file, possible cancellation of the transfer).

Overview of the many innovations have already been outlined MacGeneration.

The scripting language is not abandon Apple with Leo. The AppleScript editor contains some innovations, such as templates to quickly create a script linked to a rule by example. You can create applets Cocoa (AppleScript Studio to replace what?), Create scripts which focus on an application ...

Auto Save
Auto SaveCette function automatically saves the documents, everything is done transparently and automatically, even if you can duplicate a file or a block from the menu that will appear in the final version in the filename.


Automator can now change a process to move from one process to service a plug-in printing for example. The application manages versions and Auto Save, new Automator actions appear in Lion, in particular to manage RTF files.

Address Book
Besides a new interface, Address Book Lion improves its synchronization with Yahoo, it offers access to photos in iPhoto to complete the address book, it allows FaceTime to initiate a call or add birthdays without year.

Mac OS X LionDistribution
Mac OS X Lion abandons the physical medium. The next version of Apple's system will only be sold on the Mac App Store for € 23.99. We can install on any Mac with an account authorized iTunes Store.

The video chat application is built into Apple's Mac OS X Lion. Little new from what we already knew, except the addition of an expected full screen.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mac OS X Lion with multi touch gestures

Without a wait of the seventh update of its OS, Apple has addressed its multi touch gestures. Apple was the first to introduce track pad that is able to manage multiple fingers simultaneously in its earlier laptops. You can stimulate with your two fingers the mouse wheel to move up and down in a track pad. Subsequently it had added bigger track pads and added the pinch gestures to resize, two fingers to rotate the image and three fingers to navigate through an application and four fingers to switch applications, presentations or display.

Mac OS X Leo does not change the usual features, but it integrates Apple’s multi touch gestures in track pad use. Transition from one space to another touch gestures are handy and they replace the key board short cuts. Though it is not yet fully developed Apple has tried this multi touch gestures in Mac OS X Leo.

In Mac OS X Leo, slightly changing your two fingers you can navigate in all directions, up / down, right / left, diagonal or round. In the new version of Apple System profiler the direction of travel is reversed in default. That is by sliding your fingers down you can run up to the top of the document and vice versa. And by sliding the bottom to top you can lower the pages of a document. In the beginning it may be little confusing but in daily use it will be handy. These features are of iOS and you can any time disable this in the system preferences. The novelty of using two fingers in Lion is very soft and easy to do. It is similar to that of Safari 5.5.

The gesture with two fingers is different from the three-finger gesture that existed in Snow Leopard. Apple added an animation in the form of layers when you go to the previous page, we go to the bottom layer and the current page slides over the side to find below the previous page.

A sliding two fingers also serves on the dock. Dragging two fingers up on an application icon in the dock, Mac OS X displays all the windows of that particular application. By doing the same thing on a stack, it can be opened without clicking on it.

Add to this a view that shows all the windows of an application and also displays recent documents. This independent multi touch gestures is the latest add in Mac OS X Lion and the combination of both accelerates access to a document recently opened.

By default, the three fingers can be used in Mac OS X Leo to moving from one space to another. Since applications can be a full-fledged space by switching to full screen, slide to the right or left makes this logic to move from one application to another. A double-tap of three fingers on a word brings up the pop-up dictionary built into the system. The function is not new, but this gesture prevents right click then "Look in the dictionary" as in Snow Leopard. It will be noted against the new format in the same spirit as a glance.

In the preference pane which is dedicated track pad, you can change any default behavior and return shipping by scanning. This mode is used, as in Mac OS X 10.6, go to the previous / next page in Internet browsers in the Finder or move to the mall next / previous

Friday, April 1, 2011

A new version of Mac OS Lion Developer

Apple has posted the second developer preview of its subsequent release of operating system, Mac OS X 10.7. Bug fixes and new interface for iCal in this preview of Lion always distributed via the Mac App Store.

While Microsoft is now distributing pre-release of Windows 8, Apple continues to develop its side, the Leo. The Cupertino Company has rolled out it’s a new beta version of Mac OS 10.7 Mac OS named Lion Developer Preview 2 to developers.

Also distributed via the Mac App Store, this preview is accompanied by a preview of Xcode 4.1, the development environment of Mac OS. Apple warns Thunderbolt devices are not yet fully supported. The most striking novelties brought by this Developer Preview 2 include iCal that has an interface similar to the iPad version and two separate versions for the operating system.

Gold Master, Final version ready for distribution, approaching fast. It anticipates a launch of Mac OS X Lion around WWDC, which is expected this year targeting the software part.