Mac OS X Lion | The Apple Daily

Mac OS X Lion

Mac App Store Downloads Reach 100 Million Mark

Today Apple announced in a press release that, over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes  account, and download and install them in just one step.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller said,

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry.With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS  X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

[How To] Change Icon Size in Launchpad In Mac OS X Lion

If you are tired of looking at the large icons on your Mac OS X Lion and want to do away with those and replace them with traditional small icons there here is a trick to do so. Although this trick is restricted  to those who have an existing backup of Mac OS X 10.7.1 through Time Machine or otherwise.

You will need a copy of Dock.app from OS X Lion 10.7.1. This will be stored in the Time Machine backup, or is accessible on Macs that haven’t been updated to 10.7.2 yet. After that:

  • Right-click on Dock.app from OS X 10.7.1 and choose “Show Package Contents”
  • Open “Contents” and then open “MacOS”
  • Copy the executable file “Dock” to your Mac OS X desktop

Continue Reading…

Activate Motion Blur On Mac OS X Lion

I just came across this cool feature in Mac OS X Lion and couldn’t help myself from sharing it here. Mission Control in Mac OS X Lion has a unique ’Motion Blur‘ effect that can be activated as follows:

Firstly, you need to  enter Enter Mission Control. On entering you can use shortcut “Command+M” to activate motion blur.

Blur Mission Control

As you can see in the above image the motion blur effect can be seen by moving about within the Mission Control performing actions, its also visible while entering and exiting into Mission Control, also while clearing the desktop windows, switching between desktops, and selecting apps and windows.

Continue Reading…