OS X | The Apple Daily - Part 2

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[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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VMWare Fusion 4.1 Enables Virtualization of Leopard And Snow Leopard

Recently, VMware released an update to its popular virtualization software that adds many improvements. It’s called Fusion 4.1 T and it is promised to get rid of any bugs. Although, the biggest improvement is the applications ability to run older versions of Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard.It has been  known for a long time that Fusion can support Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard virtual machines, but Apple’s licensing prohibits this.

Now, Apple has altered the Mac OS X licensing terms with the release of Mac OS X Lion. The new software license allows users to install and use virtual machines running the client or server version of Lion on their Mac.  But, it doesn’t mention anything about older versions of Mac OS X , hence its assumed that its prohibited.

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[How to] Run Windows Applications on Mac using WinOnX

Mac OS X has thousands of apps available but as we all know being the leader in worldwide PC market share, Windows has the largest application base as compared to Mac OS X and not all the apps which run on Windows platform run seamlessly on OSX.

So till now we either used Bootcamp for Windows or try other types of virtualization software like Parallels or VMWare to run Windows based application on Mac OS X.

Not anymore! Nirmal Balachandran a fellow MVP recently reported about a great software which allows us to run Windows applications on Mac OSX. WinOnX App allows us to use Windows based apps on our Mac OSX environment, it is based on the popular Wine open source project which is well known for running Windows apps on open source operating systems like Linux.

This is what you need to do for running a Windows  application using WinOnX:

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[How To] Install Mac OS X Lion 10.7 In A Virtual Machine On Top Of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you want both the versions of Mac OS (Lion as well as Snow Leopard) and don’t want to deal with dual booting, another option is to run Mac OS X Lion in a virtual machine atop an older 10.6 Snow Leopard installation. You will require VMWare and a Mac OS X installer app.

Installing OS X Lion in a Virtual Machine Over Snow Leopard

Proceed to install VMWare as usual, and make sure you have the OS X Lion installer .app somewhere that’s easy to access. Everything else is just as straight forward:

  • Launch VMWare and use the Virtual Machine assistant to create a new VM, configure it how you want
  • At the “Installation Media” section, drag and drop the OS X Lion Install.app into the window, so that “Use operating system disc or image” is checked and the ‘Install Mac OS X Lion.app’ is the media


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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]