Archive for the ‘mountain lion’ tag
- What do you do to make lunch at work healthy, quick, and easy?
- What’s the best weapon to protect yourself with during a home invasion besides a real firearm that requires a permit?
- Any indoor painting tips & tricks from those who do it often/have done it recently?
- Has anyone run into any quirks with Google 2 step authentication on an iDevice?
- Does anyone know if the Surface will be available through third-party sellers or only through Microsoft?
- What browsers are you using with OS X Mountain Lion?
- My iPhone 4 has a spiderweb crack cover one-quarter of the back. How much will this affect what I can sell it for when I upgrade in October?
- Anybody have any experience stripping DRM off of content purchased from iTunes on a Mac?
- When I download a new app on both my iPhone 4s and New iPad the app goes to the next page even though I have plenty of spaces left. How can I fix this?
- Does anyone have a good browser extension for Firefox or Chrome to make them look simpler without huge adds and colorful text?
Apple on Friday evening began providing its developers with the first maintenance update to its Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system released just weeks ago.
When Mountain Lion launched, we discussed how to use its new Dictaction feature effectively. It works pretty well on its own, but reader MDaemon wrote in with a handy tip: if you’re having trouble getting Dictation to understand words you use often, just create a fake contact for it—since the tool scans your contacts to make sure it gets proper nouns right, it’ll see your contact, match your word with the contact, and print it correctly. More »
OS X: Sleep helps you keep your Mac from drawing too much power or running low on battery, but sometimes you want to keep it awake for various reasons. Software blog Addictive Tips points to a helpful Terminal command new in OS X Mountain Lion that can keep your Mac awake for a set period of time. More »
Internal configuration files in Mountain Lion make apparent references to yet-unreleased new generations of Apple’s iMac (iMac13,0) and Mac Pro (MacPro6,0), both in the context of USB booting options that indicate the new Mac desktops could, for the first time in nearly 20 years, lack built-in optical drives.
In response to an Apple Support Communities forum thread, a report on Tuesday offers anecdotal evidence that the new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may be causing battery life issues for some MacBook users.
If you’ve been waiting to build an Ivy Bridge-based hackintosh with OS X Mountain Lion but didn’t know what hardware to get, wait no longer. Tonymacx86′s custom builds for 2012 are now available, including a powerful budget build for as little as $550. More »
Notification Center is one of the best parts of OS X Mountain Lion, but the classic linen background is a bit bland. If you want to add your own image, Cult of Mac shows off a pretty easy way to spice up your Notification Center. More »
OS X: CandyBar is a customization tool for OS X that lets you customize the Dock appearance and layout, change the notification icons under running apps, change Finder system icons, and in general really tweak your Mac to look the way you want it. Panic, the developers behind the app, have updated it to support OS X Mountain Lion, dropped support for the app, and they’re giving it away for free. More »
A number of Macbook Pro and Macbook Air owners are reporting that the Mountain Lion OS X upgrade is behaving like a (non-sparkling) vampire by sucking the life out of their machine’s battery.
Users reporting the abnormally fast battery power drain started cropping up on Apple’s support forum soon after the new OS was made available on July 25. Forums user have said their machine’s battery life is about half as much as it was prior to installing Mountain Lion, which was evident when monitoring the battery life utility.
Apple, however, has just recently started contacting users to investigate the issue, reports Ars Technica. Apple support reps are asking users to log their machine for data and system information that could identify what the problem is. Right now there are only theories for the battery power drain problems, and Apple has yet to release a time frame for when it could be fixed.
I did some testing with my Macbook Pro, and did notice that the batter drained faster than usual. Others on the VentureBeat staff haven’t noticed much of a change.
Is your Macbook Pro or Air experiencing rapid battery drain? Let us know in the comments.