High-DPI resources in OS X

John Gruber:

Have you noticed that Safari’s hovering-over-a-link pointing-finger cursor looks a little different in Mac OS X 10.7.3? It’s not just that the finger is at a slightly different angle — it’s a new UI resource that scales gracefully to larger sizes.

He’s right, I hadn’t noticed.

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.3

Get your Software Update system preference warmed up because Apple released Mac OS X 10.7.3 on Wednesday evening. The update is recommended for all Lion users. The update fixes problems with smart cards used to log on to OS X; … Continued

∞ Lion's app Exposé

Steve Lyb: If you’ve got four-finger swipe down set to App Exposé on your Magic Trackpad or MacBook’s trackpad like I do, hover over a dock icon of a running app and swipe. Cool find.

∞ Syncing documents with iCloud

Federico Viticci at MacStories

What’s interesting about this folder when used with two Macs under the same iCloud account is that it provides a basic “drop box” functionality for files that don’t necessarily belong to an iCloud-enabled app.

You knew it was hidden in there somewhere.

∞ Lion Recovery Update 1.0 released

Apple released on Wednesday Lion Recovery Update 1.0, software that helps you restore your Lion-based Mac in the event of a catastrophic failure without requiring a physical disk to boot from. The software is available for download through the Software … Continued

∞ Lion tip: disable auto-correct

52 Tiger: Mac OS X Lion features automatic spell correction out of the box. The way it works is similar to autocorrect in iOS. As you type, Lion notices a misspelled word and offers a correction. To accept it, just … Continued

∞ MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Thunderbolt fixes abound

In the last 24 hours Apple has posted two separate EFI firmware updates for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and a software update that provides support for the new Apple Thunderbolt Display. All are available for download from Apple’s Support Downloads Web page. … Continued

∞ One in six Macs run Lion

Macworld: One in six Macs now runs Apple’s latest operating system, a Web metrics company said Thursday. According to California-based Net Applications, Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, accounted for 1 percent of all desktop operating systems that were used … Continued

∞ 'Official' VisualHub Lion update now available

Macworld: In an email to Macworld early Monday morning, Loch wrote: “I’m happy to put Techspansion to rest. Again.” Updates for VisualHub (and its sibling AudioHub) are available at Techspansion’s website. Techspansion and its payment processing service, Kagi, were at … Continued

∞ Apple releases OS X 10.7.1 update

Apple on Tuesday released an update to OS X Lion to version 10.7.1 – the update is available through the Software Update system preference, and is recommended for all Lion users.

∞ Apple releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

Apple Support Web site: The Lion Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create Lion Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in Lion Recovery: reinstall Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from … Continued

∞ Lion one week later

Washington Post: The same goes for a myriad of mobilized gestures that can get confusing, even for power users. Do I use the three-finger double-tap or the two-finger double-tap to zoom? (It’s the latter — a three-finger double-tap pulls up … Continued

∞ ITC finds Mac OS X infringes S3 patents

Bloomberg: Macs that have Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) graphics processing units have an implied license to the patents, the judge said. Gildea found that two other S3 patents were invalid, as were aspects of the two patents found to be infringed. … Continued

∞ Lion FireWire security issue misleading

Passware, a computer forensics and password discovery company, on Tuesday said it discovered a way to get passwords from a Mac running OS X Lion. However, it may not be as dire as it seems.

∞ AirDrop only works with certain Macs

AirDrop is a new feature in OS X Lion that lets you wirelessly send files to other OS X Lion users, without Wi-Fi. But it only works on certain Macs. Apple has posted a KnowledgeBase article explaining which ones work: