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Mountain Lion Ships In July For $19.99 With Many New Features [Updates]


Several new features for Apple’s next version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, were revealed today during the keynote of Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, in addition to the features which were previously announced. Apple will release Mountain Lion this July, for $19.99.

Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of OS X, will include iOS-like Notifications, Twitter integration, Safari Web Browser Tap Syncing–iCloud integration, systemwide voice dictation, more social network sharing via Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, Safari upgrades, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center, as well as 200+ other smaller features.

Apple integrated iCloud features in OS X Lion, in line with the last iOS 5 upgrade. Additional iCloud features will be added to Mountain Lion including, most notably, the ability to sync documents between Mac and mobile iOS devices. This means, for example, all the documents you create in TextEdit or Pages can be automatically saved to your iCloud account and shared between devices. The iCloud sync will also include Reminders, Notes, and Messages.

The new OS will include system-wide voice-to-text dictation, similar to Dragon Dictate and Siri on the iPhone 4S. For example, instead of typing emails you could dictate them. Apple says this feature will be available for all text applications.

The Apple conference keynote featured other announcements including Power Nap, in which Mac mail, calendar appointments, notes, and the like will get updated even while your Mac is asleep. In addition, Mountain Lion will be able to stream video, audio, and web pages from your Mac to your HDTV, using Air Play.

Source: Macworld

Mountain Lion Ships In July For $19.99 With Many New Features [Updates]
Bakari Chavanu
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:00:49 GMT


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