The traditional way of removing app icons on Mac OS X consists in grabbing an icon and dragging it away from the Dock into a poof of dust so the icon will not appear on the Dock anymore. Because the majority of users complained about accidentally deleted dock apps, it seems that there is a change in the latest generation of OS X in what concerns removing Dock Icons.
We provided 2 ways of removing Dock Icons in the latest generation of OS X, namely OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Click on an icon and afterwards drag it away 5 cm from the Dock and then release when the poof icon has appeared
Just drag and drop the Dock icon in the Trash
The last procedure could be very easily used for removing apps, folders, shortcuts and so on and so forth. It’s the easiest way of getting rid of an app that you don’t use any more. Check the video below for a better perspective over the removing process.
The ninth release of the “world’s most advanced desktop operating system” is now available at the Mac App Store as download for $19.99. Mountain Lion comes with more than 200 new features and is available only as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.
This time, Mac users will be able to purchase the new OS X only via the Mac App Store and not through CD’s or USB sticks. Mountain Lion’s price is $10 cheaper than Lion’s and a single purchase can be used for up to five Macs.
Mountain Lion 10.8 comes with the already announced iCloud integration, iMessages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring and Game Center. The Facebook integration is not available yet and it will be included with a future update to 10.8.
So, open the Mac App Store, click to purchase and let your Mac do the rest.
Apple will release today, Wednesday, July 25, its new OS for Mac computers. The Gold Master update of Mountain Lion 10.8 was already released for developers on July 10. The rest of the Mac users are today only one step closer to OS X Mountain Lion’s purchase from the Mac store.
The new OS X will be sold as a downloadable upgrade and users that bought a Mac after June 11 can upgrade for free. Mountain Lion 10.8 comes with new features that are specific to iOS, such as iMessage, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, and Game Center and with Facebook and Twitter integration. Also, a new iCloud, a Gatekeeper and an AirPlay mirroring feature will make Mountain Lion more safer and more interesting.
Get ready to make your Mac work like iPads and iPhones. Here’s what you should do to upgrade if you have a iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, or Xserve.
First, check if your Mac is compatible with the new OS; only the most recent versions of Lion and Snow Leopard can be upgraded. To find out, click the Apple icon at the left corner of the scree, choose About This App and then More Info.
In case you don’t have a 10.7.X version of Lion, click the Apple icon again and select Software update.
Click the Mac App Store and buy the upgrade for $19.99.
Before putting hands on the latest generation of OS X Mountain Lion one needs to take care of a few things.
Check out System Requirements and Compatibility – the majority of new Macs run on Mac OS X 10.8 but for resting assured that your device copes with the new operating system one could check the list with the supported gadgets: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer), Xserve (Early 2009).
For checking all the details on your Mac you need to go to Apple menu, click “About this Mac” and afterwards on “More Info”. You can then check the name and date of your device for comparing it to the list above.
There are some Core 2 Duo Macs that can’t be updated and lose support. One needs at least 12GB of storage space for installing Mountain Lion but for best performing it’s recommended to have more space available.
Check App Compatibility – Devices that run OS X Lion 10.7 can upgrade to the latest version quite easily but those that cope with Snow Leopard may be faced with issues like apps not working. If apps are not compatible with OS X 10.8 find alternatives in App Store.
You never know when something goes wrong, so always make backup. Use Time Machine and go for a manual backup before installing the latest generation of operating system. For those that do not have the Time Machine set up a backup drive on an external hard drive.
For users that have bought a Mac recently Apple comes with good news, Mountain Lion being free to install. Others will have to pay $20 for getting their hands on the OS X 10.8 from App Store. The process takes between 30-45 minutes and does not require special knowledge in the domain for installing it.
Apple has announced at this years’ WWDC a new OS X with hundreds of new features, including Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center and other technical goodies, such as Messages and Twitter instead of iChat, deeper iCloud integration, Reminder, Notes and Notification Center.
The wait for the developers stopped on Monday, when Apple released the final update of Mountain Lion 10.8, called Gold Master. The Golden version is the same with the version that will be released to public, except few technical issues and tweaks. Yet, unlike the developers who can download it anytime, Mac users will have to wait until the end of July, when they will have the possibility to buy the upgrade for $19.99.
Taking into account the release of the previous OS X version, we can expect that the Gold Master version will be released by the same time. Apple released OS X 10.7 on July 24, last summer, one day after the earnings announcement, thus, Mac users should be prepared to get their hands on Mountain Lion 10.8 in few weeks.
WWDC is only a few days away and Apple developers have begun to highlight the events for those that are going to attend the conference. You can find out about the labs, the WWDC 2012 app and tips for those that are for the first time at WWDC, for taking full advantage of the week.
Apple fans have many expectation in what concerns devices that are about to be launched at WWDC. Rumors wonder around that the conference may reveal the new operating system for Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Messages, Airplay Mirroring, iCloud, Notification Center and many more), iOS 5.1.2 or iOS 6 and even iPad Mini. It only remains to wait and be enlightened by the features.
It’s predicted that the new operating system iOS 6 will be coming with advanced Multitasking, 3rd party Siri API, Facebook Integration, Clearing Notifications and many more. Apple would definitely chuckle over success if it would be be embracing Stream hub into the Game Centerfor satisfying game fans and also iOS integrated Game Console.
While we’re waiting eagerly for the WWDC of 2012, check out the most expected and rumored features of iOS 6.
Windows 8 is the official name for the future x86/64 editions of Windows. Pcs and tablets powered by X86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit) will be provided Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, ARM-based tablets receiving Windows RT. Windows 8 would be the most appropriate for regular users, coming with updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, advanced multi-monitor support and the possibility of switching languages on the fly.
The Pro version comes with all the features of Windows 8 plus Pc management, domain connectivity and also encryption and virtualization. It’s predicted to be launched this fall when the Windows 8-based tablet hardware will see daylight. Its release may compete with Apple’s new versions of iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion, expected to be launched in early June at WWDC. Microsoft attempts to mix the PC features with those of laptops and tablets and Apple seems to be doing the same thing with OS X 10.8. OS X ML is also highlighted as inspired by iPad and reinvented for Mac.
Those that wish to try for themselves the two Operating Systems that will soon hit the market can download the Developer Preview of Mountain Lion from Mac Dev Center (Apple Developer) and Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Microsoft. Please take into consideration that the preview of OS X 10.8 needs $99 per year for membership as an Apple Developer.
As stated in a previous article, Apple’s new desktop operating system is expected to be launched in late summer 2012, coming with outstanding and appealing new features that would definitely mark the difference between the brand new version and previous ones. Described as being inspired by iPad and re-imagined for Mac, OS X 10.8 would surely come in handy when navigating on your Mac.
The Joy of Tech has provided funny guide sections in case the user cannot cope with the new Lion in the Jungle, namely the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Rumors state that this summer a bunch of new features will be added to the Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. Major features include Messages (which is said to replace iChat), Reminders, Notes, Game Center, Airplay Mirroring, Gatekeeper, Share sheets, Notification Center and iCloud.
Apple Store describes it as inspired by iPad and re-imagined for Mac. Also, with the new update, Apple’s desktop operating system is now simply called OS X, so from now on Apple will be used when refering to hardware products while OS X goes for the software.
OS X Mountain Lion comes with Reminders and Notes to simplify the user’s work. Reminders are meant to gather all important events from one’s life and make sure the user doesn’t miss a single one; deadlines and alerts will remind one if something that mustn’t be missed is soon to take place.
What is really outstanding is that the latest operating system for Mac provides Notification Center that keeps the user in touch with the rest of the world. It pops up messages, calendar and friend request on the desktop for a short period of time.