Leopard

Review: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Finally, the wait for the next iteration of Apple's flagship operating system is over. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will officially become available for wide release August 28. Apple has refined just about everything in the latest OS, from new and useful interface enhancements to core technologies that make your Mac run more smoothly.

We got a chance to explore everything Snow Leopard has to offer and we think there's plenty for Mac fans to be excited about. For the... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , Safari , Leopard , system , Mac OS X

When one Dock isn't enough

As an integral part of the Mac OS X interface from the beginning, all Mac users know the Dock is where people can launch their most-used software and check to see which programs are currently running. I always find it interesting to see how people use the Dock on their Macs because its inherent flexibility makes it something personal for every user. Everyone has a specific way they work or play, and the Dock is easily customized to fit each... Read More &raquo

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Tags: Mac , Leopard

Snow Leopard preview at WWDC

Editor's note: This review has been updated from its original to include source information.

Among the news and announcements at the WWDC Keynote this morning, Apple previewed the next iteration of Mac OS X Leopard. Snow Leopard, as Mac OS X 10.6 is known, appears to pack a lot of new features and is slated for release in September, though no hard dates were announced during the Keynote.

The goal of Snow Leopard, according to Apple, was not to reinvent Mac... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Safari , Leopard , Mac OS X

First Look video: Path Finder

The Mac OS X Finder works great on its own for finding and managing your files and folders, but what if there was something better? Path Finder offers a slew of options for organizing files and folders, giving you more control over your file system. You can use Cover Flow, split-screen, and icon views, and there are several preview options for finding out more about files before you open them. It also allows you to compress and decompress folders... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Leopard , Mac OS X

New Reviews: Tweaking OS X

Mac OS X looks great and runs smoothly right out of the box. But if you wanted to make minor tweaks to the interface or automate specific maintenance tasks, in the past you had to know how to use the command line. Fortunately, some savvy developers have made it possible to perform once-difficult tasks through the use of an easy-to-understand interface. We have a couple of freshly-reviewed programs this week that make tweaks and useful maintenance tasks in Mac OS... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Leopard , Mac OS X

Switch your Dock with Dockulicious

You can't deny the beauty of Mac OS X Leopard, and all the new functionality is certainly a joy to use. But if a third party developer can come in and make some functionality better or more customizable to users I think it's worth looking at. One of the great things about Mac OS X and Apple in general is they pay close attention to design. But every user is different, which is why some developers make it possible to... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

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Leopard users: Manage files better in the Dock

By now most Mac users (and certainly Leopard users) know about Stacks, the new file-management feature that resides in the Dock in Mac OS X 10.5. Stacks are great for many things, like organizing a bunch of similar files or keeping all the parts of a project together. To create a stack, you just put a folder in the Dock and start grabbing files and drag them to the same folder. You get your choice of the way it displays... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

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CandyBar for Mac adds style to your desktop

Part of the reason people buy Macs is because of Apple's attention to style. Whether it's bondi blue, smooth white, glossy black, or brushed metal, Mac hardware is as much about functionality as it is the overall aesthetic. Of course, attention to aesthetics doesn't stop at Apple hardware. Mac OS X and most Mac software shares the same smooth lines and beveled edges of the hardware surrounding it. The application icons in the Dock are bright and slick, and the... Read More &raquo

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Mac vs. PC: CNET TV Top 5

Now that Mac OS X Leopard has arrived, and Microsoft's Windows Vista slowly gains more acceptance, it's time for another battle of the heavyweight operating systems. Tom Merritt counts down the five biggest differences between Mac and Windows in another edition of CNET TV Top 5.

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Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Windows , Mac , Windows software , Vista , Leopard

Filemaker serves snack-size database for Leopard

Filemaker is betting that its new database software, Bento, will please Mac users seeking a multipurpose personal information manager. The application will ship in January 2008 for $49, or $99 for a family pack. A free test drive is available on the Web site of Filemaker, which is owned by Apple.

Like the Japanese lunch box for which it's named, Bento appears to be a tidy organizer. Sorting and searching options look elegant. The software could serve a variety of purposes,... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

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