9to5Mac and other sites are starting to see traffic from Macs using OS 10.9. Does this mean the first betas are around the corner?
Apple has released minor updates for Macs.
OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1.0 resolves issue that was causing certain Japanese characters to appear incorrectly in Mail, allows Safari to access secure sites when parental controls are enabled etc.
Lifehacker just did a updated browser showdown to ascertain what “might” be called the best browser for us Mac folks. I’ve been using Chrome over Firefox for a good couple years now, and while I’m rarely (okay never) tempted to try Firefox I’m often tempted to switch to Safari. I’m always wondering, however, if I’m sacrificing something by switching to Apple’s default, built-in browser.
Reading today’s Lifehacker post, however, makes me wonder if I’ve been missing something using Chrome.
Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.1) Update Improves Battery Life; But Still Not Back to Lion (OS X 10.7.4) Levels
Apple’s Mountain Lion OS X release saw record adoption numbers in the initial few days of launch, but it also brought with a few bugs, the most noticeable of which was a substantial decrease in battery life of MacBooks.
According to tests conducted by MacObserver, OS X 10.8.1, the newly released maintenance update for Mountain Lion, does improve upon the drop in battery life, but not enough to bring it to pre-Mountain Lion levels.
Apple has announced that OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) that was released last week has already been downloaded over 3 million times in just four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.
OS X Mountain Lion Redeem Codes Sent To Eligible Buyers Under Up-to-date Program Showing Up As Already Used Or Invalid [Updated]
Under Apple’s up-to-date program, customers who’ve bought Macs with OS X Lion after June 11th are entitled to a free Mountain Lion upgrade.
The free upgrade has to be requested by filling in a form on Apple’s site that asks for personal info, purchase details and the Mac’s serial number.
As per Apple’s promise of delivering a free Mountain Lion upgrade to customers who’ve bought a Mac on or after June 11th, a web form has gone live on Apple’s site that asks for purchase details and delivers a redeem code upon approval.
Apple calls it the “OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program.”