• Lion Downloads Top One Million in First Day

    By itself this is a respectable number, now take into account [this Tweet](https://twitter.com/#!/trixxy/status/94145791643492352) from Thomas Ricker: >In other words, Apple moved over 3.6 petabytes in the last 24 hours. Wow.

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  • If Your Website’s Full of Assholes, It’s Your Fault

    Anil Dash: >Why are they so cynical about conversation on the web? Because a company like Google thinks it’s okay to sell video ads on YouTube above conversations that are filled with vile, anonymous comments. Because almost every great newspaper in America believes that it’s more important to get a few more page views on […]

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  • Atlantis Makes Final Landing

    The end of an era.

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  • TidBITS: Our Favorite Hidden Features in Mac OS X Lion

    TidBITS Staff: >Can’t remember which key combination creates an e with an accent agu (é)? Press and hold a key to bring up accented alternatives, a feature introduced in iOS. You can click the accent you want, or, since your fingers are already on the keyboard, press the number that appears below the character you […]

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  • Save Sheet Shortcuts in Lion

    Nice tip from Matt Gemmell: >It would be unacceptable to invite the inevitable physical slips this would case, so “Don’t Save” is now triggered by Command-Backspace (which is an excellent shortcut, since not saving means your document’s contents will be deleted, in a sense, and hitting Command-Backspace is slightly more difficult than hitting Command-D).

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  • Automatic Termination in Lion

    John Siracusa: >Lion will quit your running applications behind your back if it decides it needs the resources, and if you don’t appear to be using them. The heuristic for determining whether an application is “in use” is very conservative: it must not be the active application, it must have no visible, non-minimized windows—and, of […]

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  • The B&B Podcast – Episode 19: Lion

    Shawn and I talk all things Lion. Brought to you by: [HipChat](https://www.hipchat.com/) and [Campaign Monitor](http://www.campaignmonitor.com/)

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  • User Library Folder in Lion

    Shawn Blanc on how to make the Library folder visible under Lion: >The ~/Library folder is now hidden. If you want to see it, a simple terminal command will unhide it: >`chflags nohidden /Users/[username]/Library/` Also: the rest of his review is excellent.

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  • Quote of the Day: Jim Dalrymple

    “RIM, the people — your customers — have spoken. They don’t like your products.” — Jim Dalrymple

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  • Lion USB Stick

    Apple via press release: >Users who do not have broadband access at home, work or school can download Lion at Apple retail stores and later this August, Lion will be made available on a USB thumb drive through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) for $69 (US). This is pretty much the kiss of death to the […]

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  • FileVault in Lion

    David Sparks: >Until today, FileVault was the ugly stepsister of the Mac OS X operating system. Nobody liked it and anybody with serious security concerns used other disk encryption options. I would have given it a different name since FileVault was such slug. Regardless, Mac OS X now ships with some real security teeth. It […]

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  • So Long Whitey

    Charlie Sorrel: >And if you want a white plastic MacBook, you’d better rush to your local reseller — Apple has discontinued it.

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  • New Mac mini Loses its Optical Drive

    Along with Lion Apple released new, faster, Mac minis. Of note is that there are no longer optical drives in the Mac minis — a very telling move as the Mac mini is seen as a “desktop” computer. I would guess that the Mac Pro will be the last Mac to have an optical drive […]

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  • Time for the Big Cat

    This will mark the fifth version of Mac OS X that I have used since I “switched” to the Mac. With every new OS X version I have thoroughly enjoyed the new features that were delivered and the slight UI improvements that also came with each update. New versions of Mac OS X are far […]

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  • Review: The All New Calvetica

    I think it is only fair to start off this review by saying that I have never met a calendar (digital or otherwise) that I thought was perfect. When the iPhone came out I used the built-in Calendar.app until Calvetica came out. Then, not seeing anything but a design difference (more or less), I switched […]

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  • Rebooting the PC Industry: Tablets Force a Shift

    Jordan Robertson, an AP Writer: >Goldman Sachs calls tablets “one of the most disruptive forces in computing in nearly three decades.” It predicts that as many as 21 million people will buy tablets instead of laptops this year, jumping to 26.5 million next year. Tablets and iPads are very different beasts. In the above quote […]

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  • Mac OS X Users: Clone Your Macs Before Installing Lion

    Craig Grannell: >I recommend before installing Lion that even if you’re using Time Machine you also create a working clone of your Mac. This is because while you can restore data from Time Machine, it’s faster and simpler to do so from a clone. He offers a couple of pieces of software — ignore all […]

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  • Apple, China Mobile Talk Deal

    Tom Loftus: >The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is getting closer to inking a deal with China Mobile, the country’s largest cellular operator with 600 million subscriber accounts. The U.S. has a *total* population of [311,799,978](http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html) people.

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  • Quote of the Day: Benny Lewis

    “Perhaps I’m wrong and praying or hoping that it will all work out, or generally being a nice person is what really “does the trick”, but why not actually get off your ass and do something tangible too while you’re at it.” — Benny Lewis

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  • WiFi/Bluetooth Interference

    My MacBook Air has this issue too, but I can’t use Dr. Drang’s solution because I constantly use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I did try it out though and it solved my problem too. I hope it is a software issue that is fixed soon, ready: bug reporter.

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