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Apple updates high quality OS X speech with Voice Update 2.0

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:40:00 -0400

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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.



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

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:35:00 -0400

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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.



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

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 15:53:00 -0400

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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.



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

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:52:00 -0400

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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.



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

Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:14:00 -0400

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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.



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

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:52:00 -0400

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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.



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

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:32:00 -0400

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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."



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

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:25:00 -0400

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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.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: AirPlay Mirroring

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:19:00 -0400

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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.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GM: Dictation & speech

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:33:00 -0400

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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.



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

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:29:00 -0400

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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.



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

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:40:00 -0400

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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.



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

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:17:00 -0400

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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.



Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:06:00 -0400

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



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

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 18:00:00 -0500

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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.



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

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:10:00 -0500

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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.



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

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:30:00 -0500

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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.



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

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:15:00 -0500

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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.



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

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:01:00 -0500

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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.



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

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:30:00 -0500

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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.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Share Sheets put AirDrop, Twitter, Vimeo sharing everywhere

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:55:00 -0500

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Share Sheet icons throughout OS X Mountain Lion make it easy to share documents via AirDrop, Twitter, Mail, Messages, Flickr or Vimeo, and perform other context sensitive shortcut actions, such as setting an account picture



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Screen Sharing adds drag and drop file transfers

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:30:00 -0500

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Remote Screen Sharing is enhanced in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, adding support for drag and drop file transfers between the viewer and the remote desktop and enhancing support for virtual displays.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Dashboard gets iOS-style widget organization

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:58:00 -0500

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Dashboard gets a Launchpad-style widget organization feature in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a standardized user interface that will be more familiar to iOS users.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Apple overhauls software updates, App Store

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:52:00 -0500

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System updates are now sensibly converged with a refreshed App Store in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, centralizing software updates and adding automatic app installs for all your iCloud-registered Macs.



Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Enhanced Printing & Scanning

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:21:00 -0500

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Printing and scanning will be enhanced in this summer's release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner user interface with simplified menu bar buttons.