Apple announced the latest version of OS X for Mac, Mountain Lion, sometime ago, but today at WWDC, the company went into more detail about the update, with a big focus on the new ways it ties into iCloud. Read on to find out what they are.
A clutch of new MacBook Air models had been long predicted for WWDC 2012 – and Tim Cook and co. didn’t disappoint. They’ve just been outed on stage in San Francisco, and we’ve got all the details on them right here.
Yesterday Apple announced the launch of OS X Mountain Lion, the next iteration of the ever-evolving Mac operating system. It’s got a gaggle of new features, but by far the most intriguing is the ability to do AirPlay Mirroring between a Mac and Apple TV. Has this small tweak just brought Apple’s ‘hobby’ of a set-top box into the big leagues? Read more
In a surprise move, Apple has announced the next major version of its OS X operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s only been seven months since the Cupertino company started bringing iPhone skills “back to the Mac” with OS X 10.7 Lion, but it’s stepping up a gear with this follow up. There are iPhone features galore inside – and at long last, Apple is killing off iChat.
If you haven’t been able to install Mac OS X Lion from the Mac App Store, Apple has now added the Mac OS X Lion USB thumb drive to its online store.
You’ll pay a penalty for not having high speed broaband or a bricks and mortar Apple Store to grab the download at though. The Mac OS X Lion USB thumb drive costs £55, a cool £34 more than the software will set you back in the Mac App Store.
Check out our comprehensive Mac OS X Lion review to find out what you’ve been missing.
Out now | £55 | Apple
The latest in Dell’s UltraSharp displays, the 24-inch U2412M, is now alive and kicking on the company’s website in the US and Japan. The U2412M joins the U2410 as Dell’s affordable 24-inch UltraSharp flagship and features the same 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, IPS panel, and anti glare with hard coat 3H.
The dynamic contrast ratio has been bumped from 80,000:1 to 2,000,000:1, but the brightness is down from 400 cd/m2 to 300 cd/m2 and the response time is 8ms instead of 6ms. We’d say those are minor concessions considering the generous 33 percent price cut.
The last time Apple launched a new version of Mac OS X into the world, we were living in a time before the iPad and it was somewhat humble about its efforts advertising Snow Leopard as “the world’s most advanced operating system. Finely tuned”.
This time, it’s very different. Mac OS X Lion is stuffed full of user-facing features, and promoted by Apple as “the power of Mac OS X. The magic of the iPad” and across the operating system features from the tablet have taken root. For unabashed iPad fans that’s likely to be a cause for celebration but for long time OS X users, there could be a steep learning curve. Does the iOS world with its grids of icons and rampant use of gestures work well now it’s migrated back to the Mac? Let’s find out…
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