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Topic: Inside Mountain Lion

Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

07/27/2012, 11:07 am

Tom and Jill are going uphill, version 2.0 that is. The high quality voices, first introduced in OS X Lion as optional downloads, now have updates available through Software Update.

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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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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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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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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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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Reminders app adds geofence location alerts

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

The new Reminders app in OS X Mountain Lion, borrowed from iOS 5, will also bring "geofence," location-based reminders to the desktop using opt-in location tracking.

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Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2

03/16/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple has released to developers its second developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion, one month after making the initial build available.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 offers to set up local Internet accounts

03/05/2012, 06:03 pm

When users log into web accounts (such as Google) in Safari and opt to save their account login, the browser will now offer to also configure local native apps, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Messages and Notes, in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, leveraging the same easy account setup pioneered by iOS.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 adds privacy settings, website alerts

03/01/2012, 12:03 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a new website passwords browser, new privacy settings, and a new feature that allows websites to send alerts to the Notifications Center.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 gets a simplified user interface with new sharing features

02/29/2012, 08:02 pm

Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner, smarter user interface with a unified search and location field and new sharing features.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is improving file renaming

02/28/2012, 11:02 am

Along with integrated support for iCloud, this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion rethinks the document title bar to enable changing file names, and also (finally!) adds file name editing to open and save dialogs.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple is enhancing the file system with iCloud

02/27/2012, 07:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to deeply integrate iCloud into apps and simplify and improve file management in general in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion.

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Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: a Preview of how Apple plans to revamp the toolbar

02/24/2012, 02:02 pm

Preview, Apple's simple, utilitarian image and PDF viewer, offers insight into how the company plans to change the standard toolbar in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, organizing actions more efficiently and adding a context sensitive, iWork-style Format Bar.

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