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OS X 10.7.3 Build 11D36 Seeded To Developers

With 2011 coming to an end, Apple has just about managed to push forward another version of OS X. The new version OS X 10.7.3 build 11d36 has just been released for developers only. The new version is said to have iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight and Safari as focus areas for developer testing  and comes with no documentation of known issues.

OS X 10.7.3  is going to be Apple’s next free maintenance update for its OS X Lion users. This new build if upgraded from OS X 10.7.2 is said to in the region of 986MB otherwise, if up-gradation is done from any of its previous version then you be prepared to keep free space of upto 1.2 GB.

The current version, OS X 10.7.2, was released in mid-October and included support for Apple’s new iCloud services.

[via : MacRumors]

Disable Spotlight In Mac OS X Lion [How To]

You can disable and re-enable Spotlight in Mac OS X Lion with the help of Terminal. The following command unloads the Spotlight mds agent from launchd, preventing the daemon from running or indexing any drives entirely.Open up the Terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/) and enter the following commands based on the need to either disable or re-enable Spotlight indexing. This will effect indexing on all drives connected to the Mac.

Disable Spotlight

The primary method is using launchctl, this will require the administrative password:
sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

Re-enable Spotlight

The assure way to reenable Spotlight is to reload it into launchd using launchctl:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

With Spotlight reloaded launchd, the mds agent will immediately start running again to reindex the filesystem. This may take some time depending on the amount of changes and new files since the last time MDS ran. You can verify that MDS is running through Activity Monitor or by pulling down the Spotlight menu to see an “Indexing Drive Name” progress bar.

[via - OSXDaily]

Mac OS X 10.7.3 Update [Build 11D24] Seeded to Developers But Gets Pulled After Hours

Apple Started seeding the Mac OSX 10.7.3 update(guild 11D24) for the developers yesterday for the developers and within a few hours after that the update was pulled.This update was released 2 weeks after the initial 10.7.3 update rollout bringing some bug fixes as reported earlier by 9to5 mac.

Apple has also added Spotlight and Safari to the list of areas they would like developers to focus on along with their initial goal for targeting the  iCloud Document Storage, Address Book, iCal, and Mail.There aren’t any known issues with the current build as such.

It remains to be seen that by what time the update would be reseeded for the developers and then the stable build for the public release.We will keep you posted.

[How To] Turn Your Mac OS X into iOS

Mac OS X is itself a beautiful operating systems running on all the iMacs, Macbook Pro’s, Mac Book Airs and the Mac Mini’s but if you have a look at the iDevices the iOS is one of the most used operating system derived from the big brother Mac OS X running on the popular iDevices iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

So for all the Mac OS X  Lion users who equally love the iOS interface here’s an interesting video showing you how to make the Mac OS X look more or less look like iOS.

Checkout the following video on how to make your Mac OS X look like iOS:

[How to] Reset/Recover OS X Lion Password

Forgot your OS X Lion password? Need help? Here’s how you can make use of your Apple ID to reset your password, other than  resetting it with the passwordreset command line tool or by creating a new user account.

Resetting a Lost OS X Lion Password Using an Apple ID

Before you begin with this method it’s crucial to note that, this method only works if you set an Apple ID to tie with the OS X user account, and this option will not be suitable for users with FileVault 2 protection enabled. Also note that this leads to the creation of a new keychain, but the old keychain will remain intact.

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Ultrathin 15″ MacBooks Slated for First Half of 2012 [Rumor]

The Ultra-thin Notebooks segment is currently filled with products from companies like Samsung, Acer or Asus bringing Windows powered ultrathin laptops in the market to give a tough competition to the Macbook Air.

A few days back we reported about Apple is prepping ultrathins for early next year,now according to the recent reports from Digitimes, Upstream suppliers have already started shipping a small volume of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook, while we are yet unsure about what would eventually be an Ultrathin MacBook that is if it’s going to be a Mac Book Pro or a newer Mac Book Air Range and the devices are expected to hit the markets as early as the second quarter of 2012.

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Download OS X Lion 10.7.3 [Developers Only]

Apple released its new version of OS X Lion 10.7.3 (11d16) to developers earlier today. This is the third update to the new Mac operating system.

The previous version 10.7.2 update was released on October 12th, 2012 and was recommended to all OS X Lion users because of its support for the iCloud system which Apple rolled out earlier this year.

Downloading would allow you to sync photos, apps, documents and music between all your Apple devices powered by the iCloud storage platform.

The 10.7.3 build 11d16 update will continue to focus on iCloud compatibility once again. This time around the main focus will be centered on iCloud document storage, iCal, Address Book and Mail.OS X Lion which was released on July 20, available exclusively as a download from the Mac App Store. Within 24 hours, the new OS was sold and downloaded over 1 million times, largely due the low $29.99 upgrade cost. The server portion of the OS X Lion software is available online as well but as a separate download. The current version can be found in the Mac App Store as well for $49.99.

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Mac OSX Lion Reaches 16% Marketshare Amongst All Mac OSX

Apple’s latest offering for the Desktop/Laptop Operating System the Lion is getting a great response from the Apple users with most of the older operating system users upgrading to the latest one in no time.

But Now as reported earlier by popular advertising firm Chitika though the market share of the new operating system i.e the Mac OSX Lion is increasing day by day and that it has reached 16% market share amongst its predecessors the adoption rate has now slowed down. Earlier in the month of September Lion install base reached the 14% mark.But now the adoption rate is slowed down and with just a 2 % increase in the market share from its previous month.

The Wifi related problems and slow connection speeds have been the concerns of the Mac OSX Lion and though the regular updates are trying to fix the issues,the problem still persists. If thats was not enough it seems like all the Apple products are haunted with the Battery Life issues with the likes of iDevices and also the Mac Book Pro’s are facing the Battery Drainage issues.

These might be some of the reasons for the slow growth rate for the OSX Lion Adoption. Currently the most used version of Mac OSX is the Lion predecessor Snow Leopard with 56% market share while the remaining market consists of Leopard and Tiger builds of the operating system.

[via - Redmondpie]