Apple has historically been quick on the draw with the initial fixes for each new major operating system release, and it appears OS X Mountain Lion will be no exception now that developers are already working with a beta of OS X 10.8.1.
Sure, Adobe Photoshop is and may always be the king of the image editing jungle, but for those of us who simply can't afford it or prefer to support smaller developers, Pixelmator is about as good as it gets -- and with an update on Thursday, that's even better than before.
What a topsy-turvy world we live in! Valve's Steam is expanding beyond games next month, while Verizon js hoarding some not-so top-secret data plans for its new Share Everything program. Don't know what we're talking about? Then you clearly haven't read today's news recap, which includes all the details on this and much more. Here's the latest for Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
Encrypting your external drives can help protect your data from peering eyes. No matter what type of external drive you have -- whether it's a thumb drive or a USB-connected platter-based one -- you can encrypt it and seal its contents right from within the Finder.
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.
Apple took a stance against unsigned applications from third-parties by enabling Gatekeepter in Mountain Lion, which only allows users to download apps via the Mac App Store or verified developers. Fortunately, there's a setting tweak that'll let you change this. Continue reading to learn how you can tweak Gatekeeper.
With Mountain Lion, you can now dictate your text. While this isn't exactly Siri functionality we're talking about, Dictation is a step in the right direction for Mac users who don’t have the mobility or typing skills required to compose long emails or documents. The best part is that the new Dictation feature require third-party software manufacturers to make the function available. It works seamlessly with almost every application, including Microsoft Word.
Should you be on the fence about installing OS X Mountain Lion over worry that your Boot Camp installation might be affected, we took the plunge into the great known for you -- and have lived to tell the tale.