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Feature: Cover Flow in the Finder.How it works: Just like album Cover Flow in iTunes, Leopard brings the side-scrolling view to the Finder, allowing your "flip" through your files and see live previews (including paging through mutli-page documents and playing movies).Who will use it: Everyone at on...

October 26th 2007 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Feature: UNIX certification: Sure, we're all for nonconfirmity in our non-computer lives--but when it comes to UNIX, specs matter. Leopard brings Open Brand UNIX 03 with SUSv3 and POSIX 1003.1 conformity. How it works: That highly leaded UNIX runs as the core of your operating system. You never have...

October 26th 2007 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Feature: Stacks, which are what Apple is calling clickable icons on the Dock that fold out to show other clickable icons.How it works: It's actually an updated implementation of the old "Piles" idea, in that you can have one icon that gives you access to lots of different things. But Apple's Stacks...

October 26th 2007 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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Feature: The DVD Player is almost all new, with video improvements, an Autozoom feature, and a new interface.How it works: Strangely, this big update has gone relatively unnoticed. But it will be noticed as soon as you put a DVD in-- the app has a whole new fullscreen interface, including a time sl...

October 26th 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Feature: Core AnimationHow it works: Core Animation is a new framework in Leopard. This framework makes it easy for developers to harness the graphics power in OS X for their own applications. Using layers, a developer can animate a number of different objects of different types (including video, im...

October 25th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Feature: Hot Spots How it works: Man, this is one big feature I've been looking forward to--and I have yet to hear any final confirmation apart from the 300 New Features page that it made the final cut. This new Universal Access ability allows you to monitor a spot on your screen and automate what h...

October 25th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Feature: The most awesome, easy, groovy, Web 2.0 development platform ever is now built-in to OS X.How it works: Like buttah. Ruby, the language that powers RoR, has actually been built-in to OS X for a while (don't believe me? type "irb" in your terminal right now to access interactive Ruby), but R...

October 25th 2007 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Feature: Terminal 2 How it works: What's black and white and tabbed all over? Leopard's Terminal 2 introduces tabbed sessions so you don't need to keep 500 terminal windows open all at once like I do. Hello, my name is Erica and I'm a terminalholic. Who will use it: Anyone who wants terminal awesom...

October 25th 2007 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Leopard goes on sale tomorrow at 6pm and we here at TUAW can't contain ourselves. Starting at 6pm today we'll be posting our favorite new Leopard features every hour on the hour until 6pm tomorrow. Each TUAW blogger will be writing about the features that interest them the most, and how those featur...

October 25th 2007 at 5:00pm 0 Comments