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MacSurfer's Archive: Sunday, February 19, 2012


  • "Windows 8 vs. Mountain Lion: Does Microsoft stand a chance?" PC Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "Collected: Video and news on Apple's OS X Mountain Lion" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Mountain Lion Could Facilitate App Build Downloads via Barcodes" RazorianFly 9:07 PM
  • "Week in Apple: Mountain Lion surprise attack" Ars Technica 2/18
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: A big cat for business? Apple's new OS offers some intriguing features—and risks—for the enterprise" Computerworld 2/18
  • "OS X Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Apple and Microsoft mobilize" PCWorld 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion focuses on Cocoa, drops X11 and deprecates Carbon Core" AppleInsider 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion kills OS X support for a lot of (not so) old Macs" AppleTell 2/18
  • "Growl creator responds to Mountain Lion's Notification Center" The Verge 2/18
  • "Evidence of extended Microsoft SkyDrive plans, apps for Mac and Windows" The Next Web 2/18
  • "Apple OS X 'Mountain Lion': Five Features for Small Businesses" eWeek 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion may be able to scan a barcode, install an app" TUAW 2/18
  • "VLC 2.0 Released: What's New, And An Interview With VideoLAN Developers" MacStories 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature is present but hidden in OS X 10.7.3" AppleTell 2/18
  • "Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion, other stuff, and Mountain Lion" Macworld 2/18
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers" MacFixIt 2/17
  • "iAd Producer: Simulator may not open when Xcode 4.3 is installed" Apple Support 2/17
  • "Messages app for OS X brings file transfers to iMessage (hands-on)" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "How to send any file format to iOS devices using Messages for Mac" iDownload Blog 12:35 PM
  • "Mactracker App For OS X And iOS Lets You View Apple Product And Software History" Redmond Pie 9:00 AM
  • "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Mail/Subtle changes to email client promise nice improvements" Macworld 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Safari/Revamped toolbar leads the changes in OS X's built-in browser" Macworld 2/18
  • "Hands on with Apple's New Mac Messages App – How iPad-Like is it?" PadGadget 2/18
  • "VLC 2.0 first look: Video player app features new single-window UI and robust media support" TUAW 2/18
  • "Mac Tip: How Many Items Do I Have In A Specific Folder" MacTrast 2/18
  • "Mountain Lion: What you need to know/We provide answers to your questions about Apple's next OS X update" Macworld 2/17
  • "How to Uninstall Messages and Restore iChat to Mac OS X" OS X Daily 2/17
  • "Hands-On With AirPlay In OS X Mountain Lion [Video] Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "AirPlay on OS X Mountain Lion to Apple TV, wirelessly (Video)" Insanely Great Mac 2/17
  • "How to Use AirPlay Mirroring on a Mac with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" OS X Daily 2/17
  • "A sneak peek at Apple's upcoming OS X Mountain Lion: Apple says its latest Mac OS X version will be released this summer; here's a look at what to expect" [Slideshow] InfoWorld 2/17
  • "Bookle Is The Type Of Software That Should Come With The Mac" MacNews 2/17
  • "MacMost Now 672: Using Image Capture With Scanners" MacMost 2/17
  • "How To Give Your Mac Multiple Sound Volume Controls For Each App" BohemianBoomer 2/17
  • "The On Screen Magnifier You Wish Your Mac Had (now available)" McSolo 2/17
  • "10.7: Spelling correction using only the keyboard" Mac OS X Hints 2/17
  • "Mac Tip: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window" MacTrast 2/17
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Hello Mountain Lion & Apple's Straight-shooting CEO" The Mac Observer 2:03 PM
  • "We've created a new section for one of the most contentious debates since Steve Jobs terminated Mac OS licensing: Mac platform changes, with perspectives on the differences between traditional Mac systems and Apple's iPad-inspired OS X systems, including product volume and market share; various features (pro and con); compatibility and Rosetta; Windows/Linux upgrade/adoption rates; the Mac Pro; Lion experiences and more." MacInTouch 1:04 PM
  • "Gatekeeping and the end of the Mac OS" AppleTell 12:35 PM
  • "Did Apple unveil OS X 10.8 last week to preempt Windows 8?" Fortune 12:34 PM
  • "Is this the end of SMS? Apple announced last week that the next version of its operating system (OS) will incorporate features first introduced in the iPhone and iPad 're-imagined for the Mac.'" Cebu Sun Star 12:33 PM
  • "Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper Not Enough to Fight Malware" eWeek 12:33 PM
  • "Mountain Lion discussion continues at full steam today with more about the differences between traditional Mac systems and Apple's iPad-inspired OS X systems, including product volume and market share; various features (pro and con); compatibility and Rosetta; Gatekeeper security/control issues; Mac malware; Windows/Linux upgrade/adoption rates; the Mac Pro; Notification Center; Lion experiences and more." MacInTouch 2/18
  • "Is Microsoft Making Google and Apple Nervous with Windows 8?" Decrypted Tech 2/18
  • "Brown crayon and other Mountain Lion observations" MacSponge 2/18
  • "Back to the iPad: What Apple should take from OS X Mountain Lion and give to iOS 6" iMore 2/18
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is damage control" I, Cringely 2/17
  • "Gatekeeper, Sandboxing and the Evolution of OS X Apps" Gizmodo 2/17
  • "Five ways Apple should make iCloud ready for business: Apple is integrating iCloud more tightly into iOS & OSX, but the features appeal to indiViduals and not businesses" Computerworld UK 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion discussion [updated 17:17] debates forced obsolescence vs. new features; iOS vs. Mac platforms (including relative sales volumes); security issues and Apple control; hardware compatibility; the new Messages app; hands-on experiences and more." MacInTouch 2/17
  • "Steve Jobs is gone, Windows 8 is coming and Apple panics" BetaNews 2/17
  • "OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview, Apple the Most Reputable Brand, FBI's Steve Jobs File, and More" Low End Mac 2/17
  • "With Apple's Mountain Lion OS, Twitter is a winner" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/17
  • "Ted Landau's User Friendly View: Mountain Lion Does iOS-ification Right" The Mac Observer 2/17
  • "Why Mountain Lion's AirPlay Mirroring Is Hollywood's Worst Nightmare" Cult of Mac 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion vs. Windows 8: Oh, So Very Different" Techland 2/17
  • "Apple and Microsoft - Different approaches to developing the next-generation desktop OS" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Stealing Someone's Design: HipChat vs Messages" TechCrunch 2/17
  • "Too Many Macs Left Behind by OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion" Low End Mac 2/17
  • "Apple's Mountain Lion Developer Preview Bricked My MacBook" Techland 2/17
  • "Gatekeeper in OS X Mountain Lion—why it has me worried" AppleTell 2/17
  • "Mac developers: Gatekeeper is a concern, but still gives power users control"  Ars Technica 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper Is Not a Slippery Slope"  Tech.pinions 2/17
  • "18 New Features In OS X Mountain Lion" PixoBebo 2/17
  • "Mac Reminders And Notifications Ad Nauseam" TeraTalks 2/17
  • "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of OS X Mountain Lion (what's fun, what's not)" Mac 360 2/17
  • "Mountain Lion: The Mac App Store will become indispensable" HardMac 2/17
  • "Why iCloud integration on Apple's Mountain Lion OS fails"  VentureBeat 2/17
  • "Did Google trick Apple's Safari into tracking users?" ZDNet 2/17
  • "Opinion: OS X Mountain Lion vs Windows 8" PCWorld 2/17
  • "OS X Mountain Lion: iPad Inspired" PadGadget 2/17
Press Releases
  • "Starfighter Overkill for iOS and Mac hits the App Store" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "VLC Media Player 2.0 FINAL is different on the Mac" ["The most radical changes in VLC 2.0 will be found on the Mac platform, with support for Blu-ray playback being overshadowed by a radical overhaul of the user interface. This major step forward has divided the VLC community since it first emerged, with some decrying the loss of version 1's minimalist approach to video playback."] BetaNews 7:40 AM
  • "Sending Any Audio to Android Devices via AirPlay, With Airfoil" Rogue Amoeba 2/18
  • "Top 10 Downloads That Enhance Mac OS X's Built-In Tools" Lifehacker 2/18
  • "PixelEspresso releases BadPlastic 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion" prMac 2/18
  • "How to Keep Your Mac's SSD Trim and Healthy" Gizmodo 2/18
  • "Apple Removes X11 in OS X Mountain Lion, Shifts Support to Open Source XQuartz" MacRumors 2/17
  • "Apple posts guide for iOS development newcomers" AppleInsider 2/17
  • "Posterino -- Poster-creating Application -- Updated (v. 2.5.4)" eXtensions 2/17
  • "Mac OS X and iOS 5 Summer Camp 2012" prMac 2/17
  • "Default Folder X 4.4.9 Streamlines Favorites, Fixes Issues" prMac 2/17
  • "Clips FX for iMovie - A helper app for iMovie, in The Mac App Store" prMac 2/17
  • "MathMagic v8.0 for Mac - Equation Editor Adds Support for iBooks Author" prMac 2/17
  • "New Paragon's Camptune X for Mac® is The Easiest and Fastest Way to Redistribute Free Space" Paragon Software 2/17
  • "Graph SDK For iPhone, iPad and Mac" VVI 2/17