Archive for the 'Lion' Category

Picking Off iCal’s Paper Bits

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

OS X Lion brings dramatically redesigned versions of the classic iCal and Address Book applications. Many people, or at least some important decision makers inside Apple, are very happy with these changes. Other folks, such as myself, believe they look and behave like crap. When I first saw the Lion version of iCal, my eyes […]

Restore Safari’s Downloads Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I’m pretty excited about most of the enhancements in OS X Lion, and in Safari 5.1, which was released along with it. But one of the most annoying changes in the version of Safari that ships with Lion is the removal of any keyboard shortcut for showing and hiding the active downloads list. Downloads used […]

Lion’s Whole-Disk Encryption

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

One of my favorite new features in Lion is a completely revamped “FileVault”, Apple’s brand-name for encryption techonologies that protect the data on your disk from eavesdroppers, should the disk be lost or stolen. In Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier, FileVault was a feature that only affected your home directory. In OS X Lion, […]