Last July Apple set free OS X Lion of its cage. Now the tech giant is set to let another Lion out. They are calling it “Mountain Lion”. Details and expert reviews indicate that this OS is the combined breed of iPad and Mac DNAs.
It’s a noticeable fact that Apple is presenting Mac in an iPad vibe. Apple presented a sneak peek of the new and improved OS to a few selected press members and developers at its headquarters located at Cupertino, in California. They say that it’s an intersection between the Mac OS and iOS. As always it is expected to win the Apple user’s hearts. “Mountain Lion” is designed to be quicker and more accessible to meet the user’s needs.
The new OS has come with a few changes and at the same time introducing new features like Gatekeeper, iMessage, Game Center.
“Notification Center” now includes pop-up windows and a well organized list of all things that need your attention. iCloud is now easier and much more efficient. Sign in and iCloud is set up around your Mac.
iChat is replaced with “Messages” and it’s awesome. It includes all iChat features and more. Now unlimited chat, messages, along with sharing documents, photos, videos is more fun than ever with all your Apple devices, thanks to iCloud.
A good number of Tweet-friendly apps will take your Tweeting experience to a whole new level. It’s a win for both Twitter and Apple.
“Notes” is a cool new feature. It is newsworthy with photos and attachments. Mac is in the game. With “Game Center” it’s ready to face iPad and iPhone. “AirPlay Mirroring” literally turns your HDTV into a computer.
Now your Mac is safer than ever all thanks to a new feature named “Gatekeeper”. This feature gives you more control over your Mac.
Based on the similarities between the new Mac OS and iOS devices, it is safe to say that “Mountain Lion” is a step to bring these two products closer. This move has raised a common question about whether in the future both products will be run by the same operating system. But that’s not an issue for now, according to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Holding his iPhone in front of the camera, he said that people love all the new apps and features, so why not add these to Mac also.
“Mountain Lion” will hit the market this summer.