Apple announces new OS to launch tomorrow at $19.99.
Apple says that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will hit the Mac App Store tomorrow morning. This news comes after Apple’s third-fiscal-quarter earnings call.
The new Mac Operating System will be $19.99, that’s the cheapest upgrade yet, for Mac users. You can see our full list of Mountain Lion features here. This update include Twitter interrogation, and more of the iOS-ification of the Mac. One of the major new features is Gatekeeper for security.
Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion running on a Macbook Air (Image via The Verge)
Apple has released Mac OS X Mountain Lion in Developer Preview… What’s new about it?
Apple has announced today Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion’s Developer Preview on February 16th, out of the blue. Only seven months after Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was released. In this article I have listed the major new features in this beautiful new Operating System.
(Image via The Verge)
Twitter IntegrationMountain Lion is highly integrated with Twitter. It reminds me a lot of the iOS app for twitter. (see screenshot on right)
iCloudMountain Lion is also easily integrated with iCloud. When you set up your Mac with Mountain Lion it will automatically set up your pre-existing contacts, calendars, bookmarks etc. iCloud apps like Reminders, Notes, and Calendar are all a big part of Mac OS X 10.8 as well.
AirPlayAirPlay allows users to wirelessly stream content from their laptop or iOS device to their TV, and it is fully compatible with Mountain Lion.
Notification CentreNotifications looks the same as on iOS, except it does not take up the whole screen, only the right side because of more Screen Real Estate available.
CalendarUnlike some of the other imported iOS goods, Calendar has been almost completely redesigned for Mountain Lion. It can be seen in the slide show below.
NotesIt looks almost exactly like the iPad version of Notes. Notes on the Mac adds images. It syncs with iCloud and Gmail.
GatekeeperThis allows only signed apps or Mac App Store apps to be downloaded, this will be the default, out of the box for Mountain Lion, however you can still download un-signed apps by turning the feature off in the permissions.
Safari One thing I disliked about Safari is that you cannot search in the address bar, now you can in Mountain Lion’s update.
In conclusion, as you may realize Mac OS X 10.8 is stealing a lot from iOS. I really like it, and it really seems to be a must-have update for Mac users. What do you think of Mountain Lion?
UPDATE: Apple’s new Messages App for Mac OS X is now available for download.