Mission Control was touted by Apple prior to Lion's release as a feature that would increase OS X user productivity by providing quick access to various windows and apps. Instead, many users have found the feature lacking, specifically lacking the ability to rearrange desktop spaces and full-screen apps in their order of preference.… Read more
If you use OS X Lion, you might run into a problem where upon switching applications, entering Mission Control, or using other features of the OS that manage application windows, the collection of currently open windows for a program may disappear. If this happens, switching to the application or hiding and unhiding it does not reveal any windows, but if you check the Window menu in the application you will see that the windows are definitely active and recognized by the system as being available.
This bug may be with one of Lion's new window management features, such as … Read more
Škoda today released pictures and information on the MissionL concept, which will be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, which runs September 13 to 25.
The MissionL concept is a compact five-door that will be marketed throughout Europe, Russia, and China. The market in India will have its own version of the car, Skoda said in a press release.
With production plans for the MissionL, the Czech Republic-carmaker will increase its sales to 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. Škoda makes seven other models and lists a dozen concepts that are in the works.
"Revealing the look … Read more
Army Sniper puts you behind the scope of a standard-issue U.S. Army sniper rifle, which you must use to pick off enemy troops from afar. Without your long-distance support, your unit has no chance of accomplishing its critical counter-terrorist mission.
Army Sniper's controls are extremely simple. Tap anywhere in the vicinity of an enemy to engage the scope. Then, tilt your mobile device around in space to adjust your aim. Tap the button on the right to shoot, the button on the left to slow your movements and make finer adjustments in your targeting, or anywhere else to … Read more
We have already gone over how to use Mission Control and the new Launch Pad feature in OS X Lion, but users are still having issues adjusting to the lack of some features. One frustration stems from Snow Leopard's Spaces feature, which allowed users to assign apps to windows, or desktops.
Read on to find out how to accomplish the same thing in OS X Lion; it's surprisingly easy.
Apple's new Mission Control implementation of its approach to multidesktop workflows is a step up in some respects to the previous "Spaces" feature, especially in that it allows you to view all of your desktops and documents in convenient clusters on one screen. Mission Control has a number of new features and eye candy that, while useful and neat, may have bugs that periodically result in odd behavior.
One of the more prominent ones is that Mission Control elements may not show up correctly. When invoked, application windows will clump together as expected, but additional desktops and … Read more
If you're a seasoned Mac user, you'll immediately notice that navigation is different in Lion. There's an entirely new set of gestures, some of which are used for two new features: Mission Control and Launchpad.
Mission Control is Spaces' successor and allows you to navigate multiple desktops, full-screen apps, the Dashboard, and all your running applications. Think of it as a bird's-eye view of your desktop, allowing you to quickly access the apps you need.
Launching applications changed, too. Pinch with your thumb and three fingers, and you'll get a tiled view of all your … Read more
The day many Mac users have been waiting for has finally arrived: OS X Lion is now available in the Mac App Store.
Apple did away with Expose and Spaces in this new OS and replaced them with Mission Control. While the functionality of the previous features hasn't changed much, it might take an adjustment period to get used to the new Mission Control.
We are going to try to help eliminate any confusion regarding Mission Control by showing you what it is, and how to use it.
When Apple showed off Mac OS X Lion at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speech earlier this year, it was clear the company had paid attention to its successes with the popular iOS devices, and was now beginning to include successful iOS features in its flagship OS.
Also, with Apple laptops and tablets now far outpacing desktop sales, Apple has moved from a primarily desktop computer company to embrace mobile computing. This release of Mac OS X seems to be a reflection of Apple's successes in those categories.
With this eighth major release of the big-cat OS, Apple is … Read more
Maggie Reardon wrote a post today on her Signal Strength blog about AT&T beginning to crack down on customers using the iPhone's tethering capabilities without paying for the service. Apparently the company has begun sending out e-mails and text messages to the offending customers inviting them to sign up with its tethering plan--$45/month for what it calls a "DataPro" 4GB service.
I haven't used this feature at all yet on my iPhone and I probably never will at $45 a month. But this story also brings up the old "Unlimited Data" plan argument. I think I was grandfathered in with an Unlimited Data plan (which frustratingly doesn't include texts for no reason I can understand accept that AT&T is nickel-and-diming us to death), but as you can see, my "unlimited" plan has very clear limits when it comes to tethering (and texting!). I don't know about you, but last I checked, unlimited meant without limits. Also, if the connection is going through my iPhone to my laptop, how is that any different than simply using the same connection on my iPhone without a laptop? It's the same connection, right? If not, is it really a $45-per-month difference? Somehow I doubt it.
Anyway, I just thought I would (vent) put it out there and see what readers think about the new tethering features, the pricing, and the highly limited "unlimited data" plans. Let me know what you think in the comments.
This week's apps include a unique background image collection app, and a combination first-person shooter and role-playing game that's set on Europa, the ice-covered moon of Jupiter.… Read more