OS X Mountain Lion hits 3 million downloads in four days

In just a matter of four days, Apple reported topping three million download of its latest OS for the Mac, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Not bad for an OS that has been noted to not that different from its predecessor, OS X 10.7 Lion. Apple says OS X Mountain Lion is “the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.”

OS X Mountain Lion has hit 3 million downloads in just four days since its release.

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Expect Thinner Keyboards on 15- and 17-inch Macbooks

Apple wants to put laptops with thinner keyboards in your hands. A patent application dug up by Apple Insider points to plans by Apple to make keyboards as thin as .02 mm. These keyboards would be thinner, lighter, and more quiet than keyboards being manufactured today.

The patent says the new keyboards could be made of glass, wood, stone, or, believe it or not, polished meteorite (material that’s, you know, out of this world).

The 15-inch Macbook Pro and the rumored 15-inch Macbook Air are prime candidates to get ultra-high resolution retina display from Apple. Image from Apple website.

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Get Ready for a 15-inch Macbook Air with Ivy Bridge

It’s not just updates for the iPhone and the iPad that are getting attention lately. Technology sites have been abuzz with the possible launch of a Macbook Air with a whopping 15-inch screen. New processors with Ivy Bridge processors are also to make an appearance on the next-generation Macbook Air.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

Right now, Macbook Air line includes an 11-inch and a 13-inch models; 15-inch screens are only available on Macbook Pros.

As for CPUs, the current Macbook Air’s Sandy Bridge processor from Intel provides great performance while being a great energy saver. But Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor promises to be both faster and smaller than Sandy Bridge. Intel is also touting Ivy Bridge’s graphics and multimedia performance.

So what other features and components can we expect to find on the coming Macbook Air? Read more after the jump.

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How to Check the Health of Your Mac Battery Using Coconut Battery

The lifespan of a Mac’s laptop battery can vary. What’s for sure is that the battery’s performance will diminish over time. By monitoring your battery’s condition, you will be able to know how long your battery has before it conks out.

Coconut Battery is a free and easy-to-use app for monitoring your Mac laptop's battery.

If you want to monitor your battery’s health, there are a number of ways to do it. One is to use Coconut Battery. Coconut Battery is free and extremely easy to use. The application can be found here on the developer’s site. Coconut Flavour’s website.

Coconut Battery works in Lion and in older versions of Mac OSX.

Learn more about using Coconut Battery after the jump.

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