Mountain Lion to Soon Roam Shelves

Apple has announced the newest version of their popular and powerful OS X software: Mountain Lion. Apple considers this new software to be inspired by the iPad, and claims it will make the Mac smarter, easier, and more fun than ever before. The new operating system is expected this summer. A brief description of some of the most notable new features are listed below.

iCloud: A program to keep mail, calendars, contacts, documents, and more up to date on any Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch connected via the same Apple ID. This means that when one adds, edits, or deletes an event or entry, the same change is automatically streamed to each connected device.

Messages: iMessage allows one to send unlimited messages to anybody on a Mac or mobile Apple device, including iPhones, iPods, and iPads. iMessage will even display when somebody has read the message or is typing a response.

Reminders: A simple list-making program that allows a user to set reminders as due dates approach check items off as they are completed. This list is also synced to mobile devices with iCloud.

Notification Center: A simple notification banner that appears on the desktop and keeps the user updated with calendar events, reminders, emails, missed messages, software updates, and more.

Share Sheets: Share content one one screen to others via Mail and Messages, photos of Flickr, tweets on Twitter, and videos on Vimeo.

Twitter: Log into Twitter once and many OS X apps are automatically ready to post Tweets without opening anything else.

AirPlay Mirroring: Stream what is on a Mac to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. Share web pages, videos, and presentations from the couch.




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