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Apple OS X Lion ALL COVERAGE

BYTE's Deep Analysis of OS X 10.7 Lion

You won't find a better deep tech source for Apple OS X 10.7 Lion coverage. Led by technologist David W. Martin, teamBYTE editors and techpros dig deep with this upgrade, investigating every detail via news, reviews, how tos and tips.

Check here regularly to see what teamBYTE's got for you. I'll have it updating right here in coming hours and days. We have dozens of news, reviews, how tos, tips and commentary pieces on the docket.

Here's a running list.

In-Depth Review -- BYTE's intensive, hands-on review of OS X 10.7 Lion.

OS X Lion Preview-- BYTE highlights and analyzes 17 new features.

How To Make Your Own OS X 10.7 USB Installer -- Instead of waiting for Apple's coming $70 USB Lion install flash drive, build your own. Here's how to do it.

How To Create an OS X Lion Install Disc -- If you would rather create a Lion installation DVD, here's how.

How To Prepare Your Mac for OS X 10.7 Lion -- Make sure your current OS X Snow Leopard Mac is ready for the upgrade to OS X Lion.

How To Upgrade OS X Snow Leopard to Lion. After you have your Mac prepared for the OS X Lion upgrade, here's how to do it.

How To Encrypt External Flash Drives in OS X Lion. How to use FileVault2 in OS X Lion to protect your data by adding encryption to external drives.

How To Make OS X Lion Mail Your RSS Reader. Most Mac users have Mail open at work all day. Who why not make it your RSS reader, too?

Top Six Reasons to Upgrade to OS X Lion Server. Looking for a reason to upgrade your Lion install to the server level? Here are some danged good reasons.

How To Setup Email in OS X 10.7 Lion. OS X Lion provides a unified interface for email, contacts, and calendars. Here's how to set it up.

How To Add PDF Signatures in OS X Lion. This How To shows how easy it is to add handwritten signatures to PDF documents in OS X Lion.

Make Mail in OS X Lion Look Like Snow Leopard. A quick tip to switch OS X Lion Mail to Classic Layout.

How To Set up Full Disk Encryption in OS X Lion. Here's how to protect the data on your new OS X Lion install hard drive, using the FileVault2 feature.

How To Customize Virtual Desktop Backgrounds in OS X Lion. Here's how to customize each virtual desktop background in OS X Lion so it's easier to differentiate what is on each one. A fun and efficient way to stay organized.

How To Update OS X Lion to 10.7.1. Haven't installed the new OS X 10.7 Lion upgrade? Here are step-by-step instructions.

How To Reverse Scrolling in OS X Lion If you're not a fan of the new way scrolling works in OS X Lion, here's how to change it back.

Switch the Digital Clock to Analog in OS X Lion. Here's how to change the digital clock to analog in OS X Lion and Snow Leopard

Preview Docs On the Fly is OS X Here's a quick way to view files in OS X Lion.

First Look: OS X 10.7 Mission Control

First Look: OS X 10.7 AirDrop

First Look: OS X 10.7 iChat

First Look: OS X 10.7 FaceTime

First Look: OS X 10.7 Mail

First Look: OS X 10.7 Safari

First Look: OS X 10.7 Photo Booth

First Look: OS X 10.7 iCal

Based in San Francisco, Gina Smith is editor-in-chief of BYTE. Our OS X Lion team includes David W. Martin, Michael Doornbos, Peter Baer Galvin, Todd Ogasawara, Serdar Yegulalp, Eric Mack, Jacob Lopez, Ron White, Chris Spera, Rob Maxwell, Jonathan Hoffberg, Gina Smith and Brian Burgess.

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