OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

Users of Apple's newest operating system OS X Mountain Lion are finding a brand new software update ready for them this week containing upgrades for both iMessage and Migration Assistant as well as bug fixes galore. This update will bring users up to version 10.8.1 and is a completely free download. If you'd like to grab this download, head to the Apple symbol in the upper left-hand corner of your screen, click, and find the "Software Update" menu option.

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Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple Power Nap hits 2011/2012 MacBook Air; Retina MBP “coming soon”

Apple has released updates for the MacBook Air preparing the ultraportable for the new Power Nap feature of Mountain Lion, with the promise of a MacBook Pro Retina update in the pipeline. The System Management Controller (SMC) updates tweak the mid-2011 and 2012 MacBook Airs to support the new functionality, which allows them to silently power on while not in use and update software, check for new mail, synchronize media and make Time Machine backups, among other things.

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Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

Mountain Lion renews Apple’s vertical integration commitment

This week it's the Apple product users working with a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone that will profit most from the desktop operating system upgrade OS X Mountain Lion. A large cross-section of features included in the operating system made exclusively for Mac computers makes this the most well-integrated system that Apple's ever made, connecting the desktop environment with the mobile in several ways that'll have users of non-Apple hardware wishing they'd thought twice about picking up their Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry. With this move Apple has once again stuck the question in people's minds: should I buy an iPad and/or an iPhone? What am I waiting for?

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OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date program seeing early evolution pains

OS X Mountain Lion up-to-date program seeing early evolution pains

This morning is the first in which users with Mac computers are able to download Apple's OS X Mountain Lion operating system - and right off the bat there have been a couple of minor incidents you should be aware of. Apple's up-to-date program allows anyone who purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012, to receive a free upgrade to the newest operating system. Early problems have included redemption codes not functioning correctly and users in general not understanding the connection between the redemption codes and the free nature of the upgrade.

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SlashGear 101: What’s new in OS X Mountain Lion?

SlashGear 101: What’s new in OS X Mountain Lion?

Those of you considering upgrading your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion from an earlier version of the system like OS X Lion should be asking: what's new? That's why SlashGear has the simple guide you're about to look over, complete with a collection of the most important set of changes and updates that play a big part in Mountain Lion's "200 new features" touted by Apple. This system is the next big step towards perfect integration between your Mac, your iPhone, and your iPad - that's the first thing to keep in mind.

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You might not have to pay for Mountain Lion

You might not have to pay for Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is up for grabs in the Mac App Store, and already receiving glowing reviews - ours included - but hold on one moment before you hit the "Buy" button: you might be able to get it free. Apple's new OS X version is a $19.99 upgrade, though you can use that single purchase on all the Macs you have registered to the same Apple ID, but if you've bought a new Mac recently you could save yourself twenty bucks. Read on for the details.

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OS X Mountain Lion also brings on iTunes Game Center

OS X Mountain Lion also brings on iTunes Game Center

For those of you looking to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion today, you'll be glad to know that not only do you have a vast collection of updates to your Mac, you've got an app store based update as well: Game Center. Though you'll be able to connect to your friends and associates with the in-game version of Game Center in more of a social networking way, you've also got an app store section now titled Game Center as well. This is Apple's first real push for a gaming machine in the Mac.

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Safari 6 now available for download

Safari 6 now available for download

Along with Mountain Lion, Apple has begun to roll out updates for several of its core Mac OS X apps, including Safari 6. The updated browser will be available for Lion as well as Mountain Lion, and features several new features over its predecessor, including Smart Search Field, Offline Reading List, Do Not Track, a password pane, and support for Baidu, a Chinese search engine. Some features, however, will only be available on Mountain Lion.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is here, but can it maul Windows 8? The much-anticipated update promises more iOS-style streamlined simplicity for your MacBook or iMac, further strengthening the ties between mobile and desktop with a healthy serving of iCloud and a fair few features borrowed from the iPad and iPhone. We've been using the final version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 to see whether it's really the cat's meow. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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