9/11 – Mac OS X Lion

  Presentation:  Lion is Out of the Wild and Leaping onto Your Desktop

Hear the next generation Mac OS Lion roar …

Walk into the Lion’s Den with Todd  Derek of Derek Enterprises.  (http://www.toddderek.com/)

Derek introduced some of Lion’s new innovations and how this new OS X will change the way you interact with your Mac, including:

  • System Requirements
  • How to Upgrade to/Install Lion
  • What is the new Recovery Hard Drive
  • Why Update Software before Install
Catch the scent:  New Apps, plus 250 new Features and Options, including:
  • Multi-touch Features
  • Full-Screen Apps
  • Mission Control
  • Launchpad
  • Revamps of Apple Mail, iCal and Address Book

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Beware the Fruit-Eating Lion

If you are about to switch to OS 7 Lion, you probably are aware that the old PowerPC applications will no longer run. One of the most important is Quicken 2007 or earlier. There has been lots of discussion about this on the web, and a quick Google search will bring up many suggestions for dealing with this problem.

Another problem for those of us who have been with the Mac since before about 2007 is AppleWorks. This was a great word processor, database, drawing, painting and spreadsheet application which will also no longer run under Lion (it even had some problems with Snow Leopard). Here are some tips for converting AppleWorks documents you want to keep. Do it before updating to Lion, because you will need to use AppleWorks for some of the conversions, and it will take some time.

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Apple Special Event – 6/11 – iCloud, iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion

Apple Special Event – 6/11 – iCloud, iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion

Apple introduces iCloud, iOS 5, and the availability of the new Mac OS X Lion through the App store in July, at the World Wide Developer’s Conference.

Click on the blue video icon to see a video of the Keynote presentation given at this Special Event.

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