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Mac OS X: Open Folders & Navigate the Finder with Arrow Keys

9:26 AM, Dec. 8th, 2011 · · Leopard

In Melissa Holt’s line of work, you’ve gotta know a lot of keyboard shortcuts. And in this other line of her work, she’s gotta write about a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Fortunately, there are a ton to choose from in Mac OS X, but using the arrow keys and their modifiers to navigate through files and open folders in the Finder really takes the cake. Such a delicious cake it is, too. 

VMWare Fusion 4.1 Allows Virtualization of OS X Clients

11:53 PM, Nov. 18th, 2011 · · Leopard

VMware Fusion 4.1 Installing Leopard Client

VMware’s Fusion 4.1 allows virtualization of client versions of OS X itself for the first time. The newest version of Fusion, which was released earlier on Friday, now allows users to install client versions of Leopard, Snow Leopard, or Lion, a feature that has heretofore been limited to server editions of the operating system.

Apple Releases Java Update for Lion & Snow Leopard

6:15 PM, Nov. 8th, 2011 · · Leopard


Apple released Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 6 Tuesday, releases that bring Java SE 6 to version 1.6.0_29. That update includes fixes to several security flaws that existed in the previous version of Java.

Safari: Better Browsing Through Command-Clicking

9:38 AM, Nov. 4th, 2011 · · Leopard

The Mac Observer’s Melissa Holt spends endless hours poking and prodding OS X and her apps to find news ways to be more productive with her Mac. That means she doesn’t get to go outdoors very often, but the upside is that she’s always finding great tips to share — like how to use Safari more effectively with the Command key.

Mac OS X: Using fs_usage as a Troubleshooting Tool

10:45 AM, Oct. 5th, 2011 · · Leopard

One of the more advanced tools that’s nice to have in your arsenal of “what to do if things go wrong” is a Terminal command called fs_usage. This will show you what your file system is doing at any particular time, and it’s pretty helpful if you’re trying to do some fancy power-user troubleshooting. Here’s how you use it and what options you have to do so.

ITC Rules Mac OS X Violates S3/HTC Patents, Clears iOS

10:22 PM, Jul. 27th, 2011 · · Leopard

Aps. HTC

The ITC has announced that Apple’s Mac OS X violates patents once owned by S3 Graphics, but the commission’s ruling cleared iOS of any infringement. Those patents are now owned by HTC, and will be brought to bear in the two companies ongoing fight over Android.

Lion Sales Top One Million on First Day

6:40 PM, Jul. 21st, 2011 · · Leopard


Apple announced Thursday that sales of OS X 10.7 Lion topped the one million mark on Wednesday, the first day of availability. Lion is only available through the Mac App Store, and at US$29.99, that means Apple has added another $30 million to its coffers (you know, because Apple was running short on cash).