Mountain Lion strolled onto the scene earlier this year, with a lot of interest but no showy unveiling. Apple gave the world a better glimpse at its newest big cat at the World Wide Developers Conference, reserving a good chunk of the June 10 keynote for more details about the next iteration of OS X, which dropped in July in the Mac App Store for just $19.99, the lowest price yet for an OS X upgrade.
With Mountain Lion, Apple has brought a bunch of useful iOS features over to the Mac, including AirPlay mirroring, Messages, Reminders, Twitter, and iCloud support throughout the OS. Join our Mac safari to see 80 Mountain Lion features that you may have missed since you clicked Install in the Mac App Store. Some will make you more productive, while others are just fun and make your life a bit easier. Not everyone will fall in love with all 80 of these features, but together they’ll give you a lot to sink your teeth into.
Notification Center in iOS has changed the way we view, read, and reply to messages, calendar appointments, and push notifications from social networking services like Twitter and Facebook. In Mountain Lion, this feature does this and more, allowing you to tweet conveniently from your Mac. Continue reading as we take you on a walkthrough of all the features in Notification Center.
Long before iOS 5 introduced Notification Center, The Growl Project was doing something similar on the computer. Now that Notification Center is making the leap to the desktop with OS X Mountain Lion, the creators of Growl are speaking out on their plans for the future.
Roar! OS X Lion, we hardly knew you. Apple has announced a new version of Mac OS X that will debut this summer, just a year after Lion. It’s called Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and it continues the theme of bringing iOS features “back to the Mac” in a very big way.
After installing iOS 5, you’ll notice that the entire push notification system has changed. Instead of only displaying one notification at a time, you are able to get multiple, unobtrusive notifications. We’ll walk you through the Notification Center and get you working with the new push notifications in no time.
If you own an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, this is no ordinary Wednesday. That’s because the overlords in Cupertino have blessed us with the release of iOS 5, the latest and greatest version of their mobile operating system which comes with more than 200 new features you’re sure to love.
The WWDC 2011 keynote is now just a memory -- but it may be a particular painful one for many third-party developers who are watching as Apple incorporates some of their functionality into the forthcoming iOS 5.