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Topic: Mac OS X

Review roundup: Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is a bargain at $20

07/25/2012, 09:07 am

With the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Wednesday, review embargoes were lifted, and tech pundits heaped praise on the value offered by Apple in its $19.99 operating system upgrade.

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Apple launches OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Mac App Store for $19.99

07/25/2012, 08:07 am

With more than 200 new features, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launched on the Mac App Store on Wednesday as a $19.99 upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.

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Apple to release Mountain Lion Wednesday on Mac App Store

07/24/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple announced on Tuesday that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its next-generation Mac operating system, will hit the Mac App Store on Wednesday, July 25.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Mail 6.0 & Notes

07/23/2012, 01:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has split Notes off from Mail as its own app, mirroring iOS. Additionally, Mail gets new VIP contact, notification and search features, while the all new Notes app for OS X provides a new option for drafting ideas that are kept up to date across all your devices via iCloud.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Calendar & Reminders offer smart search, location-based alerts

07/22/2012, 03:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced iCal with two separate Calendar and Reminders apps, harmonizing with iOS and improving the overall interface while making Reminders not just calendar event with alarms, but also location-based notifications.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Contacts to get new groups, sharing, linking and Facebook support

07/22/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has replaced Address Book with Contacts, bringing the simpler OS naming convention to OS X and adding a variety of new improvements, including easy sharing, card linking between different accounts and (later this year) Facebook integration.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Go Full Screen on any display

07/21/2012, 02:07 pm

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has taken an incremental step toward making OS X's new iPad-like Full Screen mode more useful: you can now pick which connected display you want to use.

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In-app purchasing exploit discovered for OS X apps

07/20/2012, 06:07 pm

Coming on the heels of Apple's attempts to plug an iOS in-app purchasing exploit, the latest being a developer support document released on Friday, a similar workaround has reportedly been found for desktop programs running on OS X.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: using iCloud as the smart, automated way to store documents

07/20/2012, 07:07 am

In OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud begins to take shape as the smart, automated way to store documents on a per-app, device independent basis, incrementally displacing the local file system that non-technical users have long struggled to comprehend and replacing it with a cloud-based service that connects and synchronizes desktop and mobile devices via the Internet.

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Extended Apple employee hours point to rumored July 25 Mountain Lion release

07/19/2012, 05:07 pm

Prep work for the rollout of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will reportedly culminate next week when Apple employees will be be tapped for overtime beginning July 25.

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Apple fixes CPU power use, USB issues for 2012 MacBooks

07/18/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday rolled out a software update to address CPU power use and USB issues that plagued owners of the newly-released MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: new iOS-style Accessibility

07/18/2012, 07:07 am

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple is radically improving the layout of Universal Access features for users who are sight, hearing or motor impaired, and changing the name of its portfolio of features to match iOS: "Accessibility."

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Game Center and Chess 3.0

07/17/2012, 07:07 am

Apple is expanding Game Center from an iOS play into the Mac arena with OS X Mountain Lion, enabling developers to add friend requests, recommendations and challenges as well as unlockable achievements and top score listings.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: AirPlay Mirroring

07/14/2012, 12:07 pm

AirPlay, Apple's wireless audio and video distribution system, gets an update in OS X Mountain Lion, offering modern Macs with compatible hardware the ability to wirelessly mirror the screen to an Apple TV-attached HDTV display.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Dictation & speech

07/13/2012, 07:07 am

In Mountain Lion, Macs are getting system-wide speech recognition, the same "Dictation" feature Apple gave the new iPad at the beginning of the year. While it works well, it does require a network connection.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Safari 6 adds iPad-style iCloud-shared tabs

07/12/2012, 07:07 am

Safari turns 6 in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a new view of open tabs similar to iPad and a new iCloud tab-sharing feature, along with an offline Reading List, new website passwords browser, new privacy settings, and a feature that allows websites to send alerts to the new Notification Center.

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Mountain Lion update page confirms incompatibility with older Macs

07/11/2012, 10:07 pm

As first hinted in February, Apple's upcoming OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system update will not include support for certain models of Macs with older Intel chipsets with integrated graphics.

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New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Notification Center gets more social, configurable

07/11/2012, 07:07 am

The new Notification Center service of OS X Mountain Lion, a feature borrowed from iOS, goes beyond its mobile sibling to offer a direct way to send tweets from the desktop. It does not however have iOS 5's live ticker updates for widgets such as Weather and Stocks, something OS X presents in Dashboard instead.

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Apple calls for developers to submit OS X Mountain Lion apps

07/09/2012, 10:07 pm

Shortly after seeding the Golden Master release of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has sent an email calling for developers to begin submitting apps for the upcoming desktop operating system update.

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