Thursday, February 16, 2012

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to Be Released This Summer!

Today, Apple website has an update on Mac OS X page for the developer preview of 10.8 Mountain Lion just 7 month after the launch of OS X Lion. You will find an interesting line on the page that read: Inspired by iPad. Re-imagined for Mac. 

From Apple:
Mountain Lion presents notifications in an elegant new way, and Notification Center provides easy access to alerts from Mail, Calendar, Messages, Reminders, system updates and third party apps. System-wide Share Sheets make it easy to share links, photos and videos directly from Apple and third party apps. Twitter is integrated throughout Mountain Lion so you can sign on once and tweet directly from Safari®, Quick Look, Photo Booth®, Preview and third party apps. Mountain Lion also introduces AirPlay Mirroring, an easy way to wirelessly send a secure 720p video stream of what's on your Mac to an HDTV using Apple TV®.
There are total of more than 100 new features with top 10 new features. Details after the break!

OS X Mountain Lion


         There would be the cloud-power back up for your Mac with better integration. All your emails, notes, reminders, calendar, contacts and documents. It pushes all you data and activities from your Mac to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.



         In Mountain Lion, Apple has integrated the messages app to the Mac. You can send messages to all of your friends that have iMessage on their devices and the conversations will be pushes from iDevices to your Mac with iCloud.

The beta version of messages app for Mac is now available for download on Apple website!

Reminders and Notes

       The new and most used iOS 5 apps are coming to OS X Mountain Lion. The apps are both sync with iCloud so your items will show up on your other devices.

Notifications Center
        Now the famous notifications center of iOS 5 is on the Mac! It works just like it does on iOS and it can be brought up with a simple swipe to the left.

Share Sheets
      You will find the Share button on many OS X Mountain Lion apps. You can send links from Safari or send your notes via Mail and Messages.


Twitter Integration

          On iOS 5, there was a new twitter integration that you can tweet directly from the app. Now it's coming to OS X. You can send tweets right from your desktop and other apps including Safari. It is the same UI as in iOS. You will also get Twitter notifications from the new Notifications Center on your Mac.

Tweet Sheet

The are three more less major features include:
  • Gatekeeper: a security app (Apple is careful not to call it an anti-virus) which maximizes your Mac’s security by giving you controls over which apps are installed only from Mac App Store or recognized developers (or both!)
  • AirPlay Mirroring: Just like the iPad, you can mirror everything on your Mac to an HDTV connected to an Apple TV.
  • Game Center: Sign in with an Apple ID and start playing against friends on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Find new games, enjoy multiplayer gaming and more!

Apple will be releasing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion sometime this summer at an expected price of $29.99 via the Mac App Store.

You can watch the preview video here:

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